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Holiday Side Dish Recipe Ideas

Updated on November 29, 2008

Want to serve something a little different this holiday season? Check out some of these great holiday side dish recipe ideas. You're sure to find one – or more – that will be perfect to bring a little variety to your gatherings of family and friends this holiday season.

Interesting Potato Recipes

If you're looking for a tasty potato recipe that goes beyond the basic mashed potato dishes, check out the potato side dish recipes hub. You'll find easy-to-follow instructions for a Broccoli, Potato, and Cheese Casserole and a Potato and Onion Casserole.

If you prefer sweet potatoes during the holiday season, your choices aren't limited to the old standby favorite of candied sweet potatoes topped with fluffy marshmallows. Instead, try one of these delicious sweet potato recipes. Baked Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, or Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are sure to be a hit with your friends and relatives.

Broccoli and Cheese Casserole Recipes

Even those who aren't crazy about fresh or steamed broccoli are likely to enjoy these delicious broccoli and cheese casserole dishes. Broccoli and Mushroom Au Gratin and Potato Broccoli Au Gratin are as easy to make as they are delicious, and are the perfect complement to many holiday favorite main courses and side dishes.

Corn Casserole Recipes

This year, serve a corn dish that's much more interesting than plain whole kernel or creamed corn. These tasty and simple corn casserole recipes are sure to bring smiles to the faces of your dining companions during the holiday season. The Layered Corn and Veggie Casserole, Corn Casserole with Green Beans, Corn and Yellow Rice Casserole, and Corn Pudding Casserole recipes you'll find in this hub are destined to become favorite parts of your holiday meal occasions.

Fruity Side Dish Recipes

It can be fun and unexpected to include a few fruity side dish recipes on your holiday spread. Try one of these strawberry and whipped cream recipe ideas for a unique holiday treat. Strawberry Pineapple Fluff can double as a side or a dessert, and Strawberry Pretzel Pie is sure to be a conversation starter.

Gelatin salads are also a holiday favorite, often reminding diners of Sunday Dinner dishes made by their great-great grandparents. Try one or more of the Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad with Nuts, Pineapple and Lime Gelatin Mold, Mandarin Orange Gelatin Mold, Lime and Green Veggie Gelatin Mold, or Orange Pineapple Gelatin Salad recipes found in this hub to add nostalgic flavor to your seasonal spread.


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    Nayberry 9 years ago from

    I love it! I am always looking for new ideas to make our holiday meal more original every year.