Your holiday guests will truly appreciate from hearty grilled tomato mac and cheese to our light and delicious eve side dishes and salad, you’ll find veggie accompaniments to please any occasion.
The classic sweet potato casserole will impress any holiday crowd, while the Pimiento Cream Cheese Spinach offers a comforting sensation that only Southern soul food can deliver.
If a plate of creamy mashed potatoes is the side dish you crave, enhance the beloved classic with smooth buttermilk, delicious brown butter, or rich cream cheese.
So pick one or five and serve them. The only thing is, you might need bigger plates for all those delicious Eve side dishes.
Pick One or Five From Eve Side Dishes and Serve
Carrots Seasoned with Honey
Roast the carrots whole in a hot oven, then coat them one last time in a sweet glaze for an unforgettable side dish. Look for colorful carrots for an eye-catching presentation. If you can’t find them at the supermarket, try going to your local farmers market.
Mac and Cheese and Grilled Tomatoes
This homemade baked mac and cheese recipe beats the canned any day of the week. For a memorable main course, sprinkle parmesan cheese and sliced tomatoes on top.
Spinach with Chili Cream Sauce
Give spinach a distinctly southern twist in casserole form. This one of the dishes is made with some of the region’s favorites (like mayonnaise, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese) and yes, it’s brimming with fine pimiento cheese.
This recipe comes from food historian Jessica B. Harris. Secret ingredients? Southern-style mustard greens, bacon, and spicy vinegar.
Another dish from Jessica B. Harris’s kitchen, this recipe is a holiday staple. She calls it “canned nostalgia” and we couldn’t describe it better.
Roasted Tomato Soup
When the temperature drops, there is nothing more comforting than a bowl of hot soup. Kids and adults alike will love this classic cheese frosting recipe. Plus, the vibrant red color makes it a particularly suitable addition to a lunch or dinner.
Fried Okra with Cornmeal
Fried okra is a popular side dish of Southerners. Enhance this favorite for the holiday season by opting for a lighter cornmeal topping.
Yams Classic Candy
This vegetable side dish has flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, making it almost too sweet (and delicious!) to be considered a vegetable.
Green Vegetables Stewed in Cream
Move over, creamy spinach – there’s a new steakhouse in town. Use a sharp knife to add the wrapped cabbage to cut them into bite-sized pieces.
Sweet Potato Husband
For a subtle sweet potato twist, consider stacking sweet potato slices in small piles.
Two words that a Southerner can sell almost any food? “Easy” and “pan”. This formula delivers both, combined in just 30 minutes.
Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
This delicious sweet potato casserole will delight lovers of crunchy pecans and cornflakes and marshmallows
Baked Potatoes Twice
This recipe is sure to please the crowd with butter, cheese, milk, bacon, sour cream, and green onions, all mixed together and wrapped in a crispy crust. um!
Asparagus With Cheese
Whole grain mustard topped with fontina and cheddar cheese turns a simple asparagus dish into a corporate dish.
Mashed Potatoes with Rosemary Crust
This gratin goes very well with beef ribs or beef fillet. Rosemary is a powerful herb that can overwhelm a dish, so use it sparingly.
Andrew’s French Fries
These hash browns are a classic Hanukkah dish. Create different flavors and add special toppings to let guests know the different flavors.