The Christmas feast is all about delicious food that brings everyone together. Imagine 21 incredible side dishes that make your meal even more amazing. These aren't just any sides—they're like the perfect flavorful additions to your main dishes, making your Christmas dinner complete.
Each of these side dishes brings its own special taste and style to the table, making your Christmas meal a real treat for everyone gathered around.
Roasted Fall Vegetables
Enjoying produce that’s in season is one of my favorite things, and these roasted fall vegetables do just that! It’s the most delicious combination of butternut squash, broccoli, beets, and sweet potatoes, all perfectly roasted to bring out their natural sweetness and flavors. It’s a versatile side dish for any occasion! Get the recipe.
Napa Cabbage Salad
This Healthy Napa Cabbage Salad aka Slaw is a quick 5 -ingredient side dish recipe that is great for mains. It's simple and doesn't contain mayo. Get the recipe.
Crunchy and Spicy Korean Carrot Salad
Crunchy and Spicy Korean Carrots Salad will win people over at potlucks, picnics, and as a unique side dish in any home. Made with fresh carrots, coriander, garlic, and oil, these Korean-style marinated carrots are easy, quick and always delicious! Ready in 20 minutes. Get the recipe.
Best Hasselback Potatoes
These Best Hasselback potatoes are the most beautiful potato dish you'll ever make. Cut into a funky accordion shape, this crispy and delicious side dish is sure to delight your family and friends. Get the recipe.
Eggplant Gratin with Feta Cheese
This creamy and scrumptious Eggplant Gratin is smothered with a secret white sauce and topped with a generous layer or Gruyere cheese. It is a side dish that is so easy to make and will be gone before you know it. Get the recipe.
Brussels Sprouts with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
These Easy Brussels Sprouts are healthy, delicious and take little time to prepare. Roasted until tender and crispy and drizzled over with a tangy and sweet honey balsamic vinaigrette. This recipe will quickly become your favorite! Get the recipe.
Miso Sweet Potato Mash
This delicious Miso Sweet Potato Mash is a must for the holidays. Ready in 30 minutes, with just 6 ingredients, this sugar-free vegan side dish is healthy, creamy and satisfying. Get the recipe.
Smashed Red Potatoes with Garlic and Dill
So easy and delicious, these Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes With Garlic And Dill are a comfort side dish that never disappoints. Naturally vegan and made with just 4 simple ingredients, these crushed red potatoes are great for any occasion. Get the recipe.
Basmati Rice with Dried Fruit and Nuts
Basmati Rice With Dried Fruit And Nuts - flavorful and delicious vegan side dish for dinner or holidays. It's super easy to make and will turn any meal into a colorful feast. Get the recipe.
Cauliflower Au Gratin
This Cauliflower Au Gratin, also known as a Cauliflower Bake, is a delightful and satisfying dish that brings together the wholesome flavors of cauliflower and creamy gratin goodness. It's an easy comfort food recipe that has quickly become one of the favorites in my house. It's creamy, cheesy, and such a delicious side dish for holidays as well as for Sunday night dinner. Get the recipe.
Mediterranean Asparagus with Pine Nuts
Really easy Mediterranean Asparagus With Balsamic Drizzle And Pine Nuts. Trimmed asparagus spears are baked in olive oil until tender but crispy and then finished with a quick homemade Balsamic drizzle. This healthy recipe is kid-friendly and makes a delicious dinner side. Get the recipe.
Garlic & Herb Carrots – Instant Pot
Garlic & Herb Carrots are cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. Sautéed with lots of butter, garlic and herbs, they make a perfect side dish! Get the recipe.
Mashed Potatoes with Creme Fraiche
A side dish that goes with everything. These Mashed Potatoes With Creme Fraiche And Roasted Garlic are creamy and so flavorful. Put this recipe in your cookbook, it's going to become your favorite mashed potato recipe ever! Get the recipe.
Sautéed Swiss Chard
Want to know How To Cook Swiss Chard? Look no further. My Sautéed Swiss Chard recipe with garlic and tomatoes is simple yet unique. It's ready in minutes and is loaded with nutrients. This easy red chard recipe makes a wonderful and delicious addition to any recipe. Get the recipe.
Roasted Potatoes with Lemon and Oregano
This Greek Roasted Potatoes (Roasted Mediterranean Potatoes) is the perfect side dish packed with delicious lemony oregano, garlic, and olive oil flavors. This recipe showcases the perfect combination of crispy exteriors and tender interiors, resulting in potatoes that are bursting with flavor. What's best is that they're super easy to make, and you don't even need to boil the potatoes! Get the recipe.
Broccoli Rice Casserole
Embrace the charm of a comforting, home-cooked meal with this delightful Broccoli Rice Casserole. A perfect blend of creamy, cheesy goodness with the wholesome nutrition of broccoli and rice, it's an all-in-one dish that's sure to please everyone at the dinner table. The harmony of textures and flavors creates a medley that's not only satisfying but also a breeze to put together. Get the recipe.
Quinoa Enchilada Casserole
Quinoa Enchilada Casserole! If you love the taste of enchiladas, then you must try this simple casserole. Quinoa, corn, beans, homemade enchilada sauce baked to bubbly, cheesy perfection. Get the recipe.
Vinegret (Beet and Potato salad with Green Peas)
Vinegret Salad is a delicious alternative to Potato Salad. It features cooked beets, potatoes and carrots along with tangy dill pickles and green peas. This traditional recipe has loads of flavor and great for side dish or dinner. Get the recipe.
Candied Butternut Squash
Candied butternut squash is a delicious side dish that can bring a touch of sweetness to any meal. This recipe takes the natural sweetness of butternut squash and elevates it to new heights by adding a rich caramel glaze made with cane sugar or coconut sugar along with maple syrup or honey. The result is a dish that is both visually stunning and absolutely delicious. Get the recipe.
Garlic Almond Green Beans
These easy Garlic Almond Green Beans take little time to prepare. In fact, you need 15 minutes from start to finish. They are cooked until tender and are flavorful, healthy and so good. Perfect side dish for any occasion. Get the recipe.
Beet Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing
Vibrant, juicy and healthy Cold Beet Salad With Greek Yogurt Dressing is a real thing. Ridiculously easy to make and worths to be added to a regular dinner menu as well special occasions. You'll love the flavors in this one. Get the recipe.
Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.