The 44 Most Delish Christmas Side Dishes

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Ethan Calabrese

Whether you go for a ham, roast beef or lamb for your entrée, try one of these ah-mazing seasonal sides along with it. They’ll round out your meal, and please even the pickiest of eaters. And, of course you have to have a deliciously decadent dessert to end your meal.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Perfect Mashed Potatoes

This is the only recipe you need for creamy, dreamy mashed spuds.

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John Komar
Cheesy Baked Asparagus

No. 1 best way to eat asparagus.

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Ethan Calabrese
Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Mini potato skins, maximum flavor.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Holiday Roasted Vegetables

Holidays mean no basic veggies allowed.

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Brown Butter Carrots

These sweet glazed slow-cooker carrots are seriously perfect for any occasion.

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Ethan Calabrese
Thanksgiving Cauliflower

This gorg centerpiece is great for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

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Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Jonathan Boulton
Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Smashed and cheesy means you can’t go wrong.

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Kat Wirsing
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

So rich and creamy!

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Garlic Butter Potatoes

Alexa Payesko
Garlic Butter Potatoes

Hasselback it up into these potatoes.

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Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving had mashed, so Christmas has smashed.

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Lindsay Hunt
Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Salad

Add some veggies to the table with this pretty salad.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

The perfect side no matter what you’ll be making.

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Another healthy surprise—Brussels sprouts were the second most-searched recipe this year. We prefer ours roasted with bacon and drizzled with balsamic glaze.Get the recipes from Delish.

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Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Recipe

A perfect side for any night of the week.

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Judy Kim
Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

You haven’t had mashed potatoes until you’ve made them with browned butter.

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Loaded Cauliflower Bites

Cauliflower is totally the new potato.

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Jon Boulton
Cheesy Baked Green Beans

A must try side dish.

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Brandon Bales
Candied Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have never been so wonderful.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Potato Gratin Stacks

Potato gratin, not in casserole form.

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Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Chelsea Lupkin
Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Cheddar and bacon are always a good idea—especially when there are potatoes involved.

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Cheesy Baked Broccoli

The way broccoli is meant to be.

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Garlic Parm Au Gratin

Jonathan Boulton
Garlic Parm Au Gratin

You just can’t beat garlic, parmesan, and potatoes.

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Parker Feierbach
Roasted Beet Goat Cheese Salad

Beets or bust.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn

Here’s one less thing you have to actually cook.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Looking for a low-carb side that NEEDS to be on your holiday table?

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Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Meet your new fave way to eat cauli.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Holiday Apple Salad

Looking for the best salad recipe for a dinner party?

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Chelsea Lupkin
Jalapeño Popper Scalloped Potatoes

You can’t go wrong with cheese and crispy potatoes.

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Judy Kim
Apple-Brussels Sprouts Salad

You need greens on your holiday table somewhere.

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Ethan Calabrese
Potatoes Au Gratin

That cream sauce though.

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Brie Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes like you’ve never seen before.

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