Holiday Side Dishes To Spruce Up Your Dinner Table In 2022

Today I am rounding up some of my favorite holiday side dishes to help you plan your festive dinner menu for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. From scrumptious roasted vegetables to cheese potatoes, these side dishes will help plan your holiday menu and bring your feast together.

Whether you’re planning to serve a traditional meal with roast turkey, holiday ham or a tender slow cooked pork roast, these holiday side dishes are sure to complement the main course beautifully. Here we go! 

You can read each recipe by clicking on the photos or on the name of each recipe's author. 

1. Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Prosciutto

This delicious Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Prosciutto from Little Broken takes only five ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make. You're welcome!  

Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Prosciutto

2. Cheesy Root Vegetables

This beautiful Cheesy Root Vegetable Gratin from Spoon For Bacon is as beautiful as it is tasty. Sweet Potatoes, beets, and parsnips with cream and garlic baked to perfection. We love this side dish for special occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

3. Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots

Sweet and tender roasted carrots in a tasty maple dijon glaze from Closet Cooking. The maple dijon glaze is elevated by the addition of garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar and miso which really creates a beautiful blend of flavours!


4. Cheesey Gruyere & Ham Patato Stacks

The perfect side dish of sliced potatoes coated in buttery herbs and heavy cream, stacked with layers of ham and Gruyere from Carlsbad Cravings.


5. Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cinnamon Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries

Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries from Julia's Album is the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, or any time you like! This side dish is packed with vegetables and nuts. It's healthy, gluten-free, vegetarian, and rich in fiber!


6. Duchess Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan

These Duchess Potatoes from Cooking Classy are mashed potatoes's much fancier cousin and they’re sure to impress! Sure, they may require a little extra time and effort for piping and baking but they are so worth the extra few steps!

Duchess Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan



  • Debbie

    Wow all look so tempting and delicious. I’ve seen the duchess potatoes before but never tried to make them, maybe I will this year!

  • Michelle M

    Those potato stacks look so delicious, I am going to try them for Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for sharing. xx

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