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Here are 30+ of the best sides to serve with your Prime Rib this Christmas! ‘Tis the season for indulging in a juicy prime rib! But what’s a show-stopping roast without its trusty sidekick dishes? As you gear up for a flavorful Christmas feast, let’s dive into the world of perfect side dishes for your prime rib. Keep scrolling to find some of the best side dishes from creamy mashed potatoes, to roasted veggies bursting with flavor, we have so many options to take your holiday meal from good to legendary.
Prime rib roast is like the rockstar of roasts—it’s that juicy, flavorful cut that’s all about the beefy goodness. It’s the kind of special dish that makes your taste buds do a happy dance. Whether you like it rare, medium, or well-done, prime rib’s got this magical way of making any meal feel like a celebration, making it perfect for the holiday season! It’s the heart and soul of a feast, bringing folks together for a darn good time! Here are some of the best Christmas side dishes to pair with your delicious main dish!
Prime Rib Side Dishes for Christmas (30+ Christmas Sides!)
Wedge Salad: This Wedge Salad recipe is the perfect side dish or light main course. Made with iceberg lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese, hard boiled egg, and drizzled with homemade blue cheese dressing and a balsamic reduction, you will fall in love with this traditional steakhouse salad.
Corn Casserole: Is there anything more comforting than a buttery and cheesy Corn Casserole? This slightly sweet and savory side dish is a 1-bowl, quick, fix it and forget it wonder that is a perfect side dish to serve with Christmas prime rib!
Fondant Potatoes: Fondant Potatoes are deliciously crispy on top, chewy on bottom and pillowy soft inside. They’re that super fancy (but easy!) potato you want to add to any special dinner party, Christmas dinner or just because you love your family!
Remoulade Sauce: So flavorful, creamy, tangy and delicious! Made with mayonnaise, horseradish, spices and hot sauce, this dipping sauce comes together in just 10 minutes and is delicious served with prime rib roast.
Dinner Rolls: These classic Dinner Rolls are sure to be the best sidekick to your holiday prime rib. Soft, light and pillowy, these rolls are made with all-purpose flour and honey. Serve with Roasted Garlic.
Deviled Eggs: These savory treats can provide a contrast in taste and texture that pairs nicely with ham.
Carrots: Maple Glazed Carrots are the perfect, easiest side dish for any holiday or Sunday supper. Delicious on their own, or fabulous with ham or turkey, these glazed carrots won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
Brussels Sprouts: This super easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is a delicious vegetable side dish. A brown, crispy exterior with a tender middle. They are a perfect and simple accompaniment to your ham.
Mashed Potatoes: Simple mashed potatoes are a classic side that never goes out of style, and they’re a perfect accompaniment to ham. Make Christmas cooking easier with this Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Recipe. And if you’re a garlic lover like me, you should try these Garlic Mashed Potatoes!
Root Vegetables: Roasted Root Vegetables are the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas ham. Move over salad…make room for earthy, hearty, caramelized deliciousness in the form of oven roasted root vegetables.
Oven Roasted Asparagus: A simple side dish that goes great with prime rib! You could even sprinkle some parmesan cheese for a little cheesy goodness!
Roasted Green Beans are another great roasted vegetable. Simply toss your prepared beans in olive oil, salt and pepper and place into a hot oven to roast. These will become your new favorite side dish for prime rib.
Baked Potatoes: The humble Baked Potato is the easiest, tastiest, most inexpensive side dish that always pleases a crowd. Crispy and salty exterior with a fluffy and soft interior. Top with butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese, chives or whatever your heart desires.
Homemade Crescent Rolls: These Crescent Rolls are simple enough to make any weekday but fancy enough for Christmas. They are the easiest recipe and require ZERO KNEADING! It’s a perfect, buttery roll that tastes simply amazing!
Yorkshire Pudding: A simple batter is whisked together and baked in hot beef drippings (or oil) in muffin tins. They are crispy, puffy and delicious!
Creamed Spinach: This rich and creamy side dish balances the richness of the meat and adds a pop of green to the plate.
Carrots: Maple Glazed Carrots are the perfect, easiest side dish for prime rib roast. These glazed carrots won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
Cauliflower Au Gratin: Creamy and flavorful Cauliflower Au Gratin uses only a few simple ingredients and is an easy side dish perfect for Christmas or any other weekday!
Candied Pecans: This classic Candied Pecans recipe is a great addition to your Holiday festivities. Great as a crunchy snack, on salads, as part of a charcuterie board. Made with cinnamon sugar and a few other warm spices, this EASY and simple recipe is sure to be a hit!
Gnocchi Gratin with Garlic Bechamel: Gnocchi Gratin with garlic bechamel is creamy, dreamy, garlicky, bacony, and all-around comfort in a bowl. Great as a side or main course!
Caesar Salad: A tasty, homemade salad topped with parmesan cheese, bacon and croutons. Drizzle with my homemade caesar salad dressing for the finished, delicious salad!
Harvest Apple Blue Cheese Salad: This Apple Blue Cheese Salad is full of caramelized almonds, blue cheese crumbles, red grapes, and topped with an apple cider maple dressing.
Buttered Corn: Simple yet delicious, grilled and buttered corn adds a touch of sweetness to this delicious meal.
Twice-Baked Potatoes: Move over baked potatoes, Twice Baked Potatoes are here! The cheesier, creamier, fancier, cooler cousin. Filled with bacon, cheese, sour crem, cream cheese, and chives, these are the perfect appetizer or side dish.
Roasted Mushrooms: Seasoned with garlic, thyme, and a splash of balsamic vinegar, roasted mushrooms offer a savory complement to the prime rib.
Macaroni and Cheese: Nothing better than Macaroni and Cheese! The whole family will love this simple side dish!
Focaccia: A slightly crunchy outside with a warm soft inside, this is Focaccia bread. Made with rosemary, salt, and olive oil, the flavors are irresistible, not to mention, it is so easy to make.
Famous Butter Rice: My Famous Butter Rice is seriously the best! Add a few simple ingredients to make the most buttery, delicious rice you’ve ever had!
Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole: This cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole is impossible to mess up and super tasty! It’s a vegetable-filled dinner that everyone will love!
Broccoli Cheese Soup: Creamy, cheesy and oh so yummy, this Broccoli Cheese Soup will knock your socks off! A quick and comforting side dish to your Christmas prime rib.
Spinach Artichoke Dip: Spinach Artichoke Dip is the best appetizer! It’s creamy, cheesy and has the perfect blend of flavors. It’s easy to make, popular and is always the first thing eaten. Enjoy it with tortilla chips or veggies.
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms: This Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is savory and cheesy, filled with a delicious sausage, panko and herb mixture with two kinds of cheese. Baked to golden bubbly perfection. Fancy enough for a dinner party, but will fly off your family dinner table as well.
Chopped Salad: This BLT Chopped Salad is full of healthy delicious vegetables topped with a beautiful basil Greek goddess dressing makes it a side dish to remember.
As you plan your holiday feast around that magnificent prime rib, remember, it’s not just a meal; it’s a celebration. Here’s to a table filled with laughter, warmth, and the unforgettable taste of a beautifully cooked prime rib—may your Christmas be merry and delicious!
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