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Christmas Side Dish

The ultimate Christmas plate is usually one that is piled high with goodies - so much so that the actual turkey seems a mere afterthought.

If that vision is more than a little intimidating then fear not because we have a range of simple, straightforward Christmas side dishes, salads and soups which will ensure that your Christmas meal is a feast and not a feat. 

Many of these easy recipes can be made in advance so you can concentrate on your family and friends rather than the oven! 

For more Christmas Day inspiration browse our Christmas turkey alternatives  or Christmas pudding ideas. 

Allspice Gravy
Photo by Lis Parsons
Allspice Gravy
By Nigella
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Broccoli and Stilton Soup
Photo by Lis Parsons
Broccoli and Stilton Soup
By Nigella
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Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts, Pancetta and Parsley
Photo by James Merrell
Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts, Pancetta and Parsley
By Nigella
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Butternut Squash With Pecans and Blue Cheese
Photo by Lis Parsons
Butternut Squash With Pecans and Blue Cheese
By Nigella
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Butternut and Sweet Potato Soup
Photo by Lis Parsons
Butternut and Sweet Potato Soup
By Nigella
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Cheese Stars
Cheese Stars
By Nigella
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Chestnut and Pancetta Salad
Chestnut and Pancetta Salad
By Nigella
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Cocktail Sausages
Photo by Lis Parsons
Cocktail Sausages
By Nigella
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Cosmo Cocktail Sausages
Cosmo Cocktail Sausages
By Nigella
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Creamy Potato Gratin
Photo by Francesca Yorke
Creamy Potato Gratin
By Nigella
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Gingerbread Stuffing
Photo by Lis Parsons
Gingerbread Stuffing
By Nigella
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Green Bean and Lemon Casserole
Photo by James Merrell
Green Bean and Lemon Casserole
By Nigella
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Hasselback Potatoes
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Hasselback Potatoes
By Nigella
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Hearty Wholewheat Pasta With Brussels Sprouts, Cheese and Potato
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Hearty Wholewheat Pasta With Brussels Sprouts, Cheese and Potato
By Nigella
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Maple-Roast Parsnips
Photo by Lis Parsons
Maple-Roast Parsnips
By Nigella
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Mexican Chicken or Turkey Salad With Tomato and Black Bean Salsa
Mexican Chicken or Turkey Salad With Tomato and Black Bean Salsa
Photo by Lis Parsons
Mexican Chicken or Turkey Salad With Tomato and Black Bean Salsa
By Nigella
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Panettone Stuffing Squares
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Panettone Stuffing Squares
By Nigella
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Perfect Roast Potatoes
Photo by Lis Parsons
Perfect Roast Potatoes
By Nigella
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Potato, Parsnip and Porcini Gratin
Photo by Lis Parsons
Potato, Parsnip and Porcini Gratin
By Nigella
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Red Seasonal Salad
Photo by James Merrell
Red Seasonal Salad
By Nigella
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Redder Than Red Cranberry Sauce
Photo by Lis Parsons
Redder Than Red Cranberry Sauce
By Nigella
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Roast Stuffed Pumpkin With Gingery Tomato Sauce
Photo by Lis Parsons
Roast Stuffed Pumpkin With Gingery Tomato Sauce
By Nigella
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Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows
Photo by James Merrell
Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows
By Nigella
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Turkey and Glass Noodle Salad
Turkey and Glass Noodle Salad
Photo by Lis Parsons
Turkey and Glass Noodle Salad
By Nigella
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