Fast & Fresh holiday sides

12 favorite cranberry, vegetable, and salad recipes for seasonal flavors in a hurry

Glazed Carrots and Pecans

Photo by James Baigrie; written by Amy Machnak

Glazed Carrots and Pecans

This one has plenty of nuts and brown sugar, plus a touch of fresh ginger.

Recipe:  Glazed Carrots with Pecans

Green Onion Mashed Potatoes

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; writen by Amy Machnak

Green Onion Mashed Potatoes

You'd never guess that this flavorful dish is also low in fat.

Recipe: Green Onion Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Ginger Sauce

Photo by James Baigrie; written by Amy Machnak

Cranberry Ginger Sauce

The fruit shines like jewels in this four-ingredient recipe.

Recipe:  Cranberry Ginger Sauce

Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Fried Capers

Photo by James Baigrie; written by Amy Machnak

Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Fried Capers

Give vegetables an Italian spin with garlic, anchovies, chile flakes, and tangy capers.

Recipe:  Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Fried Capers

Arugula, Fennel, and Preserved Lemon Salad

Photo by Leigh Beisch; written by Amy Machnak

Arugula, Fennel, and Preserved Lemon Salad

Crisp fennel and slightly salty lemon make this salad especially refreshing.

Recipe:  Arugula, Fennel, and Preserved Lemon Salad

Garlic and Thyme Green Beans

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Garlic and Thyme Green Beans

Here's a recipe for the garlic-lovers at your table.

Recipe:  Garlic and Thyme Green Beans

Creamed Spinach Gratin

Photography by Leo Gong; written by Amy Machnak

Creamed Spinach Gratin

Frozen spinach gives you a big head start on creating a decadent but easy side.

Recipe:  Creamed Spinach Gratin

Spinach and Persimmon Salad

Photo by Leigh Beisch; written by Amy Machnak

Spinach and Persimmon Salad

The light, fresh-tasting dressing for this salad is made with rice vinegar and marmalade.

Recipe:  Spinach and Persimmon Salad

Spiced-Tea Cranberry Sauce

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Amy Machnak

Spiced-Tea Cranberry Sauce

Infuse the flavors of chai into the classic holiday relish.

Recipe:  Spiced-Tea Cranberry Sauce

Browned Butter and Hazelnut Mashed Potatoes

Photo by James Baigrie; written by Amy Machnak

Browned Butter and Hazelnut Mashed Potatoes

A decadent take on a holiday essential.

Recipe:  Browned Butter and Hazelnut Mashed Potatoes

Brussels Sprout with Parmesan and Pine Nuts

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Brussels Sprout with Parmesan and Pine Nuts

A few simple seasonings dress up this easy side.

Recipe:  Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Pine Nuts

Western Waldorf

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Western Waldorf

The secret ingredients are a little roasted nut oil and cinnamon.

Recipe: Western Waldorf

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