With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about all of the food you will be eating (then falling into a food coma from) that day. If you are having guests over this holiday season or bringing a dish to party, you will want to impress them with your cooking. Here are five side dishes your guests will love this holiday season.


Sweet Potato Casserole

Casseroles are common around the holiday season, and sweet potato casserole might be the best. A sweet side dish everyone will love to put on their plate. This dish also has some different variations; you can choose to put pecans on top, or marshmallows, a sure favorite for the kids at the table. Find the recipe for this dish here.

Sriracha Buffalo Grilled Cauliflower

This dish may seem like something you would eat on game day and not at the holiday dinner table, but that’s why it’s on this list. It’s unique! You’re still going to have the dishes you have every year but add this and your guests will be surprised (in a good way). Check out the recipe here.

Macaroni and Cheese

This side dish is great for gatherings no matter the time of the year; a simple, yet delicious dish for family and friends of all age. Whether you have guests who have a specific appetite or kids attending, a classic macaroni and cheese dish will be perfect for this gathering.  You can even put a twist on it for the holiday season! Check out this recipe for crab mac and cheese here.

Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Cranberries and Walnuts

This isn’t one of the main dishes you think of when the holidays come around but that doesn’t mean you should avoid it! A unique dish like this will wow your guests, and will show them you don’t stick to the status quo when you are having a get-together. Check out the recipe for oven roasted Brussels sprouts here.

Mashed Potatoes

Last but definitely not least: mashed potatoes. This dish served all year has a special presence during the holidays. The combination of turkey or ham with potatoes covered in gravy is an automatic dish during the holiday season. Tired of normal mashed potatoes? Check out this recipe for cheesy chive and bacon mashed potatoes!


These dishes will wow your guests this holiday season. Have a dish that didn’t make the list? Reach out to us on Twitter, @UnionHomeMtg and let us know some of your favorite dishes for the holiday season!