6 Dishes That Work for Any Holiday Event

If you're anything like me and tend to skip the main course and go straight for the sides, then you know they're often the star of the show. I mean, is there anything better than some scalloped potatoes or crispy brussels sprouts?!

Whether you're hosting this holiday season or in charge of bringing a side, I'm rounding up six of my tried-and-true dishes that are sure to wow guests. Trust me, you can't go wrong with any of these holiday side dishes!

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Always a crowd-pleaser! It's a classic dish that pairs with almost anything. The caramelized onions in this recipe make it stand out from the crowd. This is our go-to tool for scalloped anything. It's honestly a game-changer and saves so much time.

SOURCE: Half Baked Harvest

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I've only tried brussels sprouts for the first time in my 30s. I think I always had this idea in my mind that they just weren't all that exciting. Ever since I learned how to cook them though, they've been our go-to for every holiday. Garlic and parmesan are always the answer.

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Honey Roasted Carrots

For an unexpected, healthier holiday side dish that is still delicious, this is one of my faves. Serve them on this tray for a chic presentation. Hot tip - drizzle Mike's Hot Honey on top!

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Easy Pull Apart Garlic Parmesan Bread

This might seem basic but sometimes basics are classic for a reason. Just slice and serve right on a wooden cutting board for easier cleanup.

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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Add 1/4 c orange juice. This can also be done as a traditional casserole with mashed sweet potatoes in the crock pot! Just cube your sweet potatoes, cook for 3.5 hours on high, mash and top with marshmallows. Pop the casserole under the broiler for about 20-30 seconds for the perfect toast.

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Autumn Harvest Honeycrisp Apple & Feta Salad

With all of the heavy dishes that tend to come with the holidays, a seasonal salad is a nice way to add in something a little lighter. These salad servers are so chic and are under $20.

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