Christmas Dinner Side Dishes

How will you decide which side will complement the best with your Christmas dinner main course menu? We have presented you some excellent options for side dishes that you can choose from. Have a look.
A hot pizza when served with double coated cheese ginger bread as a side dish has a pleasing effect on our sense of taste. You can very well feel that your appetite has increased and so the flavor of the food. And this is exactly why side dishes are served along with the main course. During Christmas heartwarming, side dishes are prepared which uplift the mood of having dinner with friends and family. Furthermore, choosing a good side dish for complementing the main course is also an art requiring proper culinary expertise.

Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner

You cannot randomly mismatch any side dish with the main course. The taste of the side dish must blend perfectly with the main course and thereby make the food more scrumptious. In short, you will be relishing the side dish and the main course simultaneously. For example, a dish of crispy potato chips will serve as an excellent side dish for a sizzler. Let's find out some side dish menus for a Christmas dinner.

Side Dishes for Non-Veg Recipes
Turkey, beef, chicken, and mutton are pure non-veg food items, which are usually cooked with lots of spices. Sizzlers, roasts, grills, kebabs, etc are also served during Christmas. So what will be the best side dish to balance the hot and spicy flavor of these non-veg menus? Have a look.
  • Baked sweet potatoes with ricotta cheese
  • Creamed hash browns
  • Mashed potatoes with caramelized onions
  • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • California creamy potatoes
  • Glazed butternut squash
  • Broccoli with lemon crumbs
  • Baked stuffed pumpkin
  • Creamy herbed mashed potatoes
  • Mozzarella, tomato and basil couscous
  • Chive green beans
  • Honey glazed carrots
  • Green mango salad
Check out the recipe to make mashed potatoes here.

Ingredients
  • Peeled potatoes, 2 pounds
  • Olive wall, 1 tsp
  • Garlic, 1
  • Butter, 4 tsps
  • Milk, 1/2 cup
  • Pepper 1 pinch
  • Salt, 1 pinch
Preparation
  • First boil the potatoes in water and salt. Drain the water after the potatoes have boiled.
  • Keep the oven at 375 °F for baking the ginger.
  • Put little olive oil in ginger and bake for 1 hour.
  • Chop the boiled potatoes. Add milk, butter, pepper, and salt to it. Blend it smoothly.
  • Now add the baked garlic to the mixture and blend it in an electric mixer to form the mash.
Side Dishes for Veg Recipes
Vegetable dishes like soups and casseroles are relished with dips, roasts and stuffing. Even a sweet side dish blends well with veg servings. You can toss the salad with crispy chicken and turkey pieces as they enhance the taste of any main course having vegetable dish. You can also garnish with Mozzarella cheese or brush with butter.
  • White wine risotto
  • Cucumber and wakame salad
  • Chicken salad with mozzarella
  • French finger chips
  • Apple brown rice stuffing
  • Asparagus & shrimp stir-fry
  • Cranberry, sausage and apple Stuffing
  • Orange ginger turkey
  • Non-breaded chicken parm
  • Caribbean rice and peas
  • Cheddar cheese soufflé
  • Grilled asparagus rafts
Check out the recipe for non-breaded chicken parm

Ingredients
  • Chicken breasts, 1 packet
  • Seasoned tomatoes, diced, 1
  • Basil, 1/tsp
  • Oregano, 1 tsp
  • Garlic, chopped, 2 tsp
  • Salt, 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper, 1/2 tsp
Preparation
  • Heat the oven to 450 °F.
  • Marinate the chicken breasts with pepper, tomatoes, spices, and salt.
  • Pour some cheese in aluminum foil and then wrap the chicken breasts with it.
  • Bake inside the oven for 40 minutes. Take it out, garnish and serve.
Side Dishes for Soup Recipes
Soups are enjoyed better when there is a side dish with it. To make the soup delighting, you can serve with some quick and spicy vegetable roasts or grilled chicken. You can also have it with chips. The side dishes for soups are listed below.
  • Corn cobs and green chili cornbread
  • French roll with asparagus
  • Baked chicken roll
  • Fruit curried chicken pasta salad
  • Beef short ribs with tomato wine sauce
  • Black bean and chorizo chili
  • Chunky chips with curry sauce
  • Oven roasted kale chips
  • Griddled sirloin and chip salad
  • Lemon and parsley chicken with chips
  • Cannellini with tomatoes and sage
  • Texas-style beef chili
  • Mole chicken chili
  • Vegetarian tortilla chili
The recipe for making baked chicken roll is presented to you.

Ingredients
  • Chicken breasts boneless, 4
  • Romano cheese, 1/3 cup
  • Paprika, 1 1/2 tsp
  • White bread crumbs, 1 cup
  • Dried thyme, 1 1/2 tsp
  • Muenster cheese, 4 ounces
  • Olive oil, 3 tsp
Preparation
  • First season the chicken breasts with pepper and salt.
  • You will require waxed sheets to roll the stuff inside it. Clip a rolling-pin and make it ready to place inside a microwave, preheated at 400 °F.
  • Now blend thyme, paprika, bread crumbs, and Romano cheese.
  • Roll the chicken breasts into the cheese sticks and dip into the crumb mixture.
  • Place the rolls on the baking sheet and bake it for 15 minutes to make it crispy.
I'm sure you have liked the ideas explained for Christmas dinner side dishes. Combine the menus appropriately and treat your guests in a grand way. Merry Christmas.
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