Bowl of roasted root vegetables glazed in maple syrup

Christmas side dish recipes

71 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.

Tangy chicory salad

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(0 ratings)

Dress this chicory salad with sherry vinegar, honey and orange for a taste of sunshine in winter. It's ideal for a Christmas buffet served with ham...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sausage & Bramley stuffing

4.8

(5 ratings)

This recipe will give you enough to stuff the Christmas turkey and also make a tasty stuffing loaf
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Persian cranberry sauce

5

(2 ratings)

Middle Eastern flavours of pomegranate molasses and orange zest bring a new dimension to traditional cranberry sauce, with a thick and chunky texture
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pigs in puff pastry blankets

5

(2 ratings)

Serve these irresistibly buttery pastry-wrapped chipolatas as a Christmas dinner side dish - they're perfect as party canapés too
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Best ever roast potatoes

5

(5 ratings)

We've created our ultimate recipe for crispy, crunchy roast potatoes – follow our cookery team's top tips to take this classic side dish from standard to sensational...
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Devil pigs on horseback

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(0 ratings)

Pigs in blankets meet Devils on horseback in this combo - perfect as a side with Christmas dinner or Sunday roast, or as a party canapé
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Hazelnut & mustard carrots

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(0 ratings)

Spruce up your carrots for the Christmas dinner table with a mustard and sherry dressing for extra flavour. Scatter over toasted hazelnuts to serve
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Vegan stuffing

3.5

(2 ratings)

Make these red onion, lentil and sage stuffing balls for a welcome addition to any festive feast. Linseeds, pecans, hazelnuts and pistachios pack in a classic crunch
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Healthy gravy

1

(1 rating)

Serve this healthy, low-fat gravy with Sunday lunch, bangers and mash, or even with turkey on Christmas Day. It can be frozen, too, if you want to make it ahead
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Next level Dauphinoise potatoes

5

(4 ratings)

Try these deliciously creamy Dauphinoise potatoes, which make an excellent side dish for a roast dinner. We've added a few extras for added oomph...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Turkey & chestnut gravy

5

(1 rating)

Make this rich turkey and chestnut gravy to accompany your Christmas dinner. If you use goose fat or butter, it can be made ahead, chilled and frozen
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Smoky sweet root vegetables

0

(0 ratings)

Cook these root vegetables for a special roast dinner. A sweet butter glaze contrasts beautifully with a subtle charred flavour – perfect for Christmas Day...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Black pepper hasselback potatoes

4.5

(8 ratings)

Prep these roast potatoes in the morning, then put them in the oven an hour before serving. They make a traditional Sunday roast a bit more special
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamed sprouts with chestnuts

5

(1 rating)

Double cream, nutmeg and chestnuts make a luscious addition to traditional Brussels sprouts - just watch this extra-ingulgent side dish disappear on Christmas Day
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stuffing baubles

4

(2 ratings)

These bacon and onion-wrapped balls of sausagemeat and cranberry stuffing make a sensational side for Christmas dinner with all the traditional trimmings
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Really good roast potatoes

0

(0 ratings)

Boil, fluff then crisp up in goose fat and oil for perfect roast potatoes - if you're vegetarian, sunflower oil works just as well
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

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

Ginger & orange-glazed baby carrots

4.5

(2 ratings)

Pan-fry baby carrots with a zesty orange, ginger and honey sauce until golden and sticky for a festive and flavourful root vegetable side
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Salted maple-roasted parsnips

5

(1 rating)

Roast root vegetables with maple syrup and thyme leaves until soft and sticky, then serve as a side dish to your traditional festive feast
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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