12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out.

Hello friends. Happy Saturday. Are you planning Christmas dinner this year?

Today on the blog I am sharing lots of yummy Christmas dinner sides recipes idea with you.

Looking for inspiration to make your Christmas dinner extra special this year?

Check out these 12 Christmas dinner and sides ideas that are sure to impress your guests.

From classic Cranberry Sauce to unique veggie sides, there’s something for everyone on this list. Get ready to wow your family and friends with a delicious and festive feast.

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out

Images by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay.

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out.

Table Of Contents:

  • Firstly, Brussels.
  • Secondly, Potatoes.
  • Thirdly, Roasted Veggies.
  • Fourthly, Red Cabbage.
  • Fifthly, Stuffing!!
  • Sixth, Cranberry Sauce.
  • Seventh, Bread Sauce.
  • Eighth, Sausage In Bacon.
  • Ninth, Parsnip Purée with Maple Syrup.
  • Tenth, Yorkshire Puddings.
  • Eleventh, Carb Cauliflower Roast.
  • Last but not least, Christmas Nut Loaf With California Walnuts.

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out:

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out. We love Christmas dinner and especially all the sides that go with it.

I love a nice glass of white wine to wash it all down, too!! It is a good job we lock ourselves away for the day and do not have anywhere to go.

Updated post. First published here December 2014.

Sides Ideas To Try Out

Brussels Ideas.

Firstly, Brussels.

We have Brussels all year round but I rarely eat them. They are a bit to strong in taste for me!

My husband loves them and does not mind showing me that he eats them as though they are chocolates!! This Brussels Sprout And Comté Gratin is a great idea for a side dish.

With the festive season often brings an array of rich food and drink, it can spell a less than merry Christmas for those who suffer from a sensitive gut.

This Sprout, Chestnut And Sage Risotto is made with the sensitive gut in mind and is also suitable for vegetarian/vegan.

So do you love your Brussels? If so, another cool recipe to try is this Sautéed Brussels Sprouts With Trewithen Clotted Cream, Horseradish and Smoked Bacon.

Potato Ideas:

Secondly, Potatoes.

Dauphinoise Potatoes make a delicious side dish. We love yummy Dauphinoise Potatoes here! So creamy. So do you love this kind of potatoes too? Or do you prefer roasted potatoes?

These Mini Hasselback Cornish New Potatoes are so sweet. These diddy little Hasselback potatoes are much quicker to cook than their full-sized buddies.

Rest each potato in the bowl of a spoon to make the cuts so that you don’t slice all the way through.

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out

Roasted Veggies.

Thirdly, Roasted Veggies.

We always love roasted veggies.

Roast potatoes, carrots and parsnips are our favourite thing’s to roast on Christmas day. You could also make a One-Pot Sugar-Glazed Roast Sunday Lunch with a mixture of everything inside!

Red Cabbage.

Fourthly, so why not add some red cabbage. If you have any room!! I always want to make red cabbage but always run out of room on Christmas dinner with everything else.

Why not try this Braised Red Cabbage with Blackberries? Perfect with roast turkey on Christmas Day.

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out

Love A Bit Of Stuffing:

Fifthly, Stuffing!!

We love stuffing with Christmas dinner. How about making some Lizi’s Apricot, Sage & Granola Stuffing?

So are you looking for a new and tasty stuffing recipe to try out? Fancy trying out this Cavolo Nero Stuffing recipe?

Also, how about trying some Turkey And Stuffing Arancini?

How about trying this recipe to your Christmas dinner as a side? Fancy making some Fruit And Nut Stuffing Bake?

A perfect side to any Sunday dinner or my favourite meal of the year, Christmas dinner?

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out Cranberry Sauce.

Sixth, Cranberry Sauce.

So Turkey would not be the same at Christmas without some cranberry sauce. Are you looking for some traditional Christmas recipes?

Cranberry Sauce anyone? So tasty! Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free.

This delicious yet simple cranberry sauce recipe uses minimal ingredients but is a real hit when it comes to flavour. Christmas Cranberry And Clementine Sauce.

Created by Neil Haydock, Executive Chef at The Hotel and Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay, Cornwall.

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out

Bread Sauce:

Seventh, Bread Sauce.

Also how about some bread sauce too? Luxury Bread Sauce: Christmas Day Side Recipes.

A great classic British sauce. Beautifully creamy, it’s the perfect accompaniment to chicken or turkey.

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out Sausages.

Eighth, Sausages.

So we always have sausage in bacon, pigs in blankets, devils on horseback’s or whatever you call them? How about trying these Sticky Honey Mustard Glazed Sausages?

Great for Christmas dinner, a weekend treat as well as a fun party idea.

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out

Parsnip Purée with Maple Syrup.

Ninth, how about making some Parsnip Purée with Maple Syrup instead of mash potatoes if you’re also serving roast potatoes? A great way to hide the veggies from the little ones too!!

Yorkshire Puddings.

Tenth, so we always have Yorkshire puddings on a Christmas dinner. We use to all have the same like the ones in this recipe; How To Make Roast Topside Of Beef With Yorkshire Puddings.

But now I have to make Gluten-Free Yorkshire Pudding because my daughter is allergic to wheat and Vegan Yorkshire Puddings because my son is allergic to dairy. All fun and games this year!

Sides Ideas To Try Out

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out Roasted Cauliflower:

Eleventh and how about trying a Low Carb Cauliflower Roast for something different? Because who does not love a good roasted vegetable?

Christmas Nut Loaf With California Walnuts.

Last but not least, how about trying this Christmas Nut Loaf With California Walnuts? So are you looking for Christmas recipes? How about making a Christmas Nut Loaf? Today I am sharing one of California walnuts recipes with you.

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out.
Recipes And Photos c/o  Watergate Bay, Currys PC World, Pyrex, Tate & Lyle, Seasonal Spuds, Comté &  Seasonal Berries.

12 Christmas Dinner And Sides Ideas To Try Out.

So what do you think? Do you like the sound of any of these recipes?

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  1. 7 December 2020 / 10:47

    Yum! Yum! Christmas dinner is my favourite meal of the year and my favourite part is the stuffing. I always get at least 4 different flavours.
    What fab ideas x

    • 7 December 2020 / 18:41

      Whoo sounds yummy Kim. Love the stuffing too.

  2. Jayne
    7 December 2020 / 07:18

    Love your table setting and recipes. Our lot don’t like Yorkshires but pigs in blankets, now that’s another thing altogether! Thanks for the reminder of all these Christmas side dishes!

    • 7 December 2020 / 09:38

      They are my children’s favourites too.

  3. Margarett Murphy
    22 December 2014 / 12:19

    Everything looks tasty.

  4. Amber Rathvon
    22 December 2014 / 01:43

    These are all great ideas for Christmas sides! I especially like the beet dish! I hope you are having a great weekend!Amber

  5. Alexandra B.
    21 December 2014 / 20:57

    All of these look really yummy, thanks for sharing :)Alex – Funky Jungle