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.