Whether you’re an avid home chef or you simply have more time on your hands, we’re here to help you serve the very best scratch-made sides this holiday season. Discover some of our favorite recipes, from fresh salads and roasted veggies to greens, grains and more—plus the best Brussels sprouts you’ve ever tasted.
FEATURED RECIPE: Date-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Hazelnuts
Think you don’t like Brussels sprouts? Think again. These bodacious Brussels are drizzled with date syrup and roasted until they’re nice and caramelized, then tossed with crispy pancetta, chopped dates and toasted hazelnuts. The pancetta adds a savory touch of salt, while toasted hazelnuts add sweet, nutty flavor.
And, of course, the dates and date syrup create a rich, natural sweetness that complements the rest of the ingredients beautifully. These are crisp-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside and delectable enough to convert even the staunchest Brussels sprouts skeptics.
Slaw & Salads >
These salads are simple, bright and add a pop of color and fresh flavor to your spread. Their crunchy texture complements more traditional dishes and helps cut through the potential monotony of starches. Another benefit? You won't need to worry about making space in the oven—just save a spot on the table!
For a closer look at one of our favorites, check out our recipe video for Citrus Fennel Salad with Feta and Pomegranate.
Potatoes & Squash >
Have you tried sweet potatoes with a burst of citrus and maple? Or butternut squash accented with crunchy walnuts and fragrant sage? These go-to recipes combine holiday staples with classic ingredients and new flavors alike—like roasted potatoes with fresh rosemary and butternut squash with citrusy-sweet maple glaze.
Watch our video for another mouthwatering recipe walk-through.
Beans & Grains >
Quinoa is one of our favorite grains. It’s a versatile, easy-to-make superfood and blends beautifully with fresh veggies. It’s also high in fiber and high-quality protein—more than any other grain! For another protein-packed favorite, try our bright lemon shrimp and beans. These recipes add uniquely delicious flavors to your feast that are so tasty, your guests will forget they're also good for you!
Great Greens >
Step aside, same old casserole. We’ve taken delicious green veggies to the next level with decadent ingredients like balsamic browned butter, sharp parmesan and meaty chanterelle mushrooms. Your guests will find themselves filling up on these great greens and asking for seconds. And who knows, maybe you'll find a new tradition for your holiday menu?
Oven Space-Savers >
If you’re in the market for make-ahead meals that don’t compete for oven space, we’ve got some delicious ideas (that don’t involve casserole). Our time-saving recipes are great to add to your holiday repertoire: they’re fresh, simple and feature yummy ingredients like colorful fruits and veggies. Try a unique twist on Caesar salad, a vibrant green salad with savory vinaigrette and fresh cranberry sauce with a delightful tinge of ginger.