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Whether you’re cooking a luscious ham, juicy prime rib, or buttery turkey, we have the perfect Christmas side dishes to serve! These easy sides make holiday menu planning simple, so you can enjoy the day making memories with your family and friends instead of worrying about the food. 🎄
- Christmas Dinner Sides
- Vegetable Side Dishes for Christmas
- Christmas Dinner Sides – Potatoes
- Christmas Sides-Bread
- Side Dishes for Christmas -Pasta
- Christmas Dinner Side Dishes-Rice
- Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner -Soups
- Christmas Sauce Recipes
- Christmas Recipes Seasonings
- Helpful Christmas Tips
- Holiday Dishes
- 📋 Recipe
- Christmas Side Dishes – Yorkshire Pudding
- 💬 Reviews
Christmas Dinner Sides
I love this time of year, don’t you? Every holiday season, I look forward to planning my Christmas menu. Everything from the main course to the drinks should be perfect, but the most important part of holiday cooking for me is the memories it makes.
That’s why, when it comes to planning, I go all out. Appetizers, entrees, drinks, desserts, side dishes – the whole picture! As we all know, though, the more you plan, the more stressful it can get. I love kicking off my meal with this amazing holiday charcuterie board.
And that’s exactly where my collection of Christmas side dishes comes in! I organized everything I love to make for the holiday here, to make it easier for you. No stress, only easy side dishes your family will love!
Vegetable Side Dishes for Christmas
There are so many kinds of Christmas dinner side dishes using vegetables, it’s easy to find something new to try, like my Vegetable Au Gratin or Mexican Street Corn Casserole! They are the perfect Christmas side dishes for ham.
Christmas Dinner Sides – Potatoes
Some of the best Christmas dinner sides use potatoes! From the creamiest mashed potatoes you will ever try, to luscious scalloped potatoes and garlic-roasted small potatoes, I have the perfect potato side dishes for Christmas on this list.
From stuffing to classic Yorkshire pudding perfect for serving with roast beef, I have the perfect bread sides for Christmas dinner here for you. If you want to try something new, make my Cream Cheese Garlic Bread! It is amazing for the holidays!
Side Dishes for Christmas -Pasta
Pasta makes an excellent choice to go along with your other Christmas dinner ideas! Here are my personal favorites every year:
Christmas Dinner Side Dishes-Rice
Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner -Soups
Soups make an excellent addition to your Christmas menu ideas! My personal favorite is my Creamy Zuppa Toscana recipe, and our Hungarian Mushroom Soup is one of our most popular recipes of all time.
Christmas Sauce Recipes
One lesson I have learned after so many family holiday meals is that you should always have a backup plan. Well, here’s my backup plan… a good sauce!
Sauces are an easy way to fix any meal. Overcook your beef? Pour some sauce on it! Dry ham or turkey? Add some sauce! You can’t go wrong with these easy sauce recipes.
Add these sauces as Christmas sides to your pantry and they will be your new go-to:
You can use the sauces for leftovers, too. Try my Philly Pork Sandwich using leftover ham and my Hot Roast Beef Sandwich using leftover roast beef with my remoulade sauce or horseradish sauce!
Christmas Recipes Seasonings
Another key to cooking a perfect holiday meal is what seasoning you use! As a bonus to my Christmas side dishes, I want to share my favorite seasonings with you.
Along with the sauces and side dish recipes above, these seasonings will guarantee you a perfect Christmas dinner!
Helpful Christmas Tips
Check out my favorite Christmas Dinner Ideas!
- Side Dishes for Ham
- Side Dishes for Prime Rib
- Popular Thanksgiving Dishes
- Sides for Roast Beef
- Side Dishes for Steak
Did you make our favorite side dish recipes for the holiday? Let us know what you think in the comments below! We love to hear from you.
Christmas Side Dishes – Yorkshire Pudding
- Blender or whisk
- Popover pan or muffin tin
- Bowl for mixing batter if using a whisk
- Sheet pan
- 4 large eggs at room temperature
- 3¼ cups whole milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons salt coarse
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
- 4 Tablespoons pan drippings reserved from the beef roast; or 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
See our Cooking Conversions Chart for help converting measurements!
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place a sheet pan below the rack you're using for the Yorkshire Puddings to catch any overflow.
- Place the eggs, milk, flour, salt, and pepper in a blender and blend on high until the mixture is combined and resembles heavy cream.4 large eggs, 3¼ cups whole milk, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1½ teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Pour a bit of beef drippings or vegetable oil into each popover cup, just enough to cover the bottom.4 Tablespoons pan drippings
- Heat in oven for 2 minutes. Then, quickly and carefully pour the batter into the preheated cups, filling each about halfway.
- Put directly in the oven and do not open the door; keep the light on to watch what's going on in there! If you open the door, the puddings will deflate.
- Bake until puffed and golden brown, about 30 minutes (the Yorkshire Puddings will puff to the highest height, but not until the last 10 minutes of cooking time). Serve immediately.
- I double the batter to stick a second batch in the oven just as we sit down to dinner with the first batch.
- You can make the batter several hours in advance before cooking.
- If you don’t have a popover tin, you can use a muffin tin to bake this recipe.
- If you don’t have pan drippings from beef, you can use vegetable oil or another fat of your choice to fill the puddings with.
- The best Yorkshire Puddings will come from room temperature batter. Trust me!
- The reason you preheat the pan before adding the filling is that when the batter hits, it immediately begins to rise, even though you can’t see it happening. This makes Yorkshire Puddings super fluffy.
- Make one large Yorkshire pudding by using a 9 by 13-inch pan. Preheat the oven to 400°F, add 2 Tablespoons beef fat or vegetable oil to the bottom of the pan, then pour in the batter. Bake according to recipe instructions.
Let us know what you think or ask a question about the recipe!