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What To Cook For Your Easter Dinner Side Dishes

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For those who celebrate Easter, you know that food is a very important part of the holiday. An Easter dinner or lunch menu traditionally features a ham as the main dish, with various side dishes and desserts. If you need some inspiration for what to make for your Easter dinner side dishes, check out the recipes below!

Honey Glazed Carrots

If you need a simple and quick vegetable side dish, this honey glazed carrot recipe is perfect. It only takes 15 minutes from start to finish, and are so tasty that even picky eaters will enjoy them! For four servings, you will need:

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 pound baby carrots

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, then add salt and the pound of carrots. Cook until tender for about six minutes, then drain and add back to the pan. Add in the butter, honey, and lemon juice, and cook for another five minutes until a glaze coats the carrots. Season with salt and pepper, garnish with parsley, and enjoy!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy potatoes are the perfect pairing for a honey glazed ham. This recipe is simple to follow and takes under an hour to make, and serves 6-8 people for your Easter gathering. You will need:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for brushing

  • ½ clove garlic

  • ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ⅓ cup shredded asiago cheese

  • ⅓ cup shredded raclette or Comte cheese

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and sliced ⅛ inch thick

  • Kosher salt and ground pepper

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • 4 fresh bay leaves

  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and position a rack in the upper third of the oven. Brush a large skillet with butter and rub with the garlic. In a bowl, combine the mozzarella, asiago, and raclette in a bowl. Next, heat the skillet over medium-high heat and add half of the potatoes, spreading them out evenly. Sprinkle with ¾ teaspoons of salt, half of the cut-up butter, half of the shredded cheese blend in the bowl, and pepper to taste. Arrange the remaining potatoes on top, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Then pour the heavy cream over the potatoes and add the nutmeg and bay leaves. Simmer for three minutes, dotting the potatoes with the leftover cut-up butter.

Brush a shallow baking dish with butter and slide the potatoes into the dish, or bake the potatoes in the skillet if it is ovenproof. Sprinkle the potatoes with the parmesan and the remaining shredded cheese blend and bake for about 25 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and let it rest for a few minutes before serving, and you have a delicious Easter Sunday side dish!

Recipes via: www.foodnetwork.com

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