Christmas Side Dish Recipes

Getting ready for the big holiday dinner shouldn’t make you sweat. That’s why we’ve collected all of our favorite recipes for classic Christmas side dishes in one easy-to-browse place. Whether you’re in the mood for a bright beet salad, a creamy potato gratin, or a cheesy corn pudding, we’ve got tons of ideas for quick and tasty dishes that are sure to make any holiday spread really shine. Need some inspiration? You can pair a traditional roast with favorite dishes like green bean casserole or mashed potatoes. Or, if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you can shake things up with some new seasonal favorites packed with bold winter flavors, like braised endive or sauteed swiss chard with pesto. But don’t forget how great a simple salad can be, either—after weeks of indulgent eating, sometimes they’re just what it takes to balance out the rest of the rich, over-the-top Christmas fare.

Classic Stuffing Recipe

Think of this stuffing as your blank canvas, the perfect understated accompaniment to your Thanksgiving meal. Onions, celery, and sage build the classic foundation while white wine adds brightness and a clean finish. We used good old white sandwich bread because we love the way it holds its shape, but this recipe works equally well with whatever type of bread you prefer. Try it with seeded rye for texture or torn challah for a bit of sweetness. If you can remember amidst the holiday chaos, save some of those lovely celery leaves for garnish.