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.
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.
Try our 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.
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!
Try our Gingered Carrot & Kale Ribbons
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!
Try our 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.
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.
Try our Sweet Onion Mac 'n' Cheese
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!
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.
Try our Triple-Herb Cucumber Soup
Quinoa with Herbs and Mixed Olives
Olives, basil, cilantro, parsley and pine nuts make plain quinoa a flavorful -- and hearty -- side dish.
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!
Try our 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!
Try our Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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.
Try our Apple-Potato Gratin
Who needs sides when you're still on the hunt for a main course? Make one of our delicious Easter dinner recipes.