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Maple glazed carrots, garlic roasted small potatoes—no matter what Christmas vegetable recipes you're looking for, you're sure to find a new favorite in this collection of Vegetable Side Dishes for Christmas! Plan the perfect holiday dinner by pairing it with these amazing vegetable sides.
- Christmas Vegetable Recipes
- Air Fryer Broccoli
- Glazed Maple Carrots
- Creamiest Mashed Potatoes
- Vegetable Au Gratin
- Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad
- Green Bean Casserole
- Roasted Small Potatoes
- Air Fryer Asparagus
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- Air Fried Mushrooms
- Au Gratin Potatoes
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Roasted Tomatoes
- Easy Scalloped Potatoes
- Vegetables for Christmas Dinner FAQs
- Holiday Side Dishes
- Green Bean Amandine - Christmas Vegetable Recipes
Christmas Vegetable Recipes
One of my family's all-time favorite vegetables for Christmas dinner is my recipe for Green Bean Amandine. Complete with pan-crisped, buttery almonds, this fresh green bean recipe is a special holiday side dish I guarantee your family will love as much as mine!
I love preparing vegetable side dishes for Christmas. There are so many options of what you can make - from everybody's favorite creamy mashed potatoes, to fun and new sides like air fried asparagus or garlicky mushrooms. It's so much fun planning a menu every year with these Christmas vegetable side dishes!
My favorite is to make a fresh dish of skillet roasted tomatoes, grilled corn on the cob, garlic roasted potatoes, green bean amandine and sliced roast beef with horseradish sauce or bearnaise for the holidays. You get a plate of beautiful vegetables for Christmas dinner, along with tender roast beef and a sauce that complements the whole plate.
Vegetables for Christmas Dinner FAQs
Classic vegetables for Christmas dinner are broccoli, potatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts, spinach, peas, and parsnips, but there are plenty more to choose from! Depending on if you're serving roast beef, ham, turkey, or several options, you might want to mix up which vegetables you offer for dinner.
When you're planning your Christmas dinner, try to plan for at least 3-4 side dishes so your guests have variety. Vegetable side dishes are a perfect choice for Christmas because they are generally very easy to make and pair together well, so you can plan to make plenty of them with no stress.
Holiday Side Dishes
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Green Bean Amandine - Christmas Vegetable Recipes
- 1 Skillet
- 1 pot or kettle for boiling water
- 1 bowl for an ice bath
- 1 knife for trimming green beans
- 7 ounces green beans
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- ½ lemon for juicing
- ½ handful fresh dill optional
- salt and pepper, to taste; I recommend Maldon Sea Salt Flakes, or sea salt flakes of your choice
- Wash and trim green beans, then add them to a small pan. Have a bowl of ice water ready. Add boiling water from a separate pan or kettle and allow the beans to simmer for 2 minutes.7 ounces green beans
- Immediately drain the water after 2 minutes, and add the green beans to ice water to blanch them. This will keep the green beans crisp and bright green in color.
- Place a frying pan over medium heat and add butter. Once melted, add sliced almonds. Toss with the butter and fry for 5 minutes until the almonds are lightly browned.4 Tablespoons butter, ½ cup sliced almonds
- Squeeze lemon juice over the almonds and remove from the heat. Adding lemon juice causes the butter to simmer and reduce rapidly, which will further brown the butter and almonds, so make sure to remove the pan from the heat so they don't burn.½ lemon
- Drain green beans from ice water, then add to the pan. Toss with buttered almonds. Stir in fresh dill if desired, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve. Enjoy!½ handful fresh dill, salt and pepper, to taste;
- To trim green beans, arrange them so the stems are evenly lined up.
- Use a hand to keep them in place, then carefully slice the tips away with a sharp knife.
- Kitchen scissors may also be used.