3 Easy And Unexpected Side Dishes For Your Holiday Table

Do you find yourself starting at the kitchen pantry cabinet, wondering what to make with your holiday ham or turkey? Chances are, you’re tired of the same old sweet potato and green bean casseroles. And what about that other side dish on every table this season? Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, it’s still just stale bread cubes to you.

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to look forward to the next big feast. This year, you can plan a menu that is as surprising and delightful as the gifts you’ve wrapped for your family and friends. We know how busy the holiday season can be, so pull yourself away from the kitchen pantry cabinet, and check out these three easy side dishes for your holiday table.

New Potato Bake

The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones in the warm comfort of home. That’s why we love this comfort food classic from Better Homes & Gardens. It features tiny, red-skinned potatoes smothered in gooey Swiss cheese and creamy spinach, perfectly seasoned with cayenne pepper and a dash of nutmeg from your spice rack. This simple side dish can easily be doubled or tripled, depending on the size of your dinner party guest list. For the complete recipe and list of ingredients from BHG, click here.

Glass baking dish with tasty broccoli casserole on table. Fresh from oven


Broccoli and Cheddar Casserole with Leeks

If you are looking for a bit of bright and festive green to add to your holiday table, look no further than this savory side dish. This simple recipe calls for common ingredients found in your refrigerator and kitchen pantry cabinet, like shredded white Cheddar cheese and Saltine crackers. Topped with sliced almonds, it’s the ideal combination of creamy and crunchy.  For the Broccoli and Cheddar Casserole with Leeks recipe from Food & Wine, click here.

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Looking for a healthy (yet equally delicious) alternative to all this cheesy goodness? Decked in festive red and green, this salad is will fast become a new holiday favorite! Fresh arugula has a peppery bite that compliments the sweetness of roasted beets. No time to to make DIY roasted beets? Take a shortcut and use jarred, but definitely make your own dressing. This one blends balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil with dijon mustard a maple syrup. For instructions on how to make Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad from Delish, click here.


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