29 Easter Breads & Side Dish Recipes - A round up of seasonal and ethnic Easter breads, as well as side dishes that will go perfectly with lamb or ham!

Somehow, Easter is less than a week away, if you can believe it. (And for the second time in recent memory, my birthday falls on Good Friday, what are the odds?!) Last week, I shared with you all of my favorite Easter desserts, so if you haven’t checked that out yet, definitely do so when it’s time to make your menu – so many fabulous spring sweets!

Today I’m sharing a round up of my favorite Easter breads and side dishes. I have classics that my grandma used to make like bacon and cheese bread and pigu, as well as Greek, Italian and Polish Easter breads. Then, we have the all-import Easter side dishes – salads, potatoes, a couple of casseroles… They all go wonderfully with ham or lamb, which are the highlights of our Easter dinner. If you’re putting together a menu this week, I think you’ll find some great ideas in the list below. Enjoy!


1. Bacon and Cheese Easter Bread
2. Greek Easter Bread [Tsoureki]
3. Homemade Crescent Rolls
4. Hot Cross Buns
5. Italian Easter Bread
6. Paska Bread
7. Pigu

Side Dishes

8. Bacon and Mushroom Potato Gratin
9. Best Ever Potato Salad
10. Broccoli Salad
11. Cheesy Potato Casserole with Corn Flake Topping
12. Chinese Coleslaw
13. Corn and Mixed Vegetable Casserole
14. Creamy Cucumber Salad
15. Creamy, Lighter Macaroni Salad
16. Deviled Eggs
17. Egg Salad
18. Garlic-Herb & Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes
19. Italian Pasta Salad
20. Mrs. Waterman’s Stuffed Mushrooms
21. Panzanella
22. Perfect Mashed Potatoes
23. Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette
24. Scalloped Potatoes
25. Seven Layer Salad
26. The Signature Salad
27. Sweet Corn Spoon Bread
28. Waldorf Salad
29. Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon, Mushrooms & Hard-Boiled Eggs

What are your favorite Easter breads and side dishes?