Easy Sides for Holiday Meals

Holidays are fast approaching, meaning there seems to be less and less time in the day to come up with meal ideas. Whether you need a quick side dish for dinner tonight, a holiday potluck party, or you’re hosting the big Christmas dinner in a couple of weeks, McGonigle’s Market has you covered. Here are three super easy, quick, and party pleasing side dishes you can count on this holiday season.

15-Minute Honey Glazed Carrots (4 servings)

  • Easy Holiday Side Dishes2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, honey, brown sugar, dill and thyme and gently toss to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are tender, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately. Recipe by Damn Delicious.

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Quick Side Dish for ChristmasProsciutto Wrapped Asparagus (4 servings)

  • 6 ounces sliced prosciutto, halved horizontally
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed

Wrap halved prosciutto slices on each asparagus spear at an angle, covering the entire length of the spear. Repeat with remaining prosciutto and asparagus. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add prosciutto wrapped asparagus and cook until prosciutto is crisp and asparagus is tender, about 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately. Recipe also from Damn Delicious.

Holiday Corn Casserole

  • Easy Casserole for Holidays2 cans whole kernel corn
  • 1 can cream style corn
  • 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)

Pour all three cans of corn into a mixing bowl. You will need two cans of corn (drain the water first) and one can of creamed corn. Add the corn muffin mix and one cup of sour cream into the bowl. Melt one stick of butter in the microwave and then pour the melted butter into the bowl. Mix all the ingredients together. Pour the corn casserole mixture into a oven safe pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle some grated cheese on the top and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Recipe by Two Sisters Crafting.

Come on down to McGonigle’s Market on Ward Parkway at 79th Street today to pick up all the ingredients and goodies you need for the holidays. We’re here for you this holiday season, whether you need to drop in quick to pick something up, or if you want to send the ultimate holiday gift for the steak lover in your life. Check out our steak shipping gift ideas here.

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