Planning a holiday dinner? These 10 Simple and Delicious Holiday Side Dish Recipes are all winners that are sure to be enjoyed by everyone!
Whether you plan to make just one or two side dishes or a whole lot of them, any of these recipes would be a delicious addition to your menu…and they’re all easy to make!
So, when it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays, picking the main dish is usually a no-brainer. Turkey, ham, prime rib, and lamb are probably the most popular choices (or perhaps it’s tofu turkey if you don’t eat meat).
It’s all the yummy side dishes, though, that really stand out and make the meal special and memorable. Don’t you agree?
Many are traditions that we love and look forward to every single year. But I also like to try a new recipe or two each year to keep things interesting.
A few years back, I put together a list of 10 of my favorite holiday side dish recipes from right here on the blog. Since then, I’ve added a bunch more recipes, so I thought it was high time to do another round-up of 10 more of my favorites to share with you.
Most of these new recipes are veggie-based sides, but believe me, any of them will make you want to eat your vegetables! I’ve also got some easy dinner rolls and even a risotto (this one would even be a great main dish for our vegetarian friends).
And, if you stay to the end, I’ve also included 2 bonus recipes that I just couldn’t leave out because it wouldn’t be a holiday in our family without them!
On to the list we go! I hope you find a recipe (or a few) that you’d like to try!
Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Streusel Topping
A classic Thanksgiving and holiday side dish, this sweet potato casserole is made super easy by using canned sweet potatoes (bet you won’t know the difference)!
The Best Stove-Top Mashed Potatoes
Creamy, smooth, fluffy, and flavorful, these mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for everything from a simple weeknight meal to a big holiday feast!
Maple Glazed Carrots With Ginger and Pecans
Take tender glazed carrots to the next level by using maple syrup, adding ginger for a hint of warm spice, and sprinkling in some chopped pecans for crunch!
Sautéed Peas and Pearl Onions
Peas and pearl onions are a winning combination, and this delicious side dish is super quick and easy to make yet so much more impressive than serving peas alone!
Green Beans Amandine
Fancy up green beans by tossing them with buttery toasted sliced almonds and a splash of fresh lemon juice for this classic French side dish!
Oven-Roasted Candied Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a must-have side dish for the holiday season, and these easy roasted sweet potatoes are tender with a sweet, buttery maple syrup and brown sugar glaze!
Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Au Gratin
Fresh cauliflower florets are steamed and then baked in a rich, creamy cheese sauce and topped with buttery, golden brown, crispy panko breadcrumbs. It’s irresistibly delicious!
Baked Horseradish Carrots
Tender carrots are baked in a creamy horseradish sauce and topped with buttery, crunchy cracker crumbs to make this easy side dish. It’s surprisingly different yet delightfully zesty and delicious combination of flavors!
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto
This risotto is creamy, flavorful and super easy because there’s no constant stirring. With hints of thyme, sage and nutmeg, it’s a perfect side dish, first course or meatless main dish for fall!
Cherry Applesauce Jello Salad is a great alternative to cranberry sauce (even the kids will love it). And Pear and Lime Jello Salad is light, fluffy, creamy, and refreshing. They’re retro, super yummy, and always on our holiday table!
Don’t forget to check out my first round-up of 10 Simple and Delicious Holiday Side Dishes for 10 different recipes that you might enjoy!
I hope you find some new favorites…and I wish you a very happy holiday!