27+ Easter Side Dishes

With Easter quickly sneaking up on us, it’s time to start planning for the big holiday meal! You might think it’s all about the main course, but really, the side dishes are what makes a meal really fantastic. Whether your Easter dinner features ham, fish, lamb or any other entree, these new Easter side dishes I’m sharing with you today will definitely win the star spotlight!

Want even more great inspiration for your Easter meal? Here are 35 Easter Side Dishes from 201535 Easter Brunch ideas and an Easter Dinner Meal Plan.

Here are 27+ (more like 50 – wow!) Easter Side Dishes

A collage of photos for Easter dinner side dishes

From potatoes to vegetables and yes even jello salads, side dishes are really what makes a good meal a great one. These delicious sides will pair well with any feast, but especially with your Easter ham, turkey or whatever your family tradition is.

WHAT IS THE TRADITIONAL FOOD FOR EASTER?

Ham is traditionally served on Easter for many families, although in many religious cultures, roasted lamb is the centerpiece.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING FOR EASTER DINNER?

So Easter is around the corner and your family is having a potluck style celebration. You’ve been asked to bring a side dish. But what to bring when there are so many options?? Here are some of the most popular choices, because they pair well with an Easter Ham:

  • Potatoes – cheesy potatoes or your basic mashed are one of the most popular options.
  • Pasta Salad – it’s spring and pasta salads are perfect with their cool crisp flavors.
  • Bread – Carb lovers unite! Bread is an obvious choice for a great side dish any time.
  • Veggies – You have to have at least one vegetable side dish, if only to make your grandma happy.
  • Dessert salads – Every potluck or gathering needs a jello salad or at least one dish made with cool whip.

POTATO SIDE DISHES FOR EASTER

Some like them cheesy, some like them in a salad but true potato lovers will eat them pretty much any way you serve them!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

These Easy, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are smothered in a creamy cheese sauce and baked to perfection. They are sure to be a hit at your holiday feast.

Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Simple and Easy Instant Pot Mashes Potatoes | Creamy and delicious

 Skinny Cheesy Potato Casserole from Recipe Runner

Skinny Cheesy Potato Casserole | My favorite cheesy potato recipe! You'd never know it was lightened up! | @reciperunner

Loaded Mashed Potato Puffs

A close up of mashed potato puffs

Favorite Potato Salad

Favorite Potato Salad - a classic summer side dish for barbecues and picnics, with pickles, olives and hard boiled eggs.

 Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

 Oven Roasted Parmesan Garlic Potatoes

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Potatoes

 Beet and Potato Salad from Taste, Love and Nourish

Beet and Potato Salad (Salade Russe) - This light, fresh version of a potato salad is colorful and so delicious! | @tasteLUVnourish on www.tasteloveandnourish.com

 Hasselback Sweet Potatoes from Simple Roots Wellness

Even non-sweet potato eaters will fall in love with this recipe. Between the slightly crisp pieces and the garlicky basil sauce they are sure to fall in love. Get this quick recipe here.

CHEESY CASSEROLES FOR EASTER

Cheesy and ham just go together like peanut butter and jelly. But if potatoes aren’t your thing, one of these creamy, cheesy casseroles should do the trick. Bonus – some of them even include the vegetables!

Baked Mac & Cheese

spoonfull of baked macaroni and cheese

Creamy Cornbread Casserole

My  Creamy Cornbread Casserole is a tender and delicious corn spoonbread that makes a great side dish for Thanksgiving or even your favorite bowl of chili!

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

This Cheesy Broccoli Casserole has tender broccoli smothered in a rich and creamy cheddar cheesy sauce and topped with crushed butter crackers. This is one Thanksgiving side dish that is sure to please them all!

 Garlic Parmesan and Gouda Cauliflower Au Gratin from With Salt & Wit

Garlic Gouda & Parmesan Cauliflower Au Gratin is the perfect side dish for your holiday table but easy enough for any weeknight dinner! Tender cauliflower blanketed in a double cheese sauce and crunchy panko topping!

 Cheddar and Cream Cheese Skillet Cornbread from Melanie Makes

Cheddar and Cream Cheese Skillet Cornbread | Melanie Makes

VEGETABLE SIDE DISHES FOR EASTER

Don’t forget the veggies! They round out a meal and make you feel a little better for eating all those carbs.

Parmesan Zucchini & Corn

Parmesan Zucchini and Corn - a quick and easy vegetable side dish that is perfect for busy weeknights.

Raspberry Pear Salad with Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette

Raspberry & Pear Salad with Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette - An easy and delicious Salad that is the perfect compliment to any holiday meal.

  Easy Oven Roasted Asparagus

A close up image of roasted asparagus on a baking sheet

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Incredibly crispy brussels sprouts – they are baked in the oven, easy to make, and full of flavor.

Lightened Up Broccoli Pasta Salad

A close up of broccoli salad

 Roasted Balsamic Asparagus

Balsamic Asparagus with Parmesan

 Kale & Quinoa Salad

Kale Quinoa Salad - a healthy and delicious salad made with roasted brussel sprouts, toasted pecans and cinnamon spiced chickpeas.

Cheesy Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

A plate of roasted potatoes and veggies

Slow Cooker Pineapple Glazed Carrots

A bowl of cooked carrots

Mini Green Bean Casseroles

Pan filled with Mini Green Bean Casseroles

Slow Cooker Lemon Thyme Butter Carrots

Dish of cooked carrots

Melting Sweet Potatoes

A plate filled with cooked sweet potato slices

Farmer’s Market Salad with Homemade Ranch

Salad with Homemade Ranch2

 Apple, Almond and Blue Cheese Brussel Sprouts Salad from Recipe Runner

Apple, Almond and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprout Salad |This Apple, Almond and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts Salad is savory, sweet and full of crunch! The perfect side dish to serve with dinner!

 Spicy String Beans with Macadamia Nuts from Life is but a Dish

Spicy Green Beans with Crushed Macadamia Nuts_-5

 Broccoli Bacon Salad from Nutmeg Nanny

This tangy broccoli bacon salad is creamy, crunchy and packed full of flavor. A delicious mixture of broccoli, bacon, red onion, mozzarella cheese and creamy homemade dressing. Say hello to your new favorite salad!

 Creamed Peas from The Recipe Rebel via Julie’s Easts & Treats

These Creamed Peas come together quickly and so easily -- the perfect holiday side dish!

 Slow Cooker Brown Butter Carrots from The Food Charlatan

Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots. You'll look like a chef but you'll secretly know this is the EASIEST side dish EVER! Perfect healthy side for Thanksgiving!

 Maple Bacon Roasted Carrots from The Lean Green Bean

This Blueberry Feta Salad is your new go-to salad for spring! It combines fresh blueberries with feta cheese, almonds, and a lemon poppyseed vinaigrette. Perfect for a baby shower or Easter celebration!

 Honey Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Neighborhood Food Blog

Honey Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes are sweet, smoky, and the perfect side dish for the holidays!

 Brussel Sprouts Casserole from Baked in Arizona

Brussels Sprouts Casserole

COLD SIDES AND PASTA SALADS

You can’t call it an Easter gathering if there aren’t a few deviled eggs. I mean, they are one of the main stars of Easter! I’ve lumped pasta salads in the same category since they are all cold side dishes that are perfect for your celebration.

Best Ever Classic Macaroni Salad

A bowl of Macaroni Salad

Deviled Eggs Benedict

Deviled Eggs Benedict - The best brunch and appetizers food combined into one awesome snack!

Cheddar & Dill Pasta Salad

Cheddar & Dill Pasta Salad 6

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Lightened Up Hawaiian Macaroni Salad - Super creamy and much healthier than the classic version of this delicious side dish

Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs

A plate filled with deviled eggs

 Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

A bowl filled with pasta salad

 Lightened Up Egg Salad

egg salad 5

Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs

A close up image of Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs.

BREADS & ROLLS

Bread may seem like a simple add-on that won’t matter, until you forget to put it out and everyone is scrambling looking for the bread!

One Hour Dinner Rolls

One Hour Rolls (3 of 7)

Easy Rosemary Parmesan Rolls

Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Best Ever Cheesy Garlic Bread

Sliced cheesy garlic bread

Beer Bread Recipe (Quick Bread)

A close up of a piece of bread with butter and honey on it

Irish Soda Bread

Baked Irish soda bread

Hot Cross Buns from Taste Love and Nourish

Hot Cross Buns - slightly sweet with a hint of spice and dotted with currants. The perfect little bun. | @tasteLUVnourish on www.tasteloveandnourish.com

SWEET SIDES AND DESSERTS FOR EASTER

Is it a side dish or is it a dessert? You be the judge.

Sour Cream Salad

Orange bowl filled with Sour Cream Salad

Classic Pistachio Fluff Salad

A bowl of Pistachio Fluff salad with two cherries on top

Sea Foam Creamy Pear Jello Salad

A plate of pink Creamy Pear Jello

 Pineapple Casserole from The Blond Cook

Pineapple Casserole - Cheesy pineapple casserole with a hint of cinnamon and a buttery, crunchy topping.

For more great round-ups, try these:

35 Easter Treats

35 Lemon Desserts

A collage of photos of side dishes for Easter dinner

Easter Side Dishes that will be the highlight of your Easter Dinner!

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Holy, moly, I cannot pick just one recipe, so I’ll have to make many for Easter this year 🙂