Our favorite traditional and nontraditional sides for your festive feast.
This is how to make the most of your ingredients.
Creamy and rich layers of potato and cheese.
A party dip puts on a dinner jacket.
Skip the tortilla chips for once and go fully loaded baked potato instead.
These are the crispiest, most flavorful roast potatoes you'll ever make.
These tender potatoes deliver a deep herb flavor and crisp, buttery crusts.
Celebrate that chill in the air with a loaf of freshly baked bread.
Fluffy, crusty dinner rolls, thanks to techniques from bagel-making and Japanese bread.
A Southern staple, done right.
Tender biscuits with tons of extra-flaky layers.
This cornbread has a moist, tender crumb and intense corn flavor.
Stop buying panettone and start making it at home.
Cranberries and apples team up in an unexpected way for this wild rice salad.
An earthy, savory treatment for an earthy grain.
Shaved and pickled carrot, tossed in a spice-scented dressing studded with tart barberries and fresh dill.
Bitter charred radicchio is tamed by sweet sugar snap peas and a cool garlic yogurt dressing.
Make it ahead, hold it, no problem.
These Brussels sprouts are smoky and nutty, with just a hint of sweet.
Brussels sprouts offer tons of flavor on their own when charred properly, but their layered leaves also make them great for picking up other flavors.
A rich, cheesy casserole packed with bacon and Brussels sprouts.
This simple seven-ingredient salad is packed with the sweet, nutty flavor of bacon fat-seared Brussels sprouts
A rich, creamy, gooey, cheesy lasagna with mushrooms and Brussels sprouts.
Super-simple, super-flavorful roasted Brussels sprouts with extra-virgin olive oil.
A perfect accompaniment for turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.
Basic gravy gets a mellow mustard bite.
The simple addition addition of apple cider gives this gravy a slight tartness and faintly fruity flavor.
Heavy cream and fresh herbs enrich this twist on traditional gravy.
Red wine adds a dry, mild fruitiness to this shallot-flecked gravy.
Dried porcini mushrooms soaked in turkey stock give this gravy a great earthy depth.
Green beans, fried onions, mushrooms, and creamy texture...without the cream.
Proof that overcooked vegetables can be delicious.
Tender braised green beans are brightly flavored with bacon and vinegar.
This garlicky, oven-roasted bean salad is finished with blue cheese and hazelnuts.
Green beans, mushrooms, and onions in a stove-top side dish that brings out the flavors of a classic green bean casserole.
Tender-crisp green beans tossed in a savory dressing flavored with anchovies and Worcestershire sauce.
These shallots are roasted whole and served in a flavorful glaze, for an easy and elegant holiday side.
Chunks of bacon and melted Comté cheese are tucked into this easy potato and onion casserole.
Roasted cipollini onions become meltingly tender and sweet in the oven.
Sweet pearl onions in a glossy, buttery glaze.
We top these sweet and mild pearl onions with a sprinkle of grassy parsley.
Braised leeks develop a tender, almost meaty texture.
It's all about the caramelization and browning.
Flavored with aromatic vegetables, whole milk, and plenty of briny, fat oysters.
A traditional winter soup, seen through a savory lens.
Roasted sweet potatoes with a splash of orange juice, topped with a sauce made from crushed pistachios, olive oil, mint, scallions, and orange zest.
The secrets to this soup: no cream, roasted broccoli, and a splash of buttermilk.
With a light, bright broth, Rhode Island clam chowder is a the perfect choice when you're not in the mood for a heavier creamy chowder.
Butternut squash gets the potato treatment.
A better vegetarian answer to the turducken.
An Italian classic, totally reimagined.
Roasted butternut squash and kale come together in a vinaigrette flavored with maple syrup and sherry vinegar.
Roasted squash and sage bring autumnal flavors to this Italian favorite.
Sweet and savory stuffing that's perfect for any bird.
Briny oysters are mixed with wheat bread, sausage, aromatic vegetables, and herbs.
Naturally sweet cornbread is combined with sausage, herbs, vegetables, and chopped oysters.
This dressing gets a southern spin with homemade cornbread.
Preparing this sage and sausage dressing in the slow cooker makes it extra moist with crispy edges.
Individual buttered muffin tins make for individual stuffin's that are moist in the center with crisp edges all around.
Vibrantly colorful biscuits that are tender, moist, and light.
Sweet potatoes star in these crisp-tender vegan quesadillas.
Sweet, but in a perfectly balanced way.
Sweet, savory, and buttery.
Sweet potatoes get a warming sprinkle of chipotle powder, cumin, and ground coriander.
Savory, salty, and sweet.
Earthy beets are livened up with smoky Morita chili, crunchy pistachio, and rich cream.
Update this family favorite by losing the can and using fresh ingredients.
This sweet and savory casserole is perfect for your holiday table.
Roasting is the key to this intensely rich and nutty purée.
Pure, unadulterated cauliflower flavor in the silkiest, smoothest package.
Tall and light with a crisp shell and a lightly chewy center.