Roasted Vegetables Recipe with Ghee

Best ever veggie sides for Christmas

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Every family has their favourite Christmas veggie side dishes, from spicy sprouts to indulgent cauliflower cheese, so jazz up your Christmas dinner with these recipes

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Here are our top Christmas dinner side dishes, from brussels sprouts to red cabbage and roast parsnips. Plus winter greens and some indulgent gratin recipes. We also have plenty of Christmas trimmings ideas here, from pigs in blankets to the perfect gravy.

Along with vegetable side dishes, find out how to cook the perfect turkey with our guide.

If you’re going all out vegetarian this Christmas, try our Christmas vegetarian recipes here.

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Ingredients

  • Our veggie sides use Christmas ingredients such as orange peel, cinnamon and more to add a festive touch

Brussels sprouts recipes

The Christmas side dish that everyone loves to hate. We've given some love to this versatile veg in our brussels sprouts recipe collection here...

Brussels sprouts recipe with 'nduja

Jazz up your sprouts this Christmas with punchy 'nduja. ’Nduja adds a touch of fiery spice in this easy brussels sprouts recipe, ready in 30 minutes.

Best Brussels Sprouts Recipes


Brussels sprouts recipe with shallots

Try our gluten free caramelised shallots and brussels sprouts for an easy but moreish side to go with your Christmas dinner. Caramelising the shallots and the sprouts gives this classic side a deeper flavour, and the calvados adds an extra zing.

Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Shallots


Brussels sprouts recipe with ginger and orange

Spruce up your sprouts with warming ginger and zesty orange to make sure everyone will be coming back for more.

Brussels Sprouts Recipe With Ginger And Orange


Brussels sprouts with sesame and soy

This Asian soy and sesame twist on brussels sprouts makes a great alternative way to serve this unloved veg for Christmas dinner. Check out more of our Christmas dinner ideas here

Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Sesame


Carrots recipes for Christmas

Baby carrots with citrus

Clementines add a festive touch, and lemon lifts the whole dish in our vegetable side dish recipe. Roasted whole baby carrots look beautiful, and feel that little bit more special than 'carrot coins'.

Baby Roasted Carrots Recipe With Citrus


Middle Eastern roast carrot salad with herby carrot top yogurt

Impress your friends and family this Christmas with our zesty carrot salad. It's easy to make, and a great way to use up carrot tops as well.

Middle Eastern Carrot Salad with Herb Yogurt


Red cabbage recipes for Christmas

Red cabbage recipe with redcurrant jelly

Adding redcurrant jelly and balsamic vinegar gives this red cabbage a sweet and sour edge. If you want to get ahead, this veggie side can be made up to two days before and reheated on Christmas Day to save time.

11 Red Cabbage Recipes served in a bowl with a silver spoon on a white table cloth surrounded by decorative pine cones


Braised red cabbage with apples

Want an easy vegetable side dish for your Christmas Day feast? John Torode’s braised red cabbage side dish is spruced up with apples, smoked bacon, cinnamon and orange zest, and given a boozy red wine hit for a festive feast.

Braised Red Cabbage Recipe With Apples


Slow cooked spiced red cabbage

This slow cooked red cabbage and apple dish spiced with cinnamon is fragrant and warming. Just 20 minutes of preparation is required from you to make this veggie side dish, a simple side for your Christmas dinner.

Slow Cooked Red Cabbage Recipe


Parsnips recipes for Christmas

Whisky-and-maple-glazed roast parsnips

Take your parsnips up a notch with a boozy hit of whisky and the sweetness of maple syrup.

Maple Glazed Parsnips Recipe with Whisky


Salt and pepper parsnips

Try our sweet parsnips with a hot, peppery edge for a vegetable side dish. They're super easy to make and require minimum effort.

Salt And Pepper Parsnips Recipe


Parmesan crusted parsnips

This alternative Christmas side dish recipe sees thin parsnip fries tossed in Parmesan, polenta, English mustard powder and salt, then fried until crisp.

Parmesan crusted parsnips


Greens recipes for Christmas

Kale with raisins and pine nuts

This is a seasonal selection of veg if ever we did see one. Serve this bed of peppery kale, succulent raisins and sweet, garlicky shallots alongside your turkey on Christmas Day.

Kale Salad Recipe With Golden Raisins


Creamed spinach with nutmeg and gruyère

If you fancy an indulgent Christmas vegetable side dish, this is the one for you. Full of cheese and cream, it's the perfect accompaniment to turkey and roast potatoes (here are our top recipes). It'll go down well with even the fussy eaters!

Creamed Spinach Recipe With Nutmeg And Gruyère


Winter greens with pine nuts, chilli and garlic

Get some greens into your Christmas dinner side dish spread. An easy way to feed a crowd, this punchy dish of winter greens with pine nuts, chilli and garlic is ready in just 20 minutes.

Winter greens with pine nuts, chilli and garlic


Crisp greens with shallot, pancetta and chestnut butter

Try this new take on brussels sprouts for your Christmas dinner. You can have the greens blanched and butter made for this in advance, then you just need to heat through to serve.

Greens With Shallot, Pancetta And Chestnut Butter Recipe


Kale with parsnips and cream

Want an easy veggie dish for your festive dinner? Check out this kale recipe with parsnips. Kale has a robust texture and flavour and can be used instead of cabbage or spinach in recipes. Cooked with parsnips, cream and nutmeg it makes an indulgent Christmas vegetable side dish.

Kale With Parsnips And Cream Recipe


Vegetable gratin recipes for Christmas

Winter vegetable tian

Impress friends and family over the Christmas season with our stunning vegetable tian recipe. We love the look of golden and candy beetroots but if you can’t find them, simply replace with extra purple beetroots, celeriac and swede. Check out our best beetroot recipes here

Vegetable Tian Recipe


Finocchio al forno (fennel baked in cream and Grana Padano)

Put fennel at the heart of this easy Italian bake, it's the ideal indulgent side to serve for a festive feast.

Fennel Baked in Cream Recipe with Cheese


Creamy squash and sage gratin

Try our indulgent creamy butternut squash gratin recipe with sage. This veggie side dish is an easy alternative to potato gratin to serve this Christmas. Plenty more butternut squash recipes here

Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe with Sage


Best ever cauliflower cheese

Is it really a Christmas dinner if there’s no super cheesy, crispy-topped, piping hot cauliflower cheese on the table? Follow these handy hints and tips to make it unreal this year.

Cauliflower Cheese Bake Recipe


Swede, kale and sweet potato gratin

This vibrant recipe for swede, kale and sweet potato gratin is the perfect Christmas side dish if you want to serve lots of veg. It's a two-step recipe, and most of the time the veg is spent in the oven.

Sweet Potato Gratin Recipe With Swede and Kale


Baked, spiced sweet potato mash

Don't fancy potatoes this Christmas? Try our spicy baked sweet potato mash instead – it's just as good as roasties. Prep your mash ahead then have it ready to finish off in the oven when people arrive.

Baked, Spiced Sweet Potato Mash Recipe


Roasted roots recipes for Christmas

Pomegranate-glazed roasted vegetables with grapes

Give your roasted veggies an impressive sticky glaze with pomegranate molasses, honey and blackberry jelly for a colourful Christmas side dish.

Roasted Vegetables Recipe with Pomegranate


Ghee-roasted spiced roots

A Christmas side dish with a twist. Check out our vegetarian ghee-roasted spiced roots recipe for a vibrant dish that can be shared around the table.

Christmas Vegetable Side Dishes

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