101 Holiday Side Dishes

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

101 Holiday Side Dishes

 

 

ACORN SQUASH RECIPES:

 

Baked Acorn Squash - IMG_0436

1. Baked Acorn Squash

 

Honey Walnut Acorn Squash - IMG_6825

2. Honey Walnut Acorn Squash

 

BEAN RECIPES:

 

Calico Baked Beans | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my most requested #bakedbeans recipes! Everyone loves this. #beef #bacon

3. Calico Baked Beans

Coca Cola Baked Beans - IMG_0572

4. Coca Cola Baked Beans

Hearty Cowboy Baked Beans | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most spectacular #bakedbeans #sidedish you'll ever eat! This one's filled with #groundbeef #bacon and 6 kinds of #beans!

5. Hearty CowboyBaked Beans

 

Spicy Baked Beans | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | great for summer picnics, these #bakedbeans have cayenne pepper for a little kick! #bacon

6. Spicy Baked Beans

 

BEET RECIPES:

 

Golden Beets Stir Fry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | phenomenal #MeatlessMonday dish with #beets, #asparagus, #greenbeans, #broccoli & #zucchini. Healthy, low calorie, #glutenfree & #vegan.

7. Golden Beets Stir Fry

 

Parmesan Golden Beets and Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a delightful way to serve #beets. Spiralizing the #veggies is a terrific way to get your kids to eat this healthy veggie. Great #holiday side dish, too. #glutenfree #parmesancheese

8. Parmesan Golden Golden Beets with Carrots

 

Parmesan Beets with Thyme | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a scrumptious savory recipe for #beets. Using a #spiralizer makes this side dish a delightful experience. Great #holiday #casserole that's quick & easy. #glutenfree #parmesancheese

9. Parmesan Beets with Thyme

 

Sweet & Sour Beets | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious #beets dish you'll ever eat. Flavored with #orange zest, this is a great #holiday #sidedish.

10. Sweet and Sour Beets

 

BROCCOLI RECIPES:

Broccoli-Onion Deluxe - IMG_7323

11. Broccoli-Onion Deluxe

 

Corn 'n' Broccoli Bake - IMG_1121

12. Corn ‘n’ Broccoli Bake

 

Creamy Lima Beans and Broccoli - IMG_7260

13. Creamy Lima Beans and Broccoli

 

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots and Cheese - IMG_2603.jpg.jpg

14. Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots and Cheese

 

BUTTERNUT SQUASH RECIPES:

Butternut Squash Bake - IMG_5462

15. Butternut Squash Bake

 

Butternut Squash and Pear Gratin | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Everyone loves this fabulous #casserole. It's the perfect way to use #pears and #butternutsquash together. Great for #holidays like #Easter. #glutenfree

16. Butternut Squash and Pear Gratin

 

Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Peach Bake - IMG_1495

17. Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Peach Bake

 

Savory Butternut Squash Bake - IMG_4573

18. Savory Butternut Squash Bake

 

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the most wonderful way to prepare #butternutsquash. It's great for #holiday or company dinners, too. #apples #sidedish

19. Squash and Apple Bake

 

CARROT RECIPES:

 

Basil Carrots - IMG_5860

20. Basil Carrots

 

Basil Zucchini and Carrots - IMG_3428

21. Basil Zucchini and Carrots

 

Carrot Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this scrumptious #casserole makes a great #holiday side dish. You can make it in the #crockpot, too. #carrots

22. Carrot Casserole

 

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No one will believe this wonderful #casserole has #carrots! It's a fabulous side dish for #Easter or other #holidays.

23. Carrot Souffle

Carrots in Creamy Vegan Dill Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This tasty #sidedish is so quick & easy to make and wonderfully seasoned. It's great for #holiday menus, too. #dairyfree #vegan #glutenfree #carrots

24. Carrots in Creamy Vegan Dill Sauce

 

Carrots in Creamy Dill Sauce - IMG_7705

25. Carrots in Creamy Dill Sauce

 

Gluten Free Carrot Souffle - IMG_6065

26. Gluten Free Carrot Souffle

 

Honey Glazed Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | love this quick and easy 5-ingredient #sidedish. #carrots #glutenfree

27. Honey-Glazed Carrots

 

CORN RECIPES:

 

Baked Corn - IMG_6419

28. Baked Corn

 

Corn Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of our favorite #corn #casserole recipes. It's quick, easy, #cheesy and uses #JiffyCornMuffinMix.

29. Corn Casserole

 

Corn and Green Bean Casserole - IMG_5590

30. Corn and Green Bean Casserole

 

Corn & Pearl Onions | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this tasty #sidedish is so quick and easy you'll find it on the menu often! #corn #pearlonions #glutenfree

31. Corn and Pearl Onions

 

Corn Pudding - IMG_3682

32. Corn Pudding

 

Herbed Corn - IMG_7160.jpg

33. Herbed Corn

 

Mexican Corn Casserole - IMG_4553

34. Mexican Corn Casserole

 

Roasted Herb Corn - IMG_4881.jpg

35. Roasted Herb Corn

 

Roasted Paprika Corn - IMG_0240

36. Roasted Paprika Corn

 

Scalloped Corn | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | quick and easy #corn #casserole that's a great #sidedish for #holidays or company.

37. Scalloped Corn

 

Shoepeg Corn Casserole - IMG_5282.jpg.jpg

38. Shoepeg Corn Casserole

 

DRESSING RECIPES:

Mom's Turkey Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's terrific #turkey #dressing recipe. Excellent #holiday side dish that's really very simple. #stuffing

39. Mom’s Turkey Dressing

 

EGGPLANT RECIPES:

 

Eggplant Parmesan - IMG_2014

40. Eggplant Parmesan

 

Fried Eggplant, Yellow Squash or Zucchini - IMG_4796

41. Fried Eggplant, Yellow Squash or Zucchini

 

GREEN BEAN RECIPES:

 

Garlicky Green Beans and MushroomsIMG_0663

42. Garlicky Green Beans and Mushrooms

 

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

43. Green Beans Amandine

 

Old-Fashioned Green Beans - IMG_4233

44. Old-Fashioned Green Beans

 

MIXED VEGETABLE RECIPES:

 

Cabbage Stir | Fry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #MeatlessMonday dish is filled with fresh veggies and herbs. Healthy, low calorie #clean-eating #glutenfree #vegan.

45. Cabbage Stir Fry

 

Down-Home Succotash - IMG_3969

46. Down-Home Succotash

 

Fresh Summer Veggie Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #vegetable Tian is incredibly tasty & easy to make. It's also healthy, low calorie & #glutenfree. #zucchini #tomatoes #parmesancheese

47. Fresh Summer Veggie Bake

 

Mixed Vegetable Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a scrumptious & versatile #casserole that's a great side dish for #holiday menus. This one uses a #RitzCrackers crumb topping. #vegetables

48. Mixed Vegetable Casserole

 

Slow Roasted Summer Vegetables | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | you've never had #veggies that taste as wonderful as the way these do. Slow roasting and assorted herbs make these garden vegetables incredibly tasty. #vegan #glutenfree #eggplant #tomatoes #zucchini

49. Slow Roasted Summer Vegetables

 

Swiss Vegetable Medley | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous #casserole is great for the #holidays. Uses #SwissCheese #FrenchFriedOnions & cream of mushroom soup. #vegetables

50. Swiss Vegetable Medley

 

ONION RECIPES:

 

Baked Onions - IMG_5913

51. Baked Onions

 

PASTA RECIPES:

 

Bridled Noodles | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen| delicious #Amish #casserole that's so quick and easy to make. It's wonderful served for #holiday dinners or any time you want #noodles as a side dish.

52. Bridled Noodles

 

Creamy Avocado and Tomato Pasta - IMG_0118

53. Creamy Avocado and Tomato Pasta

 

Creamy Avocado Pasta with Roasted Veggies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous #MeatlessMonday recipe with a creamy #avocado sauce, #glutenfree #pasta, lots of fresh roasted #veggies, pine nuts & #parmesan cheese.

54. Creamy Avocado Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

 

POTATO RECIPES:

 

Cajun Fries | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing oven-baked #fries have amazing flavor from #cajun seasoning. #glutenfree #vegan

55. Cajun Fries

 

Hash Brown Potato Casserole - IMG_1362

56. Hash Brown Potato Casserole

 

Fried Potatoes - IMG_3294

57. Fried Potatoes

 

Garlic and Herb Fries | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these oven #fries are succulent and amazing! Quick and easy, too. #Frenchfries #potatoes #glutenfree

58. Garlic and Herb Fries

 

Garlic Mashed Potatoes - IMG_1507.jpg

59. Garlic Mashed Potatoes

 

Loaded Bacon Ranch Potato Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #potato #casserole is loaded with all the things you love on baked potatoes including a secret ingredient: #HiddenValley #RanchDressingMix #bacon #cheddarcheese #glutenfree

60. Loaded Bacon Ranch Potato Bake

 

Mary's Potatoes - IMG_8289

61. Mary’s Potatoes

 

Parmesan Potatoes with Thyme | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These adorable #potatoes are a fantastic side dish for any occasion. Quick & easy, too. #parmesancheese #glutenfree

62. Parmesan Potatoes with Thyme

 

Parsley Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this old family recipe for #potatoes. Quick, easy and economical! #glutenfree

63. Parsley Potatoes

 

Pesto Red Potatoes - IMG_5816

64. Pesto Red Potatoes

 

Potatoes Romanoff - IMG_7384

65. Potatoes Romanoff

 

Skinny Stuffed Baked Potatoes - IMG_4091

66. Skinny Stuffed Baked Potatoes

 

Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes - IMG_3719

67. Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes

 

White & Sweet Potato Scramble with Fresh Herbs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #potato #sidedish is great for #breakfast or dinner. It's filled with several kinds of herbs & #veggies. #glutenfree #vegan

68. White and Sweet Potato Scramble with Fresh Herbs

 

SPAGHETTI SQUASH RECIPES:

 

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

69. Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash

 

Spaghetti Squash Parmesan - IMG_2272

70. Spaghetti Squash Parmesan

 

Spaghetti Squash with Salsa - IMG_0132

71. Spaghetti Squash with Salsa

SPINACH RECIPES:

 

Cheesy Spinach Bake - IMG_4880

72. Cheesy Spinach Bake

 

Creamy Spinach Gratin - IMG_5974

73. Creamy Spinach Gratin

 

SWEET POTATO RECIPES:

 

Berry Mallow Yam Bake - IMG_1279

74. Berry Mallow Yam Bake

 

Fried Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this delightful savory way to prepare #sweetpotatoes. Great for #breakfast or as a side dish. Healthy, low calorie, #clean-eating, #glutenfree #vegan

75. Fried Sweet Potatoes

 

Fried Sweet Potatoes and Apples | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this #healthy, #lowcalorie and tasty #breakfast dish. Quick and easy, too. #glutenfree #vegan #sweetpotatoes #apples

76. Fried Sweet Potatoes with Apples

 

Fried Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Peaches - IMG_0030

77. Fried Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Peaches

 

Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | sweet, savory and delicious way to prepare #sweetpotatoes. Great for #breakfast or as a #sidedish. #glutenfree #vegan

78. Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple

 

Garlic Italian Sweet Potato Fries | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my favorite ways to prepare #sweetpotatoes. Awesome side dish that's great for the #holidays, too. #glutenfree #vegan

79. Garlic Italian Sweet Potato Fries

 

Loaded Bacon and Cheese Sweet Potato Bake - IMG_8414.jpg

80. Loaded Bacon and Cheese Sweet Potato Bake

 

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - IMG_6423.jpg.jpg

81. Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

 

Spicy Sweet Potato Oven Wedges - IMG_9191

82. Spicy Sweet Potato Oven Fries

 

Sweet Potato Bacon Boats - IMG_7283

83. Sweet Potato Bacon Boats

 

Sweet Potato Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This amazing #casserole is always one of our most requested #holiday #sidedishes. Everyone loves the souffle texture and #praline topping. #sweetpotatoes

84. Sweet Potato Casserole

 

Sweet Potato Fries - IMG_7682

85. Sweet Potato Fries

 

Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Herb Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delectable #sweetpotatoes are a wonderful #sidedish for any meal. Great #holiday #casserole, too. #glutenfree #vegan #cleaneating

86. Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Herb Sauce

 

TOMATO RECIPES:

 

Caramelized Onion and Tomato Tart Au Gratin - IMG_2461

87. Caramelized Onion and Tomato Tart Au Gratin

 

Caramelized Onion, Zucchini, Tomato and Mushroom Tart - IMG_2559

88. Caramelized Onion, Zucchini, Tomato, and Mushroom Tart

 

Cherry Tomato Cobbler | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is my favorite way to serve #tomatoes. This fantastic #cobbler is a great side dish for #Easter or other #holidays. #glutenfree

89. Cherry Tomato Cobbler

 

Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Mushrooms and Leeks - IMG_2683

90. Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Mushrooms and Leeks

Scalloped Tomatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this fantastic #InaGarten side dish. It's filled with #tomatoes #cheese and grilled #baguettes.

91. Scalloped Tomatoes

YELLOW SQUASH RECIPES:

 

Black-Eyed Pea's Baked Squash - IMG_4868

92. Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash

 

Parmesan Baked Yellow Squash - IMG_5131.jpg.jpg

93. Parmesan Baked Yellow Squash

Squash and Carrot Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

94. Squash and Carrot Casserole

 

Squash, Fennel and Potato Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #casserole will blow your socks off! Great for company or as a #holiday #sidedish. #potatoes #zucchini #glutenfree

95. Squash, Fennel and Potato Bake

 

Yellow Squash Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this scrumptious #casserole is perfect for #Easter dinner or other #holiday meals. #yellowsquash

96. Yellow Squash Casserole

 

ZUCCHINI RECIPES:

 

Fried Zucchini - IMG_8799.jpg

97. Fried Zucchini

 

Italian Zucchini - IMG_3825

98. Italian Zucchini

 

Zucchini and Tomato Parmesan Casserole - IMG_2362

99. Zucchini and Tomato Parmesan Casserole

 

Zucchini Parmesan - IMG_6553

100. Zucchini Parmesan

 

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

101.  Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

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