Bowl of roasted root vegetables glazed in maple syrup

Christmas side dish 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.

2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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40 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This festive stuffing brings together all the trimmings in one gorgeous mass

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
48 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Want to jazz up your traditional Christmas lunch, but still keep Gran happy? This is the one for you

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Add a deliciously different side dish to your Christmas spread with these pan-fried sprouts and juicy pomegranate seeds, drizzled with pomegranate molasses

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Save time on Christmas Day and make this apricot and pistachio stuffing on Christmas Eve. It makes an excellent accompaniment to festive turkey

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star 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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
53 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A great accompaniment to cooked meats, cold or hot.

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
711 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

The secret to getting gloriously puffed-up Yorkshire puddings is to have the fat sizzling hot and don't open the oven door!

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 55 mins
Easy
48 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Making your own cranberry sauce is really easy, and you can do it a few days in advance. Plus, this one calls for only three ingredients

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 0.2 out of 5 star rating

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
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A nutty winter salad which is superhealthy, quick to prepare and finished with a light maple syrup dressing

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
40 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
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