Easter side dishes, best easter food

I’m the daughter of a retired minister, so Easter Sunday is basically my Superbowl. 

My family has been throwing a big potluck on Easter since long before I came into this world and we’ve got it down to veritable science. Year after year we open our doors to old friends and new, and generation upon generation of family members. I do the ham and a couple of my favorite desserts and everyone else brings the side dishes. The result? Easter Smorgasbord! In case you’re on the list to bring a side dish to your own Easter festivities, here are 10 of my favorite options! ~Rachel 

Bacon wrapped asparagus

Asparagus is in season and I’ve never craved it more than I have with this recipe! Caramelized and Wrapped in Bacon by How Sweet Eats.

lemon roasted potato salad

Lemony Roasted Potato Salad from Bev Cooks puts a new spin on an old classic.

Quinoa Salad in Mason Jar

One of my favorite Chic recipes… Quinoa Salad served in individual mason jars!

easter deviled eggs

Everyone makes deviled eggs on Easter, but these pastel deviled eggs from Foodjimoto are just too cute!


If you don’t want deviled eggs, consider these Deviled Potatoes!


Our Root Vegetable Salad is gorgeous and perfect for vegetarians.


These Apricot Cherry Cranberry and Cardamom Hot Cross Buns from The Culinary Life look so incredible I swear I can smell them through the computer screen!


Make your own Overnight Sweet Pickles and consider making an extra jar to give as a hostess gift!



This Spring Pea Salad with Dates and Walnuts from Food Network looks delicious!

pineapple jello salad

Last but not least, I’ve never met an Easter buffet yet that didn’t have one of these on it! This Pineapple Lime Jello Salad from The Kitchn is the perfect sweet side!