Get Ready For The Holidays With These Side Dishes

Homemade Grilled Brussel Sprouts with Fresh Bacon

It may be hard to believe, but the holiday season isn’t far away. With the coming of Thanksgiving and Christmas, parties and other gatherings will be on your schedule. And when these events take place, you’ll surely have food. Moreover, when you prepare meals, you’ll want to have some delicious and filling side dishes. If you’re ready for some new dishes, you have some great selections at your disposal.

Sweet Corn Spoonbread

Chowders and soups are common main dishes to have in the fall and winter. Certain side dishes go well with these. For example, you can’t go wrong with cornbread. Here’s a creamy, buttery recipe that your family and friends will be raving about at your next meal. It serves six and takes just 35 total minutes to prepare and make. Furthermore, you’ll only need the following:

  • One (8.5-ounce) muffin mix package
  • One (14.75-ounce) can cream style corn
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned, or roasted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Two large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 375 F and grease an oven-proof skillet. Then combine the muffin mix, corn, corn kernels, sour cream, yogurt, butter, sugar, eggs, and salt in a large bowl. Afterward, spread the corn mixture into the skillet and put it in the oven. You’ll want to bake it for about 20 to 25 minutes until it is golden brown. Serve it warm, and enjoy!

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Mashed Potato Balls

Mashed potatoes are a staple at Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. They typically go well with turkey or roast. Creamy mashed potato balls are a good alternative to what you usually may make for holiday meals. Firstly, get the following ingredients:

  • Four slices of bacon, diced
  • 2 cups of vegetable oil
  • 3 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Two large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups of Panko
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the bacon. You will cook this until crispy and then place it on a plate. Combine the mashed potatoes, bacon, cheese, cayenne pepper, and chives in a large bowl. Then roll this mixture into small balls, making about 25. Dip the balls into the eggs and press them in Panko. Add the balls to a greased Dutch oven and cook for about two or three minutes. Serve right away. This side dish is easy to make. The total time is just 35 minutes.

These two side dishes are undoubtedly ideal for your holiday meals. So serve them this year, and they are sure to complement your main course.

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