No Easter table would be complete without some comfort food staples like potatoes! Make these delectable Easter potato recipes to satisfy every palate at your holiday gathering.
These delicious potatoes can be ready in just 10 minutes – making them the ideal side dish to pair with any ham or chicken dinner! Plus they reheat well when leftovers need replenishing!
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are an Easter classic. In this recipe, however, a unique flavor is added by adding goat cheese for silky texture and subtle tartiness. Perfect as a side dish at any celebration; simply reheat when ready.
Be sure to peel and cut your potatoes evenly so they cook evenly, this step is key in avoiding gluey mashed potatoes. Also consider using a potato ricer when mashing your potatoes as this tool will save both time and energy while providing you with perfectly smooth results. Once blended add warm milk and plenty of butter. Stir the mixture and season as desired using salt and pepper as necessary.
Scalloped and au gratin potatoes are traditional Easter side dishes that can be easily prepared ahead of time, then quickly reheated when guests arrive. Perfect for family dinners, this dish only needs topping with melted Parmesan before baking for optimal results! These easy and fast potato sides make great accompaniments for any main course on any Easter buffet table!
Goat cheese brings an exciting tang to these rolls that makes them the perfect addition to any Easter meal! Making them is simple and an excellent way to use up leftover bread flour. Additionally, these rolls can be baked ahead of time and rewarmed before serving – this recipe makes for the ideal Easter appetizer!
To prepare the dough, combine warm milk, sugar and yeast in a large bowl until the mixture becomes foamy, about 10 minutes. Next, use an electric mixer to mix an egg and 3 cups of flour – scraping down sides as necessary – until mixed thoroughly. Gradually add remaining 2 cups a cup at a time until dough becomes soft and sticky, about three minutes.
Divide the dough into 24 pieces and roll each into a ball. Place these dough balls evenly spaced on a greased baking pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let rise for at least an hour until puffy dough reaches the tops of its pans – approximately one hour total. After they’ve risen, brush with melted butter before baking until golden-brown on tops and baked through.
Make this recipe easily in your bread machine by following its instructions for your specific model, then just shape and arrange your rolls before baking them in a greased pan.
Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is an age-old staple that will bring joy to people of all ages. A quick side can become elegant by adding additional ingredients such as tomatoes, radishes, green and red onions or pepperoncini peppers; this addition will cut through its richness while providing lighter yet brighter flavors in your Easter menu.
If you’re searching for the ideal accompaniment to creamy macaroni and cheese, look no further! This refreshing salad boasts crunchy radishes and flavorful roasted red onions; combine them with either a light lemon dressing or zesty vinaigrette dressing for the perfect spring side dish!
Due to skyrocketing egg prices, some families have begun opting for paint-and-hide potato activities instead of Easter egg hunts this year. This idea first made headlines on social media this winter with bloggers such as Stacey Garska Rodriguez of Soccer Mom Blog and Brittanie Pyper of Simplistically Living sharing tips on painting potatoes instead. Potatoes make an excellent canvas; unlike eggs they’re less fragile while offering nutritional benefits like potassium, vitamin C & E, fiber and calcium!
Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto
As an appetiser or side dish, these asparagus bundles roast in the oven to create tender yet crispy bites that make an excellent Easter brunch dish or pairing option with proteins such as Cast iron steak or Roasted Shrimp.
This simple snack can be customized to match any mood – sprinkle your asparagus with your favorite herbs or spices such as paprika, garlic powder or Italian seasoning for an aromatic twist; or add freshly grated parmesan cheese for an irresistibly rich and salty bite! Prosciutto from grocery deli sections is also an ideal ingredient; its leaner texture and more flexible structure make it the ideal candidate for wrapping asparagus spears securely – look for prosciutto di parma brands when purchasing this essential component.
Simply wrap three or four asparagus spears with slices of prosciutto. Use a brush to grease your baking sheet with olive oil before placing each bundle on it in one layer on your sheet for 10 to 12 minutes, until tender but crisp asparagus has formed. Transfer to serving dish, garnish with lemon zest before eating! Alternatively, cook the asparagus in a skillet or on the grill; just remember to check it regularly so as not to overdo it and create overcooked or overdone portions!
If you’re in search of a delicious plant-based side, this salad should be your go-to recipe. Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) provide plenty of protein while fresh veggies, herbs and feta cheese add delicious flavor. Plus, the recipe can easily be tailored to suit individual preferences or dietary restrictions – for instance if red peppers don’t make an appearance in your pantry simply swap in green ones instead or switch up chickpeas with black beans.
A light dressing and assortment of colorful vegetables make this salad an appealing Easter dinner dish. English cucumbers add crunch, while grape or cherry tomatoes add a sweet pop of color; you could also switch in some romaine for additional freshness; while adding herbs such as arugula, basil or cilantro adds an herbaceous flair. Feta may be substituted with another cheese of your choosing but remember to select a salty variety so all ingredients stand out!
This colorful salad can be put together quickly and is filling enough to serve as lunch. Perfect for picnics, potlucks and meal prep! Make ahead and just before serving add avocado for best results – that way it doesn’t brown before its added back in! Paired perfectly with any entree such as grilled chicken and potatoes this dish’s vibrant and zesty flavors will impress any of your guests (vegan or not!). Its bright and zesty flavors will surely delight all your guests!
Sweet Potato Medallions
Sweet potatoes are among the easiest things to roast, and pair perfectly with various toppings. Not only that but sweet potatoes provide more nutritional value per serving than white potatoes do, making these medallions perfect for dinner or lunch, and even better when reheated the next day!
This recipe utilizes a sheet pan for its preparation and cooking process to keep both processes quick and easy. Preheat the oven to 425 F, line a sheet pan with parchment paper, wash and peel sweet potatoes before cutting into thick rounds and coating evenly with butter and garlic extra virgin olive oil until coated evenly; season them with salt and pepper before placing onto baking sheet and spreading out into single layer until soft when pinced by knife, approximately 15 minutes later.
Once they’re cooked, top each roasted sweet potato round with one of these flavors for an irresistibly delicious dessert!
Creamy Blueberry Ricotta: Spread a dollop of ricotta cheese mixed with orange zest and sugar on each medallion before topping with fresh blueberries and honey or maple syrup drizzle. For another option, mix 1 cup of crumbled blue cheese with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts before tossing each roasted round in this creamy cheese mixture before drizzled honey as desired.