The 24 Fastest Holiday Side Dishes in the Universe

Let’s get real about the holidays. You spend hours prepping the main course—do you really want to spend more time on sides? We certainly don’t, so we opt for recipes that are quick and easy to make but don’t skimp on flavor. These dishes come together in under 30 minutes, which means you might even have time to kick back with a glass of bubbly before your guests arrive.

Ina Garten’s Best Christmas Recipes of All Time

Everything Roasted Asparagus

You probably already have all of these ingredients on hand.

Coconut Creamed Spinach

With cayenne and ginger for a little extra kick.

Garlic Herb Carrots

Cut down on time by buying pre-chopped carrots.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

A side dish everyone at the table can agree on.

Cheesy Asparagus Gratin

The best part? It only takes five minutes to prep.

30-minute Portobello Fried Brown Rice

Sounds tricky, but it’s actually pretty easy.

Green Bean Bundles

Because everything’s better with bacon.

Lemon Parmesan Green Beans

The winner here is freshly grated Parmesan cheese. (And you, of course.)