Not sure what side dishes to create this Christmas season? It’s a hard call for most people. While we want to create a sumptuous feast, we don’t want to create more food waste via uneaten veg. The best rule of thumb when planning the side dishes for Christmas are one root mash, one iron green (cabbage or sprouts) and one roast veg. That way you will cover all bases, have enough leftovers for bubble and squeak, but not so much that you will be throwing out bowls of greying vegetables.
Here are out Top 10 Christmas Side Dishes:
This is a super quick and easy side dish.
Maryanne Dalton’s Braised Red Cabbage.
This recipe takes the classic red cabbage dish to deliciously tasty heights. It’s a great prepare ahead dish as you can store it in a refrigerator for two days before eating, or, for those who really need to get ahead of their Christmas preparations, it freezes like a dream! If you are making it ahead, remember to reheat it slowly over a gentle heat.
Roasted veggies are simple to make, but are incredibly delicious. Just the thing when you have a lot of things happening in the kitchen.
Love them or hate them, brussels sprouts are always on the menu at Christmas. Why not give our brussels sprouts gratin with bacon and walnuts a try. They are seriously delicious and perfect for the festive season.
Spiced Butternut Mash – Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this recipe. This butternut mash is the perfect side dish. It’s comforting and warm, buttery with a little bit of Christmas spices. Simply put, delicious! It can also be made ahead, which puts this at the top of our Christmas food prep list.
Want to pimp up your mashed potato? Our cheesy mash is the perfect crowd pleaser!
No Christmas dinner is complete without smooth, creamy & rich mashed potato.
Let’s be honest you can’t have a Christmas dinner with out roast potatoes! Our rosemary roast potatoes are so easy to make and the perfect edition to your festive feast!
Impress your guests with this simple yet showstopping side dish. Carol’s Stockmarket Potato Boulangère.
This delicious sage and onion stuffing is a classic! The onions become sweet with slow cooking and the sage is perfect with chicken or turkey. Enjoy alongside your roast or as a filling in a sandwich.