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10 Easy Thanksgiving and Christmas Side Dishes

Thanksgiving and Christmas are the times to bring out the best side dishes for friends and family. These are easy recipes that everyone will love.

I’ve got 10 Easy Thanksgiving and Christmas Side Dishes that y’all are going to want to save. These are the best side dish recipes that will not keep you in the kitchen for hours on end during family time.

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Thanksgiving and Christmas is a time to be with family. However, we all know that we want food right at the center of the action. The entire day revolves around eating and who doesn’t love that?

All of the recipes are holiday side dishes that are super delicious and budget-friendly. I like to keep the price of the holidays down, so you can be sure these will fit into your budget easily.

Plus, many of these posts have a video to go along with it, so you’ll be able to see just how it’s made. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Side Dishes

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5-Minute Green Bean Casserole

We’ve been making this simple green bean casserole in our family for years. It’s a cinch to make and so good to eat.

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Savory Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

I used to avoid sweet potatoes until I had this recipe. It is amazing and nothing short of that. I promise. My brother-in-law loves this dish but doesn’t like marshmallows on top. So, we leave a little corner free of marshmallows and it cooks up perfectly.

Jiffy Creamed Sweet Cornbread is one of my favorite side dishes. Cornbread is a staple in the south. Spoon it on a plate, add a little butter, and you have the perfect sweet cornbread.

Jiffy Cornbread with Creamed Corn

It is not hard for me to be a piggy with this creamed corn cornbread. It’s that good. It’s inexpensive and really, really good. You’ll want more than one serving. I promise I won’t tell.

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10-Minute Scalloped Corn with Cheese

This is another great corn dish. It’s easy to make and very low-cost, as well as yummy!

Butter beans, or baby lima beans, are a wonderful side dish for the holidays.

Southern Homemade Butter Beans

Butter beans were a staple in our house growing up. My mom loved these little beans. They are so good for you, and y’all can plop them right into the slow cooker and make life pretty easy for yourself on those hectic holidays.

Broccoli Cheese Bake is an easy side dish recipe for families. It's a great way to get veggies in the kids. It's also the perfect side dish for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any holiday.

Broccoli Cheese Bake

Think about it…broccoli covered in cheese and puff pastry. Does it get any better than that?

Cheesy Diced Baked Potatoes go great with any meal, including holiday meals. The potato recipe makes a great side dish at Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any holiday.

Cheesy Diced Baked Potatoes

I could honestly eat potatoes for every meal, and snacks in between. I love potatoes any way I can get them. The great thing about this dish is that you can make it fresh from scratch, or used frozen potatoes to make this an easy side dish. Good stuff.

Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots with Brown Sugar is a delicious side dish for any meal, including holidays. The carrots are perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. They are easy to make and only take a few minutes to prepare.

Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots with Brown Sugar

Glazed carrots are so delish. It takes less than five minutes to get these started in the slow cooker. You can use a small slow cooker to get the job done. The brown sugar adds such a rich flavor to this veggie. It also has the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger for a special holiday treat.

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob with Coconut Milk is an easy recipe. The coconut milk and butter give the corn and soft and buttery taste. The budget-friendly side dish comes out perfect in the slow cooker.

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob with Coconut Milk

If you’d like to opt for corn on the cob, this is a great way to cook it. You can switch out the coconut milk if you’d rather have milk. This is one of my favorite ways to cook corn on the cob, and it adds such a rich and creamy flavor.

Easy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes with garlic and butter are such a great recipe. I love to eat mashed potatoes and these were such a simple recipe in the Crock Pot. I didn't have to do much at all to fix them.

Easy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

No holiday meal would be complete without mashed potatoes. Why not make life easy and make them in the Crock Pot? It’s easy, saves you time in the kitchen, and tastes pretty amazing.

More Holidays Treats

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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge

My dad's pecan pie recipe is a simple, delicious and easy recipe to make. It is great for holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Dad’s Pecan Pie

Find more delicious recipes at Southern PlateSouthern BiteA Southern Soul, Big Bear’s Wifeand Julia’s Simply SouthernKelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats and The Country Cook

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