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Best Side Dishes for Your Holiday Meal


The star of any holiday meal is the meat (who can resist a Spiral Sliced Ham or Whole Basted Turkey,) but we can’t forget about the holiday side dishes. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and dressing are a must for any holiday meal. We’re sharing our favorite side dishes for your Thanksgiving, Christmas, and holiday meals.

Instead of spending all day in the kitchen cutting, prepping, and chopping sides for your meal, try Omaha Steaks side dishes. Our gourmet side dishes are heat-and-serve simple and complete any holiday meal. No long hours in the kitchen or early mornings to prepare the food. Do yourself a favor and build your own holiday combo with ham, turkey, chateaubriand or prime rib AND all the side dishes and desserts to serve your guests. All conveniently delivered right to your door. Now that’s a delicious and no-stress holiday dinner!

The best side dishes for your holiday meal

Potato & sweet potato side dishes

There are several delicious potato options that are easy to prepare. Pick one or two of your family’s favorite potato side dishes for your holiday meal.

1. Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Each baked potato is filled with whipped potatoes, real sour cream, perfectly aged cheddar cheese, bacon bits and chives. Just heat and serve.

2. Scalloped Potatoes

Beautiful layers of thinly sliced potatoes are smothered in a velvety sauce of Parmesan and cheddar cheeses and accented with the slight savory crunch of green onions.This is a great ready-made potato side dish that bakes to perfection.

3. Smashed Red Potatoes

Red potatoes are mashed to a hearty, chunky texture with their delicious and nutritious skins and mixed with sour cream, butter, half & half, garlic, salt, and a touch of rosemary. Just heat and serve!

5. Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes with brown sugar, butter and whole milk for a tasty side dish that is sure to become one of your family favorites.

6. Potatoes au Gratin

Creamy shredded potatoes in a light breading pre-browned to a delicate golden brown. Just bake, serve and enjoy!

6. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Real Russet potatoes, butter and sour cream enhanced with chopped roasted garlic and pepper. Just heat and serve!

Vegetable side dishes

Even though the kids may not agree, a delicious vegetable is must-have side dish for your holiday meal. You can serve classic holiday side dishes, like green bean casserole, or try something new, like Asparagus spears with Hollandaise sauce. Whatever you select, your family will enjoy these delicious vegetable side dishes and you will love how easy they are to prepare.

7. Green Bean Casserole

French-fried onions, mushrooms, milk, and butter has an incredible homemade taste. Just like your family’s traditional green bean casserole. This is a must-have side dish for the holidays.

8. Green Beans

Crisp whole green beans with snappy red peppers and onions in a light blend of olive oil and butter are a classic side dish that goes with everything!

9. Asparagus Spears with Hollandaise Sauce

Tender asparagus spears in a light, creamy hollandaise sauce make an elegant side for your favorite meal. Just heat and serve.

10. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Shallots

This amazing side dish of brussels sprouts, chunks of smoky pork bacon and perfectly sautéed shallots that bake to perfection. These brussels sprouts are a delicious treat for your holiday dinner.

Don’t forget the dressing!

No holiday meal is complete without dressing. Instead of making stuffing from a stale box, try our cooked fresh, frozen fresh sage dressing. Your guests won’t even know it’s not homemade.

11. Sage Dressing

French Bread croutons, sage, celery and even caramelized onions, for a gourmet flavor profile that is both traditional and astonishingly delicious. Simply heat and serve for dressing that will make any holiday meal memorable!

Do yourself a favor this holiday season and gift yourself more time with friends and family. Order Omaha Steak’s Holiday Meals with a show-stopping centerpiece, delicious side dishes, and decadent desserts for a perfect, stress-free holiday meal.

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