15 Best Holiday Sides

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collage of best holiday sides including eggs, casseroles, mac and cheese, asparagus

The Best Sides for the Holidays!

I'm sharing my 15 Best Holiday Sides that have been passed down through the generations. I hope they will help you have a blessed holiday with your family!

What's the best part? Each dish pairs perfectly with ham, chicken, turkey or beef, so they make great side dishes no matter what the occasion.


deviled eggs on white platter

Southern Deviled Eggs

At our house, every holiday meal starts with Deviled Eggs. My recipe includes savory cream cheese, which helps the filling stand up to piping.

spoonful of cranberry pecan salad out of a white bowl.

Cranberry Pecan Salad

It’s not the holidays unless Cranberry Pecan Salad is on the table! This congealed salad is packed with cranberry, pineapple and pecan yumminess.

squash casserole in a green dish

The Best Squash Casserole

Creamy squash casserole has to be one of the best comfort foods ever! This recipe is made with no condensed soup! Top it with buttery crackers, and it will be gone in a flash.

a bowl full of glazed carrots with maple syrup and bourbon.

Maple Bourbon Glazed Carrots

Rainbow Salad will make you eat your veggies! But, the greatest part of all is how easy it is to create. All you do is start chopping and layering.

lemon butter asparagus on a pan with lemons on top

Lemon Butter Asparagus

Tangy and bold, this asparagus dish will have your family saying ‘ooooh’ and ‘ahhhh’ and begging for more.

loaded hash brown casserole in a cast iron skillet

Loaded Hash Brown Casserole

Loaded Hash Brown Casserole tastes just like a loaded baked potato! It's cheesy, bacon-filled goodness is perfect to serve as a side to any protein.

collard greens in a red bowl

Taylor's Collard Greens

Taylor’s Collard Greens are the perfect side to your southern holiday meals. They’re tender, yet crunchy…and oh, so yummy!


garlic mashed potatoes in a blue bowl

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes puts all the other sides to shame! This recipe feeds a large crowd, so it’s a great side for holidays and leftovers.

wooden spoon holding a scoop of loaded sweet potato casserole.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Creamy Sweet Potato Casserole topped with pecan streusel and mini marshmallows tastes so good…it’s like eating dessert first!

corn pudding in a white tray made southern style

Southern Corn Pudding

The best Corn Pudding only has a few simple ingredients. Try this recipe if you want to give your family a taste of the garden! 

large spoonful of southern broccoli casserole being lifted out of a white baking dish.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Try my Broccoli Cheese Casserole if you want to skip adding condensed soup. It has none of the ingredients you can’t pronounce, and it's so YUM! 

fried brussels sprouts in a honey mustard sauce

Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts

I’m gonna make a disclaimer about these Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts before I go any further. They’re BEYOND GOOD…and they’re FRIED.

wooden spoon lifting a serving of mac and cheese out of a casserole dish.

Homestyle Mac & Cheese

Homestyle Mac & Cheese is ready in a snap when you have one of those cravings for creamy, cheesy goodness.

strawberry pecan salad with feta cheese

Strawberry Pecan Salad

Strawberry Pecan salad with berries, feta and greens is absolutely delicious. Add pecans for crunch, and you’ve got the perfect holiday treat!

cornbread biscuit dressing in a black skillet

Southern Cornbread Biscuit Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing is a special recipe reserved for the holidays made with cornbread, biscuits, and lots of love. 


Delicious Main Dishes

If you're looking for some great main dishes to go along with these sides, try these classic recipes...


If you need a meal planner, check out my 2 Weeks of Easy Dinners to help you plan for the weeks ahead.

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6 Comments

  1. WooHoo! The best of the best. You can just imagine everyone together and having a good old time! Thanks Debi, you da best!

  2. What a big help these recipes have been for me during the pandemic. You have been a lifesaver in so many ways!

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