18 Easter Side Dishes for Your Slow Cooker
Free up some of that valuable oven space with one of these Easter dinner side dishes.
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Planning an Easter dinner menu can be stressful, but side dishes should be the fun part! They give your holiday meal extra flair, flavor, and color. Whether you plan to make your entire Easter dinner in the slow cooker, or just select dishes, these 18 Easter Side Dishes for Your Slow Cooker are all great choices.
If you're wondering what side dishes go with ham, we have 18 fresh ideas for you here. The Easter side dishes in this collection lend themselves perfectly to a traditional holiday menu. We've included recipes for scalloped and mashed potatoes, carrots, green vegetables, and even homemade rolls.
Take some of the stress out of your Easter meal with these slow cooker recipes. These recipes will free up valuable oven and stove space, while also gaining richer flavor from the slow cooking process. It really is a win-win!
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Scalloped Potatoes & Mashed Potato Recipes
Cream of mushroom soup and shredded cheese makes these scalloped potatotes wonderfully rich and creamy. Plus, since there's ham in this recipe, you could make these potatoes again using your leftover Easter ham.
This Campbell's-approved recipe uses two types of cheese and a can of cheese soup, so you know it will be full of cheesy goodness. These cheesy potatoes make a great side dish for Easter ham.
You don't even need to peel the potatoes for this recipe, since it uses the red variety. Let the potatoes cook while you prepare the rest of the meal. Sprinkle chopped fresh chives on top for a side dish that's perfect for spring.
Since this recipe calls for unpeeled red potatoes, that will save a ton of prep time. You can even use a mandoline to make the process go faster! Gryere and Parmesan cheese give this recipe a ton of flavor.
Making mashed potatoes in the slow cooker saves precious space on the stove. Plus, the slow cooker is a great way to keep mashed potatoes warm for serving. You may never make mashed potatoes the regular way again!
This slow cooker garlic mashed potatoes recipe is one of the ultimate slow cooker mashed potatoes recipes you can make. These slow cooker mashed potatoes are easy to prepare, and then you can let them cook all day, while you prepare the rest of your Easter dinner menu.
Easter dinner wouldn't be complete without ham, would it? For some great ham recipes, check out these 8 Easy Slow Cooker Ham Recipes
Slow Cooker Carrot Recipes
Add bright flavors and colors to your Easter table with this slow cooker glazed carrots recipe. These carrots are easy to make, with lemon pepper, butter, and a few other simple seasonings.
Five ingredients are all you need to make this gorgeous carrot dish. Honey and dill may sound like an ususual pairing, but it is a wonderful complement to the carrots. Slow cooking the carrots really helps them absorb the herbed butter.
Orange marmalade and sage take these slow cooked carrots to the next level. This recipe might even win over those people who claim they don't like cooked carrots!
This slow cooker side dish recipe is among the more unusual slow cooker vegetables recipes. These sweet, whipped carrots will be a hit at your holiday table.
Need more Easter recipe ideas? Find recipes for brunch, dinner, and dessert in our free and downloadable eCookbook: "Food for Easter: 16 Easter Recipes for the Slow Cooker" Free eCookbook
Green Vegetable Side Dishes for Easter
You've heard of potato gratin, but Brussels sprout gratin is a whole new way to enjoy the cruciferous vegetable. Parmesan cheese adds the perfect salty bite to the savory sprouts.
Bacon and onions are just what green beans have been missing! These beans slow cook in chicken broth along with sauteed onions, so they are positively bursting with flavor.
If you are tired of your go-to broccoli casserole, look no further than this recipe. A homemade cheese sauce and ranch-seasoned almonds make this recipe special enough for the Easter holiday.
These are the very best Brussels sprouts - EVER! You won't be disapointed with this slow cooker Dijon Brussels sprouts recipe. Sweet and savory flavors work in perfect harmony with this slow cooker side dish.
Does your family have mac and cheese as a side dish for Easter? Check out some of our favorite recipes here: Easy Mac and Cheese: 16 Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
Slow Cooker Bread Recipes
This recipe uses homemade dough, which means you can make dinner rolls from scratch while freeing up oven space. Brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter for the perfect presentation!
Molasses and instant coffee are just a few of the unique ingredients in this recipe for black bread. Its slightly sweet taste is a great complement to Easter ham and other holiday side dishes.
If you like the flavor of rosemary, you won't be able to resist one of these homemade rolls - epecially when they're warm! If you're looking to impress your family on Easter, give this recipe a try.
If you want to have freshly baked rolls but are out of oven space, then this is the perfect fix. Let store-bought dough rise in your slow cooker to speed up the process, and then turn up the heat to bake the rolls!
If you don't have time to bake rolls in the slow cooker, you can speed up the rising process with your slow cooker! Learn how to do it here: Raising Bread in Your Slow Cooker
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