50 Best Easter Side Dishes

These Easter side dishes include our best recipes for potatoes, spring salads, seasonal veggies, and more. Choose some to complete your holiday meal!

easter side dishes

Easter is right around the corner, and I’m busy picking out which side dishes to make for our holiday feast.

No offense to ham or lamb, but the side dishes are always my favorite part of Easter dinner. If you ask me, they’re what make the meal memorable. Seasonal vegetables like carrots and asparagus add a pop of color to the table. Hearty potato recipes keep guests coming back for more. And spring salads like my strawberry salad or carrot salad offer bright, fresh flavor.

I’ve rounded up my 50 best Easter side dishes below. If you’re still figuring out your holiday menu, check them out! Ranging from rich casseroles to vibrant spring veggies, they include all the side dishes you need for a delicious Easter meal. Enjoy!

Traditional Easter Side Dishes

Prepare these five Easter side dishes for a classic holiday feast.

roasted carrots

Roasted Carrots

Ready in under 30 minutes, roasted carrots are one of the easiest Easter side dishes! Honey brings out their natural sweetness.

Deviled eggs

Deviled Eggs

Garnish them with fresh dill, chives, and/or smoked paprika for a party-perfect look.

Mashed potatoes

Best Mashed Potatoes

They’re ultra-rich and creamy, thanks to two types of potatoes, butter, and sour cream.

Dinner rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls

These homemade dinner rolls are soft, fluffy, and—yep!—even easy to make. They’re guaranteed to impress!

Creamed spinach

Creamed Spinach

In this 15-minute Easter side dish, silky greens melt into a light, flavorful cream sauce. We never have leftovers!

Make-Ahead Easter Side Dishes

Do your future self a favor when you plan your Easter menu, and choose a few side dishes that you can make ahead. With some of the prep done in advance, it’ll be simpler for you to get the holiday meal on the table when it’s time to eat.

Sweet potato casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

No marshmallows here! Instead, I make a savory pecan topping for this comforting casserole.

Green bean casserole

Green Bean Casserole

This from-scratch version of the classic casserole features a creamy homemade mushroom sauce, fresh green beans, and crispy baked onions.

Baked mac and cheese

Homemade Mac and Cheese

This creamy, cheesy baked mac is always a crowd pleaser at my family’s holiday dinners!

Best Easter Side Dishes - Asparagus soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Basil and lemon zest add bright, fresh flavor to this simple spring soup.

Side dishes for Easter - Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

With over 400 5-star reviews, this 7-ingredient soup is a Love & Lemons fan favorite! Make it up to 3 days ahead for a refreshing Easter side dish.

Best Easter Side Dishes - Garlic knots

Garlic Knots

Make and freeze these soft, fluffy garlic knots days or weeks before Easter for a quick and easy side dish.

Side dishes for Easter - Jalapeno cornbread

Jalapeño Cornbread

This spicy jalapeño and cheddar cheese cornbread is another Easter side dish that freezes well. Feel free to make it far in advance. Just remember to mix up some honey butter to serve with it a day or two before the big meal!

Easter Vegetable Side Dishes

No Easter table is complete without fresh vegetables! Make one or more of these seasonal recipes for your holiday feast:

Sautéed green beans

Sautéed Green Beans

You can make these simple lemon green beans in under 10 minutes, so they’re a great side dish to whip up at the last minute.

Roasted Brussels sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts belong at any holiday feast! This easy recipe is my favorite way to prepare them. They come out crisp and golden brown every time.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

This roasted asparagus recipe is a delicious (and easy!) way to cook spring’s #1 veggie.

Best Easter side dishes - Cabbage steaks

Cabbage Steaks

These “steaks” are meltingly tender in the middle, with a ruffly ring of crisp, browned leaves around the edges. They’ll wow your Easter guests!

Green beans almondine

Green Beans Almondine

Toasted almonds elevate this easy-as-can-be vegetable side dish.

Roasted broccoli recipe

Roasted Broccoli

I often make roasted broccoli on weeknights because it’s so darn simple, but it’s a hit at holidays too.

Best Easter Side Dishes - Sauteed spinach

Sautéed Spinach

This seasonal side dish is silky, garlicky, and bright with lemon. Whip it up in just 5 minutes.

Sauteed asparagus

Sautéed Asparagus

If your oven is at max capacity on Easter, cook your asparagus on the stovetop instead.

Side dishes for Easter - Sautéed Broccolini

Sautéed Broccolini

Broccolini might not be the first veggie you think of when it comes to vegetable side dishes for Easter. But if you try it, it won’t disappoint! It looks gorgeous on a holiday table, and it tastes fantastic seasoned with garlic, lemon, and red pepper flakes.

Roasted Radishes

Roasted Radishes

With their pretty pink color, these roasted radishes are such a festive Easter side dish! They’re also delicious. The hot oven mellows their peppery flavor and gives them a perfect crisp-tender bite.

Air fryer asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus

This air fryer asparagus cooks in minutes, and it comes out with the crispiest tips. It would be a hit at an Easter dinner or brunch.

Easter Side Dishes - Oven roasted cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

I made this roasted cauliflower for Easter last year, and it was my family’s favorite side dish! I love to serve it with drizzles of tahini sauce on top.

Potato Side Dishes for Easter Dinner

Easter and Thanksgiving side dishes have some overlap. But there’s an important difference between the two: at Easter, your potatoes don’t have to be mashed. Try one of these preparations instead:

Scalloped potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

One of my family’s favorite Easter side dishes! This comforting casserole features tender potatoes baked in a creamy sauce with fresh thyme, onions, and cheddar cheese.

Roasted potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes

This recipe is a great way to prepare small red potatoes or new potatoes. They cook up with crisp edges and creamy centers, and a lemon rosemary dressing infuses them with flavor.

Baked Sweet Potato

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Don’t feel like fussing over your Easter potatoes? Then don’t! These baked sweet potatoes are supremely simple and SO delicious, especially with a pat of butter on top.

Best Easter Side Dishes - Hasselback potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes

If potato chips became an elegant Easter side dish, they’d be hasselback potatoes. These fan-like spuds are amazingly crisp around the edges!

Smashed potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Make sure you get a big first helping of these potatoes—there won’t be any left when you go back for seconds!

Instant Pot mashed potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Going the mashed potatoes route? Try making them in the Instant Pot instead of on the stove! You can use the “Keep Warm” setting to hold them at the right temp until you eat.

Easy Egg Side Dish Ideas

Eggs are everywhere at Easter—your holiday table included. Serve these festive recipes at an Easter dinner or brunch:

Egg salad sandwich

Egg Salad

If you have leftover hard-boiled eggs from an Easter egg hunt, this creamy, tangy salad is the perfect way to use them up! Serve it with crackers, crostini, or in finger sandwiches for a festive appetizer or side dish.

Pickled eggs for Easter

Pickled Eggs

How cute are these beet pickled eggs?! They’re such a fun addition to an Easter feast.

Best Easter Side Dishes - Nicoise salad

Niçoise Salad

Creamy white beans step in for the tuna in this vegetarian twist on the classic French salad. The hard-boiled eggs make it a perfect Easter side dish!

How to make a Frittata


Serve this veggie frittata alongside cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, or French toast casserole at an Easter brunch.

Best Easter Salad Recipes

My favorite category of Easter side dishes! A fresh salad is the perfect way to showcase spring veggies like spinach, asparagus, and carrots on your Easter table.

Spinach salad

Spinach Salad

My mom makes this salad for Easter dinner every year, and it’s always a hit. Apples, dried cranberries, goat cheese, and candied pecans pack it with flavor.

Strawberry Salad with Balsamic

Strawberry Salad

This salad is my fruity spin on a classic Caprese, featuring strawberries and avocado in addition to tomatoes. It’s a refreshing alternative to a traditional fruit salad at a holiday meal.

Best Easter Side Dishes - Carrot salad

Carrot Salad

This isn’t your average carrot and raisin salad! I skip the raisins in favor of dates, add pistachios for crunch, and douse it in an aromatic cumin-spiced dressing.

Spring salad

Bright Spring Salad

This pretty pink and green salad is spring on a plate!

Broccoli salad

Broccoli Salad

I’m not kidding when I say that this is the best broccoli salad. It’s a plant-based riff on the Midwest classic. Smoky roasted nuts step in for the traditional bacon, and trust me—you won’t miss it one bit.

Side dishes for Easter - Asparagus salad

Asparagus Salad

This springy salad has all the seasonal essentials: asparagus, peas, radishes, and herbs! To tie it together, I drizzle it with a creamy avocado dressing.

Roasted Beet Salad

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic

This beautiful beet salad was made for a holiday table! Get ahead by cooking the roasted beets and making the balsamic vinaigrette up to 2 days in advance.

Arugula salad

Arugula Salad

Roasted grapes, tamari almonds, and shaved Parmesan cheese elevate this side salad.

Best Easter side dishes - Three bean salad

Three Bean Salad

Looking for more make-ahead Easter side dishes? You’ll love this classic salad. The flavor improves the longer it sits in the fridge!

Best Easter Side Dishes - Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

Add blanched asparagus and peas to this salad for a fresh, springy side dish.

Best Easter Side Dishes - Simple Green Salad

Simple Green Salad

Who says side salads have to be boring?! Here, shaved Parm, toasted almonds, avocado, and cucumbers jazz up tender mixed greens.

Coleslaw Recipe

Creamy Coleslaw

This refreshing slaw is a great complement to rich, comforting fare on your holiday table.

Potato salad

Best Potato Salad

You can make this creamy, tangy potato salad two ways: with hard-boiled eggs or without. I love the egg-y version for Easter!

Watercress salad

Watercress Salad

Peppery spring watercress is a wonderful addition to Easter side dishes like this salad. I balance its bite with rich mozzarella and avocado, sweet snap peas and citrus, and a bright champagne vinaigrette.

Best Easter Side Dishes - Kale Caesar salad

Kale Caesar Salad

Garlicky croutons, Parmesan cheese, and a practically drinkable dressing make this salad impossible to resist.

Side Dishes for Easter - Chickpea salad

Chickpea Salad

Lots of soft, leafy herbs make this salad ideal for celebrating spring. Don’t skip the pickled red onions—they take it over the top!

More Easter Recipes

Round out the meal with Easter desserts like carrot cake, carrot cake cupcakes, or lemon blueberry bread!

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Easter Side Dishes: Roasted Carrots

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves 4
These roasted carrots are one of our favorite Easter side dishes!



  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, toss the carrots with the olive oil, honey, salt, and several grinds of pepper.
  • Transfer the carrots to the baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Roast for 15 to 25 minutes, or until fork-tender and lightly browned but not mushy. The timing will depend on the size of your carrots.
  • Remove from the oven and season to taste. Garnish with parsley and serve.


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  1. Shirley

    Fabulous selection of side dishes. Thanks so much for posting!

  2. Sabrina from newkitchenlife.com

    love having all of these options in one post, pickled eggs, yes and thank you!

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