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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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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.

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

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
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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.”

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

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.

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.

Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

This colorful casserole is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, with its combination of sweet potatoes, cranberries and apples. I find it convenient to cook the sweet potatoes in the morning and assemble the dish, then bake it later.

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Green beans are great, but they can seem ordinary on their own. Just a couple extra ingredients give them sweet and salty attitude. —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta
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