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Christmas Side Dishes

Delight guests and complete your meal with these flavorful Christmas side dishes. Find recipes for stuffings, salads, casseroles, potatoes and more side dishes to serve this holiday.

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I wanted to up my veggie game, so I smothered Brussels sprouts with garlic and goat cheese. It's really a side dish, but I love to eat it for lunch! —Brenda Williams, Santa Maria, California
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Red Pepper Cornmeal Souffle

Red Pepper Cornmeal Souffle

Red Pepper Cornmeal Souffle

I use the vegetables from our garden in all my cooking. Dotted with parsley and red pepper, this souffle is a favorite. —Janet Eckhoff, Woodland, California

Fancy Bean Casserole

Fancy Bean Casserole

Fancy Bean Casserole

My daughter gave me this wonderful recipe, and I've since shared it with many of my friends.—Venola Sharpe, Campbellsville, Kentucky

Brie Mashed Potatoes

Brie Mashed Potatoes

Brie Mashed Potatoes

These rich, buttery whipped potatoes are delicately flavored with Brie and fresh thyme—and likely to become a family tradition for special occasions. Thanks to Yvonne Starlin of Portland, Tennessee for the recipe.
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Nutty Wild Rice

Nutty Wild Rice

Nutty Wild Rice

You'll go nuts for this wild side dish and its hearty crunch. Served warm, this rice packs a zesty bite. Heather Webb, Channelview, Texas

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Smoky bacon leads the way in this East Coast-inspired stuffing. If you really like oysters, add an extra can. Doubling the oysters will add about 17¢ per serving.—Sherry Thompson, Seneca, South Carolina

Slow Cooker Bacon-Mushroom Dressing

Slow Cooker Bacon-Mushroom Dressing

Slow Cooker Bacon-Mushroom Dressing

My favorite stuffing uses a slow cooker, which helps when your oven's busy. It goes with everything from turkey to game hens. —Hope Wasylenki, Gahanna, OH

Twice-Baked Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Creamy Sweet Potatoes

“Everyone loves twice-baked potatoes but they're even better made with sweet potatoes! The microwave helps turn ordinary potatoes into a dish fit for a holiday.” —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Garlic Cheese Grits

Garlic Cheese Grits

Garlic Cheese Grits

My dad prepared this family favorite every Christmas morning. Grits are a true Southern specialty. The garlic and cheese add a tasty touch.

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

For a change-of-pace side dish or appetizer, microwave some artichokes. Lorraine Galazyk of South Surrey, British Columbia flavors them with lemon slices and garlic butter, which is great for dipping.

Fontina Potatoes Au Gratin

Fontina Potatoes Au Gratin

Fontina Potatoes Au Gratin

We use a white sauce and mild fontina cheese to coat sliced potatoes in this casserole for two. It's rich and delicious!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Minty Peas and Onions

Minty Peas and Onions

Minty Peas and Onions

MOTHER could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side dish. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. -Santa D'Addario, Jacksonville, Florida
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