60 Easter Side Dishes to Complete Your Holiday Dinner
Whether you’re serving ham or lamb (or something else entirely!), round out your holiday menu with a handful of our easy yet elegant Easter side dishes. A Southern-style Easter feast calls for bright and fresh ingredients inspired by the season. From fresh berries to asparagus and carrots, these menu options were crafted in celebration of the flavor and bounty spring brings each year. And, of course, you can't forget a family-favorite: the homemade dinner roll. It wouldn't be a holiday supper without them. Choose a creamy macaroni and cheese, stick to a traditional pineapple casserole, or plate a dish of party-ready deviled eggs. No matter which recipes you choose, we're sure these Easter side dishes will be the tasty tribute to the season your whole family will enjoy.
Grilled Asparagus with Bacon and Mushrooms
Has any recipe ever tasted worse because you added bacon? We think not.
Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
Recipe: Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
A variety of carrot colors makes for pretty presentation in this delicious side.
Classic Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Best Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs never go out of style, and this recipe for our Best Deviled Eggs is one that every Southern cook should master.
Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Salad
This is a beautiful recipe for the fresh rhubarb you find at the farmers' market.
Country Ham Hash
Recipe: Country Ham Hash
If your family gathers at brunch, this hearty hash will be eaten right up.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Recipe: Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Tangy goat cheese makes for a fun twist on classic mashed potatoes.
Make-Ahead Yeast Rolls
Recipe: Make-Ahead Yeast Rolls
The best part about these tender rolls is in the name—you can make them ahead of time!
Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese
Recipe: Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese
When there’s macaroni and cheese on the table, you know there’s one dish even the pickiest eaters will love.
Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles
Recipe: Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles
Whether you make these as individuals or in a big casserole dish, everyone will be asking for more.
Roasted Baby Turnips with Turnip Green Pesto
This fun recipe is a totally new way to enjoy turnip greens.
Tarragon Chicken Salad
Roasted Beets, Carrots, and Sweet Onions
Springtime is the right time for finding sweet baby beets and carrots in the market. Look for small, firm beets and slender carrots with their bright, feathery greens still attached--a sign of freshness.
Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Recipe: Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
This mouthwatering Easter side dish will satisfy lovers of crunchy pecans and cornflakes as well as marshmallows.
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Recipe: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
If you’ve got family members on low-carb diets, this creamy dish is the perfect way to satisfy their carb cravings on Easter.
Recipe: Pineapple Casserole
If you’ve never had this quirky Southern casserole, don’t knock it until you try it.
Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus
It doesn’t get more simple than this 10-minute side dish you can throw together right before the meal.
Tee’s Corn Pudding
Recipe: Tee’s Corn Pudding
This is our most popular corn pudding recipe of all time, and for good reason.
Shaved Carrot, Asparagus, and Apple Salad
This pretty, colorful salad is a light and fresh addition to your Easter table.
Warm Asparagus, Radish, and New Potato Salad with Herb Dressing
This tangy herb dressing can be made up to a week in advance for easy, day-of prep.
Recipe: Potato Hash
"The potato hash reminds me of the classic hash browns Mom used to make for breakfast." - Chef John Hall
Potatoes, onions, and bell pepper make one delicious hash. The potatoes will start in the oven and finish cooking in a pan along with the other veggies. Don't skimp when it comes to mixing up our crème fraîche sauce—drizzle on top and serve on the side for one satisfying finish. Pair potato hash with our Braised Lamb shank.
Cheesy Grits Soufflé
Recipe: Cheesy Grits Soufflé
Cheese grits always have a place on our table.
Old-School Green Bean Casserole
Recipe: Old-School Green Bean Casserole
It wouldn’t be a holiday in the South without green bean casserole on the sideboard.
Bitter Greens Salad with Lemon and Pecorino
In a hefty holiday lineup of cheesy casseroles and decadent main dishes, freshen up with a light green salad to start.
Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
Cheesy and creamy potatoes pair deliciously with your Easter ham.
Recipe: Potato-Bacon Hash
You only need a handful of ingredients to throw together a colorful hash that’s perfect for Easter brunch.
Creamy Spring Pasta Bake
Recipe: Creamy Spring Pasta Bake
Baked pasta gets a spring spin with baby sweet peas and ham. We love the crunchy, savory topping made with croutons and Parmesan cheese.
Garden Potato Salad
Recipe: Garden Potato Salad
New potatoes are baby spring potatoes with beautifully thin skins. We love how red-skinned potatoes contrast with vibrant green peas and herbs, but you can use any kind of potato you like.
Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines
This fresh, seasonal take on finger sandwiches will look beautiful in your Easter lineup.
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Eating your veggies has never been easier than with this cheesy casserole.
Radishes in Warm Herb Butter
Recipe: Radishes in Warm Herb Butter
A bright mix of three kinds of radishes makes for a gorgeous spring side.
Fresh Fruit Salad
Recipe: Fresh Fruit Salad
No brunch table is complete without a bowl of fresh fruit.
Recipe: Resurrection Rolls
These sweet rolls are a fun way for the kids to get involved with cooking this Easter.
Gingery Carrots with Pistachios and Coconut-Buttermilk Sauce
Chef Cheetie Kumar of Garland restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a master at blending Southern and Indian flavors for beautiful and delicious recipes like this one.
Recipe: Creamed Spinach
Butter, cream, and Parmesan cheese make for the dreamiest spinach side you’ve ever had.
Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
The buffet line will move smoothly with these easy-to-serve green bean bundles.
New Potato and Fennel Salad
Recipe: New Potato and Fennel Salad
This bright potato salad is dressier for a holiday than the old-school mayonnaise-based version.
Recipe: Hashbrown Casserole
This old-school favorite will never get old.
Spring Lettuce and Leek Soup
Recipe: Spring Lettuce and Leek Soup
Kick off your Easter meal with an Instagram-worthy soup recipe.
Tarragon Asparagus with Eggs
Recipe: Tarragon Asparagus with Eggs
Spring’s favorite vegetable gets dressed up with a pretty egg topping.
Balsamic Green Beans with Pearl Onions
This light but flavorful side dish will complement any main you serve.
Recipe: Potatoes Patio
Your guests won’t believe how simple the ingredient list for this decadent casserole is.
Roasted Carrots with Spiced Pecans and Sorghum
These carrots are topped with a sweet and tangy vinaigrette that’s insanely good.
Vidalia Onion Soufflé
Recipe: Vidalia Onion Soufflé
If you’ve never had an onion soufflé, this recipe made with sweet Georgia Vidalia onions is the tastiest place to start.
Sautéed Radishes with Bacon and Cilantro
Use any variety of radishes you like for this spring side.
Hot Cross Buns
Recipe: Hot Cross Buns
These sweet buns have a long history on Easter tables around the world.
Smothered Green Beans
Recipe: Smothered Green Beans
This side dish recipe is packed with flavor but only takes five ingredients to make.
Smashed Baby Red Potatoes
Recipe: Smashed Baby Red Potatoes
We know you love mashed potatoes, but you’re going to fall for smashed potatoes—trust us.
Recipe: Carrot-and-Fennel Salad
Although this salad recipe is no-cook, you do need to allow time for the veggies to marinade in the vinaigrette—it will be worth it.
Lemony Potato-and-Beet Salad with Dill
This springy update on your usual potato salad adds a fun splash of color to your Easter table.
Homemade Crescent Rolls with Cornmeal
Surprise everyone at the dinner table with fluffy homemade bread for the ultimate personal touch.
Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole
Recipe: Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole
Give your classic sweet potato casserole an Easter Bunny-approved update.
Apple, Celery, and Romaine Salad with Pancetta and Blue Cheese
Start your meal off with a simple green salad recipe rom New Orleans-based cookbook author and food blogger Joy Wilson.
Red Pepper Jelly Glazed Baby Turnips
Recipe: Red Pepper Jelly Glazed Turnips
You only need five ingredients for this sweet and spicy recipe.
Classic Fresh Field Peas
Recipe: Classic Fresh Field Peas
This vintage recipe is one we’ll keep coming back to.