Christmas

44 Christmas side dishes

Perfect side dishes are essential to rounding out your delicious Christmas dinner.
green bean salad Photography Con Poulos, Styling Michele Cranston

Christmas side dishes are essential to rounding out your festive feast. Here, we’ve gathered together everything from fresh summer salads and crispy roast potatoes, to roast pumpkin, green bean salads, sweet potato chips and cheesy corn cobs. So whether you’re going for a traditional roast turkey or a glazed ham, or even a marinated side of salmon, there bound to be something here for you.

pumpkin wedges on a green striped plate with a fork
(Credit: Photography Con Poulos, Styling Michele Cranston)

This tantalising pumpkin side will add colour, variety, and pizzazz to any main course.

green bean salad
(Credit: Photography Con Poulos, Styling Michele Cranston)

With a rainbow of vegetables in green shades and the yellow of squash, this vibrant accompaniment adds freshness to a variety roasts and a barbecue buffet.

potatoes with lemon and tomato

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Potatoes with lemon and tomato

Potatoes with lemon and tomato

Looking for a flavourful side dish? Look no further.

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Air fryer potato gratin

Air fryer potato gratin

Like potato bake – but fancy! With onions, gruyere cheese and cream, potato gratin in your air fryer makes it simple to add a touch of class to dinner

broccolini polonaise

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Broccolini polonaise

Broccolini polonaise

crispy roast potatoes

Crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside.

plate of orzo pasta salad with burrata and greens

It’s a fresh & vibrant addition to any casual (or not so casual) gathering.

Broccolini and beans with garlic and anchovies

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Broccolini and beans with garlic and anchovies

Broccolini and beans with garlic and anchovies

This flavour-packed vegetable dish will make you forget those soggy greens from childhood.

Haloumi, broccolini and lemon salad with gluten-free crumb

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Haloumi, broccolini and lemon salad with crumb

Haloumi, broccolini and lemon salad with crumb

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Spiced sweet potatoes with whipped chive butter

Spiced sweet potatoes with whipped chive butter

A fancy side dish of baked sweet potato flavoured with garlic, cinnamon and chive butter.

Fresh coleslaw with crispy noodles served in a footed glass bowl.
Photography John Paul Urizar Styling Michele Cranston

Classic crunchy coleslaw

Coleslaw is an all-time favourite for any type of summer gathering, especially barbecues and picnics. This coleslaw dressing has an Asian-inspired twist.

BROCCOLI, PANCETTA and Blue Cheese Gratin

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Broccoli, pancetta and blue cheese gratin

Broccoli, pancetta and blue cheese gratin Mild and tender broccoli is the perfect companion to this satisfying gratin, loaded with punchy blue cheese and salty pancetta for a side dish with an out-of-this-world flavour profile.

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Five grain salad with feta and oranges

Five grain salad with feta and oranges Packed full of flavour and textures, this delicious salad is super filling and nutritious.

duck fat roast potatoes

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Maggie Beer’s duck fat roast potatoes

Duck fat roast potatoes Roast potatoes in duck fat for the crispiest, tastiest and most impressive roast potatoes.

coconut-roasted pumpkin and cauliflower with chilli, lime and cashews

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Coconut-roasted pumpkin and cauliflower with chilli, lime and cashews

Coconut-roasted pumpkin and cauliflower with chilli, lime and cashews Add some brightness to your roast cauliflower and pumpkin with zesty chilli and lime cashews and the fresh, light flavour of coconut.

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Cauliflower ‘couscous’ with roasted carrot hummus

Cauliflower ‘couscous’ with roasted carrot hummus This cauliflower ‘couscous’ with roasted carrot hummus is full of rich, wholesome flavour.

double cheese potato gratin

This potato gratin recipe features sliced potatoes, smoked cheddar, parmesan and thyme for a gorgeous flavour you can’t resist.

maple-glazed baby carrots

Gorgeously sweet orange and maple glazed baby carrots. The perfect accompaniment for your Christmas lunch or dinner.

mushy fresh peas with almonds and artichokes

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Mushy fresh peas with almonds and artichokes

Mushy fresh peas with almonds and artichokes Make this stunning side dish in spring to take advantage of delicious in-season artichokes and peas.

beetroot & HEIRLOOM carrot  salad witH persian FETTA

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Beetroot and heirloom carrot salad with persian fetta

Beetroot and heirloom carrot salad with persian fetta Colourful heirloom carrots taste and look fantastic in this stunning salad.

Orange and fennel salad
(Credit: Australian Women’s Weekly)

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Orange and fennel salad

Orange and fennel salad

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Lebanese roasted pumpkin salad

Lebanese roasted pumpkin salad This wholesome Lebanese roasted pumpkin salad is a tasty and nutritious crowd-pleasing dish!

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Asparagus, peas and zucchini with fresh mint

Asparagus, peas and zucchini with fresh mint This gorgeous side dish is perfect for cooking up delicious in-season spring vegetables.

Green bean salad

A side dish worthy of a starring role. You can halve the green beans lengthways, if you like, for a more decorative look.

corn recipes

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Mexican-style grilled corn

Mexican-style grilled corn Warm, buttery grilled corn is brilliant topped with creamy mayonnaise and shaved pecorino cheese in this Mexican style recipe. Serve as a side with grilled meat and fresh salads.

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Cherry, walnut and feta salad

Cherry, walnut and feta salad Indulge in the delicious combination of cherry, walnut and feta in this fresh wholesome salad – a perfect addition to Christmas lunch this year!

roasted baby parsnips, fennel and potatoes

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Roasted baby parsnips, fennel and potatoes

Roasted baby parsnips, fennel and potatoes An exquisite side dish that will go perfectly with your Christmas lunch.

couscous, red cabbage and walnut salad

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Couscous, red cabbage and walnut salad

Couscous, red cabbage and walnut salad

roasted asparagus and smashed potatoes

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Roasted asparagus and smashed potatoes

Roasted asparagus and smashed potatoes

Potatoes with green onion and horseradish cream
(Credit: Australian Women’s Weekly)

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Potatoes with green onion and horseradish cream

Potatoes with green onion and horseradish cream

Perfect potato salad
(Credit: Australian Women’s Weekly)

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Perfect potato salad

Perfect potato salad The classic European salad with fresh parsley, mint and potato smothered in rich homemade mayonnaise.

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Honey roasted carrots with labne

Honey roasted carrots with labne Sweet honey-roasted carrots pair perfectly with creamy labne for a Mediterranean-style side dish

HASSELBACK POTATOES

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Hasselback potatoes

Hasselback potatoes Preparing roast potatoes in this ways guarantees a ridiculously crispy roast spud, something few can resist. They will compliment your next roast dinner beautifully.

celeriac mash

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Celeriac mash

Celeriac mash Creamy and delicious, when it comes to side dishes this celeriac mash is a star.

crunchy asian rice salad

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Crunchy asian rice salad

Crunchy asian rice salad

Baked pumpkin
(Credit: Photography by John Paul Urizar & Styling Michele Cranston)

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Baked pumpkin with herbs and pumpkin seeds

Baked pumpkin with herbs and pumpkin seeds Baked pumpkin has been given a makeover for your Christmas spread with fresh herbs and a verjuice glaze

cheesy potato and spinach mash

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Cheesy potato and spinach mash

Cheesy potato and spinach mash Jazz up your regular mashed potato by adding cheese and spinach for an impressive Christmas side dish

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Green beans with roasted walnuts

Green beans with roasted walnuts An easy but impressive side dish – fresh crispy green beans with an added crunch of walnuts.

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Potato bake

Potato bake This hearty and creamy potato and pancetta bake is beautiful served hot straight from the oven and is always a welcome side dish to a big dinner spread.

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Roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts

Roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts Deliciously fresh and wholesome roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts – a healthy dinner idea that will suit the whole family.

Ciabatta dinner rolls

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Ciabatta dinner rolls

Ciabatta dinner rolls Ciabatta dinner roles are perfect alongside soup, stews or casseroles to mop up the juices, or with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping.

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Miso-roasted whole cauliflower

Miso-roasted whole cauliflower Whether you’re following a meat-free diet or are just looking for creative ways to up your vegie intake, try this delicious whole roasted cauliflower.

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Barbecued corn, spinach and avocado salad

Barbecued corn, spinach and avocado salad You only need a few ingredients to create this vibrant and tasty salad – the perfect summer side

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Crispy roast potatoes with rosemary salt

Crispy roast potatoes with rosemary salt Soft and fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside and with fragrant rosemary salt these roast potatoes will complement your Christmas lunch.

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