47 Easter Side Dishes To Complete Your Holiday Dinner

Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles
Photo: Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

A Southern-style Easter feast calls for bright and fresh ingredients inspired by the season. 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 dinner sides.

From sauteed asparagus and carrots to springy berry salads, these menu options were crafted in celebration of the flavor and bounty spring brings each year. Our Skillet Roasted Carrots take just 10 minutes to prepare; no table is complete without a potato side, and our Roasted Potato Salad fits the bill. And, of course, you can't forget a family-favorite: homemade dinner rolls. It wouldn't be a holiday supper without them, and for Easter, our Resurrection Rolls are a spectacular choice. 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.

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Skillet Roasted Carrots

Skillet-Roasted Carrots
Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Christina Daley

Recipe: Skillet Roasted Carrots

It will take you just 10 minutes to prepare this colorful carrots side dish.

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Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

garlic parmesan green beans
Photographer: Isaac Nunn, Prop Stylist: Julia Bayless, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn

Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

A few key ingredients pack plenty of flavor in this green beans recipe.

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Roasted Potato Salad

Roasted Potato Salad
Joy Howard

Recipe: Roasted Potato Salad

This recipe is here to prove that you don't need mayonnaise to achieve a delicious potato salad.

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Classic Deviled Eggs

Best Deviled Eggs
Southern Living

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.

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Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots

Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots

A variety of carrot colors makes for pretty presentation in this delicious side.

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Roasted Broccolini

Roasted Broccolini
Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Roasted Broccolini

All that this recipe requires you to do is toss and bake. It's that simple.

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Herbed Potato Stacks

Herbed Potato Stacks Recipe
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: William Smith

Recipe: Herbed Potato Stacks

A short list of ingredients transforms basic potatoes into a holiday-worthy side dish.

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Warm Carrot Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Carla Hall Carrot Salad
McCormick

Recipe: Warm Carrot Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Easter's favorite vegetable is dressed up with a creamy lemon dressing and a sweet topping of fruit.

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Spring Salad with Berries and Bacon

Spring Salad with Berries and Bacon
Johnny Autry; Food and Prop Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

Recipe: Spring Salad with Berries and Bacon

This bright salad is perfect to offer as a lighter option alongside your heavier side dishes.

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Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Southern Living

Recipe: Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Tangy goat cheese makes for a fun twist on classic mashed potatoes.

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Make-Ahead Yeast Rolls

Make-Ahead Yeast Rolls
Laurey W. Glenn

Recipe: Make-Ahead Yeast Rolls

The best part about these tender rolls is in the name—you can make them ahead of time!

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Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese

Roasted Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

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.

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Sumac Carrots with Feta Mousse and Crispy Panko

Coby Ming and Damaris Phillips' Sumac Carrots with Feta Mousse and Crispy Panko
Johnny Autry; Prop and Food Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

Recipe: Sumac Carrots with Feta Mousse and Crispy Panko

A Feta mousse serves as the base for cooked carrots while toasted panko sprinkled on top gives the dish a crispy finish.

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Spoon Bread with Mushrooms and Herbs

Spoon Bread with Mushrooms and Herbs
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Spoon Bread with Mushrooms and Herbs

Mushrooms shine in this cornmeal-based casserole that can be described as a savory pudding.

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Tarragon Chicken Salad

Tarragon Chicken Salad Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Tarragon Chicken Salad

This creamy chicken salad pairs perfectly with the crunch of pecans, Granny Smith apples, red onions, and celery.

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Country Ham Hash

Country Ham Hash
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Country Ham Hash

If your family gathers at brunch, this hearty hash will be eaten right up.

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Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving Sides: Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

This mouthwatering Easter side dish will satisfy lovers of crunchy pecans and cornflakes as well as marshmallows.

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Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple Casserole
Southern Living

Recipe: Pineapple Casserole

If you've never had this quirky Southern casserole, don't knock it until you try it.

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Southern Living

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus

It doesn't get more simple than this 10-minute side dish you can throw together right before the meal.

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Tee's Corn Pudding

50 Best Thanksgiving Tee's Corn Pudding
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Tee's Corn Pudding

This is our most popular corn pudding recipe of all time, and for good reason.

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Potato Hash

Potato Hash
Hector Sanchez

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.

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Cheesy Grits Soufflé

Brunch for a Crowd Cheesy Grits Soufflé
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Cheesy Grits Soufflé

Cheese grits always have a place on our table.

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Old-School Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Emily Hall

Recipe: Old-School Green Bean Casserole

It wouldn't be a holiday in the South without green bean casserole on the sideboard.

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Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy and creamy potatoes pair deliciously with your Easter ham.

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Potato-Bacon Hash

Potato-Bacon Hash
Stephen DeVries, Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Potato-Bacon Hash

You only need a handful of ingredients to throw together a colorful hash that's perfect for Easter brunch.

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Creamy Spring Pasta Bake

Creamy Spring Pasta Bake
Hector Manuel Sanchez

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.

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Garden Potato Salad

Garden Potato Salad
Photo: Helen Norman

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.

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Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines

Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines

This fresh, seasonal take on finger sandwiches will look beautiful in your Easter lineup.

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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli-Cheese Casserole
Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Eating your veggies has never been easier than with this cheesy casserole.

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Sautéed Radishes with Bacon

Sautéed Radishes with Bacon
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Sautéed Radishes with Bacon

With the help of a little bacon grease, cooked radishes prove to be as tasty as their raw counterparts.

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Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad
Jen Causey

Recipe: Fresh Fruit Salad

No brunch table is complete without a bowl of fresh fruit.

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Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls
Southern Living

Recipe: Resurrection Rolls

These sweet rolls are a fun way for the kids to get involved with cooking this Easter.

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Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Creamed Spinach

Butter, cream, and Parmesan cheese make for the dreamiest spinach side you've ever had.

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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

The buffet line will move smoothly with these easy-to-serve green bean bundles.

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Hashbrown Casserole

Hashbrown Casserole
Southern Living

Recipe: Hashbrown Casserole

This old-school favorite will never get old.

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Balsamic Green Beans with Pearl Onions

Balsamic Green Beans with Pearl Onions Recipe
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: William Smith

Recipe: Balsamic Green Beans with Pearl Onions

This light but flavorful side dish will complement any main you serve.

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Potatoes Patio

Potatoes Patio
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Potatoes Patio

Your guests won't believe how simple the ingredient list is for this decadent casserole.

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Vidalia Onion Soufflé

Vidalia Onion Soufflé
Abigail Wilt

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.

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Smothered Green Beans

Smothered Green BeansSmothered Green Beans
Photograher: Greg Dupree Prop Stylist: Audrey Davis Food Stylist: Emily Neighbors Hall

Recipe: Smothered Green Beans

This side dish recipe is packed with flavor but only takes five ingredients to make.

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Smashed Baby Red Potatoes

Smashed Baby Red Potatoes
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Smashed Baby Red Potatoes

We know you love mashed potatoes, but you're going to fall for smashed potatoes—trust us.

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Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole

Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole

Give your classic sweet potato casserole an Easter Bunny-approved update.

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Classic Fresh Field Peas

Classic Fresh Field Peas
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Classic Fresh Field Peas

This vintage recipe is one we'll keep coming back to.

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

Brussels sprouts and bacon are a match made in side-dish heaven.

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Tangy Potato-Green Bean Salad

Tangy Potato-Green Bean Salad
Photo: Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Tangy Potato-Green Bean Salad

Hold the mayo and try this bright and zesty lemon-dill vinaigrette for Easter Sunday.

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Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon

This will be your new favorite take on classic macaroni and cheese.

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Onion Soufflé

Onion Souffle
Abigail Wilt

Recipe: Onion Soufflé

This fluffy old-school casserole recipe came to us back in 1979 from Mrs. James S. Tiffany of Dallas, Texas.

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Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles

Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles

Whether you make these as individuals or in a big casserole dish, everyone will be asking for more.

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