Easter Dinner Ideas


Plan the perfect Easter menu with this amazing Easter recipe ideas list; no matter what time of day you plan on serving your menu, we have you covered from breakfast through to dinner.


Easter Dinner Ideas

Easter is a great time to share your love of cooking and baking with your family and friends. Hosting an Easter Sunday lunch or dinner is lovely, especially when you can serve up delicious food for your loved ones. Choosing what to cook couldn’t be any easier with these top Easter Dinner ideas.

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The Love Food Feed team has sourced the best Easter recipes from around the globe; this list has something for everyone, whether you’re going for a traditional Sunday Roast leg of lamb or a modern brunch with your best friends. With savory dishes, snacks, drinks, and desserts to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find something that you’ll love to add to your Easter menu.
Let’s kick-start our list with a traditional leg of lamb recipe.

34 Delicious Easter Dinner Ideas

1. Roast Leg of Lamb

Lamb is a traditional Easter recipe and has been enjoyed as a Sunday lunch since the 16th century and maybe even before that. It’s an absolutely beautiful centerpiece for any dinner; the lamb is succulent, juicy, and packed with springtime flavors that leave your mouth watering. This is a firm Easter favorite with most people, and with this easy-to-follow recipe, cooking the most delicious roast leg of lamb couldn’t be easier.

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2. Buttery Herb Stuffing

Making homemade stuffing that’s flavorful and buttery is a must for every Easter dinner. This beautiful herb stuffing recipe turns out perfect every time, my favorite part is the crunchy and golden edges.

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3. Honey Roasted Parsnips

You have to try these honey-roasted parsnips! This is one of my favorite ways to cook parsnips for the Easter weekend and they are always a big hit at the dinner table.

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4. Yorkshire Puddings

No traditional Easter dinner is complete without the classic Yorkshire puddings. They are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Yorkshire puddings are really simple to make, and there are never any leftovers.

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5. Stuffed Crescent Roll Carrots

These super cute carrot crescents filled with herbed cream cheese are perfect as an Easter side dish. These are easier to make than you think and taste so good, you can’t really go wrong with cream cheese and chives; it’s a great crowd-pleaser. This would be a great recipe to make with the kids over the Easter weekend.

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6. Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Asparagus is in season; it starts around late February and goes until June, the peak months are in April and May, so this recipe is perfect for the Easter weekend. With a few simple ingredients, you’ll have yourself a beautiful spring tart to share with your friends. This recipe would make a brilliant addition to a brunch served with a green salad and cocktails.

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7. Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Forget the classic mashed potato this Easter Sunday and try this brown butter mashed sweet potato recipe instead. Brown butter adds an amazingly delicious nutty flavor to this colorful roast dinner side dish.

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8. Honey Baked Ham

If you’re cooking a roast dinner for a large crowd this Easter, Honey Baked Ham is the way to go. This recipe is so easy to make! it’s unbelievably juicy, bursting with flavor, and the caramelized sugar coating is amazing! This Easter recipe will take your Sunday roast to the next level with a very classy and sophisticated main course.

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9. Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

These Roasted carrots glazed with garlic butter and sweet honey sauce would make a lovely tasty side dish to any Easter lunch. This is one of my favorite ways to make glazed carrots as it’s super simple and they come out of the oven perfectly every time.

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10. Strawberry and goat cheese salad topped with candied nuts and a citrus dressing

This strawberry goat cheese salad has a wow factor; it’s loaded with so much fresh goodness and topped with sweet candied nuts. The bright citrus vinaigrette flecked with fresh basil brings this salad together. It’s a springtime recipe that is refreshingly moreish.

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11. Easter Egg Coffee Cupcakes

These moist Easter coffee cupcakes topped with classic coffee buttercream frosting and decorated with Galaxy golden mini eggs are a fantastic Easter treat. The cupcakes are so easy to decorate that you could even get the kiddies involved by adding on the mini golden eggs. This recipe would be perfect for an Easter afternoon tea, you can serve it with a selection of pastries and sandwiches cut into mini triangles and a pot of tea to wash it all down.

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12. Italian Peas

Another Beautiful side dish, Italian peas are a classic and they go perfectly with roasts and even savory tarts. Peas are always a big hit and are loved by everyone; they are a very popular staple that most people seem to have on hand. This recipe is not only very tasty, but it’s also such an elegant way to serve peas.

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13. Hot Cross Buns

You can’t have an Easter get-together without the famous Hot Cross buns. This is the Hot cross bun recipe I use every year for Easter. They are airy, fruity, and lightly spiced and are topped with a beautiful sticky glaze. These sticky hot cross buns are perfect for brunch on Easter Sunday. We normally serve a big roast dinner as a late lunch, so having these buns as a light brunch is perfect.

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14. Easy-scalloped-potatoes

Making Scalloped potatoes with garlic, thyme, and Parmesan cheese hasn’t been easier. This easy-to-follow recipe is delicious, cheesy, and super easy. If you love potatoes as much as me, you’ll love this recipe, it’s another brilliant dish that goes with so many Easter meal ideas.

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15. Mini Egg Milkshake

Are you a fan of Cadbury Mini Eggs? If so, you’re going to love these creamy Easter mini egg milkshakes. One of Love Food Feed’s delicious Easter recipes, these chocolaty and creamy milkshakes remind me of McDonald’s milkshakes. Mini egg milkshakes are the perfect Easter surprise refreshments to keep your hungry egg hunters on the go.

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16. Easter Brunch Grazing

You can’t go wrong with an Easter grazing platter. There is something for everyone. From fresh fruit, and sticky hot cross buns to Easter eggs. A grazing platter is brilliant if you are expecting visitors for a short amount of time. Some people just want to pop in for a cup of tea and a small bit to eat, give the kiddies their Easter gifts and leave to visit someone else. Each year I make something very similar to this beautiful board and it goes down a treat every year. Any leftovers can be served up as breakfast the next day.

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17. Mini Egg Brownies

Chocolate brownies are a must at any family gathering, and these gorgeous Easter mini-egg brownies are no exception. So if you’re looking for the perfect bake for the Easter weekend, look no further. This Mini egg chocolate brownie recipe is really easy to make and is packed with chunks of mini eggs and chocolate chips.
This fudge brownie recipe has a lovely, rich, and gooey texture making these the best brownies ever.

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18. Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta (Triple Berry & Caprese)

These whipped goat cheese bruschetta in Triple Berry or Caprese flavors are beautiful and delicious appetizers! Bruschetta is a perfect starter for an Easter lunch as it’s light and will not leave you too full to eat the next course. Or if you’re planning a light brunch with friends, these are perfect served with a fruity cocktail or two.

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19. Easter Bunny Waffles

You can’t have Easter without thinking of the Easter Bunny, and what better way to show your love for all things springtime than the Easter bunny himself? This Easter recipe for kids looks absolutely fabulous; the brightly colored fruity decorations look so yummy and very enticing. I think that even the Easter bunny himself would be happy at the sight of these deliciously tasty Easter breakfast waffles in his honor.

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20. Bunny Cupcakes

How cute do these Easter bunny cupcakes look? These delicious Easter bunny cupcakes with marshmallow bunny ears and coconut fur are easier to make than you think. The Preppy Kitchen always has super easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions so you’ll always end up with gorgeous-looking and tasting cupcakes.

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21. Mini Egg Chocolate Cheesecake

This Mini Egg cheesecake screams eat me! I always have an abundance of Cadburys mini eggs and I’m always looking for ways to use them in recipes.
This cheesecake has a buttery biscuit base topped with a Mini Egg Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Whipped Cream, and topped with lots more Mini Eggs. This dessert is great as it can be made the day before, freeing you up so you can spend more time with family and friends.

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22. Easter Nest Cake

BBC Good Food has really outdone itself with this gorgeous showstopping Easter cake recipe. This recipe is easy to put together and so much fun to bake. As an added bonus, the kids can decorate it by filling the pretzel nest with their favorite chocolate eggs and giving it their own wow factor.

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23. Easter Charcuterie Board

Impress your family and friends this Easter with an amazing Charcuterie Board. Charcuterie Boards are so simple to put together and you can add whatever you like best. Fill with Various Cheese Wedges, slices of salami & pepperoni, marinated olives, dried fruits, crackers, and even sweet treats. Easter charcuterie boards are brilliant as there is always something for everyone.

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24. Rosemary and Grapefruit Refresher Cocktail

Rosemary and grapefruit cocktails are super refreshing and perfect served with brunch or as after-dinner drinks. These Easter cocktails would taste so delicious with a roast leg of lamb lunch, the rosemary in this drink would compliment the lamb perfectly.

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25. Creamy Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta

This is a lovely creamy pasta to enjoy at the end of the Easter weekend. This pasta features shrimp, creamy Mozzarella sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and red pepper flakes. If you’re not one for traditional Easter food and prefer creamy cozy pasta, this recipe is for you. It’s simple to make and tastes incredible.

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26. Carrot Margaritas

This carrot margarita is the perfect Cocktail to have on Easter.
Trust me when I say, this is delightfully refreshing! Give this bright orange springtime cocktail a try; its packed full of fresh juice and flavor. You won’t be disappointed!

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27. Speckled Easter Cake with Nest

This absolutely beautiful Easter cake is actually vegan. It’s a four-layered pink and chocolate chip sponge cake, with lemon buttercream, with a homemade chocolate nest filled with vegan mini eggs. I love the special speckled detail added onto the pink buttercream frosting; it just gives this vegan Easter recipe that extra wow factor.

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28. Easter Blondies Recipe

We can’t mention Easter brownies without giving Easter blondies a shoutout, too. This is a super easy blondie recipe to make for the Easter weekend. The pastel colors of the M& Ms make this look like the perfect springtime treat. This is a recipe you could make with the kiddies as it’s a really easy recipe to put together.

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29. Carrot Cake

Nothing screams Easter more than a traditional carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. This carrot cake recipe is incredibly moist, perfectly spiced, and smothered in a delicious cream cheese frosting. It doesn’t get better than that. This carrot cake would make an amazing center piece at any Easter dinner table, don’t you think?

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30. Air Fryer Glazed Ham with Honey Brown Sugar Glaze by Best Recipe Box

Make your Easter dinner menu a breeze with this delicious air fryer honey-baked ham! Juicy and flavorful, this Easter dinner recipe with brown sugar honey glaze will be a hit with the whole family. This easy Easter ham tastes so amazing – that you’ll be air frying ham all the time!

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31. Roasted Air Fryer Carrots

Have a happy Easter enjoying a delicious roasted carrot or two, in half the time of an oven! With tips on using baby carrots, frozen carrots, and how to reheat them as leftovers, you can easily make this healthy and flavorful dish for your Easter table.

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32. How To Cook the Best Lamb Chops

It’s time to try something new and exciting, and this recipe certainly falls under the category of easy Easter dinner ideas! These delicious lamb chops can be a great alternative to roast lamb. They are rubbed with fresh thyme, seared in a hot skillet, and topped with a decadent pan sauce flavored with dry white wine, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a knob of butter. You can enjoy the distinctively rich and savory flavor of lamb chops along with mashed potatoes and green beans.

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33. Instant Pot Pork Chops

Make weeknight meals a breeze with instant pot pork chops! Pressure cooking makes these pork chops so tender and delicious, with easy recipes like this that are ready in just 30 minutes, Easter dinner will be a breeze. Plus, why not add some oven roasted asparagus or brussels sprouts to round out the perfect pot roast dinner.

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34. Maple Glazed Ham

Maple glazed ham is a classic Easter dish and tastes amazing. The incredible maple glaze is out of this world delicious and is made using only 6 ingredients. Brown sugar, Dijon mustard, orange zest, fresh rosemary, black pepper, and of course Maple syrup.

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Easter Dinner Ideas

Easter Dinner Ideas

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Find all the best Easter recipes here with this amazing and delicious Easter recipe selection, you'll find everything from how to cook a Roast leg of lamb to creating the perfect sticky hot cross buns and everything in between.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal

Instructions
 

  • Select your favorite Easter dinner recipes!
    Roast Leg of Lamb, Buttery Herb Stuffing, Honey Roasted Parsnips, Yorkshire Puddings, Stuffed Crescent Roll Carrots, Asparagus Gruyere Tart, Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Honey Baked Ham, Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots, Strawberry and goat cheese salad topped with candied nuts and a citrus dressing, Easter Egg Coffee Cupcakes, Italian Peas, Hot Cross Buns, Easy-scalloped-potatoes, Mini Egg Milkshake, Easter Brunch Grazing, Mini Egg Brownies, Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta (Triple Berry & Caprese), Easter Bunny Waffles, Bunny Cupcakes, Mini Egg Chocolate Cheesecake, Easter Nest Cake, Easter Charcuterie Board, Rosemary and Grapefruit Refresher Cocktail, Creamy Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta, Carrot Margaritas, Speckled Easter Cake with Nest, Easter Blondies Recipe, Carrot Cake
    Roast Leg of Lamb recipe
  • Organize all the required ingredients for your chosen Easter recipes.
    glazed Hot Cross buns
  • Prepare and make your Easter dinner recipes and enjoy.
    Easter Dinner Ideas

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal
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