101 Holiday Side Dishes
101 Holiday Side Dishes is a marvelous collection of some of the best casserole dishes you’ll ever make for your holiday dinner. Be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Easter or summer holidays, there are some really great recipes here.
I’ve been working on this project for the past couple of weeks but fall has happened to Texas! Our annual downpour of leaves–to the tune of filling 150-200 55-gallon bags of leaves every year has begun–so it’s taken me awhile to get this ready to post. (I do miss seeing all the leaves on the trees, though).
I’m finally ready. I’m so glad to debut 101 Holiday Side Dishes which are many of my personal favorites, for you to peruse and look through as ideas for holiday casseroles for your own family this year. All of these are recipes from my blog, none have been contributed by other food bloggers.
Many of these are family favorites we’ve had almost every year since I was married, or even as a little girl growing up. Others I have tried occasionally over the years (but not every year). I’m not called the “Casserole Queen” by my kids for nothing! Still other side dishes are new recipes but worthy of being included as possible options.
Everyone’s always looking for new and enjoyable side dishes to make for the holidays. So I thought I would dig through my casserole archives and put together a collage of lots of great holiday side dish recipes to give you some options for your holiday menu and baking this year. 101 Holiday Side Dishes is that collation.
This list does NOT include breads, salads, or fruits. (Not that we don’t serve those items during the holidays, but they just aren’t included here). These side dishes are only hot/cooked veggie dishes of some kind or another.
I have something for everyone in this collection. Some people want lighter fare for the holidays so I have recipes here that aren’t as involved nor as calorie-laden as many of the traditional holiday casserole recipes. On the other hand, many of us splurge on that day and eat whatever we want in whatever quantities we want 🙁 so there are recipes for those of us that fit that category too! I’ve also got some non-traditional side dishes, because there are people who follow my blog from all kinds of ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, etc., with all kinds of holiday traditions. So I’ve included the whole gamut of hot side dishes.
I’ve categorized and alphabetized the dishes to make it a little easier for you to find what you’re looking for. But some of these recipes can actually be placed in multiple categories. Rather than having dual entries for the same recipe in various locations, I’ve only placed each recipe once.
As I mentioned earlier, many of these are our family favorites. I have made dozens of these casseroles for the holidays over the years because I really don’t like eating Green Bean Casserole every year! Sorry, for those of you who love Green Bean Casserole, but my palate requires lots of different kinds of foods with wide and varied seasonings.
I really dislike getting in a food rut. Ask my husband. I rarely make spaghetti more than twice a year. Not because we don’t like it, but because there are so many other kinds of recipes out there to try and eat and because I really crave the variety. I don’t have any problem trying out new recipes during the holidays or for company (which I’ve done for years), and I don’t think I’ve had a guest yet who’s been an unwilling participant as a guinea pig for my culinary experiments!
Considering all the new recipes I try, there’s really only a small percentage of recipes that are total flops and can’t be redeemed in some way if I’m willing to work with them a little bit. Regardless, none of the recipes below is a flop! All have turned out wonderfully and we keep making them!
You may want to think about including some of these great side dishes in your own holiday traditions this year. I hope you enjoy going through them. Be brave and try something totally different. I also hope you and your family enjoy the holidays and can come back and report to me you tried one of my recipes and loved it! So here are my 101 Holiday Side Dishes. Enjoy. 🙂
101 HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES
ACORN SQUASH RECIPES:
6. Spicy Baked Beans
8. Parmesan Golden Golden Beets with Carrots
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RECIPES:
20. Basil Carrots
22. Carrot Casserole
23. Carrot Souffle
28. Baked Corn
29. Corn Casserole
32. Corn Pudding
33. Herbed Corn
37. Scalloped Corn
GREEN BEAN RECIPES:
MIXED VEGETABLE RECIPES:
45. Cabbage Stir Fry
51. Baked Onions
52. Bridled Noodles
55. Cajun Fries
57. Fried Potatoes
61. The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary’s Potatoes)
63. Parsley Potatoes
SPAGHETTI SQUASH RECIPES:
SWEET POTATO RECIPES:
YELLOW SQUASH RECIPES:
97. Fried Zucchini
98. Italian Zucchini
100. Zucchini Parmesan