14 Christmas Dinner Side Dishes That'll Instantly Make Your Mouth Water
Whether you're hosting Christmas dinner yourself or just bringing a side dish to the party, you want to make sure to get it just right. After all, side dishes are where it's at, am I right? With so many delicious possibilities, you can get really creative in what you decide to whip up. And one of the best things about Christmas dinner is you can go either the traditional route or try something more exotic. From green bean casserole to Moroccan couscous pilaf, we've rounded up 14 recipes that'll make everyone go back for seconds (and thirds). Check out all the delicious Christmas side dishes below, and get cookin'!
Moroccan Couscous Pilaf
Why have buttered rice at dinner when you can have deliciously spiced pilaf? This side dish is bursting with flavor and would match perfectly with any main course.
Get the recipe: Moroccan couscous pilaf
Fiesta Cauliflower With Black Beans and Queso
Roasted cauliflower can get boring after a while, but this recipe kicks things up a notch. The jalapeños add a nice little kick to your festive meal.
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These simple and easy rolls will be perfect for your table. Plus, you can make little sandwiches with your leftovers!
Get the recipe: potato rolls
Chicken Fried Rice
Who doesn't love chicken fried rice? Satisfy all of your guests this year with this easy-to-make side dish.
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Corn Casserole With Cheese
Corn casserole is a holiday favorite (it can almost count as dessert because of the sweetness!), but when you add cheese? Forget about it.
Get the recipe: corn casserole with cheese
Simple Garlicky Vegan Sourdough Stuffing
With ingredients like leeks, mushrooms, soy sauce, and sourdough bread, you really can't go wrong with this stuffing.
Get the recipe: simple garlicky vegan sourdough stuffing
Homemade Green Bean Casserole
If you're sticking with beloved holiday classics for dinner then you need to whip up this creamy green bean casserole.
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This one could work as a main or side dish, but either way, this cheesy dish will get you compliments from everyone at the table.
Get the recipe: baked spaghetti
Perfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts
We can practically smell these roasted brussels sprouts through the screen, which means we'll definitely be making them on Christmas!
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Loaded Mash Potato Casserole with Bacon and Caramelized Onions
Creamy mashed potatoes with crunchy bacon and sweet caramelized onions? Sign us up.
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Sauteed Leeks with Parmesan
Adding parmesan to a dish just instantly makes it better, and these leeks are no exception.
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Baked Penne Alla Vodka
Another pasta dish that could work as a main or side dish, this baked penne is the perfect thing to warm you up on a chilly Winter night with family.
Get the recipe: baked penne alla vodka
Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Stuffed with Italian sausage, apples, mushrooms, and spices, this acorn squash side dish will be the hit of dinner.
Get the recipe: sausage stuffed acorn squash
Pull-Apart Garlic Butter Bread Wreath
Everyone loves garlic bread, and it's even better when it's festive and easy to eat! This pull-apart wreath is prefect for sharing and for avoiding a crumbly mess.
Get the recipe: pull-apart garlic butter bread wreath