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.

  • 01 of 06
    scallopedpotatoes.jpg

    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.

  • 02 of 06
    Close-up of asparagus shoots on wooden table
    MmeEmil

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

  • 03 of 06
    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.

  • 04 of 06
    artichokes served on plate
    Westend61

    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
    aloha_17

    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.