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Best Side Dishes for Easter Ham

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Make the best side dishes for Easter ham. You will have so many choices to serve for your Holiday meal.

From classic sides like potatoes and green beans to creative dishes like macaroni and cheese casserole and roasted Brussels sprouts, there are plenty of mouth-watering recipes that will pair perfectly with any type of ham.

Whether you’re serving it on its own or with another main dish, you’ll need some amazing side dishes to complement its sweet, salty, and savory flavors. 

Sometimes, I want to add a little something new to my Holiday menu. That is where these recipe round ups come in handy. You’ll find lots of inspiration for something new that you know has been tested over time.

You never know, you just might find your next side dish that everyone raves about. It’s fun experimenting and adding your spin on tradition. Make family meals and celebrations memorable with easy, healthy, and delicious dishes that compliment a wide variety of main dishes, but especially your Easter ham.

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Best Side Dishes for Easter Ham

56 Best Side Dishes for Easter Ham

Get ready for a memorable meal by checking out our round up of tasty side dishes that are sure to elevate your Easter dinner.

Veggies

Savory Green Bean Casserole

Savory Green Bean Casserole

When the Easter holiday rolls around, try a new twist on a green bean casserole. It just might become your new tradition.

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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

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Your family is sure to love this creamy, cheesy, crunchy side dish. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal or Easter Brunch.

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Easy Broiled Asparagus

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Asparagus is always an elegant addition to your Easter dinner. Cooking it quickly and with high heat means the outsides get crispy, while the insides stay perfectly tender crisp.

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Easy Slow Cooker Asparagus Risotto

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Creamy risotto with fresh asparagus makes a delicious side dish. Using your slow cooker means you will have extra oven space. Plus you can focus on other things while these unique flavors come together.

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Air Fryer Green Beans with Parmesan

Air Fryer Green Beans with Parmesan

A little garlic powder, salt, and pepper go a long way. Add to that some freshly grated parmesan and a fresh squeeze of lemon, and you’ve got yourself a nutritious side that pairs with any main dish. A fresh alternative to green bean casserole.

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Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart with Horseradish Cream

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The perfect appetizer or side dish for your next dinner party, Easter brunch, or Holiday dinner. Easy to make and a crowd pleaser.

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Amish Baked Corn

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Dress up a Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter dinner. Make this easy recipe with fresh or frozen corn.

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Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

This recipe uses purple Brussels sprouts as they are a much sweeter tasting heirloom variety than standard green Brussels Sprouts. Five minutes of prep and oven roasting turn out a delicious side dish.

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Easy Carrot Saute with Honey and Thyme

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Made on the stove top in less than 15 minutes, these carrots are browned and caramelized, with a touch of thyme and a honey glaze. Enjoy this side dish along with simple meats such as a baked Easter ham.

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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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With less than 20 minutes needed from start to finish, these air fryer brussels sprouts deserve to be at the top of your side dish list. The caramelization adds a whole new flavor profile. Easy and elegant and perfect to serve with your Easter ham.

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Maple Roasted Air Fryer Carrots Recipe

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If you are looking for a delicious side dish recipe that’s fast, air fryer carrots are the recipe. Roasting on high heat naturally caramelizes the sugars in the fresh carrots, giving them a wonderful flavor.

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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Garlic-Parmesan-Asparagus

super easy and delicious side dish for just about any main course. Fresh garlic and finely grated parmesan add the most incredible flavor, making it perfect for holidays or special occasions but easy enough for a busy weeknight dinner.

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Grilled Broccolini

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With this grilled broccolini, you just might not miss your collard greens. It is healthy, quick and easy and full of fresh flavors.

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Hasselback Turnips

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 A tasty and elegant side dish, surprisingly easy to make. Delicious pairing with a ham dinner.

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Brown Sugar, Bacon, and Blue Cheese

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The flavor combination elevates these miniature cabbages into a gourmet appetizer, small plate, or side dish.

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Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan

Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan

The ingredients are super simple but so flavorful and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes. One of the best ways to prepare zucchini.

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Best Candied Yams

BEST CANDIED YAMS

Yams may be vegetables, but everyone will eat them like they’re candy.

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Jiffy Cheesy Corn Casserole Recipe

Jiffy Cheesy Corn Casserole Recipe

A good recipe to get the kids involved in the kitchen. Jiffy corn pudding is a great starter recipe for anyone new to cooking and best of all, it tastes great.

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Roasted Head of Cauliflower

Roasted Head of Cauliflower

This company-worthy roasted head of cauliflower, crowned with a bright zesty-sweet grape relish, makes a beautiful centerpiece for special occasions.

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Air Fryer Roast Vegetables with pecans and Pomegranate

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Air fryer vegetable recipes are a great way to keep your family eating their veggies.

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Easy Buttery Braised Red Cabbage

EASY BUTTERY BRAISED RED CABBAGE

If you are a lover of cabbage, you are sure to enjoy this cabbage side dish recipe. It cooks up fast for an everyday meal, but it is so delicious and pretty, it is a joy to serve for Sunday dinners or throughout the Holidays.

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Southern Fried Cabbage

SOUTHERN FRIED CABBAGE

Cabbage is one of our absolute favorite dishes to make. We enjoy it as a side, or sometimes as a main meal. With the addition of the smoked sausage, it is hearty enough to be a stand-alone meal.

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Paula Deen Green Bean Casserole Copycat

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This is the best classic side dish made with fresh green beans, french fried onions, fresh mushrooms, and topped with a cheesy layer. A simple and easy side dish perfect for the holidays. 

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Mixed Vegetable Casserole

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This vegetable medley casserole is fancy comfort food that’s surprisingly healthy. Use pantry staples to create this healthy side.

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Butternut Squash Casserole with Streusel Topping

Butternut Squash Casserole with Streusel Topping

This light, fluffy Butternut Squash Casserole is a festive addition to any holiday menu.

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Cauliflower Broccoli Bake with Alfredo

Cauliflower Broccoli Bake with Alfredo

This recipe is packed with cauliflower rice, broccoli, alfredo sauce, and parmesan cheese. 

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Potato Side Dish Recipes

Crispy Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

Crispy Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

Get extra crispy roasted potatoes that are golden brown on all sides and packed with flavor. Perfect to serve for an Easter brunch meal.

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Potatoes Romanoff

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Made with frozen hash browns, low-fat sour cream, cheddar cheese, and mushroom soup. This is a side dish that others will request the recipe for when you bring it to a potluck.

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Syracuse Salt Potatoes

Syracuse Salt Potatoes

These salt potatoes are creamy, luscious, melt-in-mouth, so addictive. They make the perfect accompaniment for any meal.

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Creamy Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

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Made with silky, cheesy mashed potatoes, and then topped with more cheese and bacon. The ultimate indulgence to help complete your next meal.

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Hashbrown Casserole Without Soup

Hashbrown Casserole Without Soup

If you are a fan of potatoes in any form, this hashbrown casserole is a must try. It’s so good and so versatile. Serve it as brunch or take to a potluck.

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The Best Scalloped Potatoes with Mushroom Soup

The Best Scalloped Potatoes with Mushroom Soup

This easy recipe is creamy, rich and packed with the best flavor. Pure comfort food for a potluck. It’s a real crows pleaser.

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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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A twist on classic mashed potatoes, this sweet potato side dish pairs nicely with any meat. One of the best side dishes to pair with ham for your next Easter Holiday.

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Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

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These easy mashed potatoes have a tangy twist that set them apart, thanks to extra amounts of sour cream. They will make your taste buds dance.

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Scalloped Cheesy Potatoes

Scalloped Cheesy Potatoes

Sliced potatoes are layered with a cheddar cheese sauce ad baked until tender. Scalloped potatoes were a staple at any holiday meal growing up and we consider them mandatory for Easter.

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Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Walnut-Bacon Crumble

Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Walnut-Bacon Crumble

Roast sweet potato rounds, a quick sweet and sour glaze and a crunchy topping. It’s a delightful combination of flavors and textures in a dish that feels ever so decadent.

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Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes with Chives

CREAMY SOUR CREAM MASHED POTATOES WITH CHIVES

Mashed potatoes are creamy, buttery, and the perfect side for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or any Sunday afternoon family meal. Make this with sour cream, chives, and Yukon gold potatoes for a rich and creamy finish.

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Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

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Tried and true favorites for our Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas dinners like these baked potatoes are one of our favorite side dish recipes.

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Crispy Roasted Mini Potatoes

Crispy Roasted Mini Potatoes

These roasted mini potatoes are crispy on the outside, tender in the inside and perfectly seasoned.

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Easy Cheesy Potatoes 

Easy Cheesy Potatoes

Made with diced potatoes and a made from scratch cheese sauce, these rich and creamy potatoes are always a crowd pleaser.

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Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes

This cheesy potato casserole is great make-ahead side dish recipe. Funeral potatoes may be the most unusual names for a food in the history of food names. In the Midwest, they are served often for funerals, potlucks. This side dish even graces the Holiday table.

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Classic Southern Potato Salad

CLASSIC SOUTHERN POTATO SALAD

Old-fashioned side-dish is creamy, tangy deliciousness. And, it’s full of crunchy dill pickles, yellow mustard, mayonnaise, and must-have hard-boiled eggs. A great way to use your colored Easter eggs in a side dish to compliment your Easter ham.

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Easy Potatoes Au Gratin with Gruyere

Easy Potatoes Au Gratin with Gruyere

Just thinly slice the potatoes, toss with cheese, and pour half and half over the top. Then bake into a pan of bubbling, golden brown potatoes. Perfect for any holiday or dinner at home.

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Salads

Easy Homemade Caesar Salad

The Best Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Unlike traditional Caesar salad dressing, ours uses no oil and no eggs in the dressing. Instead, it relies on tangy buttermilk and mayonnaise along with a few other ingredients to make amazing. 

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Brussels Sprout Slaw

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Update your coleslaw recipe with brussels sprout slaw. Sweet-tart pomegranates, crisp apples, and buttery pecans pull the recipe together.

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Raspberry Fluff Jello Salad Recipe Copycat

5 Minute Pink Fluff Salad Served in Dessert Cups

With just four ingredients and a few minutes of time, this no bake salad is more of a dessert and it’s perfect for summer get-togethers, barbeques, and family gatherings. A light finish to a decadent Holiday meal.

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Apple and Farro Salad

APPLE AND FARRO SALAD served on rectangle plate

A simple salad full of flavor. Perfect pairing with so many Holiday side dishes focusing on the healthier lighter menu item.

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House Salad

THE ORGANIC KITCHEN ‘HOUSE SALAD

The house salad that goes with any main dish. A restaurant worthy salad perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Serve with your favorite Holiday meal for a fancy starter.

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Dinner Rolls and Other Side Dishes

Savory Slow Cooker Mushrooms

Savory Mushrooms

I attended a potluck the first time I tried these mushrooms. I was hooked. This savory slow cooker mushrooms recipe has just three ingredients create an indulgent tasting mushroom side dish.

Sweet And Savory Pineapple Casserole

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The combination of canned pineapple chunks, Cheddar cheese, and a crispy Ritz cracker crust may sound questionable, but it’s surprisingly tasty. In fact, in the south, this classic pineapple casserole it is as important as the cranberry sauce.

Get the full recipe for Sweet And Savory Pineapple Casserole

Buttery Springtime Eggs In A Splendid Silky Mustard Velouté

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If you’ve dyed a few more Easter eggs than intended, this recipe is a deliciously fantastic way to use those extras without any going to waste. A delicious and simple brunch recipe.

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Southwestern Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs

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 Easy finger food at a party, but also a great dish to bring to a pot-luck. They always are the first thing to go. Eggs for Easter are a great way to use those pretty colored eggs.

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Southern Baked Mac and Cheese

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A staple in soul food and southern cooking, this classic mac and cheese goes back generations. Serve this for special occasions.

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Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe from Piemonte

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Made with spinach and Swiss chard and ricotta these Italian dumplings are both luxurious and light. Traditionally baked with butter and sage, this homemade gnocchi dish is perfect as a starter for special occasions and holidays.

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Southern Baked Mac and Cheese

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Homemade mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food for Sunday dinner or a holiday celebration.

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Easy Gorgonzola Pasta with Olives Alla Cenere

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This is really a pasta recipe for Gorgonzola lovers. But, if you are not, you can replace the blue cheese with ricotta.

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Creamy Boursin Pasta

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This Boursin pasta takes less than 30 minutes to make with just 5 ingredients. Add some leftover ham or chicken for a whole meal.

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