Christmas Side Dishes

Whether you're serving roast turkey, juicy prime rib or baked ham, we've got the best sidekicks for your Christmas meal — from traditional Yorkshire pudding to an unconventional vegetable tarte Tatin.
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Christmas Stuffing with Bacon

Giada De Laurentiis' Christmas stuffing requires two types of rice as an alternative to bread. The pearl onions, Brussels sprouts, hazelnuts and chopped bacon add sweet and savory flavors.

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Yorkshire Pudding

There's so much to be said for the perfect pairing of Yorkshire pudding and roast beef, which is why Tyler Florence makes this traditional English treat using one crucial ingredient: the savory pan drippings left behind by a roast prime rib.  

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Creamed Spinach

Serve this simple, classic side at your Christmas meal. Food Network Kitchen adds a little spice to the creamy sauce with a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg.

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Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries

Ree Drummond's balsamic vinegar reduction and dried cranberries elevate simple roasted Brussels sprouts into an elegant holiday side.

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Vegetable Tarte Tatin

Traditional tarte Tatin is a sweet upside-down pastry made with fruit, butter and sugar. Food Network Kitchen's savory take is a little out of the ordinary, but it's sure to be a hit at Christmas dinner.

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Homemade Spaetzle

These homemade noodles will be the star of your holiday celebration. You can parcook the noodles ahead of time, then saute them with butter and parsley just before serving.

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Roasted Celery Root and Carrots

This paprika-spiced side dish makes an easy addition to any holiday menu.

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Cauliflower-Goat Cheese Gratin

Three cheeses — goat, Monterey Jack and Parmesan — give Bobby Flay's creamy cauliflower gratin extra flavor.

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Fennel Gratin

This is sort of the grilled steak of vegetable sides: It's rich and intense, and it needs a wine that can stand up to it. The cheese and cream let the Cabernet's tannins do the heavy lifting; the slight vegetal note of the fennel brings out the wine's red fruit.

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Burgundy Mushrooms

During the nine hours that Ree Drummond's burgundy mushrooms slow-cook, they shrink in size and soak up all of the flavors of red wine, dill and bouillon.

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Rachael Ray's Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin Mac 'n' Cheese

Turn your mac and cheese into a cheesy gratin that's chock-full of vegetables.

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