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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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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.

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

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower

My grandkids were never huge fans of cauliflower, but the bacon makes a big difference in this dish. They like it even more with golden cauliflower instead of white. — Patricia Hudson, Riverview, Florida
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Sausage Bread Dressing

Sausage Bread Dressing

Sausage Bread Dressing

My husband and father go crazy for this dressing. Although leftovers are rare, it freezes quite well. To save time, chop the veggies and prepare the stuffing mix ahead of time. —Bette Votral, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts

Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts

Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts

This side dish has a nice sweet-and-sour balance, and bacon adds a tasty accent. Sprout lovers will definitely approve of this flavorful treatment. —Barbara McCalley, Allison Park, Pennsylvania

Zucchini Twice-Baked Potatoes

Zucchini Twice-Baked Potatoes

Zucchini Twice-Baked Potatoes

Flecks of zucchini add pretty color to these potatoes. My mother prepared them each Christmas when I was young. Now my brothers, sister and I rely on the recipe. —Mary Maxeiner, Lakewood, Colorado

Roasted Beet Wedges

Roasted Beet Wedges

Roasted Beet Wedges

This recipe makes ordinary beets taste delicious. They come out sweet and tender. --Wendy Stenman

Bacon, Cremini & Brie Potatoes

Bacon, Cremini & Brie Potatoes

Bacon, Cremini & Brie Potatoes

This is my version of an ultimate baked potato. Rich brie, crispy bacon and cremini mushrooms transform the humble baked potato into something really special. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois

Bacon-Onion Green Beans

Bacon-Onion Green Beans

Bacon-Onion Green Beans

I threw together the recipe to give some color to the plate. I knew all the relatives liked green beans, so I added onion, bacon, tasted sesame seeds and a little vinegar for a nice tang.—Karen Darrell, Wood River, Illinois

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized onions give a sweet and savory taste to this side dish from our Test Kitchen. Prepared with red potatoes, reduced-fat cheese and bacon, it makes a heartwarming accompaniment to any main course.

Creamy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

I like to make these twice-baked sweet potatoes because they can be prepared ahead of time. With the addition of cream cheese, they are very creamy and not overly sweet. It is so easy to increase the quantity to any number. —Linda Call, Falun, Kansas
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