Easter is a joyous occasion, and what better way to celebrate than with a mouthwatering ham as the star of your meal? Whether you’re hosting a large family gathering or having a cozy dinner with friends, a Kentucky Legend ham is a timeless choice for Easter. But what are the perfect side dishes to accompany it? Here are ten delectable options that are sure to satisfy everyone at your table.
1. Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped potatoes are a classic side dish that pairs beautifully with ham. These creamy, cheesy potatoes add comfort and flavor to any Easter meal. The best part? You can prepare them in advance and simply reheat when needed.
2. Green Beans Almondine
Green beans almondine is a light and flavorful side dish that’s a breeze to make. Blanched green beans sautéed with garlic and almonds create a nutty, savory taste that complements the sweetness of ham. For a heartier option, try our Bacon Green Beans.
3. Glazed Carrots
Carrots are a staple in many Easter meals, and glazed carrots are a popular way to prepare them. Simmered in a sweet and tangy glaze until tender and delicious, these carrots develop a slight char when roasted in the oven.
4. Roasted Asparagus
Roasted asparagus is a simple yet elegant side dish that complements ham perfectly. Seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper, the tender asparagus spears become crispy and flavorful when roasted.
5. Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is a beloved comfort food that never fails to please. The cheesy, creamy pasta pairs deliciously with the smoky, salty flavor of ham. Choose from three different recipes: a slow-cooker version, a skillet option, or a casserole dish alternative.
6. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a classic appetizer that also works as a side dish. The tangy, creamy filling provides a delightful contrast to the richness of the ham.
7. Creamed Spinach
Creamed spinach is a decadent side dish that’s ideal for Easter. Cooked with cream, butter, and garlic, the spinach becomes tender and flavorful, adding a touch of luxury to your meal.
Cornbread is a Southern staple that complements ham beautifully. The sweet and crumbly bread adds a delicious contrast to the salty, smoky flavor of the ham.
9. Baked Beans
Baked beans are a classic barbecue side dish that also pairs well with ham. The sweet and savory flavors of the beans create a delightful contrast to the salty ham. Alternatively, you can make a hearty ham and bean stew as an appetizer for your Easter meal.
10. Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole is a comforting and delicious side dish that’s perfect for Easter. Creamy sweet potatoes topped with a crunchy pecan streusel provide a delightful combination of textures and flavors. Alternatively, you can roast sweet potatoes alongside your ham in a delectable herb and honey glaze.
No matter which side dish you choose, rest assured that with these ten options, there are no wrong choices—only multiple right ones! Each of these dishes will perfectly complement your Kentucky Legend ham, creating a memorable and delicious Easter meal. So whether you prefer classic comfort foods or more elegant options, there’s something here to satisfy everyone. Happy Easter!