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Easter Side Dishes

Round out your main course with these favorite Easter sides including asparagus, broccoli casserole, scalloped potatoes and more.

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Lemon Date Couscous

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Roxanne Chan
Couscous is a great carrier for bold flavors and cooks so quickly. It makes a wonderful accompaniment to many main dishes. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
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More Easter Side Dishes

Sausage & Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage & Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage & Corn Bread Dressing

At our house, we add sausage and a little steak sauce to this cornbread dressing for a meal that warms our cold winter nights. —Mandy Nall, Montgomery, Alabama

Roasted Asparagus and Leeks

Roasted Asparagus and Leeks

Roasted Asparagus and Leeks

No vegetable says spring quite like asparagus. In this recipe, we combine pretty green spears with leeks. Crushed red pepper adds a bit of zest.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Eggnog Sweet Potato Bake

Eggnog Sweet Potato Bake

Eggnog Sweet Potato Bake

I love eggnog so I am always looking for new ways to use it. When I added it to mashed sweet potatoes I knew I had a winner. You can make this the night before and refrigerate it unbaked; the next day, let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.—Katie Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri
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Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce

Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce

Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce

Nothing says "spring" like a fresh crop of young asparagus. And this recipe superbly ushers in this wonderful season. The delicate cheese sauce and assorted seasonings nicely complement the tender stalks without being overwhelming.

Rosemary-Onion Green Beans

Rosemary-Onion Green Beans

Rosemary-Onion Green Beans

From Jackson, Mississippi, Lucy Banks writes, "I came across this recipe in a cookbook from France. Every time I serve it, people want to know what gives the green beans their unique flavor. It's the rosemary, of course!"

Roasted Asparagus With Thyme

Roasted Asparagus With Thyme

Roasted Asparagus With Thyme

This is good-for-you spring-time side dish is so easy to prepare, yet the simply seasoned spears look appealing enough to serve guests or take to carry-in dinner. -Sharon Leno Keansburg, New Jersey

Party Potatoes Au Gratin

Party Potatoes Au Gratin

Party Potatoes Au Gratin

Hearty helpings of these cheesy spuds will please hungry folks in a hurry. The rich, creamy sauce makes this recipe of my mother's the one folks request most. The potatoes are just as delicious the next day, reheat in the microwave with a little added milk.—Debbie Carlson, San Diego, California

Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip

Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip

Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip

Tarragon balances the tangy flavor from lemon in the creamy sauce covering colorful asparagus and green beans. I serve this as a side dish as well as an appetizer. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

Take a break from ordinary steamed brussels sprouts by combining them with raisins and a slightly tart dressing. Thinly slicing the sprouts makes them appeal to people who normally don't like the texture.—Michaela Rosenthal, Woodland Hills, California

Four-Cheese Rice Casserole

Four-Cheese Rice Casserole

Four-Cheese Rice Casserole

My husband and I developed this recipe to avoid making a broccoli and rice casserole that we had relied on for years. Now his folks won't let us in the door at the holidays without this dish in hand.

Asparagus Parma

Asparagus Parma

Asparagus Parma

This full-flavored dish would be excellent alongside lean chicken or fish. Fresh herbs lend a special touch. Jay Goodvin - Austin, TX
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