12 Vegetarian Easter Side Dishes to Complete the Meal

Zucchini Patties
Photo: Angela F.

Easter dinner may be synonymous with ham and lamb, but vegetarian side dishes can steal the show. This collection of meat-free side dishes for Easter highlights early spring produce like peas and carrots, as well as evergreen favorites like sweet potatoes and corn. Pull from this collection of vegetarian side dishes to complete your Easter menu.

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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

cheesy scalloped potatoes in a white and blue dish

With more than 3,000 reviews, this rich and satisfying potato casserole is a tried-and-true favorite that will pair beautifully with any Easter main dish.

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

side view of a square white platter of roasted asparagus, focusing on the tips
Kim's Cooking Now

Grated Parmesan cheese is a savory contrast to sweet, tender asparagus in this simple side dish.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a white dish

Blasting at high heat caramelizes these cabbage cousins and brings out their sweet side. Be sure to cut out the bitter "choke" inside the base of each sprout.

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Honey Roasted Carrots

Honey Roasted Carrots on aa plate with greens

For even roasting, turn your carrots over about halfway through the cooking time. (Be sure to line your pan with foil to make clean-up extra easy.)

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Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole

Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole

This rich and hearty casserole could serve as a main dish for the vegetarians at your Easter dinner.

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Best Green Bean Casserole

Best Green Bean Casserole in a white dish
Cynthia Ross

This is the classic green bean casserole that always disappears first at Easter potlucks. A snap to pull together, you can even assemble all the ingredients the night before and bake it the next day.

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Sugar Snap Peas with Mint

Sugar Snap Peas with Mint

Ten minutes is all it takes to make this gorgeously fresh dish celebrating the return of sugar snap pea season.

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Classic Rice Pilaf

Classic Rice Pilaf

This savory baked rice dish is a light and fluffy alternative to rich potato dishes. Watch the video to get Chef John's tips for making it turn out just right. To make it vegetarian, substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock.

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Warm Corn Salad

Warm Corn Salad

"This is my new favorite way to serve corn!" wrote reviewer FutureChefShay. Fresh corn is ideal for the naturally sweet flavor, but canned will work in a pinch.

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Zucchini Patties

Zucchini Patties
Angela F.

These may be a side dish to some, but for vegetarians at Easter, these zucchini patties could easily be the main event. Serve with a flavorful creamy topping and a sprinkle of fresh herbs for a springy sensation.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

"Simple mashed sweet potatoes flavored with maple syrup and butter," writes recipe creator RAINSPIRIT. It's as classic and simple as it gets for an Easter side.

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Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Pineapple Cucumber Salad
Ann Freele

Unique and special, this fruit salad is unlike any you've had before. The tangy dressing offsets the sweet fruit and juicy cucumbers. To keep this vegetarian, use coconut aminos instead of fish sauce.

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