Festive Easter Side Dishes

Find our best recipes for scalloped potatoes, asparagus, biscuits and more Easter side dishes from Food Network.
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4-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

To make this decadent side dish, layer thinly sliced potatoes with heavy cream and mozzarella, Asiago and raclette cheeses. Top with Parmesan cheese and bake until bubbly.

Get the Recipe: Four-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Alton's Ambrosia Salad

Serve up a tropical meld of textures and flavors with Alton's ambrosia; whip it up ahead of time so it can chill.

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Roasted Asparagus

No Easter menu would be complete without the all-star spring vegetable: asparagus. Roast it with oil, salt and pepper to bring out its natural flavors.

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Simple Scalloped Potatoes

This basic version of scalloped potatoes has a chicken broth-milk sauce and a Gruyere topping. Use a mandoline for quick, even potato slices.

Get the Recipe: Simple Scalloped Potatoes

Marmalade-Glazed Carrots

This sweet side dish is cooked in a buttery orange juice-marmalade glaze and topped with candied pecans. For a showstopping presentation, look for multicolored carrots at your farmers market or natural foods store.

Get the Recipe: Marmalade-Glazed Carrots With Candied Pecans

Creamy Spring Peas

Sweet peas and smoky pancetta are a classic combination; Food Network Magazine finishes this version with a lemony cream sauce.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Spring Peas With Pancetta

Melissa's Asparagus with Tangy, Smoky Dressing

Eggs and asparagus are a classic French combination. Top steamed asparagus with chopped boiled eggs, then dress it with Melissa's mustard vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Asparagus with Tangy-Smoky Dressing

Creamed Vidalia Onions

Play up the natural sweetness of Vidalia onions in this baked variation of classic creamed onions. Flavor the cream sauce with white wine and nutmeg, then top with crisp panko breadcrumbs.

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Extra-Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Serve this classic potato dish for brunch or dinner.

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Scalloped Potatoes with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Add a little extra color and flavor to scalloped potatoes with this recipe.

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Spinach-Pita Salad

Complete any menu with this simple side salad.

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Fresh Broccoli Salad

Thinly sliced broccoli becomes a crunchy salad when tossed with toasted nuts and grape tomatoes.

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Easiest Muffins

With just four ingredients, Trisha bakes up delicious and fluffy muffins.

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Broccolini with Hard-Boiled Egg

This longer, thinner version of broccoli goes great with a simple mustard vinaigrette and chopped hard-boiled egg.

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Bacon-Watercress Salad

Watercress gives this salad fresh flavor and crunch. Toss with blue cheese, dried dates and toasted hazelnuts.

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Asparagus with Bacon Sabayon

Make an eggy sabayon to spoon over steamed asparagus. Top with chives and bacon for an elegant presentation.

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Spinach Salad with Sweet Roasted Pecans and Gorgonzola with Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette

Creamy Gorgonzola and crunchy pecans come together in this spinach-packed salad.

Get the Recipe: Spinach Salad with Sweet Roasted Pecans and Gorgonzola with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette

Giada's Macaroni and Cheese

Leave room for this decadent, Venetian-inspired macaroni and cheese. Diced ham and chopped parsley imbue the dish with fresh, springtime flavors.

Get the Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese

Risotto with Yogurt and Peas

Parmesan cheese and nonfat Greek yogurt are stirred into risotto to make this dish extra creamy.

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Braised Baby Artichokes

Top braised baby artichokes with Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings for nutty flavor and an elegant presentation.

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Garlic Potato Gratin

In addition to garlic, this highly aromatic gratin gets its flavor from a variety of herbs: thyme, parsley and chives.

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Mushroom, Barley and Roasted Asparagus Salad

Pile fragrant seasoned barley and button mushrooms on top of roasted asparagus for a guilt-free holiday indulgence.

Get the Recipe: Mushroom Barley and Roasted Asparagus Salad

Peas and Pancetta

What could possibly make shelled fresh peas more delicious? Diced pancetta.

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Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Multi-colored carrots are so tasty that they only need olive oil, salt and chives to become a simple side dish.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Sage Potatoes au Gratin

This indulgent potato dish calls for a double dose of heavy cream. Sunny recommends adding a pinch of cayenne pepper for a flavor-enhancing kick.

Get the Recipe: Sage Potatoes Au Gratin

Baked Mac and Cheese

In classic Southern style, this is a baked mac and cheese set in a light egg custard and flavored with sharp yellow Cheddar. Creamy and moist, it bridges the gap between those who like their mac and cheese sliceable and those who prefer to spoon it, oozing, from the pot.

Get the Recipe: Baked Mac and Cheese

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