21 of Our Best Easter Dinner Recipes
Make one of these delicious, showstopping entrées the centerpiece of your holiday table.
If you're looking for some Easter dinner recipe inspiration, you're in luck—we have lip-smacking ideas for the main course that are sure to satisfy. One of the most popular things to cook for Easter is lamb. From a crown rack of lamb that will feed a large family or individual lamb loins if you're keeping your celebration on the smaller side, our recipes are just right for this joyful holiday. Try our recipe for Lamb Ghouzi, pictured here. Lamb shoulder is seasoned with a combination of saffron, ginger, garlic, cardamom, and cloves for warm, spiced flavor. Complete the meal with generous servings of basmati rice, roasted potatoes, and a citrus arugula salad.
If a spectacular roast turkey is more your style, keep it simple by roasting the bird with lemon and herbs, or pack a punch with a sweet and sharp glaze made from ingredients such as maple syrup, mustard, or fruit marmalade.
Of course, one of the best things about Easter falling during the spring is the abundance of seasonal vegetables—peas and asparagus, in particular, are at their peak and we can't think of two produce items more befitting of Easter dinner. From pairing peas with saffron risotto and shrimp, to other unique flavors, you'll love our delicious ways to prepare them. We can't forget about the Easter bunny, so we made sure to include several carrot recipes guaranteed to please, including risotto made with carrot juice and plenty of other in-season dishes that are simple, but spectacular.
Ready to plan for your own holiday celebration? Go ahead and serve your best and most delicious feast ever with these Easter dinner recipes.
Honey-Glazed Spiral Ham
An easy centerpiece for your Easter dinner, this spiral ham gets a simple glaze before baking and is pre-sliced, making serving at the table more streamlined.
Beet-and-Dill-Roasted Wild Salmon
Crown Roast of Lamb with Pilaf Stuffing
It's not Easter dinner without a stellar lamb recipe, and this is our go-to entrée when we want to prepare a real showstopper. Two racks of lamb are rubbed with an earthy spice mixture made from ground coriander, lemon zest, garlic, and thyme.
Pomegranate-Glazed Ham with Jammy Cipollinis
Roast Beef with Shallots
You don't need to do much to roast beef to make it feel incredibly special for Easter dinner. In this recipe, it roasts over a bed of shallots and is rubbed with a combination of chopped garlic and Dijon mustard before roasting.
Egg Noodles with Asparagus and Grated Egg Yolks
Whether you serve this as a side dish or the main event for your little ones, this springtime pasta recipe is totally apt for Easter. The sauce is made with a combination of mascarpone cheese, the zest and juice of a lemon, and Pecorino Romano cheese.
Lemon-Herb Turkey with Bay Butter and Gravy
If you want to serve turkey for Easter dinner, look no further than this aromatic recipe, which roasts with an herb mixture made from crushed bay leaves, rosemary, lemon zest, and plenty of garlic.
Spice-Rubbed Fresh Ham with Citrus Glaze
Glazed Ham with Horseradish Cream
While juicy ham roasts, serve it alongside an intense cream sauce made with creme fraîche, freshly grated horseradish, thyme leaves, and chopped shallot.
Spiced Beef Stew with Carrots and Chickpeas
Pepper-Crusted Lamb with Roasted Vegetables
Saffron Risotto with Shrimp and Peas
Roasted Leg of Lamb with Asparagus and Herbs
Cheesy Asparagus Pasta
Perfect for any vegetarians at your Easter dinner table, this rich pasta dish uses asparagus for a seasonal celebration.
Virginia Ham with Honey-Mustard Glaze
Roast Turkey with Maple-Mustard Glaze and Pan Gravy
Slow-Cooker Persian Lamb Stew
Roast Chicken with Vegetables and Potatoes
This classic main course is perfect for Easter. Loaded with fresh carrots, shallots, and potatoes, this is a dish that's sure to please.
Miso Salmon with Asparagus and Carrots
Pescatarians will love this tasty Easter dinner idea, which features fresh vegetables like asparagus and—the Easter bunny's favorite—carrots.