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Traditional Southern Easter Dinner

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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 Ham

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 Ham

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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 Casserole

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Southern Green Beans

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Maple Pecan Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

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Easter Deviled Eggs

What’s Easter without Easter Eggs? This recipe is the classic version, but I’ve been known to jazz up the ol’ stand by with some Spicy Pimento Cheese or even a little Bacon.

Classic Deviled Eggs

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Easter Bread

Rolls are fine, but biscuits are better. And no one makes a biscuit like Blaine.

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

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Easter Dessert

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 Pie

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Easy Summer Fruit Cobbler

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No Bake Strawberry Buttermilk Key Lime Pie

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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!

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Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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