These easy and delicious holiday side dishes are sure to impress your guests when you host the dinner at home. They’re also perfect to bring to a potluck or buffet with family and friends!
Whether you enjoy a family-style sit-down dinner or a buffet, these dishes are perfect and satisfying to a variety of tastes and preferences.
What we like to do is have sections for salads, meat, side dishes, and desserts. No matter how you choose to serve the food, all of these easy and delicious holiday side dishes will make everyone very happy!
Side Dish Recipes for a Holiday Dinner
The holidays are a special time to get together with your family and close friends for a delicious meal.
Whether you choose to enjoy the traditional turkey or ham … or you do something completely different, bring any of these dishes and watch everyone go back for seconds!
Delicious Holiday Side Dishes
All of these holiday side dishes are easy to make. They're deliciously perfect for a traditional or non-traditional dinner with family and close friends
This holiday season, work on perfecting your dressing. This delicious cornbread dressing (or stuffing) is easy to make and absolutely delicious. Your guests will also love the fact that it's gluten-free!
This air fryer butternut squash is easy to make, delicious, and nutritious. It's not hard to make, especially if you use pre-cut butternut squash, either bagged in the produce or freezer section of the grocery store.
Who says you have to put flour in your gravy? Here's how I make it without flour so those who follow a gluten-free diet can enjoy it! What might surprise you is that most people won't even know the difference!
There is a standing argument about what kind of cornbread is the best. I prefer this delicious, simple southern style cornbread recipe. It's so good, and it's the same recipe I use to make the star ingredient in the cornbread dressing.
The first time I made this squash casserole, people asked me for the recipe. Unfortunately, I didn't write the measurements down because I was experimenting. Now I have it figured out, and I'm prepared to give the recipe to anyone who wants it ... and a lot of people do. Yes, it's really that good!
Delicious Holiday Desserts
Don’t forget about dessert! Even after a big dinner, people appreciate finishing the meal with something sweet. I like to offer at least a couple of options so people have choices.
Here are some of my personal favorites:
Mint Chocolate Brownies – Like a breath of fresh air, the cool mint flavor balances the rich chocolate and makes it even better.
Pumpkin Bars – Pumpkin lovers won’t be able to resist these!
3-Ingredient Lemon Bars – These lemon bars are so easy, and they’re super yummy. You’ll love the balance of sweet and tart to finish out your holiday meal.
Pecan Pie – This recipe from Back to My Southern Roots is always a crowd pleaser with the rich sweet flavor and nuttiness that everyone expects!
Mini Pumpkin Pies – These little bites of deliciousness are one of my favorites. Instead of a flour-based crust, they have a nut crust, so they’re naturally gluten-free … and even more delicious that the traditional version!