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Christmas side dish recipes

73 Recipes

Accompany your festive feast with a selection of sides and sauces. Our tasty trimmings include roast potatoes, sprouts, stuffing pigs-in-blankets and cabbage.

Sticky maple roots

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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

Creamy parsnip & squash bake

4.80435

(46 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

Best Yorkshire puddings

4.89514

(391 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

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(1 rating)

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

4.75

(8 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

4.925

(40 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

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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

4.714285

(7 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

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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

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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 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables

5

(1 rating)

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

4.6

(35 ratings)

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

Triple pigs in blankets

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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

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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

Parmesan-roasted potatoes

4.847825

(46 ratings)

These are a great addition to Christmas dinner, and perfect for Boxing Day bubble and squeak... if you have any left over
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Healthy stuffing balls

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Looking for a veggie stuffing to serve with a special roast dinner? Made with dried apricots and nuts, this healthy option is low-fat yet full of flavour
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Glazed sprouts with caramelised red onions

5

(1 rating)

Fry red onions in butter until golden and fragrant, then cover with a sweet and tangy sherry vinegar dressing for a delicious Christmas side
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Golden goose fat potatoes & parsnips

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(1 rating)

Roast your potatoes and parsnips in goose fat this Christmas for the ultimate side dish that everyone will love. Serve with our no-stress gravy
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Wild mushroom Yorkshire puddings

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Add an extra oomph to your Yorkshire puddings by flavouring the milk with wild mushrooms. These can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cranberry & sweet chilli jam

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(1 rating)

Add some spice to your Christmas dinner with this cross between a chutney, chilli jam and cranberry sauce. The amount of chilli you use will determine how hot the jam is
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sprouts with crispy prosciutto

5

(1 rating)

Dress simply steamed or boiled Brussels sprouts with butter, lemon and crispy prosciutto for a gluten-free side dish for a festive dinner
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Red cabbage with port, prunes & orange

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Flavour red cabbage with port, prunes and orange for an indulgent festive side dish that delivers two of your 5-a-day. It can be made in advance and frozen for up to three months
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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