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

Baked Potato Slices

Rating: 3.53 stars
Serve these elegant, thyme-seasoned potato slices with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

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

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

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.19 stars
This classic potato dish is always on everyone's favorites list for a Thanksgiving side.

Italian Seafood Salad

Seafood is a must for the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian Christmas Eve tradition. This salad with squid, shrimp, mussels, and crab is a delicious way to kick off the meal.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.6 stars
Instant potatoes from the box can't compare to this homemade version.

Potatoes Anna

Rating: 3.67 stars
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.

Turnip and Potato Mash

Rating: 2.91 stars
Serve this peppery replacement for mashed potatoes alongside seared steak.

Crispy Potato Roast

Rating: 3.42 stars
The thinner the potatoes are cut, the crispier they'll become in the oven.

Whole-Grain Skillet Cornbread

Pull out your cast iron for this Thanksgiving stalwart: It's the key to a perfect crust.

No-Knead Dinner Rolls

Rating: 3.19 stars
Even beginner-level bakers will have no trouble making these fluffy rolls; the dough can be prepped, put in the pan, and chilled up to a day ahead.

Yukon Gold and Sweet Potatoes Anna

Rating: 2.98 stars
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).

Inspiration and Ideas

Holiday Meatless Main Dish Recipes

There's no need for vegetarians to be excluded from the bountiful offerings of the holiday table. The recipes in this collection of vegetarian tarts, casseroles, and other meatless main dishes are so flavorful and satisfying, everyone will want to partake.

Oven-Braised Lentils

Umbrian lentils are well-suited to absorb the earthy and salty flavors of this dish. Any type of small dried lentil can be substituted.