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Looking for Christmas side dishes? Dazzle your guest with some interesting side dishes. Read on for side dish recipes.

Christmas Side Dish Recipes

The excitement and enjoyment are mounting, hearts and minds are harmonizing, jolly Christmas is maximizing, and the real gifts that Christmas brings are to know those we love, appreciating people who bring us happiness. Christmas festivities remind us of the holiday foods that are appetizing- Christmas cookies, stuffed turkeys, festive holly berries, desserts, and so many yummy treats. Holiday time is for feasting, you have good things to eat what with having marshmallows, mashed potatoes, eggnog, and cider to slurp. The tables are full of our favorite foods and you look forward to relish each treat. There is so much delight going down at once, and who can help an occasional burp. So with festivity around you have decided to host a Christmas dinner and have no idea what to complement with the main menu, calm down! Selecting side dishes is a snap. After deciding the main course it is pretty easy to determine the side dishes, some of them should be served in contrast and some of the side dishes should complement it. Determine how it will taste. Sounds like a simple question, and it is. Will it be salty or sweet, bland or spicy? Plan out several side dishes for your menu. Here are some interesting recipes, which compliment the main menu.

Easy Christmas Side Dishes Recipes

Lemon Green Beans With Walnuts

Ingredients Required:
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions To Prepare:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Assemble nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Toast in the preheated oven until lightly browned, around 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Put green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Steam for 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender, but still bright green.
  • Put cooked beans in a large bowl, and flip with butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  • Season with pepper and salt.
  • Transfer beans to a serving dish, and spray with toasted walnuts. Serve instantly.
Orange Broccoli Florets

Ingredients Required:
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
Directions To Prepare:
  • Put broccoli and 1 in. of water in a saucepan, Bring to a boil.
     Reduce heat, simmer, and cover for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • In the meantime, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Mix in flour until smooth.
  • Slowly stir in orange juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  • Mix in orange peel. Drain broccoli, put in orange mixture, and flip to coat.
Twice-As-Nice Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients Required:
  • 1 large whole garlic bulb
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions To prepare:
  • Remove thin outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves).
  • Brush with oil. Envelop bulb in heavy-duty foil.
  • Bake at 425°F until softened, 30-35 minutes.
  • Cool for 10-15 minutes; peel garlic and keep oil. Decrease heat to 400°F.
    Put red and sweet potatoes in different saucepans; cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until very tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain.
    Keep both potatoes in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the milk, butter, rosemary, roasted garlic, and reserved oil.
  • Blend in Parmesan cheese, pepper, and salt.
  • Transfer to a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Cover and bake until heated through, 25-30 minutes.
Stuffed Sweet Onions

Ingredients Required:
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs, divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 4 medium sweet onions, peeled
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fully cooked lean ham
  • 6 tsp butter, divided
  • 3 quarts water
Directions To Prepare:
  • In a large saucepan, get water to a boil.
  • Put in onions; cover and boil for 9-11 minutes or until soft. Drain; cool for 5 minutes.
  • Cut a thin slice off the top of each onion; cautiously hollow out, leaving a 1/2-in. shell.
  • Chop removed onion.
  • In a nonstick skillet spray coated, cook the chopped onion, green onion and parsley in 4 tsp butter for 3 minutes.
  • Add the ham, salt, pepper, celery seed and garlic powder; cook until onions are soft and ham is evenly browned.
  • Blend in 1/4 cup breadcrumbs; heat through. Stuff into onion shells.
    Melt remaining butter; toss with remaining breadcrumbs.
  • Sprinkle over stuffing.
  • Broil 6 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned and onions are heated through.