Holiday Menu Planning: Top 10 Side Dishes

Yesterday we talked appetizers, now let’s move on to a dish that is often just referred to as “filler.” But really why would you want to serve filler? Why not let your side-dishes shine this holiday dinner!

Here is my Top 10 list of shine-worthy side-dishes for your holiday table….

Holiday Menu Planning: Top 10 Side Dishes

Red Wine + Goat Cheese Risotto with Caramelized Mushrooms by How Sweet It Is

Deconstructed Green Bean Casserole by Closet Cooking

Grilled Asparagus and Mushrooms with Blue Cheese by C+C Marriage Factory

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Belle Chevre Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomatoes by Sale e Pepe

Veggie Stir-Fry by Eating Abroad

Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms with Sage by Food Gal

Mushroom and Cranberry Stuffing Cupcakes by Fig & Cherry

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms by America’s Test Kitchen

Red Rice and Quinoa Stuffing by the NY Times

Roasted Pumpkin, Chanterelle & Pomegranate Warm Salad Recipe by My Man’s Belly

What’s your must have side dish?

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