6 holiday side dish recipes perfect for small group entertaining

It’s still 2020 and the holidays are right around the corner. Many of us will be spending this holiday season a little different than most – less people, at home. Whether you’re planning to celebrate with your close family or expand the group a bit, these 6 holiday side dish recipes will bring joy to any table.

Each of these recipes is easy to assemble, require minimal preparations, and boasts fragrant and warm flavors and color.

Cranberry Apple Sauce

An easy twist on traditional cranberry sauce, this recipe makes for an excellent holiday addition and only takes 15 minutes to prepare. The cinnamon and vanilla add a warm woody taste, which is complimented by the sweet and tart cranberries and orange.

Cranberry Apple Sauce
Cranberry Apple Sauce

Holiday Salad with Goat Cheese, Fruit and Nuts

A beautiful, fragrant, and rich salad excellent for holidays, dinner parties, and everyday meals. Quick to assemble and impressive to serve, this salad recipe will become one of your favorites!

Holiday Salad
Holiday Salad, Goat Cheese, Fruit and Walnuts

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are making more and more dinner table appearances now that they have emerged from their over-cooked bad rap of the past. Here, you’ll find a recipe for crispy seasoned Brussels sprouts everyone will want seconds of.

Brussel Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts

Scalloped Potatoes

An ultra creamy and delicious scalloped potato recipe ideal for special meals and gatherings. I love to dip bread in the sauce of this dish! The best part is they can be made ahead of time, saving you one less thing on the holiday to do.

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Scalloped Potatoes

Warm Vegetable Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

Make it easy for everyone to eat their vegetables! This is an uncomplicated, yet impressive recipe for a warm vegetable salad with herb vinaigrette. As a holiday side dish it adds robust flavor and bright natural colors to complete the meal.

Warm vegetable salad with herb vinaigrette
Warm Vegetable Salad with an Herb Vinaigrette

Squash Soup

A five ingredient squash soup that invokes the scents and tastes of the holidays in every spoonful. Squash soup makes for an excellent first course or side dish to any holiday meal.

Squash Soup Recipe
Squash Soup