Ten of our favorite side dishes, perfect for your holiday table! They can all be made-ahead allowing you to enjoy your family and friends.
It's hard to believe November is already here. Now that the calendar has flipped it feels like it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and the holidays! We're working on some new side dish ideas for this year, but in the meantime, these are some of our favorites from the past.
These recipes can be made ahead of time and be warmed right before serving. That way you can plan ahead and enjoy your family and friends. Or if you're asked to contribute to a meal, any of these would travel and reheat well. Pin them now so you'll be all set as the busy holiday times draws near!
These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are extraordinarily delicious and, even better, they can be prepped a day in advance for easy entertaining!
Healthy Butternut Sweet Potato Casserole- Combining sweet potatoes, butternut squash and maple syrup, this healthy, make-ahead sweet potato casserole wows everyone!
This delicious cranberry salad is filled with fresh cranberries, red grapes, shredded coconut, toasted walnuts and freshly whipped cream and makes a beautiful presentation on the holiday table!
Transform the everyday humble carrot into a spectacular side with this easy, make-ahead Honey Maple Roasted Carrots recipe!
The easiest mashed potatoes ever, with no last-minute fussing! These Slow Cooker Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes are super delicious and can be made a few days in advance.
This colorful and delicious Pomegranate Parsley Couscous Salad is super easy to prepare and it’s the perfect healthy side dish for everyday or special occasions!
With brown sugar, maple syrup, a touch of curry and a dash of cinnamon this delicious Brown Sugar Curry Roasted Butternut Squash will be sure to bring rave reviews!
This Easy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce; with ginger, lemongrass and pomegranates, has a super fresh, vibrant flavor. It takes less than 15 minutes to make!
Super quick and easy, these Caramelized Sweet Potatoes are a healthy alternative to traditional, sticky, marshmallow recipes. And they taste like candy!
Make-Ahead Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes- A delicious, versatile. make-ahead potato dish for entertaining or everyday dinners.
Be sure to pin these recipes! When it's time to plan your holiday menu, you'll be all set.
Dixie Harris says
Chris, I’m having 30 people to my house for a ministry dinner. Do you think the green beans would be manageable for that number? They are so pretty.
Chris Scheuer says
I think if you have time to prep them the day before, it would be fine. Then you could just pop them in the oven at the last minute. The only other thing to take into consideration, would be how much other stuff you will need to be using the oven for.
Hope that helps and that your dinner goes well!
Chris Scheuer says
Hi Sandra, thanks so much for your kind words!
I think rice would work, especially black rice! Have you ever tried it? I'm actually going to be posting a recipe for black rice and then a salad I make with it. It makes a stunning presentation, has a nice nutty flavor and would be so beautiful with this salad!
Sandra Parker says
Hi Chris, Love Your Recipes and your website. I am in Canada so we have already "done" Thanksgiving but we are planning to host a special Christmas luncheon with all of our neighbours so will be using almost all of these wonderful sides. A quick question have you ever done the couscous recipe with rice? I am not a big fan of couscous but we do rice every week, welcome your feedback.