When it comes to holiday meals, most people have the main dish all figured out. Opting for ham, turkey, or some other favorite centerpiece, they know what they will be serving, as it is usually a yearly tradition. But it’s the side dishes that many people grapple with, unsure what to serve and often bored of the same old things. The good news is that there are some great holiday side dishes that are not only simple enough to make, but will impress a crowd.
“The side dishes are often overlooked because people are so busy focusing on the main dish that will be served,” says Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef at both the Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger & Bar. “But the side dishes can really add to a meal, as well as take a good meal and make it a great one.”
Here are 5 great holiday side dishes to consider making this year: