Easter Sides & Shortcuts

Sensational recipes and scratch-made favorites.

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An exceptional Easter feast calls for flavorful sides that pair well with any entrée. From ready-to-heat and ready-to-eat dishes, to fresh produce that’s already cleaned and prepped, we offer all the premium ingredients you need to assemble a holiday meal with minimal stress.

Time-Saving Sides

Short on time? Our ready-made sides are crafted with premium, fresh ingredients for convincingly homemade flavor. (We won’t tell if you don’t.) Choose from comfort food classics like Macaroni and Cheese to some of our new unique options, like Brussels Sprouts and Wheatberry Salad and Mascarpone Rosemary Whipped Potatoes.

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Wheatberries

1Brussels Sprouts Salad with Wheatberries

We love roasted Brussels sprouts (who doesn’t?), but sometimes you need to switch it up a little. This new seasonal salad is made with shaved Brussels sprouts, wheatberries (high fiber, nutrient-rich wheat kernels) and fresh red beets tossed in a light vinaigrette.

Lemon Farfalle Salad with Pistachios and Spinach

2Lemon Farfalle Salad with Pistachios and Spinach

Brighten up your spread with our new, seasonal, made-in-store lemony pasta salad. It’s the perfect complement to more traditional sides and is made with farfalle pasta, crunchy pistachios, lemon, fresh spinach and a deliciously savory dressing.

Mascarpone Rosemary Whipped Potatoes - close up

3Mascarpone Rosemary Whipped Potatoes

Yes, these new whipped potatoes are as delicious as they sound. They’re made with Yukon gold potatoes, whipped to perfection with smooth, buttery mascarpone cheese and fresh rosemary. Add them to your spread, and you’re sure to receive some high praise!

pear walnut broccoli salad

4Pear Broccoli Salad

Sweet, savory, crunchy and zesty—our Pear Broccoli Salad features fresh pears, crunchy broccoli and red onion tossed in a creamy dressing with Parmesan cheese and walnuts. It’s an addictively-good medley of flavors that will have your guests asking for seconds!


5Broccoli Cranberry Slaw with Almonds

Made fresh with shredded broccoli, dried cranberries, sliced almonds and poppy seed dressing, this sweet, crunchy salad is loaded with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. The cranberries add a tart, seasonal element, while broccoli and almonds add a delectable crunch.


6Super Veggie Salad

Serving a veggie salad? Make it Super! This fresh blend is loaded with antioxidants, with wholesome ingredients like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, carrots, red onion and red cabbage, all tossed in a Tuscan herb dressing with golden raisins and crunchy sunflower seeds.

lemon orzo salad

7Lemon Orzo Salad

This pasta salad is exclusive to The Fresh Market. Savor the perfect balance of delicate flavors and textures. Crunchy pine nuts, juicy tomatoes and fresh spinach beautifully complement buttery orzo pasta and light lemon vinaigrette. It’s colorful, flavorful and a delectable addition to your Easter spread!


8Loaded Baked Potato Salad

It’s everything you love about a loaded baked potato, mixed up in a ready-to-eat potato salad. Savor tender chunks of potato, savory cheese, sour cream and, of course, bacon in every bite. Try it cold or hot—both options are equally delicious.


9Corn Soufflé

Our Corn Soufflé is so decadent, you’ll wonder why it’s not on the dessert table. This classic dish is crafted with fresh, whole eggs and has a rich, slightly sweet flavor and firm texture. It’s so satisfying, you’ll want seconds (and maybe thirds). Just be sure to get your fill early in the game—it’s often one of the first sides to go!


10Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. We make ours with real cheddar cheese for bold, satisfying flavor in every creamy bite. Our Easter Meal comes with a 2-lb portion of this cheesy goodness, so you can share the love of delicious Mac & Cheese with friends and family.


11Deviled Eggs

No time to devil your own eggs? Try our classic Deviled Eggs—fresh, hard boiled eggs, halved and topped with a dollop of creamy, tangy filling studded with sweet relish. They’re the perfect side dish, small bite or party food. Easy to share, and easier to love!

Unique & Time-Saving Sides

Spend less time standing over the cutting board and take advantage of our prepared produce instead! The experienced staff in our Produce Department have cleaned, sliced, peeled, cubed and cored your favorite fruits and vegetables, so you don’t have to. We also offer unique, hard-to-find produce items that make it easy to mix up your Easter menu.

easter vegetable prep

If you’re cooking Brussels Sprouts, we offer some that are conveniently halved—ready to boil, roast or sauté. We also have Asparagus Tips with the woody stems removed, and recipe-ready cubed sweet potatoes.

Fresh Broccoli and Cauliflower Florets are a versatile favorite. Try them steamed, roasted, sautéed, mixed into a casserole or raw on a crudité platter.

If you’re all about presentation, try our Baby Peeled Carrots with Tops. They’re fully prepped and ready to roast whole. We also have Cored Pineapple and Pineapple Rings, perfect for garnishing our Spiral Sliced Honey Ham.

Spring Pasta Carbonara with Fiddleheads and HerbsSpring Pasta Carbonara with Fiddleheads and Herbs

Ever heard of a fiddlehead fern? Foraged and picked wild, these young ferns have a short season and can be hard to find. Their flavor profile is a mix between spinach and asparagus. If you need an idea for how to serve them, try Spring Pasta Carbonara with Fiddleheads and Herbs.

For an interesting take on classic veggies, try our white asparagus or purple Brussels sprouts. Grown without exposure to sunlight (no light means no chlorophyll—the pigment that turns the stalks green), white asparagus is slightly milder in flavor than its green counterpart. Purple Brussels are slightly sweeter and nuttier in flavor, and they’re an easy way to add a pop of color to your spread.

Ready-to-Cook Vegetables

Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts

Save even more time with our freshly-prepared vegetables. We slice and season these sides in-store and mix them with the perfect blend of ingredients for maximum flavor. All you have to do is microwave them as directed or transfer to an oven-safe dish, heat and serve!

Try our Seasoned Potatoes, made with a flavorful and fragrant blend of herbs and extra virgin olive oil.

We also have Seasoned Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts mixed with crisp red bell peppers, peeled garlic, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper.

Love Green Bean Amandine? We make ours with fresh green beans, red bell peppers, slivered almonds, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.

Delicious Deviled Eggs

Whether you’re cooking an omelet or baking a cake, quality eggs make all the difference. Ours come from cage-free hens raised on family farms, with plenty of room to roam. These hens enjoy an all-vegetarian diet rich in nutrients, so they can produce the best-tasting eggs for you to enjoy.

We recommend using The Fresh Market Cage Free Eggs to make deviled eggs for Easter. See below for some of our go-to tips and recipe ideas.

Egg Prep Tips

  • Buy and refrigerate your eggs a week or two before cooking. Older eggs are easier to peel than very fresh eggs.
  • To cook, place the eggs in a medium saucepan and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from the heat and cover tightly. Let stand for 15 minutes. Place eggs in a large bowl of ice water and let stand until chilled, about 15 minutes. Press and roll the eggs under your hand on the work surface to crack the shells. Starting at the largest end, shell the eggs under a thin stream of cold running water.

Devil Your Eggs

If seasonal decorating has you thinking about more flavorful uses for hard-boiled eggs, then this classic party food makes a perfect seasonal appetizer or savory side. The term “deviled” traditionally refers to foods with abundant seasoning, and our recipes don’t disappoint! Spice up your Easter table with one of our tasty twists on traditional deviled eggs, from flavor-packed horseradish to palate-pleasing curry and distinctively delicious tarragon.

Deviled Eggs with Fresh Horseradish
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Curried Deviled Eggs
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Tarragon Deviled Eggs
Tarragon Deviled Eggs
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Scratch Made Sides

If you prefer to cook from scratch, we can help with that, too. Here are some of our favorite recipes for Easter, each one featuring a delicious item from our Produce Department.

Asparagus >

Love asparagus? You’re in luck. With our Asparagus Tips, we’ve already removed the woody part of the stem, so they’re ready to roast, steam, sauté or simmer. Try them in salads, soups or swathed in balsamic and brown butter.

Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts
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Asparagus Soup with Mascarpone
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asparagus caeser salad
Asparagus Caesar Salad
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Brussels Sprouts >

Something magical happens when you roast Brussels Sprouts to crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside perfection. We offer halved Brussel Sprouts that save you slicing time in the kitchen. Try them glazed in maple or brown sugar for a sweet and savory sensation.

Fettuccine with Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts
Fettuccine with Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts
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Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
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Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts
Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts
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Beets >

You can’t beat beets. They’re boldly-hued, with a distinctive flavor and satisfying texture. They’re also rich in essential nutrients like potassium, manganese, B vitamins, iron, copper and magnesium. Blend them into a dip, roast them to bring out their flavors or try our beet veggie noodles from our Produce Department.

Radicchio and Beet Noodle Salad
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Roasted Beet Carrot Dip
Sweet and Savory Roasted Root Vegetable Dip
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Roasted Beet Salad
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Radishes >

We think you should eat more radishes. Why? They’re pleasantly peppery, with a satisfying crunch. They’re also a good source of vitamin C, as well as fiber and potassium. Savor them in salads, or try our vibrant recipe for Radish Tabouli.

Radish Tabbouleh
Radish Tabbouleh
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radish salad
Radish and White Bean Salad
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Cabbage Slaw
Carrot, Radish, and Cabbage Salad
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