Side Dishes Gone Wild: Holiday Dinner Edition

Forget lumpy mashed potatoes and mushy carrots, these holiday dinner side dishes are sure to impress your guests and make you glad you have leftovers; for once.

Potato Gratin from Country Living

Instead of your traditional mashed potatoes, try Potato Gratin (by Country Living) for a taste of comfort food. With the perfect balance of potatoes, cheese and butter, a side dish never looked so good.

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Spice-Roasted Carrots by Delish

These aren’t your average carrots! The addition of smoked paprika really packs a punch while the hint of nutmeg warms your grinchy heart.

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Roasted Mushrooms with Red Wine Butter by Geoffrey Zakarian

I’m a big fan of Chef Zakarian and a big fan of mushrooms. Together, they make this savoury recipe that would complement a roast beef dinner excellently.

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Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta by Food and Wine

I will not lie, the thought of brussel sprouts makes me uneasy, I was obviously scarred as a child. However, in my opinion, any recipe you add pancetta to is taken to a whole new level of deliciousness.

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Holiday Mac and Cheese by CarnalDish

Last but certainly not least, Mac and Cheese. Move over Turkey; garlic, caramelized shallots and SIX DIFFERENT CHEESES make this side dish the star of the show.

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FoodSamantha MacKinnon