7 Super Side Dishes for Easter Dinner

You’ve got your Easter main dish all planned, but what’s going to be on the table with it?Traditional recipes are usually especially rich, as Easter marks the end of the Lenten fast and all its privations. Cheesy, creamy, and meat-filled dishes are the order of the day.And that’s something we can support wholeheartedly. To that end, here are seven of our picks for decadent and delightful side dishes for Easter dinner.

When we make gougeres, we do it with truffle butter. That’s right, the cloud-like consistency of classic gougeres is only made more irresistible with our black truffle butter. Who need Easter eggs with a basket of these on the table?

gougeres-french-cheese-puffs-with-truffle-butter-recipe

2. FOIE GRAS CREAM PUFFS WITH BLACK TRUFFLE

Here’s an Easter surprise for you: crispy choux puffs filled with silky, truffle-studded foie gras.  Now that’s a treat for the grownups, and a perfect appetizer for the holiday meal.

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3. BACON-WRAPPED ASPARAGUS

Everything is better when wrapped in bacon, and this recipe for spring asparagus is proof on the plate. We wrapped the spears in smoky bacon for this quick and easy side dish. Perfect for Easter dinner.

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4. CREAMY ORZO WITH BACON, FAVA BEANS, & MORELS

Bursting with spring flavors like fresh fava beans and morel mushrooms, this decadent recipe truly celebrates the season. We layered in black truffle butter (of course) and lemon zest, along with applewood-smoked bacon to complement the spring produce. Serve it alongside your lamb, ham, pork, chicken, or veal entree at Easter dinner.

orzo-with-bacon-morels-fava-beans-recipe

5. OYSTERS WITH BACON, CREAM, AND TRUFFLED BREADCRUMBS

This is a recipe you prepare just before starting the meal. It all comes together fast, so mise en place is a must. These quickly-broiled oysters with bacon, leeks, crème fraîche and truffled breadcrumbs are little flavor bombs, and the perfect start to an epic Easter meal.

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6. POTATO & LEEK GRATIN WITH PANCETTA

Sautéed leeks and crispy ventrèche add extra flavor and delightful texture to classic scalloped potatoes. This creamy, crowd-pleaser is a perfect side for an Easter dinner.

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7. HAM, ASPARAGUS, & WILD MUSHROOM STRATA

This cheesy casserole is part frittata, part savory bread pudding, and totally delicious. If you are serving ham, this may prove to a ham too far.  We used boneless ham in the recipe, but with ham as the entree, you can easily swap for smoked chicken.

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What are you making for Easter? Tell us about your Easter plans right here in the comments, or find us on social media. We do love to see photos of your food! Tag @dartagnanfoods on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We also love pinning! Explore our tasty boards on Pinterest.

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