20 Easy Sides and Salads!
Putting on a large holiday meal for the family can be intimidating. It’s difficult enough just trying to manage the main dish, drinks, and desserts. And then you have to think of side dishes too! Here are twenty of my favorite side dishes and salads to serve during the holidays – or anytime!
My family expects a lot when they come over for a meal and are particularly demanding for the holidays 🙂 I can’t blame them though – I like a lot of options too! My family, like myself, have a definite sweet tooth but also like savory options as well. Here are 20 of my favorite go-to recipes for easy sides and salads that everyone loves!
I hope you find something new here to try or maybe rediscover an old favorite. No matter what you try, I know you’ll find the recipes easy AND delicious!
Nana’s Green Beans
5 Minute Rainbow Carrot Pecan Salad
Maple Sage Smashed Yams with Marshmallow Butter
Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry Chutney
Pistachio Dessert Salad OR Pistachio Fluff!
Oven Roasted Herb and Garlic Parmesan Potatoes
Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Slow Cooker Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Easy Homemade Potato Herb Wheat Rolls
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Hey, Trish—I wonder …uuu uhmmm. Do you ever SLEEP?? ? Lol. So far, I’ve saved just about every single thing you’ve created…and just happened to find you about an hour ago! So you KNOW I’ve only started my ascent to the Mt Everest of your recipes!! Was out lopping trees; pulling up trees that were dead/dying; raking …you know the drill. However, having a major spine injury, (sure would be helpful having a man around. Lol.) it’s quite painful so need a respite in what else: RECIPES!!! So, having a glass of wine with the 3 puppies, leaned back …and BAM (no Emeril—not THIS time! ?). I fell in love with your recipes! Being a great cook myself, (just ask me lol), we’re always looking for new and variations from the “tried and true” ..mine from recipes from my Daddy and Gram. They taught me when I turned 6 and no stopping me! Was head chef at Daddy’s dude/hunting ranch in WY at 19, and everything was scratch (yep-milk straight from the source lol). Missed John Wayne by 2 weeks! Drat the luck eh? (Not Exactly the words I used. Lol). Anyway, just wanted to let you know that you’re doing and AWESOME “job” in sharing SO much with us from
Beginner to Julia (Child — for 30 year olds and under lol) I curtsy my apron to you! Keep up the FANTABULOUS recipes and I’m SOoo looking forward to Ambrosia salad and sides—will await your ideas for Holiday fares (table for one. ?). Holidays are my fav, girl! Gonna check for cookies and cakes/dessert-type breads to give as gifts around my development …tired of the same-old-same-old! So know I’m watching you! Lol. ? Best ever—PJ & pups. ???
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Thank you so much Trish for sharing this much awaited post.I am tired and bored of the usual salads and wanted to try something new,something with a twist.These salads got my mouth watering.I am going to try them out soon.
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