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What To Serve With Christmas Ham: 85 Classic and Unique Sides

Wondering what to serve with Christmas ham? Here are 85 of the best side dishes for ham including mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, rolls, and more!

Christmas dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year. And, if you’re serving ham, you’ll need some great sides to go with it.

I love holiday foods, and honestly, the sides are my favorite part.

So, if you’re wondering what to serve with Christmas ham, here are 85 tasty side dishes that will round out your Christmas feast.

You’ll find ideas for potatoes, rolls, macaroni and cheese, easy vegetable side dishes, and more.

There’s truly something for everyone and you’ll get to remove some of that holiday stress by nailing down your Christmas menu!

Baked Christmas hamm on platter with fresh rosemary on top.

FAQs

What is served at a traditional Christmas dinner?


There are many different kinds of food that can be considered traditional for a Christmas dinner. And, this can vary greatly by region, culture, and family. But, here are some of the most popular and familiar foods for Christmas:

Meats
– Turkey (often with stuffing)
– Roast
– Ham
– Goose

Sides
– Mashed or Roast Potatoes
– Gravy
– Casseroles
– Cranberry Sauce
– Roasted Vegetables

Desserts
– Pumpkin Pie and other pies
– Christmas Pudding
– Fruitcake

How many sides should you have for Christmas dinner?


Plan to have at least 3-4 sides for Christmas dinner. And, if you don’t know your guests’ preferences, try to stick with side dishes that have mass appeal.

What is the most popular vegetable for Christmas dinner?


According to Taste of Home, roast potatoes are not only the most popular vegetable for Christmas but also the most popular Christmas food in general.

Roast potatoes are followed by green beans, corn, carrots, broccoli, and asparagus.

Below, are some of the most delicious roast potato recipes to try this year!

Potato Sides

Mashed potatoes are definitely a classic Christmas side. Who doesn’t love those fluffy, buttery mounds?

Below, are some delicious recipes for mashed potatoes, plus some rather unique potato ideas if you’re ready to try something new.

Large bowl of mashed potatoes with green garnish for Christmas dinner.
Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Homemade Mashed Potatoes are the best side dish idea for any night of the week! The steps are easy to follow and have basic ingredients like butter and sour cream with optional additions like garlic and Parmesan cheese!
Close up of several crispy herb and butter roasted potatoes
Crispy Hasselback Potato Casserole with Garlic and Herbs
These Crispy Hasselback Potato Casserole with Garlic and Herbs are the absolute best potatoes you will ever make! Thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes are layered and coated with fresh herbs, garlic, butter, and shredded asiago cheese then baked until tender and creamy on the inside.
Duck fat roasted potatoes with cloves of garlic and green garnish in white bowl.
Easy Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes
These delicious Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes are extremely delicious and they have the most crispy skin with a fluffy and creamy inside.
Crock Pot Cheesy Ranch Potatoes in white serving bowl with red and white checkered kitchen towel.
Crock Pot Cheesy Ranch Potatoes
These quick and easy cheesy ranch potatoes are going to be your new family favorite! Grab your slow cooker and get ready for some cheesy deliciousness!
Close up of cheesy scalloped potatoes with flecks of green garnish in white casserole dish.
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Learn how easy it is to make Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes from scratch! This recipe has decadent caramelized onions in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce with simple seasonings. It’s make-ahead and Crock Pot friendly and the perfect side dish idea for friends and family.
Caramelized onion browned butter mashed potatoes with sage garnish in cream colored bowl.
Caramelized Onion Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes
Caramelized Onion Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes are extra fluffy and swirled with browned butter, caramelized onions and gruyere cheese.
Sheet pan of roasted potato pieces flecked with seasonings on parchment paper.
Garlic Roasted Potatoes
With their perfectly crisp edges and creamy, tender centers, everyone loves these easy Garlic Roasted Potatoes. A versatile and delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with just about any meal.
Cheesy Potato and Herb Gratin Stacks Recipe on white plate with green garnish.
Cheesy Potato and Herb Gratin Stacks Recipe
Thin slices of potatoes and Italian cheeses combine in this easy elegant appetizer.
Potatoes au gratin with creamy jalapeno sauce in white casserole baking dish.
Potatoes Au Gratin With A Creamy Jalapeño Sauce
This easy to make yet elegant side dish is the perfect potato recipe for any party or celebration.
Bowl of Irish mashed potatoes with champ and green onion garnish in white bowl.
Irish Mashed Potatoes (Champ Recipe)
These Irish mashed potatoes, flavoured with tender green onions and butter aka Champ, are a welcome addition to your standard mash recipe!
Cheesy potatoes casserole in large rectangular baking dish with sprinkled green garnish.
Easy Cheesy Potatoes
These cheesy potatoes are perfectly creamy, comforting, and loaded with cheddar. They’re simple to prepare and feed a crowd.
Skillet of au gratin potatoes with a plate of the potatoes off to the side.
Outrageous Au Gratin Potatoes
These Outrageous Au Gratin Potatoes are the ultimate side dish. Incredibly rich and bursting with three different cheeses, your guests will rave.
Smothered sliced potatoes with mushroom and peppers in white bowl with spoon.
Easy Smothered Potatoes
Smothered Potatoes are a classic Southern side dish made with potatoes, butter, peppers, onions and fragrant Cajun or Creole seasonings.
Loaded mashed potatoes with bacon and green onion on top with blue kitchen towel.
Twice Baked Loaded Mashed Potatoes {Outback Copycat}
These twice baked loaded mashed potatoes take regular, delicious mashed potatoes, and elevate them to the next level. The best Outback copycat!

Easy Corn Sides

Corn is a popular summer vegetable but also works really well during the holidays. Dress it up with cream and cheese to make one of the most delicious sides for Christmas ham. Here are some great dishes to try this year.

Wooden spoon rests in black frying pan of honey butter skillet corn on white table.
Easy Honey Butter Skillet Corn
This Honey Butter Skillet Corn features two kinds of canned corn in a creamy honey butter sauce. It's a quick and simple side dish that your whole family will love!
Lawry’s Famous Creamed Corn in white oval serving dish on gold kitchen towel.
Lawry’s Famous Creamed Corn
This creamed corn recipe is the same one served at Lawry’s steak house. Just a few ingredients and less than 20 minutes for a delicious side dish.
Baked corn soufflé in large white casserole baking dish on marble counter.
Corn Souffle
This corn souffle is so easy to make. It is a wonderful side dish for the holidays or a great way to dress up a weeknight dinner.
Brown butter parmesan corn with metal spoon
Brown Butter Parmesan Corn
This Brown Butter Parmesan Corn recipe transforms canned corn into a holiday-worthy side dish in just minutes!

Squash Sides

Whether you like summer squash, butternut squash, or acorn squash, here are some amazing recipes to serve with your Christmas ham.

Squash has the ability to take on both sweet and savory flavors, so get creative and try some of these yummy squash sides.

Roasted butternut squash with pomegranate and cheese with green garnish on white platter.
Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate
Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate, Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds is a taste of Fall. Perfect for holidays or a cozy night inside.
Zucchini and squash casserole in white baking dish with wood spoon and sprigs of thyme.
Posh Squash (Zucchini and Yellow Squash Casserole)
Posh Squash is a delicious take on a traditional zucchini and yellow squash casserole. With a creamy egg filling and cheesy top, your family will want seconds and thirds of this side dish.
Roasted butternut squash with green garnish and metal spoon in white bowl.
Roasted Butternut Squash with Brown Sugar & Herbs
Roasted butternut squash with brown sugar and herbs is a tasty side dish for any fall menu. You will love this perfectly caramelized squash!
Crusty yellow squash bacon casserole in large white casserole baking dish on hot pad.
Yellow Squash Casserole with Bacon
Yellow Squash Casserole with Bacon is the best way to use up your summer squash! It’s made with two kinds of cheese, sour cream, and crumbled bacon.
Mashed acorn squash with pumpkin seed garnish over coral kitchen towel with spoon.
Mashed Acorn Squash
Mashed Acorn Squash is an easy fall side dish, requires just a few ingredients and it’s perfect to serve for the holidays or everyday meals!
Buttercup squash garnished with cheese and pomegranate arils in white dinner bowl.
Baked Buttercup Squash with Goat Cheese
The tastiest autumn-inspired side dish ever: baked buttercup squash with goat cheese & pomegranate seeds! It’s sweet, savory, and delicious.

Cauliflower Sides

Cauliflower recipes are all the rage right now. They’re the perfect option for those looking to cut down on carbs.

So, here are some amazing cauliflower sides to make Christmas dinner a little more healthy while still being delicious and full of flavor.

Cauliflower risotto recipe with mushrooms and green garnish in small white bowl.
Cauliflower Risotto Recipe
Today’s cauliflower risotto recipe makes a flavorful keto side dish. Plus, it is also way faster and healthier than a traditional risotto recipe.
Fork lifts mound of cheesy cauliflower bake from large white casserole baking dish.
Easy Cauliflower Cheese Recipe
This is the perfect Cauliflower Cheese Recipe if you are looking for a simple, quick yet extremely delicious side dish for your roast dinner.
Close up of cauliflower mashed potatoes with green onion garnish and melted butter in skillet.
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes is an easy low carb alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. Smooth and creamy healthy comfort food side dish.
Creamy cauliflower gratin with green garnish on cream plate with knife and fork.
Creamy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe
This creamy cauliflower gratin is a delicious cheesy side dish that you’ll want to make again and again. Perfect for any holiday meal!
Woman stirs pot of creamy bacon cauliflower soup with green garnish and sprinkles of bacon.
Creamy Bacon Cauliflower Soup
For a hearty and savory soup this winter, make this creamy bacon cauliflower soup which you can enjoy with dairy or keep dairy-free!

Other Vegetable Sides for Christmas Ham

Vegetable side dishes don’t have to be boring! Here are some scrumptious vegetable sides for Christmas ham the whole family will love.

You’ll find recipes for fresh green beans, broccoli, carrots, brussels sprouts, asparagus, and more!

Garlic butter green beans with pine nuts and shaved cheese in white oval casserole dish.
Garlic Butter Green Beans (with parmesan)
Sauteed green beans tossed in garlic butter and parmesan – YUM! These garlic butter green beans are a delicious and easy-to-make side dish recipe.
White bowl with maple mustard brussels sprouts.
Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts
Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts: Crispy pan-roasted Brussels with a 2-ingredient maple mustard sauce and salty bacon!
Asparagus amandine in large black skillet with lemon zest garnish on wooden table.
Easy Sautéed Asparagus Amandine
Impress dinner guests with elegant Sauteed Asparagus Amandine. This asparagus recipe is delicious and can be prepared in under 15 minutes.
Lightly charred honey garlic roasted carrots with green garnish in large black skillet.
Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots
Honey garlic roasted carrots are incredibly easy and delicious. Perfect for a gorgeous Holiday dinner or weeknight supper.
Close up of air fried asparagus with cheese and a lemon slice on white plate.
Easy Air Fried Asparagus
Air fryer asparagus, crunchy, delicious and ready in less than 10 minutes, this makes the perfect super quick side dish.
Close up of roasted tenderstem broccoli with garlic slices on white plate.
Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli With Garlic
Here’s how to cook tenderstem broccoli! This roasted tenderstem broccoli with garlic recipe is the best way to cook it. An easy and quick recipe.
Creamed leeks garnished with a sprinkle of pepper in black and white casserole baking dish.
Creamed Leeks Recipe
This quick and easy creamed leeks recipe is the perfect side dish for any roasted meat and a superb main meal choice for vegetarians, with some pasta.
White platter of green beans almondine on gray table.
Green Beans Almondine
Green beans almondine is a simple and flavorful green beans side dish that will amaze you! You only need just a couple of ingredients.
Glossy sautéed mushrooms with green garnish on large white serving platter.
Easy Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter
Sauteed mushrooms cooked in garlic butter until golden brown! Serve with steak, chicken, on burgers, or serve as an easy holiday side dish!
Creamed spinach with caramelized onions in white dinner bowl next to prep bowls with ingredients.
Creamed Spinach with Caramelized Onions Recipe
Easy Creamed Spinach with Caramelized Onions is a delicious side dish recipe is that’s perfect for holiday dinners or special occasions.
Broccoli cauliflower salad with cranberries, sunflower seeds, and bacon in white bowl.
Sweet Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon
This easy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon features crisp veggies and bacon tossed with crunchy mix-ins and a sweet dressing. It's a delicious salad for your summer barbeque, picnic, or holiday get-together!
Close up of broccoli casserole with crunchy topping.
Creamy Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Cracker Topping
This creamy, cheesy broccoli casserole made from scratch and with fresh broccoli will be your new favorite side dish. Fresh Broccoli Casserole is everyone’s favorite.
Smooth and creamy parsnip puree garnish with a sprinkle of seasonings in green and white bowl.
Creamy Parsnip Puree Recipe
Parsnip Puree is a creamy, sweet, and nutty side dish that goes well with everything! Similar to mashed potatoes, but with an extra, sophisticated flavor kick.
Crispy air fryer roasted brussels sprouts with lemon wedge and gold fork.
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts (Italian-style)
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts (Italian-style) that is cooked in just 12 minutes and comes out super crispy and golden brown. So healthy & tasty!
Maple tarragon roasted turnips with green garnish on decorative white serving platter.
Maple Tarragon Roasted Turnips
Maple syrup, Dijon mustard, tarragon, crispy bacon and roasted turnips work together perfectly in this easy and delicious side dish.
Close up of homemade green bean casserole with crumb topping and metal spoon.
Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Everyone loves green bean casserole, but this year ditch the canned soup. Make this delicious homemade green bean casserole that everyone will love.
Roasted brussels sprouts and carrots vegetable side dish on white serving platter.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots
Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts is a super tasty side dish that is ideal for the holidays, winter family dinners and in fact, it compliments any meal.
Skillet of scalloped root vegetables with white towel nearby.
Scalloped Root Vegetable Skillet
Red and yellow beets, turnips, and sweet potatoes thinly sliced and baked together with fresh herbs, butter, and freshly grated parmesan cheese in this fresh and delicious Scalloped Root Vegetable Skillet.
Small white baking dish with brown sugar cinnamon carrots and fresh parsley on top.
Crockpot Brown Sugar Cinnamon Carrots
Crockpot Brown Sugar Cinnamon Carrots feature tender baby carrots covered in a deliciously sweet glaze. It's the perfect side dish for even the pickiest eater!

Bread

Fluffy and buttery or crusty and herbed, you have to have some delicious bread with your Christmas dinner.

Here are some easy bread recipes you’ll gobble up!

Several challah rolls piled high on cream kitchen towel in clear glass bowl.
Knotted Challah Rolls
Bake up some knotted challah rolls (made with bread flour) with this step by step recipe. They can also be made into hamburger buns!
Close up of no-knead bread with rosemary on parchment paper in metal baking pan.
No-Knead Rosemary Bread
This No-Knead Rosemary Bread is so easy to make and your house will smell amazing! Use this bread for a side, dipping, sandwiches, and more!
Three different shaped mashed potato rolls on green plate next to pan and bowl of rolls.
Refrigerator Mashed Potato Rolls
These Refrigerator Mashed Potato rolls are extra fluffy and moist thanks to the addition of freshly mashed potatoes. You can keep the dough in your refrigerator for up to a week, which makes it easy to have warm rolls for dinner any night!
Sweet potato dinner rolls with fresh rosemary and honey butter in Dutch oven.
Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls with Fresh Rosemary and Honey Butter
These Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls are soft, buttery and perfect. Served with a delicious honey butter these rolls are sure to be a hit!
Several butterflake rolls in a basket with red and white kitchen towel surrounded by holiday décor.
Butterflake Rolls
These butterflake rolls are the lightest, flakiest and fluffiest rolls you’ll ever eat! These easy dinner rolls have become a family tradition.
Three crescent rolls and butter knife on white plate on white table.
No-Knead Crescent Rolls (Fairy Rolls)
These Crescent Rolls are one of the easiest dinner rolls you'll make! They're soft, slightly sweet, and extra buttery; perfect for a weeknight dinner or holiday gathering.

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food and it pairs perfectly with Christmas ham. Here are some easy and delicious macaroni dishes your family will love!

You’ll find an option for the stovetop, Instant Pot, and oven!

Stovetop Mac and cheese sprinkled with flecks of pepper on white dinner plate.
Stovetop Mac and Cheese
This Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese is an easy 30-minute meal that your family will always agree on! It’s the BEST dinner recipe for a busy week and it’s easy to customize with different cheeses and add-ons.
Close up of wooden spoon with macaroni lifted from large serving bowl.
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Creamy, delicious Instant Pot mac and cheese. If you’re wondering how to make macaroni and cheese in your Instant Pot, I’m going to show you how to do it with just 5 minutes of cooking time. This Instant Pot mac and cheese is easy to make and it’s super creamy and delicious!
Keto mac and cheese garnished with fresh chives in blue and white bowl.
Keto Mac and Cheese
Here’s a Keto Mac and Cheese with no cauliflower! This recipe uses shirataki noodles instead of cauliflower as the pasta. It’s low-carb and yummy!
Wooden spoon with chicken macaroni casserole lifting out of baking dish.
Easy and Cheesy Chicken Macaroni Casserole
Elevate your macaroni and cheese with this Cheesy Chicken Macaroni Casserole featuring creamy chicken sauce, elbow pasta, and lots of cheese!
Roasted acorn squash gouda mac and cheese and crumb topping with spoon.
Roasted Acorn Squash Gouda Mac & Cheese – Butternut and Sage
Roasted acorn squash stuffed with cheesy, creamy gouda mac and cheese. These Roasted Acorn Squash Gouda Mac and Cheese bowls are perfect for the holidays.

Sweet Potato Sides

Candied, mashed or scalloped, sweet potatoes make wonderful sides for Christmas ham. So, here are some yummy dishes that are sweet and savory and perfect for feeding a crowd.

Sweet potato crunch in white casserole dish with striped towel and pecans beside.
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole
This Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole features mashed sweet potatoes mixed with spices and topped with a delicious brown sugar and pecan topping. It's the ultimate side dish for your holiday dinner!
Baked candy yams in glass baking dish inside basket with wooden spoon.
Baked Candied Yams
These tender baked candied yams in a delicious brown sugar glaze are the ultimate Thanksgiving and holiday favorite recipe to share.
Mashed sweet potato with cube of butter in center in white bowl.
Dreamy Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Smooth and creamy, these mashed sweet potatoes are delicious! Sweet potato mash recipe is a great easy vegetable side for the holidays.
Mashed sweet potatoes with melted butter and green garnish in white bowl.
Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes
These Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes are dairy free, paleo, and whole30 compatible. A perfect side dish with a sweet and savory flavor!
Scalloped skilled sweet potatoes with pecans in large black skillet on kitchen counter.
Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole with Walnuts & Pecans
These skillet sweet potatoes are caramelized to perfection in the oven! Thinly sliced sweet potatoes are a twist on a classic holiday dish!
Low carb sweet carrot casserole in white ramekin bowls with wooden spoon.
Low Carb Sweet Carrot Casserole
This low carb sweet carrot casserole is a cross between a side dish and a dessert. It’s an easy, keto friendly recipe to serve with dinner.
Blue bowl with mashed sweet potatoes and rosemary sprigs.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes are unbelievably fluffy and creamy, healthy and so easy to make. Delicious side dish for a weeknight dinner or a holiday table. These are so good!
Roasted sweet potatoes and apples on parchment paper lined baking sheet with sticks of cinnamon.
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples is perfect for any holiday! Plus, you'll only need 4 ingredients to make this healthy and naturally sweet recipe.
Close up of glazed sweet potatoes with pecans in large white serving bowl.
Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans
The combination of pure maple syrup, fresh lime and toasted pecans elevate these glazed sweet potatoes to a wickedly good side dish.
Slow cooker sweet potatoes in white pumpkin dish on table with place settings and white pumpkins.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Delight everyone on Christmas Day with these tender Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Apples featuring a sweet brown sugar glaze!

Salads

With all the super rich and creamy foods on your Christmas dinner table, it’s nice to have a little relief with a festive holiday salad.

Below, are several easy and delicious salads that are healthy and pair perfectly with Ham and all your favorite Christmas sides.

Butternut and beetroot salad with red onion, pomegranate arils and cheese in large cream bowl.
Roasted Butternut and Beetroot Salad
This roasted butternut and beetroot salad with a Whole30 Date Dijon dressing makes such a beautiful and delicious gluten free winter salad.
Shaved brussels sprouts salad with apples and pecans and wooden spoons.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
This shaved brussels sprouts salad is the ultimate fall side dish! It’s easy to make and drizzled with a delicious homemade dressing.
Winter pear salad with bacon, pomegranate seeds, and apples on white platter.
Ultimate Winter Green Salad with Pomegranate, Pears, and Pecans
This is the ultimate Winter Green Salad with lots of seasonal favorites. Featuring pomegranate seeds, pears, apples, bacon, and a delicious poppy seed dressing, you won't be able to get enough!
Celery salad with pomegranate arils and cheese in black serving dish with gold spoon.
Celery salad with parmesan
Impress for less with this glamorous and refreshing celery salad: It’s delicious, light, super healthy, cheap and ready in 10 minutes!
Broccoli salad with red onion, cranberries and seeds in large white serving bowl.
Classic Broccoli Crunch Salad
This easy broccoli salad is perfect for summer picnics or cookouts. Crisp raw broccoli is combined with dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and bacon for a delicious broccoli crunch salad.
Pumpkin beet root salad with seeds and green garnish on white serving platter.
Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad
This hearty Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad recipe is the perfect fall/winter salad or holiday side dish. Delicious, beautiful and easy to make!
Glass trifle bowl with seven layer salad next to stack of plates.
Seven Layer Salad
This classic recipe for seven layer salad has a delicious dressing and is easy to make. This traditional recipe is gluten free and delcious!
Blue plate with persimmon salad and gold fork.
Persimmon Salad with Goat Cheese and Oranges
This Persimmon Salad features the delicious persimmon fruit plus fresh oranges, goat cheese, and a balsamic dressing. It's a flavorful recipe that's perfect for the fall and winter months!

Sweet Sides

Love sweets? Here are some crowd-pleasing sweet sides for Christmas ham your Christmas dinner needs!

These unique sides feature fruits, cream and nuts and they’ll definitely add some color to your dinner table.

Close up of homemade frog eye salad with marshmallows and mandarin orangs on top.
Frog Eye Salad (Made From Scratch)
Frog Eye Salad is a creamy and fluffy pineapple, orange, and coconut pasta salad that can be served as a side dish or dessert!
Pink fluff in large white serving bowl with pomegranate arils on top.
Perfect Pink Fluff Recipe
You can't go wrong with this crowd-favorite Pink Fluff recipe! Just mix 4 ingredients together and you'll get this perfectly-sweet dessert salad.
Pineapple casserole in white casserole dish with large pineapple chunks and spoon.
Classic Pineapple Casserole
Classic cheesy Pineapple Casserole is truly a Southern potluck favorite ~ that graces the table of many Thanksgiving and Christmas day dinners in the South, too!
Lime Jello salad with pineapple and nuts on white plate and metal spoon.
Lime Jello Salad
Lime jello salad with pineapple and cream cheese just like grandma used to make! This old fashioned side dish is a must for holiday meals!
Piece of raspberry pretzel Jello dessert on stack of white plates with fresh raspberries.
Raspberry Pretzel Jello Dessert
Raspberry Pretzel Jello Dessert is a delicious 3-layer dish that features a pretzel crust, cream cheese layer, and raspberry Jello topping. It's perfect for both barbeques and holiday dinners!

Cranberry Sides

Cranberry sauce — you either love it or hate it! Here are some yummy cranberry sauce options for those who love it and a rice pilaf dish for those who don’t!

Cranberry apple rice pilaf on white plate next to salt and pepper shakers.
Cranberry Apple Rice Pilaf
When it comes to holiday side dishes this Cranberry Apple Rice Pilaf Recipe is one that is hard to beat. Delicious fluffy rice that is full of earthiness combined with the sweetness of the cranberries and the crunchiness of the pecans – it’s a wonderful mixture of flavors and textures!
Orange Cranberry Sauce
Orange Cranberry Sauce
For an easy orange cranberry sauce to make, use this recipe which only has 4 ingredients! Perfect for all your holiday get togethers!
Homemade cranberry sauce in decorate white serving dish and scattered fresh cranberries.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
This homemade cranberry sauce is a 6 ingredient recipe that’s made with fresh cranberries, sugar and a hint of spice.
Bowl of cranberry orange sauce with scattered cranberries and orange slices.
Cranberry Orange Sauce Recipe
This delicious, easy-to-make Cranberry Orange Sauce recipe is a classic that is perfect for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Also can make it ahead!

Miscellaneous Sides for Christmas Ham

Here are two more amazing sides for Christmas ham to round out this ultimate list.

These classic recipes are sure to be a hit!

Sage and onion stuffing in white bowl.
Sage and Onion Stuffing
This Sage and Onion Stuffing makes a great side dish for almost any meat, but especially good when paired with poultry, like chicken and turkey.
Cheesy grits in clear glass serving bowl with blue kitchen towel and spoon.
Quick and Creamy Cheese Grits Recipe
Perfect as a side dish for dinner or a hearty breakfast, this creamy, dreamy smoked gouda cheese grits recipe is a Southern household staple.

I hope you enjoyed these incredible sides for your holiday dinner and found the perfect options for what to serve with Christmas ham this year.

 

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