PART OF Easter

40 Traditional Easter Dinner Recipes

Ham, lamb, salmon, spinach pie — make Easter dinner something really special by going all-out with our favorite traditional mains and side dishes. Then, take your spread over the top with our classic Easter desserts.

Lamb Chops

"This was quick, easy and darn near foolproof. Plus, it had enough complex flavor to serve to guests. It was exceptional."


Scalloped Potatoes

"This is a great and decadent scalloped potatoes recipe! My mother and I decided to make this recipe one night, and we doubled it to make a larger batch. It came out so rich that it tasted like it was made with cream, not low-fat milk."


Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

"Excellent! One trick: Try melting the butter in olive oil when painting the filo sheets. It gives the dish a much better taste and texture."


Ham with Pineapple-Honey Glaze

"It was my first time trying this technique to cook ham and it was fantastic! It was super moist from the first slice until the last one."


Roasted Asparagus

"Asparagus takes on a whole new significance when you roast it like this. I put the asparagus in a zip bag with the oil and salt and shake, shake, shake, then turn it out onto the baking sheet. This helps it get covered with the oil and not my fingers!"


Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread)

"I have been desperately looking for a bread recipe that would produce results similar to the recipe that my grandmother brought over from Greece. This was the first time that I had attempted to make bread in years and it came out perfectly on the first try."

-Mary C.

Greek-Style Lemon-Butter Parmesan Roast Potatoes

"These potatoes were absolutely delicious, and the leftovers make the best home fries I've ever had for breakfast."


Glazed Carrots

"Delicious! Used baby carrots right out of the bag and added a sprinkle of red and black pepper. Not a carrot left on anyone's plate."

-Candy C

Traditional Hot Cross Buns

"Excellent recipe, I didn't change a thing. I have made these a couple of times now and they are wonderful. Just the right amount of spices and fruit. After trying a few different recipes for Hot Cross Buns, this is now my go-to recipe."


Maple-Glazed Ham Steak

"This was really good and very simple. I won't bother to buy a glaze at the store ever again."


Chocolate Easter Eggs

"Such a fun and easy recipe to make for Easter. It's a great way to get involved!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Creamy Sweet Peas

"This dish was rich and creamy. I felt as though I was whisked back into my mother's kitchen again. She made this exact recipe as a child which I had long forgotten. It is the best side dish that we've had in a long time."


The Best Carrot Cake

"Bye-bye bakery carrot cake, hello homemade! This recipe is amazing as written and we are so happy to have found it!"


Rack of Lamb with Cherry Reduction

"The cherry merlot sauce is fantastic, and the glaze provides a nice dark crust to the meat. It was unbelievable!"


Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

"Absolutely marvelous. The best recipe yet I've found for roasted asparagus. I prepared this exactly as stated, and can't wait to get more asparagus and enjoy this again!"


Oven-Baked Sea Bass

"This is a simple recipe if you're short on time and ingredients. One tip: If you plan on adding wine or vinegar, it's better to pour that on the fish first, then add the garlic mixture or you'll end up washing the mixture off."


Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast

"The breading came out crunchy, and the chicken was moist. I used basil-and-tomato-flavored feta, which worked perfectly. I baked it on parchment paper, which saved me the cleanup."


Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

"This is great tilapia. Per another reviewer, I added olive oil to the crumbs to moisten them and they stuck well. The seasonings were just right, and the Parmesan cheese added delicious flavor."


Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

"I took some advice from other reviews and added mushrooms and chicken to make it a meal. I loved this because it was like having Alfredo sauce, but better for you."


Crispy Salmon Cakes

"The flavors burst in your mouth. Loved the sauce, loved the patties — I wouldn't change a thing."


Easter Bread

"This was so delicious; I had a hard time keeping the spoon out of the raw dough—the citrus and cardamon work beautifully together."


Roasted Lemon Chicken

"This was a change from the usual way I make chicken. I really was hoping for a very light lemon flavor, and that is what I got. We all loved it."

-Nikki Kate

Asparagus Cheddar Quiche

"Fabulous! Didn't change anything except to use a pre-made pie crust. I will definitely be making this again."


Rack of Lamb

"I've made this using both bone-in and boneless leg of lamb, and it's fabulous. It made the perfect Easter dinner."

-Marion in Savannah

Baked Ham with Brown-Sugar Glaze

"We adored this recipe! I made sure to keep glazing the ham to ensure the flavors were well in there and it turned out beautifully."


Strawberry-Glazed Ham

"Perfect Easter ham! The glaze made a delicious coating for the meat, and we loved the flavors from the spices."

-Maine E Ack!

Ham Salad Sandwich

"This is the ham salad of my childhood. I pulsed the celery, onion and ham in my food processor. I substituted cornichons for the hot pickles, which added a nice spice element."


Linguine with Garlic Shrimp

"This is an excellent pasta dinner. Sauteing the mushrooms really brought out their flavor."


Pork Roast

"This was delicious! It was very juicy, and I loved the mixture of the red pepper and lemon."

-Sal from Maine

Roasted Carrots

"Let me tell you, these are the best carrots you will ever eat. Simplicity at its best. The result was carmelized goodness, tender outside, with a slight bite on the inside."


Marinated Veggie Crunch

"I love this salad because you can put in whatever kind of veggies you have on hand. Adding the tomatoes as you eat each batch helps the salad keep longer."


Perfect Pork Tenderloin

"I've never been able to cook a pork tenderloin that was moist, but this was juicy and delicious. Plus, once you make it, the recipe sticks in your head because it's so easy."


Baked Ham with Cloves & Cinnamon

"This recipe was easy to make and had a fantastic taste. It was a huge hit at our Easter dinner."


HoneyBaked Ham Copycat

"This is the best copycat of HoneyBaked ham I have ever tried. It was so moist! The key for me was placing the cut end down and basting often."

-Shabby Sign Shoppe

Asparagus Risotto

"This risotto was so delicious. The asparagus was perfectly cooked — nice and crisp. This would be great to serve to guests."


Grilled Lemon Salmon

"There wasn't a flake of salmon left on any of my family members' plates. The marinade was not overpowering, and the lemon gives it a little extra tang that is just right."


Baked Pork Chops

"These were delicious. The chops were so tender and the sauce was great over rice. It made for an excellent meal."


Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

"This was my first experience with ratatouille and it was amazing. The prep is a bit of work, but it's worth all the dicing and mincing."

Roasted Green Beans

"I am completely suprised! I would never have thought about roasting green beans, but they turned out great! Crispy and kind of sweet when they were done. Even the dog ate the one that fell on the floor."


Gigot de Sept Heures (Seven-Hour Roast Lamb)

"This absolutely rocks. I am making it for the second time today and adding anchovy fillets into the incisions with the garlic. Should be a winner."