Roasted Rack of Lamb with Plenty of Mint Is the Perfect Easter Dinner for a Crowd
Easter, with its themes of renewal and awakening, presents the perfect opportunity for cooking a mixture of familiar foods and new recipes. Here, we have a healthy combination of the two. Start with a refreshed main course featuring a rack of lamb with mint, capers, and lemon for a bit of a bite. Pair it with one (or all three!) of our scrumptious sides featuring seasonal favorites like leeks and fava beans. Elevate classic baked potatoes with our savory recipe, which uses Greek yogurt for a tangy addition to the meal. Finally, round out an incredible dinner with a memorable—and adorable—dessert. Our carrot cheesecake, made with the cutest marzipan "carrots," is sure to be a showstopper. Follow this delectable menu for your family's new favorite Easter tradition.
Main: Rack of Lamb with Mint and Capers
Fresh mint pulls double duty here—it's first paired with lemon for the overnight marinade, then joins capers in the lively sauce that's slathered on the roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint.
Side: Leeks Mimosa with Toasted Hazelnuts
Named for the way the grated egg mimics the yellow mimosa flower, our sophisticated Leeks Mimosa with Toasted Hazelnuts brings together sweet roasted leeks, buttery toasted hazelnuts, and an invigorating citrus vinaigrette in one dazzling dish.
Side: Spring Salad with Fava Beans
Bring a bright touch to your seasonal meal with our delicate Spring Salad with Fava Beans. Ephemeral fresh fava beans play a starring role here, along with baby spinach, frisée, mint, and goat cheese.
Side: Twice-Baked Potatoes with Greek Yogurt
A ricer is key to the velvety texture of our elegant Twice Baked Potatoes with Greek Yogurt. Use it to mash baked russets, then fold in tangy Greek yogurt in addition to the usual butter and cream and let the oven work its magic a second time.
Dessert: Carrot Cheesecake with Marzipan Carrots
Grated carrots and warm spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger amp up the rich cream cheese-based batter for our crowd-pleasing hybrid Carrot Cheesecake with Marzipan Carrots. Marzipan shaped into "carrots" with real carrot fronds make this cake a real winner.