30 Christmas Sides You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
Yay, more time for present opening
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.
Honestly, we’d settle for bacon-wrapped anything.
Baked Gorgonzola Bites
Cheesy beyond belief.
Roasted Mushrooms in a Browned Butter Garlic and Thyme Sauce
Totally worth the garlic breath.
Garlicky Baked Shrimp
Salami, Artichoke and Ricotta Pasta Salad
Who says pasta salad is only for the summertime? (Not us.)
Cauliflower Chorizo Hash
Just the right amount of spice.
Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
Fried to crispy perfection.
Spinach and Mashed Potato Croquettes
The spinach makes it OK to eat seven, right?
Parmesan Mushroom Orzo
Whatever you do, don’t skimp on the cheese.
Marsala Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms with Pecans
The nuts add a delightful crunch.
Garlic, Gouda and Parmesan Cauliflower Au Gratin
This side is very, very Gouda. (Sorry.)
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds
Like chips, only marginally healthier.
Marinated White Beans
Sometimes simple is best.
Cauliflower Creamed Spinach
That’s one hell of a cheese trail.
Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters
You need only five ingredients to make these delightful little bites.
Italian Panfried Tomatoes
Not all Christmas sides are loaded with carbs and cheese.
Honey Butter Rolls
Serve these straight out of the oven for maximum effect.
Roasted Broccoli Salad with Pine Nuts, Raisins and Feta
Make sure there’s at least a little green on your plate.
Corn and Zucchini Sauté
Fresh and delicious.
Spicy Sautéed Sesame Garlic Broccolini
Bland food lovers need not apply.
20-Minute Mashed Potatoes
Pretty much the easiest.
Mushroom Herb Gravy
Because what are mashed potatoes without gravy?
Kale Tahini Salad
Just so you can say you ate something healthy over the holidays.
Rosemary Sea Salt Flatbread
Yes, yes, a million times yes.
Creamy Goat Cheese, Asparagus and Quinoa Salad
Seriously, is there anything goat cheese can’t do?
Garlic Herb Butternut Squash
If it’s flavor you want, it’s flavor you’re gonna get.
Peas and Pancetta
More peas, please.
Mashed Cauliflower with Butter Beans
So creamy and delicious, you’ll forget they’re not potatoes.
Garlic Parmesan Popovers
Deceptively simple to make, and even easier to eat.