Christmas Side Dish Recipes

Try these Christmas dinner side dish ideas! For potato side dish recipes try our whipped horseradish mashed potatoes, sweet potato gratin, or Martha's mashed potatoes with cream cheese. Also try our baked eggplant parmesan, chicken tetrazzini, classic lasagna, or green bean and artichoke recipes. We even have healthy Christmas side dish recipes.

Staff Picks

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 493
Instant potatoes from the box can't compare to this homemade version.

Quick Dumpling Dipping Sauce

Keep a bag of frozen dumplings on hand and mix our tasty dipping sauce while you heat them -- they make fine hors d'oeuvres for last-minute holiday visitors, or a light, easy dinner with steamed vegetables or rice.

Carrot Puree

Rating: 4 stars 48
All it takes is a sprinkling of salt and pepper to enhance the earthy flavors of the carrots in this simple side dish.

Simple Stuffing

Rating: 3 stars 539
Drying the bread cubes and cooking the vegetables a day in advance helps this stuffing come together quickly on Thanksgiving Day. 

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3 stars 668
This classic potato dish is always on everyone's favorites list for a Thanksgiving side.

Potatoes Anna

Rating: 3.5 stars 330
This classic French dish can be baked up to eight hours ahead. Let it cool completely, then cover loosely with foil, and refrigerate. To serve, reheat in a 350-degree oven.

Yukon Gold and Sweet Potatoes Anna

Rating: 3 stars 197
Sweet potatoes give the classic French sliced-and-layered potato dish pommes Anna a fall twist. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Vegetables" (Clarkson Potter).

Sausage Pear Stuffing

Rating: 3 stars 719
Firm pears such as Bosc or Anjou stand up well to baking and make a delicious foil for Italian sausage in this sweet-and-savory stuffing.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes with Walnuts

The red grapes' sweetness brings out the nutty notes in the sprouts. Walnuts can be swapped for almonds or pecans.

Stuffed Peppers with Mrs. Kostyra

Rating: 3.5 stars 45
Brought to us by Martha's mother, Martha Kostyra, this flavorful recipe makes an ideal holiday side dish or entree. Choose firm, plump peppers with a glossy surface, and avoid blemishes or soft spots. For a bit more bite, substitute green peppers for the yellow.Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 306.

Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 104
Brightened with navel orange segments and fresh ginger, this traditional cranberry sauce is the perfect accompaniment to our Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey.

Inspiration and Ideas

18 Stellar Vegetable Sides for Your Holiday Table
Don't tell the prime rib, but sides are the true crowd-pleasers of any holiday meal. The choices are many: stovetop braises and sautés, purées, oven-roasted options, and baked vegetable casseroles.
14 Family-Friendly Christmas Casserole Recipes
Get in the holiday spirit with these savory mains and sides.
Scalloped Oysters
Rating: 3 stars 148

Choose fresh, briny oysters that are small or medium in size.