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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.

Parmesan-roasted potatoes

4.865385

(52 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

5

(1 rating)

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

5

(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

0

(0 ratings)

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

5

(2 ratings)

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

4.5

(4 ratings)

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

Red cabbage with juniper & pears

2.666665

(3 ratings)

Swap apple for wedges of pear, which go beautifully with the garlic, juniper and cinnamon in this colourful side dish
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot & tarragon purée

4

(2 ratings)

This super simple, yet delicious, side dish has just three ingredients - perfect for no-fuss entertaining or with a laid-back Sunday roast
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Crispy cubed roasties with garlic & thyme

3

(2 ratings)

Cut your potatoes smaller so that there's no need to par-boil to achieve perfectly crispy garlic and thyme flavoured spuds, with fluffy centres
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Make-ahead madeira gravy

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Serve this vegetarian gravy as is, or use it as a base for a turkey gravy. If you don’t have any madeira, swap it out for the same quantity of dry sherry...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Mustard Yorkies

4

(3 ratings)

Fluffy Yorkshire puddings are a comfort food classic, perfect as a side for roast dinner - give yours a kick with wholegrain mustard
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cauliflower cheese with walnuts & crumbs

3

(3 ratings)

Chunks of cauliflower are smothered in creamy cheese sauce, scattered with bread and walnuts, then crisped in the oven in this classic side dish
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bread & onion sauce

5

(8 ratings)

Sara Buenfeld's creamy sauce will make a tasty addition to your Christmas table...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Sherried sprout & Savoy gratin

5

(1 rating)

Take Brussels sprouts and cabbage to a new level with this festive gratin containing cream, cheese and a slug of sherry. Ideal for Christmas or Boxing Day
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

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

Caramelised carrots & onions

4.625

(40 ratings)

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

St Clements carrots

4.22222

(9 ratings)

Use some of the heap of clementines lying around over the Christmas period to make these sticky, citrussy roasted carrots
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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