Tried And True Holiday Side Dishes

Still stuck on what side dishes you want to serve on your holiday table and need a dose of inspiration? Here are a few tried and true recipes that will have your family and guests begging for seconds that are easy to prepare and full of flavor.

Most every holiday table will have a green bean casserole right?  Why not whip up this delicious Alex Guarnaschelli’s Homemade Stovetop Green Bean Casserole and tell everyone that you made it from scratch!


An elegant side that will get your guests talking – a silky smooth Pumpkin Goat Cheese Risotto accented with some  bacony goodness.  I mean – how can you go wrong with bacon, right?

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Risotto


Carrying on in my Bampa’s tradition, I will be serving this divine Ciabatta Chestnut Stuffing.

Ciabatta Chestnut Stuffing

Forget the canned stuff – this Parmesan Creamed Corn takes creamed corn to new heights.

Parmesan Creamed Corn


A super simple veggie side are these Honey Glazed Carrots – a perfect balance of tart and sweet.

Honey Glazed Carrots - Final

Roasted Apples as a side? You bet – especially if you are serving pork – so much better than applesauce.

Roasted Apples

Instead of potatoes, I often serve polenta and this Creamy Cheesy Corn Polenta is one of my favorites!

Creamy Cheesy Corn Polenta


You can never go wrong with roasted veggies. Why not serve these Roasted Cipollini Onions. Tossed in a bit of balsamic vinegar, these little onions take on a whole new level of flavor.

Balsamic Roasted Cipollini Onions


What are some of your favorite holiday side dishes?

Leave the link to your favorites below for a little culinary inspiration!

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