With your perfectly chosen gifts beautifully wrapped and tucked neatly under the tree, your lovely decor creating a whimsical aesthetic, and the rain-slicked highways jammed with weary travelers looking to get an early start on their journey home, it’s clear that Christmas is nearly here.
As Santa loads his sleigh against the frosty, windswept north pole backdrop, checking his list one more time, and the tide of barely remembered relatives pile into their cars to begin the arduous trek to see the in-laws, frantic last-minute preparations can be seen nearly everywhere you look.
If you’ve found your own pre-celebration prep has left your table shy of a side dish suitable for the festive AF feast you’ve prepared, there’s still time to get cooking without the need to brave the 9th circle of hell that is the jam-packed aisles of a grocery store on Christmas Eve.
Whether you’re looking to create a few holiday classics like soft and buttery creamed corn or a healthier dish like roasted cauliflower to impress your ever-judgemental mother in law, no matter what’s missing from your meal, you can craft a Christmas dinner worthy of remembering for years to come.
7 Last Minute Holiday Sides You Can Make With What’s in Your Pantry Right Now
A warm and filling holdiay dish nearly as easy to make as it is delicious. This side is the perfect option for the chef with a tighly packed holiday schedule, and between the simple prep and rich flavor, you’ll be just as fond of it as your holiday visitors.
The vibrant hues of these roasted veggies can add a pop of color to your celebration while keeping your holiday meal vegan and vegitarian friendly. Between spices and oils this simple recipe can quickly and easily be matched to compliment your meal’s flavor
Add a new twist on the age old side that has graced tables during the holidays for years by swapping Idaho potatos for red, and spicing them with a bit of fresh choppep garlic. Plant-based butter and a little almond milk add richness and a delightfully smooth texture while keeping this dish vegan.
The perfect compliment for a cold winter night shared in a warm home with friends and family, these creamy shells and brussel sprouts make a perfect addition to any holiday meal, but are also fully capable of stealing the spotlight as the entree for an evening around the fire.
These sweet stacks are the perfect addition to your family’s holiday favorites, with crip edges and a buttery flavor that pairs well with almost any entree you can think of. Not only do these delightful yams make for the perfect pairing on the dinner table, they are also ideal hors d’oeuvres
This bright dish can is not only delicious, but the ideal way to bring the whole family together with a simple to make, vegan friendly, and gluten free menu-item. Warm and filling, it pairs best with the laughter and joy of loved ones during a holiday celebration.
A combination of traditional and modren holiday flavors, this balsamic delight blends the sweet cranberry and pecans with the warm savory roasted flavor of the brussel sprouts. A delightful accompanyment for just about any meal, this recipe brings out the best in all of it’s ingredients in a simple yet irresistable way.