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25 Best Southern Easter Side Dishes

Are you trying to find the best southern Easter side dishes to celebrate the special occasion this year? Look no further because we have the best greens and vegetables, potato sides, casseroles, mac & cheese, and more. 

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Greens & Vegetables

  1. Crockpot BBQ Green Beans 

Crockpot BBQ Southern Beans make the perfect side dish to your Easter meal. They are savory, crisp, and full of flavor. You will love this fuss free hands off recipe.

overhead look of green beans and bacon in a slow cooker
  1. Southern Green Beans 

Everyone knows how amazing southern style green beans are! With key ingredients like butter, bacon, and so much more. The whole family will eagerly devour their vegetables. 

white bowl of southern green beans, potatoes and bacon
  1. Slow Cooker Collard Greens

If you’re looking for classic Southern Easter side dishes look no further. Slow cooker collard greens are absolutely fantastic and pair well with any main course. 

close up of white plate with collard greens and bacon
  1. Smothered Cabbage

Smothered cabbage will quickly become your new favorite side at any dinner. You only need 5 ingredients and it is suitable for a gluten free, low carb and keto diet.

overhead view of cooked cabbage and bacon in a white and grey bowl
  1. Paula Deen Copycat Casserole 

What do you need to make this traditional easy side dish recipe? Will need fried French onions, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, fresh green beans, mushrooms, yellow onion, butter, and cheddar cheese!

overhead view of green bean casserole smothered in cheese in a white casserole dish
  1. Southern Broccoli Cheese Casserole 

What’s a better green vegetable dish combination than broccoli and cheddar cheese? It’s a popular classic for a good reason. Serve this baked dish for Easter and celebrate with flavor. 

close up of broccoli and cheese casserole with spoonful of mushrooms and broccoli

Southern Easter Side Dishes With Brown Potatoes 

  1. Crockpot Cheesy HashBrowns

Creamy, cheesy, cozy and comforting , these crockpot hashbrowns are amazing. Southern Easter side dishes don’t get much more flavorful than this recipe. Plus they taste great paired with any main course.

wooden spoon holding up cheese covered hash brown casserole
  1. Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes 

Scalloped potatoes are so tasty and tender when slow cooker to perfection like this recipe. Serve them up with a pork roast, Turkey legs, or whatever your heart desires.

scalloped potatoes in back crock pot with cheese on top
  1. Classic Mashed Potatoes 

This traditional easy side dish for mashed potatoes is the Easter staple everyone wants to eat. With key ingredients like Yukon golds, butter, and cream what’s not to love? Serve it with some old fashioned gravy to really amp it up. 

white bowl of mashed potatoes with butter on top

10. Smothered Potatoes

Smothered potatoes are heavenly at the dinner table. They have the perfect taste and texture that we all adore about potato recipes. With butter, onions, bell peppers, and the perfect seasoning. 

thin slices of potatoes cooked with pepper and onions in a white bowl

Sweet Potatoes 

  1. Cinnamon Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes 

Recipes with sweet potatoes or yams are popular in the south. That’s why you should serve up these baked ones with butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a few other pantry staples. 

white bowl full of smashed sweet potatoes with butter
  1. Sweet Potato Casserole 

This scrumptious sweet potato casserole has everything you love. For example brown sugar, pecans, marshmallows, butter, cinnamon, and, of course, sweet potatoes! 

baked sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and pecans on top
  1. Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes 

These simple roasted sweet potatoes are the easy side dish you need for a special occasion like Easter dinner. You can serve them any way you want, like lightly seasoned with walnuts. 

sliced sweet potato on baking sheet

Bread Recipes

  1. Southern Buttermilk Biscuits 

Southern Easter side dishes like buttermilk biscuits are a must have for dinner. These are flaky, buttery, tender, and warm on your plate. Everything tastes better with buttermilk bread. 

close up of biscuit
  1. Honey Buttermilk Biscuits 

What equipment do you need for these honey buttermilk biscuits? Well you will need a rolling pin, pastry cutter, baking sheet, biscuit cutter, and large mixing bowl. They are well worth the work. 

stack of biscuits with honey getting swirled on top
  1. Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern cornbread dressing is so delicious. If you love stuffing and cornbread as much as I do then this easy side dish recipe is just what you need at the Easter dinner table.

cornbread dressing in white serving dish with white and yellow striped towel in background
  1. Cheddar & Sage Biscuits

Flaky, buttery, fluffy, cheddar and sage buttermilk biscuits will put a smile on your face. The combination of sharp cheddar cheese and earthy sage will delight your senses. 

white plate with cheddar and sage biscuits on top with sage leaf in front

Creamy Corn 

  1. Corn Soufflé 

Southern Easter side dishes like corn souffle are incredibly simple to make with minimal steps. It bakes in approximately 50 minutes in one dish and everyone will love the creamy corn flavor.

overhead view of corn souffle in white dish
  1. Rudy’s Creamed Corn 

Corn lovers rejoice because this creamed corn dish will have them indulging in their favorite comforting flavors. Creamed corn is the best way to get the kids to eat their vegetables too. 

creamed corn in white bowl with wooden spoon beside it
  1. Scalloped Corn Recipe 

This recipe for cheesy scalloped corn is popular in the sauce and traditionally made with saltine crackers. However this particular dish uses gluten-free cornflakes instead. This flavor combination will not disappoint at the dinner table. 

overhead view of scalloped corn in white casserole dish
  1. Hatch Chili Corn Pudding 

If you haven’t had hatch chilies before this is definitely the recipe to start with. Combined with corn pudding it is out of this world delicious. If you’re looking for impressive southern Easter side dishes this is the one for you. 

hatch chili corn pudding on white plate

Macaroni Recipes 

  1. Southern Mac & Cheese With Breadcrumbs 

When making this Southern mac & cheese with breadcrumbs the author recommends using cheese that’s extra creamy and melts smooth. For example younger cheeses that are not aged exceptionally long.

spoon pulling spoonful of baked macaroni and cheese
  1. Soul Food Mac & Cheese 

You just have to make this Soul Food mac & cheese because it’s quick and easy. It’s a dump and bake masterpiece with pre-shredded cheese, half-and-half, milk, and cream as key ingredients. 

silver spoon scooping Mac and cheese
  1. Cavatappi Mac & Cheese 

Southern Easter side dishes like this cavatappi mac & cheese are so good they could be a main course on their own! It’s the creamiest sauce with chewy cavatappi pasta noodles with even more melted shredded cheese on top. 

overhead view of cavatappi Mac and cheese in white casserole dish
  1. Southern Macaroni Salad 

Serve up this southern macaroni pasta salad with red onion, red bell pepper, celery, and macaroni noodles. If you love the added crunch of fresh vegetables and a creamy dressing then this is the recipe for you. 

clear serving dish with macaroni salad with wooden spoon

If you enjoyed this list of side dishes, you may also enjoy: 25 Old Fashioned Chicken And Dumplings, 25 Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie Recipes, and Old Fashion Lumberjack Macaroni and Cheese Recipe!

What Should I Serve As A Side Dish For Easter Dinner? 

Side dish recipe ideas for Easter dinner are endless. However we’ve gathered the top Southern style sites for you such as Soulfood mac & cheese, collard greens, and even potato casseroles. See our detailed list for more ideas and the full recipe.

Hosting Easter dinner will be delightful this year with these side dish recipes. They are easy and mouth watering which is just what you need for this special location!

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