31 Passover Sides for the Best-Ever Seder Dinner

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A photo of a serving bowl with a portion of Tzimmes (a traditional stew for Passover, made from a combination of sweet potatoes and dried fruit)
Credit: Rebecca Firkser

If you’re late to picking your Passover recipes, don’t worry: We’ve got you covered with classic recipes for matzo ball soup, slow-cooked beef brisket, and roasted chicken. When it comes to side dishes for your Passover seder, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from, such as fluffy potato kugel, tzimmes, and an ultimate make-ahead salad that’s so delicious it might steal the spotlight from the main dish.

To help you prepare for your Passover table, we’ve compiled 31 simple and easy side dishes to serve with your meal (and don’t forget about Passover desserts, too!).

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The Ashkenazi Jewish side dish tzimmes is a celebration of stewed root vegetables perfumed with orange and lightly sweetened with brown sugar and dried fruit.

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Fluffy Potato Kugel

Think of potato kugel as a little like a latke casserole. Grated potatoes and onions are folded with eggs and then baked until golden-brown. The top is crisp and the interior is tender and moist. It makes a generous side dish, and is ideal for serving a crowd alongside classic beef brisket.

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Roasted Carrots with Orange

This sweet and savory vegetable side is perfect alongside roasted chicken.

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Potato Pancakes

These super-crispy potato pancakes only need five ingredients.

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Make-Ahead Holiday Salad

Layer crunchy greens, sweet date-pickled onions, and crisp fried shallots up to a full day in advance for the ultimate make-ahead salad.

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Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

Combine sautéed mushrooms and onions with the slight acidity of lemon juice for a dish that bursts with umami.

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Classic Latkes

For an easier menu, we recommend putting your brisket in the slow cooker. That will free you up to focus on making the most perfect, crispy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside latkes.

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Steamed Asparagus

Simple steamed asparagus is the easiest vegetable side! Steaming concentrates the veggie’s fresh flavor — all it needs is a shower of salt and pepper and wedge of lemon for serving.

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad

We don’t know who needs to hear this, but salads are not just an assortment of raw vegetables! One of the most common misconceptions with salads is that you have to eat a little pile of leaves. This roasted cauliflower salad says otherwise.

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Roasted Root Vegetables

A simple formula for roasting any mix of root vegetables — be it carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, beets, turnips, or rutabagas.

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Smashed Garlicky Potatoes

Potatoes are boiled then roasted to get a mixture of browned, super-crunchy bits and creamy spuds in every bite. They're a great side to serve with sweet and tangy slow cooker brisket.

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Roasted Asparagus

Simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and lemon, roasting is the easiest way to prepare the spring vegetable for a perfect side to slow-cooked brisket.

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Grilled Eggplant

These grilled eggplant slices are perfect topped with a flavorful chimichurri sauce.

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Air Fryer Butternut Squash

For crispy and tender butternut squash in a fraction of the time, use your air fryer.

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Roasted Mushrooms

These simple roasted mushrooms make an excellent side dish to anything you're serving on Passover.

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Air Fryer Green Beans

Air fryers are great for cooking green beans (fresh or frozen). This easy side dish can be personalized with your favorite spices and seasonings that you already have on hand in the pantry.

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3-Ingredient Garlicky Red Potatoes

Thick chunks of red potatoes are tossed with a generous dusting of garlic powder, then finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon before they hit the table. Serve with Instant Pot brisket for an easy meal with the family.

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Easy Ratatouille

This thick and silky stew of eggplant, zucchini, sweet peppers, and ripe tomatoes is a hearty side to serve with roast chicken or slow-cooked brisket.

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Crash Hot Potatoes

This easy method for crispy smashed potatoes will be your new go-to side dish for beef brisket.

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Lemony Shaved Brussels Sprouts

It's a 10-minute side dish that's easy to serve alongside slow-cooked brisket.

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Grilled Zucchini

Grilling gives the mild-mannered squash a spunky, smoky attitude, and grilled zucchini pairs well with just about anything else you’re serving — be it grilled chicken breast, steaks, or even more grilled veggies.

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Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas

This wildly easy vegetable side dish comes together in less than 15 minutes. Pair it with slow cooker brisket and onions for a meal the whole family will love.

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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Turn to your air fryer for this impossibly crispy and easy side dish.

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Cucumber Salad

Serve this bright and tangy salad alongside slow-cooker brisket.

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Ginger-Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes

These roasted butternut squash and sweet potatoes are gingery gems on a plate with classic beef brisket.

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Ginger Cabbage Slaw

Whip up this quick and simple slaw as a bright side to your slow-cooker brisket.

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Italian Potato Salad

This mayo-free potato salad is made extra colorful, thanks to green beans, cherry tomatoes, and lots of fresh herbs.

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Sautéed Mushrooms

Cooking mushrooms concentrates their flavor and brings out notes of sweet earthiness from the Maillard reaction taking place. Here's how to prepare mushrooms on the stovetop so good that you'll want to eat them all on their own.

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Grilled Asparagus

Learn the super-simple solution for grilling asparagus that makes them easier to flip and keeps them from falling into the grill: wooden skewers.

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Sweet & Smoky Eggplant Spread

Roasting the eggplant transforms the texture from spongy to silky, and the smoky-sweet flavor melds perfectly with tender sautéed onions and umami-rich tomato paste.

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Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes

It only takes a handful of ingredients to turn this funky-looking root vegetable into a bursting-with-flavor veggie side.

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