Ready or not, Easter is right around the corner. The time of joyous celebration and gathering of loved ones is a long-standing tradition. In fact, many of these traditions have been around for centuries, with egg decorating dating back to the 13th century! Whether you're decorating eggs or attending a parade, keeping up with traditions is a part of the season.
With that is the enjoyment of a carefully crafted meal full of protein galore, and side dishes to last for days. When it comes to your Easter lunch or dinner, the sides and appetizers are just as important as the main course. Why, you may ask? Well, what's a main dish without something as delectable as sweet potato casserole to mix and mingle it with?
Even if you're a picky eater who doesn't like the idea of combining foods together, there's no denying that your Easter meal isn't complete without delicious sides and appetizers. Instead of running through cookbooks and through online glossaries of recipes, let us help you out.
1. Decorated Hard Boiled Eggs
It wouldn't be Easter without these pastel beauties covering every inch of counter space readily available. Learn how to make the perfect hardboiled egg here.
The tutorial for these tissue-paper egg designs can be found here.
2. Roasted Potatoes
No table is rightfully deserving of a main dish without a plethora of potato options, roasted potatoes being one of them. These are a fantastic addition to your table in the sense that you can spice them up in a variety of ways.
We like this recipe made with russet potatoes, and garnished with Italian herbs. Get the recipe here.
3. Sweet Potato Casserole
This is a key dish at most holidays, and it's a fun one to make, too! Play around with the ingredients and toppings, and you'll be on the right track to ensure your guests have one heck of a sweet potato time.
Try it with a butter pecan twist here.
4. Honey Butter Rolls
No holiday meal is complete without the addition of rolls. What's even better is those buttery, melt-in-your-mouth and glazed with honey rolls. Or as we like to call them, the rolls of your dreams.
Make your own here.
5. Brown Butter Carrots
You have to have your veggies on Easter, and what better way than by sprucing them up with some brown butter? Making brown butter couldn't be simpler, either! Just 5 minutes of cooking on the stove top and voila, you have brown butter.
Try your hand at these carrots here.
6. Potatoes Au Gratin
We weren't kidding when we mentioned that the holidays are about potatoes, all of the potatoes. You can't go wrong with multiple potato dishes, and you certainly can never go wrong with potatoes au gratin.
A consistent crowd pleaser, these potatoes are sure to fill up your guests in the best way ever. Try The Pioneer Woman's version here.
7. Deviled Eggs
When you can mix the pastel coloring of Easter, the ever-present fad of hard-boiled eggs and the deliciousness that is a deviled egg all into one appetizer. . . why wouldn't you?
Brighten things up with these pastel beauts here.