What side dishes go good with a ham for Christmas..cheap side dishes. Answer honestly please?

I would like cheap Holiday side dish ideas for ham since this is the first year I am staying home for the Holidays over traveling.

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  • Haven
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole

  • 3 years ago

    Cheap Side Dishes

  • 1 decade ago

    Sweet Potato Balls

    A terrific side dish or holiday appetizer...little portable, handheld sweet potato casseroles! The cooking time includes one hour for chilling time (it may take longer).

    3 lbs sweet potatoes, cooked and drained

    2 tablespoons butter

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

    1 whole egg

    1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

    1/2 cup gingersnap crumbs

    1. Mash the sweet potatoes while they are still hot and add the butter, salt and spices.

    2. Add the egg and continue to whip until thoroughly combined.

    3. Chill until firm and then form into golf ball sized piece, stuffing 2 to 3 marshmallows in center of each ball.

    4. Roll in the ginger snap crumbs and place on a non-stick or lightly greased baking sheet.

    5. Bake at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes.

    *** Suggestion: If you don't like ginger snap crumbs, I would suggest brown sugar and leave out the marshmallows in the center of each ball.

  • 1 decade ago

    I always make the same two sides....both are great & inexpensive.

    "Sweet Potatoes & Yummy Baked Beans"

    (Not sure how many you are cooking for, so you can figure that 1/2 can will feed one person...add as needed)

    *Sweet Potatoes'

    1 12-16 oz can

    smash/mash in a bowl (don't use mix master)

    add cinnamon and brown sugar (to taste)

    bake at 300 for about 20 minutes

    top w/small marshmellow and place back into oven until they rise and become lightly golden in color.

    (place marshmellows in the middle, because they spread)

    "Baked Beans to Die For"

    1 12-16 oz Pork n' Beans

    Dark Karo Syrup

    Barbecue Sauce

    Brown Sugar

    Bacon

    Onion

    Slice up bacon and onion

    Saute until bacon and onion appear soft (strain off oil)

    Strain Pork n' Beans

    Pour beans, bacon and onion together

    Add 1 cup Dk. Karo

    Add 1/2 cup Barbecue

    Add 1.5 cup brown sugar

    Cook slow for 15 minutes/turn off

    Turn on for 15 minutes/turn off

    The more you repeat this off/on cooking, the thicker the beans become....very, very good & work great w/ham....

    Source(s): My mama
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cornbread Stove Top - you might want to add a chopped apple or some (drained) mandarin oranges

    Sweet potatoes with butter, brown sugar and allspice or ginger

    Scalloped corn

    Macaroni Salad

    Green bean casserole

    Au gratin potatoes (any of the boxed mixes are good)

    Not all of these at once - just a list of ideas for you to think about!

  • 1 decade ago

    Green Bean Bake/Casserole is a good choice, and cheap too.....Or how about Smashed Sweet Potatoes? Both are yummy!

    Source(s): cooking Thanksgiving and Christmas every year for the last 8 yrs.....
  • Ted T
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Hot potato salad frpm the Women's weekly "greatcooking classics." Don't know if it's available where you live but it's a fabulous dish. Happy Christmas.

  • 1 decade ago

    Green beans with slivered almonds.

    Scalloped potatoes. There are some great Betty Crocker packages out that make fantastic scalloped potatoes. Cheap as all you need is the package and water.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Last year we had ham, side dishes were

    white rice - boil with water

    gravy - packet mix with water

    roast potatoes - roast in oven with water at the bottom of the tin

    peas - boiled in salt water with a sprig of mint

    carrots - boiled in water with a spoon of sugar

    none of these are particularly expensive

  • 3 years ago

    In the superstore, fruits are usually picked out far too soon. Some are rocks, many are bitter. Some of the fruit and vegetables are right (zucchini, onions, garlic, lettuce, greens, and a few others) so I'd have to go with vegetables.

  • 1 decade ago

    Homemade mashed potatoes and green beans

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