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Entire meal plan of Easter dinner menu ideas, filled with delicious appetizers, main dishes, sides, and breads, along with simple and festive hosting ideas.
I really enjoyed putting together this collection of Easter dinner recipes for a traditional Easter dinner. If you're not quite sure what to make for Easter dinner, I've got ya covered with over 50 recipes.
Our traditional favorite is a good spiral cut ham in the oven, along with mashed potatoes, ham gravy, the most delicious corn casserole (with bacon), green beans with hamburger and onion, and of course, Grandma's bread rolls.
WHAT IS A TRADITIONAL EASTER DINNER?
We've always thought of ham as being associated with Easter because it's what we've always had, even growing up. However, traditional Easter dinner ideas include so much more.
- Rack of lamb
- Leg of lamb
- Lamb shanks
- Roasted chicken
- Roast beef
- Pork roast
Yup, even roast beef, pork roast, and salmon can be part of a traditional Easter feast. I guess it just depends what your family loves to eat and what traditions have been passed down through the generations.
HOW TO HOST EASTER DINNER
My friend Linda, who blogs over at Life on Summerhill, has so many wonderful ideas for hosting and home decor. Beautiful ideas she gives for Easter tablescapes inspire much creativity when it comes to setting the table for family and friends.
Not to mention all of her wonderful ideas for putting up Easter home decorations, as well. From the centerpiece to festive garland ideas and table settings, you're sure to find loads of ideas for your own Easter celebration.
Whew! I don't know 'bout you, but I'm ready for all the Easter food! And if it's desserts you're looking for, stay tuned, as I'll be sharing a very scrumptious collection of Easter desserts very, very soon.
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No get together or family gathering would be complete without an assortment of finger licking appetizers to whet the appetite.
Can't have Easter dinner without deviled eggs! Mix up a batch of easy deviled eggs in 30 minutes or less with this classic deviled egg recipe.
Ham and stuffing crescent rolls are a delicious finger food even the kids will love. They're easy to make too!
Everything's better with bacon. Add a twist to this traditional Easter appetizer. Bacon Ranch deviled eggs are bursting with so much flavor; they'll be a family favorite.
Baked potato roses are the ultimate party starter or simply the most gorgeous potato side dish for your every-day-meal plan!
Salmon patties, made with salmon and crackers, are the perfect Easter appetizer or finger food, especially when served with a tzatziki dipping sauce.
Made with cream cheese, spinach, and puffed pastry, sausage stuffed pastry bites are the ultimate appetizer for any holiday dinner.
Wonderful colorful Rainbow Easter Eggs are made with natural dyes and everyone can participate in making these. So fun for Easter to make and eat.
Make 3 quick and easy appetizers, perfect for a crowd, including ham and dill pinwheels, cheese and crackers with apples, and bacon wrapped apples and cheese. Bacon just makes everything better!
These Greek cheese triangle pies have a savory cheese filling inside flaky, buttery phyllo pastry. These make a great appetizer or side for your Easter dinner.
Easy and delicious Vegan Roasted Carrot Soup with lentils and Moroccan spices. This velvety, rich and healthy carrot soup has a unique and perfectly balanced flavor!
Traditional Easter main dish recipes, including ham, lamb, beef, and pork.
Everything you've ever wanted to know about how to cook a pre-cooked ham in the oven. Tips, steps, and everything you need to get your Easter dinner well on its way with a spiral glazed ham.
If you like a sweeter flavor to your ham, you'll love this pineapple honey glazed ham. How to get it perfectly cooked, moist, and delicious for your holiday dinner with family and friends.
This Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham Recipe is so yummy and plentiful that you could actually freeze left overs for later meals to save you time and money.
Easter is right around the corner, and nothing says Easter brunch or dinner like baked ham! Lots of it, especially this classic bourbon-glazed ham with pineapple! And, I know you, and your family or guests will love, this easy baked ham recipe complete with traditional pineapple rings and maraschino cherries, with its yummy sticky sweet and savory brown sugar bourbon glaze!
This Southern Pecan Glazed Ham was perfection for us. Not sure I have had a better ham than this one EVER. Honey, brown sugar, sweet mustard with a hint of cloves and oranges and then smothered in pecans.
Surprisingly easy to make, Roasted Rack of Lamb with Garlic and Herbs is an impressive, crowd-pleasing main-dish full of herbaceous deliciousness. Traditionally served at Easter, this lamb recipe has the best of everything.
Incredibly tender Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb that’s tender, juicy and falling apart at the touch of a fork. This is truly the easiest way to cook roast lamb – add a handful of ingredients to your slow cooker and leave it to work its magic.
You will love this recipe for Braised Herb Lamb Shanks! The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender and full of flavor from the herb blend, wine and beef broth. This makes a great Easter dinner.
Juicy, tender and ridiculously delicious, this recipe for Grilled Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Mint and Garlic can be made with either a bone-in or boneless version and makes an impressive meal for family and friends.
This herb crusted rack of lamb is a classic Easter dinner! It's easy to prepare and so delicious.
Slow Cooker Beef Ribs are a great meal to serve your guests. The flavor is amazing, and they are so easy to make. Your guests will seriously be impressed!
This recipe for Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin gives you the perfect roast every time. And an elegant beef tenderloin is the perfect centerpiece for a special dinner like Easter that is delicious and surprisingly easy to make.
This deliciously easy pork roast recipe with vegetables and gravy is the perfect main dish for Easter dinner. Learn how to cook a pork roast with simple seasoning in the oven.
Learn how to cook pork tenderloin, roasted to a juicy perfection in the oven. This is a very easy recipe for a delicious Easter dinner main dish, paired with simple seasonings and potatoes.
Sweet Chili Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs are so easy to make. Pair them with a sweet chili dry rub that gives them a wonderful flavor, throw them in your pressure cooker, and walk away. They’re fall off the bone delicious!
Fall-apart-tender pork shoulder cooked in the crock-pot. This super easy recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prep and can be cooked in as little as 4-5 hours on the high setting. Use the delicious shredded meat for pulled pork and carnitas recipes to feed a crowd on a budget.
Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Tenderloin - Just two simple ingredients to create a meal your family will rave about!
Make a delicious dinner with this Roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken & Veggies in the Dutch Oven.
All the Easter sides you'll ever need for a traditional Easter dinner that will fill bellies and warm hearts.
Homemade Ham Gravy, made with leftover ham drippings and cream, is a delicious side dish that pairs with ham, mashed potatoes, and all your Easter dinner fixings!
Homemade ham gravy with cornstarch and drippings is perfect if you've got at least one person in the crowd who's gluten-free. It's also super easy and simple to make.
This is my family's go to recipe for creamy mashed potatoes, made with yellow potatoes, cream, and butter. They are a must have side dish at Easter dinner.
Feed a crowd on Easter day with a festive mashed potato bar at your next party filled with all sorts of delicious, mouthwatering toppings.
I absolutely love a cheesy hash brown casserole recipe, filled with shredded potatoes and topped with Corn Flakes. It's a quick and easy side dish perfect for a crowd or potluck on Easter day!
How to make cheesy CrockPot funeral potatoes. Easy slow cooker hashbrown casserole, a family favorite side dish, breakfast, or brunch recipe.
How to make scalloped potatoes and ham in a creamy sauce, baked in the oven. Easy, old-fashioned, homemade, cheesy casserole recipe perfect for a crowd!
Asparagus, topped with lots of fragrant garlic and fresh shredded parmesan cheese, perfectly roasted in the oven. The perfect side dish for Easter Sunday!
Throw together CrockPot corn casserole with cream cheese and Jiffy mix. Easy side dish recipe for a crowd. Make ahead for Thanksgiving and Easter.
Bake up a Jiffy corn casserole with cream cheese and bacon. I love this simple, easy recipe because it's so cheesy and delicious; plus you can make it ahead of time. It's the perfect side dish for Easter dinner!
How to make the best southern sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and pecans. Classic Easter side dish you can easily make ahead.
Throw together a Broccoli Salad with bacon, cauliflower, sunflower seeds, and peas. This salad is a staple side dish and salad recipe perfect for every family gathering.
Whip up a classic ambrosia fruit salad with Cool Whip, sour cream, fruit, and mini marshmallows. Easy southern side dish recipe for every holiday dinner!
Layered Salad is the perfect salad recipe for family gatherings. Add fresh, delicious layers like cauliflower, peas, lettuce, bacon, or whatever else your heart desires.
Crunchy Kale Broccoli Salad is a perfect side dish, especially when you load it up with tart cranberries and rich macadamia nuts in a sweet balsamic dressing!
An easy, homemade potato salad with egg is the best way to use up all those extra eggs from the Easter holiday. This potato salad recipe uses a few key ingredients including gherkins and mustard, and one little secret technique!
Honey Glazed Carrots, made with simple ingredients like butter, honey, and rosemary, make a delicious side dish. They're colorful and packed full of fresh flavor.
This easy recipe for Roasted Carrots with Dill is a simple side dish to whip up for any occasion. With 4 simple ingredients, this recipe for baked carrots with dill is a breeze to make, perfect for a family dinner but also fancy enough for holidays like Thanksgiving and Easter!
Balsamic Roasted Carrots offer a healthy side dish to your next holiday meal or weeknight dinner. The sweet honey mixed with the robust flavors of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil pair wonderfully to add flavor to this roasted carrots recipe.
These Candied Carrots are the perfect addition to any dinner! With only three ingredients, this delicious dish will be one that people ask for again and again!
These herb-infused garlic mashed potatoes are the best mashed potatoes you will ever eat. They are creamy, fluffy, buttery and so insanely delicious you will never make another mashed potatoes recipe again.
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes are creamy potatoes made with Russet potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, salt and pepper for the must-have side dish for any holiday gathering.
If you've never had Southern Green Beans, made with bacon, onion, and ground beef, you're in for a real treat. Made in the Instant Pot, so they're super easy to make, they're a yummy side dish everyone will love and ask for at every holiday gathering.
These Instant Pot Lebanese Braised Green Beans have all the flavor you’d get with the traditional slow braise, but without all the time. Make this Easter side dish in the IP and save room in your oven for the main course.
Fresh green beans sauteed with butter and almonds and finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice makes a delicious green bean almondine!
This combo of oven roasted brussels sprouts with bacon is the perfect way to convince you that yes, brussels sprouts really can be delicious! It's the perfect dish to grace your Easter table!
Roasted Cauliflower florets sprinkled with Parmesan cheese are truly the perfect side dish for all special occasions. Includes methods for both oven-roasted and air fryer.
MUST HAVE DINNER ROLLS!
Bread rolls are a must have with any Easter spread. When wondering what to make for Easter lunch, definitely add dinner rolls to the menu.
These dinner rolls have been in our family beyond when I was even born. My grandma made them with love, and they were a staple on the table every Easter Sunday. They're fluffy, light, buttery, and oh so delicious!
Bake up an easy family recipe for homemade butterhorn rolls. How to make the best buttery crescent rolls, perfect for your Thanksgiving or holiday dinner.
This Best Homemade Dinner Rolls recipe turns out perfectly every time. These easy, soft & fluffy dinner rolls are, slightly sweet and salty, irresistibly buttery and made from scratch!
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