50+ Christmas Side Dishes (Easy Christmas Dinner Sides)

Christmas side dishes are a big part of the holiday feast! Between all the potatoes, vegetables, casseroles, and traditional Christmas sides, there are so many recipes to choose from. Here are the best side dishes for Christmas dinner to make the holiday easy and delicious!

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Christmas Side Dishes

Christmas dinner isn’t complete without a plethora of Christmas side dishes! Sides are always my favorite part of a holiday feast, so I like having plenty of options.

I’m talking potatoes, veggies (covered in cheese), casseroles, maybe some salads, and all the traditional Christmas side dishes you can think of.

I don’t always want to have the exact same dishes that I served on Thanksgiving since the holidays are only a month apart. So a bit of inspiration is always needed to come up with new recipes to make for dinner.

If you’re in the same boat, in need of some fresh and fun side dishes for Christmas dinner, then this guide is for you!

I included the classics because you can’t go wrong with mashed potatoes or green bean casserole. But I also included some other easy sides that will spice up the holiday table and add something new.

Check out this list of all the best Christmas side dishes so you can prepare your menu and make the holidays easy (and delicious)!

mashed sweet potatoes

stuffing is the perfect christmas side dish

Essential Kitchen Tools

Make sure your kitchen is ready for the big feast by getting all the right tools and equipment you’ll need.

Essential Ingredients List

Before you start your Christmas cooking, make sure you stock up on all the necessary ingredients. This list is just some ideas of what you might need based on our recipes.

green bean casserole

50 Easy Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner

Traditional Christmas Side Dishes

These are some of the most traditional Christmas sides you might expect to see at the table every holiday. These are great recipes to add to the menu to keep tradition alive.

Christmas Vegetable Side Dishes

Having some delicious (and at least semi-healthy) vegetable side dishes on the Christmas table is a must. My favorites have LOTS of cheese, but vegetables are vegetables!

Best Potato Sides for Christmas Dinner

I’m a big fan of potatoes, and it’s hard to imagine a holiday feast without plenty of them to go around. These are the best potatoes sides for Christmas!

Other Favorite Christmas Side Dishes

Casseroles, breads, and easy slow cooker recipes galore. Here are even more sides to consider for your Christmas dinner!

Now that you’ve got your sides all figured out for Christmas, let the preparation begin! You can also start thinking about all the other recipes you’re going to want to make for the holidays. Check out our other guides for more recipes and ideas!

More Christmas Recipes:

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