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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.

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Mom and I made a great team in the kitchen, cooking and baking for hours at a time. I treasure this holiday favorite from her the most.

Fennel-Potato Au Gratin

Fennel-Potato Au Gratin

Fennel-Potato Au Gratin

The tender potato slices in this cozy casserole have a mild fennel flavor with a hint of nutmeg. Add a creamy sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan, and you have a homey side dish your family will ask for again and again.

Bacon Onion Asparagus

Bacon Onion Asparagus

Bacon Onion Asparagus

This side dish gets its tang from vinegar and its crunch from toasted sesame seeds. This is a wonderful way to dress up that seasonal favorite.—Sheila Elliott, Bear, Delaware
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Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus never tasted so good! Simply seasoned with butter and green onions, the roasted spears have a fresh flavor and keep their bright color, too. You might want to make extra. -Jody Fisher Stewartstown, Pennsylvania

Seasoned Beans and Tomatoes

Seasoned Beans and Tomatoes

Seasoned Beans and Tomatoes

These spiced green beans are back on the menu at our family gatherings again. For years, Grandma Wasnock had serve them on Christmas Day. We forgot about the recipe until my aunt served this dish at her daughter's wedding. That's when we found out the recipe came from a homemade cookbook my aunt received at her wedding shower. -John Wasnock, Medina, New York

Squash Rings with Green Beans

Squash Rings with Green Beans

Squash Rings with Green Beans

I wanted to make a colorful vegetable for Christmas dinner one year and came up with this combination. It was a big hit with our guests. Even my nephew, who attended culinary school, was impressed! -Joan Sieck, Rensselaer, New York

Crumb-Topped Baked Pineapple

Crumb-Topped Baked Pineapple

Crumb-Topped Baked Pineapple

Sweet fruit and a crunchy topping give this comforting side dish plenty of old-fashioned goodness. It's the perfect tummy warmer for any cold-weather occasion.

Lemon-Dilled Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-Dilled Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-Dilled Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts get dressed up for the holidays when I make this flavorful dish. Lemon and dill season the buttery sauce, and chopped walnuts add just the right crunch.

Cranberry Rice Pilaf

Cranberry Rice Pilaf

Cranberry Rice Pilaf

This deliciously different pilaf gets its festive color from tart cranberries, while brown rice provides wholesome flavor. It's excellent alongside poultry.

Creamy Cauliflower

Creamy Cauliflower

Creamy Cauliflower

The first time I made this rich side dish for a big family meal, it was an instant hit. When everyone had eaten their fill, there was a lively discussion on who would be the lucky one to take home the leftovers.

Golden Squash Bake

Golden Squash Bake

Golden Squash Bake

I save this memorable casserole for the holidays. We all look forward to it! The squash has a slight tang from sour cream, and allspice lends delightful aroma and flavor.
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