Like most holidays, the meal at Easter is all anyone can think about. Aside from the chocolate and time with the family, the food is the star of the show.
While the chicken, turkey, or any other form of bird is the main dish, it really is the sides that bring everything together.
You can keep it traditional with some roasted veggies and mashed potatoes.
Or you can try out something new. We have over 30 tasty side dishes that are perfect for the Easter feast. Check them out below!
While we all love the taste and feel of creamy mashed potatoes, this recipe gives you something more.
Layers of thinly sliced potatoes with a creamy, cheesy sauce all baked in the oven until a nice golden brown crispy is formed on top.
Think of it as the lasagne of potatoes! Top with some fresh chives for a delicious bite.
You can easily make some regular roasted carrots and serve them at the table. Or you can take them up a notch by glazing them in honey for a sweet, salty, delicious flavor,
You will want to have this stunning side dish at every meal. It really is that good!
Make sure to keep an extra batch because they will be gone in a flash.
Baby potatoes with roasted garlic and parmesan are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. With lots of Parmesan and garlic, they are incredibly flavorful and tasty.
This side dish only requires a few basic ingredients, little preparation, and only takes 30 minutes to roast in the oven. So simple and quick.
Give your potatoes a quick blanche to keep them soft and fluffy.
Anyone can throw asparagus in a pan and let it soften. Adding pesto however, is a simple step to make it even tastier.
With pesto, balsamic vinegar, pine nuts, and, of course, garlic, asparagus is given a perfect complement to its wonderful natural flavor. The fans adore this springtime side dish.
A nice spoonful of pesto enhances those natural flavors to give you something divine.
Creamed Spinach is rich, creamy, and an absolute necessity for any family gathering.
Fresh spinach is blanched before being combined with sautéed onions, Parmesan cheese, and a creamy, buttery, garlicky sauce.
This elegant side dish can be prepared in under 20 minutes, is simple to prepare in advance, and reheats well.
Perfect for that all important Easter meal.
Adding a handful of sharp cheddar cheese or shredded parmesan is common when it comes to making delicious mashed potatoes.
But adding a spoonful of mascarpone is sure to blow your mind. Once your potatoes are creamy and perfectly mashed, add in a spoonful of mascarpone cheese to make super silky and rich.
Don’t forget a nice pinch of black pepper and salt.
If you’re in need of a quick easy dish to keep everyone satisfied this Easter. Then this Spring Vegetable Stir Fry is for you.
Use all of your favorite veggies including carrots, green beans, and mushrooms. Throw them all in a pan with some delicious seasoning and you have a simple yet impressive side dish.
Keep it light yet tasty this Easter with this Spring Vegetable Stir Fry.
Hasselback potatoes are a Swedish delicacy and for good reason. Thinly sliced half way down, baked and then smothered in garlic butter.
Is your mouth watering yet?
Make your garlic butter sauce at home to make it even more delicious. No one can tell you how much garlic to use!
These simple homemade biscuits are created with a few readily available ingredients and are flaky, fluffy, buttery, and tender.
Paired with the gravy from the chicken or lamb and you have something that is sure to be raved about for years to come.
Keep it simple by using pre-made dough that you can purchase at the store. Unravel. Place on a baking tray and into the oven it goes!
Stuffed bell peppers are a delicious meal all on their own. With a spicy tofu and a dash of hot sauce. Stunning.
This recipe stuffs your peppers with rice and veggies all covered in a tomato sauce. Perfect as a healthy side for your Easter feast. Or as a quick lunch throughout the week.
Garnish with some freshly chopped cilantro for an added bite.
Salads are great for serving large crowds and this Spicy Radish Salad is perfect. Bring together carrots, radishes, cucumber, scallions, and mint for a fresh, filling side.
All coated in a flavorsome sauce that includes thinly sliced red chile for an added punch.
You can even add in some fresh chili flakes if you prefer things on the spicier side.
12. Grilled Broccoli
When you’re running out of ideas to serve your large pool of guests, this Grilled Broccoli recipe is a life saver.
Take some freshly washed broccoli florets, turn on the grill and let them sit until a nice char is formed. Drizzle in some olive oil and add salt and pepper for an extremely simple yet delicious side.
You can even coat in garlic butter for a mouthwatering taste.
Everyone loves caramelized onions on their steak. But these Balsamic Roasted Red Onions go perfectly with lamb or ham at easter.
This simple recipe allows you to pop the onions in the oven and let them cook while you sort out the rest.
Brilliant if you are cooking for a large crowd and want to leave an incredible impression.
Pasta is always a great option when it comes to selecting side dishes. This creamy Ricotta Gnocchi dish is perfect for doing buffet style feasts.
You may even find it becoming part of your weeknight dinner rotation. Creamy, rich, and quick.
This side dish is perfect for vegan’s and is sure to keep everyone full the entire night.
Traditionally, Panzanella is made with some ripe cherry tomatoes. But when you don’t have tomatoes on hand, you can still create a gorgeous Panzanella.
This vibrant recipe includes some toasted sourdough for an added crunch along with scallions, peas, and leafy green all tossed in a smooth vinaigrette.
Perfect for adding some health to your meal before dessert is served.
Risotto is a tricky dish to perfect. And when you have so many other elements on the go, it is easy to mess up.
This Instant Pot recipe keeps it simple while still providing a whole host of flavors. Top with some fresh parmesan and green onion for a delicious look and tasting side dish this Easter.
This comforting lasagne recipe is the perfect way to use up any veggies left in your refrigerator or freezer.
You can even use store bought marinara sauce to keep things simple.
Lasagne is the perfect way to bring everyone together and this recipe is no different. Add in Pecorino Romano for a sharper flavor.
You won’t even notice that there’s no meat.
Got some fussy eaters or just want to bring more festivity to the Easter meal then try out these Springs in a Blanket.
Asparagus all wrapped in bacon or prosciutto and buttery puff pastry. This is the only way to get your little ones to eat their greens without them complaining.
Coat with grated pecorino for a cheesy, tangy flavor. Serve as an appetizer or as a side to your meal.
Carrots, lettuce and any other veggies you wish all tossed in a dreamy buttermilk Green Goddess dressing.
It is so good you will want to have it on everything.
Make sure your carrots are roasted until tender and soft before adding to your salad.
Serve in a large bowl and allow everyone to dig in. We promise there won’t be any leftovers. However, you can easily keep any spare in the fridge for up to 3 days.
When serving the family, you want to make sure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. For most, that will be dessert.
But these Buttery Rosemary Rolls are going to be a fan favorite. These sweet and buttery dinner rolls are ideal for soaking up all the delicious sauce and gravy. They are garnished with rosemary and flaky sea salt.
Bake beforehand and warm in the oven to serve when your guests arrive.
No feast is complete without sugar snaps. This Spicy Sesame Sugar Snaps is the perfect way to mix things up.
This light side dish adds just the perfect amount of heat to your Easter meal without being too spicy.
Store in an airtight container and enjoy as a quick snack when everyone leaves. Add a drizzle of honey for some added sweetness to this rather spicy dish.
Brussels sprouts, you either love them or hate them. Smother them in brown butter and everyone is definitely going to love them.
Allow the butter to toast the almonds for a sweet, rich flavor along with raisins and lemon juice to keep things vibrant.
Coat your brussels sprouts and onions in the butter mixture to bring everything together. Just don’t tell your kids what they are and watch their eyes light up in joy.
As the weather begins to lighten and the sun begins to shine, you want to keep your meals light yet filling.
This Crispy Beet and Mozzarella Salad is not only gorgeous to look at but absolutely divine to eat. Roasted beets bring a new texture to your regular salad and make it all the more delicious.
This is the perfect way to keep your table colorful and somewhat healthy.
Grab whatever potatoes you have on hand. We love Yukon gold potatoes and sweet potatoes. Dice them up, cover them in olive oil and roast until perfection,
Once they are golden and crispy, toss in your caper vinaigrette before serving. Simple, flavorsome, and quick to make.
You can top with some freshly grated parmesan cheese for a nice tangy flavor with each bite.
Have you ever attended a gathering when the effervescent, golden spinach-artichoke dip wasn’t the first to disappear? Did not believe so.
When serving this dish, which extends the concept even further by incorporating short pasta, expect the same.
You can easily make this side ahead of time as it can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.Warm to serve as your guests are ready to up.
Making a cornbread that impresses everyone can be daunting. With so many incredible recipes already out there, you may give up before you’ve even started.
This Scallion Cornbread recipe will give you the confidence and the compliments to keep making it. Using Scallion infused butter, this cornbread has an addictive sweet onion flavor.
Add a knob of butter on top and let it melt as you serve your guests. Perfect as a side dish or as a small starter to keep everyone occupied.
Looking for a side dish worthy of being in a restaurant? This restaurant style Garlic Mashed Potato recipe is sure to give you your desired result.
This classic side dish is given a bit of a revamp with fresh garlic and red skin-on potatoes. Completely different from your traditional skinless baking potatoes.
These homemade mashed potatoes will make you glad you ditched the reservation and stayed at home this Easter.
Peas can often be an afterthought when it comes to making a delicious, inspiring side dish.
But if given some thought, peas can be the star of the show. Especially with this Butter Pea with Thyme recipe.
Using simple flavors this dish can be made in under 10 minutes and is definitely going to be talked about for some time after the meal.
We recommend going light handed with the Thyme unless you know everyone loves the taste.
Make this dish even easier by using frozen peas and cooking them in the microwave! No one will know.
Give your traditional Caprese salad a bit of a twist with this Caprese Asparagus recipe. Roast your asparagus and tomatoes in the oven and then coat in choice, balsamic vinegar, and fresh herbs.
Simple, delicious, and quick. All the things a side dish should be.
Add a drizzle of honey for a sweeter taste to your cherry tomatoes and allow them to bake until your cheese is melted and gooey. Perfect for that epic cheese pull.
As a “cousin” to the Italian Bruschetta, Americans invented garlic bread. And thank God they did, for without this side dish, life on Earth wouldn’t be the same.
Making this masterpiece at home is surprisingly simple. Common hotdog buns will do in place of an expensive baguette. Garlic butter should be applied to the buns before baking.
Seriously, we could eat garlic bread all day long!
Top with parmesan cheese and let it melt for something even more incredible.
If you are wanting to deliver a dish that is sure to be gone before you can even sit yourself at the table, this Baby Potatoes and Pea Salad is a must.
Fluffy boiled baby potatoes and peas toasted in a tasty, creamy garlic bacon aioli. You don’t even have to peel your potatoes. Simply give them a wash, boil, and mix.
Spend more time with the family and less time in the kitchen with this recipe.
This Green Bean Casserole is one of the simplest dishes you can make this easter. Rich, creamy, and crunchy everyone is bound to fall in love.
Using canned mushroom soup this dish takes no time to make. Perfect if you’re in a rush or have no skills in the kitchen.
Wanting to keep things more traditional? This Roasted Vegetable recipe is traditional, easy to make, and delicious.
Grab whatever veggies you can or whatever is left in your fridge, coat in oil, garlic, and thyme, roast and serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ham, potatoes, vegetable side dishes like corn, green beans, or asparagus, and dinner rolls are classic components of Easter supper. Each of those dishes can, of course, vary substantially. For instance, some people substitute roast lamb or chicken for ham.
It became customary to bless eggs before eating them because some people believed that eggs fried on Good Friday and consumed on Easter Sunday would increase fertility and avert unexpected death.
Easter is an incredible time to enjoy spending time with the family. Religious or not. Everyone can come together, play fun games, and eat some delicious food.
Whether you are tasked with preparing some sides or are cooking the entire feast, make it special with some incredible recipes.
We have over 30 tasty side dishes that go perfectly with Easter meals. From classic roasted veggies to something with a little more spice such as spicy sugar snaps. You can relax knowing you have some mouth watering recipes up your sleeve.
Now we need to know, what’s for dessert?