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 five recipes.
Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, these tasty sprouts are packed with moreish flavours, thanks to Rukmini's inventive and playful approach to easy one-tin cooking.
Squashed Brussels Roasted with Chorizo & Chestnuts from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver
Indulgence is never a bad thing at Christmas time, especially when it comes to the cooking. Jamie's much-loved sprouts cooked with chorizo sausage and chestnuts make a deliciously rich side dish that will turn even the biggest sprout sceptic the other way.
Gochujang is a Korean fermented red chilli paste that you'll be able to find in most Asian food stores. Add it to carrots and cabbage for a pungent, flavour-packed hit of spice, roasted until deliciously sweet and caramelised.
For a more budget-friendly yet equally tasty way to jazz up your sprouts, try the Eat Well For Less recipe and you've got a fancy sprout dish that will have everyone asking for seconds.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomelo and Star Anise from Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
Ottolenghi knows how to bring interesting flavours to any dish that just take it to the next level. Enter this recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Pomelo and Star Anise, an imaginative recipe that brings a lovely freshness to your Christmas spread.
Add cheese to any dish and you know you're on to a winner, especially when it comes in the form of a wintery gratin. These baked sprouts are covered in a delicious cheese sauce, and topped with a cripsy Parmesan and bread crumb crust.
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.
Greens and potatoes 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.
Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Clementine and Chilli from Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson
Crunchy Shredded Roasted Cabbage with Parmesan and Breadcrumbs from Simply Italian: Cooking at Home with the Chiappa Sisters by Michaela, Emanuela and Romina Chiappa
Spuds So versatile, so delicious. Whichever recipe you choose, there will be squabbling over who gets the last one.
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.