Top Holiday Side Dishes

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I’ve put together a selection of my favorite holiday side dish recipes that are reader favorites! I hope this helps you to decide what to make and serve at your next family gathering or party this year.

These Loaded Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes have sweet brown sugar streusel and marshmallows to savory bacon all mixed with buttery mashed sweet potato.

Loaded Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

These have it all from savory bacon to mini marshmallows and sweet brown sugar streusel all mixed together with buttery, mashed sweet potato. An easy make ahead dish when time is short! Who doesn’t love a twice baked potato?

close up of baked onion halves with rosemary

Marinated Roasted Onions

These slow roasted onions are easy to make for a simple, flavorful holiday side. Make this recipe to serve with your holiday ham, turkey, or beef roast.

These Balsamic Glazed Pearl Onions with Bacon are perfect for any dinner table as a side dish or spooned over roasted or grilled meat. The caramelization!

Glazed White Pearl Onions with Bacon

Balsamic glazed white pearl onions with bacon is a great side dish or topping for beef or pork. Make this easy recipe for dinner tonight!

close up of roasted mashed potatoes

Roasted Mashed Potatoes

Roasted mashed potatoes have elevated flavor over stove top cooking. Make this recipe for creamy baked mashed potatoes for a holiday side dish that everyone will love!

overhead: baked french's green bean casserole in baking dish

French’s Green Bean Casserole

French’s green bean casserole is a classic side dish for holiday meals and potlucks. Make this recipe ahead of time, in only 45 minutes!

platter of large cooked carrots wrapped in bacon

Maple Bacon Wrapped Carrots

For my Bacon Wrapped Carrots, sweet tender carrots are wrapped with bacon and basted while roasting with maple and sriracha sauce. So, so good!

baked apple sausage stuffing

Sausage Stuffing with Apples

This Sausage Stuffing with Apples recipe has all the seasons flavors with sage and thyme, stays moist from aromatic vegetables and apples with a crunchy, browned topping.

large platter of wild rice pilaf

Wild Rice Pilaf

Wild rice pilaf is a popular holiday dish with vegetables, nuts and dried fruit. Save time by making this rice recipe up to 3 days ahead!

These Carrots with Pistachio Herb Butter get crunch appeal from pistachios sprinkled on top and in a wonderful lime and mint butter. It’s the unexpected pop of freshness in the herb butter coat them that makes this special. A tasty side dish that is a new house favorite.

Carrots with Pistachio Herb Butter

These Carrots with Pistachio Herb Butter get crunch appeal from pistachios sprinkled on top and in a wonderful lime and mint butter.

sausage stuffing inside of baked acorn squash on plate with fork

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

These sausage stuffed acorn squash have sourdough stuffing, pecans and cranberries. Make this recipe for an easy holiday side or main dish.

A plate of sweet potatoes with honey butter glaze and pomegranate

Honey Butter Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These quick and easy Honey Butter Roasted Sweet Potatoes are roasted until tender, sliced and drizzled with a melted honey butter and paprika sauce.

Irish Mashed Potatoes (Colcannon)

Irish mashed potatoes are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. This colcannon recipe has cabbage and potatoes; add corned beef for a complete meal!

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Meringue on baking tray

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Meringue

Want a new twist to a holiday side dish? These stuffed sweet potatoes with meringue hit the spot! Make this recipe ahead to save time!

a serving of creamy scalloped potatoes being lifted out of a casserole dish

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy scalloped potatoes are made with layers of potatoes and homemade cream sauce. Make this recipe for a casual dinner or holiday meal.

close up of sweet potatoes au gratin on serving spatula

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped sweet potatoes is a creamy, cheesy potato casserole with layers of flavor. Make this recipe for a make ahead holiday side dish!

overhead photo: bowl of brown butter mashed potatoes with fried sage leaves

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Brown butter mashed potatoes are a rich, creamy twist on the classic side dish. Make this recipe for dinner or your next holiday gathering!

Slow Roasted Red Onions

These roasted red onions are marinated and charred to perfection, creating an irresistible sweet flavor and creamy texture.


Whether in the kitchen or on the grill, you’ll find me cooking American favorites with a love for BBQ, Mexican and Tex Mex. I’m passionate about making tasty food because life’s too short to be bland!

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