60 Easter Side Dishes to Take Your Holiday Feast to the Next Level

These side dishes for Easter are the real MVP of your holiday dinner.

roasted asparagus with feta vinaigrette on a white plate
Mike Garten

So you've prepared the main attraction for your Easter dinner, but everyone knows that the Easter side dishes are just as important when it comes to a great holiday feast — after all, that delicious ham recipe would just not be complete without mashed potatoes! Whether you're looking for traditional Easter recipes or a surprising side, we rounded up our best and most popular (and delicious!) options for your table. From roasted spring vegetables like green beans and delicious carrots, spring salads and more perfect-for-Easter veggies, there's a fresh option to serve next to your standout ham, lamb, or other main. Looking for something less, ahem, green? We've got creamy potatoes, buttery biscuits, flaky tarts and more carb-filled options. Our selects will fill up your plate with a healthy dose of vegetables, protein, and well, lots of butter.

If you're making a side to bring to a party, we suggest choosing something that's great at room temperature so yo don't have to ask your host to heat it when you arrive. Salads like the Spring Panzanella can be packaged separately from its croutons and dressing and tossed together on-site, or options like the Potato Salad With Vinaigrette only get better as they sit and taste delicious at any temp. Celebrating at home? Indulge in sides that are best eaten straight away, like crispy roasted asparagus or creamy mashed potatoes.

Still looking for ways to round out your holiday feast? Try one of these spring-friendly Easter treats.

roasted asparagus salad with feta vinaigrette on a white plate
Mike Garten
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Roasted Asparagus Salad With Feta Vinaigrette

When it comes to Easter ham, you can't go wrong with asparagus! This spring veggie is the perfect match.

Get the Roasted Asparagus Salad With Feta Vinaigrette recipe.

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crispy roasted potatoes on a sheet pan
Mike Garten
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Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, these spuds are ideal when topped with heaps of fresh herbs.

Get the Crispy Roasted Potatoes recipe.

vegetarian lasagna with spinach and broccoli on a plate
Mike Garten
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Vegetarian Lasagna With Spinach and Broccoli

Not only does this greens-loaded lasagna taste delicious next to ham, but it also doubles as a vegetarian main.

Get the Vegetarian Lasagna With Spinach and Broccoli recipe.

rosemary roasted carrot salad
Mike Garten
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Rosemary Roasted Carrot Salad

Toss tender roasted carrots with a lemony arugula salad for a tasty hot and cold contrast.

Get the Rosemary Roasted Carrot Salad recipe.

RELATED: 37 Delicious Healthy Salads That Are Fresh and Filling

a colorful spicy radish salad in a white bowl
Mike Garten
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Spicy Radish Salad

This colorful and crunchy salad made with fish sauce, rice vinegar and red chile is a flavorful, unexpected addition to your table.

Get the Spicy Radish Salad recipe.

glazed green beans on a white plate
Mike Garten
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Glazed Green Beans

Sherry wine and vinegar simmered with brown sugar creates a sweet-sour glaze for fresh green beans.

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a blue bowl of beige colcannon with cabbage on top
Mike Garten
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Colcannon

These mashed potatoes with cabbage and greens are the ideal buttery, yet bright, pairing for salty ham.

Get the Colcannon recipe.

RELATED: 58 Easy Potato Recipes For Weeknight Dinners, Thanksgiving and More

grilled broccoli with spices in a bowl
Mike Garten
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Grilled Broccoli

Running out of room in your kitchen? Take this side dish outside —then toss it with an irresistible lemon-butter sauce.

Get the Grilled Broccoli recipe.

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a closeup of garlicky roasted radish bruschetta
Mike Garten
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Garlicky Roasted-Radish Bruschetta

Cover your carb and your veggie side dish in this tasty radish-topped toast.

Get the Garlicky Roasted-Radish Bruschetta recipe.

escarole salad with red wine vinaigrette in a white bowl
Mike Garten
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Escarole Salad With Red Wine Vinaigrette

Slightly bitter escarole and creamy blue cheese make the ideal match for rich, salty ham.

Get the Escarole Salad With Red Wine Vinaigrette recipe.

balsamic roasted red onions against a dark blue background
Mike Garten
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Balsamic Roasted Red Onions

We swear these sweet-savory onions will make any main taste better.

Get the Balsamic Roasted Red Onions recipe.

a slice of sweet pea and ricotta tart
Mike Garten
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Sweet Pea and Ricotta Tart

The cream cheese and ricotta filling — loaded with peas and leeks — is the perfect creamy contrast to salty ham.

Get the Sweet Pea and Ricotta Tart recipe.

potato salad with vinaigrette in a green bowl
Mike Garten
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Potato Salad With Vinaigrette

Think beyond mashed potatoes and serve this zippy potato salad instead.

Get the Potato Salad With Vinaigrette recipe.

ricotta gnocchi with toasted garlic and walnuts in a blue bowl
Mike Garten
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Ricotta Gnocchi With Toasted Garlic and Walnuts

Think beyond your typical carb-based side and try light, fluffy gnocchi made from ricotta, flour and lots of fresh basil.

Get the Ricotta Gnocchi With Toasted Garlic and Walnuts recipe.

a green spring panzanella and toasted croutons
Mike Garten
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Spring Panzanella

You don't need tomatoes to make a delicious panzanella salad. This one's loaded with cucumbers, peas, fresh herbs, and mixed greens.

Get the Spring Panzanella recipe.

RELATED: 33 Fresh, Colorful Spring Salads That'll Make It Easy to Eat Your Veggies

shaved carrot and radish salad on a white plate
Mike Garten
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Shaved Carrot and Radish Salad

With rainbow carrots on the side of pink ham, your dinner plate has never been prettier! This totally counts as an Easter decoration in our book.

Get the Shaved Carrot and Radish Salad recipe.

a green scallion tart on puff pastry
Mike Garten
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Onion Tart

Stunning green scallions turn this into a bright, sunny recipe that’s perfect for spring.

Get the Onion Tart recipe.

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hasselback potatoes served on a white plate
Mike Garten
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Hasselback Potatoes

Dollops of scallion butter make these crispy potatoes perfect for the spring holiday.

Get the Hasselback Potatoes recipe.

grilled romaine lettuce with creamy feta dressing on a blue plate
Mike Garten
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Grilled Romaine Lettuce With Creamy Feta Dressing

You might just want to drizzle that feta, Greek yogurt, and lemon dressing over everything on your plate.

Get the Grilled Romaine Lettuce With Creamy Feta Dressing recipe.

coriander maple glazed carrots on a blue sheet tray
Colin Faulkner
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Coriander-Maple Glazed Carrots

A squeeze of fresh lime juice on this sweet-spiced side makes it stand out.

Get the Coriander-Maple Glazed Carrots recipe.

RELATED: 12 Easy Carrot Recipes That'll Spruce Up Your Easter Meal

roasted asparagus with creamy feta served on a white plate
Mike Garten
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Roasted Asparagus With Creamy Feta

Salty feta meets sweet asparagus in this slam-dunk side that everyone will be talking about.

Get the Roasted Asparagus With Creamy Feta recipe.

instant pot risotto with parmesan served in three bowls
Mike Garten
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Instant Pot Risotto With Parmesan

You can set and forget about this easy risotto while you prep the rest of Easter dinner. Game changer!

Get the Instant Pot Risotto With Parmesan recipe.

RELATED: 30 Best Instant Pot Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners

lime and aleppo pepper green beans with grilled lemon
Mike Garten
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Lime and Aleppo Pepper Green Beans

Switch up the typical green bean flavor profile and try mildly spicy Aleppo pepper paired with zesty lime.

Get the Lime and Aleppo Pepper Green Beans recipe.

roasted rainbow carrots topped with cumin thyme granola
Mike Garten
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Roasted Carrots With Cumin-Thyme Granola

Dress this colorful trio of carrots with homemade granola for added crunch.

Get the Roasted Carrots with Cumin-Thyme Granola recipe.

roasted sweet and sour brussels sprouts on a stone plate
Mike Garten
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Roasted Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts

A mix of soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar create the ultimate sweet and tangy combo for this tasty side.

Get the Roasted Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts recipe.

asparagus sprigs wrapped with bacon and puff pastry
Mike Garten
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Sprigs in a Blanket

Trick your kids into eating their greens by wrapping them in crispy bacon and golden-brown puff pastry.

Get the Sprigs in a Blanket recipe.

a green spring herb frittata on a blue plate
Mike Garten
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Spring Herb Frittata

The best way to celebrate a springtime holiday? With a tasty frittata made of the freshest spring herbs.

Get the Spring Herb Frittata recipe.

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roasted artichokes on a white plate
Mike Garten
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Roasted Artichokes With Caesar Dip

Who knows, you might want to drizzle this cheesy dip on your slices of ham ...

Get the Roasted Artichokes with Caesar Dip recipe.

RELATED: 40 Easy, Healthy Appetizers That Are Delicious and Filling

charred snap peas with creamy tarragon dressing on a white plate
Mike Garten
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Charred Snap Peas With Creamy Tarragon Dressing

This nutrient-rich trio of snap peas, peas, and tarragon will give you your daily dose of greens.

Get the Charred Snap Peas with Creamy Tarragon Dressing recipe.

herb roasted root vegetables on a white plate
Yossy Arefi
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Herb-Roasted Root Vegetables

Get a little bit of everything with this colorful vegetable medley, which includes carrots, potatoes, and parsnips.

Get the Herb-Roasted Root Vegetables recipe.

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