21 Potato Side Dishes to Go With Your Easter Ham
Potatoes and ham are classic Easter dinner companions, with potatoes au gratin and scalloped potatoes reigning as the most popular spud sides. (The difference between these two similar dishes: Potatoes au gratin gets baked with cheese or bread crumbs for a golden finish, while scalloped potatoes leave out the cheese.) We're sharing traditional and new potato side dishes that will stand out at this year's Easter feast.
Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin
This top-rated au gratin potato casserole features buttery Yukon Gold potatoes baked with a touch of garlic in heavy cream, and topped with melty Gruyere cheese.
Mom's Scalloped Potatoes
This popular recipe showcases the delicious simplicity of potatoes baked in cream until they're perfectly tender and the cream starts to caramelize over the top.
Corn and Potato Salad
If you're looking for a lighter side, this mayo-free potato salad calls for olive oil and apple cider vinegar as its base. Corn, cilantro, basil, and red onions add extra flavor.
Muffin Tin Potatoes Gratin
Everyone will ooh and aah over this single-portion presentation. Be sure to use plenty of cooking spray to ensure they pop out of the muffin tins easily.
"I made these exactly as directed, using Swiss Gruyere cheese. The topping took regular mashed potatoes and turned them into something sexy, elegant, and sophisticated." — Kim's Cooking Now
Chef John's Potato Roses
The food world rediscovered this traditional Swedish roasted potato, and the rest is Hasselback history. With their signature accordion slices allowing all the butter and toppings to reach deep down inside, these crispy, creamy potatoes can be downright stunning on your Easter table.
Suzy's Mashed Red Potatoes
"I've gotten away from making mashed potatoes because it's so time consuming to peel potatoes," Allrecipes home cook Terri Featherston says. "This is keeper. It's quick, simple, and hearty."
Skewered Grilled Potatoes
If your Easter ham is hogging the oven, put your grill to work on the 'taters. This cooking method works best with small new potatoes, and the results are smoky-salty good.
Roasted New Red Potatoes
"Simple, quick, delicious way to prepare red potatoes," reviewer TTV78 writes. "The minimal seasoning really helped to enhance the natural, mild sweetness of the red potatoes and allowed for the stronger flavor of the main dish to take center stage. Loved it and will definitely make again and again!"
Garden Stuffed Baked Potatoes
For a fresh take on fluffy baked potatoes, this recipe mixes in broccoli, parsley, and ranch dressing.
Roasted Smashed Potatoes
"The key to perfect smashed potatoes is completely chilling the parboiled potatoes before smashing," Chef John writes. "Roasted, the potatoes will end up crispy, buttery, and crusty on the outside, with a light, fluffy interior. It's like taking the best parts of home fries, mashed potatoes, French fries, and potato pancakes, and smashing them all together."
Honey-Roasted Red Potatoes
Honey, mustard powder, and butter give roasted red potatoes a subtly sweet-but-sharp flavor that would pair well with ham.
Patate Prezzemolate (Vegan Italian Potato Salad)
"I'm from an Italian family. My mom made it that same way. I am 79, and I make it the same way. I grow my own parsley so I have it ready to use at any time we make this dish," Marlene Gills says. Of course, you don't have to be Italian to appreciate the nice tang this potato salad brings to meals.
Steakhouse Potatoes Romanoff
"A great side dish for big holiday gatherings since you can make it the day before and bake when needed," Chef John writes. Steakhouse Potatoes Romanoff gets its decadent flavor from sour cream and sharp white Cheddar.
Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes
"Fingerling potatoes have a natural hint of sweetness that makes them a nice alternative to other potatoes. They pair well with almost anything," says recipe creator France C. "The Parmesan cheese and garlic brown up in the oven for crunchy bits of flavor."
Pommes Anna with Gruyere
"Layers of thinly sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, stacked with Gruyere cheese and golden sautéed onions make this French side dish," Ann says.
Roasted Melting Potatoes
Yukon Gold potatoes are double-roasted until crispy, then roasted one more time in broth until the insides are soft and creamy and the outsides are golden brown.
V's Fried Mashed Potatoes
Holidays call for decadent dishes, like these three-ingredient, skillet-fried mashed potatoes.
Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes
For a fresh, tangy take on potatoes, turn to this classic Greek lemon potato recipe. Use Yukon Gold potatoes for the best results.
Healthier Oven Roasted Potatoes
If you're looking to indulge in other ways and want your potatoes on the lighter side, try this recipe for a healthier take on classic roasted potatoes. As the solid five-star rating suggests, you won't miss out on any flavor!