The best holiday meals focus as much (or more) on the side dishes as they do on the main dish! These incredible Easter side dishes will round out your Easter brunch or dinner with everything your family adores.

Think classic, nutritious veggies, fresh vibrant salads, and potatoes and pasta options too. To be honest, I could skip the entrée and happily enjoy the appetizers and side dishes instead.

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Throughout this incredible Easter side dish recipe round up, you’ll find individual links that will take you right to a printable recipe card for each. This helps make your planning so much easier!

I’ve been sharing delicious eats with you for a long time, so the options are endless around here! In fact, don’t miss my free guides to the best Hors D’oeurves, 35 Amazing Dip Recipes and 20 Amazing Bacon Appetizers.

Easter Side Dishes

We’re separating these Easter sides into categories: Potatoes, Pastas and Breads, Veggies, Salads, and Cold Side Dishes, too. In fact, some can double as an appetizer or a side dish – what could be better?

Easter Potatoes

Ham and potatoes go together like peas and carrots. Peanut butter and jelly? You get the picture… don’t skip the potatoes for Easter!

Gratin Dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois is a traditional French casserole made with thinly sliced potatoes, cream and gruyere. It’s an incredibly luxurious and indulgent potato bake side dish!

Sure to impress your dinner guests, this potatoes dauphinois recipe is easy enough for a weeknight but delightfully special for the holidays.

Gratin potatoes in a white oval baking dish, garnished with fresh thyme.

Potato Gratin Stacks

Potatoes Au Gratin in easy to serve stacks! This recipe is everything you love about potato gratin made with thinly sliced potatoes, cream and gruyere – plus it’s delicious little individual servings.

Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes

An easy recipe for Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes – an incredible crowd pleasing appetizer or easy side dish. Smashed Red Potatoes are boiled, smashed, and baked with olive oil, cheese and bacon until crisp and topped with sour cream and chives for an irresistible and memorable appetizer!

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Smashed Potatoes make an impressive appetizer or easy side dish. They are boiled, smashed and baked with olive oil and garlic until crisp, then garnished with herbs or parmesan. 

Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes

Mix up your mashed potatoes for the holidays with this easy Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes recipe! They’re so flavorful you’ll never want basic mashed potatoes again!

Easter Veggies

This little category of side dishes can’t be overlooked! Don’t skip the texture and fresh zesty flavors that come from gorgeous, colorful veggie side dishes.

Candied Carrots

These Candied Carrots are a simple, sweet and savory brunch or dinner menu addition. Coated in a butter and brown sugar glaze, this Candied Carrots Recipe is the ultimate side dish for Easter and beyond!

candied carrots

Mashed Cauliflower

An easy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes recipe is all you need to replace carbs with veggies. It’s so simple and absolutely delicious. With a few tips and tricks (shh…it’s cream cheese!) along the way, no one will ever know it’s mashed cauliflower!

Baked Artichoke

Baked Artichoke is one of the easiest side dishes and ways to get your veggies in! These roasted artichoke are so delicious on it’s own or tossed into a salad. It’s not only delicious, but a good source of fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin K!

Seasoned Green Beans

When it comes to side dishes, I love using seasonal produce that is super fresh and full of family-friendly flavor. Of course, they have to be quick and easy too. These easy seasoned green beans tick all the boxes!

Braised Dill Carrots

These Roasted Baby Carrots are a simple, attractive side dish that even your kids will love! Braised Carrots with fresh dill are flavorful and crisp-tender.

Roasted Mushrooms

Easy Roasted Mushrooms, a flavorful and juicy appetizer or side dish. These garlic mushrooms take just 5 minutes hands on time! Oven roasted mushrooms are low calorie, low carb, Whole30 and keto approved. Make these with white mushrooms or button mushrooms!

Garlic-infused, oven-roasted mushrooms presented in a white baking dish.

Green Peas With Shallots

A simple green pea recipe your whole family will love. Butter, shallot, and white wine provide elegant flavor. It has never been so easy to get your kids to eat their greens!

Green Beans Side Dish With Shallot Butter

Green beans are a classic side dish, and it is so easy to elevate them for a really tasty and delicious accompaniment. These green beans are cooked with a shallot butter, take just 10 minutes to make and they are so easy to prepare with just a handful of ingredients.

Corn Casserole (Cheesy Corn)

Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese – this cheesy corn doubles as a dip! It’s a classic side dish that is perfect for parties as a dip or a family-friendly side dish.

Brussel Sprouts

This Crispy Brussel Sprouts Recipe is bursting with flavor! Brussel Sprouts with pancetta and shallots are sautéed into a fragrant, textural side dish that will leave your family begging for more.

Firehouse Green Beans With Bacon

Step aside green bean casserole, Green beans with Bacon are an easy, last-minute side dish for holidays with the best blend of garlic, parmesan and bacon that will have green bean haters begging for the recipe!

Italian Vegetables

Served alongside any of your favorite dinner entrees, Italian Vegetables are seasoned and oven-roasted to perfection. Italian Roasted Vegetables are rustic, simple and so beautiful to serve! 

Seasoned Green Beans

When it comes to side dishes, I love using seasonal produce that is super fresh and full of family-friendly flavor. Of course, they have to be quick and easy too. These easy seasoned green beans tick all the boxes!

Seasoned green beans served in a white bowl with a gold fork.

Roasted Cauliflower (Easy Baked Cauliflower)

This effortless Roasted Cauliflower is the ultimate healthy side dish. If you think you don’t love cauliflower, this Easy Baked Cauliflower is sure to change your mind!

Pastas and Breads

If you don’t have bread and pasta on your menu of Easter side dishes, it feels like something is missing. Or is that just me?

Make a quick bread, some dinner rolls, or go all out with a real homemade bread with my Yeast Guide to simplify your life. Whatever you do, make it delicious!

30 Minute Dinner Rolls

These homemade dinner rolls are soft, fluffy, buttery and quite simply irresistible. The best part? This homemade dinner roll recipe is truly ready in around 30 minutes, start to finish.

Easter side dishes: Bread rolls in a white baking dish.

The Best Baked Macaroni And Cheese

This is an easy, creamy baked mac and cheese recipe made in minutes with just a few staple ingredients! Make the BEST baked macaroni and cheese with very little hands on time.

Mac And Cheese Cups

These little Mac and Cheese Cups are the perfect bite-sized hors d’oeuvre the whole family will love! They’re beyond easy to make, using a mini muffin pan.

Light And Flavorful Broccoli Pasta

This amazing Broccoli Pasta is a one-pot wonder made with just 6 ingredients in minutes! Use staples, fresh or frozen ingredients to whip up this delicious dish.

Cheddar Beer Bread Recipe

This cheddar beer bread is comforting, savory, and incredibly delicious with a variety of toppings and dips. You’ll leave your guests craving more – it’s the ultimate party food!

Homemade Cornbread With Maple Butter Topping

Crispy homemade cornbread topped with an incredible maple butter an easy sweet and savory cornbread. It’s a holiday side dish that everyone will love! Simple to make, it’s on the table in just 30 minutes!

Easy Homemade Bread Recipe For Artisan Bread

A quick and easy artisan homemade bread recipe that is adaptable. It’s perfect for smothering in butter, dipping in oil, or slicing for sandwiches. This homemade bread is moist on the inside, crusty on the outside, and full of flavor!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Homemade sweet potato gnocchi is so much easier than you might think. This is a simple vegetarian sweet potato gnocchi recipe, with a fresh and healthy spin on a traditional Italian dish. It makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner, but feels special enough for holidays!

Easter Salads

There’s just something about spring that makes a vibrant green salad so refreshing! There are so many ways to dress up a simple salad – check out my favorite Homemade Vinaigrettes!

Handheld Endive Salad

This easy endive appetizer is everything you crave for entertaining! It’s healthy, gorgeous, and simply bursting with fresh flavor. Bonus? Endive lettuce is naturally so easy to hold… your guests will keep coming back for more!

Arugula Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

An easy and refreshing recipe for an arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette. This simple salad is so perfect for the warmer weather, and is perfect to serve as a simple side or appetizer.

Strawberry Salad

Easy and refreshing strawberry salad with a vinaigrette poppy seed dressing. It’s a classic go-to summer salad perfect for any occasion! 

Insalata Mista

A light and refreshing classic Insalata Mista with shaved parmesan, grape tomatoes, and pine nuts tossed in a delcious balsamic vinaigrette. This mixed salad goes great with just about every entree!

Peach Salad With Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

This peach salad features a memorable sweet and savory honey dijon vinaigrette. This fruity spring and summer salad is perfect to serve as an appetizer or a side and comes together quickly.

Simple Spring Salad Mix

This spring salad mix is the perfect Easter salad to take with you to brunch or dinner. Full of vibrant fruits, pecans and cheese, you can prep the salad at home and whip up some vinaigrette and have a fresh, easy-to-transport salad.

A bowl of spinach salad with strawberries and walnuts, perfect for Easter side dishes.

White Wine Vinaigrette

An easy, classic White Wine Vinaigrette recipe that requires just six staple ingredients and less than a minute to make from scratch! Make it ahead of the time for an easy way to elevate even the most basic of salads.

Cold Easter Side Dishes

This can include all your favorite picnic goodies. In fact, while I’m only including a couple pasta salad recipes here, don’t skip my complete Pasta Salad Guide – it’s a round up of so many incredible combinations!

Incredible Veggie Pasta Salad

This veggie pasta salad recipe is bursting with fresh, vibrant flavors and overflowing with nutrients thanks to an array of fresh sautéed veggies. It’s a vegetarian pasta salad side dish or an incredible lunch you can feel good about! 

Amazing Avocado Deviled Eggs

If you love deviled eggs and you love avocado, these Avocado Deviled Eggs are going to blow you away! This avocado egg combination is rich, creamy and satisfying.

The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

Get the secrets to the best deviled eggs recipe. Once you try this fluffy, creamy, tangy recipe, you’ll never go back. They are devilishly good, and perfect for parties, picnics, Easter and so much more.

Deviled eggs made into little Easter chicks, on a pink ceramic egg holder.
Deviled Egg Chicks

Bow Tie Pasta Salad

A light, refreshing pasta salad recipe, perfect for summer picnics and outings. This bow tie pasta salad is tossed with an amazing, light and zesty dressing. It’s always a hit at parties.

Italian Pasta Salad

This easy Italian pasta salad recipe is the perfect summer side dish that takes very little time and effort. It’s such a classic side dish that is so light and refreshing!

Homemade Creamy Potato Salad Recipe

This creamy potato salad recipe with egg is the best way to use up all those extra eggs from the Easter holiday. It is made with a few key ingredients including gherkins and mustard, and one little secret technique to make it better than the rest!



  • Plan ahead! If you’re hosting an Easter celebration, get organized a week or so in advance, if possible. Order your groceries in advance or take an efficient shopping trip!
  • Prep early. Do as much chopping, mixing and creating as you can in the 48 hours prior to your event. The more you accomplish ahead of time, the better you’ll feel on the day of your party!
  • Arrange serving platters and glassware ahead, too. Consider which dishes, bowls and platters you’ll need for serving and get them lined up on your island or table.
A glass of orange juice on a tray with white tulips and Easter side dishes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best side dishes for kids?

Much like the adults at the table, kids have their own personal preferences for veggie side dishes. Potatoes are by far the most popular American side dish, but we all need a little variety in our diets!
We have great luck with green beans in our house, and we love topping them with a variety of cheeses to enhance the flavor and texture.

What’s on a traditional Easter menu?

Serve ham or lamb as your main course, and then round it out with a salad, a vegetable side dish, a potato side dish, and a bread.

A tray of deviled eggs with yellow food faces, perfect for Easter side dishes.
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Best Easter Side Dishes: Amazing Deviled Eggs Recipe

The best holiday meals focus as much (or more) on the side dishes as they do on the main dish! These incredible Easter side dishes will round out your Easter brunch or dinner with everything your family adores. Plus, we're sharing our favorite classic deviled eggs recipe with you!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 24
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  • 18 eggs
  • ½ cup Miracle Whip (don't sub with mayo!)
  • ¾ teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons pickle juice
  • cup Sweet Gherkin pickles heaping, finely chopped


  • Place chilled eggs in a large pot of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce to medium-high and boil 11 minutes.
    18 eggs
  • Dump hot water, place pot in sink and fill with cold water and allow to sit until cool. Peel and rinse, slice in half lengthwise and place 24 halves on a platter.
  • Place yolks in mixing bowl and beat with a whisk. Add Miracle Whip, mustard and pickle juice. Blend until fluffy. Add chopped pickles and lightly blend.
    ½ cup Miracle Whip, ¾ teaspoon yellow mustard, 3 tablespoons pickle juice, ⅕ cup Sweet Gherkin pickles
  • Fill egg halves with mixture using a small cookie scoop. Optional: dust with paprika to garnish.

Julie’s Tips


  • Use chilled ingredients for best results
  • Use Miracle Whip, not mayo
  • Use sweet gherkins


  • Cut hardboiled eggs in half on the round side for circles.
  • Use an ice cream or cookie scoop to scoop the filling into the egg.
  • Cut carrots into slices and then into thirds creating triangles for beaks. Insert the long end into the middle of the chick so that the beak points out.
  • Use olives, peppercorns, or black gel icing to create eyes.
Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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