Festive and Easy Easter Side Dishes
Easter dinner lets you mix things up, unlike at Thanksgiving, when there’s the turkey and a list of must-have sides. Sure, many families love ham, but other main courses make appearances; everything from lamb to brisket can be found on American Easter tables. Side dishes are just as varied—some theme their dinners around the notion of springtime flavors like asparagus and minted peas, while others are just as happy to showcase heartier dishes like cheesy, creamy potatoes au gratin or a velvety sweet-potato purée.
Whatever your style, we’ve got an Easter menu that satisfies. Start with our sunshine-hued champagne cocktail, then get creative. These eleven dishes run the gamut from traditional (Easter bread) to the unexpected (anyone for vegetable risotto with lemon and pine nuts?). No matter how you mix and match, you’ll end up with a feast your friends and family will remember for years to come.