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When it comes to Easter in the South, we southerners like to pull out all of the stops. Just as big and carb-loaded as Christmas or Thanksgiving, but with a more of a nod to the Spring season, a Southern Easter dinner is something to look forward to.
Here’s a list of what you can find on our Easter table pretty much every year. What are your favorite Easter dishes?
Easter isn’t Easter without a ham and my grandma’s maple and brown sugar ham is THE BEST. Not to mention super easy.
Grandma’s Traditional Maple & Brown Sugar Holiday HamCheck out this recipe
Easter Side Dishes
Much like Thanksgiving, Easter dinner is all about the sides. Green beans, potaoes, sweet potatoes and mac and cheese can all be frequently found on any southern Easter dinner. Depending on the weather you might find something a little more spring-minded with the addition of potato or pasta salad instead of mac-n-cheese or mashed potatoes. Oh! And you CANNOT FORGET THE DRESSING! Cornbread dressing is life down here and you might be disowned if you don’t have at least one pan of it on your table.
Nana’s Cheesy Potato CasseroleCheck out this recipe
Southern Green BeansCheck out this recipe
Maple Pecan Twice Baked Sweet PotatoesCheck out this recipe
Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing RecipeCheck out this recipe
Easter Deviled Eggs
Classic Deviled EggsCheck out this recipe
Rolls are fine, but biscuits are better. And no one makes a biscuit like Blaine.
Southern Buttermilk BiscuitsCheck out this recipe
Easter desserts are limitless. There’s a good chance that, should you attend any Southern Easter dinner, that there will be more desserts than dinner. We love sugar in the south and you better believe we will put it to good use for a holiday. Besides pie, you might find cobbler and cake piled up around the ham.
Old Fashioned Lemon Chess PieCheck out this recipe
Easy Summer Fruit CobblerCheck out this recipe
No Bake Strawberry Buttermilk Key Lime PieCheck out this recipe
This is by no means a complete list of everything you might find on a Southern Easter Dinner table, but I think it’s a fair representation of most. What’s on your Easter table this year? Sound off in the comments below!