Holiday Side Dishes You NEED To Make This This Year

Whatever your main meals will be throughout winter, roasted turkeys or holiday ham, you’ll need deliciously good side items to heighten the dining experience. These side dishes will be just as popular as your main course this holiday season! You, your guests and all those thousands of taste buds will thank you for adding these to the meal and who knows, they could become a staple for holidays to come!

Lime Juice and Chili Powder Fruit

A popular side dish in Mexico that compliments a festive chicken or turkey meal. Simply select your favorite fruits such as mangos, clementines, pears and oranges and pour a mixture of lime juice, honey and chili powder over the fruit. Toss with pomegranate seeds. It adds a colorful take to this classic fruit side dish.

Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

Take bland mashed potatoes to the next level! Using chicken broth you can create a bowl of mashed potatoes that melts in your guests’ mouth. All you need are potatoes, cream, sour cream, chives, butter and bacon. Cook it all in just 30 minutes!

Butter-Glazed Asparagus

Butter makes everything better, and asparagus is a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving meal. All you need is a 1/2 cup of chicken broth, 2 pounds of asparagus and 6 tablespoons butter. Simply cook stovetop and you’ll have a buttery-goodness dish in 15 minutes.

Winter Side Salad

Turn your regular salad into a winter wonderland! Create using carrots, turnips, shredded cheddar, and berries and top with a maple cinnamon dressing to really “wow” the taste buds!

Golden Mac and Cheese

Homemade mac and cheese beats out the box any day and it’s the perfect warm dish for a cool fall night. Bake some penne pasta with grated Gruyère, Comté, fontina, and Parmesan

Bake mac and cheese with bacon and ham, then top it off with seasoned breadcrumbs for a truly divine golden mac and cheese dish.

Autumn Rice Pilaf

Take your rice pilaf to the next level by adding pecans and cranberries. This is a hearty side dish that will go great with any main dish, such as autumn-inspired pork.