In keeping with this weeks theme of all things Easter we thought we should pick some of our favorite dishes to pass at Easter gatherings. Whether you have a big or small gathering these dishes are sure to please!
My favorite salad that we have at Easter and actually most of our family gatherings is a ramen noodle salad. My mom actually makes it and it is a hit! It’s simple enough to throw together too.
1 (1lb) bag shredded cabbage
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 pkgs broken beef ramen noodles
1 cup slivered almonds
1 bunch of green onions chopped
1/2 to 1 cup salad oil
1/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 seasoning packets from beef ramen noodles
Combine the salad ingredients and set aside. Mix dressing ingredients together and blend well. Chill the dressing for 2 hours. Add your dressing to the salad just before serving. Enjoy!
Kristen here! My favorite side dish that we always served at Easter growing up is cheesy potatoes. I’m not sure why we usually limited this recipe to Easter since it’s so delicious, but maybe its rarity is what made us look forward to it so much. Here’s what you’ll need:
30 ounces of frozen hash browns (diced or shredded), thawed
2 cups of sour cream
10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
10 Tablespoons of butter, divided and melted
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of dried minced onion
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups of Corn Flakes cereal
- Thaw the frozen potatoes in your fridge overnight, or spread them on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes, until thawed.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup, 6 Tablespoons of melted butter, salt, pepper and dried onion in a bowl. Mix well.
- Add potatoes and shredded cheese and stir to combine. Spoon mixture into a single layer in a 9×13” pan.
- Add cornflakes to a large ziplock bag and crush gently with your hands or a rolling pin.
- Add remaining 4 tablespoons of melted butter to the crushed cornflakes and combine well. Sprinkle mixture over potatoes.
- Bake uncovered at 350 F for 40-50 minutes.
There you go! Two tasty side dishes to add to your Easter menu this week. What are you planning to serve on Easter? Ham or turkey? What side dishes? Share with us in the comments below!