5 Fabulous Side Dishes for Winter

Side Dishes for Winter Eating

Side dishes at their finest on these cold winter nights will certainly impress even picky palates. It’s hard to say no to produce picked at its peak and made into both healthy and decadent side dishes that will complement any winter meal.

Cake Mix Cornbread for Moist Winter Sidedish

1. Cake Mix Corn Bread from  Blissfully Domestic

A winter meal isn’t complete without bread. You may ask yourself, why is this bread special? Well, it tastes as good as it looks since it is made with a cake mix and corn mix. Sweet and savory to complement any winter dish.

Butternut Mac and Cheese on the Stovetop

2. Stovetop Butternut Macaroni and Cheese from Lauren’s Latest

What a lovely way to warm up with the traditional comfort food of macaroni and cheese. Hiding butternut squash in the dish, not only adds flavor and creaminess, but makes it a little healthier for you. Healthier macaroni and cheese? Sign me up.

Winter Mash with Roasted Vegetables

3. Roasted Vegetable Winter Mash by Blissfully Domestic

Rooted vegetables that will add flavor without the decadence to your next winter meal. It’s warm comfort food in the form of mashed potatoes with the added nutrition of parsnips and turnips and absolutely no heavy cream. Pass the mash please!

Beet Soup for a Hearty Winter Sidedish

4. Oven-Roasted Creamy Beet Soup by Foodienarium.

The color may be a little different, but I’m betting there won’t be a bit of color left in the bowl after you lick every last drop of this soup. Not only is it gorgeous and tasty, but it’s also quick to whip up and healthy. Cheers to a continued healthy new year!

Colorful and Nutritious Citrus Salad

5. Citrus Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing by GoodLife Eats

Surprise your family and friends with this winter citrus salad at your next winter meal. Perfectly in-season produce that will certainly shake up your palate.

With so many warm and hearty foods to choose from what’s your favorite winter side dish?

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  1. 3

    I never would have thought of beets in a soup. What a great find Caroline! I can’t wait to try this one.

  2. 4

    Awesome round-up! Thanks for sharing!