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Easy Easter Dinner Recipes

This post shows you the best Easter dinner ideas.

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Gather your family for a feast to remember!

Easter is just around the corner, arriving early this year at the end of March, giving us a little less time to prepare for this surprisingly ancient spring holiday.

As you gear up for the festivities, from decorating eggs to planning traditional activities, the centerpiece of your celebration is undoubtedly the Easter dinner.

Whether your family typically enjoys a traditional ham or you’re in the mood to switch things up, we’ve got a plethora of Easter dinner ideas to inspire your festive feast.

For those sticking with tradition, we have exciting ham variations to elevate your Easter table. But if you’re feeling adventurous, we’ve curated a delightful selection of alternatives, including delectable fish, indulgent beef, succulent chicken, pasta dishes, and more.

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Get ready to create a memorable Easter celebration with our diverse and delicious menu ideas. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, our recipes will add a touch of culinary magic to your Easter gathering.

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Roasted Lamb With Fresh-Herb Sauce

At the spring table, few main dishes capture attention quite like a magnificently roasted leg of lamb.

Whether you’re commemorating Easter, Passover, or simply reveling in the divine abundance of spring, this tender, garlic-infused lamb is sure to steal the spotlight.


honey glazed ham

Discovering a tender ham dish that’s both easy to make and delicious can be a challenge, but look no further – this recipe requires only five simple ingredients!

It’s an effortless yet flavorful option that’s perfect for pleasing your Easter dinner crowd.


Skillet Lemon Chicken With Artichokes

Pluck fresh artichokes from your local produce section or garden and simmer them in lively lemon juice alongside succulent chicken thighs.

This spring-forward combination can be served directly from your cast-iron pan.


Creamed Spinach

This simple recipe creates a timeless, irresistibly delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with nearly any Easter dinner!


Spring Crudités Board with White Bean-and-Pea Dip

When throwing a party, a foolproof dish to offer is a platter of fresh veggies with a dip. It’s quick to prepare, satisfying, and a crowd-pleaser for guests.

To craft an appealing crudités board, opt for a diverse array of vegetables with various colors, shapes, and textures.

Arrange each vegetable in multiple locations on the board for a visually stunning presentation.


Oven-Baked Pork Chops

A beloved classic, quiche holds a special place in the realm of timeless dishes, and this rendition is no different.

A luscious, creamy filling dotted with ham, chives, and Gruyère sits within a crisp, buttery pie crust, culminating in the Easter dinner you’ve always envisioned.


Pork Chops

While pork chops may occasionally receive undeserved criticism, we’re on a mission to shift that perception. One of our standout recommendations?

Employing the timeless restaurant technique of basting with butter transforms this already fantastic dish into an even more exquisite one.

Once you’ve experienced the delectable garlic rosemary butter, you’ll be tempted to brush it on anything and everything.


Arugula Pesto Potato Salad

Delight in a vibrant and zesty arugula pesto potato salad! This dish encapsulates the essence of spring – featuring crispy roasted potatoes, caramelized spring onions, radishes, arugula, and a lively arugula & basil pesto to coat it all.

It’s a straightforward, seasonal delight, and the nutty, lemony pesto adds an unbeatable burst of flavor.


Perfectly Steamed Asparagus

If Easter could claim a signature side dish, it would undoubtedly be the vibrant green spears of asparagus; these zesty stalks reach their peak freshness just before the arrival of summer.


Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Feta

Experience the joy of whipping up these delightful One-Pot Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Feta – effortlessly made, incredibly filling, and bursting with flavor. In under 30 minutes, you can savor this vegetarian dish that’s truly worth a try!


Creamy Bibb-and-Herb Salad

This uncomplicated salad serves as evidence that a delicious dish doesn’t require an abundance of ingredients.

If you’re looking for a swift and tasty side, consider adding it to your Easter dinner menu!


Honey Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots

Seasoned and roasted to perfection, these carrots create the ideal easy side dish for the Easter holiday or any day.


Crispy Brussel Sprouts With Dijon Aioli

Indulge in the ultimate crispy Brussels sprouts paired with a creamy Dijon aioli dipping sauce!

Explore both oven-baked and air-fried methods, both outlined in the recipe.


Garlic Butter Dinner Roll

For your Easter dinner, serve these effortless dinner rolls, freshly out of the oven and brushed with herb and garlic butter—they’re the perfect accompaniment to your festive meal.


Sweet & Tangy Citrus Slaw

Transform your Easter dinner with this invigoratingly bright and crunchy slaw, a fantastic side dish for the occasion.


Strawberry Honey Custard Tarts with Lemon Curd

A luscious custard made with yogurt, sweetened with honey, and combined with fresh strawberries nestled in a flaky, golden pie crust.

Finish it off with a decadent drizzle of homemade lemon curd.


Lemon Pistachio Loaf Cake

Indulge in the delightful flavors of citrus with the Lemon Pistachio Loaf Cake – featuring a tender, flawlessly textured crumb and abundant crushed pistachios.

Topped with a vibrant lemon glaze, this nutty and tart cake is a perfect treat for breakfast or dessert.


White Chocolate Almond Raspberry Cake

Celebrate the Easter festivities with this breathtaking cake that showcases two of my absolute favorite flavors: almond and raspberry!


Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake

Embrace the Easter season with the ideal warm-weather treat – a light, airy, yet indulgent cheesecake boasting abundant lemon flavor and a subtle hint of lavender.


Strawberry Cheesecake Pots

Create a decadent, no-bake cheesecake that effortlessly comes together in your blender or food processor, perfect for Easter festivities.

Blended with luscious strawberries, the cheesecake is layered on toasted graham cracker crumbs, adorned with additional juicy strawberries, and crowned with a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry on top.


Fruit Infused Water

Craft your own refreshing, fruit-infused water for an Easter beverage treat.


Passion Fruit Iced Tea

Indulge in the simplicity of Passion Fruit Iced Tea – with just four ingredients and 15 minutes, you can create this refreshing beverage that will become your new favorite summer drink.


Berry and HErb Ice Cubes

Add a playful twist to your cocktails or bring a festive touch to your Easter gathering with these delightful berry and herb ice cubes.


Rose Lemonade

Create a stunning and simple rose lemonade with just four ingredients, presenting a beautiful pink mocktail that’s perfect for your Easter celebration.


Mango Blueberry Smoothie

Embrace the winter season with this delightful Mango Blueberry Smoothie, crafted using frozen mango and blueberries.

It’s the perfect choice to boost your nutrient intake during the colder months.