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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.

Cream Cheese Potatoes

Cream Cheese Potatoes

Cream Cheese Potatoes

Flavored with garlic salt and chives, these potatoes are rich, creamy and oh, so yummy. A sprinkling of paprika gives this dish a festive look. We prefer these to plain mash potatoes.—Cyneli Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa

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

Elegant Scalloped Potatoes

Elegant Scalloped Potatoes

Elegant Scalloped Potatoes

I wanted a different side dish one night, so I dressed up my usual scalloped potatoes with bacon, green onion and extra cheese. Microwaving speeds things up, but you can save even more time by preparing it a day early.
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Red Pepper Cornmeal Souffle

Red Pepper Cornmeal Souffle

Red Pepper Cornmeal Souffle

I use the vegetables from our garden in all my cooking. Dotted with parsley and red pepper, this souffle is a favorite. —Janet Eckhoff, Woodland, California

Apricot Rice Stuffing

Apricot Rice Stuffing

Apricot Rice Stuffing

This fruit rice stuffing accompanies roast duck as part of our traditional New Year's Day dinner. It's also an attractive side dish to serve alongside Cornish game hens and chicken. —Katrina Forar, Lakewood, Colorado

Basil Beans

Basil Beans

Basil Beans

Since I grow lots of green beans and basil in my garden, this is a popular side dish in my home. These flavored beans round out a variety of meals.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Crab Corn Pudding

Crab Corn Pudding

Crab Corn Pudding

This special dish is a wonderful first course for a small gathering of friends around the holidays. —Shawn Solley, Lawton, Oklahoma

Overnight Asparagus Strata

Overnight Asparagus Strata

Overnight Asparagus Strata

I've made this tasty egg dish for breakfast, brunch, even dinner as a side dish. This is not your run-of-the-mill strata. —Lynn Licata, Sylvania, Ohio

Scalloped Pineapple Side Dish Casserole

Scalloped Pineapple Side Dish Casserole

Scalloped Pineapple Side Dish Casserole

If you like pairing pineapple with your Christmas ham, you’ll love this side dish. It’s also a great choice for potlucks and church suppers. —Diana Loewen, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Pecan Sweet Potato Bake

Pecan Sweet Potato Bake

Pecan Sweet Potato Bake

The recipe for this luscious souffle was handed down through my husband’s family, and it’s become a tradition for me to serve it during the holidays. Everyone loves it! —Nanci Keatley, Salem, Oregon

Mushroom Bread Dressing

Mushroom Bread Dressing

Mushroom Bread Dressing

This is a mushroom lover’s delight! It’s become a tradition in our house to enjoy this rich, flavorful stuffing as part of our Christmas dinner.—Lynn Owen, Rochester, Washington
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