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An Easy Easter Dinner Menu Starring Roast Lamb and Spring Vegetables

Follow our step-by-step schedule to make this delicious dinner.

easter lamb menu
Photography by: John Kernick

This Easter, celebrate with a special springtime menu that’s a cinch to make. Pair roasted lamb with plenty of seasonal vegetables that are also all cooked in the oven. The lamb and the baby Yukon Gold potatoes are up first—they get the same lemon, rosemary, and garlic marinade and are roasted together. While the lamb rests, the other veggies get their turn in the oven.

 

Thick spears of asparagus are swathed in a blanket of golden, cheesy breadcrumbs and finished with a squeeze of lemon at the end to cut the richness. Cauliflower florets are tossed with toasted almonds, raisins, and sherry vinegar for a savory, sweet, crunchy side dish. Finally, coconut macaroon bars topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and fresh raspberries round out the meal. The best part? We've got you covered with a make-ahead plan so you can put the whole menu together without breaking a sweat.

 

The Menu

easter appetizer table
Photography by: John Kernick

To Start: Garlic and Chive Dip + Crudites

Store-bought bread, a platter of crunchy vegetables, some creamy dip, and a few of your favorite cheeses are great ways to ease into dinner.

 

Get the Garlic and Chive Dip Recipe
easter lamb plate
Photography by: John Kernick

Main & Sides: Roast Lamb + Vegetables

Your guests will love loading their plates with vegetables, then gilding them with a couple slices of perfectly cooked medium-rare lamb.

 

Get the Roasted Marinated Lamb with Lemon and Rosemary Potatoes Recipe

 

Get the Asparagus with Breadcrumbs and Parmesan Recipe

 

Get the Cauliflower with Golden Raisins and Almonds Recipe

 

    macaroon sundae
    Photography by: John Kernick

    Dessert: Coconut-Macaroon Sundaes

    Coconut macaroon bars make an excellent base for these spectacular sundaes (they're also Passover-friendly!). The toppings are simply melted chocolate, which hardens upon contact with the vanilla ice cream into a crunchy chocolate shell, and a tumble of sweet-tart raspberries.

     

    Get the Coconut-Macaroon Sundaes Recipe
    roasted lamb lemon rosemary potatoes
    Photography by: Anna Williams

    The Schedule

    Up to 1 Week Ahead

    • Make coconut macaroons, dip in chocolate, and refrigerate to set. Wrap in plastic and freeze until 1 day ahead.

    Up to 1 Day Ahead

    • Prep crudites and make dip. Cut cauliflower and trim and peel asparagus; wrap in damp paper towels and store in airtight containers. Thaw macaroons.

    3 Hours Before

    • Marinate lamb and prepare potatoes. Roast potatoes and lamb. While lamb rests, roast asparagus and cauliflower.

    1 Hour Before

    • Set out cheeses so they can come to room temperature.

    Just Before Serving

    • Slice lamb and arrange on a platter with potatoes. Transfer cauliflower to a serving dish.