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10 30-Minute Side Dishes to Make the Holidays Easier

What's the holiday equivalent of one-pot dinner ease? Sides so simple you'll have time to build that to-scale gingerbread replica you've been dreaming about.

Prep for Perfection

Ensure your holidays go off without a hitch by planning, purchasing and prepping your ingredients ahead of time.

Apple Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Full of festive flavors AND hues, this salad's the perfect sidekick for any meaty main.

Jalapeno & Chicken Pinwheels

Better than rolls and more fun than breadsticks, these pinwheels can be served before dinner or right alongside your holiday ham.

3-Cheese Risotto

Warm, cheesy and completely irresistible, this quick-cooking risotto will soon become your new go-to side.

Parmesan Broccoli

Picky eaters will love this broccoli because it's covered in cheese. You'll love this broccoli because it comes together in a snap.

Shrimp Pasta

Super-speedy pasta dishes are always a smart choice — especially for the holidays.

Garlic Potatoes

We filled up on mashed potatoes during Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean potatoes should be banished from the holiday spread. Try these cheese-covered, garlic-coated wedges for the perfect December tater.

Couscous & Pomegranate Salad

This dish is bright, light and colorful — and ready to eat in just 20 minutes.

Honey Mustard Sprouts

These sprouts are simple and infinitely better than the overcooked greens you normally find playing second string.

Fresh Cream of Mushroom Soup

You might think ready-made soup is the easy way to go, but this soup cooks up in about as much time as it takes to open and heat a can.

Garbanzo Goulash

Meat-free and super satisfying, this goulash is a great accompaniment to an impressive meal.