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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.

Sticky spiced red cabbage

4.62745

(51 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

4.91892

(37 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

4.53846

(13 ratings)

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

Caramelised shallot mash

4.4

(10 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

4.272725

(22 ratings)

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

Pigs-in-blankets Christmas stuffing balls

5

(6 ratings)

Treat yourself at Christmas with these moreish stuffing balls. The sausagemeat and bacon add the ‘pigs in blankets’ flavour, while cranberries make them taste extra festive...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Tangy chicory salad

0

(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

Crispy roast potatoes

5

(7 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

0

(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

0

(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

4

(5 ratings)

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

4.666665

(12 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

4.642855

(14 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

(3 ratings)

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

(3 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

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