Christmas Side dishes play a crucial supporting role to every major holiday meal. They are your savory ways to make guests and family look forward to the main course.

It does not really matter whether your main course will be huge servings of fowl, fish or whatever. The importance of the side dishes is to complement or whet the appetite of family and guests for more to come.

This makes the role of side dishes doubly important especially during special holiday seasons such as Christmas. The recipes presented here show a range of side dishes as a way to help you plan your Christmas menu. Some of them may be easy to prepare and do. Some of them may be the challenge you seek to level up or show off your cooking skills.

Whatever the preference, the important thing is to do it right and do it well. With this said, here are Christmas side dishes recipes that are meant to impress. Bon appétit!

Deep Fried Loaded Mashed Potato Bites

Do you have lots of leftover potatoes from Thanksgiving? It’s time to level them up with loads of cheese that are so easy to make and worth as a side dish during the Christmas season. RECIPE HERE

Honey Roast Parsnips

If you’re serving roast chicken for dinner, the honey roast parsnips will be the perfect side dish. They are easy to do and their sweet and sticky taste is just the thing to complement a great chicken dinner. RECIPE HERE

Stuffed eggplants with crusted parmesan

People who are not really into eggplants may surprisingly change their minds once they get a bite of this fabulous recipe. As an appetizer, it is simply matchless and as a side dish, it is the best, bar none. RECIPE HERE

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes

The twice baked potato is an all-time favorite side dish served during the holidays. A little tweak was done to this traditional side dish recipe to make it delicious and not so harmful to the waistline. RECIPE HERE

Asparagus bacon bundles

Whipping up this side dish recipe might quickly become a stand-out favorite to family and friends. If you and your family are asparagus fans, this recipe has your name on it. RECIPE HERE

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

It may be potatoes but nothing is ordinary about this recipe. The potatoes smothered in a creamy and gooey cheese sauce will make all the difference. RECIPE HERE

Brussels sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans

Versatile and delicious along with ingredients that are available throughout the year make this a winning side dish recipe. It’s also easy to make which is a great bonus. RECIPE HERE

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

The main course could probably get sidetracked if you serve this amazing side dish. The potatoes fried to a tender crisp and seasoned with fragrant herbs, garlic, butter, and Parmesan cheese is simply heavenly. RECIPE HERE

Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts with balsamic mayo dip

Your picky eaters are certain to fall in love with this fabulous-tasting side dish. This incredible side dish recipe will surely get a winning vote even among family members that do not like Brussels sprouts. RECIPE HERE

Cranberry Apple Pecan wild rice pilaf

Simmering the wild rice in an amazing combination of chicken broth, parsley, apple juice, Dijon, oregano, bay leaf, and butter gives this side dish a taste that is out-of-this-world. Family and friends will be hard put to forego a second or third helping. RECIPE HERE

Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots

Perfect for all special occasions, this super easy and delicious side dish will delight one and all. The special caramel glaze gives the carrots that winning combination of taste and color. RECIPE HERE

Mini pepper nachos with corn, black beans, and avocado

The store-bought mini pepper nachos is taken to the next level when it’s stuffed full of black beans, corn, avocado, and pico de gallo. Topping them with melted cheese to make them gooey and delicious make this side dish a must-have. RECIPE HERE

Healthy sweet potato skins

They are sweet, they are healthy, they are amazingly delicious, and they are the best side dish to serve this holiday season. The yummy factor is further bumped up when it’s topped with cheese and baked to perfection. RECIPE HERE

The best buttery parsley potatoes

This 3-ingredient side dish of parsley, baby red potatoes, and butter is easy, delicious, and perfect for Christmas and other holiday celebrations. The quick and easy way of whipping up this side dish adds to the attraction as well. RECIPE HERE

Brown butter garlic honey roasted carrots

Garlicky, buttery, sweet, and delicious are the perfect descriptions for this side dish recipe. Everyone loves baby carrots and you’ll never go wrong by choosing to serve this during the holidays. RECIPE HERE

Garlic Parmesan Butter roasted potatoes

What could possibly go wrong with the holidays when a striking and delicious side dish such as this is served? Meant to impress family and friends, it is quick to cook which makes it doubly attractive. RECIPE HERE

Zucchini, potatoes, and cheddar gratin

The potato gratin is a classic holiday side dish. Give the dish a slight twist by following this recipe. RECIPE HERE

Parmesan scalloped potatoes

Delicious and simple, this recipe of parmesan scalloped potatoes is so good! A side dish such as this can be a literal show-stopper when served during the holidays. RECIPE HERE

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bruschetta

Make a unique and innovative twist to the cranberry appetizer or side dish with this recipe. The holiday party starts rolling as this side dish of French bread toasted and topped with spicy salsa is served. RECIPE HERE

Roasted vegetables recipe

Make the side dish healthy and delicious by serving this recipe using the season’s best vegetables. Mixing and roasting together the zucchinis, potatoes, bell peppers, and carrots give the sweetest, juiciest, and crispiest vegetable side dish ever! RECIPE HERE

Balsamic soy roasted garlic mushrooms

Tasty and delicious, the balsamic soy roasted garlic mushrooms is the ideal easy-to-make holiday side dish. All you need to do it to toss the mushrooms together with the ingredients then roast them, and you’re done. RECIPE HERE

Cheesy bacon stuffed mini peppers

It’s time to say cheese with family and friends this holiday season. Make it happen by baking mini peppers stuffed with finger-licking goodness of bacon and two kinds of cheese. RECIPE HERE

Christmas salad with orange vinaigrette

Make the side dish a delicious and beautiful salad such as this. Light, filling, and packed with flavour, this salad can be made ahead of time.  RECIPE HERE

Creamy Parmesan baked corn

Tried, tested, and found truly delicious, this baked corn side dish recipe can be the star of the show. Traditional corn preparations will become things of the past as soon as family and friends get a taste of this recipe. RECIPE HERE

Bacon Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Everyone loves bacon which can be satisfied with this delicious and yummy comfort food. Easy to make, this casserole is the perfect answer for busy homemakers who want to serve the best during the holidays. RECIPE HERE

Pioneer Woman’s Potatoes Au Gratin

No fuss, no mess, and no hassle are what you get when you opt to serve this side dish concoction during the holidays. It’s also savory, creamy, and incredibly delicious! RECIPE HERE

Firehouse green beans with bacon

Color it green during the holiday season by serving this gustatory delight. The bacon, parmesan cheese, and firehouse green beans is a winning combination that will delight family and friends alike. RECIPE HERE

The ultimate parmesan roasted broccoli

A vegetable such as broccoli can become the best choice for a holiday side dish. This recipe guarantees yummy, cheesy, and nutty servings in every bite. RECIPE HERE

Glazed sweet potatoes with honey whiskey pecans

Make it a complete delicious package this holiday season by serving this awesome side dish recipe. The lovely and classic sweet potatoes further enhanced by the whiskey and honey pecans are a must-try. RECIPE HERE

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

An incredible-tasting macaroni salad recipe can be one of the best options for a holiday side dish. The shredded carrots, ham, green onions, and pineapple mixed to the pasta make this a great festive food. RECIPE HERE

Scalloped sweet potato ring

Sweet potatoes are staple foods that grace almost every table during the holidays. Take this staple food to another level by turning them into delicious scalloped rings. RECIPE HERE

Cheddar bacon ranch potato salad

What do you get when you combine favorite foods such as red potatoes, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and creamy ranch dressing? You get a winning side dish that’s what. RECIPE HERE

Baked potato rounds

The great thing about potatoes is their versatility other than its awesome taste. Shaping the potatoes into round shapes and loading them bacon and cheese is the finest way to achieve a fantastic holiday side dish such as this. RECIPE HERE

The BEST side salad recipe

The name alone entices you to try this recipe as your holiday side dish. This delicious cold salad is amazingly simple to make which adds more to the enticement. RECIPE HERE

Christmas salad with creamy poppy seed dressing

The festive food colors used in the salad makes it the perfect side dish food for the holidays. Not only is it beautiful to look at, it’s also so delicious. RECIPE HERE

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

Savory, sweet, and crunchy are the flavours gained from every bite of this deliciously refreshing salad. Easy to do, it takes away the hassle of food preparation during the holidays. RECIPE HERE

Super simple garlic roasted cauliflower

Make the holiday side dish a healthy option to balance the sweet and calorie-laden foods. Don’t worry about the flavour because it’s fantastic! RECIPE HERE