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5 Quick & Easy Easter Dinner Sides
Recipes on March 22, 2017 by

5 Quick & Easy Easter Dinner Sides

Easter is a holiday that is full of planning. Decorations, dinners, and even desserts are often all planned ahead of time. While all these things are important to think about when planning any get-togethers, side dishes are often overlooked until last minute. With Easter being as busy of a holiday as it is, no one wants to have to go on an emergency trip to the grocery store to grab the very last veggie plate in the refrigerated section. Make sure your Easter gathering goes off without a hitch this year by planning your side dishes ahead of time. Whether you're serving a hearty or healthy Easter dinner, here are five side dishes that will go great with any meal!

Garlic and Rosemary Skillet Bread


You can never go wrong with a homemade and delicious bread. Whether you plan on serving the bread beforehand or with dinner, the incredible flavors in this recipe will not disappoint. The folks over at The Food Charlatan have whipped up the perfect garlic and rosemary skillet bread to wow all of your guests. The skillet used to bake this bread creates a perfect crust that is just as drool worthy as the bread itself. So, If you’re looking for a rich side dish with the perfect amount of flavor to accent your meal, this is the recipe for you!

Kamut Salad

If you're a fan of grains, this dish may be just what you’ve been looking for! Kamut berries are used in this Easter side to create a whole and filling dish while adding a warm and buttery flavor to any meal. Kamut berries, which are not actually berries at all, are a grain which cooks similar to rice and has a smooth and creamy texture. In this dreamy dish, their flavor is amplified by combining this grain with Brussels sprouts, gorgonzola, and bacon. If you haven’t tried Kamut berries before or simply want to introduce something new to the table, this is definitely a recipe which will leave everyone satisfied!

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower


Want to add veggies to your Easter meal but don’t know how to without scaring everyone away? This roasted broccoli and cauliflower recipe is the perfect way to camouflage the veggies and get everyone reaching for seconds. By adding both Parmesan and garlic to your veggie dish, a crispy edge is created that will have all mouths watering after just one bite. Even kids will love the crunch, and be happy to dig into this side. Because both broccoli and cauliflower are fairly easy to whip up, this recipe is a foolproof way to ensure you have a side dish made to perfection.

Yeast Rolls with Butter and Thyme

No dinner is truly complete without the dinner rolls. Not only are these rolls easy to make, but they also taste amazing. By adding these butter and thyme yeast rolls to your Easter dinner, you’ll get a side dish that the entire party will enjoy. This recipe uses fresh sprigs of thyme and sea salt for an added component of flavor. Friends and family will be thoroughly impressed by these homemade dinner rolls, and you’ll love how easy they are to make. These mouth-watering rolls will leave your guests satisfied and hungry for more.

For another alternative, try our homemade Bob’s Red Mill Buttermilk Roll recipe. For any gluten-sensitive guests, try our Gluten Free Rolls and Buns recipe.

Kale and Quinoa Salad


Want to create a side dish that is just as healthy as it is flavorful? Yellow Bliss Road has created a kale and quinoa salad that goes with just about any Easter meal. You can easily customize this recipe to your own personal taste. They add Brussels sprouts, craisins, and chickpeas, among other things, to really amp up the flavor and health benefits. While there are an unlimited amount of items that can be added to this salad, you can also keep it extremely simple and still have it taste amazing. This salad is both savory and filling, meaning you won’t need too many extra dishes to make this Easter meal a great one!

Have any other Easter favorites? Share your best finds in the comments below!


  1. Linda
    Dear sir
    I have been doing Dr ornish program and I tried making banana bread with Bobs whole wheat flour and flax meal. No oil or eggs. The banana bread came out gummy and it sunk after removing it from oven. I have never cooked with flax meal before. Do you have an oil free recipe or any suggestions on what happened?
    Also do you carry dehydrated soy granules?
    Thanks so much.
    1. Sarena Shasteen
      We do carry Organic Textured Soy Protein. You can find it on our website to purchase. As for the banana bread recipe, it's hard for us to make suggestions since we don't know what recipe you are using. We aren't sure what you substituted the oil with, but it may have too much water in it which will cause your bread to be too wet and gummy. We hope that helps.

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