16 Essential Holiday Side Dishes

Load up on a few of these foolproof favorites to ensure your holiday ham doesn't get lonely on the dinner table.

Fresh Cranberry & Orange Relish

"I make this every year and no one can tell it's a "diabetic-friendly" recipe."

-susanjbourgeois

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

"I made this as a side dish to accompany a roast I made, but the roast wasn't touched. My husband and boys devoured this!"

-Bogey'sMom

Fresh Cranberry & Orange Relish

"I make this every year and no one can tell it's a "diabetic-friendly" recipe."

-susanjbourgeois

Pear & Gorgonzola Salad

"This is an excellent salad. I added some dried cranberries and topped with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Try candied walnuts for little variety, too!"

-Mick's Kitchen

Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

"I love carrots and I love parsnips so this was veggie heaven! Very easy to prepare and can easily make this for a crowd."

-cfletcher

Roasted Broccoli With Toasted Pine Nuts

"The roasting gives this such a nice flavor. I used pecans instead of pine nuts and it worked great!"

-Barb Gertz

Scalloped Potatoes

"This was one of the best scalloped potatoes recipe I have found. Normally mine turn out watery — not so with this one!"

-GregV

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Hazelnuts

"This was just perfect! My bacon was a little lean, so I did add a little olive oil to the bacon fat. I used toasted pecans instead of hazelnuts."

-tara portee

Simple Corn Casserole

"Thank you for a great addition to our Christmas table. I was going for a homey Southern meal and this hit the spot."

-Tish

Yorkshire Pudding

"I've never made Yorkshire Pudding before, but I followed this recipe to the letter. They came out magnificently!"

-candbjohnson

Swiss Chard and Turkey Au Gratin

"Very easy and tasty. I used kale instead of chard since I have it growing in my garden."

-Diana Johnson

Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter

"These are fabulous and far superior to the way I made them before."

-MEAN CHEF

Sausage and Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

"This recipe is a winner! I'm notorious for changing things up a bit, so instead of parsley I added some rosemary and thyme."

-Jessica H.

Rice Pilaf with Herbs

"I made this easy and delicious recipe to compliment the Cornish hens we were having for supper. My husband and I loved it!"

-jachristensen

Orange-Glazed Sugar Snap Peas

"I needed something different to do with my snap peas other than plain old steamed, and this fit the bill! Very easy and tasty!"

-jswinks

Fruit Salad With Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

"This salad has a wonderful crunch to it and the dressing is amazing."

-bluemooner

Parker House Rolls

"This recipe is great! I had them with a pot roast and they came out fabulous — so soft and the perfect texture!"

-Spgty21