Easter is a time of celebration, filled with joy, family gatherings, and of course, delicious food. As a chef, I believe that the key to a memorable Easter dinner lies in the perfect combination of flavors, textures, and creativity. In this blog post, I will be sharing some of the best Easter dinner recipes that are sure to impress your loved ones and make this holiday truly special.
From mouthwatering mains to delectable sides and delightful desserts, get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will leave everyone craving for more. So, grab your apron and let's dive into the world of Easter culinary delights!
1. Roasted Leg of Lamb with Marinated Artichokes
The Roasted Leg of Lamb with Marinated Artichokes is a spice crusted dish that is perfect for Easter dinner. It is easy to make, serves a crowd, and features tender lamb with flavorful artichokes.
The combination of Mediterranean seasoning, garlic, shallots, and oregano creates a delicious aroma and taste. The dish is finished off with a splash of white wine, olive oil, and fresh mint leaves for added freshness. This recipe is a must-try for a memorable Easter feast.
2. Sheet Pan Easter Dinner
Sheet Pan Easter Dinner is a convenient and delicious option for a small holiday gathering. This recipe features glazed ham and pineapple, along with roasted baby potatoes and green beans, all cooked together on a single sheet pan.
It's a simple and flavorful meal that requires minimal clean-up. Perfect for those looking for an easy and hassle-free Easter dinner option.
3. Italian Easter Bread
Italian Easter Bread is a delightful and traditional treat that is perfect for Easter brunch or dessert. This no-yeast recipe is quick and easy to make, with a crumbly texture that adds a unique twist to the classic Easter bread.
Topped with sprinkles and a colored egg, it becomes a festive centerpiece for your Easter table. The slight sweetness of the bread pairs well with a cup of coffee or espresso. Overall, Italian Easter Bread is a delicious addition to your Easter celebration.
4. Easter Bunny Rolls
These Easter Bunny Rolls are a delightful addition to any Easter dinner. The soft and fluffy yeast rolls are shaped like adorable bunnies, making them a fun and festive treat.
With just a few simple ingredients, these rolls are easy to make and sure to impress your guests. Whether you have kids who will appreciate the cuteness or simply want to add a touch of whimsy to your meal, these Easter Bunny Rolls are a must-try.
5. Easter Ham
The Easter Ham recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that will impress your family and friends. The spiral cut ham is coated in a sweet and savory glaze, resulting in a flavorful and moist ham.
The combination of brown sugar, honey, orange juice, and spices creates a rich and caramelized glaze that enhances the taste of the ham. Whether you're hosting a formal Easter dinner or a casual gathering, this recipe is sure to be a hit.
6. Cheesy Funeral Potatoes
Cheesy Funeral Potatoes is a creamy and cheesy potato casserole that is a crowd-pleaser and a staple at Easter dinners in Utah.
Made with shredded hash browns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and green onions, this dish is topped with a crunchy cornflake crust. It's a delicious and comforting side dish that is sure to be a hit at any Easter gathering.
7. Easter Bunny Chow Snack Mix
Easter Bunny Chow Snack Mix is a delightful and festive treat for Easter. Made with creamy peanut butter, milk chocolate chips, and Chex cereal, this snack mix is coated in powdered sugar and topped with colorful Easter M&Ms and sprinkles.
It's a perfect addition to any dessert table and is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults.
8. Italian Easter Pie
Italian Easter Pie, also known as Pizza Rustica, is a delicious and savory dish that is perfect for Easter or any occasion. Filled with a combination of ham, salami, prosciutto, ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese, this pie is a crowd-pleaser.
It is a traditional Italian dish that can be enjoyed year-round. The flavors are reminiscent of pizza, without the sauce. Serve it with a simple green salad or Italian Tomato Onion Salad for a complete meal. Italian Easter Pie is a must-try recipe that will surely become a favorite tradition.
9. Three Minute Easter Fluff
Three Minute Easter Fluff is a quick and easy dessert salad that is perfect for Easter celebrations or baby showers. It requires minimal effort and can be made in just a few minutes.
The combination of vanilla pudding, crushed pineapple, Cool Whip, colored marshmallows, coconut, and optional nuts creates a delightful and creamy texture. The pastel colors make it visually appealing, adding to the festive atmosphere. This recipe is a great addition to any Easter dinner spread.
10. Easter Charcuterie Board
The Easter Charcuterie Board is a delightful appetizer option for Easter parties. Filled with a variety of deli meats, a carrot shaped cheese ball, crackers, and other delicious additions, this board is easy to assemble and perfect for sharing.
The inclusion of colorful dyed Easter eggs, cherry tomatoes, grapes, and optional Easter candy adds a festive touch to the board. It's a visually appealing and tasty option for Easter gatherings.
11. Pizza Rustica
Pizza Rustica is a mouthwatering Italian Easter pie that is sure to impress. With a flaky and buttery crust, this pie is filled with a delicious combination of eggs, ricotta, salami, and cheese.
The flavor variations are endless, allowing you to choose your favorite meats and cheeses. It's best served cold and can be made in advance, making it a convenient and tasty option for Easter dinner.
12. Easter Salad
Easter Salad, also known as Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with Lemon Honey Vinaigrette, is a delightful addition to any spring meal. This salad features a mix of fresh greens, sliced strawberries, toasted almonds, and crumbled goat cheese, all tossed in a tangy and sweet Lemon Honey Vinaigrette.
The combination of flavors and textures creates a refreshing and satisfying dish. Whether enjoyed on Easter or any other occasion, this salad is sure to impress.
13. Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb
The Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb is a flavorful and elegant option for Easter dinner. The lamb is coated in a delicious herb mixture, including basil, parsley, and thyme, which adds a savory and aromatic touch. The Panko breadcrumb crust provides a satisfying crunch, while the Dijon mustard adds a sharp and earthy flavor.
The dish is further enhanced by a refreshing Mint Yogurt Sauce, which perfectly complements the savoriness of the lamb. Overall, this recipe is simple yet packed with incredible flavor, making it a beautiful addition to any Easter feast.
14. Bunny Bread
Bunny Bread is a fun and festive addition to any Easter dinner. This soft and fluffy bread is shaped like adorable bunnies, making it a hit with kids and adults alike. The recipe uses basic ingredients like yeast, flour, sugar, water, oil, and salt, making it an affordable option for homemade bread.
The key to achieving a soft and fluffy texture is proper kneading of the dough. Overall, Bunny Bread is a delightful and visually appealing treat for Easter celebrations.
15. Braided Easter Bread
The Braided Easter Bread is a showstopper Italian bread that will bring smiles to your Easter dinner table. With its beautiful braided design and real eggs tucked inside, this sweet and delicious bread is easier to make than it looks.
The bread is rich, sweet, and has a similar flavor and consistency to a cinnamon roll. It is a crowd-pleaser and will definitely impress your guests.
16. Easter Egg Fruit Pizza
Easter Egg Fruit Pizza is a fun and festive dessert option for Easter dinner. It features a sugar cookie base topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting and an assortment of fresh fruits. The colorful fruit adds a beautiful touch to the dessert, making it visually appealing.
It is easy to customize with your favorite fruits and can be made ahead of time for convenience. Overall, Easter Egg Fruit Pizza is a delicious and eye-catching addition to any Easter celebration.
17. Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole is a classic holiday side dish that is both delicious and easy to make. It features creamy mushroom soup and crispy fried onions, adding a burst of flavor to any Easter dinner. Whether you choose canned, frozen, or fresh green beans, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
The recipe can also be made ahead of time and frozen, making it a convenient option for busy holiday preparations. Give this timeless favorite a try and impress your guests with its irresistible taste.
18. Easter Dirt Cake
Easter Dirt Cake is a creamy and delicious Easter dessert filled with Oreos, pudding, and cool whip. It is a simple and easy-to-make treat that will be loved by both kids and adults.
The layers of crushed Oreos resemble dirt, making it a fun and festive dessert for Easter. Top it off with bunny Peeps, edible grass, and Candy Easter Eggs for a delightful presentation. This dessert is a must-try for your Easter celebrations.
19. Buzzed Peeps Easter Cocktail
The Buzzed Peeps Easter Cocktail is a creamy and delicious Easter drink that adds an adult twist to the cute Easter-themed recipes. It combines cherry vodka, whipped marshmallow vodka, coconut rum, toasted marshmallow syrup, and half & half to create a cocktail that mimics the marshmallow flavor of Peeps.
The rim of the glass is coated with marshmallow cream, pink sugar, and Easter sprinkles for added sweetness and festive touch. This cocktail is a perfect complement to your Easter brunch or dinner menu.
20. One Hour Easter Dinner
One Hour Easter Dinner is a convenient and delicious option for a complete Easter meal. It includes roasted Parmesan asparagus, honey-butter roasted carrots, pineapple brown sugar ham, cheesy au gratin potatoes, and a toasted baguette.
The recipe is easy to prepare and the individual dishes are flavorful. Clean-up is also a breeze, making it a great choice for a hassle-free Easter dinner.
21. Easter Fruit Fluff
Easter Fruit Fluff is a quick and easy side dish or dessert that can be made in just 5 minutes. It combines a creamy cheesecake pudding with a variety of fruits and colorful mini marshmallows. Topped with marshmallow Peeps, it adds a festive touch to any Easter celebration or baby shower.
The pastel colors make it visually appealing, and the combination of flavors is delightful. It can be served chilled and is best enjoyed within 4 days of preparation. Overall, Easter Fruit Fluff is a tasty and convenient addition to your Easter dinner menu.
22. Easter Egg Smoothie Popsicles
Easter Egg Smoothie Popsicles are a fun and colorful addition to any Easter celebration. Made with only fruit and coconut milk, these popsicles are a healthy and delicious treat for kids.
The egg shape adds an extra element of excitement, and with a simple trick, they are easy to release from the mold. Overall, these popsicles are a great way to surprise and delight your kids during the holiday.
23. Scotcheroo Bird's Nest Treats
Scotcheroo Bird's Nest Treats are a delightful Easter dessert that combines the classic flavors of scotcheroos with a cute bird's nest twist. These bite-sized treats are topped with chocolate eggs, making them perfect for the holiday. The recipe is easy to follow and yields either 30 mini nests or 15 regular-sized nests.
The combination of corn syrup, peanut butter, and sugar creates a smooth and sweet base, while the addition of rice krispies cereal adds a satisfying crunch. The melted chocolate and butterscotch chips provide a rich and creamy topping, and the chocolate eggs add a festive touch. These treats are sure to be a hit at any spring gathering.
24. Sugar Cookie Easter Egg Fruit Pizza
The Sugar Cookie Easter Egg Fruit Pizza is a colorful and creative Easter dessert. Made with a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, and topped with a variety of fresh fruits, it is a fun and easy treat to make.
The recipe can be adapted to different shapes and can be enjoyed any time of the year. Overall, it is a delicious and impressive dessert option for Easter celebrations.
25. Easter Carrot Cheese Ball
The Easter Carrot Cheese Ball is a fun and festive appetizer for Easter. Made with cream cheese, sour cream, and Knorr spring vegetable soup mix, it has a creamy and flavorful taste.
The cheese ball is shaped like a carrot and coated with shredded sharp cheddar. It is then garnished with parsley to resemble the carrot's top. Serve with crackers and veggies for a delicious and eye-catching dish.
26. Roasted Leg of Lamb
The Roasted Leg of Lamb recipe is a fool-proof and fuss-free option for Easter dinner. With a simple garlic mixture and a few basic ingredients, this dish brings out incredible flavor.
The presentation is enhanced by leaving the shank on, but it's not necessary. No marinating is required, making it a quick and easy option. Paired with mini hasselback potatoes, this dish is sure to impress your guests.
27. Easy Lamb Roast
The Easy Lamb Roast recipe is a simple and flavorful option for your Easter dinner. With a bone-in lamb leg roast as the star, this dish is easy to prepare and delivers a succulent and fragrant centerpiece for your holiday feast.
The meat is juicy and tender, with a distinct grass-fed taste that will impress your guests. Whether you serve it with au jus, mint sauce, or horseradish cream, this lamb roast is sure to be a hit at your Easter celebration.
28. Crockpot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham
The Crockpot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham is a perfect addition to any holiday dinner. With minimal effort required, this recipe allows the crockpot to do all the work. The combination of pineapple and pork creates a delicious glaze that adds a sweet and tangy flavor to the ham.
The ham is tender and juicy, making it a crowd-pleasing entree. Whether it's Easter, Christmas, or any other special occasion, this easy and impressive recipe is a must-try.
29. Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham
The Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham recipe is a standout choice for Easter dinner. The glaze, made with brown sugar, mustard, pineapple, and honey, creates a moist and addictive ham that will be the star of the holiday table.
It strikes the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors, resulting in a deliciously sticky glaze. This recipe is easy to make and requires minimal effort, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
30. Cream Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
Cream Cheese Scalloped Potatoes is a cheesy and creamy potato dish that is perfect for Easter dinner. The combination of sharp cheddar and cream cheese creates a rich and indulgent flavor.
The potatoes are thinly sliced and layered with the cheese sauce, creating a deliciously creamy texture. This side dish pairs well with turkey or ham, making it a versatile option for any Easter meal.