With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away here in Canada, less than two months for my US friends (and then all the other special occasions, like Christmas, Hanukkah and maybe aunt so and so’s birthday) these holiday side dishes are a necessity! There’s everything from a gorgeous mash, scalloped potatoes, green beans, carrots, buns, gravy and more. Hungry yet?
I don’t know about you, but love side dishes. Honestly, I think I enjoy them as much as (or possibly more than) the main dish.
We enjoy turkey for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas and, don’t get me wrong, I love it, but the star for me are those holiday sides, especially, mash, gravy and dressing (aka stuffing).
I’ve rounded up some easy side dish recipes from myself and fellow food blogger friends so you have everything in one place for the big day!
Holiday Side Dishes the Whole Family will Love!
Garlicky Runner Beans from My Kitchen Love (pictured below & photo credit): This sautéed green beans recipe are crunchy and flavourful!
Mashed Red Potatoes from Pinch and Swirl (pictured below & photo credit): Lightly salty and rich with olive oil, butter and garlic, they’ll definitely be a holiday side dish favourite!
Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Pecans from Rhubarbarians (pictured below & photo credit ): This beauty is loaded with cranberries and pecans (and butternut squash, of course).
Fall Farro Salad from me (Girl Heart Food): Hearty farro, sautéed kale, crisp apple and savoury beet combine to make for one flavourful bite in this clean eating farro salad.
Slow Cooker Red Cabbage with Cranberries & Spice from Fuss Free Flavours (pictured below & photo credit): Delicious slow cooker red cabbage with cranberries and festive spices is so easy to make. A delicious holiday dish that freezes well.
Crock Pot Creamed Corn from Gonna Want Seconds (pictured below & photo credit): This one is rich, creamy and delicious! Made with only 5 ingredients it’s simple to put together so it makes the perfect side dish for the holidays.
Honey Roasted Carrots from Salt and Lavender (pictured below & photo credit): These easy honey roasted carrots only have 3 ingredients, and the whole family will devour them!
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes from The Anthony Kitchen (pictured below & photo credit): A recipe for the best cheesy and creamy scalloped potatoes, featuring sliced russet potatoes, smoked gouda cheese, and gruyere cheese.
Broccoli Cauliflower Brussels Sprout Gratin from Peas and Crayons (pictured below & photo credit): Tasty vegetables and lots of cheese makes for one epic side the whole family will love!
Garlic Thyme Roasted Mushrooms from Curry Trail (pictured below & photo credit): Ready in under 15 minutes, this hearty mushroom side is incredible.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Speck Ham and Balsamic Glaze from A Fork’s Tale (pictured below & photo credit): Salty smoked ham and sweet balsamic glaze perfectly compliment the nutty flavors of the roasted brussels sprouts.
Easy 7 Layer Salad from Tasty Ever After (pictured below & photo credit): A recipe for a Southern classic 7 Layer Salad that’s perfect for family gatherings. Delicious layers of lettuce, sweet onion, green peas, hard boiled eggs, and topped with a homemade dressing, cheddar cheese, and crispy bacon!
Roasted Pear Pecan Salad from The Schmidty Wife (pictured below & photo credit): Love salads with lots of textures and flavours? This one hits all the right notes!
Apple and Gouda Mixed Green Salad from me (Girl Heart Food): This Apple and Gouda Mixed Green Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette takes minutes to prepare and hits all the right notes: crispy apple, nutty gouda, buttery croutons and a delicious homemade vinaigrette.
Giblet Gravy from Platter Talk (pictured below & photo credit): A holiday side dish essential, if you ask me!
Soft Parmesan Dinner Rolls from Garlic and Zest (pictured below & photo credit): These soft parmesan dinner rolls are a welcomed addition to your holiday table. So yummy with a smear of butter.
Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce from Beyond the Chicken Coop (pictured below & photo credit): Cranberry sauce is so easy to make, so skip the canned stuff and whip up your own batch. So yummy with turkey.
Hope you love this collection of holiday side dishes! Tell me, what’s your favourite holiday tradition?