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Easter dinner in the South is a part of our Easter celebrations that we take very seriously! But what is a traditional Southern Easter dinner? If you’ve never indulged in the rich flavors of a Southern meal on Easter Sunday, you’ve been missing out! Some of my favorite recipes ever are on our Southern Easter menu every year, so I can’t wait to share them with you!
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These Southern Easter dinner recipes are like the ultimate soul food recipes guide. Making these as an adult is like a taste of home from our childhoods.
We’ve always had ham for Easter dinner, but depending on whose dinner table you’re at, you may find a different meat of choice. Some likely options are brown sugar ham, prime rib, and roast beef. Personally, I prefer a classic option like honey-baked ham for our holiday menu.
Green bean casserole is a classic recipe that’s a Southern staple and a personal favorite of mine! This casserole dish is not only one of the best easter side dishes, but it’s also served for other holiday meals like Thanksgiving.
If there isn’t a green bean casserole on a Southern Easter table, you’ll likely find some version of these Southern-style green beans cooked with bacon or smoked meat.
Everyone in the South knows that for special occasions like Easter Sunday, we’re pulling out the sweet potato casserole or candied yams recipe. When it comes to easy Southern Easter dinner recipes that cannot be skipped, this is it.
Everyone who grew up in the South always had creamed corn on their holiday table so this definitely makes the list of traditional favorites.
It’s not a holiday meal without some sort of potato dish (if not more than one) in the South. In small and large gatherings alike, there is always a huge dish of creamy potatoes on the table.
Potato salad may pop up on some Southern holiday dinner menus and for good reason. It doesn’t require a lot of extra effort, it has a cool fresh flavor, and it’s hearty!
Whether you choose a traditional version of deviled eggs, or try some new delicious recipes for this Southern classic like the bacon jalapeño deviled eggs above, these eggs are always one the Easter dinner table!
Hot homemade rolls are an absolute must-have at any Southern Easter dinner! The best part about dinner rolls is using the leftovers to make little ham sandwiches the next day! Another good reason to be sure and serve the traditional ham with your Easter meal.
When it comes to Easter desserts, carrot cake is a staple recipe. Moist and spiced, with nuts and topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. It’s what everyone looks forward to after the main course! Carrot cake muffins are a tasty alternative for a grab-and-go dessert.