Whether you’re serving ham, turkey, roast beef, or something else for your Easter dinner, here are some recipes for side dishes that will go well with anything.
These are all from my family collection, gathered over the years from family and friends and passed down to my daughters.
Easy Sweet Potato Casserole
Drain a large can of sweet potatoes, reserving the liquid. Pour drained sweet potatoes into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Mix 1 cup of the liquid with 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Heat to boiling over medium meat, stirring constantly. Pour liquid over sweet potatoes and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove and cover with miniature marshmallows. Return to oven for about 5 minutes until marshmallows start to brown.
You can also mash the sweet potatoes, mixing with 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Pour mix into casserole and bake as noted above and then cover with marshmallows and bake 5 minutes longer.
- 1 26 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
- 1-1/2 cups shredded swiss cheese
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 16 ounce packages frozen California blend vegetables, cooked and drained
- 2 2-1/2 ounce cans French fried onions
Mix soup, 1 cup cheese, sour cream, and pepper. Stir in vegetables and half of the onion. Spoon into 3 quart baking dish. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes until hot. Stir and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cheese and rest of the onions over casserole. Bake 2 minutes until onions are golden. This recipe can also be made in the crockpot, cooking on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.
Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
- 8 ounce box of cooked elbow macaroni
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup margarine, sliced
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (plus 4 ounches sliced cheese, reserved)
- salt and papper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and pour into greased crock pot. Sprinkle with paprika and add 4 ounces sliced cheddar cheese on top. Cook on low 3-4 hours or on high 2-2 1/2 hours.
Red Lobster Style Rolls
- 1-3/4 cups Bisquick
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2/3 cup grated cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- chopped parsley to taste
Combine first four ingredients and drop by large spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Melt butter and add garlic and parsley. Brush butter mixture onto rolls. Bake at 400 until done, about 10-15 minutes. Makes 12 rolls.
These side dishes will help make your Easter dinner complete. Add one of the cakes from the Pinterest article below and you’ll have Easter dinner on the table in no time at all.