Planning Christmas dinner? If you’re making ham, you’ll need some side dishes! Here are the best side dishes to serve with ham for Christmas for kids!
Christmas is a busy time. There is a lot going on – church services, parties, presents, celebrations. And most of those things involve food.
With Christmas falling so close to Thanksgiving, I know that a lot of families like to mix up the menu and serve a ham on Christmas.
My husband and kids LOVE a honey baked ham. I love that you can buy it good to go and just slice and heat it. It makes the meal so much easier!
Anyways, planning a holiday meal can be complex, so today I wanted to help you to brainstorm side dish ideas for your Christmas ham.
What kid-friendly sides to serve with ham for Christmas
In general, my favorite sides to serve with ham for kids are:
- mashed potatoes
- mac and cheese
- dinner rolls
- roasted carrots
- baked apples
Adults often enjoy these additional sides with ham:
- deviled eggs
- scalloped potatoes
- brussels sprouts
- roasted asparagus
- wild rice
- butternut squash
- green bean casserole
Check out the list below for specific recipes that pair great with ham!
Be sure to check out my other Christmas foods for kids ideas:
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Easy and Delicious Honey Butter Skillet Corn Recipe
This easy honey butter skillet corn recipe is a delicious dinner side dish or perfect for the holidays. Here’s how to make it!
Stuffed Crescent Roll Carrots
Angel Biscuits, sometimes called Bride’s Biscuits, are absolutely heavenly! Soft and fluffy, light and flaky that make a great side dish for Ham or great ham sandwiches for leftovers later.
Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes
Inspired by the Cracker Barrel classic, Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes are the perfect crowd pleasing holiday side dish. This casserole is easy, can be prepared ahead of time, and is loaded with cheese.
Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are drenched in a creamy, cheesy, garlicky cream sauce and then covered in more cheese!
Oven-Roasted Green Beans - The Short Order Cook
Crispy oven roasted green beans are irresistible. Transform the vegetable into something nutty, crunchy, & so delish.
Creamy Potato Cauliflower Mash
This creamy potato cauliflower mash combines healthy vegetables with a touch of garlic and herbs. It's a tasty side dish that always goes down well with kids for a family dinner.
Grape Salad with Cream Cheese-Vanilla Dressing
Kiddos love grapes, and this sweet and creamy salad is sure to be a huge hit with the adults, too! But you'll feel terrific knowing that it's healthier and so much better for them (but don't worry ... they won't suspect a thing)!
How to Make Crispy Corn Fritters
These corn fritters use fresh, whole kernels, and a simple batter. These corn fritters are the perfect side dish for any meal. With a crispy exterior and soft interior, they’ll have you asking for more!
Peas and Pancetta- Easy Holiday Side Dish
Pineapple Souffle Recipe - Lightened up!
Pineapple soufflé is an easy side dish the whole family will look forward to at the holidays. Easy recipe!
Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes are a delicious, fast, and easy side dish for Easter dinner. The creamy potatoes go so well with Easter ham!
Roasted mini potatoes
These roasted mini potatoes are quick and easy to throw together. The perfect side for roasts, BBQs and mains when you need some roasted carby goodness.
Easy Air Fryer Broccoli
This quick and easy air fryer broccoli is the absolute BEST. It’s tossed with olive oil, garlic salt, and nutritional yeast. Vegan friendly!
Homestyle Mac and Cheese
Homestyle Mac and Cheese is the creamiest, cheesiest, and most delicious macaroni and cheese recipe you can find. It’s made with three cheeses and perfect for Easter dinner!
The Sweetest Sweet Potatoes
The Sweetest Sweet Potatoes. This is seriously my favorite recipe for sweet potatoes ever!
Kids love fruit salad, and the refreshing flavors are a great counterpoint to savory ham. Plus, this pretty fruit salad is so fun and festive - everyone will be digging in!
Homemade Brown Sugar Cinnamon Applesauce
This homemade applesauce emits all the holiday flavors of brown sugar and is made easily in the slow cooker.
Brown Sugar Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes
These Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are soft and tender, seasoned with sticky brown sugar topping. Only 4 ingredients and so delicious and tasty!
Easy 6-Ingredient Cheesy Potato Wedges
These Cheesy Potato Wedges are always a bit hit with kids! Tender potato wedges that are crispy on the outside, topped with gooey melted cheese.
Candied Carrots - Butter And Brown Sugar Glazed
These Candied Carrots are one of the easiest recipes to make! A sweet and savory dish with only 3 ingredients, this is the perfect side dish for Easter!
Thanks for reading!