32 Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides

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Are you looking to serve up the best Easter soul food menu this holiday?

With the ultimate spread of Southern soul food Easter dinner sides?

Then you’re at the right place for an easy soul food Easter Sunday menu and dinner ideas. 

Instant Pot quick and easy Southern Easter dinner recipes from the ultimate soul food recipes guide. Authentic Easter soul food dinner ideas and Southern flavors, easy enough for anyone to make & everyone to love! 

 

Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Side Dishes

 

Black family Easter dinner menu ideas

I’m so proud to share a legacy of my family’s African-American recipes – Black folks’ food & African-Caribbean cuisine.

Southern Easter dinner ideas & Easter dinner desserts that are Instant Pot easy enough for anyone to make & everyone to love!

 

The Best Southern Soul Food Easter Sunday Menu Ideas
The best Easter soul food menu & easy Easter Sunday dinner ideas- carrot cake, deviled eggs, sweet potato pie, honey baked ham & more!
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The Best Southern Soul Food Easter Sunday Menu Ideas

 

Easy soul food recipes

Want a thirty-minute investment for a soul food Sunday dinner?

Good, because you’ll find contemporary cooking methods here on my niche blog, The Soul Food Pot

Iconic African-American recipes (Black folks’ food) re-imagined via Instant Pot

 

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What is soul food?

Tender, juicy meats, flavorful gravies and sauces, and vegetables seasoned so deliciously that you forget they’re good for you! That’s soul food – a legacy of Southern cooking the Black way.

 

What is the meaning of soul food?

‘Soul’ is the word used to describe the swag and unique style of African-American cuisine. You know. The flavor. 

So any time someone asks the question, “What exactly is soul food?” 

Tell them to start here at this Black people recipes website for their next soul food holiday catering menu!

 

Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides - Southern Fried Cabbage

 

What food is traditional for Easter?

Happy Easter! 

From honey-baked ham, crown roast, a roasted carrot side dishmashed potatoes, and for dessert, carrot cake. In addition, some folks indulge in prime rib, scalloped potatoes, or fried fish. 

And what is Easter without deviled eggs?

These are just a handful of the soul food Southern Easter menu favorites that answer the ever-popular question:

“What do Southern people eat for Easter?”

 

 

 

Black folks Easter soul food Sunday dinner menu ideas

Want even more Easter dinner menu recipes with Instant Pot Southern shortcuts?

Or are you wondering what side dishes for Easter to serve alongside your Easter ham or lamb?

Good! 

These side dishes for Easter dinner are the ideal recipes to serve with the Easter ham or lamb at your family dinner.

Because this menu right here… It goes beyond a Southern recipe index for the most delicious and flavorful soul food Easter dinner sides – from Easter side dishes, to appetizers, and Easter bread for the best soul food Easter dinner!

 

Soul food Southern Easter dinner

So what is a good soul food Easter dinner menu? 

It starts with the best Easter dinner sides!

So check out these best soul food Southern cooking recipes for Easter dinner sides.

 

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Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides

 

African American Easter dinner ideas 

What are you supposed to eat on Easter Sunday?

An African American family meal might include Easter recipes like brown sugar baked ham, butter-rich Southern green beans, roasted asparagus, Brussel sprouts, deviled egg, deep South dish sweet potato pie, and baked macaroni and cheese. And of course, Southern Easter dinner favorite – carrot cake.

Start here and meal plan with these mouth-watering Easter soul food menus ideas.

Your guests will exclaim, “Everything looks so yummy! When do we eat?”

 

Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides & Side Dishes - Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

 

The best Easter dinner sides

What are the best Easter side dishes?

Everyone’s always asking “What side dishes should you serve with your Easter dinner?”

After the main course, how do you bring it all together to make the perfect soul food feast?

The answer is Instant Pot easy with these soul food Easter side dishes that are quick and easy without compromising the authentic soul food flavors.

 

Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides - Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
What are the best Easter dinner sides? Start with this easy Southern soul food recipe: Easter dinner sides - brown sugar glazed carrots
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Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides - Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

 

Black Folks Southern Green Beans In The Instant Pot
Black folks, Southern green beans are not just another bland green vegetable!
And with Instant Pot, they're ready in only 2 mins with no compromise to the irresistible Southern soul food flavors!
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Southern Green Beans

 

Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Who has the best mashed potatoes? This Black folks creamy mashed potatoes recipe is the best I've ever had & my family's favorite too!
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Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Potato Salad Recipe
Black folks Southern potato salad recipe is a must-have for any African American cookout, family reunion, picnic, or potluck! It’s a creamy yet tangy dressing balanced by soul food seasonings and flavors. AKA Black cookout potato salad! 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Potato Salad Recipe

 

Black Folks Soul Food Macaroni Salad
How do you make Black macaroni salad?
Black folks soul food macaroni salad includes flavorful ingredients like sweet carrots, savory onions, and celery. Plus, mayo, mustard, and seasonings that pack a delicious punch like thyme, celery salt, and cayenne pepper for a tiny touch of sweet heat!
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Black Folks Soul Food Macaroni Salad

 

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe
How do Black people make coleslaw?
With lots of flavor!
Black folks’ soul food Southern coleslaw is a classic recipe perfect for pairing with smokey BBQ meats and a great accompaniment with a pulled pork sandwich. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Cabbage Recipe
Black folks Southern cabbage recipe is a delicious way to enjoy one of the South's favorite side dishes that's warm and sweet with savory soul food flavors!
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Black Folks Southern Cabbage Recipe

 

Black Folks Soul Food Collard Greens Recipe
What is a soul food collard greens recipe?
A Black folks collard greens recipe is the quintessential dish of any Southern soul food dinner.
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Black Folks Soul Food Collard Greens Recipe

 

Black Folks Soul Food Baked Macaroni And Cheese
Soul food baked mac and cheese is made with a rich & creamy homemade cheese sauce & yummy Southern spices. Southern comfort food the Black folks way!
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Black Folks Southern Baked Mac And Cheese

 

Soul Food Southern Mac And Cheese
African American grandmas and moms have been producing great pots of soul food Southern mac and cheese for years!
It just might've gotten lost how impactful this recipe is to the Black community.
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Soul Food Southern Mac And Cheese

 

Black Folks Baked Apple Slices
What makes this a soul food specialty? It’s gotta be the spices! 
Cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla combine with fresh apples to make Black folks baked apple slices.
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Black Folks Baked Apple Slices

 

Southern Soul Food Tomato Watermelon Salad
Add to the menu tangy and sweet tomato watermelon salad for your next outdoor BBQ party!
Summertime is all about the refreshing flavors of juicy watermelon and tangy tomatoes. 
This recipe for tomato watermelon salad with feta cheese, pickled onions, pickled peppers, and zesty cilantro is a classy Southern dish, perfect for any occasion!
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Tomato Watermelon Salad

 

Black Folks Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Black folks fresh cranberry sauce is the soul food version of classic cranberry salad because Southern Black folks always spice things up!
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Black Folks Fresh Cranberry Sauce

 

Creamed Corn Recipe In The Instant Pot
This homemade creamed corn recipe is sure to be the hit of your next get-together. 
What’s the best thing about this recipe other than the Southern soul food flavors?
The taste is fresh and vibrant because it’s made easily from scratch!
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Southern Creamed Corn Recipe

 

Black Folks Creamed Corn Pudding Casserole
This Southern creamed corn casserole has a sweet corn flavor with onion and garlic for a rich, savory, soul food taste. Add sour cream for a creamy melt-in-your-mouth pudding and parmesan cheese for the cornbread crust.
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Creamed Corn Casserole

 

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Black Eyed Peas
Soul food Southern black eyed peas are intensely flavored in a thick sauce with smokey & spicy seasonings. Warm, comforting, & flavorful good luck you can eat for prosperity in the New Year!
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Soul Food Southern Black Eyed Peas

 

Black Folks Southern Candied Yams
Candied yams are an old-fashioned African-American recipe. A sweet potato soul food side dish cooked to perfection in a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze.
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Black Folks Southern Candied Yams

 

Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe
This old-fashioned Southern cornbread dressing recipe is a classic deep South dish with a delectable blend of sage-infused homemade buttery-rich cornbread, onions, celery, thyme, and rosemary with savory chicken broth and egg.
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Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

 

Black Folks Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Black folks cornbread dressing recipe is a Southern dish you shouldn’t miss on the soul food Thanksgiving menu. It's easy for anyone to make!
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Cornbread Dressing Recipe

 

Black Folks Chicken And Dressing
Thanksgiving means Southern soul food, made by our grandmamas, mamas, and favorite aunties. A meal we’ve waited all year to eat!
One Southern dish that you shouldn’t miss this Thanksgiving is Black folks chicken and dressing. 
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Black Folks Chicken And Dressing

 

Southern Cornbread Dressing With Gizzards
When the whole turkey or chicken wasn't available, soul food cooks made good use of all the chicken parts.
They made Southern cornbread dressing with gizzards, saving the Thanksgiving Day dinner!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Cornbread Dressing With Gizzards

 

Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides - Southern Deviled Eggs

 

Easter appetizers & side dishes

What are the best type of Easter eggs? 

Deviled eggs. Duh! 

Plus, other Easter recipe appetizers ready to jump-start your Easter meal.

 

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs
Black folks' soul food Southern deviled eggs start as hard-boiled eggs mashed. Then they're seasoned to perfection and stuffed back into the egg whites for a delicious and flavorful snack! 
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Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Sweet Tea
Southern sweet tea is a delicious blend of refreshingly sweet and tangy flavors. (Mostly sweet flavors when it comes to making Black folks Southern sweet tea!)
But sweet ice tea is more than just a thirst-quenching beverage – it's a symbol of Southern hospitality and good company, and it's enjoyed throughout the deep South all year.
"All that sweet tea and cobbler!"
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Black Folks Southern Sweet Tea

 

Black Folks Chicken Salad Recipe
Are you craving the perfect chicken salad?
Black folks' chicken salad goes beyond the mayo and chicken chunks! It's packed with flavor and just the right amount of savory, sweet, and crunch.
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Black Folks Chicken Salad Recipe

 

How to Make A Charcuterie Board
I’ve been making charcuterie boards for as long as I can remember. You may also know them by the names cheese boards, cheese platters, smorgasbords or mini buffets. char·cu·te·rie - cold cooked meats collectively.
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How to Make A Charcuterie Board

 

Teriyaki Meatballs
Teriyaki meatballs - Courtesy of my mom and her excellent culinary skills, we were fortunate to enjoy this delicious treat!
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Teriyaki Meatballs

 

Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides - Southern Soul Food Sweet Cornbread

 

Easter bread 

Do you know the true meaning of Easter colors?

At Easter, the color white symbolizes purity, grace, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Jesus is the reason most Black folks celebrate Easter, so Easter celebrations often include food palettes that include white and pastel hues, like in Easter bread and sometimes Easter cake.

Black people are also known for our decked-out pageantry attire for Easter Sunday church service, including vibrant color dresses and stylish pastel dress suits.

 

Jamaican Coco Bread
Jamaican coco bread is an artisan yeast bread recipe. Follow these steps to enjoy this sweet and salty dish on your own little island at home!
A soft, airy, buttery bread that will melt in your mouth with every bite! Coco bread is a Jamaican delicacy that has become popular in many parts of the world.
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Jamaican Coco Bread

 

Black Folks Homemade Cornbread
Black folks homemade cornbread does not use a box mix. Instead, cornmeal is used to make this Southern skillet cornbread recipe from scratch.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Homemade Cornbread

 

Black Folks Southern Sweet Cornbread Recipe
Cornbread is best served the Black folks' way! With Sunday soul food dinners and Thanksgiving staples like fresh cranberry sauce, Southern-style green beans, and homemade stuffing. 
Give your next meal the Southern comfort it deserves with this warm, sweet, and flavorful recipe!
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Sweet Cornbread Recipe

 

Southern Cornbread Recipe With Corn
This cornbread recipe with corn is my go-to for a soul food Thanksgiving menu, Christmas dinner, and Sunday Southern dinners all throughout the year!
You’ll never want another dry slice of bread again!
Check out this recipe!
Cornbread Recipe With Corn

 

Cranberry Sauce Cornbread
A sweet soul food cornbread and fresh cranberry sauce treat!
Check out this recipe!
Cranberry Sauce Cornbread Recipe

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread
Instant Pot banana bread is as quick and easy as mixing a few ingredients in a bowl, pouring the mixture into a cake pan and placing the pan in the pot!
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Banana Bread

 

Southern cinnamon rolls recipe coming to The Soul Food Pot soon!

 

Southern soul food Easter dinner sides FAQs

What should you serve for Easter lunch?

Start here with these easy Easter menus ideas for breakfast, brunch, or lunch!

 

What can you make for easter dinner besides ham?

What is your main dish this year?

Check out these Southern soul food Easter Sunday menus for ideas beyond Easter ham!

 

What do you think of these soul food Easter dinner sides?

With so many African American recipes, which ones will you add to your Easter soul food menu?

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Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides

 

Black Southern Deviled Eggs Recipe

Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides | Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs

What are the best type of Easter eggs?
Deviled eggs. Duh!
Because what would a soul food Easter be without deviled eggs?
Black folks' soul food deviled eggs are seasoned to perfection for one of the most delicious and flavorful Easter dinner sides!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Pressure Release Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Soul Food
Keyword: African American deviled eggs recipe, Black folks deviled eggs, Black Southern deviled eggs recipe, Easter dinner sides, Instant Pot recipe, soul food, soul food deviled eggs, soul food deviled eggs recipe, soul food Southern deviled eggs recipe, Southern deviled eggs recipe, southern food
Servings: 6
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Equipment

  • Instant Pot electric pressure cooker
  • Instant Pot trivet rack

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs large
  • 1 cup water
  • cup mayonnaise or if preferred, Miracle Whip
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon gherkins finely chopped or minced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika plus extra to garnish
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon green onions chopped to garnish - or ¼ teaspoon of dill herb to garnish

Instructions

  • Use the Instant Pot to boil the eggs quickly. Open the Instant Pot lid and place the trivet rack or egg rack inside the stainless-steel inner pot.
  • Add the eggs onto the rack, and pour the water over the eggs.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is up – in the position for sealing) and pressure cook on high for 5 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 5 minutes.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Open the cover immediately after the pressure release. Using tongs (because the eggs will be hot!), place the boiled eggs into an ice bath to cool off.
  • Once the eggs are cool to the touch, remove the shells and slice the hard-boiled eggs in half, then remove the egg yolk.
  • Place the boiled egg yolks in a medium-sized bowl and place the egg white halves on a serving platter, setting them aside.
  • Mash the egg yolks with a fork until they look like little pebbles.
  • Then using a small rubber spatula, add in the mayonnaise, folding in one spoonful or dollop at a time until the mix is creamy and lump-free.
  • Stir in the Dijon yellow mustard, gherkins, red onion, paprika, salt, and pepper until evenly combined.
  • Use a piping bag or spoon the deviled-egg mixture into each egg white half.
  • Sprinkle with paprika and chopped green onions or fresh dill herb to garnish. 
  • Serve this soul food Southern deviled egg recipe immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Happy Easter & enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides | Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs
Amount per Serving
Calories
149
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
169
mg
56
%
Sodium
 
279
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
69
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
259
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
28
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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