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.

4 ratings 2.3 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
44 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
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260 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This foolproof recipe will ensure even first timers get crispy skins and fluffy insides. Make sure your roast potatoes are perfect for Sunday lunch or even Christmas dinner

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.7 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
3 ratings 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
1 rating 5.0 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
25 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A classic Christmas combination – and it counts as two of your 5-a-day

30 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 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
41 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Our traditional bread sauce recipe is the perfect creamy accompaniment to your roast dinner. This easy bread sauce is sure to be a Christmas favourite

35 mins
Easy
50 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
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
3 ratings 3.7 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
13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy the best of Christmas in a traybake. A perfect Boxing Day feast for using up leftovers like potatoes, parsnips, carrots, sprouts and pigs-in-blankets

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
876 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
58 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A great accompaniment to cooked meats, cold or hot.

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.8 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
1 rating 5.0 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
28 ratings 4.7 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
13 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
55 ratings 5.0 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
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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a fun little play on pigs in blankets for your Christmas dinner, with the addition of a flavourful sausage stuffing. They make the perfect festive side

50 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 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
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make super-sized pigs in blankets for an extra-special Christmas side dish. Brush with maple syrup at the end of cooking for even more indulgence

40 mins
Easy
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