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.

The 25 best Christmas mains and entrees for a festive holiday dinner including classic baked ham, roast turkey, whole chicken, rack of lamb, and more. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Holiday Glazed Baked Ham

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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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Best and Juiciest Roast Turkey

The best and juiciest roast turkey cooks faster that traditional methods and requires no brining. It’s so tender and juicy every time.

Make Thanksgiving easier with the best and juiciest roast turkey ever! It cooks faster and requires NO brining! | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Dutch Oven Whole Roast Chicken

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 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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Honey Glazed Roast Pork with Vegetables

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Ground Beef Meat Pie

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Easy Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast

Easy juicy roasted turkey breast is the perfect holiday dinner, minus the headache…tender meat, crispy skin, and a layer of roasted onions.

Easy juicy roasted turkey breast is the PERFECT holiday dinner, minus the coral-beachresortsharjah.comer meat, crispy skin, and a layer of roasted onions. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Asian Five-Spice Roast Turkey

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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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Air Fryer Lamb Chops with Dijon Garlic Marinade

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.

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! | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Roasted Spatchcock Chicken (Butterflied Chicken)

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 roasted spatchcock chicken (butterflied chicken) seasoned with garlic and thyme is juicy, tender, delicious and flavourful with minimal prep. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Glazed Honey Balsamic Pork Chops

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Creamy Chicken Roulade with Spinach and Mushrooms

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Greek Lemon Garlic Whole Roast Chicken

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Easy Roast Lamb with Vegetables

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Cranberries

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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.

Roasted balsamic chicken with cranberries is a quick and easy 30-minute weeknight dinner made with tender chicken thighs in a sweet and tangy marinade. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Apple Cider Chicken with Butternut Squash

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Soy Glazed Braised Turkey Breast with Five-Spice

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Garlic Rosemary Rack of Lamb

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Roasted Turkey Legs with Vegetables

Tender, succulent and flavourful, easy roasted turkey legs with crispy skin and vegetables is a complete wholesome turkey dinner and family favourite.

Tender, succulent and flavourful, easy roasted turkey legs with crispy skin and vegetables is a complete wholesome turkey dinner and family favourite. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb with Vegetables

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.

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. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

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.
The 25 best Christmas mains and entrees for a festive holiday dinner including classic baked ham, roast turkey, whole chicken, rack of lamb, and more. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

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
The 25 best Christmas mains and entrees for a festive holiday dinner including classic baked ham, roast turkey, whole chicken, rack of lamb, and more. | coral-beachresortsharjah.com

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