Here are some great Christmas side dishes. Some families make a big Christmas Eve Dinner and some wait till Christmas day. No matter when you celebrate the holiday, the side dishes are so important! We all have those dishes we look forward to ever year. For me, I just can’t have a Christmas lunch without my mother’s  creamy mashed potatoes or my grandmother’s barley casserole (This casserole is different but every guest I’ve ever had at my holiday table has loved it. Give it a try!). Forget the presents, I gotta have those two dishes to make it complete! If you’re stumped on side dishes this year……….here are some of the best!

Christmas Side Dishes

Garlic Cheese Grits-A true southern staple! This dish has to be on our table for the Holidays. Want to  change it up a bit? Try these. They are delicious!

Christmas Side Dishes - The Southern Lady Cooks

Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese-we make this dish every year. If you like a creamy macaroni and cheese, try this one.

Strawberry Praline Salad is one of our favorite side dishes! Looks great on the table too.

Broccoli Casserole-this casserole has so many wonderful reviews. It is a favorite of our family. Plus, it’s so easy!


Amish Pasta Salad– if you’re going to make a pasta salad it needs to be this one. It is so good!


Maple Baked Beans-SO good and perfect with a Christmas Ham! This dish is always on our table.  You may also like our Cranberry Baked Beans.


Southern Pea Salad-this is a classic recipe that everyone loves.

Cheesy Apple Casserole is hard to photograph but a wonderful side dish! Super easy to make and has wonderful reviews.


Barley Casserole – This dish is always on our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table! It’s unique and delicious!

Christmas Side Dishes - The Southern Lady Cooks


Broccoli Raisin Salad is always a hit at any gathering and makes a wonderful side dish you can make in advance!


Skillet Fried Apples-this recipe is always a family favorite. It has wonderful reviews.

Christmas Side Dishes - The Southern Lady Cooks

Mashed Potato Casserole-this dish is so good. It has great reviews and is always a hit every time we serve it.

Southern Spoon Bread is a classic that is always a hit!

Molasses Butter Skillet Corn is a great side dish and has a wonderful flavor!

Christmas Side Dishes - The Southern Lady Cooks

Banana Salad– this old fashioned recipe can be found at many holiday gatherings. We have always loved it!

Christmas Side Dishes - The Southern Lady Cooks


I hope you have found some Christmas side dishes that you are excited to make this holiday season.

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