20 Side Dishes to Pair with an Easter Ham

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For many, an Easter feast isn’t a feast without a glazed ham at the center of the table. And while the roast can surely hold its own, it definitely needs a few great supporting side dishes to make the meal a success. We rounded up our favorites, from roasted asparagus and creamy baked spinach to rosemary potatoes and buttery rolls, so you can set a table that brings a smile to everyone’s face.

All the Veggies

Celebrate the arrival of some of spring’s most loved vegetables, like asparagus and radishes, by bringing them to the table in any and all forms — whether they’re simply roasted or sautéed and glazed.

How to Make Scalloped Potatoes (Image credit: Quentin Bacon)

Comforting Potatoes

It’s hard to imagine a big Easter meal without a side of potatoes. Whether they’re mashed with cheese, baked in a creamy casserole, or of the sweet potato variety, they’re always a crowd favorite.

Baby Beet and Carrot Salad with Yogurt Ranch Dressing (Image credit: Elizabeth Stark)

Hearty Salads

A big salad is a welcome addition to any Easter table and is a nice contrast to the ham and other rich side dishes.

Herbed Olive Oil Fantail Rolls (Image credit: Leela Cyd)

Homemade Biscuits and Rolls

Freshly baked biscuits or rolls at the Easter table can make a holiday feel extra special. It also doesn’t hurt that leftovers can be used to make ham sandwiches the next day.