You might think that your Easter dinner is all about the main course, but really, the Easter side dishes are what takes a meal from good to fabulous.
Whether you are looking for traditional side dishes for ham, beef, fish or lamb, or something more unique, we’ve rounded up our best and most delicious side dishes for your holiday feast. Something is sure to catch your eye in this list of Easter sides.
From potatoes to vegetables and yes even jello salads, side dishes are really what makes a holiday meal great. These delicious sides will pair well with any feast, but especially with your Easter ham, turkey or whatever your family tradition is.
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!
Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are the perfect side dish! Par-boiled instead of baked raw, these cheesy potatoes will always be cooked to creamy perfection.
If potatoes aren’t your thing, one of these creamy, cheesy casseroles should do the trick. Ok they’re not all cheesy, but they are all delicious. Bonus – some of them even include the vegetables!
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
If you want an incredibly creamy and cheesy baked macaroni and cheese recipe than this will be the only recipe you ever need! A tangy sharp cheddar cheese sauce coats al dente pasta, and then topped with a surprise pretzel crust!
You can’t call it an Easter gathering if there aren’t a few deviled eggs. I mean, eggs are one of the main stars of Easter! I’ve lumped salads and pasta salads in the same category since they are all cold side dishes that are perfect for your celebration.
7 Layer Salad
7 Layer Salad is a classic potluck dish great for feeding a crowd. These layers of deliciousness can be made ahead of time for these easiest side dish ever!
This easy Greek-style Bean Salad is super simple and packed with both flavor and gorgeous color. Add some crispy lettuce and grilled chicken for a full meal, or serve it with warmed pita bread as an appetizer.
Broccoli Salad is a cool, crisp side salad that’s perfect for summer cookouts. With a creamy, Greek yogurt and honey based dressing, crunchy sunflower seeds and juicy raisins, this salad is as delicious as it is light and healthy!
This Lighter Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is made with Greek Yogurt for a super creamy pasta salad that skimps on calories, but not flavor. It's the perfect side dish for barbecues, picnics or just dinner with your family.
Parker House Rolls are a soft and buttery, melt-in-your-mouth dinner roll. They are brushed with butter before and after baking making them even more irresistible. Your family is going to love these amazing homemade rolls.
Ham is traditionally served on Easter for many families, although in many religious cultures, roasted lamb is the centerpiece. Others may serve beef tenderloin or a Pork Roast.
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.
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