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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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Carrots and radishes give color and crunch to this sweet, spicy side. We never have leftovers. If you make it ahead, reheat and add walnuts before serving. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, NJ
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Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

On Christmas Day, we invite all our nearby relatives to dinner. One way I make the meal memorable is with this side dish that combines mashed and baked potatoes. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington

Floret Cheese Strudel

Floret Cheese Strudel

Floret Cheese Strudel

This is a unique way to serve broccoli and cauliflower, wrapped in puff pastry. It looks so pretty on the table. Without fail, I'm asked for the recipe whenever I serve it. —Bonnie Zaparinuk, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Maple-Almond Butternut Squash

Maple-Almond Butternut Squash

Maple-Almond Butternut Squash

A heartwarming side dish, especially on chilly days, Maple-Almond Butternut Squash is a cinch to prepare, making it a good choice for any weeknight. It’s impressive enough for company, too.
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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."

Raisin-Studded Apple Stuffing

Raisin-Studded Apple Stuffing

Raisin-Studded Apple Stuffing

This is the only stuffing my family will permit on our holiday table. With Italian sausage and a blend of so many great flavors, it's almost a meal in itself. No wonder it won first prize in a local recipe contest! —Teri Lindquist, Gurnee, Illinois

Colorful Veggie Casserole

Colorful Veggie Casserole

Colorful Veggie Casserole

When I retired from the U.S. Army s few years ago, I began tinkering in the kitchen and now work in there regularly. This casserole is chock-full of vegetables and flavor and couldn't be easier to prepare. —Marion White, La Center, Washington

Green Beans Provence

Green Beans Provence

Green Beans Provence

Crisp-tender green beans are paired with tomatoes for a colorful and nutritious side. Dressed with fresh basil and just enough vinegar to add a bit of tang, this side compliments most any entree. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

Veggie Risotto

Veggie Risotto

Veggie Risotto

Short grain rice is preferred when making this classic Italian dish. Arborio rice is the most widely available short grain rice to use.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Party Potatoes Au Gratin

Party Potatoes Au Gratin

Party Potatoes Au Gratin

Hearty helpings of these cheesy spuds will please hungry folks in a hurry. The rich, creamy sauce makes this recipe of my mother's the one folks request most. The potatoes are just as delicious the next day, reheat in the microwave with a little added milk.—Debbie Carlson, San Diego, California

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

Pimiento Brussels Sprouts

Pimiento Brussels Sprouts

Pimiento Brussels Sprouts

“This is very pretty on a Christmas dinner table.” Tarragon and vinegar spruce up quick and easy brussels sprouts, and pimientos give them a perfect splash of color. Carolyn Haves - Johnston City, Illinois
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