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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 great aunt made an incredible sweet potato casserole for our holiday dinners. I’ve lightened it up a bit, but we love it just the same. —Beth Britton, Fairlawn, Ohio
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Sausage & Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage & Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage & Corn Bread Dressing

At our house, we add sausage and a little steak sauce to this cornbread dressing for a meal that warms our cold winter nights. —Mandy Nall, Montgomery, Alabama

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.

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.
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Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

This rich and creamy spinach dish takes minutes to make. If I'm expecting guests, I'll double or triple the recipe. —Leann Ross, San Tan Valley, Arizona

Corn Bread Sausage Stuffing

Corn Bread Sausage Stuffing

Corn Bread Sausage Stuffing

I made this recipe over 45 years ago for the first pheasant I ever roasted—it was a special dinner I prepared to thank a wonderful sister and brother-in-law for all of their help when we bought our first home. To this day, it's a favorite with our friends and family when they come to visit.

Creamed Beans and Potatoes

Creamed Beans and Potatoes

Creamed Beans and Potatoes

This soothing side dish is so much nicer than plain beans and potatoes. Mother relied on hearty downhome recipes such as this one. Now I also cook it for my family. —Lisa Andis, Morristown, Indiana

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

When I serve this easy mash, the bowl is always scraped clean. Before holiday feasts, I make it early and keep it warm in a slow cooker so I can focus on last-minute details. —Jill Thomas, Washington, Indiana

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

This side dish will likely become your family’s favorite way to enjoy Brussels sprouts. It’s creamy, savory and delicious. —Kevin Lieberman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Braised & Creamy Vidalia Onions

Braised & Creamy Vidalia Onions

Braised & Creamy Vidalia Onions

In Georgia where sweet Vidalia onions are king, I make big batches of creamy onions as a side dish for grilled chicken and beef. — Elaine Opitz, Marietta, Georgia

Nutty Vegetable Rice

Nutty Vegetable Rice

Nutty Vegetable Rice

"This is a nutritious and delicious recipe that my family and guests love," writes Kathy Rairigh from Milford, Indiana. "We enjoy it as a side dish to grilled meats."

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
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