16 Show-stopping Christmas Side Dish Recipes

Just because you've settled on your centrepiece, doesn't mean you can't jazz up your festive side dishes this year. Want to revamp your sprouts? No problem. Looking for a taste bud-popping new sauce for your feast? We've got you covered. Find a new side dish to try this year with ideas for everything from squabble-worthy spuds to glorious greens. 

Sprouts Previously the poor relation of the Christmas table, these compact little green veggies are going through quite the vogue. Serve them up in style this year with one of these 4 recipes. 

best christmas side recipes

Squashed Brussels Roasted with Chorizo & Chestnuts from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

the best christmas sides

Shredded sprouts with chestnuts and bacon from Eat Well For Less

best christmas side dishes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomelo and Star Anise from Plenty More

best christmas side recipes

Creamy Cheese, Brussels Sprout and Almond Gratin from Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen

Sauces Your Christmas feast isn't complete without an array of delicious, rich sauces waiting to be poured over the lot. These 3 recipes give little twists to old favourites. We're particularly enamoured by that Sourdough, Marmite and Butter Bread Sauce.

best christmas side recipes

Get-ahead Gravy Perfect for Your Big-day Turkey from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook 

best christmas sides

Sourdough, Marmite and Butter Bread Sauce from Low and Slow 

Cranberry, Port and Orange Sauce from The Modern Preserver 

Greens Say goodbye to after-thought dishes of green veg this year. Give your green side dishes flavour and life enough to steal limelight from the turkey with one of these 3 recipes. 

the best christmas side recipes

Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Clementine and Chilli from Simply Nigella

the best christmas side recipes

Crunchy Shredded Roasted Cabbage with Parmesan and Breadcrumbs from Simply Italian: Cooking at Home with the Chiappa Sisters

the best christmas side recipes

Savoy Cabbage and Bacon Gratin from Perfect Host

Spuds So versatile, so delicious. Whichever recipe you choose, there will be squabbling over who gets the last one. 

best christmas side recipe

Hasselbacks Turkey Dripping, Blue Cheese & Crushed Hazelnut Crumb from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

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Roast Potatoes from Marcus Wareing How to Cook the Perfect 

Trimmings And you don't forget to give some love to the trimmings this year! Whether you want to revamp your favourite red cabbage recipe or wow with a show-stopping Fondant Swede Gratin, it's all possible. We're dribbling already. 

best christmas side recipes

Red Cabbage Crispy Smoked Bacon & Rosemary, Apple, Fennel Seeds & Balsamic from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook 

the best christmas side recipes

Traditional Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing from Delia's Happy Christmas

the best christmas side recipes

Sausage and Cauliflower Bread Pudding from The Five O'Clock Apron

best christmas side recipes

Fondant Swede Gratin from NOPI: The Cookbook

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