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Whether or not you have vegetarians attending your Christmas dinner, it's always a nice idea to have a few meat-free sides on your menu. This way you'll have plenty of options to compliment your holiday roast while also making vegetable lovers happy.
Here are seven delicious vegetarian sides that are big crowd pleasers:
Roasted Acorn Squash
If you don't want to spend much time in the kitchen this is the perfect side dish.
Simple slice the acorn squash in half, add a pad of butter, season and bake until soft.
Creamy, cheesy and rich - who wouldn't want to indulge in this mouthwatering cauliflower casserole?
Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin
Vegetarians with a sweet tooth will enjoy this lovely take on the classic sweet potato casserole.
This zesty vegetarian side dish also doubles as an appetizer you can serve on toothpicks.
Your vegetarian guests will enjoy this delicious side dish of Brussels sprouts and caramelized chestnuts tossed in a white balsamic sauce.
Add a bit of freshness to your Christmas menu with this crunchy chicory salad made with apples, nuts and cheese.
Forgo the canned stuff and make your own green bean casserole from scratch - the results are amazing!
Sautéed cabbage and chives are a great addition to classic mashed potatoes.
It is an Irish twist everyone will love. Here is the recipe.
Pumpkin with Chestnuts and Onions
This vegetarian side is the sheer definition of festive comfort food.
You'll enjoy the colorful blend of pumpkin, sauteed chestnuts and caramelized onions.
An Italian vegetarian side made with the colors of the Christmas season thanks to basil and tomatoes.