Country style holiday recipes add a flavorful and charming touch to your holiday table. But they’re versatile enough to work for any occasion, be it a busy weeknight or a lazy weekend. Choose from plenty of wonderful dishes such as beer-braised short ribs, Brussels sprouts casserole, eggnog French toast, and more. All these dishes are easy to put together and some might well end up becoming new family favorites!
Sweet Skillet Cornbread Recipe
Grab your cast iron skillet and get ready for the most delicious cornbread you ever tasted. Not only is this sweet skillet cornbread recipe a fantastic side dish for homemade chili but it’s also a tasty snack in its own right. With tasty ingredients like honey, butter, cornmeal, and eggs, it’s a sweet honey cornbread you can really savor and enjoy.
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Cranberry Jello Salad With Mandarins And Pineapple
This cranberry jello salad is fantastically fruity. It makes a great jello salad for Thanksgiving dinner or for Christmas dinner (or both!) It’s made with juicy fresh cranberries with their sweet tart taste, along with mandarin oranges, pineapple, jello, and more.
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Roasted Brussels Sprout Casserole
There is no doubt this roasted Brussels sprout pomegranate pancetta feta casserole is something very special. It’s a heavenly bacon feta side dish. This easy Brussels sprout casserole makes a delicious Autumn or Thanksgiving side dish. So if you want to team Brussels sprouts with feta and more, read on to find out how to make it.
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Air Fryer Whiskey, Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing
This air fryer whiskey, sausage and cranberry stuffing is so delicious. And baking stuffing in an air fryer means you can fit other dishes in the oven or on the stove. It is the perfect stuffing for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Did you know you could make a bourbon or whiskey stuffing with pork sausage recipe in your air fryer? Well, you can, and it’s so good!
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Smoked Turkey Breast Recipe
Knowing how to smoke turkey breast over wood chips or wood pellets like a pro means you can make this wonderful smoked turkey breast recipe for the family. A tasty holiday turkey option, smoking adds a whole other layer of flavour to this juicy turkey breast. So fire up the Traeger grill or pellet smoker like you mean business for a tasty Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner!
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One Pot Gouda and Cream Cheese Corn
One pot gouda and cream cheese corn is an extra-special and very delicious side dish. It’s an amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas corn recipe and pairs nicely with any kind of meat you want to cook.
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Smoked Gouda Mac And Cheese With Pancetta
Take standard mac and cheese to inspiring new heights with this smoked gouda mac and cheese with pancetta recipe. Elbow noodles pair up with gouda cheese, white cheddar, garlic, pancetta or bacon, shallots, and more, to create this seriously impressive dish. You can enjoy this grown-up mac and cheese as a side dish or as the main dish and I guarantee second helpings and clean plates!
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Air Fryer Bacon Loaded Cornbread Pudding
Bacon loaded cornbread pudding pairs with everything from chicken to ham or turkey. It’s a wonderful potluck dish, and sure to be a hit. It’s easy to assemble this air fryer cornbread pudding made with Jiffy cornbread mix. This bacon corn casserole will become a family dinner tradition.
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Roasted Beet Salad
This delicious roasted beet orange salad boasts a variety of contrasting and tasty ingredients including sweet and juicy roasted beets, peppery arugula, sweet figs, crunchy pistachios, and salty crumbled feta cheese.
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Sheet Pan Ham Dinner
Looking for a sheet pan dinner recipe? Not only would this recipe be perfect for either one, but it’s also simple enough to serve up as a regular busy weeknight staple whenever you like.
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Cheesy Vegetable Casserole
This cheesy vegetable bake is a delicious vegetable medley that takes mere minutes to throw together. It’s a foolproof dish prepared with frozen mixed vegetables, cream of mushroom soup, butter, cheese, and crispy bread crumbs.
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Pot Roast with Red Wine
This slow cooker pot roast with red wine is a simple and delicious meal that is perfect for preparing in the morning and letting cook all day. When you return, the mouth-watering aroma that fills your home is just a bonus!
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Gluten Free Corn Casserole
You don’t have to give up classic comfort food just because you are gluten free. This Gluten Free Corn Casserole is a simple side dish that will be a hit on your Thanksgiving or Christmas table and no one will know it’s gluten free.
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Sweet Potato Casserole
This gluten-free sweet potato casserole is a must-try recipe this season that you just won’t be able to get enough of! It’s a healthier version of traditional sweet potato casserole featuring a creamy filling and a crunchy oatmeal topping that’s sweet to just the right level.
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Air Fryer Country Style Ribs
Change things up this Thanksgiving with these Air Fryer Country Style Ribs. They are full of tender, juicy, flavors. You won’t believe how fast this dish comes together. Made with thick, country-style ribs, light seasoning, and your favorite bbq sauce.
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Fresh, Olive Oil & Garlic Air Fryer Green Beans
Fresh Air Fryer Green Beans – vibrant, plump green beans fresh from the farm tossed in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper then air fried creating a crackly exterior while maintaining a crisp juice inside resulting in an irresistible side dish or snack. These delicious air fryer green beans are ready in less than ten minutes and are sure to be a hit among kids and adults alike!
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Stuffed Buttercup Squash- Whole Grain Rice & Chicken
It is fall and nothing says fall like winter squash! This whole grain rice & chicken stuffed buttercup squash is a great way to step into fall. Clean, hearty and full of nutrition!
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The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe
One of my favorite things about these potatoes is that they are super quick and easy to make. These Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side to any dish, and an easy recipe for the holidays.
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Butter Swim Biscuits
Butter Swim Biscuits are crazy delicious! They are literally swimming in butter, and every bite practically melts in your mouth. Best of all, they are super simple to make, with only a handful of simple ingredients.
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Apple Pear Galettes With Pecan Streusel
Apples and pears harmonize with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar in a buttery, flaky, gluten-free galette crust topped with a golden pecan streusel. These mini apple pear galettes are a fun and supremely tasty personal-sized dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
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Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
The perfect gluten-free, veggie-centric side dish for any dinner or holiday meal! This Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is creamy, garlicky, luscious, and requires only 25-minutes to make!
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Green Bean Casserole
Gluten-free green bean casserole made from scratch! Fresh green beans in a homemade mushroom cream sauce made with shiitake mushrooms, cheddar cheese, and bacon and then topped with homemade crispy fried onions. Finally a cheesy green bean casserole that is both gluten-free and incredibly tasty!
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Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
This five-ingredient Brussels sprouts with bacon recipe is going to become your new family-favorite side dish – especially for the holidays!
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Green Bean Casserole
Learn how to make green bean casserole, and you mastered like, 90% of hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Ok, that’s maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but this classic side dish has appeared at many a holiday table over the last 65 years.
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One of my favorite pub fares is getting an upgrade. These biscuit pretzels are our favorite easy homemade soft pretzel recipe. They come hot and fresh from the oven with a side of warm, gooey cheese. Life just got better. You can thank me later.
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This hashbrown casserole is a mixture of creamy potatoes with plenty of melted cheese, all baked to golden brown perfection. A simple yet totally satisfying side dish that’s perfect for any occasion!
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Ranch Cheesy Potatoes
Every good Midwesterner has a recipe for cheesy potatoes when a comforting side dish is needed; these easy Ranch Cheesy Potatoes with Frozen Hash Browns includes Ranch seasoning for a delicious twist on this wintertime staple.
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Cranberry Apple Crisp
Sweet, tangy, and with a hint of holiday-flavored spices, this easy, one-bowl cranberry apple crisp is just as perfect for an impromptu fall get-together as it is for a holiday dessert table.
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Coca Cola Ham
This coca cola ham is a spiral cut ham coated in a coke and brown sugar glaze, then baked to perfection. A 3 ingredient recipe that’s perfect for a special occasion!
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Overnight Eggnog French Toast
Who says delicious has to be stressful? This easy eggnog french toast sure isn’t! Just 15 minutes of prep in the evening and you’re on your way to the most delicious,
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Country Ham Biscuits
These are a southern staple. Country Ham Biscuits. In the South, these tender yeast biscuits layered with salty ham are as ubiquitous as a smile and nod hello.
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Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts make the perfect side dish for the holiday season or any weeknight dinner. Exploding with robust flavor from roasted veggies, fresh herbs and savory seasonings, there’s nothing better than a delicious side dish with deep flavor to adorn your holiday table
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Southern Pineapple Casserole
Pineapple Casserole is a classic, Southern dish, that’s sweet, savory, and has a buttery topping that makes it totally addictive! Served as a side dish for the holidays or as a dessert, this surprising recipe brings together contrasting flavors and textures, making it incredibly delicious.
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Amish Scalloped Corn
Old-fashioned comfort food at its finest. This scalloped corn recipe is made even better with a delicious cracker topping.
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Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
This sourdough cinnamon roll recipe is made with brioche dough which gives them a pull-apart, soft, and fluffy texture.
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Beer Braised Short Ribs
Tasty, fall off the bone Beer Braised Short Ribs are easier than you might expect, and they are so good! If you’re looking for a tasty main dish that will work well with a number of side dishes, these easy short ribs are your answer.
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Chicken Fried Chicken Recipe
The Best Chicken Fried Chicken Recipe – Made with chicken breasts breaded and pan-fried to crispy golden perfection and topped with the most creamy and delicious white pepper gravy.
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Savory Baked Turkey Crepes
An excellent way to use leftovers, these savory baked turkey crepes are both hearty and makes for a delicious meal option for the whole family.
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This old-fashioned pear cobbler recipe is super simple to make and is one of my go-to desserts to make when I’m having people over. Impress your guests with this fancy, secretly effortless recipe.
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Dutch Oven Turkey Breast
Dutch Oven Turkey Breast is the perfect alternative to roasting a whole turkey during the holidays. It’s moist, tender, and loaded with flavor from the dry rub brine, fresh herbs, and juicy lemons!
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Spinach, Sun-dried Tomato and Pesto Quiche
Spinach, Sun-dried Tomato and Pesto Quiche is a delicious combination of sweet and tart sun-dried tomatoes and the fresh flavours of basil pesto and spinach.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Meatloaf (With Stovetop Stuffing)
This Slow Cooker Turkey Meatloaf is made with ground turkey, Stovetop stuffing, celery, carrot, and a few seasonings you’ll most likely already have on hand. This comforting meal is flavorful, delicious, and sure to be a huge hit for the whole family.
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Pork Sirloin Roast
Easy to make with garlic herb butter, this Pork Sirloin Roast is the perfect healthy family dinner. A pork sirloin roast is a relatively lean cut of meat that roasts quickly into tender juicy slices.
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Easy Roasted Lima Beans
Crispy oven roasted lima beans are full of flavor from garlic and pepper sauce. It’s an easy, quick, and healthy side dish that requires very minimal prep time.
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Cast Iron Peach Cobbler
Fresh summer peaches shine in this Cast Iron Peach Cobbler. With warm spices, a brown sugar sauce, a gluten-free variation, and flaky sweet biscuits, this dessert is summer in a skillet!
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Smoked Mac And Cheese With Bacon
Smoked Mac and Cheese with bacon is cheesy comfort food with smoky flavors. Make this pellet grill macaroni and cheese recipe for game day!
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