Christmas Side Dish Recipes

Casseroles, potatoes, relish and more, here are our top christmas side dishes. Choose from over 290 recipes to pair with your Christmas ham or prime rib!

Staff Picks

Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon

Rating: 4.5 stars 119
The hazelnuts and lemon zest add a wonderful light touch. It's a favorite!

Chef John's Candied Yams

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
This is my recipe for candied yams. Sure, everyone knows orange-fleshed sweet potatoes aren't really yams, but it makes for a shorter name. I'm not a huge sweet side dish person, but I make an exception for this recipe that uses lemon instead of orange juice as a sweetener.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Rating: 4.5 stars 773
Good and easy!

Roasted Melting Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
These roasted potatoes are simply amazing; crispy on the outside and melting on the inside, this quick and easy side dish will not disappoint you!

Cranberry Sauce with Honey and Pears

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This spicy cranberry sauce uses honey and pears to sweeten it instead of sugar. I try to prepare this at least a few hours ahead of time to allow all the flavors to blend, but if you don't have time to wait, it's still delicious. A beautiful sweet/tart addition to any feast.

Butternut Squash Gratin

Rating: 4 stars 6
This is an amazing side dish for Thanksgiving, the holidays, or anytime. There are never any leftovers when I make this.
By lyss8

Savory Roasted Root Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars 170
Beets were my sworn enemy until I tried them like this, it's a great way to use root vegetables. I think the beets add a beautiful red color to the dish, but if it bothers you to serve pinkish vegetables, substitute parsnips, rutabaga, or any similar vegetable; be creative!

Broccoli Cheese Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 238
This is a great casserole that I threw together one day when a friend requested Broccoli au Gratin for her birthday dinner. This is a great idea for those who aren't big fans of bread crumbs. Also, the eggs can be taken out for a great sauce and using skim milk and fat-free cheese works well, too. It's basically a great recipe that can be easily altered according to taste. Enjoy!
By Leslie A.

Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.5 stars 278
If you think you don't like Brussels sprouts, give this recipe a try and discover the cooking technique that makes Brussels sprouts irresistible.

Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1024
The easiest way to make fluffy, creamy, and lump-free mashed potatoes.

Homemade Horseradish Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
A sauce like this only takes minutes, and the results are noticeably superior to their store-bought counterparts. If you are doing a prime rib, or other roast beef, you may want to seriously consider whipping up a batch of this classic horseradish sauce.

Gratin Dauphinois de Solange

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
Gratin Dauphinois is the perfect accompaniment to a roast or roast beef.
By AnneFrancoise

Inspiration and Ideas

Casual Christmas Sides
Looking forward to a simpler Christmas feast? Look no further than these casual sides.