25+Easy Easter Dinner Recipes

 

25+Easy Easter Dinner Recipes. Are you hosting an Easter Dinner, Potluck, or Brunch? If you’re looking for something new, or if this is your first time, here are 25+ Easy Easter Ideas and Recipes.  Choose your family favorites for the menu, from appetizers to main entrees, sides, and even desserts; there’s something for everyone.

So take a look!

The Easter Holiday…

Easter is a religious holiday, but it is also a special time to spend it with the people we love.  Whether you prepare a brunch or an Easter dinner, there are family traditions that are still popular today, like the egg hunt. We always looked forward to this holiday, and of course, our favorite part is all the food served on Easter.  

4 Dishes among the 25 Easy Easter Dinner Recipes

What Should I Serve for an Easy Easter Dinner?

  • Always choose dishes you know your family and friends will enjoy. 
  • Decide who is invited, how many guests, and what can they bring to help.
  • Also, you may want to include some of your family heritage and traditions when planning your holiday dinner.

What are the “Traditional” Dishes Served on Easter Sunday?

  • An Easter dinner or brunch can be as traditional as glazed spiral ham, grilled lamb, filet mignon roast, or beef tenderloin served with your favorite vegetables and salads.
  • Some of the sides and appetizers can be prepared ahead.
  • If time is an issue, make dishes ahead and freeze, like lasagna, which helps make cooking less stressful on the holiday.
  • Plus, if you’re looking to please everyone in the family, we even have a few vegetarian, keto-friendly, and gluten-free recipes too! 

Take a peek and see if any of these 25 (plus extra) Easy Easter Dinner Recipes will inspire you to try something new.

… and ENJOY!

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TASTY APPETIZERS for EASY EASTER DINNER

Choose any of these recipes and ideas for appetizers:

1. Carrot and Spinach Dip is a delicious dip that requires “no cooking” and it is loaded with frozen chopped spinach, fresh carrots, celery, plus 5 additional ingredients.  Served chilled makes the perfect appetizer while dinner is getting ready. 

A creamy dip with crackers and carrot sticks, for an Easy Easter Dinner .

2. Baked Vegetable Bird’s Nests ~ these are Trader Joe’s copycats and one we enjoy making every Easter.  Fun and festive, serve as an appetizer or side dish.

Baked Vegetable Bird's Nests served on a white plate for an Easy Easter Dinner recipes.

3. Deviled Eggs Italian Style! ~ these deviled eggs make a pretty presentation and a tasty appetizer to serve for the holiday. 

… also, try our Wasabi Tuna Deviled Eggs as a spicy appetizer.

a round dish filled with deviled eggs for an easy Easter dinner recipe.

4. Spinach and Kale Bites ~ Make ahead, then bake! These healthy little bites burst with spinach and Parmesan cheese flavor! Perfect for an appetizer or side.

The taste of kale is completely hidden in this little appetizer, making ideal for picky eaters.

Spinach and Kale Bites by 2sistersrecipes.com

DELICIOUS and EASY SALADS…

Choose any of these recipes as a side. From green leaf salads to vegetable salads, all can be made ahead and chilled before serving.

5. Arugula Beet and Goat Cheese Salad ~ Loaded with fresh greens, sweet and juicy tender beets, and creamy goat cheese, this salad is delicious, festive, and colorful for the holiday. 

Arugula Beet and Goat Cheese Salad by 2sistersrecipes.com

6. Maria’s Best Carrot Salad ~ a delicious healthy carrot salad with a simple tangy vinaigrette, Italian-style!  Brings beautiful color to your table and it never disappoints! 

Maria's Best Carrot Salad by 2sistersrecipes.com

7. Also, try our Green Beans and Carrot Salad – Italian Style! Another favorite and healthy too!

Green Beans and Carrot Salad served on a white serving platter for an easy Easter dinner recipe.

8. Best Broccoli Salad (keto) ~ this salad is crunchy, sweet, and savory! No cooking! And, positively delicious and addicting.  The secret is the yogurt dressing that gives a depth of flavor to this salad.

Best Broccoli Salad (Keto) by 2sistersrecipes.com

9. Healthy Apple Bok Choy Salad a wonderful combination of deliciously sweet and tangy flavors in this healthy apple bok choy salad. Just 2 main ingredients, but the fresh taste and flavors will ‘WOW’ everyone! 

Healthy Apple Bok Choy Salad by 2sistersrecipes.com

VEGETABLES and DELICIOUS SIDES…

Here are some great recipes to serve as sides:

10. Creamy Potato and Zucchini Au Gratin – Italian Style!  ~ is a casserole that’s positively delicious and everyone’s favorite!  A fabulous side dish that turns out perfect every time!  It’s a great way to sneak a “green vegetable” into the gratin.

Creamy Potato and Zucchini Au Gratin by 2sistersrecipes.com

11. Mom’s Best Mashed Potato Pie ~ is light and fluffy inside with a crispy crust on top.  An Italian casserole made with mashed potatoes plus a few more ingredients to make this the best mashed potato pie ever!  … it’s a great side dish.

Mom's Best Mashed Potato Pie by 2sistersrecipes.com

12. Tri-Color Butter Terrine ~ will add a splash of color and elegance to your holiday table!  Three delicious flavors in butter and you can serve it with your dinner rolls.  Then serve it all week long on toast or muffins in the morning! 

Tri-Color Butter Terrine by 2sistersrecipes.com

13. Cheesy Mini Biscuits (Jim-n-Nick’s Copycat) ~ no yeast and no-knead the dough!  Cheesy and fluffy, an easy recipe to make and bake in 10 minutes!  Perfect to serve instead of dinner rolls.

Cheesy Mini Biscuits Copycat of Jim 'n Nick's by 2sistersrecipes.com

14. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese an Italian twist on this tired vegetable, roasting Brussels Sprouts with 5 delicious ingredients to make them crispy and SOOOO tasty you’ll want to keep this recipe forever!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cheese by 2sistersrecipes.com n

15. Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed ~ a delicious (an Italian tradition for bitter greens) side dish made with broccoli rabe, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and chicken broth, and it’s ready in minutes! Plus, don’t miss our Easy Sauteed Broccolini! Delish!

Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed, by 2sistersrecipes.com

16. Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto and Cheese ~ is a super fast and delicious recipe for those who are short on time.  An easy appetizer or side dish to serve for the holiday.  It is loaded with flavor and very impressive too. 

Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto and Cheese by 2sistersrecipes.com

17. Or try our Asparagus Au Gratin – Lightened! It too is easy and very tasty! Just toss the asparagus onto a sheet pan, scatter all the ingredients on top, and roast!

A white platter with roasted asparagus gratin.

18. Sauteed Green Beans with Onions ~ Dairy-free, gluten-free, and cooked in one skillet, until they are tender and crispy make a healthy, flavorful dish.  Plus, reheating is never a problem. 

Sauteed Green Beans with Onions , 2sistersrecipes.com

MAIN ENTREES and CASSEROLES

Choose any of these delicious recipes and ideas for your main course:

19. BEST Rice Ball Casserole Stuffed with Meat and Peas ~ Sicilian rice balls in a casserole version, making it so much easier to pull it all together and still enjoy the same deliciousness you get from the original rice balls.  YUM!

Best Rice Ball Casserole Stuffed with Meat and Peas by 2sistersrecipes.com

Also, you may try any of these recipes! They are perfect to make ahead and freeze too!

20. BEST Eggplant “Manicotti” Casserole ~ this is our “no-pasta” option for a casserole to serve on Easter.  It’s low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free!  A crowd-pleaser every time. We think you should give this one a try!

Best Eggplant Manicotti Cassesrole by 2sistersrecipes.com

21. 2 Easy Steps for Best Spiral Glazed Ham ~ one of the most popular and Easy Easter Dinner recipes, you can’t go wrong with a glazed spiral ham! Our 2 simple ingredients will turn your ham from ordinary to extraordinary! You’ll have an amazing flavorful ham your whole family will love.

2 Easy Steps for Best Spiral Glazed Ham by 2sistersrecipes.com

22. Lamb Chops Grilled to Perfection! ~ if you prefer lamb on Easter, then try this amazing recipe with a simple marinade, which will make it irresistible!

Lamb Chops Grilled to Perfection! by 2sistersrecipes.com

23. Beef Tenderloin Roast Recipe ~ is a very popular recipe and is served as part of the Easter Dinner. Beef Tenderloin roast will always cook into a juicy, tender, and flavorful dish every time. 

Beef Tenderloin is sliced on a cutting board.by 2sistersrecipes.com

24. Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Lemon Wine and Herbs ~ The key to these juicy lamb chops is in our marinade.  Marinating the lamb loin chops for a few hours or even overnight is the secret to making them so delicious!! 

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Lemon, Wine and Herbs by 2sistersrecipes.com

How About a New Pasta Dish?

25. Vegetarian Bolognese with Pappardelle ~ is the most mouthwatering dish, and ideal for those who love pasta with (meatless) bolognese sauce – minus the meat!  Loaded with vegetables to make this sauce chunky, rich, and thick – no one will ever miss the meat.

Vegetable Bolognese with Pappardelle by 2sistersrecipes.com

Easy and Delicious Desserts

Choose any of these easy-to-make desserts! From “gluten-free” to “No-bake”- all of these are delightful treats!

4 photos of dessert recipes for Easter! by 2sistersrecipes.com

1. Easiest Flourless Chocolate Cake ~ No Flour! Super fast and super impressive, this 5-star chocolate cake is a cross between a chocolate torte and a chocolate molten cake.  It’s the best!

2. No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake ~ amazingly light and airy with a raspberry flavor on top! No baking, can make ahead and freeze! Never disappoints!

3. No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake ~ is a superb, “no-bake” dessert made with two flavors, blackberry, and lemon, set over gluten-free ginger-flavored cookie crust.  So light, airy, and yummy – your family and guests will go nuts over this dessert.  No fuss and it can be made up to 2 days ahead.

4. The Best Tiramisu (No-Bake!) ~ This no-bake dessert never gets old! It is made with layers of luscious cream, mini chocolate chips, and coffee-soaked cookies; and it’s served chilled.  …make it one day ahead. (it is the best!)

5. Fabulously Easy Carrot Cake ~ is one of our favorite recipes on our site. This carrot cake is loaded with fresh carrots, olive oil, and super seeds, offering a boost of nutrients, fiber, and Omega 3’s! This “ultra moist” and luscious carrot cake is topped with a cream cheese frosting. (it’s amazing!) YUM!

6. Best Banana Sheet Cake ~has a melt-in-your-mouth texture and is loaded with banana flavor. Plus, it’s topped with a scrumptious vanilla cream cheese frosting, making it the best banana sheet cake ever!

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That’s it, friends. We hope you will try some of these easy Easter Dinner recipes and bookmark them.  Make a shopping list, and make a few dishes or desserts ahead. 

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Karen! The asparagus bundles are so good, I have to double the recipe every time I make them. Wish you and your family a blessed Easter! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! 🙂