Need a few Easter dinner ideas for your upcoming Easter day celebration? Check out these delicious recipes guaranteed to make your mouth water!
Easter Dinner Ideas To Wow Everyone At The Table
Today, I’ve got 26 Easter dinner ideas you can spoil your guests with. Whether you’re looking for an appetizer, a main course, or a side of creamy mashed potatoes, this roundup of recipes has got you and your next party covered!
1. Asparagus and Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini
I’m a fan of dishes that can be prepped beforehand. It saves me a lot of time because it means I get to mingle with my guests more. For this dish, simply remember to pop the crostini in the oven for about 5-10 minutes. You can do this just before your first guest arrives.
2. Warmed Brie Cheese
In the mood for something cheesy? Try this warmed Brie dish. Before you begin baking, let the cheese stay at room temperature for 20 minutes. This will help the brie melt properly.
3. Stuffed Carrots
These stuffed carrots are a gimmicky dish for Easter. Not a fan of bright food coloring? No worries, simply brush on some egg wash and bake until the rolls are golden brown.
4. Egg And Prawn Cocktails
There’s a bit of tabasco in these egg and prawn cocktails, which gives the dish a nice kick of spice. If however, you’re not a fan of the heat, I recommend changing this to either tomato sauce or plain ketchup.
5. Ladybug Salad And Bites
Who would have thought you could make a ladybug from cherry tomatoes, halved olives, and cream cheese? This ladybug salad is definitely going to be one of the stars of the table, all thanks to your ingenuity.
6. Tomato And Mozzarella Bites
Put a bit of variety in your tomato and mozzarella bites by making two different nests. Divide the tomatoes into 2 groups, then lay alfalfa sprouts in one group and basil leaves in the other.
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7. Bunny Rolls
These bunny rolls are usually a hit with the little ones come dinner time.
Just a reminder, don’t forget to let the dough completely rise before putting the tray in the hot oven.
8. Roasted Leg of Lamb with Beets, Carrots and Sweet Onions
When roasting a leg of lamb, it’s important to use a meat thermometer. That way, you’re sure the meat is cooked to the right temperature, even on the inside.
9. Sweet-Hot Plum-Glazed Ham
I like garnishing glazed hams with slices of pineapple on the side. If you’d like, you can try different garnishes as well, such as green onions, kiwi, and black sesame seeds.
10. Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
One of the things I love about hams is how they’re adorned with diagonal cuts. Initially, I thought they were only for show. But apparently, scoring the ham makes the glaze sink further into the meat, making it more flavorful.
11. Roasted Chicken And Root Vegetables
12. Pork Tenderloin
13. Stuffed Salmon
Have a pescatarian guest coming over? Serve them a plate of this stuffed salmon dish. Make sure to use sun-dried tomatoes as it has more potent flavor compared to regular canned tomatoes.
14. Southern Spiced Deep Fried Game Hen
For a more delicious chicken, place a clove of garlic and a handful of herbs in the cavity before frying. By the way, don’t forget to drain off the excess oil once you’re done cooking.
15. Arugula Salad With Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette
You’ll be using strawberries in both the salad and the vinaigrette in this recipe. So make sure to pick fresh and sweet ones in the rosiest of reds, while you’re at the farmer’s market or supermarket.
16. Fresh Mint And Beet Salad
This refreshing salad is one of my spring favorites. If your guests want something a little heavier, prep a few tortillas or a cup or two of cooked quinoa as sides to help fill them up.
17. Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Fennel
Truth be told, the fennel makes a huge difference in this version of mashed potatoes. Not only does it add more oomph to the dish’s flavor, but it also adds another layer of texture to the recipe.
18. Rosemary-Infused Honey Sidecars
Need a little pick me up in the form of a drink? Try these rosemary-infused honey sidecars. They’ll help make everyone feel relaxed at the start of the party.
19. Maple Dill Carrots
Looking for a veggie dish with a hint of sweetness? Make a bowl of these maple dill carrots. Just be careful not to overcook the carrots, otherwise they’ll turn into mush.
20. Corn Pudding
This corn pudding recipe is so easy to prepare because it kind of cheats a little with its use of a corn bread mix. Then again, no one will have to know your little secret, right?
21. Mini Cheesecake
In the mood for some Easter dinner dessert? Whip up a batch of these mini cheesecakes. I recommend sticking to 2-3 malted milk eggs when it comes to topping the sweet treat. Putting too much might make a dent in the cake.
22. Creamy Jell-O Egg Jigglers
This dessert is a mix of both gelatin and pudding and is well loved by kids and adults alike. Don’t worry if you’ve made more than enough, you can store the extras in a covered container in the fridge.
23. Easter Eggs In A Nest
Did you know the nest of this dessert is made from chocolate chips, peanut butter, and rice noodles?
Tip: Rice noodles can snap easily, so be careful when you stir them in with the chocolate.
24. Spring Flower Cake Pops
Aren’t these flowers just the prettiest? The secret to having the cake pops maintain their shape is to pop them in the freezer for an hour before and after you insert the lolly sticks.
25. Burlap Bunnies
Don’t forget to leave a space for the bunny’s tail when you make these burlap bunny cookies. You could even go the extra mile and sprinkle some nonpareils to make for a bushy cotton-like tail.
26. Coconut-Pecan Carrot Cake
This carrot cake is great as both a party dessert and a light breakfast for the day after. To store any leftovers, simply cover the cake with plastic wrap and leave it at room temperature.
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I hope you found a few Easter dinner ideas to use for your celebration! Phew, I've just realized making this list made me hungry. Maybe I should make one of these dishes in advance, for “testing” purposes. What do you think?
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.