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…

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!

34 Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner

Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner
Salad side dish ideas for Christmas Dinner

Loaded Caesar Salad

A caesar salad taken to the next level. Loaded with extra vegetables and pesto vinaigrette.

Vegan Cobb Salad

Vegans and non-vegan will love this salad!

House Salad

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

Bacon Brussels Crunch Salad

Not your average salad! This is loaded with flavor and texture

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!

Spicy Garlic Green Beans Recipe

A fresh, healthy, and delicious Christmas side dish!

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.

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

A decadent vegetable side dish!

Roasted Cauliflower with Vanilla Braised Walnuts

An easy but fancy holiday side dish!

Cheesy Crispy Cauliflower Gratin

A healthier mac & cheese-esque alternative for your holiday dinner!

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Using a crockpot will free up your oven and keep it warm until you’re ready to serve!

Artisan Bread Recipe

An easy, no knead, and homemade!

Salted Honey Butter Parker House Rolls

These rolls are light, airy, buttery, perfectly salted, and SO delicious! Made with 6 ingredients!

Pull-Apart Sour Cream and Chive Rolls

A little bit labor intensive but SO GOOD!!

Pull-Apart Garlic Butter Bread Wreath

Serve this warm right out of the oven! Melt in your mouth good!

House Favorite Garlic Bread

It’s so simple and so ridiculously good.

Potato Stacks

The easiest (and also the best) potato side dish out there!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

The secret to the creamiest mashed potatoes = a ricer instead of a potato masher and mascarpone cheese mixed in

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

A classic holiday comfort food! Goes with any Christmas dinner recipe!

Loaded Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes topped with a loaded bacon broccoli cheddar sauce! Almost like a deconstructed twice baked potato

Hasselback Potatoes

Thinly sliced potatoes, drizzled with butter and olive oil. Topped with roasted garlic!

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

A fun and fancier alternative to baked potatoes

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.

French Onion Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Finished with a crunchy thyme topping

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.

Creamed Spinach and Wild Rice Casserole

A mix between your classic green bean casserole, a spinach dip, and a bowl of French onion soup