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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.

Red cabbage with juniper & pears

3.5

(2 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

4

(1 rating)

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

5

(1 rating)

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

3.5

(2 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

4

(2 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

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

4.605265

(38 ratings)

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

Creamed spinach

4.774195

(31 ratings)

What can be better than a side of creamy, nutmeg-infused spinach? Perfect to accompany any roast and especially good at Christmas
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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

Sticky spiced red cabbage

4.605265

(38 ratings)

This colourful dish will complement any festive main course. Toss any leftovers with a drizzle of olive oil and serve with cold cuts, pâté or cheese
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Winter root mash with buttery crumbs

4.916665

(36 ratings)

A little bit of this winter root mash goes a long way - make it a day ahead and cut the stress on Christmas Day
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mustard mash

4.5

(12 ratings)

An excellent, tangy mash which will work well with dishes that tingle the tastebuds
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Caramelised shallot mash

4.333335

(9 ratings)

A low-fat, but creamy and delicious mash that's made to be eaten with sausages
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Honey-glazed roast carrots

4.5

(14 ratings)

Roasting carrots intensifies their flavour and the honey and vinegar make them deliciously sweet and sour
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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