30+ Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

A roundup of delicious and healthy holiday side dish recipes for your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal!

When it comes to holiday meals, it’s all about the side dishes!  Oftentimes holiday sides are loaded with unhealthy ingredients, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Even during the holiday season, you can prepare healthy yet delicious foods for your family.

I’ve done the work for you to round up this amazing list of healthier holiday sides, so now all you have to do is choose which ones to try first!  I hope this list will be a resource for you as you plan your Thanksgiving meal and Christmas menu.

You might also enjoy following my Thanksgiving and Christmas Pinterest boards.  And now, the recipes!

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is an easy side dish for Thanksgiving or any holiday! With lots of garlic, cranberries and pecans! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Broccoli Casserole from Scratch

This delicious broccoli casserole from scratch is filled with fresh broccoli, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, and a homemade cream sauce. A buttery, cheesy breadcrumb topping adds a crispy finishing touch to this classic dish. This healthier broccoli casserole is made without mayonnaise.

Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Kale Salad

Our FAVORITE kale salad! Butternut squash and pomegranate kale salad with spiced honey walnuts and a maple dressing. SO YUMMY for lunch or your holiday dinner! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Roasted Butternut Squash Wild Rice Salad

An easy, delicious holiday side dish or make ahead lunch. You will make this Roasted Butternut Squash Wild Rice Salad with Apple, Cranberries and apple cider dressing again and again! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Quinoa with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Leeks by Floating Kitchen

quinoa with roasted brussels sprouts

Easiest 100% Whole-Wheat Biscuits

Easiest 100% Whole-Wheat Biscuits, made with white whole-wheat flour are unbelievably light and tender.

Mashed Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese and Rosemary by Recipe Runner


Whole Grain Sweet Honey Cornbread

Sweet Honey Cornbread! Whole grain and SO EASY to make! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Pomegranate Fennel Quinoa Salad by Sweet Peas and Saffron


Roasted Rosemary Potatoes by Bake.Eat.Repeat.

roasted rosemary potatoes

Roasted Delicata Squash with Fresh Cranberries by The Pretty Bee


Healthy Mac and Cheese by Pinch of Yum


Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Save oven space with this Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole! A secret ingredient naturally sweetens this crock pot side dish!

Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots by The Cookie Rookie


Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan and Basil by Rachel Cooks


Caramelized Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese and Roasted Grapes by With Salt & Wit

caramelized butternut squash and quinoa

Kale and Wild Rice Casserole by Half Baked Harvest


Garlic & Parmesan Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” by Sweet Peas and Saffron


Cranberry Pear Salad with Fresh Pear Vinaigrette by Flavor the Moments


Super Easy Vanilla Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole by With Salt & Wit


Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins by Ambitious Kitchen

honey cornbread muffins

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta by Peas and Crayons


Low-Sugar Cranberry Sauce by Favorite Family Recipes


Sweet Potato Apple Casserole by Fox and Briar

sweet potato and apple casserole

Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf by Carlsbad Cravings


Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Rice by Maebells

broccoli rice

Winter Kale Salad with Apples and Pecans by Tastes Lovely


Simple Roasted Carrots

So EASY Simple Roasted Carrots are a yummy and healthy side dish for any meal! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Loaded Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes by Pumpkin ‘n Spice


Succotash Ragout by My Kitchen Craze


Wilted Kale and Couscous Salad with Carrots and Cranberries by Floating Kitchen


Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Mash by The Fit Fork


Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

Creamy Green Bean Casserole From Scratch, with real baby bella mushrooms and a cheesy breadcrumb topping! This casserole is made with real ingredients (no canned soup here) and is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or holiday meal!

Parmesan Garlic Roasted Mushrooms by My Kitchen Escapades

roasted mushrooms

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