Easter Sides & Shortcuts

Sensational recipes and scratch-made favorites.

Choose a recipe, or let us do the work!

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 more unique options, like White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes and Pear Broccoli Salad with Walnuts.

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Scalloped Potatoes
White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Our creamy scalloped potatoes are served in rich white cheddar sauce. Green onions balance out the richness of the ingredients and add the perfect amount of savory flavor.

pear walnut broccoli salad
Pear Broccoli Salad with Walnuts

Add some color and crunch to your menu with fresh pears, broccoli, red onion, savory Parmesan and walnuts tossed in a light, creamy dressing.

lemon orzo salad
Lemon Orzo Salad with Pine Nuts

Crunchy pine nuts, juicy tomatoes and fresh spinach beautifully complement buttery orzo pasta and light lemon vinaigrette.

Risotto Cakes
Risotto Cakes

Made with richly seasoned risotto, these filling cakes are fried until golden-brown for a crispy crust and creamy center. Enjoy Garlic & Herb or Lemon Sundried Tomato.

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, cored and seasoned your favorite fruits and vegetables, so you don’t have to.

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Prepped Produce

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 honey ham.

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Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts

Ready-to-Cook Vegetables

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.

Try our seasoned one-bite 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 Beans Amandine? We make ours with fresh green beans, red bell peppers, slivered almonds, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.

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Delicious Deviled 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!

We recommend using The Fresh Market Cage Free Eggs to make deviled eggs for Easter. 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.

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.
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 & Brussels Sprouts >

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 cook. We also have Brussels sprouts that are pre-halved, saving you slicing time in the kitchen. Here are some of our favorite recipes for both.

Lemon Herb Orzo with Asparagus and Feta
Lemon Herb Orzo with Asparagus and Feta
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Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts
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Date-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Hazelnuts
Date Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Hazelnuts
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Beets & Radishes >

If you’re cooking with root vegetables, try our fresh beets and radishes. Not only are these tasty veggies rich in vitamins in nutrients, they’re also delicious roasted and added to a variety of salads. Add some color and unique flavor to your spread with these easy recipes.

Carrot, Radish, and Cabbage Salad
Carrot, Radish, and Cabbage Salad
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Roasted Beet Salad
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radish salad
Radish and White Bean Salad
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