PART OF Holiday Central

16 Essential Holiday Side Dishes

Load up on a few of these foolproof favorites to ensure your holiday ham doesn't get lonely on the dinner table.

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

"I made this as a side dish to accompany a roast I made, but the roast wasn't touched. My husband and boys devoured this!"


Fresh Cranberry & Orange Relish

"I make this every year and no one can tell it's a "diabetic-friendly" recipe."


Pear & Gorgonzola Salad

"This is an excellent salad. I added some dried cranberries and topped with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Try candied walnuts for little variety, too!"

-Mick's Kitchen

Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

"I love carrots and I love parsnips so this was veggie heaven! Very easy to prepare and can easily make this for a crowd."


Roasted Broccoli With Toasted Pine Nuts

"The roasting gives this such a nice flavor. I used pecans instead of pine nuts and it worked great!"

-Barb Gertz

Scalloped Potatoes

"This was one of the best scalloped potatoes recipe I have found. Normally mine turn out watery — not so with this one!"


Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Hazelnuts

"This was just perfect! My bacon was a little lean, so I did add a little olive oil to the bacon fat. I used toasted pecans instead of hazelnuts."

-tara portee

Simple Corn Casserole

"Thank you for a great addition to our Christmas table. I was going for a homey Southern meal and this hit the spot."


Yorkshire Pudding

"I've never made Yorkshire Pudding before, but I followed this recipe to the letter. They came out magnificently!"


Swiss Chard and Turkey Au Gratin

"Very easy and tasty. I used kale instead of chard since I have it growing in my garden."

-Diana Johnson

Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter

"These are fabulous and far superior to the way I made them before."


Sausage and Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

"This recipe is a winner! I'm notorious for changing things up a bit, so instead of parsley I added some rosemary and thyme."

-Jessica H.

Rice Pilaf with Herbs

"I made this easy and delicious recipe to compliment the Cornish hens we were having for supper. My husband and I loved it!"


Orange-Glazed Sugar Snap Peas

"I needed something different to do with my snap peas other than plain old steamed, and this fit the bill! Very easy and tasty!"


Fruit Salad With Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

"This salad has a wonderful crunch to it and the dressing is amazing."


Parker House Rolls

"This recipe is great! I had them with a pot roast and they came out fabulous — so soft and the perfect texture!"