Brussels sprouts bubble & squeak in oven dish

Healthy Christmas side dish recipes

Pick healthy sides this Christmas with our best rated selection of recipes. They make the perfect accompaniments for a thoroughly festive dinner.

40 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

If you're sick of the same old Christmas sides, perk up your parsnips with some celeriac

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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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
35 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This is lovely hot or cold, and even better a day later when flavours have developed

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A sweet, crunchy cabbage dish with a superhealthy boost of vitamin C

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Seasonal roast veg couldn't be any easier - just peel and roast - perfect alongside your Christmas roast.

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

A mixed mash of favourite winter root veg with a crispy herb topping, which can be chilled or frozen ahead

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

A low fat vegetarian kebab to bring out the devil in you

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
31 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A healthy side dish of braised cabbage with rich spices - a perfect Sunday roast or Christmas dinner accompaniment.

55 mins
Easy
Vegan
12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy these guilt-free roast potatoes - they contain around 6g fat compared to the usual 14g!

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Soft, creamy purée that'll add lots of flavour to any roast - perfect for a Boxing Day lunch, by Gary Rhodes

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

If you struggle to get the family to eat their sprouts, try adding some chestnuts and pancetta to make an irresistible side dish

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A Scandinavian bake with herbs and butter - cutting the spuds really thin helps them to crisp up nicely

1 hr and 40 mins
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Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Keep this healthy salad in the fridge to serve with cold meats or cheese

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Give your carrots some flavour with this easy idea using small Chantenay carrots and just three other ingredients

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try a new approach to cooking these traditional winter greens. Bake your sprouts with nuts and bacon lardons – great for a roast with all the trimmings.

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A rustic and warm root vegetable salad with creamy dressing and lots of healthy watercress leaves - great for a buffet

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This bubble & squeak with sprouts, bacon and potato needn't be relegated to leftovers – it makes a great alternative to roasties

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
11 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Cabbage, red onion, apple and beetroot - all the brightest purple fruit and veg makes up this winter salad with sweet vinaigrette

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These carrots have a zesty kick, for pepping up roast dinner

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A great way to jazz up Brussels sprouts for an extra special occasion

27 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Root veg is a must with Sunday lunch and Christmas dinner, and this easy recipe is low-fat, superhealthy and high in fibre to boot

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up the humble sprout by serving al denté with sweet onions and crunchy nuts

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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