38 Christmas side dishes

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December 23, 2022
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38 Christmas side dishes

Preparing Christmas dinner can be intimidating: expectations are high, especially when guests have long-held favorite dishes in mind. If you're lucky, though, you'll only be responsible for bringing a side dish.

Stacker compiled this list of 38 Christmas side dishes using recipes from Allrecipes. There are plenty to choose from; depending on your level of ambition, there are options that can take anywhere from 11 hours to just 20 minutes to prepare.

Many of the dishes use readily-found ingredients you probably already have in the pantry, such as green beans, carrots, and cream cheese.

Potato dishes dominate the crowd due to the versatility of preparation methods available, including roasting, mashing, candying, pressure cooking, and baking. Casseroles and salads—which are more "combing" than "cooking"—are the most popular entries, requiring little heavy lifting but delivering maximum comfort and taste.

The holiday season can be tricky for those with dietary restrictions, especially with the plethora of gluten, dairy, and nuts that abound in Christmas recipes. Off-the-beaten-path picks—like pineapple stuffing, German red cabbage, or gluten-free stuffing—can ensure everyone gets to indulge on Dec. 25 without being left picking over the salads and fruit plate.

Keep reading for inspiration for your annual contribution to the family reunion, office holiday party, or friend's potluck!

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Kathy's southern corn pudding

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Campbell's green bean casserole

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 30 minutes
- Total time: 40 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yields: 1 3-quart casserole
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pineapple stuffing

- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour
- Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
- Servings: 5
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Broccoli souffle

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour
- Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yields: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mandarin orange watergate salad

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Additional time: 2 hours
- Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yields: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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French onion green bean casserole

- Prep time: 45 minutes
- Cook time: 45 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yields: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Green beans with cherry tomatoes

- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 20 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yields: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cream cheese fruit salad

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Additional time: 1 hour
- Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Roasted sweet potatoes and vegetables with thyme and maple syrup

- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Cook time: 45 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yields: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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All-time favorite sweet potato pudding

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 30 minutes
- Total time: 40 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yields: 4 side dish servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Blaukraut (German red cabbage)

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 45 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour
- Servings: 4
- Yields: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Amazing spinach artichoke casserole

- Prep time: 30 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour
- Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- Servings: 16
- Yields: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Gluten-free Thanksgiving stuffing

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 45 minutes
- Total time: 55 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Classic candied sweet potatoes

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour, 55 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mom's zesty carrots with horseradish

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 30 minutes
- Total time: 40 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Old fashioned giblet stuffing

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 40 minutes
- Total time: 50 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 8 to 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Amazing oven roasted potatoes

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour
- Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yields: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Ultra creamy mashed potatoes from Swanson

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 35 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yields: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mirliton

- Prep time: 1 hrs
- Cook time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- Total time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Christmas roasted vegetables

- Prep time: 45 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

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Dairy-free green bean casserole

- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Cook time: 25 minutes
- Total time: 30 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Homemade hot and sour soup

- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Cook time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 40 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yields: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Savannah seafood stuffing

- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Cook time: 30 minutes
- Total time: 50 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Quickest oyster dressing ever!

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 35 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yields: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Holiday only mashed potatoes

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 25 minutes
- Total time: 40 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yields: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Garlic potatoes gratin

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pressure cooker sweet potatoes

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 12 minutes
- Additional time: 3 minutes
- Total time: 30 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yields: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pressure cooker mashed potatoes

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 30 minutes
- Additional time: 10 minutes
- Total time: 55 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yields: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy creamed onions

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 25 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cornbread stuffing with sausage

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 55 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sweet potato pineapple casserole

- Servings: 9
- Yields: 7 to 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Roasted butternut squash with brown sugar

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 40 minutes
- Total time: 55 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yields: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheesy potato casserole from Ore-Ida

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 50 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 1 9x13-inch casserole
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grandma Smith's New Brunswick-style turkey stuffing

- Prep time: 30 minutes
- Cook time: 20 minutes
- Additional time: 30 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yields: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Green bean casserole with frozen green beans

- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 45 minutes
- Total time: 55 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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New year black eyed peas

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 3 hours
- Additional time: 8 hours
- Total time: 11 hours, 15 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Incredible red smashed potatoes

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 30 minutes
- Total time: 45 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yields: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheese grits casserole

- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 50 minutes
- Additional time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yields: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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