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Looking for vegetable Christmas side dishes? These are our best ever side dishes to serve this Christmas, from brussels sprouts and braised red cabbage to roast parsnips and vegetable gratins. Our best ever easy side dish recipes

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Greens
Gratin recipes
Root veg recipes
Brussels sprouts recipes
Cabbage recipes

Greens

A impressive side when you have vegan friends over for a festive feast

Long-stemmed broccoli, grain tabbouleh and romesco sauce

An impressive side when you have vegan friends over for a festive feast. This easy vegan side is perfect for entertianing and it's triple tested

Kale is a really trendy ingredient at the moment. It has a robust texture and flavour can be used instead of cabbage or spinach in recipes. Cooked with parsnips, cream and nutmeg it makes an indulgent vegetarian side.

Kale with parsnips and cream

Try our kale with parsnips and cream recipe. Make our winter salad recipe with kale and parsnips for a vegetable side dish. This kale salad recipe is easy

Try this new take on brussels sprouts for your Christmas dinner. You can have the greens blanched and butter made for this in advance, then you just need to heat through to serve.

Crisp greens with shallot, pancetta and chestnut butter

Try our greens with shallot, pancetta and chestnut butter recipe. Try our easy winter salad recipe with greens and pancetta for a Christmas dinner side dish

An easy way to feed a crowd, this punchy dish of winter greens with pine nuts, chilli and garlic is ready in just 20 minutes.

Winter greens with pine nuts, chilli and garlic

Try our winter greens with pine nuts, chilli and garlic recipe. This kale salad recipe makes a great winter salad. Try it as a side dish for Christmas Day

An indulgent, cheesy side that won't leave you slaving over the stove for hours, this wintery spinach dish is really quick and easy to make.

Creamed spinach with nutmeg and gruyère

Try our creamed spinach recipe with nutmeg and gruyère recipe. This creamed spinach recipe is a great Christmas dinner side dish. Make our easy creamed spinach

This is a seasonal selection of veg if ever we did see one. Serve this bed of peppery kale, succulent raisins and sweet, garlicky shallots alongside your turkey on Christmas day or pair with your next winter's Sunday roast.

Kale with raisins and pine nuts

Try our kale salad recipe with golden raisins. This kale salad recipe is easy to make for a Christmas Day side dish. Make our easy kale raisin salad recipe

Gratin recipes

Cauliflower Cheese Bake Recipe Cauli cheese. Arguably one of the heroes of British food. Is it really a roast dinner if there’s no super cheesy, crispy-topped, piping hot cauliflower cheese on the table? Easy to make, you may argue, but follow these handy hints and tips to make it unreal.

Best ever cauliflower cheese

Try our cauliflower cheese bake recipe. Try our easy cauliflower cheese recipe for an easy baked cauliflower dish to go with your family Sunday roast dinner

Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe with Sage Check out our indulgent creamy butternut squash gratin recipe with sage. This veggie side dish is an easy alternative to potato gratin to go serve with a hearty roast

Creamy squash and sage gratin

Try our butternut squash gratin recipe with sage. This easy butternut squash gratin is an easy squash recipe with sage. Make this butternut gratin recipe

Don't fancy potatoes this Christmas? Try our spicy baked sweet potato mash instead - it's just as good as roasties. Prep your mash ahead then have it ready to finish off in the oven when people arrive.

Baked, spiced sweet potato mash

Try our baked, spiced sweet potato mash recipe. Our sweet potato mash recipe for easy mashed sweet potatoes is a great Christmas dinner side dish

Cauliflower cheese is an absolute classic. Add broccoli into the mix and you get a bubbling, cheesy gratin that is pure comfort during the winter months. Why not make smaller portions and serve this as a side as well?

Cauliflower and broccoli cheese

Try our cauliflower, broccoli and mature cheddar cheese gratin recipe. Make this cauliflower recipe for baked cauliflower. A great Christmas dinner side

This cauliflower and three-cheese gratin is the ultimate comfort food and a must-have side dish

Cauliflower and three-cheese gratin

Make this cauliflower cheese gratin recipe. This vegetable side dish is simple. Similar to a potato gratin this cauliflower cheese is a great side dish

This recipe for swede, kale and sweet potato gratin is the perfect side dish or veggie main for the colder months. It takes a little time but is really easy.

Swede, kale and sweet potato gratin

Try our swede, kale and sweet potato gratin recipe. Make potato gratin style recipe for a Christmas dinner side dish. Make our easy gratin recipe with swede

Root veg recipes

Take your parsnips up a notch with a boozy hit of whisky and the sweetness of maple syrup

Whisky-and-maple-glazed roast parsnips

Take your parsnips up a notch with a boozy hit of whisky and the sweetness of maple syrup. Our easy parsnip Christmas side recipe has been triple tested

Vegetable Tian Recipe Impress friends and family over the Christmas season with our stunning vegetable tian recipe. We love the look of golden and candy beetroots but if you can’t find them, simply replace with extra purple beetroots, celeriac and swede

Winter veg tian

Try our vegetable tian recipe. This vegetable tian is an easy vegetable bake recipe. Make this easy tian dish with roasted beetroots for an easy veggie tian

Pommes Anna Recipe Looking for an alternative potato recipe to impress guests over the festive season? Try our recipe for the classic French side dish Pommes Anna, it's vegetarian and ready in 1 hour

Pommes Anna

Try our Pommes Anna recipe. This easy potato recipe for the French potatoes anna recipe is an easy potato pommes recipe. Make our easy scalloped potatoes

This recipe for honey-roasted sweet potato with red onions is a great way to spice up your side dishes when entertaining. It's really easy to make but delivers big flavours.

Honey-roasted sweet potato with red onions

Try our honey-roasted sweet potato recipe with red onions. Make this roasted sweet potato recipe for a sweet potato salad for a Christmas dinner side dish

Sweet parsnips with a hot, peppery edge. They're super easy to make and require minimum effort. Make them this Christmas and leave everyone feeling full and satisfied.

Salt and pepper parsnips

Try our salt and pepper parsnips recipe. Make our parsnip recipe for roast parsnips. This recipe is a great vegetarian side dish for Christmas dinner

This is a delightful and different way of cooking parsnips. The thin parsnip fries are tossed in Parmesan, polenta, English mustard powder and salt and fried until crisp. A delicious side for any meal.

Parmesan crusted parsnips

Try our roast parsnips with parmesan crust recipe. Check out our parsnip recipe here for roast parsnips. A great Christmas Day side dish

A great way to jazz-up carrots for Christmas Day. Clementines add a festive touch, and lemon lifts the whole dish. Roasted whole baby carrots look beautiful, and feel that little bit more special than 'carrot coins'.

Baby carrots with citrus

Try our baby roasted carrots recipe with citrus. An easy side dish for Christmas Day or a roast dinner, we love this carrot recipe with clementine and lemon

Put these gorgeous vegetables in the oven while the turkey is resting. Pomegranate molasses and cumin seeds make such a difference to this Christmas side dish - its' well worth buying the extra ingredients.

Roast roots with pomegranate molasses

Try our roast roots recipe with pomegranate molasses. Make our day roast root vegetables recipe for a easy vegetable side dish for Christmas Day dinner.

Check out our vegetarian ghee-roasted spiced roots recipe. These roasted roots make for a great gluten free dinner party side. Ghee can be used in place of butter or oil in any recipe. It has a high smoke point, which means it can be used for roasting, frying or even deep-fat frying.

Ghee-roasted spiced roots

Try our ghee roasted vegetables recipe. Our easy ghee butter recipe is veggie and gluten free. The oven roasted vegetables are covered in spice and honey

Brussels sprouts recipes

Take your Christmas feast to the next level with these jazzed up salt and pepper sprouts tossed with pecorino cheese

Cacio e pepe sprouts

Take your Christmas feast to the next level with these jazzed up cheesy sprouts. This triple-tested brussels sprouts recipe serves 6 as a side in 20 minutes

Brussels Sprouts Recipe with ’Nduja ’Nduja adds a touch of fiery spice in this easy brussels sprouts recipe, ready in 30 minutes

’Nduja-fried sprouts

Try our brussels sprouts recipe with ’nduja. This easy brussels sprouts recipe is an easy sprouts recipe with 'nduja. Try these easy braised brussel sprouts

Cabbage recipes

This slow cooked red cabbage and apple dish spiced with cinnamon is so delicious it will outshine even the tastiest of roasts. Just 20 minutes of preparation is required from you.

Slow cooked spiced red cabbage

Try our slow cooked red cabbage recipe. This easy red cabbage recipe is an easy Christmas dinner vegetable side dish. Make our easy red cabbage recipe

John Torode’s braised red cabbage side dish is spruced up with apples, smoked bacon, cinnamon and orange zest, and given a boozy red wine hit for a festive feast.

Braised red cabbage with apples

Try our braised red cabbage with apples recipe here. This red cabbage recipe for red cabbage and apple is easy to make for a Christmas red cabbage side dish

A impressive side when you have vegan friends over for a festive feast

Long-stemmed broccoli, grain tabbouleh and romesco sauce

An impressive side when you have vegan friends over for a festive feast. This easy vegan side is perfect for entertianing and it's triple tested

Take your Christmas feast to the next level with these jazzed up salt and pepper sprouts tossed with pecorino cheese

Cacio e pepe sprouts

Take your Christmas feast to the next level with these jazzed up cheesy sprouts. This triple-tested brussels sprouts recipe serves 6 as a side in 20 minutes

Take your parsnips up a notch with a boozy hit of whisky and the sweetness of maple syrup

Whisky-and-maple-glazed roast parsnips

Take your parsnips up a notch with a boozy hit of whisky and the sweetness of maple syrup. Our easy parsnip Christmas side recipe has been triple tested

Cauliflower Cheese Bake Recipe Cauli cheese. Arguably one of the heroes of British food. Is it really a roast dinner if there’s no super cheesy, crispy-topped, piping hot cauliflower cheese on the table? Easy to make, you may argue, but follow these handy hints and tips to make it unreal.

Best ever cauliflower cheese

Try our cauliflower cheese bake recipe. Try our easy cauliflower cheese recipe for an easy baked cauliflower dish to go with your family Sunday roast dinner

Brussels Sprouts Recipe with ’Nduja ’Nduja adds a touch of fiery spice in this easy brussels sprouts recipe, ready in 30 minutes

’Nduja-fried sprouts

Try our brussels sprouts recipe with ’nduja. This easy brussels sprouts recipe is an easy sprouts recipe with 'nduja. Try these easy braised brussel sprouts

Vegetable Tian Recipe Impress friends and family over the Christmas season with our stunning vegetable tian recipe. We love the look of golden and candy beetroots but if you can’t find them, simply replace with extra purple beetroots, celeriac and swede

Winter veg tian

Try our vegetable tian recipe. This vegetable tian is an easy vegetable bake recipe. Make this easy tian dish with roasted beetroots for an easy veggie tian

Pommes Anna Recipe Looking for an alternative potato recipe to impress guests over the festive season? Try our recipe for the classic French side dish Pommes Anna, it's vegetarian and ready in 1 hour

Pommes Anna

Try our Pommes Anna recipe. This easy potato recipe for the French potatoes anna recipe is an easy potato pommes recipe. Make our easy scalloped potatoes

Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe with Sage Check out our indulgent creamy butternut squash gratin recipe with sage. This veggie side dish is an easy alternative to potato gratin to go serve with a hearty roast

Creamy squash and sage gratin

Try our butternut squash gratin recipe with sage. This easy butternut squash gratin is an easy squash recipe with sage. Make this butternut gratin recipe

This recipe for honey-roasted sweet potato with red onions is a great way to spice up your side dishes when entertaining. It's really easy to make but delivers big flavours.

Honey-roasted sweet potato with red onions

Try our honey-roasted sweet potato recipe with red onions. Make this roasted sweet potato recipe for a sweet potato salad for a Christmas dinner side dish

Sweet parsnips with a hot, peppery edge. They're super easy to make and require minimum effort. Make them this Christmas and leave everyone feeling full and satisfied.

Salt and pepper parsnips

Try our salt and pepper parsnips recipe. Make our parsnip recipe for roast parsnips. This recipe is a great vegetarian side dish for Christmas dinner

This is a delightful and different way of cooking parsnips. The thin parsnip fries are tossed in Parmesan, polenta, English mustard powder and salt and fried until crisp. A delicious side for any meal.

Parmesan crusted parsnips

Try our roast parsnips with parmesan crust recipe. Check out our parsnip recipe here for roast parsnips. A great Christmas Day side dish

A great way to jazz-up carrots for Christmas Day. Clementines add a festive touch, and lemon lifts the whole dish. Roasted whole baby carrots look beautiful, and feel that little bit more special than 'carrot coins'.

Baby carrots with citrus

Try our baby roasted carrots recipe with citrus. An easy side dish for Christmas Day or a roast dinner, we love this carrot recipe with clementine and lemon

Put these gorgeous vegetables in the oven while the turkey is resting. Pomegranate molasses and cumin seeds make such a difference to this Christmas side dish - its' well worth buying the extra ingredients.

Roast roots with pomegranate molasses

Try our roast roots recipe with pomegranate molasses. Make our day roast root vegetables recipe for a easy vegetable side dish for Christmas Day dinner.

Check out our vegetarian ghee-roasted spiced roots recipe. These roasted roots make for a great gluten free dinner party side. Ghee can be used in place of butter or oil in any recipe. It has a high smoke point, which means it can be used for roasting, frying or even deep-fat frying.

Ghee-roasted spiced roots

Try our ghee roasted vegetables recipe. Our easy ghee butter recipe is veggie and gluten free. The oven roasted vegetables are covered in spice and honey

Don't fancy potatoes this Christmas? Try our spicy baked sweet potato mash instead - it's just as good as roasties. Prep your mash ahead then have it ready to finish off in the oven when people arrive.

Baked, spiced sweet potato mash

Try our baked, spiced sweet potato mash recipe. Our sweet potato mash recipe for easy mashed sweet potatoes is a great Christmas dinner side dish

Cauliflower cheese is an absolute classic. Add broccoli into the mix and you get a bubbling, cheesy gratin that is pure comfort during the winter months. Why not make smaller portions and serve this as a side as well?

Cauliflower and broccoli cheese

Try our cauliflower, broccoli and mature cheddar cheese gratin recipe. Make this cauliflower recipe for baked cauliflower. A great Christmas dinner side

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