Get ready for your next holiday meal with these 15 Amazing Holiday Side Dishes. Whether Thanksgiving or Christmas, these delicious recipes are going to make all of your guests happy. Are you ready to start cooking for the holidays?
Homemade Mac and Cheese
There are few comfort foods that are universally loved, but a good Homemade Macaroni and Cheese has to be one of them. Velvety soft cheese, whether baked or stovetop, with or without a crunchy topping, is a staple in any cook’s catalog. I know your family probably has their recipe for Homemade Macaroni and Cheese or at least you’ll have fond memories of eating Kraft or Velveeta as a kid. The reason mac and cheese is a favorite is because it rarely disappoints.
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Brown Sugar Baked Squash
There is nothing more “fall” then making a squash side dish. Whether acorn squash, delicata squash, butternut squash, or whatever winter squash variety you favor, this simple recipe is always a hit. It was a vegetable dish I always asked for when I was a kid, which speaks to how delicious it is. Brown Sugar Baked Squash will be on your table soon enough this fall, Thanksgiving or whenever you crave it!
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Balsamic Glazed Carrots
Do you ever have extra baby carrots or regular sized carrots living in your fridge? Spice things up and make an awesome carrot recipe like this Balsamic Glazed Carrots recipe. You’ll love the sweet glaze and seasoning. It makes the carrots taste like they were made in a restaurant.
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Maple Brown Butter Butternut Squash
I’m sure you’ve fallen into this rut too but I’ve found that with some ingredients, I prepare them the same way time and time again. When I bought butternut squash recently my original plan was to roast it, then mash it until my boyfriend complained that that’s what I always do. Point taken. And with some on the fly thinking, I decided to make a Maple Brown Butter Roasted Butternut Squash and it was so freakin good I had to share it here with all of you!
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Balsamic Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts
There are a few recipes that I keep in my back pocket to use when I have unexpected guests and need to have a somewhat fancy meal prepared. Balsamic Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts is one of those recipes that I can whip up in under 30 minutes as an appetizer or a side and know that it will be a hit. Besides, who can say no to bacon anyways?
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Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots
When I was younger, I was a horrible picky eater. My parents had a dreaded one bite rule where I would have to try everything on my plate even if that meant not eating it all. Most vegetables were horrible. They were bitter to me and I couldn’t stand them. However sweet vegetables were the few I would consistently eat. Give me a bag of carrots and I chomp down on those. However put green beans in front of me and I’d rather starve. And while I’m less of a picky eater now, some foods like carrots still remain favorites. I decided to make my roasted carrots a bit fancier recently by making a Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots recipe.
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Roasted Root Vegetables with Brown Butter Sauce
There are not many fresh vegetables available in winter but root vegetables are in abundance. This recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables with Brown Butter Sauce combines several different root vegetable varieties to make the most delicious side dish.
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Bacon Mashed Red Potatoes
Bacon makes everything better, at least in my opinion. When you have a great comfort food side dish, why not combine it with everyone’s favorite, bacon? Hint: Because it’s so delicious! You’ll be sure to love this recipe for Bacon Mashed Red Potatoes.
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Roasted Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
Make an elevated version of a classic comfort food with this recipe for Roasted Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes. You’ll love the depth of flavor that adding roasted garlic brings to the dish. It’s the perfect side dish for when you want to impress company.
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Roasted Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a staple of cold weather comfort food. They are the perfect side dish for any holiday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or for any regular day. I like to elevate my mashed potatoes by using roasted garlic. This recipe for Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes is as delicious as it is simple to make.
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Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes
Whether a side dish at a holiday meal or on a Sunday night, mashed potatoes are a staple cold weather comfort food. This side dish can be made in so many delicious variations but one of my favorites is this recipe for Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes. This is an elevated take on a comfort food classic that you’re sure to love!
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Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes
Make potatoes interesting again with this recipe for Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes. You’ll love the flavor that garlic brings to an otherwise routine side dish. Red potatoes make a great side dish, you’ll definitely love these!
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Bacon Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a staple comfort food. Why not make them better by combining them with another amazing comfort food, bacon? This recipe for Bacon Mashed Potatoes is the perfect side dish for your meal. You’ll love the twist on a classic!
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Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
Whether Thanksgiving, Christmas or just dinner, the perfect side for any comfort food is Homestyle Mashed Potatoes. This is an easy side but cooking it correctly will make it perfection! This recipe must be tried for any holiday meal.
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Homestyle Mashed Red Potatoes
Whether Thanksgiving, Christmas or just dinner, the perfect side for any comfort food is Homestyle Mashed Red Potatoes. This is an easy side but cooking it correctly will make it perfection! This recipe must be tried for any holiday meal.
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