Add these healthy side dishes to your Christmas dinner – they’re delicious and packed full of nutrients.
Classically festive, our collection features family favourites like roast potatoes, stuffing balls and plenty of veg.
For the ultimate selection of balanced recipes, see our healthy Christmas side dish collection.
Best ever roast potatoes
Christmas dinner wouldn’t be complete without chunky roast potatoes. Our best ever roast potatoes are lightened up by using sunflower oil instead of goose fat which keeps them extra crispy. For the best results, don’t overcrowd your roasting tin. Each chunk needs to be sizzling in the tin with space around it.
Find more spuds in our Christmas roast potato collection.
Chilli-charred Brussels sprouts
Take your sprouts to the next level with these chilli-charred Brussels sprouts. Pan-fry the sprouts in garlic, chilli flakes, olive oil and lemon juice. Finish this vegan side by topping with lemon zest. For something less spicy, substitute the chilli for flaked almonds and black pepper.
See more ideas in our Christmas sprouts collection.
Crushed roots with walnut & mace butter
Our extra special crushed roots with walnut & mace butter is packed full of Christmas flavour. Microwave celeriac, swede, carrots and sweet potatoes until softened, then use a potato masher to make a coarse mash. Mix in ground mace, butter, crushed walnuts and scatter with finely chopped parsley.
For more recipes, see our root vegetables collection.
Healthy stuffing balls
These delicious healthy stuffing balls are low in fat and vegetarian. Cook onion, celery and garlic in a shallow saucepan, then blitz with dried apricots, peeled chestnuts, almonds and wholemeal bread in a food processor. Whizz in one egg, chopped parsley and dried sage. Form into walnut-sized balls and bake for 30 minutes.
For more recipes, including traybakes and vegan options, see our Christmas stuffing collection.
Hazelnut & mustard carrots
Add extra festive flavour to your Christmas veg with these hazelnut & mustard carrots. Toast hazelnuts in a dry, non-stick pan, then chop or crush using a pestle and mortar. Whisk Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, dry sherry and vegetable oil together to create a dressing. Boil the carrots until tender, then mix in the dressing and scatter the hazelnuts over the top.
Find more recipes in our carrot collection.
Stir-fried festive cabbage
Brighten up your Christmas table with this vibrant stir-fried festive cabbage. To easily shred the red cabbage, use a food processor with a shredder attachment or a mandoline. Stir-fry the cabbage with shredded kale or sliced cavolo nero and toss with cranberry sauce, red wine and orange juice.
For more nutritious sides, see our healthy red cabbage recipes.
Hasselback potato gratin
Bake this Scandinavian-inspired hasselback potato gratin. Thinly sliced potatoes ensure a super-crispy result. Bake the potatoes with butter, olive oil and fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme and bay leaves. This veggie-friendly side is indulgent while still healthy and low in salt.
See more comforting, creamy potatoes in our gratin collection.
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