When it comes down to planning Christmas dinner, the Christmas main and entree has to be a showstopper. Whether you are sticking to traditional recipes like a holiday glazed baked ham or whole roast turkey, or opting for something smaller and new, like a tender herb-crusted rack of lamb or juicy slow cooker turkey breast, I have you covered. Today, I am sharing my 25 most popular and favourite best Christmas mains and entrees.
Easy holiday glazed baked ham is juicy, succulent and flavourful, coated in a brown sugar honey glaze with and baked until caramelized and golden brown.
This delicious garlic and herb-crusted rack of lamb is tender, juicy, and flavourful. It is surprisingly quick and easy to make at home in about 30 minutes.
The best and juiciest roast turkey cooks faster that traditional methods and requires no brining. It's so tender and juicy every time.
Easy Dutch oven whole roast chicken with the crispiest golden skin is juicy, tender and succulent and packed with flavour. Just takes 15 minutes to prep.
Easy one pan honey glazed roast pork is moist, tender, and juicy, coated with an irresistible honey glaze and packed with potatoes, green beans and apples.
Ground beef meat pie with a flaky puff pastry double crust pie is filled with ground beef cooked with vegetables and seasonings. The ultimate comfort food and a classic French Canadian dish on Christmas eve.
Easy juicy roasted turkey breast is the perfect holiday dinner, minus the headache…tender meat, crispy skin, and a layer of roasted onions.
Asian five-spice roast turkey is tender and juicy, marinated with a delicious flavourful Asian rub and has a crispy brown skin. The perfect holiday dinner.
Juicy, tender, and delicious 18-minute air fryer lamb chops is marinated in a dijon sauce and will change the way you cook lamb forever.
Quick and easy roasted spatchcock chicken (butterflied chicken) seasoned with garlic and thyme is juicy, tender, delicious and flavourful with minimal prep.
Quick and easy, glazed honey balsamic pork chops are tender and juicy, seared in thyme and coated with a honey balsamic sauce. Make it in under 30 minutes.
Give your chicken breasts an upgrade by stuffing them to make fancy, juicy chicken roulade with spinach and mushrooms topped with a creamy alfredo sauce.
Easy Greek lemon garlic whole roast chicken is tender, juicy and succulent with the crispiest skin. Prep this flavourful one pan meal in just 15 minutes.
Soft, tender and juicy slow cooker turkey breast with the crispiest skin and fresh fall herbs is the easiest way to cook a turkey this holiday season.
Easy roast lamb with vegetables is tender, juicy, and succulent and packed incredible flavour. This fancy holiday dinner is easy to prep in just 15 minutes.
If you’re scrambling to figure out dinner with less than 30 minutes on hand, this sweet and tangy roasted balsamic chicken with cranberries will save the day.
One of my favourite chicken recipes is quick, easy, one pan apple cider chicken with butternut squash, apples, and thyme, cooked in an apple cider sauce. Serve this fall meal in just 40 minutes.
Soy glazed braised turkey breast with Asian five-spice is moist, tender, succulent and the juiciest turkey ever with browned and crispy skin. So flavourful.
Ready in under 30 minutes, juicy and tender garlic rosemary rack of lamb is an exquisite dish bursting with incredible flavours in each and every bite.
Slow cooker whole chicken is soft and tender and literally falls off the bone. It is the easiest way to cook a rotisserie chicken with a few minutes prep.
Tender, succulent and flavourful, easy roasted turkey legs with crispy skin and vegetables is a complete wholesome turkey dinner and family favourite.
Easy Mediterranean slow cooker leg of lamb with vegetables is succulent, tender, juicy, and flavourful, seasoned with fresh herbs. Prep the crockpot in just 15 minutes.
Prep and Storing Tips
- How to make ahead: I would recommend making these main dishes fresh on the day that you are serving them. However, you can prep your ingredients as much as possible so that you have one less thing to worry about. Whether that is chopping vegetables, marinating meat, or preparing glaze. You can store all your prepared ingredients in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
- How to store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 or 4 days in the refrigerator. Check the individual recipes for full storing instructions.
- How to reheat: To reheat, place leftovers in the air fryer or in the oven at 300F for 10-20 minutes until warmed through.
More Christmas Recipes
Once you have figured out the main dish that you will be serving on your Christmas dinner menu, start planning the sides and dessert. Browse through my most popular holiday recipes:
- 50 Best Christmas Side Dishes
- 30 Best Christmas Dessert Recipes
- 30 Best Christmas Cookies
- 50 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Did You Make Any of These Christmas Mains and Entrees?
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