Holiday Side Dishes

Monday, November 25, 2019
If you're looking for festive Holiday delicious side dishes, here are some great ideas!

Decorate with dried or fresh cranberries and any side dish can become the prettiest dish on the table.

Add some sprigs of fresh mints or other herbs along with some nuts and berries and you can make a beautiful and festive fruit and nut tray.

A holiday can be delicious and fun with roasted vegetables and loaded cheesy garlic knots.

We just love a great bowl of soup to start off the meal, not a real side dish but a comforting warm start to the holiday meals.

Colorful, with fall flavors, comfort foods and so much more awaits you, don't miss this delicious roundup!

Also if you're looking for some great best soups, Thanksgiving ideas, and Christmas favorites, we have a great roundup of ideas for those festive needs also.

Just scroll through these ideas for some wonderful winter and fall side dishes for all your Holiday needs.

this is a collage of holiday side dishes

The Best Side Dishes!

One of our must-haves almost every holiday our these baked artichokes hearts.

Easy to make and all the taste of stuffed artichokes.

The hearts are the best parts, right?

Check out this recipe and gallery below to find the perfect side dish for your holiday tables this season.

this is a dish of baked artichoke hearts in a white baking dish

Baked Artichoke Hearts

Baked Acorn Squash

this is a holiday cranberry sauce with Amaretto. It's in a white ramekin dish and whole berries that were cooked fresh is in it

Amaretto Cranberry Sauce

Other Ideas

As I mentioned before, sometimes it's just the two of you and all those sides are way too much food to serve!

A hearty bowl of soup to start off your meals can be just the right portions to go along with that meal.

Try some of the soup ideas below like our butternut squash soup for starters instead of a heavy holiday meal for those working and in a hurry, these can be made ahead of time.

this is a bowl of butternut squash soup with roasted pumpkin seeds and garlic pita bread points on a white wash wood table

Butternut Squash Soup (Panera Copycat)

Vintage Hash Brown Casserole

Vintage Hash Brown Casserole

this is a sweet potato casserole in a white pie plate with marshmallows roasted on top

Amaretto Sweet Potato Casserole

these are how to make prize winning cranberry roasted brussels sprouts

Cranberry Brussels Sprouts

long grain and wild rice

Long Grain and Wild Rice

proscuitto wrapped asparagus spears

Asparagus Spirals

Cauliflower Steaks

green beans with pistachios

Green Beans With Pistachio

Yeast Rolls

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this is a scoop of broccoli casserole on a white plate with toasted and buttered bread crumbs on top

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Zucchini Tomato Tart

twice baked white potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

savory butternut casserole

Butternut Squash Casserole

twice baked sweet potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Italian sausage stuffing

Italian Sausage Stuffing

how to make Italian Eggplant parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

Italian style macaroni and cheese baked in the oven side dish

Italian Style Cavatappi Macaroni and Cheese

The Holiday Tips I Have For You

I am a firm believer in many a list of what I want to make way ahead of time.

There's nothing worse than starting a recipe and not having all the ingredients in the house to make it.

Some of my favorite items to keep on hand are fall spices like cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and for sure cloves.

I also like to get red and green cherries, dried cranberries, and fresh cranberries along with fresh mint and other herbs to add as garnish.

You can make all your Holiday recipes festive with just a few ingredients added at the end to perk it up on your plate.

Roasted vegetables are my favorite to make and the easiest!

this is how to make a baked brie with fruits and nuts

Baked Brie

Other Holiday Roundups

Easter Recipes

Game Day Recipes

Best Holiday Side Dishes

Red White and Blue Recipes

Halloween Roundup

Christmas Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

this is how to build a tray with fruits, meats and nuts

Cheese and Meat Fruit Tray

Holiday Side Dish Recipes Pin for later

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Holiday Mousse Cannoli

A quick and easy holiday mousse that's light, fluffy and delicious.

It has all the flavors of a cannoli filling, and just the most festive dessert we serve all season.

Don't Forget to Try Our Other Holiday Favorites!

Homemade Potato Gnocchi
Mashed Potatoes
Mom's Turkey Gravy
Sweet Potato Rolls
Pumpkin Pie

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2016. It was edited and re-published in 2019.


  1. I'm loving the look of those Brussels sprouts and those loaded potatoes! You know how to do holidays right :)

  2. Such a yummy list! That sweet potato casserole is calling my name!

  3. I am so glad I stumbled across this today, as I sit here preparing my holiday menu for Thursday. I have added several of these side dishes into the mix. Thank you!

  4. Everything looks great here, Claudia! Those potatoes rock!!!


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