Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner
Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner – below is a list of the best easy and delicious side dishes for your holiday dinner!
There’s something in the list to pair with your Christmas dinner recipes! Whether you’re having lasagna, beef tenderloin, ham, or something else.
Check out this blog post if you’re looking for main dish Christmas dinner recipe ideas!
If you’re looking for specific pairing ideas…
- Prime rib, serve with roasted honey glazed carrots and artisan bread (you can use the leftovers and make prime rib sandwiches!)
- Beef tenderloin, serve with twice baked potatoes and parker house rolls
- Short ribs, serve with mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts
- Ham, serve with cheesy potato casserole and roasted broccoli
- Pork, serve with sweet potato gratin
- Lasagna, serve with garlic bread and loaded caesar salad
- Roasted chicken, serve with hasselback potatoes
If you’re looking to build out a menu…
My menu formula is: a main dish + salad + vegetable + carb. The side dishes below are broken out by each of those categories!
33 Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner
Loaded Caesar Salad
A caesar salad taken to the next level. Loaded with extra vegetables and pesto vinaigrette.
This is our favorite classic, simple, and easy salad! It would go with anything you’re serving for the holiday!
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Sautéed red onions and bacon, goat cheese, spinach, pine nuts, and served with a warm bacon vinaigrette
Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots
Whole carrots roasted in olive oil, glazed with honey, and drizzled with a basil goat cheese sauce.
Hot Honey Hasselback Butternut Squash
You can pre-roast the squash ahead of time. Then slice and bake when you’re ready for dinner.
Holiday Acorn Squash Recipe
A sweet and savory side dish! Roasted with herbs and spices. Finished with pomegranate, feta cheese, and pumpkin seeds.
Best-Ever Lemon Parmesan Asparagus
Made in less than 10 minutes! Asparagus, parmesan, and lemon juice!
House Favorite Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Tossed with maple & dijon mustard! Topped with cranberries & walnuts!
Roasted Broccoli Steaks
Roasted broccoli tossed with sliced toasted almonds, red pepper flakes, garlic, lemon juice, and pecorino cheese.
Steakhouse Creamed Spinach
Smooth, luscious, rich and creamy. It’s just like they make at the restaurant.
Cheesy Crispy Cauliflower Gratin
A healthier mac & cheese-esque alternative for your holiday dinner!
Salted Honey Butter Parker House Rolls
These rolls are light, airy, buttery, perfectly salted, and SO delicious! Made with 6 ingredients!
Pull-Apart Garlic Butter Bread Wreath
Serve this warm right out of the oven! Melt in your mouth good!
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
The secret to the creamiest mashed potatoes = a ricer instead of a potato masher and mascarpone cheese mixed in
Loaded Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes topped with a loaded bacon broccoli cheddar sauce! Almost like a deconstructed twice baked potato
Thinly sliced potatoes, drizzled with butter and olive oil. Topped with roasted garlic!
Cheesy Potato Casserole
Layers upon layers of thinly sliced potatoes, a creamy cheese sauce, and extra cheese on top!
Sweet Potato Gratin
Layered with gouda, thyme and parmesan cheese. It’s the perfect fall/winter side dish.
Orzo Pesto Salad
An easy, super delicious vegetarian rice pilaf recipe that will take your dinner to the next level
No Stir Brie Risotto with Lemon Butter Asparagus
Made in under an hour and requires very little stirring.