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Christmas side dish recipes

79 Recipes

A selection of sides and sauces to accompany your festive feast. Our tasty trimmings include roast potatoes, sprouts, stuffing, pigs in blankets and cabbage.

Sticky maple roots

3.5

(2 ratings)

Serve up a classic Christmas dinner side dish of carrots and parsnips. Herby and slightly caramelised, these sticky maple roots are sure to go down a treat
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon, garlic & bay roast potatoes

5

(2 ratings)

Take your roast potatoes to new levels of deliciousness with lemon, garlic and bay. They make the perfect side dish to a Sunday roast or Christmas dinner
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheesy sprout gratin

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Wondering how to make winning sprouts for your Christmas menu? Try our cheesy sprout gratin and you'll convert anyone who previously snubbed this festive veg...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sage & onion Yorkshire puddings

5

(1 rating)

Add sage and onion to Yorkshire pudding batter for a delicious side dish to go with a Sunday roast or your Christmas dinner
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Herb-buttered baby carrots

0

(0 ratings)

Make the herby mustard butter a few days ahead, then microwave your carrots on the day for a speedy vegetarian side. It's the perfect dish for Christmas dinner or a Sunday roast...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Crunchy parsnips

5

(2 ratings)

Forget soggy parsnips: roast them with our polenta and paprika coating and you'll be rewarded with golden, crunchy veg. It makes a lovely Christmas side dish...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy parsnip & squash bake

4.75

(48 ratings)

Want to jazz up your traditional Christmas lunch, but still keep Gran happy? This is the one for you
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Apricot & pistachio stuffing

0

(0 ratings)

Save time on Christmas Day and make this apricot and pistachio stuffing on Christmas Eve. It makes an excellent accompaniment to festive turkey
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cider-braised cabbage wedges

5

(1 rating)

Make these cider-braised cabbage wedges up to three days ahead for a stress-free Christmas dinner. The dish makes an ideal accompaniment to festive turkey
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Crushed roots with walnut & mace butter

0

(0 ratings)

Serve an extra-special side dish at Christmas made with root veg, walnuts and festive spice. In an added bonus, it's healthy too...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Best Yorkshire puddings

4.895495

(555 ratings)

The secret to getting gloriously puffed-up Yorkshires is to have the fat sizzling hot and don't open the oven door!...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheesy celeriac, leek & rosemary gratin

5

(11 ratings)

Combine celeriac and leek with mature cheddar for an indulgent Christmas side dish. A spoonful of mustard or horseradish stirred through the cream wouldn’t go amiss...
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky Port gravy

4.81818

(11 ratings)

This full-flavoured, festive gravy can be made in advance - our secret ingredients of soy sauce and dried mushrooms add a deep hit of 'umami', or savouriness, to complement a roast
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Really simple cranberry sauce

4.918365

(49 ratings)

Making your own sauce is really easy, and you can do it a few days ahead. Plus, this one uses only three ingredients
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Extra creamy bread sauce

0

(0 ratings)

Go for a stale baguette or sourdough over a sliced white loaf to make this creamy bread sauce. It makes an ideal accompaniment at Christmas or a Sunday lunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas slaw

4.75

(8 ratings)

A nutty winter salad which is superhealthy, quick to prepare and finished with a light maple syrup dressing
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Tuscan sausage, kale & ciabatta stuffing

5

(1 rating)

Prep this sausage, kale and bread stuffing up to two days in advance, then bake on the day. If your favourite part of stuffing is the crispy bits, you’ll love this recipe...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Herb-infused roast potatoes

4

(1 rating)

Throw some herbs in with your roast potatoes for an added burst of flavour. These roasties make a great festive side dish or accompaniment for a Sunday roast
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables

5

(2 ratings)

Save yourself time and washing-up on Christmas Day by cooking carrots, leeks and Brussels sprouts together along with butter and sage for a perfect side dish
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Caramelised carrots & onions

4.615385

(39 ratings)

The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Triple pigs in blankets

5

(2 ratings)

Pack in three times the flavour with these triple pigs in blankets. You can prepare them a day or two in advance and keep on a baking tray in the fridge
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Microwaved squash colcannon

0

(0 ratings)

Pop this super-easy butternut squash colcannon in the microwave for a colourful festive side dish that saves on saucepans. Serve mashed with kale
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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