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Between opening presents, catching up with cousins and arguing with aunts, there’s enough to think about on Christmas. The last thing on your mind should be slaving away over side dishes. Instead, whip up a few of these quick and easy sides: They’re all ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Baked Gorgonzola Bites

Cheesy beyond belief.

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Salami, Artichoke and Ricotta Pasta Salad

Who says pasta salad is only for the summertime? (Not us.)

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Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Tossed in honey-Sriracha sauce and then roasted until caramelized. 

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Winter Citrus and Pomegranate Salad

Seriously refreshing. 

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STOVE-TOP MAC AND CHEESE

If it’s cheese you want, it’s cheese you’re gonna get.

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5-MINUTE PARMESAN RANCH BROCCOLI

Vegetables made easy. 

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CHEESY GARLIC ZUCCHINI RICE

So creamy and delicious, and only one pot necessary. 

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Sweet Potato Hummus

Serve with crackers and fresh veggies for dipping.

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SKILLET TOASTED GREEN BEANS

Make sure there’s at least a little green on your plate.

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CACIO E PEPE CAULIFLOWER

Whatever you do, don’t skimp on the cheese.

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Gimme Some Oven

Garlicky Baked Shrimp

On the table in just 20 minutes. 

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FRIED MAC AND CHEESE BALLS

You need only five ingredients to make these delightful little bites.

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20-Minute Mashed Potatoes

Pretty much the easiest.

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ABUNDANCE KALE SALAD WITH SAVORY TAHINI DRESSING

Just so you can say you ate something healthy over the holidays.

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CHEESY GARLIC BREAD

Yes, yes, a million times yes.

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SWEET POTATO SALAD WITH AVOCADO PESTO

This one goes out to all of the bacon lovers (aka everyone). 

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Whole Roasted Carrots

A second helping? Don’t mind if we do.

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Damn Delicious

Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Fried to crispy perfection.

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GARLIC PARMESAN KNOTS

Best enjoyed straight out of the oven.

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Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes

Ready thy Instagram. 

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Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

The holidays are meant for carbs, right? 

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easy grilled parmesan polenta chips

Marginally healthier than the alternative. 

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Lemony Roasted Asparagus

Honestly, we’d settle for lemony anything.

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Smoked Gouda Potato Pancakes

Don’t forget the sour cream. 

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PARMESAN OVEN ROASTED TOMATOES

Deceptively simple to make, and even easier to eat.

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QUINOA & VEGETABLE STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS

Your vegetarian cousin will thank you. 

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3 Ways to Dress Up Deviled Eggs

Roasted garlic, Sriracha or capers—which one will you pick?

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EASY CREAMED SPINACH

A vegan take on a classic. 

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Swiss Chard au Gratin

Smothered in a creamy white sauce and topped with buttery breadcrumbs and decadent cheese.

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Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough

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