Christmas is around the corner and nothing excites us more than the delicious food that is prepared! With the plethora of main courses anticipated to make a debut, SmartyPans has 3 hearty sides that will go along with anything.

Not only does it look like a miniature Christmas tree, this holiday-spirited recipe will be the healthy side that you need. With some garlic and parmesan cheese, it will certainly satisfy your taste buds!

Grilled Romanesco with Garlic cloves and Parmesan Cheese

2 cups of romanesco florets
2 tsp of virgin olive oil
6 cloves of garlic
A pinch of black pepper
Half a white onion

If you’re looking for a dish that will instantly warm you up, look no further than a hearty casserole. This simple and easy-to-make dish is a delicious comfort food that people of all ages would enjoy. It’s also perfect to quickly whip-up for a busy day dinner with the family and friends!

Green Bean, Mushroom and Cheese Casserole

3 cups of chicken broth
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
⅓ stick of butter
½ cup of sliced mushrooms
14.5 ounces of green beans
1 cup of gruyere cheese
1 pinch of thyme for seasoning
1 pinch each of salt and pepper for seasoning

Corn is a sweet and scrumptious vegetable that is more irrestisble with fried bacon bits. A little tip- fry your corn kernels in the bacon drippings to get a flavor that is out of this world. Your guests will be asking for multiple servings as this classic side never goes out of style!

Stir Fried Corn With Bell Peppers and Bacon Bits

2 cups of corn kernels
2 cups of bacon bits
2 cups of diced onions
1 cup of diced garlic
1 cup of green and red bell peppers
A pinch each of salt and pepper for seasoning

A hearty meal is what everyone wants for Christmas and SmartyPans has the sides to instantly warm your holiday spirit! Check out the SmartyPans app and share your delicious creations to our community of home cooks.