The Best Side Dishes to Make for Easter Dinner

Easter will be here before we know it, and while the holiday is fun and filled with bright colors and easter egg hunts, figuring out which dish to bring to the family potluck can be overwhelming. Whether your family is still planning to gather for Easter or you’re having a quiet dinner at home with your family these are some great options to consider.

Should you go the easy route and just roast up a sheet pan of veggies, go modern with crostini, or try to go fancy with recipes that take way too much time and effort?

Brit + Co put together a list of the ultimate Easter side dishes to take the guesswork out of the potluck, so you can focus on spending time with your loved ones.

  1. Crunchy Green Beans With Butter

“Green beans might not seem like an exciting dish to bring to a potluck, but these will be a crowdpleaser. The original recipe makes enough for just four people, so adjust it accordingly.”

  1. Sweet Potatoes in a Blanket

“Why serve crescent rolls solo, when you can stuff them with roasted sweet potato wedges, caramelized onion, and cheese?”

  1. Roasted Broccoli

“If you’re feeding a crowd of picky eaters with different dietary needs, this tasty side is a must; it’s vegan, paleo, and Whole30-friendly.”

  1. Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Pink Tahini Sauce

“You can’t go wrong with crispy smashed taters, especially when they’re served with plenty of gooey brie cheese.”

  1. Keto Cheesy Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

“This hearty dish is as easy as it is delicious. After all, everything is better with bacon and plenty of cheese sauce.”

  1. Steamed Artichoke With Garlic Butter

“If someone in your crew claims that they aren’t into vegetables, this dreamy garlic butter, used to dunk steamed artichoke into, might be a turning point for them.”

  1. DIY Potato Salad

“The herbs make this potato salad spring-ready.”

  1. Greens & Citrus Salad With Tahini-Ginger Dressing

“With plenty of veg and flavorful add-ins, this salad is clearly too legit; too legit to quit.”

  1. Mashed Cauliflower Purée

“Cauliflower has become a side dish fave, and this garlicky recipe only gives us reason to keep the momentum going. “

  1. Cheesy, Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

“Fact: No one is going to pass up a vegetable that tastes like garlic bread.”

  1. Scallion and Greek Yogurt Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes

“Despite its intricate, show-stopping appearance, it’s surprisingly easy to put together thanks to your slow-cooker.”

  1. Deviled Eggs

“Classic recipe! An Easter must, and YES you can use the eggs that you colored if you want.”

  1. Roasted Asparagus with Orange Vinaigrette

“So springy, and the mixture of asparagus and orange is so delicious!” 

  1. Classic Potato Salad

“Great with ham or as a simple side that you can make ahead, pull out of the fridge and serve. Plus, I make mine in the Instant Pot. A great option if you are coming home from church and don’t have time to fuss with mashed potatoes.”

  1. Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

“”These go great with some extra ham added in. OR, you can use your leftover ham hock to make them after Easter.”

  1. Roasted thyme carrots

“This makes a simple and elegant side dish. The flavors are SO good together.”

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