Food is an important part of almost every gathering we have. That is because food seems to bring people together. We laugh over food, cry over food, and ultimately make memories…over food. The importance of food during the holidays grows exponentially. Holiday traditions can come in the form of any type of food. For example, we eat turkey on Thanksgiving, ham on Christmas, we even toast with champagne on New Year’s Eve. That is why holiday side dishes are so important. The side dishes will help amplify the main dish or even become the main dishes on Christmas or New Year’s.
Holiday side dishes are meant to pair well with the star dish of any holiday. Traditions can come into play but ultimately taste is what’s important.
Creamy Cheesy Corn | Five Heart Home
Cranberry Apple Coleslaw | The Flavours of Kitchen
Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole | Bunny’s Warm Oven
Asiago Potato Stacks | A Family Feast
Maple Roasted Root Veggies | Our Salty Kitchen
many people find that traditions get in the way of trying new recipes. But there is nothing wrong with updating your traditions. When was the last time you had asiago potato stacks with your Christmas dinner? Probably never, but now you can.
Scalloped Potatoes | I Wash You Dry
World’s Best Mashed Potatoes | Emma Kitchen
Sweet Onion Galette | Wry Toast
Sausage, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing | Let’s Dish
Honey Roasted Carrots | The Salty Marshmallow
You can use some of these recipes as finger foods as well during a New Year’s Eve party. These recipes are very versatile, delicious, and will enhance your holiday meals no matter what holiday it is. That is what makes them the best holiday side dishes around.
Southern Sweet Potato Casserole | Erhardt’s Eat
Creamy Bacon, Pea, and Ranch Pasta Salad | Dreaming in DIY
Garlic Thyme Roasted Mushrooms | Rasa Malaysia
Southern Baked Mac and Cheese | Basil & Bubbly
Greek Lemon Potatoes | Eating European