With all our family and friends gathering for Easter dinner. We have for you a fabulous collection of 40 Amazing Easter Side Dishes to help you with your Easter celebrations!
Spring is coming soon; the flowers will be starting to bloom. The days are beginning to get longer with a little more sunshine. The Easter Bunny will be hopping along shortly to make an appearance.
Easter dinner can be as simple or as grand as you want to make it. From casual to formal, traditional to non-traditional. Having a couple of great side dishes to accompany your meal will enhance the dining experience for you, your family, and your guests – no matter what direction you go with your main course.
Some are easy to pull together at the last minute. Others are great as a make-ahead side dish to be heated and served.
We have divided these amazing sides into Breads, Salads, Vegetables, Potatoes, and Casseroles to make it easy for you to choose what will fit into your menu on that special day.
Everyone loves homemade bread. There is something warm and comforting about them. Making bread is a labor of love and it is very easy with a little planning.
Serving homemade bread with your Easter meal is something that all your family and friends will enjoy. In our house, we make bread often as it pairs so well with such a wide variety of side dishes and mains.
Soft homemade pillowy rolls can be made up in no time and are always worth the little extra time and effort for the holidays. Parker House Rolls are a classic for any time of the year.
PARKER HOUSE ROLLS
These sweet rolls go great with ham and any leftovers you may have. Think of little sandwiches made with these Honey Yeast Rolls the next day, yummo!!
HONEY YEAST ROLLS
This bread is perfect if you are serving up lamb or beef for the holiday. With its rustic look and delicious olive and Parmesan flavors this bread will disappear off any buffet or super table quickly.
SLOW COOKER OLIVE PARMESAN BREAD
Salads are a must for us when we are having Easter dinner! It gives everyone a chance to eat a little healthier. It also allows you, as the host or hostess, to introduce some non-traditional items into your menu.
From traditional pasta salads to crunchy salads with walnuts. There are salads with beans to salads with a deviled egg flair. There is something for just about every taste. It’s nice to have a variety of vegetarian options for your crowd.
The convenience of salads is that most can be made ahead so which allows you more time to spend with family and friends. These salads will give your table the colors of Spring!
This is an easy and delicious side dish that has a bit of a nod to summer but also goes great with ham with the added pineapple and raisins. Coleslaws are always a great make-ahead recipe too.
PINEAPPLE WALNUT RAISIN COLESLAW
Can you get enough egg dishes over Easter I think not. This marries together two wonderful recipes together. Deviled eggs are a must for Easter on our table so this is a nice twist.
DEVILED EGG PASTA SALAD RECIPE
This salad is not only delicious but colorful for your table too. If you are looking for something that is not quite traditional then this salad would be great. Lamb would match wonderfully with it.
TRI-COLORED PASTA SALAD RECIPE
Give your meal a little healthy kick with this sublime recipe, everyone will be having seconds. Plus it makes for a pretty rainbow of colors for your meal.
FIVE BEAN SALAD WITH GARLICKY MUSTARD DRESSING
This Fennel Asparagus Salad is a bit different but boasting with wonderful spring flavors. It has a cheesy nutty topping and a fresh lemony dressing. Perfect for Easter and beyond.
FENNEL ASPARAGUS SALAD
Potato salad starts to become really popular again starting in spring and going strong all summer long.
LOADED BAKED POTATO SALAD
Mixing fresh sprouts and farro together is not only healthy but gorgeous for the holiday! This great salad would travel well also if you need a dish to bring to an Easter gathering.
RECIPE FOR BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND FARRO SALAD
If you are having a buffet then a variety of salads is great. This one adds a little Greek flair to the meal. This will also take you into the summer months for picnics and BBQs!
ORZO SALAD WITH ROASTED RED PEPPERS, SPINACH, AND FETA
Nothing could be prettier than this pansy salad. You will get rave reviews with everyone telling you how gorgeous this looks on your table or buffet. Best of all it is delicious too.
WINTER PANSY SALAD
This salad has cranberries and nuts to give the cauliflower couscous an added flair. Yes, the couscous is actually cauliflower in this dish and is so good!!
EASIEST CAULIFLOWER COUSCOUS SALAD
Dijon mustard and lemon are the perfect pairings for a robust potato salad. The walnuts add the perfect crunch and the bed of greens makes it fresh and lively.
LEMON DIJON POTATO SALAD
This salad turns out to be pretty pink for your Easter table with the natural dye from the beets. The perfect mix of beets, potatoes, peas, and more for a unique and amazing potato salad.
BEET AND POTATO SALAD
Using russets, sweet potatoes, and red potatoes makes this recipe unique and yummy!! This dish is highly addictive, you won’t stop at just one serving.
THREE POTATO SALAD
Fresh strawberries work great with salty feta to give this pasta salad a sweet and salty vibe. Perfect for Spring and your Easter holiday with fresh fruit and arugula.
STRAWBERRY FETA BALSAMIC PASTA SALAD
EASTER VEGETABLE SIDE DISHES
Easter side dishes are always a big hit in our house. We like to have a variety of dishes, from healthy to decadent. A simple side dish can include greens veggies & carrots, quinoa & prosciutto.
With sweet or savory finishes like feta, honey, or bourbon, there will be something new for everyone to try. I would love a little bourbon with my carrots!! Make-ahead dishes are great!! Others are simple and with a little prep can be quickly pulled together just before serving.
This very scrumptious vegetable bake makes its own sauce while it cooks up in the oven. How easy is that? The crunchy topping is everything and can easily be made gluten-free too.
BROCCOLI CAULIFLOWER CHEESE BAKE
This dish could be an appetizer as much as it can be a side. Spring asparagus is abundant at Easter and makes for a gorgeous side dish.
PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED ASPARAGUS WITH FETA
Corn dishes can now come into play more in the warmer days of spring and summer. This recipe is a great mix of sweet corn with juicy tomatoes and salty feta.
SAUTEED CORN WITH TOMATOES, FETA, AND BASIL
This fresh and exciting side dish is perfect for any of the wonderful mains you may serve for Easter. The almonds add that wonderful crunch and flavor that is so loved in this classic recipe.
GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE
This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. The vegetables can be prepared ahead of time and then they just need a quick pan fry to cook them to perfection with little crispy edges.
PAN-FRIED CARROT AND PARSNIP RECIPE
Carrots are a must for Easter and these Caramelized Carrots will have young and old grabbing seconds!! They are tender and sweet with an almost candy-like glaze.
A great cheese sauce recipe is versatile and can be used on broccoli, cauliflower and so much more. Pass around extra sauce for those of you that want more than just the usual serving. This is always a hit with the kids.
CHEESE SAUCE RECIPE
This uniquely Canadian dish is a classic served for the holidays. It goes great with ham but also with beef, pork, chicken, and turkey. Rutabaga can be substituted for the turnip as either vegetable work great in this recipe.
Bourbon adds a bold punch of flavor to these sweet honey carrots. Don’t want bourbon then change up to maple syrup. Also these lovely carrots can be made ahead of time and just heated before serving.
EASY BOURBON HONEY GLAZED CARROTS
Watching your carb intake? Then mash up some cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes. The cauliflower turns out creamy and delicious, you may even like the change up better to old mashed potatoes.
LOW CARB KETO CAULIFLOWER MASHED POTATOES PALEO RECIPE
This Traditional Cheesy Broccoli Casserole is the epitome of a classic comfort dish. Everyone loves a crunch topping and a cheesy inside. You will watch this one disappear quickly.
TRADITIONAL CHEESY BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
These carrots are just as delicious to look at as they are to eat. Finding tri-colored carrots is much simpler than it used to be and really makes a plate look appetizing.
TRI-COLORED HONEY BALSAMIC ROASTED CARROTS
I love to serve and enjoy a simple vegetable when there are other casseroles and mains that are rich. These sauteed green beans are wonderfully seasoned and so easy to make.
SAUTEED GREEN BEANS WITH GARLIC
Who doesn’t love potatoes? From creamy mashed potatoes to sweet potatoes. From roasted potatoes to fingerlings potatoes. There are so many ways to serve potatoes; you are bound to find one that everyone will like.
Potatoes are a staple of any brunch, lunch or dinner. Whether you serve them on their own, au gratin, or mixed with other vegetables, they are a side dish that is always a popular choice with everyone around the table!
This casserole we have made so many times and I find it is so much better than just mashed potatoes because you have taken the time to rice the potatoes and add cream cheese and more to the recipe when you have time and you aren’t rushed.
MAKE AHEAD MASHED POTATOES RECIPE
The flavor of rosemary and parmesan is a nice new twist to sweet potatoes. This easy recipe only takes a few minutes to prep and gives you carmelized tender sweet potatoes.
ROSEMARY PARMESAN SWEET POTATOES
Giving red potatoes a quick smash with garlic and herbs can’t be easier but the flavor and end result of this rustic dish is sublime and one that goes with any entree.
GARLIC HERB SMASHED RED POTATOES
Want to fancy up that Easter meal? Try making Duchess potatoes, they are much easier than they look and are perfectly made ahead of time too.
Who doesn’t love the crispness and flavor of a great garlic roast potato? Whether you are having roast beef, ham, chicken, or turkey you know that roast potatoes go with it all.
GARLIC ROASTED POTATOES
Want to free up the stovetop or oven then pull out the slow cooker to make these garlic herb potatoes. Let the crockpot do the work for you and you enjoy this side dish when you are ready.
SLOW-COOKER GARLIC HERB POTATOES
Easter is a special time of year. Winter is behind us and our thoughts turn to the warmer Spring and Summer seasons that are just on the horizon. It is like a new beginning for all of us as the flowers start to bloom and we all begin to spend more time outdoors. The bonus of course is that the Easter Bunny arrives with all those chocolate Easter eggs.
Whether you are serving ham or turkey, having a fabulously extravagant dinner, or an easy cold plate brunch there is something for everyone in this Easter Side Dishes collection. There are a variety of ideas that will hopefully spark you to create an especially tasty meal for family and friends this Easter.
One easy way of entertaining is with casseroles and it is always how I love to serve an Easter meal. Here are a few of my favorite finds!!
Hands down our most popular side dish for any of the holidays as it goes with so much and adds that perfectly yummy and sweet hit to your festivities. Young and old love this casserole.
RUTH’S CHRIS COPYCAT SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
This creamy and fluffy twice-baked potato casserole will have everyone digging in. Pour the gravy on too if you have it or leave the cheesy goodness alone as it is wonderful too.
TWICE-BAKED POTATO CASSEROLE
Everyone loves mac and cheese and this one has a little Spring twist with added asparagus. Get your carbs with a little veggie already in it works for me.
ASPARAGUS MACARONI CHEESE
Cauliflower and cheese go amazingly together. It is the best way to get the kids to dive into a vegetable dish plus all the adults a gratin too.