50+ Christmas Side Dish Ideas Perfect for Christmas Day

50+ Christmas Side Dish Ideas Perfect for Christmas Day

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without scrumptious side dishes to compliment the main!

It isn’t so much the roast meats that are special on Christmas Day, but the decadent side dishes. Creamy potato bake with all the fancy cheeses and bacon pieces, the honeyed carrots, and all the delicious cheeses and dips.

To me – that is Christmas. The fancy food that is special to this time of year.

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1. Sheet Pan Roasted Root Vegetables

Sheet Pan anything is great – just about no washing up and I think it is the best way to cook vegetables, especially in bulk as you do on Christmas Day!

2. Roasted Duck Fat Potatoes

You can pick up Duck Fat from the oils section of your local Woolworths Supermarket.  And it is the BEST stuff – so buttery – even more buttery than butter – and it makes potatoes totally amazing!

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3. Gourmet Coleslaw Recipe

You can’t have an Australian Christmas without Coleslaw!

Grab the recipe here!
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4. Traditional Cauliflower Cheese

An oldie but a goodie – and still super tasty and pretty much the only way you will ever get me to eat cauliflower!

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5. Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes |Thinly sliced potatoes baked in a creamy sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese. Total comfort food!

6. Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

This sausage cornbread stuffing is a little sweet from the cornbread, a little savory from the sage in the sausage – perfect for holiday meals!

7. Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

Crisp apples, dried cranberries, feta cheese, and hearty walnuts come together in a fresh Autumn apple cranberry walnut salad.  An easy side dish for any favorite meal!

8. Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf 

Easy one pot Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf simmered in herb-seasoned chicken broth and apple juice and riddled with sweet dried cranberries, apples, and roasted pecans for an unbelievable savory-sweet side dish perfect for the holidays. Everyone always asks for this recipe!

9. Christmas Couscous Salad

I make this recipe every single Christmas Day – it is so delicious and fresh. Perfect for a hot Australian Christmas Day as it is best served cold.

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10. Kebab Layered Salad

Christmas Day is great to show off an amazing salad – and layered salads make a big impact and they are dead easy to make!

For something a bit left of center – try this Kebab Layered Salad – delicious – and a great way to enjoy Christmas Leftovers on Boxing Day.

Kebab Layered Salad
Kebab Layered Salad

11. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash With Cranberries And Feta

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta This sweet and savory side dish is perfect for the holidays and loaded with Fall flavor!

12. Duchess Potatoes

Christmas dinner is the perfect time to make duchess potatoes if you’re going to make duchess potatoes because they’re fancy and frilly and lovely while still having the yummy comfort-food factor of the mashed ones.

13. Gherkin and Sundried Tomato Cob Loaf Dip

This could be a Christmas Side Dish, or an entree – but it’s bloody delicious!

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14. Pear Onions, Peas And Bacon

Pearl Onions, Peas and Bacon are combined in this simple and delicious side dish that is seasoned with smoked paprika and brown sugar.

15. Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushrooms

The best and easiest way to make mushrooms in a crockpot with garlic, herbs and of course, butter! Just 5 min prep!

16. Mini Potato Gratin Snacks

For breakfast with eggs? As party food? As a side for a fancy dinner? The possibilities are endless. And these Mini Potato Gratin Stacks are just 85 calories per serving!

17. Tortellini Broccoli Salad

This bright and cheerful little salad is the perfect side dish for your summer BBQ but I love it any time of year.

18. Roasted Acorn Squash with Pomegranate & Parsley

This roasted acorn squash would be perfect for your Thanksgiving table, or really, for any dinner this fall.

19. Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole

If you’re looking for a healthy side dish, this is your recipe. This vegan green bean casserole is made with a cashew-based mushroom sauce that is super creamy and delicious.

20. Sauteed Spinach With Garlic

A simple classic side dish, this sauteed spinach with garlic is a perfect healthy addition any meal.

21. Southern Baked Beans

Grab your best friends, crank up your grill and make these delicious Southern Baked Beans.  There is nothing that goes better with a juicy hamburger in the summer than our favorite family baked bean recipe.

22. Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

This honey mustard vinaigrette is always a family-favorite due to the sweet and tangy flavor combinations. Made with just five simple ingredients, the dressing is as simple as whisking together honey, dijon mustard, lemon juice, olive oil and a little salt and pepper.

23. Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad with a Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad with a Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette – made with Botticelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar.

24. Roasted Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Walnut Salad

Roasted beetroot salad, with goats cheese and walnuts, is the perfect side dish for a BBQ. Simple to make, it transports well for a meal with friends.  It can also be served with loads of crusty bread as a hearty vegetarian main.

25. Best Ever Sausage Stuffing

This best ever sausage stuffing is salty from the sausage, crunchy from the bread cubes, sweet and tart from the red delicious apples! Move over turkey, this best ever stuffing is ready to take the main stage!

26. Gruyere, Mushroom and caramelised Onion Bites

Caramelized onion bites with sautéed crimini mushrooms, balsamic caramelized onions, and applewood smoked gruyere cheese. Thee perfect little appetizers!

27. Maple Roasted Carrots in Tahini Sauce with Pomegranate and Pistachios

Sweet maple roasted carrots served topped with a tasty tahini sauce, pomegranate and pistachios!

28. Beetroot and Feta Cheese Salad

Fresh Beetroot cubes mixed with the creamy and tangy tasting feta cheese, this salad is perfect to have with a summer Christmas salad.

29. Mini Sweet Potato Gratins

And easy recipe for mini sweet potato gratins with pecans and fresh herbs that are perfect for the Holidays.

30. Tomato and Hearts of Palm Salad

This light and healthy salad takes just 10 minutes with a sharp knife for a little slicing and chopping to pull together and is the perfect addition to any potluck barbecue.

31. Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole 

This may technically be a sweet potato casserole, but it’s my modern take. For one, there’s little-to-no (vegan) butter involved. Second, it’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar. Third, I added butternut squash for true autumnal flavor. Lastly, I replaced the marshmallows with coconut sugar-toasted pecans.

32. Easy Buttery Yeast Rolls

This working with yeast is scary? It isn’t! This recipe for EASY Buttery Yeast Rolls will make you the star of Thanksgiving dinner!

33. The Ultimate Vegan Yorkshire Puddings

A staple of a Sunday Roast dinner and definitely up there with the ultimate comfort foods.

34. Ham Cheese & Spinach Puffs

Wow your guests for your next brunch with these ham & cheese puffs. Serve with a crisp salad for an easy yet impressive dish with little effort.

36. BBQ Bacon Cheese Ball

This irresistible cheese ball recipe would be perfect any ol’ time of year.  (It has already earned a guaranteed spot on my Super Bowl menu this February!)  But since it is red and green, it gets my vote as a favorite new Christmas appetizer.

37. Slowcooker Creamy Cheesy Corn

low Cooker Creamy Cheesy Corn ~ a rich, comforting side dish that’s the perfect addition to any holiday menu…because not only is this recipe delicious, but it also frees up the stove and oven!

38. Baked Zucchini Fries

Baked Zucchini Fries is the ultimate veggie side dish. It is crispy and crunchy on the outside but firm and soft on the inside. It hits all the salty, crispy, savoury notes you crave “” without any added guilt!

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39. Creamy Spinach Bake

Everybody loves creamed spinach, even folks who hate spinach! Here’s a luxurious baked version that I love serving with oven-roasted pork tenderloin, though it pairs just as well with steak, pork chops, or any other protein on your plate. Splurge on a little mid-week comfort food and make this with your dinner tonight!

40. Fresh Corn Sauté with Bacon and Chives

This summery sauté of corn and bacon makes a simply delicious side dish.

41. Buffalo Bacon Cheese Ball

The base starts off with a mixture of softened (low-fat) cream cheese and creamy gorgonzola that’s whipped together in a mini food processor, of course if you like large pieces of blue cheese in each bite, you can just mix the two ingredients by hand.

42. Baked Avocado Fries

The obsession with avocado continues.  I’ll admit I didn’t eat these, I’m not a huge fan of avocado”¦ it is the texture that gets me every time.  I don’t mind it in a sandwich or roll, but not on it’s own. Ewww.  But many people are fans.  And the girls that I made this for said it was delicious, so you will just have to take their word for it!

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43. Tuna Deviled Eggs 

The filling is zesty and creamy and has some crunchy texture from the celery and pickle. Tuna pairs magically with eggs and the fresh herbs give the whole pantry staples flavor group some cheerful brightness.

44. Mini Baked Potato Bites 

Mini Baked Potato Bites are very simple to make and easy to eat. They make for a very elegant starter for a party and you can make them as simple or as fancy as you like!

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45. Parmesan Chicken Rollups

Looking for a quick and easy chicken dinner idea? These Parmesan Chicken Roll Ups will be one of your favorite easy chicken recipes. Simple meal idea for any day of the week.
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46. Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

This loaded cauliflower casserole is bursting with flavor””all the RIGHT flavors””that is. This casserole takes cauliflower to a whole new level thanks to yummy ingredients like sour cream, lots of cheese and bacon.

47. Baked Stuff Sweet Potato

You can serve these Baked Stuffed Sweet Potato as individual or slice once cooked, either way it’s delicious and healthy! Go figure lol.

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48. Taco Cheese Ball

Love cheese? Try this cheesy goodness of Taco Cheese Ball! Best paired with biscuits and might try it with fruit and veggie sticks. Nom nom!

49. Easy Corn Salsa

Nothing taste better when you have salsa in your table. Craving for something Mexican? This easy Corn Salsa is the perfect refreshing side dish you can have this holiday season!

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50. Potato Bake Slowcooker Style

This good old Potato recipe never goes wrong! Mouth-watering and perfect not just this holiday but in every special occasion.

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51. Spanish Red Rice

Carb binging this holiday? Well, give your usual rice meal with a twist and try this Spanish Red Rice recipe. Mmmmm so good!

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52. Roasted Honey Garlic Cauliflower

Crunchy with a little roasty taste, this roasted honey garlic cauliflower is very delish. For sure your family and friends will crave more of this!

53. Slow Cooker Milk and Honey Corn on the Cob

Serve your usual corn dish in a unique way and try this slow cooker Milk and Honey corn on the cob. Yum yum creamy and milky.

54. Southern Style Baked Beans

Mix up your favourite beans with gazillion nuggets of bacon! This dish is magic!

55. Buttery Garlic & Bacon Peas

You will change the way you think and cook your peas when you try this Buttery Garlic and bacon peas! Definitely a great side dish this Christmas!

56. Doritos Chicken Casserole

If you are looking for a quick and delicious Mexican casserole dish, this Dorito chicken casserole is the perfect meal for you. makes a perfect dinner for any night of the week. Enjoy!

57. Beer Cheese Stuffing

Craving for cheesy stuffing but with a twist? Try this Beer Cheese Stuffing, it’s the most delicious stuffing you will ever taste! Your family and friends will definitely enjoy and ask for more of this.

Everything looks delicious!

Now I don’t know which one I’ll cook for Christmas! Hmmm…

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