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The Best Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner: Part 2

By: Emily Racette, Editor,

Here, we have The Best Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner: Part 2. This collection includes sweeter apple dishes, potato, cauliflower, and orzo casseroles. These sides will look good on your Christmas table and taste heavenly, too. From a simple applesauce recipe that tastes like apple pie, to a cauliflower bake that only uses three ingredients, these recipes are just what you need for the holidays.

The Best Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner: Part 2

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Roasted Applesauce Cranberry Apple Quinoa Casserole

Baked Apple Recipes

Fruit is less common than vegetables as a side dish ingredient, but it tastes equally terrific. These apple recipes qualify as the best side dishes for Christmas dinner because they are delicious and look good. The cranberries in the quinoa casserole add a pop of color and the applesauce brings some sweetness to the table.

  1. Roasted Applesauce - Roasted Applesauce has three ingredients - apples, sugar, and butter - and tastes like a crustless apple pie. Roasting the apples brings out their flavor. It's a simple recipe, but still one of the best side dishes for Christmas dinner. (shown above, left)
  2. Cranberry Apple Quinoa Casserole - This quinoa casserole is turned into a holiday dish because of the cranberries and apple. Other ingredients include wild rice, onion, vegetable broth, and various spices. (shown above, right)


Cheesy Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole Grandma's 3 Ingredient Cauliflower Bake

Other Christmas Side Dish Casseroles

Here, we have the rest of the best side dishes for Christmas dinner. They include recipes for cauliflower, potatoes, and orzo. They will add substance and flavor to your meal. Christmas is a time for celebrating, so celebrate in style with these delicious sides.

  1. Grandma's 3 Ingredient Cauliflower Bake - This side dish can be made ahead of time, which is great. The three ingredients - cauliflower, cheese, and cream of mushroom soup - complement each other well. The cream of mushroom soup adds flavor and the cheese holds everything together. (shown above, right)
  2. Cheesy Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole - This Cheesy Loaded Twice Baked Potato is topped with bacon, Cheddar cheese, and green onion.  It's one of the best side dishes for Christmas Dinner.  (shown above, left)
  3. Crispy Onion Topped Orzo - Crispy Onion Topped Orzo can take the place of a potato casserole. In this dish, the orzo pasta is mixed with onion, mushrooms, spinach, brie, and garlic. It is topped off with French fried onions.


For the first half of this collection, visit The Best Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner: Part 1.


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