Easter Side Dishes

These sides are terrific no matter when you're serving your Easter meal, brunch, lunch or dinner. Select a few of the accompaniments below and usher in spring.

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    You can't beat the comfort, ease, and versatility of potatoes. And when thinly sliced and baked with half and half and grated cheese until brown and bubbly, they never disappoint.

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    Close-up of asparagus shoots on wooden table

    Asparagus and carrots with lemon sauce make a particularly attractive side dish for just about entree, including chicken, beef, and lamb.

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    Deviled eggs
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    The addition of horseradish to the traditional deviled eggs filling gives this recipe a spicy twist. Deviled eggs are a party classic, and this version will make a great change of routine.

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    artichokes served on plate

    This broiled artichoke hearts gratin recipe makes for a great appetizer. This can be served with just some fresh lemon, but a nice aioli would also be a delicious choice. If you already have your appetizer menu down, try this as a side dish to that holiday roast.

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    Asparagus Soup
    Ray Kachatorian

    This asparagus soup recipe is a great example of the less-is-more school of cooking. It's just a simple puree of asparagus with a bit of cream. The result is a delicious asparagus soup that tastes like…asparagus!

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    Glass bowl with green beans

    Green beans and fresh mint and are a great flavor combination and have been served together in California for over a hundred years.

    The early Spanish settlers originally called San Francisco "Yerba Buena," which was a local species of wild mint that they found growing in abundance in the area. It translates to "good herb" and mint sure is a "yerba buena" in this delicious green bean salad.