Ready for the big Easter buffet filled with feasting favorites? Think: maple-glazed ham, a succulent rack of lamb lavishly dressed for the occasion or plump turkey roasted to a golden brown crisp. But, what about Easter side dishes? Well, we have you covered.
If you want something flavorful that will complement but not overwhelm the main event, let us recommend our top five Little Potato side dish recipes for Easter that are easy and straightforward to make. Plus, our Creamer potatoes are a nutritious vegetable addition to all your dishes. A win-win!
Best with lamb: Skillet potatoes
Perfect with leg of lamb, rack of lamb, herb-crusted roasted lamb or traditionally prepared Greek Easter lamb, our Skillet Greek Potatoes are wonderfully crispy, lemony and garlicky with a hint of oregano. Sauté our smooth and silky Baby Boomer Creamers, then toss with fresh chopped parsley.
Bonus: because these cook on the stovetop, you’ve got plenty of room left in the oven for the roast.
Classic: Scalloped potatoes streamlined
Mild, creamy and comforting, bubbling Easy Skillet Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin is the quick, pared-down version of the traditional casserole. This version uses sweet, smooth Blushing Belle Little Potatoes, combining all ingredients (onion, flour, cream, broth, mozzarella, chives) in one skillet for only five minutes of prep time! It’s a cheesy, savory side that blends well with other tastes on the table, too. If you like, make ahead and reheat for minimal day-of stress.
The new twist: Smashed potatoes
Smashed potato variations are de rigeur on all the top cooking shows today. This recipe puts trendy, and tasty, on your tabletop. It’s also fun and a little different: Simply Smashing Potatoes is straightforward and delivers crispy, velvety, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Any Creamer variety will do, but we suggest tri-color Terrific Trio for ultimate plate appeal.
Traditional favorite: Mashed potatoes
Kids especially adore silky, whipped mashed potatoes. Who wouldn’t? Thanks to our Garlic Parsley Microwave Ready Potatoes, which come in their own cooking tray, Garlic Parsley Mashed Potatoes in 10 Minutes are just that. Buttermilk lends a tangy accent. Other interesting takes on the standard cream-and-butter mash are Cheesy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes, Alfredo Mashed Potatoes and Light Mashed Potatoes with Kale & Goat Cheese.
Tip: Most of our Microwave Ready products are vegan, gluten-free, and made with all natural ingredients.
Colorfully vegetarian: Red kale salad
Light, healthy and flavorful, not to mention visually appealing, Red Kale and Potato Salad with Lemon Maple Dijon Dressing is a winner on its own, thanks to fresh dill, sharp radish and earthy Terrific Trio Little Potatoes—and even better paired with a mild entrée such as roasted turkey. Put this salad together the night before and chill, then dress with sweet-sour dressing immediately before serving.
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