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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.

Fancy Brussels Sprouts

Fancy Brussels Sprouts

Fancy Brussels Sprouts

This is a simple and tasty way to dress up brussels sprouts for the holidays. The parsley, sugar and crisp water chestnuts make the sprouts fresh tasting and festive looking. -Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas

Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

I've been serving this festive appetizer for years. Everyone comments on how pretty it is. I especially like it because it's so easy to make.—Leola Seltmann, Witchita, Kansas

Special Herb Dressing

Special Herb Dressing

Special Herb Dressing

Our budget was tight when our children were small, so I cooked with ground beef often. Nowadays, I make this creative casserole simply because we love it! —Trudy Williams, Shannonville, Ontario
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Red Cabbage Casserole

Red Cabbage Casserole

Red Cabbage Casserole

Since I enjoy spending time with my guests rather than alone in the kitchen, this one's a favorite dish...I've served it with ham, pork and turkey. With its color and eye appeal, I call on it on special days like Christmas or Easter when I'm cooking for a crowd. I'd also recommend it for potlucks. Although my husband and I were "city kids" both born in Toronto, we have been farming since we were married. We have two grown daughters.

Dutch Potato Poultry Stuffing

Dutch Potato Poultry Stuffing

Dutch Potato Poultry Stuffing

For as far as we can trace, all my ancestors were Pennsylvania Dutch. Add to that the fact my father was a potato farmer, and you see why we never had a holiday dinner without potato "filling" (Pennsylvania Dutch for stuffing)! My husband and I have three grown daughters and seven grandchildren.

Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing

Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing

Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing

Ever since I first tried this, I've never made another stuffing. The sausage and pecans really give it a different flavor. Our home is on 20 acres where we have hay and horses—my husband, our two children, (8 and 6) and I ride a lot.

Ground Beef Dressing

Ground Beef Dressing

Ground Beef Dressing

As is true with most families, food is an important part of all our celebrations. That's why I know everyone at your table will savor this delicious dressing.

Cranberry Nut Stuffing

Cranberry Nut Stuffing

Cranberry Nut Stuffing

This recipe is perfect for your Thanksgiving get-together. The cranberries really make it different from other stuffing. You will be asked for the recipe from all of your guests!—Judy Toth, Hyde Park, Ontario

Fruited Rice Mix

Fruited Rice Mix

Fruited Rice Mix

The way I came upon this mix is very fitting—a friend gave me a container of it as a gift one Christmas. The next year, I gave it to many friends, all dressed up in decorated mason jars. Every single one asked for the recipe! I learned to cook through trial and error. I've been doing it for 30 years...it's my favorite pastime. My husband and I live on a 50-acre farm, where we breed and race horses. We also raise chickens and lambs. Our six children are grown, and now we're the grandparents of eight youngsters.

Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes

Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes

Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes

People in my part of Tennessee love potato dishes! This one tickles my fancy so much I couldn't help sharing it. I'm a widow with five grown children and eight grandchildren. I make these potatoes when they come to visit for family suppers and holidays. Most often, I serve them alongside meat and vegetables—but, with the cheese, they could be a main dish all by themselves.

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Since I'm originally from New England, this was a regular side dish in our home. Now that I live in the West, I've introduced it to all my friends, and they love it! It goes especially well with a holiday turkey dinner.
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