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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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Whipped Squash

Whipped Squash

Whipped Squash

This is an excellent way to serve one of the season's most delicious vegetables—butternut squash. Its rich flavor and golden harvest color really come through in this smooth vegetable side dish. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Caramelized Onions in Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onions in Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onions in Mashed Potatoes

My husband came up with this recipe, and it is so delicious. The sweet onions, rich cream cheese and mashed potatoes make an irresistible trio. —Kristy McClellan, Phoenix, Arizona

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

Sunday afternoons were frequently a time for family gatherings. While the uncles played cards, the aunts prepared wonderful German treats such as this red cabbage. Oftentimes there wasn't enough room for everyone at the dining table, so the grown-ups and babies ate first. My cousins and I would hang around waiting for our turn, hoping there'd be plenty of food left. —Jeannette Heim, Dunlap, Tennessee
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Mashed Potatoes Supreme

Mashed Potatoes Supreme

Mashed Potatoes Supreme

Says Julia Daubresse of Sun City Center, Florida: “I received this recipe from my sister some 60 years ago and so many people have requested it since then! The potatoes are rich, creamy and taste like twice-baked. It offers make-ahead convenience, so it’s great for potlucks.”

Spinach-Parm Casserole

Spinach-Parm Casserole

Spinach-Parm Casserole

For those who ignore Popeye and won’t eat their spinach, I find that spinach with garlicky butter and Parmesan helps change their minds. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower Gratin

Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower Gratin

Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower Gratin

I combined two of my favorite vegetables in this creamy gratin to create a family-friendly dish that fits right into your busy schedule. Topped with crunchy Panko bread crumbs and savory Italian cheeses, you'll have this comforting side on the table in under an hour. —Mrs. Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Balsamic vinegar's sweet-tart flavor enhances roasted broccoli spears seasoned with garlic. You can conveniently pop this dish into the oven while a beef roast or turkey is resting. —Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan

Squash Dressing

Squash Dressing

Squash Dressing

I got this recipe from my husband’s cousin. She always made the luscious dressing for her mother at Thanksgiving. —Anna Mayer, Fort Branch, Indiana

Twice-Baked Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Creamy Sweet Potatoes

“Everyone loves twice-baked potatoes but they're even better made with sweet potatoes! The microwave helps turn ordinary potatoes into a dish fit for a holiday.” —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Celebration Green Beans

Celebration Green Beans

Celebration Green Beans

“My husband loves green beans, and really likes this recipe. It's a nice change from a regular green bean casserole!” —Kimberly Gordon, Virgilina, Virginia

Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote

Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote

Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote

“This sweet and colorful fruit compote is perfect with an egg casserole at a holiday brunch. It can bake right alongside the eggs, so everything is conveniently done at the same time,” notes Joyce Moynihan in Lakeville, Minnesota.
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