Complete Your Christmas Dinner With These Sides

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Before you know it, it’ll be time to head into the kitchen to throw on your apron and prepare an extravagant Christmas dinner. Honey ham is a given for this holiday, but what about the sides? You just served the basic sweet potato, green bean, and squash casserole on Thanksgiving day, so switch things up with the exquisite Christmas dinner side dishes.

Instant Pot Collard Greens

You probably turned your nose up as soon as you read the words “collard greens”, but this recipe will dare to change your mind. Dressed with onion, bacon, red Chile, and Louisiana-style hot sauce, this veggie will become a staple in your home after Christmas day.

Charred Sweet Potatoes

The typical sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows is a given, but will it really wow your guests? Probably not. Change things up this year with a dish full of these Charred Sweet Potatoes With Honey Honey Butter and Lime. The mixture of sweet, spicy, and zesty will compliment everything else on your Christmas plate.

BA’s Best Macaroni and Cheese

What’s a Christmas dinner without a large helping of creamy macaroni and cheese? Go ahead and double up on the ingredients, as everyone will be running back for more of their new favorite elbow macaroni.

Cheese Focaccia Bread

Let’s be honest, a meal is never complete without a big, warm and buttery bread basket. Say goodbye to the frozen dinner rolls at your local grocery store and put in the elbow grease to prepare this scrumptious cheesy bread for your guests.

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Mashed Potatoes with Crispety Cruncheties

Mashed potatoes are a given for the holidays, but sometimes it just seems like they’re missing something. Crunch things up a bit with this homemade crispy topping over creamy mashed potatoes.

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