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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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Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing

Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing

Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing

This dressing recipe is so delicious no one will know it's lower in fat. And best of all, it cooks effortlessly in the slow cooker, so the stove and oven are freed up for other dishes! —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma

Grandpa's Party Potatoes

Grandpa's Party Potatoes

Grandpa's Party Potatoes

My grandpa, who gave me this recipe, liked the way the cream cheese and onion dip created a wonderful velvety texture. I often assemble these potatoes the night before, then pop them in the oven the next day. —Mary Kay Elert, St. Paul Park, Minnesota

Carrot Broccoli Casserole

Carrot Broccoli Casserole

Carrot Broccoli Casserole

This colorful side dish feels right at home with any entree. The veggies are coated in a buttery cheese sauce, then layered with cracker crumbs. Even kids who turn up their noses at broccoli will eat this up. -Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario
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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Remember whipping up potatoes at the last minute before holiday meals? Never again! These are the most delicious mashed spuds we've ever tasted - but best of all, you can make them the day before the feast.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Since asparagus is so abundant here come spring, I like to put it to great use with this recipe. We all look forward to this side dish each year.—Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio

Special Creamed Corn

Special Creamed Corn

Special Creamed Corn

WE rarely have the same main dish at Christmas each year, since I really enjoy trying new recipes. This corn, however, has a permanent place on our table. My whole family loves it, but my son, especially, would be so disappointed if I forgot to include this with our holiday meal. -Deb Hauptmann, Mohnton, Pennsylvania

Sweet Potato Puff

Sweet Potato Puff

Sweet Potato Puff

I prepare this sweet potato dish mostly around the holidays, but it's good anytime. For added convenience, you can prepare it the night before and just pop it in the oven the next day. It's a joy to serve this delicious fluffy casserole to my five children and their families.—Fay Miller, Denham Springs, Louisiana

Brussels Sprouts & Kale Saute

Brussels Sprouts & Kale Saute

Brussels Sprouts & Kale Saute

In an effort to add more greens to our meals, I created this dish—and my kids eat it up. The crispy salami is the "hook." —Jennifer Mcnabb, Brentwood, Tennessee

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

Sunday afternoons were a time for family gatherings when I was a kid. While the uncles played cards, the aunts made German treats such as this traditional red cabbage. —Jeannette Heim, Dunlap, Tennessee

Maple Sweet Potato Casserole with Apricots

Maple Sweet Potato Casserole with Apricots

Maple Sweet Potato Casserole with Apricots

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the versatile root vegetable—the sweet potato. Building on traditional recipes used by my mother and grandmother, I've added maple syrup, brown sugar, dried apricots and more spices to update this holiday casserole. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California

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.
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