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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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On Christmas night, a friend serves these creamy, cheesy potatoes when we gather together to celebrate with lifelong friends and grown children. —Carol Blue, Barnesville, PA
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Fruited Rice Mix

Fruited Rice Mix

Fruited Rice Mix

The way I came upon this mix is very fitting—a friend gave me a container of it as a gift one Christmas. The next year, I gave it to many friends, all dressed up in decorated mason jars. Every single one asked for the recipe! I learned to cook through trial and error. I've been doing it for 30 years...it's my favorite pastime. My husband and I live on a 50-acre farm, where we breed and race horses. We also raise chickens and lambs. Our six children are grown, and now we're t

Orange-Glazed Beets

Orange-Glazed Beets

Orange-Glazed Beets

“Beets were a popular vegetable in our house when I was growing up and this recipe is a real favorite of ours. It's very easy to make, and the citrus flavor of the orange is a delight.” Susan Punzal - Orchard Park, New York

Russian Potatoes

Russian Potatoes

Russian Potatoes

A standout at potlucks, these creamy potatoes always get "vacuumed" out of the dish and leave guests asking for more. Try them with prime rib or a beef roast.—Judy Wilson, Sun City West, Arizona
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Cheese-Topped Roasted Vegetables

Cheese-Topped Roasted Vegetables

Cheese-Topped Roasted Vegetables

This recipe is a great addition to any meal. If your family aren't veggie loves, try this. The cheese adds extra flavor everyone will love.—Meredith Holman, Silver Spring, Maryland

Western Cubed Potatoes

Western Cubed Potatoes

Western Cubed Potatoes

Green chilies add a little zip to this side dish but do no overpower this casserole's down-home appeal. It's a side dish the kids enjoyed as much as the adults did.—Karen Darrell, Bethalto, Illinois

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

This nice old-fashioned side dish is perfect for the holidays and easily down-sized for two, it's a dish that can be made often to complement any meal. The touch of pineapple juice adds a nice flavor.

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

Green Beans with Almond Butter

Green Beans with Almond Butter

Green Beans with Almond Butter

Many beans are grown here in Georgia, so we find lots of ways to serve them. This is one of my favorite side dishes for holiday meals. To make it even more special, substitute hazelnuts for the almonds.

Creamy Rosemary Potatoes

Creamy Rosemary Potatoes

Creamy Rosemary Potatoes

I love making potato dishes during the holidays. Everyone will fall in love with these tender spuds that bake in a creamy sauce and are perfectly seasoned with rosemary and garlic.—Tamra Duncan, Castle, Oklahoma

Parmesan Butternut Squash

Parmesan Butternut Squash

Parmesan Butternut Squash

Butternut squash sprinkled with Parmesan and breadcrumbs makes a superb side dish we love to share. Using the microwave cuts down on long roasting time. —Jackie O'Callaghan, Carmel, Indiana

Spiced Acorn Squash

Spiced Acorn Squash

Spiced Acorn Squash

"Working full-time, I found I didn't always have time to cook the meals my family loved. So I re-created many of our favorites in the slow cooker," notes Carol Greco of Centereach, New York. "This cinnamony treatment for squash is one of them."
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