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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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Topped with a tangy sauce and mixed with mushrooms, these brussels sprouts are so tasty that even children enjoy them. —Debbie Marrone, Warner Robins, Georgia
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Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison, Mississippi

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

We always pass this dish to Dad first, since he likes the creamy herbed combination so much. He rates it tops among all the trimmings served for the turkey dinner when our gang of more than 20 gathers to celebrate. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California

Spruced-Up Sprouts

Spruced-Up Sprouts

Spruced-Up Sprouts

“Crunchy chestnuts and earthy thyme stand up beautifully to tasty brussels sprouts.” They're buttery and delicious, and go great with just about any chicken dish. Agnes Ward - Stratford, Ontario
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Neapolitan Potatoes

Neapolitan Potatoes

Neapolitan Potatoes

One taste of these yummy potatoes and I pestered my friend for months to give me the recipe! The tantalizing blend of flavors complements any festive entree.

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

Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake

Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake

Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake

A creamy sauce flavored with cheese makes vegetables so much more appealing to my crowd. This holiday side dish will please even the pickiest veggie-phobics. It uses vegetables that are available year-round, so it works for Easter as well as winter holiday meals.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Savory Roasted Carrots with Mushrooms

Savory Roasted Carrots with Mushrooms

Savory Roasted Carrots with Mushrooms

You’ll need only 10 minutes to get these savory veggies ready for the oven. Then just stir them a few times during roasting, and you’re done. It’s a busy cook’s dream!—Pam Corder, Monroe, Louisiana

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

I couldn’t shake my mashed potato habit, until I tried cauliflower mashed to a similar consistency. I started making my own, and my family loves it. —Meredith Howard, Franklin, Kentucky

Gingered Sweet Potatoes

Gingered Sweet Potatoes

Gingered Sweet Potatoes

Here's an easy and attractive way to spruce up sweet potatoes for your Thanksgiving dinner. Field editor Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California coats the sweet potato wedges with a ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar sauce that's both sweet and spicy.

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

And the Beets Go On

And the Beets Go On

And the Beets Go On

This is an appetizing side dish. Their ruby red color and tangy flavor make these beets an excellent choice for Valentine’s Day.
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