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Best Christmas Side Dishes

Best Christmas Side Dishes

One thing that people never seem to overlook is the importance of a good side dish to go along with their Christmas dinner. That’s why we put together this list of the Best Christmas Side Dishes that people turn to each year!

When it comes to Christmas time a lot of the focus is put on the presents, but there is something special when everyone is gathered around the table for a warm meal. It’s a special time of the year that everyone tends to look forward to.

Don’t forget to check out our other great Christmas Recipes:

We are hoping to make it even more special with some of our Best Christmas Side Dishes! Many of them are easy to make, and are sure to warm your heart. We included everything from Easy Dinner Rolls, casseroles, and of course pasta salads! And regardless of whether you are making a turkey you can still try our Turkey Gravy that includes instructions on how to make it with or without drippings!

So get started with your meal planning so that you ensure you have everything you need to make your favorite recipes! And don’t forget that many of these can be made ahead of time to take away some of the stress of cooking everything on Christmas day. Especially our cold side dishes such as our KFC Coleslaw Copycat or the Easy Macaroni Salad.


Perfect Turkey Gravy – Perfect Turkey Gravy Recipe with instructions to make it with or without drippings. All you need is butter, flour, black pepper, chicken or turkey stock and/or drippings! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Perfect Turkey Gravy


Fast and Easy Dinner Rolls – Fast and Easy Dinner Rolls made from scratch! No bread machine required! Fresh and warm, right out of the oven, these basic homemade dinner rolls are irresistable!

Fast and Easy Dinner Rolls


Loaded Baked Potato Casserole – Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with crispy bacon, lots of cheddar cheese and garnished with green onion. The perfect side dish recipe and serves a crowd!

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole


Sweet Potato Casserole {Like Ruth’s Chris} – Sweet Potato Casserole like Ruth’s Chris with a pecan crust! Perfect for Thanksgiving and a delicious alternative to the version with marshmallows!

Sweet Potato Casserole {Like Ruth's Chris}


Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole – Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole made from scratch with fresh or frozen beans, a homemade cream sauce (no cream soup!), cheese, and topped with French’s French Fried Onions. This is the best Green Bean Casserole!

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole


Chicken Noodle Casserole – A cross between a chicken pot pie and noodle soup, this chicken pot pie noodle casserole will become your go to recipe when you need comfort food. Easy to follow, hearty and filling!

Chicken Noodle Casserole


Cheesy Macaroni and Beef Casserole – Cheesy Macaroni and Beef Casserole with ground beef, crushed tomatoes, lots of sharp cheddar cheese and topped with crunchy bread crumbs! It’s the perfect quick weeknight meal that everyone including the kids will enjoy!

Cheesy Macaroni and Beef Casserole


Easy Corn Casserole – Easy Corn Casserole made with Jiffy mix, cheddar cheese, sour cream, green chiles, a little cream cheese for creaminess and BACON! A savory, comforting side dish that everyone will beg you to make over and over!

Easy Corn Casserole


Oven Roasted Asparagus – Tender Oven Roasted Asparagus will soon be your favorite way to prepare asparagus! It’s ready in 20 minutes and only requires olive oil, salt, and black pepper. You can dress it up by adding parmesan cheese, garlic, or even fresh lemon juice! The roasting adds a depth of flavor that can’t be beat!

Oven Roasted Asparagus


Cream Soup Substitute – This is a great substitute for canned cream of "whatever" soup (cream of mushroom or chicken) and perfect for any recipe that calls for cream soups. It only takes minutes to make!

Cream Soup Substitute


KFC Coleslaw Copycat – A KFC Coleslaw Copycat recipe! The dressing tastes almost identical to the original thanks to one key ingredient. You will be pelasantly surprised at how much this clone tastes like the original KFC Coleslaw.

KFC Coleslaw Copycat


Spicy Cole Slaw – Restaurant style Spicy Cole Slaw packs a bit of heat, but not too much! Perfect for summer BBQ’s!

Spicy Cole Slaw


Broccoli Salad – Fresh Broccoli Salad recipe with bacon and cheddar cheese! This Broccoli Salad is a classic summer side and comes together in minutes! It is perfect for summer BBQs and potlucks, or any night of the week.

Broccoli Salad


Easy Macaroni Salad – Easy Macaroni Salad, just like you’d get from the deli at the grocery store! This basic version of Classic Macaroni Salad can be modified to be made with tuna, peas, or whatever add-ins you’s like!

Easy Macaroni Salad


Easy Ranch Pasta Salad – Easy Ranch Pasta Salad with bacon, broccoli, and red pepper!

Easy Ranch Pasta Salad


Egg Salad – Try this creamy egg salad on a bed of lettuce greens for added crunch or between slices of multigrain bread for a satisfying sandwich!

Egg Salad


Turkey Stuffing – An easy Turkey Stuffing (or dressing, if you prefer) recipe that you will want on your table this year, and every year for Thanksgiving!

Turkey Stuffing


Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Gratin – A cheesy garlic cauliflower gratin never fails to impress people at the thanksgiving table. Because it’s low carb, but oodles of taste plus who can say no to cauliflower in oodles of creamy cheese sauce.

Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Gratin


The Best Mashed Potatoes – Everybody has their favorite way of preparing mashed potatoes: with skin, without skin, with milk, without milk, with cream cheese or sour cream. The options are endless! This combination of ingredients in this recipe results in The Best Mashed Potatoes!

The Best Mashed Potatoes


Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Gratin – This easy recipe for Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Gratin, or Au Gratin potatoes is a delicious side your family will love! Easily turn it into a main course by adding ham or bacon.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Gratin


Smashed Potatoes with Cheese – Gooey and cheesy, these smashed potatoes are fabulous as-is, or you can top with bacon, sour cream, and chopped chives!

Smashed Potatoes with Cheese


Easy Homemade Bread – An easy homemade bread recipe that requires no bread machine! If you have never made bread before, step by step photos are included so that anyone can be successful with this recipe! There are few things better than the smell and taste of freshly baked bread enjoyed in the comfort of your own home!

Easy Homemade Bread


Cheesy Cauliflower "Bread" Sticks – Prepare to have your mind blown away with these Cheesy Cauliflower "Bread" Sticks. Low carbin’ it never tasted so good! Low carb, gluten free, grain free. Awesome!

Cheesy Cauliflower "Bread" Sticks


Old-Fashioned Corn Bread – Moist, crumbly corn bread is an essential recipe for any kitchen! This recipe comes together quickly and goes great with chili, soups, and is the perfect base for corn bread stuffing!

Old-Fashioned Corn Bread


Garlic Cheese Bread – This Garlic Cheesy Bread is so quick to make, has tons of flavor, and is so delicious! The perfect side for dinner!

Garlic Cheese Bread


Challah (Egg Bread) – This recipe for Challah, also know as egg bread, is delicious in its own right but it also makes the most phenomenal french toast, french toast casserole, or bread pudding! No bread machine is required for this recipe!

Challah (Egg Bread)


Olive Garden Breadsticks Copycat – These garlic butter breadsticks are the perfect Olive Garden copycat. They are perfectly soft and pillowy and coated with that signature salty garlic butter. You will want this for every dinner.

Olive Garden Breadsticks Copycat


Corn Bread Stuffing with Sausage and Herbs – Thanksgiving Dinner is not complete without the Corn Bread Stuffing! This recipe promises to be a crowd favorite

Corn Bread Stuffing with Sausage and Herbs

Best Christmas Side Dishes




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