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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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Pineapple Sweet Potato Bake

Pineapple Sweet Potato Bake

Pineapple Sweet Potato Bake

Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the sane without this fruity casserole. I think you'll agree it's an attractive addition to any autumn meal.

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Mom and I made a great team in the kitchen, cooking and baking for hours at a time. I treasure this holiday favorite from her the most.

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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Broccoli Stir Fry

Broccoli Stir Fry

Broccoli Stir Fry

Broccoli Stir-Fry is a great way to dress up a nutritious vegetable. Reports Susan Davis of Vernon Hills, Illinois, As a wife and mother who also works full-time, I'm pleased to pass along this easy recipe to other busy cooks. Broccoli stir-fried with lemon pepper makes a mouthwatering side dish."—Susan Davis, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Minted Orzo

Minted Orzo

Minted Orzo

In just 15 minutes, I can make a warm, fresh-tasting side. Its mild flavor balances lots of entrees, especially the spicy ones. —Donna Curtis, Oakhurst, New Jersey

Honey Orange Glazed Carrots

Honey Orange Glazed Carrots

Honey Orange Glazed Carrots

These beautifully glazed carrots are colorful and dressed up enough for Christmas dinner. They have become such a favorite side dish that I often double the easy one-skillet recipe!

Gingered Sweet Potatoes

Gingered Sweet Potatoes

Gingered Sweet Potatoes

Here's an easy and attractive way to spruce up sweet potatoes for your Thanksgiving dinner. Field editor Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California coats the sweet potato wedges with a ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar sauce that's both sweet and spicy.

Artichokes Au Gratin

Artichokes Au Gratin

Artichokes Au Gratin

This makes a great side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any dinner. My niece served this at a family gathering and was kind enough to share the recipe.

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

Sourdough Almond Stuffing

Sourdough Almond Stuffing

Sourdough Almond Stuffing

Rosemary, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes give this amazing stuffing a sophisticated feel that’s perfect for an elegant Thanksgiving dinner.—Hannah Thompson, Scotts Valley, California

Winter Vegetables

Winter Vegetables

Winter Vegetables

The flavor of thyme shines through in this recipe. The colorful array of vegetables is so appealing on the table. It’s a great way to showcase often unused broccoli stalks.
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