How much to make: The perfect ending to Christmas day is around the dinner table with loved ones and delicious food. You do not want to run out. The following information can help guide you in how much to make.
Potato dish: plan 6 oz per person
Vegetable dish: plan 4 oz per person
Rolls: 1 ½ rolls per person
Pasta: about 1/2 cup per person
Salad: ½-1 cup per person
Make ahead of time: After a busy day of gifts and fun you may not want to spend a lot of time cooking in the kitchen. Incorporating dishes that can be made ahead of time will make dinner prep run smoothly and quickly. The individual recipes have more information on how to make ahead of time and how to store leftovers.
Keeping Sides Hot: Even if you’re able to make the Christmas side dishes ahead of time at some point some sides will need to get heated and kept hot until everything is all ready to serve. Here are a few options you can use to help keep your food hot:
A cooler: Not just for keeping food cold. Its insulation will also help retain heat. Cover the pots and pans with a lid or foil and stack them inside. (Be sure that they don’t smoosh the food underneath)
A crock pot set to low or warm.
Use an insulated food carrier
Christmas Salad Recipes
Green salads or fruit salad both are a delicious addition to Christmas dinner. They balance out some of the heavier dishes and add color and flavor.
Spinach Tortellini Salad Recipe
This cold tortellini salad is the ultimate side dish for bbq and potlucks! With tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, olives, and parmesan tossed in Italian dressing, this Tortellini Spinach Salad is packed with all the best flavors!
Everyone loves this Waldorf salad that is filled with grapes, apples, celery, walnuts, cheese and chicken. Toss it in a homemade poppyseed dressing and this salad is perfect for any lunch, dinner or appetizer.
No meal in complete without a side of vegetables. Thankfully I have an assortment of delicious veggie recipes that adults and kids will like.
Glazed Carrots Recipe
If you need a go-to side dish, these Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots are perfect for you! The tastiest candied carrots recipe!! Even better, it takes less than 10 minutes to make and only requires 4 ingredients!
This Recipe Is Inspired By One Of Our Favorite Disneyland Foods – Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers From Bengal Barbecue! These Skewers Only Require 4 Ingredients And Take Less Than 10 Minutes On The Grill!
Brussel sprouts with bacon has a delicious flavor that will make you come back for second and third helpings! Adding bacon is the perfect addition to this side dish recipe that is simple and loved by all.
After having these Twice Baked Potatoes, you'll never want regular baked potatoes again! These super easy potatoes are loaded with sour cream, cheese, bacon, and seasonings! For being such a delicious side, they are SO simple!
These cheesy garlic Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to any meal, and so incredibly easy to make. They're creamy, smooth and savory, and the cheese adds so much delicious flavor.
Cheesy and delicious Funeral potatoes (aka Cheesy potatoes, Party Potatoes). This simple casserole is a potato lovers dream. With cheesy, sour cream, butter, cream of chicken and born, these potatoes are perfect for any meal or holiday.
Buttery smooth mashed sweet potatoes that elevate any meal you're making. With maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter and more, you will love the combination of sweet and savory these potatoes have to offer.
Rolls, stuffing and cheesy pasta you’re craving for the delicious carb with certainly be satisfied. And who doesn’t include rolls as some of their Christmas side dishes?! Exactly what I thought – you need them!
Cornbread Stuffing Recipe
Savory cornbread stuffing is the perfect side dish, especially for holiday meals! The texture is perfect and the flavor is delicious!
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