These delicious Easter Dinner Ideas are TOTALLY DO-ABLE for everyone from beginners to busy moms and includes everything from ham to cake!
I wanted to share our Easter dinner ideas and recipes for stress-free Easter! The blog post is broken down into the following Easter Dinner categories: appetizers, main dishes, vegetables, casseroles, salads, breads, beverages, and desserts. I’ve shared links to easy recipes in each category. Follow the links for to print the recipes and for step-by-step instructions on how to make each dish.
Appetizers For Easter
With all of the food you’ll be enjoying for your Easter dinner, appetizers aren’t necessary when trying to keep things simple. But if there is going to be a long wait before dinner is ready or if you have little kids that need a snack while waiting, go with something easy!
Main Dish Ideas For Easter Dinner
The centerpiece of a traditional Easter dinner is often a turkey. So many people have told me that they’ve never made a ham before but I’ve got you covered with a couple of easy ham recipes depending on how you want to make it.
- Slow Cooker Ham is the easiest way to cook a bone-in ham and it turns out PERFECT every time!
- Use this Glazed Ham recipe to make a honey-baked ham for your holiday dinner! The juicy ham has an irresistible, sweet, and tangy glaze.
What can I make for Easter dinner besides ham?
Another traditional Easter dinner idea for the main course is roast lamb. Other main dish ideas include barbecue pot roast, roast beef, salmon, chicken, and pork. There are also many ethnic and regional dishes that you could enjoy.
Vegetables To Serve For Easter Dinner
From the potatoes to the asparagus, vegetables make fantastic side dish ideas for your Easter Dinner. To keep things simple, limit the number of sides you will be serving to your family’s absolute favorites. Also, it’s totally okay to use shortcuts like store-bought dinner rolls and instant mashed potatoes. Your family probably won’t even know the difference!
- Roasted Asparagus
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Mashed Potatoes
- Glazed Carrots
- Roasted Carrots
- Sautéed Green Beans
- Oven Roasted Vegetables
Casserole Ideas To Add To Your Easter Menu
The Easter dinner casseroles and sides are my favorite part of the meal! There are so many choices and before you know it your plate is full. A couple of tips for the casseroles is to make some in your slow cooker to free up oven space. And many casseroles can be made ahead of time and warmed up right before serving.
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Creamy Vegetable Casserole
- Corn Casserole
- Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Easter Dinner Salad Ideas
Salads are the perfect dish to ask guests to bring because they don’t need to be kept warm. We usually have some kind of lettuce salad as well as a sweet salad. Here are a few of our favorites:
Breads and Buns For An Easter Dinner
Whether your family prefers bread, buns, dinner rolls, or biscuits there are so many options! I know that some of my family members like using their dinner rolls and sliced ham to make ham sandwiches.
Beverage Ideas for Easter
In addition to the basics like milk and water, it is nice to have a special holiday beverage that everyone can enjoy. Here are some of the drink ideas for Easter dinner:
Easter Dessert Ideas
To finish off a fabulous Easter dinner, a delicious dessert is a must! The desserts can be anything from cake or cheesecake to cookies or bars. Here are some of our favorites:
- Easter Cake
- Cadbury Mini Eggs Layer Cake
- M&M Ice Cream Cake
- Easter Bunny Strawberries
- Cadbury Mini Egg Pretzel Kisses
- Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert
- No Bake Cheesecake
Happy Easter! I hope you have a wonderful RELAXING day with your loved ones!