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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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Brown Sugar-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Our family cherishes a tradition of sweet potatoes with apples and raisins. If I suggest something different, they say “Oh NO, Beema, that's part of the love.” —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida
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Beets in Orange Sauce

Beets in Orange Sauce

Beets in Orange Sauce

To ensure your family eats their veggies, our Test Kitchen home economists suggest you top beets with an irresistible orange glaze.
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Mushroom Broccoli Medley

Mushroom Broccoli Medley

Mushroom Broccoli Medley

This side dish has a wonderful blend of flavors that goes great with any entree. The colorful combination looks festive during the holidays. -Edie Draper, Pensacola Beach, Florida

Winter Root Vegetables

Winter Root Vegetables

Winter Root Vegetables

Christmas dinner wouldn't be the same without this colorful side dish. We love the interesting combination of vegetables including red potatoes, brussels sprouts and parsnips covered with a zippy sauce. —Mary Jane Jones, Williamstown, West Virginia
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Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

I used to make this dish with lots of butter, brown sugar and cream. I slimmed it down and this low-fat version is just as delicious-my family loves it,” writes Shannon Abdollmohammadi from Woodinville, Washington.

Spiced Baked Beets

Spiced Baked Beets

Spiced Baked Beets

Meet the Cook: Especially during fall and winter, this recipe is a favorite. With its red color, it looks great served at Christmastime. It's nice for taking to potlucks as well. My husband and I have two grown children. I teach home economics. -Margery Richmond, Lacombe, Alberta

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

These potatoes are a speedy side dish that complements most any entree. Feta cheese adds a rich zesty flavor. A neighbor supplies me with garden-fresh chives, but you can use frozen or dried chives for more convenience.—Jean Komlos, Plymouth, Michigan

Herbed New Potatoes

Herbed New Potatoes

Herbed New Potatoes

"I make these potatoes often for my husband and me. They're easy to prepare and have a nice dill flavor," writes Vi Neiding of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "We eagerly await the start of farmers market season to get garden-fresh new potatoes."

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."

Cranberry Brisket with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Brisket with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Brisket with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

The sweet and savory brisket is a great compliment to the zesty potatoes in this recipe. The rich color of the meat makes it an elegant holiday option.—Rachelle Schaefer, Studio City, California

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

I couldn’t shake my mashed potato habit, until I tried cauliflower mashed to a similar consistency. I started making my own, and my family loves it. —Meredith Howard, Franklin, Kentucky

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

Here's a super way to savor roast turkey and stuffing without having to cook the big holiday bird. The stuffing is hearty, and the meat is juicy and tender. -Aura Lee Johnson, Vermilion, Ohio
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