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Easter Side Dishes

Recipes to Go with Easter Brunch, Lunch or Dinner


These recipes make excellent side dishes for Easter brunch, lunch or dinner. Whether you're having a formal dinner with ham or a casual brunch in the morning, there's a side dish here that will work for you.

An added bonus: Many of these recipes can be made a day or so in advance, allowing you more time to spend with the family.

Be sure to also check out my Easter Brunch Recipes to Satisfy the Whole Family, too.

Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Green Bean Casserole
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There are only two or three times a year when the green bean casserole makes an appearance at a holiday table. Easter is one of them. This version uses a homemade white sauce instead of the classic cream of mushroom soup.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Is there ever a time when mashed potatoes aren't a good idea? I think not. This recipe kicks up the classic a notch with the addition of roasted garlic, which lends a sweet and mellow depth of the flavor to the potatoes. These mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for everything from beef tenderloin to turkey or ham.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots
Stephanie Gallagher
You get two great, vitamin A-rich vegetables in one easy side dish in this healthy side dish recipe. A touch of honey and brown sugar lend sweetness to this side dish. This dish goes great with turkey or ham.

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Strawberry Spinach Salad
Stephanie Gallagher
I love this salad because it pairs bitter spinach with sweet strawberries and glazed pecans. The whole thing is tossed in a sweet and creamy homemade dressing that will have everyone begging for seconds.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher
Think the kids won't eat Brussels sprouts? Think again. This recipe combines the much maligned vegetable with bacon (always a good idea). And because the Brussels sprouts are sauteed in a skillet, they get nice and browned, giving them a sweet, caramelized flavor.

Recipe for Cornbread Stuffing

Cornbread Stuffing
Stephanie Gallagher
I love the sweet and slightly spicy flavor of this Southern-inspired stuffing. Cornbread and sourdough stuffing mix are combined with onions, celery and fresh jalapeno peppers (don't leave them out - they really give this recipe a nice little kick) in this flavorful recipe. This stuffing is the ideal complement to turkey or ham.

Broccoli Slaw with Cashews

Broccoli Slaw
Stephanie Gallagher
Need a quick side dish that won't be time-consuming to prepare? This slaw is it. Just mix store-bought broccoli slaw with cashews, walnuts and sweetened dried cranberries, then toss in a sweet and creamy homemade dressing. The kids will love it!

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Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Broccoli and Cheese Sauce
Stephanie Gallagher
Kids aren't the only ones who like their vegetables covered in cheese. Serve this dish at your Easter lunch or dinner, and watch it disappear.

Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Roasted Potatoes
Stephanie Gallagher
These roasted potatoes have a wonderful browned and crispy texture on the outside, but a softness on the inside that makes them a perfect accompaniment to everything from beef to chicken to ham. The really nice thing about these potatoes is that they're a cinch to prepare.

Raspberry Cool Whip Jello Mold

Cool Whip Jello Mold
Stephanie Gallagher
This layered recipe makes a sweet and refreshing side dish or a light dessert that's perfect for Easter brunch or dinner. Serve this Jello mold in a tall glass dish, so your guests can see the layers through the sides.

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