Whether you need sides for Thanksgiving, Christmas or a special occasion, these 15 holiday side dishes are easy to make and delicious.
These recipes are staples on the holiday table but there’s no need to wait for a holiday because they are so simple that they can make an appearance at Sunday dinner, or any night of the week.
1. Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
This comfort food dish is perfect for Christmas brunch or as a dinner side dish. In this recipe, hash browns are combined with butter, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, spices, and cheese, lots of cheese!
2. Creamed Corn Casserole
This creamed corn casserole is a slightly sweet and savory side dish. It has a custardy, creamy texture thanks to the butter, eggs, and creamed corn. And it is not only an easy dump and bake recipe but uses budget-friendly ingredients too.
3. Twice Baked Potatoes
Twice baked potatoes start off as a plain baked potatoes then we transform them by making a creamy, cheesy, mashed potato filling and stuffing it back into the potato shell.
4. Brussels Sprouts Casserole
An easy brussels sprouts casserole that’s baked with a creamy cheese sauce and topped with crispy bacon. This recipe makes a wonderful side dish for any meal and will shine on your holiday table.
5. Chicken Flavored Rice
This chicken flavored rice is an easy way to transform plain white rice into a savory, flavorful side dish. In this recipe, long grain white rice, orzo, chicken broth, chicken base and seasoning come together to make a side dish that’s sure to become a favorite.
6. Creamed Spinach
This creamed spinach recipe is super flavorful with a combination of onions, garlic and spices. It’s made with frozen spinach instead of fresh making it a convenient.
7. Green Bean Casserole
This green bean casserole is made with fresh green beans and cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom. It’s a variation of the classic holiday side dish that we all know and love.
8. Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Loaded sweet potatoes are an easy way to get all the delicious flavors of a sweet potato casserole, without all the work and dishes. Plus, you can make as many (or few) as you need. They’re perfect if you’re having a small holiday celebration.
9. Sausage Stuffing
This sausage stuffing is a family favorite. It’s really easy to make and uses simple ingredients. In this recipe, flavorful sausage, toasted almonds, vegetables and bread are combined to make the best stuffing.
10. Garlic Parsley Potatoes
These parsley potatoes are tossed in a delicious sauce made with olive oil, butter and lots of fresh garlic. They’re easy to make, easy on the budget and make a great side dish.
11. Cinnamon Apples
These cinnamon apples make a delicious side dish or dessert. They’re super easy to make and don’t take very long at all. In this recipe, apples, brown sugar and cinnamon are cooked in butter until they’re tender and golden.
12. Three Bean Salad
This three bean salad recipe is simple, affordable, and delicious! Green beans, red kidney beans and garbanzo beans are combined with a sweet and tangy dressing.
13. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish. They’re a staple on the holiday table and comfort food at its best. They’re easy to make too, and in this recipe you’ll find simple tips to make the best mashed potatoes.
14. Green Beans with Bacon
These green beans with bacon make an easy and delicious side dish. In this recipe, onions and garlic are gently sautéed in butter. Then we add fresh green beans and crispy bacon and cook them with a little beef broth until tender.
15. Sweet Potato Casserole
This small batch sweet potato casserole is perfect for small holiday gatherings. In this recipe the sweet potatoes and marshmallows are the stars. The rest of the ingredients are simple, milk, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
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