Easter Side Dishes

Whether you're making a ham or something less traditional for Easter dinner, you'll need a killer side. We've got you covered! From garlic mashed potatoes to herbed spring peas, we've got side dishes that'll go with everything.
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Whether you're making a ham or something less traditional for Easter dinner, you'll need a killer side. We've got you covered! From garlic mashed potatoes to herbed spring peas, we've got side dishes that'll go with everything.

Green Bean & Shallot Salad

Vinegar, paprika, mustard and Worcestershire sauce seems to be a strange mix. But this zesty vinaigrette brings the right flavors to crisp green beans. Just make sure to give them a good toss, so every last bean is covered.

Green Bean & Shallot Salad

Green Bean & Shallot Salad

Sugar Snap Peas with Frizzled Mushrooms

In order to keep the crisp snap in your peas, be sure not to overcook them. A quick 45 second blanch is all they need. Toss with mushrooms and EVOO before seasoning to taste.

Sugar Snap Peas with Frizzled Mushrooms

Sugar Snap Peas with Frizzled Mushrooms

Gingered Carrot & Kale Ribbons

This recipe is a bargain! Using a vegetable peeler, slice carrots into long, luxurious ribbons and mix with gingered kale. When you serve this wonder, no one will know you spent only $5 for it all!

Gingered Carrot & Kale Ribbons

Gingered Carrot & Kale Ribbons

Golden Gratin

After the vegetables have been baked until they're tender, spread the bread cubes and crumbled goat cheese over top. Pop it back into the oven until golden brown. Inside, the leeks and potatoes bake to perfection!

Golden Gratin

Golden Gratin

Asparagus with Chopped Egg and Vinaigrette

Eggs represent renewal, which makes Easter the perfect time to enjoy them. Finely chop up hard-boiled eggs and sprinkle 'em over crisp boiled asparagus dressed in our apple cider vinegar vinaigrette.

Asparagus with Chopped Egg and Vinaigrette

Asparagus with Chopped Egg and Vinaigrette

Sweet Onion Mac 'n' Cheese

Combine two family favorites -- ooey, gooey mac 'n' cheese and sweet caramelized onions -- into one. You'll cook the two separately, and right before baking, mix it all together. Top with fresh chives before serving.

Sweet Onion Mac n Cheese

Sweet Onion Mac 'n' Cheese

How to Caramelize Onions

When served alone or on top of other veggies, caramelized onions make a great side dish. Watch this video to learn the technique.

Cauliflower with Spicy Carrot-Pineapple Sauce

Both carrot and pineapple juices are naturally sweet, but when paired with crushed red pepper, their flavors take a turn for hot. Drizzle over browned cauliflower for a spicy-sweet contradiction. Your senses won't know what to expect with each bite!

Cauliflower with Spicy Carrot-Pineapple Sauce

Cauliflower with Spicy Carrot-Pineapple Sauce

Triple-Herb Cucumber Soup

Dill, tarragon and chives make this chilled soup oh-so refreshing. Before tossing all the ingredients in the food processor, be sure to stem and seed both the cucumber and the Serrano chile.

Triple-Herb Cucumber Soup

Triple-Herb Cucumber Soup

How to Cut a Chile Pepper

Prior to cooking, dicing or dropping chile peppers into the food processor you should always remove the seeds. Watch this video to learn how.

Quinoa with Herbs and Mixed Olives

Olives, basil, cilantro, parsley and pine nuts make plain quinoa a flavorful -- and hearty -- side dish.

Quinoa with Herbs and Mixed Olives

Quinoa with Herbs and Mixed Olives

Herbed Spring Peas

Need a side dish in a flash? Boil peas, then season with butter, salt, pepper and fresh chervil -- otherwise known as "French Parsley." Done!

Herbed Spring Peas

Herbed Spring Peas

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

We've discovered the secret to the smoothest, creamiest mashed potatoes around: cream cheese. Whether you use red potatoes or Yukon gold, when you add in heavenly cream cheese, they'll turn out irresistible!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Easy Mashed Potatoes

Watch our test kitchen expert make fast and furiously smooth mashed potatoes.

How to Kick Mashed Potatoes Up a Notch

Take your mashed spuds up to another level with these delicious variations.

Apple-Potato Gratin

Pile high layer upon layer of potatoes, cheese and Granny Smith apple slices for this delish gratin. Heavy cream gives it a thick sauce, keeping this potato casserole together.

Apple-Potato Gratin

Apple-Potato Gratin

Easter Dinner

Who needs sides when you're still on the hunt for a main course? Make one of our delicious Easter dinner recipes.

Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops

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