The Best Holiday Side Dish Recipes to shake up your menu! Get out of your rut with a delicious new dish!

Find delicious Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving Sides to round out your holiday meals!

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Best Holiday Side Dish Recipes

There are a few times a year when it’s perfectly kosher to indulge. Thanksgiving, for example. What other day of the year would you have SO many carbs on the menu??? Stuffing, potatoes, corn casserole, dinner rolls, desserts? So it’s the perfect time to try new recipes, and that’s why I’m bringing you the best holiday side dish recipes from my blog and from some blogger friends. I also have some terrific Thanksgiving dessert recipes that would work for other holidays, too.

Fruit Salads

Let’s start with my favorite, Fruit Salads. Most are more like desserts with whipped cream and marshmallows. My oldest has been known to eat a huge bowl of leftovers for breakfast. You know that fruit =healthy, right? Well, maybe not.

The Best Ambrosia Salad in a white serving bowl surrounded by fruit and marshmallows

The Best Ambrosia Salad

Holiday fruit salad in a white serving bowl

Holiday Fruit Salad (this recipe has been in my family for 5 generations!)

Cranberry Fluff Salad in a white serving bowl

Cranberry Fluff Salad (A classic that both my mom and mother-in-law loved to serve)

Green Salads

Green salads aren’t always on our holiday menu, but they do make you feel a little more virtuous when you go for seconds of this versus mashed potatoes and gravy!

Overhead view of Spinach, Strawberry, Pomegranate, Feta Salad in a white bowl on a checkered napkin

Strawberry Spinach Pomegranate Feta Salad with my most favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette

Overhead view of Holiday Lettuce Salad in a white serving bowl on a red napkin

Holiday Salad

Arugula Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash in a white bowl on a red napkin

Arugula Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

Hot Holiday Side Dishes

Praline Topped Sweet Potato Casserole in a round white baking dish with a spoonful removed

Praline Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Spinach Souffle in a white casserole dish

Spinach Souffle (a MUST have dish for Katie)

Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots in a small white dish with a bamboo handle fork

Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots

Easy Sautéed Brussels Sprouts in a white ceramic terrine

Easy Sauteed Brussels Sprouts (My dad asked for leftovers for breakfast and he’s not even a fan of Brussels sprouts!)

Asian Green Beans on a rectangular white platter

Easy Asian Green Beans (My mom has been making these yummy beans since the ’70’s!)

Mustardy Haricots Vert in a white serving bowlMustardy Haricots Vert

Roasted Autumn Vegetables in a white ceramic bowl

Roasted Autumn Vegetables

Green Bean Bundles wrapped in bacon on a white tray

Green Bean and Bacon Bundles

Holiday Bread and Potatoes

Buttery Homemade Crescent Rolls in a white serving bowl

Buttery Homemade Crescent Rolls

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls in a basket and one cut open on a white plate

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Moomie's Buns in a serving dish plus one on a round white plate

Moomies Buns {Yeast Knot Rolls}

Perfect Popovers on a small white plate and in a serving dish

Picture Perfect Popovers

Hasselback Potatoes Casserole in a ceramic loaf pan with a rosemary sprig garnish

Hasselback Potato Casserole

French Potato Gratin topped with a sprig of thyme on a small white dish

French Potato Gratin (an exquisite version of scalloped potatoes!)

Easy Puffed Potatoes Casserole on a small white plate with a red handle fork

Easy Puffed Potato Casserole

More Holiday Side Dishes You’ll Love:

Here are more fabulous Thanksgiving and Christmas side dishes to explore! If you’re toying with trying a new turkey recipe, check out How to Brine a Turkey for a delicious alternative to roasting!




Stuffings and Starches:

Cranberries and More: