Southern Easter Dinner Recipes

My Southern Easter Menu with Coca-Cola Glazed Ham and 10 Side Dish Recipes

Southern Easter Dinner Recipes with Coca-Cola Glazed Ham and TEN side dish recipes!

We always ALWAYS have ham at Easter. And just as sure as we’re having ham, there are a few side dishes that you can also guarantee on seeing come Easter Sunday. Here’s my family’s Easter dinner menu!

Cola-Cola Glazed Ham

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Southern-Style Green Beans


Supreme Green Bean Casserole

Deviled Eggs

Southern-Style Potato Salad

Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese – Classic Baked


Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese – Crock Pot

Greasy Rice

Sweet Potato Praline Casserole

Mama’s Yeast Rolls

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  1. I've made the pecan cornmeal dessert twice, but each time, I CANNOT get it to be "bready" at all My husband eats it anyway over ice cream, but this is driving me crazy. In the first step with the batter, am I missing something? Am I supposed to bake the cornmeal portion first for a time. Thank you. I love your recipes.

    1. Hmmm... well, I don't know how much actual cornbread is left once it cooks. I have a ring around the skillet of dry cornbread then the rest is a combo of the pecan syrup and cornbread so it's wet like a bread pudding. Is that how yours is?

  2. Hi Mandy- I love your books! Because I am usually stingy with my favorite recipes I rarely share. However, you have shared all of yours so I'll share my favorite ham recipe. It has 3 ingredients: Bone-in shank ham, not presliced, Hot pepper jelly (I use a maryland brand, but it must be mild to medium hot), and whole grain mustard. The amounts of the jelly and mustard is 2/3 jelly and 1/3 mustard, but tinker with those amounts to suit your family's taste. Heat up the jelly and mustard until the jelly is more liquid. I fully reheat/bake the ham before applying the glaze. That's it. I hope you enjoy it. Almost forgot- the jelly must be red, not green. That's because combining the two things produces a really yucky color. The red is nicer to look at! If you bake the ham in a bag, remove the bag when you start adding glaze so it will stay sticky.

    1. That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing it with me!


Hi there! While I’m not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven’t been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments.

I can tell you now 1) I have no idea if you can substitute Minute Rice or brown rice in my recipes because I’ve never used them and 2) If I know how to convert a recipe to a Crock Pot version, I will make a note about it (otherwise, I don’t know).

And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! Thanks, y’all! - Mandy