15 Christmas Side Dishes That’ll Be the Star of Every Dinner

Christmas meals are a lot like Thanksgiving, served family-style and full of guilty pleasures. If you’re stumped on what to serve with your main course, be it ham or turkey, I’m here to give you a few side dishes to take your Christmas meal to the next level. They can whipped up in a snap and are classic favorites everyone will love.

Indulge and enjoy your Christmas dinner this year,  you deserve it.

1 . Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Serious Eats

Sweet potatoes are seasonal this time of year and make a sweet side for any Christmas tradition. Get the recipe here.

2. Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin is easy to make and is one of my favorite side dishes. This cheesy potato casserole has layers of thin potatoes with a quick homemade cheese sauce and is baked until browned and bubbly! Pretty enough for guests, easy enough for any day of the week!
Spend With Pennies

Warm, cheesy, and filling. Get the recipe here.

3. Crab Mac And Cheese

Baked-Crab-Mac-N-Cheese 1ed
Will Cook For Smiles

You can’t go wrong with mac and cheese, but why not elevate it a bit with some delicate crab that gives this comfort food classic an extra boost.

Get the recipe here. 

4. Homemade Dinner Rolls

Delicious Dinner Rolls
How Does She

Why spend money on those bland dinner rolls when you can make your own? Get the recipe here. 

5. Green Bean Casserole

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
Spicy Southern Kitchen

A true classic that never gets old. Get the recipe here.

6. Mashed Potatoes

Very Best Mash Potatoes Recipe
Steamy Kitchen

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? These buttery pillows of flavor always please.

Get the recipe here.

7. Roasted Brussel Sprouts

These Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are not only beyond easy to prepare, but I guarantee they will be gone in no time so make plenty!
Kevin is Cooking

This winter vegetable not only roasts great, but packs tons of nutrients.

Get the recipe here.

8. Honey-Roasted Carrots

Honey Butter Roasted Carrots - the most delicious and tender roasted carrots, with honey, butter and garlic. So easy and takes 10 mins to prep | rasamalaysia.com
Rasa Malaysia

Bugs Bunny would be jealous. Get the recipe here

9. Parsnip, Pork and Apple Stuffing

stuffing
Jamie Oliver

Watch the different, yet wonderful flavors come together in this Christmas-inspired side.

Get the recipe here.

10. Parmesan Butternut Squash

Parmesan Butternut Squash Fries - Crisp-tender Parmesan fries, baked to absolute perfection. Except these are actually healthy, and completely addicting!
Damn Delicious

This recipe involves julienning your butternut squash. If that’s not your style, then you can cube them as well. Get the recipe here.

11. Broccoli Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole - A homemade recipe for chicken, broccoli and rice casserole made completely from scratch with a cheesy cream sauce and topped with buttered breadcrumbs. | browneyedbaker.com
Brown Eyed Baker

Creamy, crunchy, healthy: a winning combination. Get the recipe here.

12. Sausage and Mushroom Wild Rice

sausage and wild rice
The Candid Appetite

Amazing taste combined with a satisfying, healthy side. Get the recipe here.

13. Latkes

Latke Recipe
Two Lazy Gourmets

A cultural tradition this time of year, also known as a potato pancake. Get the recipe here.

14. Herb Roasted Potatoes and Onions

herb roasted potatoes
The Comfort of Cooking

Another hearty potato dish to fill the stomach. Get the recipe here.

15. Cider Roasted Root Vegetables

Cider Roasted Root Vegetables
Simply Recipes

A medley of roasted root vegetables. Get the recipe here.

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