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Ham gets plenty of love around the holidays, and with good reason—there’s nothing more impressive in the middle of a festive table. But because ham is usually pre-cooked, it’s a great choice for an easy weeknight dinner, too. The only question? What to serve on the side. Here are 14 ideas.

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Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts

We’ve found that roasted Brussels go with just about everything—especially when sprinkled with Parmesan and plenty of black pepper.

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Rhubarb Applesauce

Pork dishes always pair perfectly with applesauce. Coterie member Maria Lichty’s version also adds rhubarb, which cuts the sweetness and adds a tart kick.

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Mushroom Orzo Pilaf

Paired with ham, this is comfort on a plate.

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

…Then slather both the ham and the fries with honey mustard.

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Whole Roasted Carrots

These work well any time of year but would be particularly adorable alongside an Easter ham.

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Roasted Asparagus with Miso Butter

Warning: This side by Coterie member Liz Harris is dangerously addictive.

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Scalloped Potatoes

Sometimes you’ve just gotta go with a classic.

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Delicata Squash Agrodolce

“Agrodolce” sounds (and looks!) super impressive, but it couldn’t be easier.

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Green Beans with Browned Butter Almondine

They’re not just for Thanksgiving anymore.

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Make-Ahead Farro and Brussels Sprouts Salad

This crunchy side is the perfect contrast to a richer main dish.

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Slow-Cooker Garlic-Herb Mashed Cauliflower

When you’re feeling mashed potatoes but afraid of the inevitable food coma.

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Red Potato Salad with Creamy Cashew Dijon Dressing

A vegan version of a picnic essential from Coterie member Gena Hamshaw.

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Brussels Sprouts Skillet with Crispy Pancetta-Garlic Bread Crumbs

Because you can never have enough smoked pork at one meal. (OK, fine, there are some veggies in there, too.)

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Bean Salad with Herb Lemon Dressing

We adore this protein-packed option from Coterie member Carlene Thomas.

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