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

15 Best Holiday Sides

Wouldn’t you love to have recipes for 15 Best Holiday Sides gathered together in one place? Well, look no further. Help is here for all of your holiday meals!

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

I’m sharing my most popular southern recipes that have been passed down through the generations. I hope they will help you have a blessed holiday with your family!


Holiday Sides

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.

cranberry pecan salad on a floral napkin with pecans, pineapple and cranberries

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! Top it with buttery crackers, and there aren’t enough words to describe it.

rainbow salad in rows on a plate

Rainbow Salad

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.

sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel and marshmallow topping

Sweet Potato Casserole

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

creamed corn in a cast iron skillet

Creamed Corn

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

broccoli cheese casserole in a white 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.

stovetop mac & cheese in a blue bowl

Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Stovetop 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!

Thanksgiving dressing in a green dish

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing is a special recipe reserved for the holidays made with cornbread, veggies, and herbed stuffing mix. 


Delicious Main Dishes

If you’re looking for some great main dishes to go along with these sides, try these yummy recipes…

And, if you’re looking for 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. melanie haney

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

  2. Love these recipes! Hope to put some of them on practice this Sunday

  3. 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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