9 Easter Side Dishes That Will Have Your Family Begging for Seconds

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired March 22, 2016

Who says that ham, lamb or another entrée has to be the star of the Easter table? Read on for 9 delicious sides that could easily upstage the main course.

No. 1: Laura Prepon’s Garlic-Roasted Beets

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These delicious and extremely healthy veggies could not be easier. Laura just dices her beets, tosses them with olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper, and roasts.

No. 2: Graham Elliott’s Shaved Broccoli Salad

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For this dish, Graham shreds broccoli to make a salad base, then adds pomegranate seeds, shaved parmesan, slivered almonds and a honey-dijon dressing. Simple and super healthy.

No. 3: Spicy Herb-Roasted Haricots Verts

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These spicy roasted green beans are a flavorful and fresh companion to your Easter entrée.

No. 4: Marc Murphy's Zucchini, Pecorino, and Mint Salad

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This creative salad features zucchini cut into spaghetti-like strands tossed with a dressing of olive oil, lemon and mint and topped with shaved pecorino. Your guests will flock to this light dish!

No. 5: Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar

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These quick-cooking brussels sprouts are mouthwateringly delish and give you extra time to focus on the main course.

No. 6: Chef Ludo’s Potato Cake with Onions

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If you have the time, and you want to wow your dinner guests, make Ludo's spiral-layered potato cake. By cooking this glamourous "cake" slowly in clarified butter, you will achieve a French "confit."

No. 7: Jacques Pépin's Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Be careful when you make these delectable garlic mashed potatoes -- your family will demand you make them every year! But since the recipe couldn't be easier, we say go for it!

No. 8: Ryan Scott's Green Bean Casserole with Celery Root and Bacon

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If your family loves green bean casserole, but you want to change it up, try this updated version with a homemade celery root and mushroom cream sauce, and breadcrumbs combined with fried onions for the topping. Yum!

No. 9: Curtis Stone’s Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli and Pasta Bake with White Cheddar

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This is a side that could be a main dish if you are looking a vegetarian entree. The vegetables are roasted separately to develop maximum flavor.

Tip: No need to buy pre-made breadcrumbs. Just make your own with the leftover bread you already have in your pantry.

Watch below to see how easy it is to prepare Laura Prepon’s roasted beets:

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