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Delicious Side Dishes for Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start planning those festive feasts and gatherings with loved ones. While the main course often takes center stage, let’s not forget about the delicious side dishes that bring balance and variety to the table. 

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, thanksgiving, or any other special occasion, these delightful side dishes will add a burst of flavor and color to your holiday spread.

1. Green Bean Almondine

Green beans never looked so good! This elegant side dish is a French classic but fits beautifully on any holiday table. Sautéed in butter and topped with toasted almonds, it’s a simple yet sophisticated addition to your festive meal.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze | Photo: Pinterest

2. Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

A great side dish transcending regions, these crispy roasted Brussels sprouts are a favorite for many. Simply toss them in olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast until they’re caramelized and tender. The balsamic glaze adds a touch of sweetness, making this side dish a hit even among Brussels sprout skeptics.

3. Cranberry Orange Relish

No holiday table is complete without a refreshing cranberry dish. This zesty cranberry orange relish is a versatile side, brightening up your plate with its sweet-tart flavors. It’s the perfect accompaniment to roast poultry or ham.

4. Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

You can’t go wrong with a classic, creamy bowl of mashed potatoes. Regardless of where you’re from, this side dish is a staple during the holidays. Add a rich, savory gravy, and you have a heavenly match for your turkey or roast.

Mashed Potatoes with Gravy | Photo: Pexels
Candied Sweet Potatoes | Photo: Pinterest

5. Candied Sweet Potatoes

This Southern delight is a must-have for Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes are sliced, drenched in a brown sugar and butter glaze, and then baked until tender and caramelized. The result? A side dish that tastes like dessert but pairs perfectly with your holiday ham or turkey.

6. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is a crowd-pleaser when it’s roasted with garlic, butter, and Parmesan cheese. The slightly crispy tips and tender stalks make this dish a delightful addition to any holiday meal, whether it’s Christmas, Easter, or any other special day.

7. Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

For those who crave a little international flair, the Mexican street corn salad, known as “esquites,” is a fantastic option. It’s a colorful combination of grilled corn, creamy mayonnaise, crumbled cotija cheese, and a hint of chili powder. This dish is a flavorful departure from the traditional, adding a spicy kick to your holiday spread.

Mexican Street Corn Salad | Photo: Pexels

These delicious side dishes come from various culinary traditions, and their flavors will enhance your holiday gatherings. Whether you’re seeking classic comfort or an international twist, there’s something for everyone at the holiday table.

The holidays are a time to celebrate and share memorable moments with loved ones, and what better way to do that than through the magic of food? Side dishes play a crucial role in turning an ordinary meal into a memorable feast, and these options cater to a diverse range of tastes and preferences.

As you plan your holiday menu, consider mixing and matching these side dishes to create a balanced and diverse spread that appeals to everyone at your table. After all, the holidays are about coming together, sharing delicious food, and making cherished memories with family and friends.

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