38 Easter Side Dish Ideas for the Perfect Meal
Not sure which sides to serve this holiday? These Easter side dish ideas will go perfectly with whatever meat you choose as your main dish. Casseroles, potatoes and more! For more recipes like this see my Easter page.
Cooking a main dish can be challenging, but finding the perfect side dish can be just as difficult. There are so many options to make the perfect Easter holiday meal We all have our own ideas, traditions and family recipes.
If you are trying something new then these Easter side dish ideas will help make your meal complete and are the perfect sides for ham, beef, lamb, chicken or pork.
This list has classic favorites like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes to more creative recipes like Pasta Fresca or asparagus pesto pasta. There is a recipe listed for every popular side dish. With so many delicious options at your fingertips, it’s easy to find the perfect accompaniment to any main entree.
Plus, don’t forget the bread! I included a section at the bottom with some of the most popular bread ideas to make with your holiday meal.
Easter Side Dish Ideas
Whether you are celebrating Easter or just looking for something special to bring to your next gathering, these easy side dish recipes will have everyone asking for seconds. From roasted potatoes to crowd-pleasing salads, these dishes are sure to be the star of your Easter feast!
Vegetable Side Dishes
Vegetable side dishes can be healthy and flavorful, but it can be hard to find the perfect recipe. Here are some delicious vegetable side dish recipes that are sure to tantalize taste buds and turn simple meals into something special.
Our Fav Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese
Easy roasted asparagus for a quick and simple side dish for holidays and more.
Maple Roasted Carrots
Simple buttery and sweet maple-butter glazed carrots caramelized quickly in in the oven.
Carrots roasted in butter and brown sugar makes this sweet tasty side dish perfect for holidays.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
Sweet purple brussells sprouts roasted with pancetta makes this yummy side. Feel free to add hot pepper for a spicer verison too!
Green Beans Almondine
Fresh green beans with bacon and sliced almonds is a holiday favorite that is bursting with flavor.
Southern Style Steamed Cabbage
One of my favorite side dishes that pairs perfectly with ham. Tender freid cabbage with ham or bacon for flavor.
Au Gratin Creamed Peas
Our family's favorite cheesy creamed peas recipe. Sweet adnslaty and oh so creamy!
Spring Salad (Easter or Mother's Day!)
Goregous green salad with asparagus, snap peas, prosciutto and cheese. Then topped with devield egg dressing.
Asparagus Risotto Recipe: A Creamy Dreamy Dinner
This creamy side has fresh asparagus, herbs and cheese, in a vegetable broth based sauce.
Paula Deen Deviled Eggs
Easter would not be complete without the deviled eggs side or appetizer!
Casserole Side Dishes
It's is just not Easter without an amazing cheesy casserole recipe. Choose one or three of these to be yiur new favorite.
Butternut Squash au Gratin
Creamy butternut squash baked in a gruyere cream sauce and topped with golden, buttery breadcrumbs.
Baked Cheesy Southern Squash Casserole Recipe
This southern favorite side has yellow squash, sour cream, tons of cheese and topped Ritz crackers melted into warm goey goodness.
Cheese and Cracker Green Bean Casserole
Not your ordinary green bean casserole! This one is layered with cheese and crackers ina creamy sauce. No mushy beans here.
Homemade Green Bean Casserole Recipe
This is the classic green bean casserole that is a staple in most homes for all holidays.
Oh so Good Broccoli and Cheese Casserole Recipe
Broccoli spears smothered in a cheesy sauce and covered with Ritz crackers. One of our family's favorite holiday dishes.
Carrots and stuffing covered in cheese make this comforting casserole.
Potato Side Dishes
Potatoes are almost like a main course on Easter. You must have either mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes to make the meal complete. I've included a few more popular ones too.
Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes
Cheesy homemade mashed potatoes covered in cheese. This make ahead dish is the perfect time saver!
Cheesy Brien Potato Casserole
Creamy potatoes, onins and peppers with melted cheese and topped with french fried onions make this popular dish a winner.
The Best Hash Brown Casserole (Cracker Barrel Copycat)
Baked cheesy creamy hash browns make this dish a comfort food favorite.
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Buttery mashed potatoes with cream cheese make this yummy side dish!
Paula Deen's Sweet Potato Casserole
This sweet potato casserole recipe is a creamy sweet potato bake topped with a brown sugar and pecan crumble.
Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Super quick way to make this holiday favorite in minutes!
Gruyere Potatoes Au Gratin
This cheesy casserle is made of sliced potatoes, freshly shredded gruyere cheese, and a creamy herb sauce
Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
Crispy crunchy potates made in minutes in the Air fryer!
Pasta Side Dish Recipes
If you are having beef as your main course, pasta is a great side dish choice! Of course mac and cheese goes with eveything!
Best Ever Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
My homemade baked macaroni recipe that we have at every holiday meal.
Quick & Easy Gouda Mac and Cheese
A creamy stovetop Gouda cheese Béchamel sauce poured over elbow noodles.
Cavatappi Mac and Cheese
Baked Cavatappi noodle Mac and Cheese with 4 cheeses, cheddar, Gruyere, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
Penne Pesto Primavera
Homemade Penne Pesto Primavera with mushrooms, broccoli florets and baby spinach.
Easy 20-minute pasta dish juicy ripe tomatoes, baby spinach and mushrooms sautéed with balsamic vinegar and garlic.
Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta
Pasta dish with crisp-tender asparagus, fresh herbs, and a citrusy olive oil sauce that’s naturally creamy.
Dinner Bread Ideas
Your Easter meal will not be complete without a great roll or bread to compliment it. Those bunny rolls are my favorite and super easy to make!
Dinner Buns (aka "Granny Buns")
Light and fluffy old fashioned homemade dinner buns.
Honey Butter Rolls
Soft yeast bread with a golden brown, slightly crusty top paired with honey butter!
EASY Easter Bread Recipe - Using Frozen Dough!
Simplified egg bread recipe using frozen dough and chocolate egg candy.
Hot Cross Buns
This hot cross buns recipe is sweet rolls flavored with cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg and orange zest.
Homemade Honey Butter Biscuits – YUMMY Dinner Rolls Recipe
Homemade no yeast biscuits made with cream cheese and topped with a honey butter glaze.
Easter Bunny Rolls
Easy soft and buttery rolls shaped into bunnies. Super cute idea for easter!
Classic Southern Cornbread
Classic made from scratch cornbread cooked in a cast iron pan.
Parmesan Stuffed Garlic Bread Recipe
Yummy herbs, garlic and cheese stuffed bread from a premade crusty bread.
Easter is a great time to celebrate with some delicious side dishes. Don’t be afraid to try something new! Add a few of these recipes to your Easter celebration menu and enjoy the amazing flavors with family and friends. And don’t forget to save some leftovers for later!
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