These 37 Satisfying Holiday Side Dishes Pair Perfectly With Any Main
Move over, mains – when you put these standout clean side dishes on your holiday table, they just might steal the whole show.
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Holiday mains like turkey, beef roasts and even chicken tend to get all of the attention when it comes to mealtime and menu planning. But there’s so much more to creating a memorable dinner than just one great main dish – no matter how amazing it might be. A main is nothing without an array of side dishes. After all, what would roast turkey be without gravy drizzled over top? Or a slice of roast beef without mashed potatoes? Pair your meaty main or plant-based dinner dish with great sides, and you’ll have one well-rounded holiday celebration. From cheesy gratins to salads full of leafy greens to warming soups, we’ve created clean sides that are both traditional and new.
We’ve rounded up some of our best and most satisfying holiday side dishes so you can plan out a complete menu all season long. No matter how or what you’re celebrating, these sides offer up both delicious seasonal flavors and plenty of good-for-you nutrients (and most include a heaping serving of veggies!).
Watercress, Radicchio & Apple Salad with Mustard Seed Vinaigrette
This Jalapeño Corn Bread Panzanella Combines Stuffing and Salad into One Delicious, Buttery Dish
This Caesar-ish Kale Salad Has a Surprising Gut-Boosting Ingredient
Vegetable holiday side dishes
This Show-Stopping Hot Honey Hasselback Squash Will Impress Your Guests
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Pomegranate Tahini Sauce, Raisins & Hazelnuts
Sourdough Dressing with Turkey Sausage, Walnuts & Pomegranate