These 20 Easter side dishes are the ONLY ones you’ll need for your Easter brunch or dinner plans! From littles bites and share boards, to vegetables and salads, to make ahead recipes, to potatoes, to breads…these Easter side dishes are EPIC!
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Make-ahead side dishes are marked with an asterisk (*)!
Easter Little Bites & Share Boards
Little hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and share boards are perfect for a casual Easter brunch or dinner spread! Make ahead options are marked with an asterisk (*)!
1. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites*
On a big platter, these Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites are SO delicious and festive. Cucumber rounds are the base, piled high with smoked salmon, a dollop of sour cream, and a crunchy mini crouton. Topped with a pinch of lemon zest and fresh chives, these impressive-looking bites are mouthfuls of springtime!
2. Truffle Deviled Eggs*
There’s only one way to dress up deviled eggs this Easter, and it’s with Truffle Deviled Eggs. Dusted with parmesan and fresh chives, truffle deviled eggs are picture-perfect without compromising on flavor. If you’re not drinking bubbly with these, you’re doing it wrong!
3. Ricotta Toast With Hot Honey and Pistachios
There’s only one way to enjoy ricotta toast: it’s with a simple hot honey, pistachios and fresh thyme! It’s the perfect sweet and savory ricotta appetizer or side dish that’s so easy to make. The beautiful color of the bright pink hot honey against the creamy ricotta screams “eat me for Easter!”
4. Grilled Apricot & Burrata Board
This Grilled Apricot & Burrata Board reimagines a charcuterie board, with fresh grilled apricots and creamy burrata, finished with Spanish serrano ham, springtime Swiss chard and a citrusy vinaigrette. It’s a beautiful “Easter” palette – with pinks and greens and oranges – that tastes as good as it looks. A burrata lover’s dream…
Easter Vegetables & Salads
An Easter brunch OR dinner isn’t complete without fresh vegetables and pretty salads! Even the kids will love these! Make ahead options are marked with an asterisk (*).
5. Easy Broiled Asparagus*
Broiled asparagus is the fastest way to roast asparagus in the oven! It takes 8 minutes to broil, yielding tender, lightly crispy spears. Flavor your asparagus with one of the 10 fun seasoning ideas in my post!
6. Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad With Parmesan & Lemon*
The most underrated way of serving brussels sprouts is raw! Shred brussels sprouts in a food processor and toss with buttery marcona almonds, parmesan cheese and fresh lemon juice for a deliciously easy Easter brussels sprout salad.
7. Spicy Harissa Roasted Carrots*
Spicy carrots, roasted in a pan with harissa paste, is an easy and versatile veggie side dish for any Easter meal! Serve these spicy carrots garnished with coarse sea salt for the perfect spicy, sweet and salty kick!
8. Traditional Italian Bagna Cauda*
Bagna Cauda is a traditional Italian olive oil dip, served hot, infused with tons of garlic and anchovies. Everyone will love dipping assorted veggies and crusty bread in this “hot bath” of heaven! It’s the fondue of Italy!
9. Brown Butter Cauliflower*
You haven’t had cauliflower until you’ve had Brown Butter Cauliflower. It’s like never having PB&J…you just need to do it! Roasting a whole cauliflower and basting it in brown butter is a real side dish show-stopper for Easter!
10. Fresh & Healthy Lentil Salad*
Confused what to do with lentils? This Fresh & Healthy Lentil Salad can be served warm or chilled, with crunchy carrots, celery, onion and chopped parsley. It’s tossed with a simple vinaigrette that will turn lentils from boring to the best! If you haven’t tried lentils as a salad, this is the recipe to win you over!
11. Sautéed Broccolini With Slivered Garlic & Olive Oil*
If you’re not familiar with broccolini, it’s a hybrid between broccoli and Chinese broccoli. It has longer stems, a bit more structure, and is sweeter and earthier! It’s totally underrated and delish! With olive oil and garlic, Sautéed Broccolini will be the first thing gone at your Easter table.
12. Parmesan Crisp Salad Bowls
There’s no dishes required because you’ll eat your salad AND your salad bowl! How cool! You’ve probably seen parmesan crisps in the grocery store, but you probably haven’t seen Parmesan Crisp Salad Bowls. Not only do these bowls look incredible, but they add a crunchy, cheesy accent to really any Easter salad!
A Potato side dish can be just filler, or it can be the best thing on the table! Here are my favorite Easter potatoes. Make ahead options are marked with an asterisk (*).
13. Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes)*
Delicious Irish mashed potatoes, called Colcannon, are loaded with cabbage, leeks, scallions, and of course – butter! Lots of butter. What’s better than buttery, flavorful potatoes on Easter?
14. Apple-Bacon Scalloped Potatoes*
These Scalloped Potatoes are four-letter-word good. Like ridiculous. Like heavenly. Like unreal. The cheese and cream get in between each layer of thinly sliced potatoes. The smokiness of the bacon and sharpness of shallots cut through the richness. Apples yield just a touch of sweetness. Crispy and golden on the outside, decadent in the middle…it’s a masterpiece. You’ll feel like Leonardo da Vinci making the Mona Lisa!
15. No-Mayo German Potato Salad*
I’m trading in traditional mayo tater salad for this German Potato Salad that’s 100x more delicious without a drop of mayo! Apple cider vinegar, grainy mustard, and smoky bacon make for a potato salad that’s bright and a pop of springtime. The addition of finely chopped celery and red onion add crunch that’s traditionally missing from potato salad. Serve it warm or room temperature at your Easter table!
16. Roasted Garlic Mashed Sweet Potato & Turnip*
This colorful side dish has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember! When I was little and veggies were a chore to eat, smashed sweet potatoes and turnips was one of my favorites. My mom would add a pad of butter to the top of a colorful dollop of Mashed Sweet Potato & Turnip, which would melt all over. I still LOVE the simple butter method but adding caramelized roasted garlic takes it up a notch, especially for Easter!
You absolutely cannot go wrong with homemade bread on Easter, or on any holiday for that matter! Make ahead options are marked with an asterisk (*).
17. 1-Hour Wheat Beer Bread*
Beer bread makes homemade bread achievable in just 1 hour! Beer bread doesn’t need time to rise, it requires only 6 ingredients, and it’s wicked delicious. The taste is malty and complex, and the texture is doughy and pleasingly dense with chewy crust. I’m obsessed…and so will your Easter brunch or dinner mates!
18. Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread
If you’re looking for the classic gooey-ooey buttery garlic bread, look no further! This Pull Apart Bread won’t last long, once your Easter crew smells this cheesy, garlicky goodness right out of the oven!
19. Buttery Parker House Rolls*
If you haven’t heard of Parker House Rolls, they originated back in the 1800s at a hotel in Boston, Massachusetts (which is only about 30 minutes from my home!). They were such a hit that the Parker House Hotel became famous for them, and they still serve them today. Known for their buttery fold and incredibly rich, yeasty flavor, these rolls will take a lot of TLC but will no doubt be the BEST thing on your Easter menu!
20. Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits*
I’m not Southern but if there’s one biscuit-loving girl in New England, it’s me. When I say I’m biscuit obsessed, whenever I scan a brunch menu, I look for biscuits. Eggs and toast? No! Eggs and biscuits. After many rounds of trial and error, I can confidently say these are my favorite biscuits. They’re oh-so-buttery, flaky and perfectly tender….loaded with bacon and cheddar cheese. Easter biscuits? I think YES!