For many families, the Easter ham will be the centerpiece of the table, but what makes the perfect side dish to put beside it? You can always stick to the traditional side dishes such as green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, or mashed potatoes, or you can mix up the Easter menu and bring some showstoppers that everyone will be raving about!
Let’s look at some fun alternatives that will brighten up your spread and give everyone another reason to celebrate!
Not only is this one of those easy recipes that tastes like it’s much more complicated, but it’s also a great way to utilize your time as it can be made ahead of time and then stored in the fridge for up to 3 days before serving.
The mix of crunch broccoli, sharp cheddar, crispy bacon, smoked almonds, and dried cranberries gives you all of the yummy vibes of the spring salads to come! It will also brighten up your table and your taste buds!
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Creamy potatoes are one of the best sides because they are always a hit with the whole family. This recipe is the perfect way to use some of your ham to bring an extra special flavor to the already rich and creamy texture this recipe brings.
If you are looking for everyone to rave that you came up with the best Easter side dish recipe, then go ahead and write this one down! It does take a little more time than some similar recipes, but the added time and effort will completely pay off with the flavors that it brings to the table.
Tee's Corn Pudding
With only 8 simple ingredients, you can make one of the most delicious side dishes out there for Easter Sunday! Top that off with only 3 steps and 40-45 minutes of baking time, and this is one that can easily be thrown together before lunch or dinner, allowing you to focus on other things going on around you.
Tee’s Corn Pudding is one of those easy side dishes you will want to keep a hold of to use long after Easter is over. It will also taste delicious with those ham leftovers the next day!
Creamy Spring Peas with Pancetta
With a total time from prep to finish of around 30 minutes, this is one of those easy Easter side dishes that will give you a good reason to go back for seconds! It’s a fun take on a classic pea salad with a creamy texture, an extra added punch from the pancetta, and a little bit of lemon juice that really puts it over the top.
One of the best parts about Easter dinner is that you’re able to see the beginning of the beautiful spring season, and the colors of flavors of this recipe will help bring a bit of that to the table.
Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts Salad
The mix of fruits and vegetables in this Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts salad will quickly become the main attraction at your Easter dinner. Not only does it look like an elegant side dish, but it also offers a lot of healthy, whole ingredients to balance out some of those other carbs you might be enjoying for lunch or dinner.
When thinking about your favorite Easter dinner ideas, this salad is a fun one to keep on hand.
It also doesn’t require any cooking time, just cutting up the ingredients, mixing the dressing, and then whisking together. This is also our favorite way of getting kids involved in prepping lunch, as they always love to mix stuff together!
Simply Steamed Asparagus
Every holiday meal needs some healthy options to serve, and this one gives you an added bonus by utilizing fresh spring vegetables! With only 3 called-for ingredients, this recipe is simple, tasty, and a perfect way to complete your plate.
You could also use a vinaigrette or olive oil in place of the butter to create one of your new favorite side dishes. Another fun option would be to sprinkle the finished product with some parmesan cheese or garlic! Have fun with it, but make sure you keep your asparagus as the main character.
Parker House Rolls
We all know that one of the best Easter side dishes is homemade dinner rolls. This take on a classic that has been going since 1855 adds a salty flavor for the absolute perfect recipe to complete your holiday feast!
These would also be perfect for laying out for the Easter bunny to make sure you get the best treats left in your basket! If you have any left after dinner, these are also the perfect size to make some sliders with your leftover ham!
We all know that food isn’t the reason that we celebrate Easter; however, filling the Easter table with amazing food surrounded by family and friends is a great way to take in this beautiful season.
Do you have a family tradition for Easter that you think others might enjoy? Can you think of some other Easter sides that you think would be a great addition to our list? We love learning from our customers and learning about how your families celebrate the holidays!
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