Holiday Side Dishes

Cabot’s favorite side dishes the whole family will love for meals during the holiday season.
‘Tis the season for family and friends to gather and celebrate the joy of the season. Meals become something extra special at this time of the year and nothing makes things feel merry and bright like a delicious meal prepared with love.

At Cabot we know that wholesome ingredients and inventive recipes make for scrumptious side dishes that take your holiday dinner to new heights. Sides no longer have to be an afterthought. These tasty takes on culinary classics will transform any gathering from good to “oh my goodness!”

Try any of these extraordinary side dishes at your next holiday gathering.
And if you like these, you can find recipes for many more scrumptious sides on the Cabot website.
Side dish casseroles are perfect for a crowd. They’re easy to serve and can often be prepared ahead of time. We love these veggie casseroles for the colorful, flavorful versatility.
It’s hard to find the person who doesn’t love the combination of broccoli and cheese. Our Cheesy Broccoli Casserole combines those great tastes for all to enjoy during the holidays.
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
For those on a gluten free diet and for the many fans of quinoa, this Cheesy Garlic and Herb Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is just the thing for your holiday table. Chewy and nutrient-packed quinoa is folded into a velvety herb cheese sauce speckled with tender broccoli florets. It’s topped with a crunchy Panko breadcrumb topping and baked to gooey, crispy perfection.
Cheesy Garlic and Herb Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
This lovely Squash and Cheddar Casserole is simple and satisfying and will please even the pickiest eater. Don’t tell the kids it’s good for them; they’ll just love the great cheesy taste.
Squash & Cheddar Casserole
We have the perfect solution for those who want to lighten up their casserole game. Try our Skinny Zucchini Cassesrole – it’s loaded with veggies and made with No Fat Cabot Cottage Cheese and Seriously Sharp Cheddar. Who says light can’t be luscious?
Skinny Zucchini Casserole

Bread Puddings
Holiday meals practically beg for a bread pudding side. It’s a hearty, wholesome accompaniment for meat, fish, or poultry. Bread pudding has enough star power that it can even be elevated to a delicious vegetarian main dish.
One of our favorite recipes is this one for Savory Bread Pudding. It’s full of flavor imparted by a host of tasty veggies as well as the sharp tang of Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar. If you want to add a bit of a kick to this dish, try adding Cabot Pepper Jack Cheddar and a dollop of your favorite salsa.
Savory Bread Pudding
This recipe for Shaker Cheese Bread Pudding comes to us from Cabot Farmer and farm-stay innkeeper Beth Kennett of Liberty Hill Farm in Rochester, Vermont. It’s a favorite of Beth’s family and the many satisfied guests she serves at her farm table.
Shaker Cheese Bread Pudding (Shapleigh Pudding)
Roasted winter vegetables and the unexpected surprise of tart cherries turn this Tart Cherry & Vegetable Bread Pudding into a savory and delectable side that is sure to become a family favorite.
Tart Cherry & Vegetable Bread Pudding
You can add a little touch of sweetness to the proceedings with this classic recipe for Apple Cheddar Bread Pudding with Spiced Maple Butter Sauce. All the great tastes of New England in one seriously satisfying side dish.
Apple-Cheddar Bread Pudding with Spiced Maple Butter Sauce

Behold the potato, the tasty tuber that is a versatile base for a host of delicious side dishes. Here are some of our favorite ways to whip up those tasty ‘taters.
Let’s start with Golden Mashed Party Potatoes – a mash up of Yukon Golds, sweet potatoes mixed with Cabot Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Sharp Cheddar and Cabot butter. It’s practically a party in its own right!
Golden Mashed Party Potatoes
Try this recipe for Scalloped Potatoes with Greek Yogurt & Cabot Cheddar for an amazing and elegant side dish at your next holiday gathering. The addition of Greek yogurt not only gives these potatoes a creamy consistency, it also adds a delicious tang.
Scalloped Potatoes with Greek Yogurt & Cheddar
Green chiles add a bit of color and a delightful taste to these Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Green Chile. They are rich and creamy with just the right amount of pizzazz to take them from ordinary to extraordinary.
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Green Chile
From mashed to smashed, we love our Firecracker Smashed Potatoes because of their chunky consistency, but mostly for their firecracker kick, courtesy of a head of roasted garlic, Cabot Pepper Jack, and chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. They’re not your grandmother’s potatoes, but they sure are good.
Firecracker Smashed Potatoes
And finally, a tasty potato recipe that is so good and so easy to prepare, even the youngest chef can help with this dish. Our No-Bake Cheddar Dill Potatoes come together as easy as 1, 2, 3 in the microwave. They’re a great party dish but they’re perfect for family supper too.
No-Bake Cheddar & Dill Potatoes

We hope some of these delicious side dishes will make an appearance on your holiday table. From the Cabot farm family owners to your family, warm wishing for a healthy, happy holiday season!


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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1,000 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.


Jonathan Ree | December 10, 2016 | 4:06pm

Anything made by Beth Kennett is guaranteed to be fantastic

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