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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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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
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More Christmas Side Dishes

Broccoli & Horseradish Sauce

Broccoli & Horseradish Sauce

Broccoli & Horseradish Sauce

This flavorful vegetable recipe is a family favorite. We usually serve it alongside prime rib for holidays and special occasions.

Sour Cream 'n' Chive Potatoes

Sour Cream 'n' Chive Potatoes

Sour Cream 'n' Chive Potatoes

These rich, creamy mashed potatoes are special enough for company, but my family won't wait for that. So I make them for everyday meals as well. The snipped chives add a nice touch of green to a springtime meal. -Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio

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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Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Casserole

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Casserole

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Casserole

I am always looking for ways to use our abundant sweet potatoes. This casserole recipe is my own creation that I have made many times. I take it to family potlucks; it never fails to bring compliments! —Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

This pasta is great for a big gathering. It works well as a starter dish or as a main dish for a smaller group. One peeled, diced carrot may be used in place of the sugar for a milder, sweeter and healthier substitute.—Kathryn White, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Scalloped Cranberries

Scalloped Cranberries

Scalloped Cranberries

This warm cranberry casserole is a nice substitute for traditional cranberry relish. It's been a staple on my holiday table ever since my aunt gave me the recipe many years ago.

Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

I usually serve this as a side dish with poultry or pork. As the wonderful aroma wafts through the house, I'm always asked, "Is dinner ready yet?" So don't be surprised if your gang comes to the table extra-hungry.

Eggnog Sweet Potato Casserole

Eggnog Sweet Potato Casserole

Eggnog Sweet Potato Casserole

For an extra-special Christmas side, try this comforting casserole that gives sweet potatoes a twist. They’re dressed up with eggnog, spices and a crunchy pecan topping. —Katie Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri

Holiday Peas and Rice

Holiday Peas and Rice

Holiday Peas and Rice

With all the fuss that goes into holiday meals, it's nice to find a side dish like this that's both satisfying and simple. The pimientos and peas nestle among rice delightfully seasoned with sage and chicken broth.

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."

Roasted Asparagus With Thyme

Roasted Asparagus With Thyme

Roasted Asparagus With Thyme

This is good-for-you spring-time side dish is so easy to prepare, yet the simply seasoned spears look appealing enough to serve guests or take to carry-in dinner. -Sharon Leno Keansburg, New Jersey
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