Best Christmas Side Dishes


Looking for the best Christmas side dish ideas, we have you covered. Perfect roast potatoes, Yorkshire Puddings, Honey Glazed parsnips, Herb Stuffing, and Bacon Wrapped Green Beans.


Christmas side dish recipes

Having a selection of traditional Christmas side dishes for your guests to choose from is a must. We’ve created a 20+ list of Christmas dish ideas for you to choose from. We have everything a Christmas dinner could ever need, from herby homemade stuffing to macaroni and cheese and everything in between. This list of elegant Christmas side dishes will take your Christmas vegetables to a whole new level of deliciousness and wow your family and friends at the same time.

Christmas Dinner with roast turkey being sliced

Christmas dinner only happens once a year, so making it special and stand out from any other roast dinner is a must. This is a foolproof Christmas recipe side dish list that is simple to make, looks amazing, and tastes absolutely divine. We’ve even added a few Christmas side dishes that travel well if you’re planning on visiting family for dinner.

20+ Christmas Side Dishes

1. Hasselback Miso Roasted Vegetables

We’ve all heard of Hasselback potatoes, but have you ever tried roasted Hasselback vegetables? This is a fantastic way to use root vegetables this Christmas. This recipe looks amazing yet is so simple to make.

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2. Ginger & Orange-Glazed Baby Carrots

Take your baby carrots to the next level with this delicious and festive vegetable side dish recipe covered in a sticky, zesty sauce.

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3. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

This cheesy scalloped potato recipe is always a great crowd-pleaser. The potatoes are cheesy and creamy, yet have a little crunch, and the caramelized onions bring so much flavor making this the ultimate Christmas dinner side dish.

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4. Yorkshire Puddings

No traditional Christmas dinner is complete without the classic Yorkshire puddings. They are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Yorkshire puddings are classed as one of the old fashioned Christmas side dishes, but they are really simple to make, and there are never any leftovers.

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5. Roasted Sweet Potato & Beetroot Salad

If you want to add a little color to your Christmas dinner table, why not make this delicious and healthy roasted sweet potato beetroot salad? The flavor from the crumbed feta and chopped pecans give this dish an extra wow factor. It’s a side dish that everyone will love.

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6. Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is a simple dish that’s always a crowd favorite. This recipe is extra creamy with lots of extra cheesy sauce to top it off.

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7. Sauteed Balsamic Mushrooms

Looking for an easy-to-make side dish that is also vegan and keto friendly? This is the recipe for you. Sautéed Balsamic Mushrooms are simple to make, healthy, and very delicious.

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8. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are in peak season from September to mid-February, making this a fantastic Christmas dinner side dish. Roasted sprouts with the addition of garlic and Parmesan will bring so much flavor to the table.

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9. Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Forget the classic mashed potato this year and try this brown butter mashed sweet potato recipe instead. Brown butter adds an amazingly delicious nutty flavor to this colorful Christmas side dish.

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10. Kale & Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

Creamy cauliflower cheese doesn’t get much better than this. The addition of crispy kale complements the creamy blend of cheesy sauce perfectly. Creamy cauliflower is a side dish that’s great any night of the week but perfect for the holidays!

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11. Crispy Sliced Lemon-Roasted Potatoes

Crispy Sliced Lemon-Roasted Potatoes taste as good as they sound. The combination of the crispy, crunchy texture along with a hit of zestiness from the lemon is heavenly. It’s a side dish that will transform Christmas dinner into something amazing.

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12. Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries

This is such a beautiful-looking side dish to have at the Christmas dinner table. The roasted butternut squash with Brussels sprouts goes so well together. When topped with delicious pecans and cranberries, turns this vegetable side dish into something wonderful.

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13. Honey Roasted Beetroot

When it comes to cooking vegetables, honey roasted is the way to go. This is such a simple recipe, yet looks so colorful, and tastes delightful. Honey-roasted beetroot would make the perfect side dish for any Christmas dinner.

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14. Honey Roasted Parsnips

While we are on the subject of honey-roasted vegetables, you have to try these honey-roasted parsnips too. This is one of my favorite ways to cook parsnips during the festive season and they are always a big hit at the dinner table.

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15. Roasted Green Beans with Squash and Tomatoes

I love a healthy veggie sheet pan recipe that’s delicious and easy to make. Making Christmas dinner can be tough if you’re serving a small crowd, but these roasted Green beans, squash, and tomatoes take the fuss out of cooking and look fabulous at the dining table.

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16. Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

We’ve heard of bacon-wrapped sausages, but have you had bacon-wrapped green beans? Well, if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? The sweet, caramelized flavor of the glazed bacon wrapped around the green beans is pure genius. It’s flavor heaven.

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17. Best Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish served at any Christmas dinner. This recipe serves up to 8 people and makes the best mashed potatoes every time. The recipe is a real crowd-pleaser and is always the first to disappear from the table.

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18. Perfect Sautéed Broccoli

Take your broccoli up a notch or two with this perfect Sautéed Broccoli recipe. This recipe takes just 15 minutes to make, so is the perfect addition to Christmas dinner, as it can be made while the meat is resting or being carved.

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19. Minted Peas

Minted peas are my all-time favorite vegetable side dish! This recipe for minted peas is super easy and is ready in less than 10 minutes. It’s a must-have side dish at this year’s Christmas dinner. Your taste buds will thank you for it, plus it tastes absolutely delicious with roast lamb, ham, or even turkey.

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20. Parmentier potatoes

If you want to try a different potato side dish for your Christmas dinner, then you have to make these Parmentier potatoes. They are crisp on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, and the seasoning of the herbs and garlic makes this recipe stand out from all the other potato recipes.

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21. Tear & Share Christmas Tree

What better way to soak up the gravy left from your Christmas dinner than with a delicious tear-and-share bread roll Christmas tree?

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22. Buttery Herb Stuffing

Making homemade stuffing that’s flavorful and buttery is a must for every Christmas dinner. This beautiful herby stuffing recipe turns out splendid every time, the edges are crunchy and golden and the flavor complements the roast dinner perfectly.

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Christmas side dish recipes

Best Christmas Side Dishes

Love Food Feed
Christmas dish ideas that will take your Christmas dinner menu to the next level, from perfect roast potatoes to delicious Christmas cheesy scalloped potatoes and so much more.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British, French
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal

Instructions
 

  • Select your favorite Christmas side dish recipes!
    Hasselback Miso Roasted Vegetables, Ginger & Orange-Glazed Baby Carrots, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions, Yorkshire Puddings, Roasted Sweet Potato & Beetroot Salad, Macaroni and Cheese, Sautéed Balsamic Mushrooms, Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Kale & Cauliflower Cheese Recipe, Crispy Sliced Lemon-Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries, Honey Roasted Beetroot, Honey Roasted Parsnips, Roasted Green Beans with Squash and Tomatoes, Bacon Wrapped Green Beans, Best Mashed Potatoes, Perfect Sautéed Broccoli, Minted Peas, Parmentier potatoes, Tear & Share Christmas Tree, Buttery Herb Stuffing
  • Organize all the required ingredients for your chosen Christmas side dish.
  • Prep your festive recipe and enjoy.
    Christmas side dish recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal
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