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37 Easy and Delicious Holiday Side Dishes

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!

variety of side dishes including mac and cheese, baked beans, bean salad, zucchini, and fruit salad

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

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!

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