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Holiday cooking can be a monumental task, but it’s also one where you always want to impress. When we’re cooking a holiday meal we look for reliable recipes that taste amazing (and it certainly doesn’t hurt if they save us a little time in the kitchen).

While there’s much to be said for tradition, one great way to impress your guests is with a dish they’ve never seen before so we’ve gathered 10 of our favorite new holiday side dishes. Some use a kitchen shortcut, some use a new combination of flavors, and some feature an unexpected ingredient… but each and every one is sure to steal the show.

Cranberry Apple Crisp

A crisp is a much quicker way to get dessert on the table than apple pie, and the cranberries in this one make for one tasty and tart twist on the traditional. It’s a must try. Click here for the recipe!

Potato Upside Down Cake

Potatoes are a side dish staple at the holiday table, but this year why don’t you give the mashed potatoes a break and try something new? This Upside Down “Cake” is all-at-once cripsy and tender potato perfection and it’s just the thing to give those spuds a little something new. Get the full recipe here!

Roasted Parmesan Creamed Onions

This dreamy recipe takes something simple and transforms it into a creamy, sweet indulgence. We bet these haven’t graced your holiday table before and it’s high time you changed that. Get the recipe here!

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