96+ Easter Dinner Ideas (Main Course, Salads, and Sides)

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Easter Dinner is one of the best feasts of the year! Try out some of these delicious Easter dinner ideas for your holiday meal. Choose from main courses, Easter side dishes, and more to create your perfect Easter menu.

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Easter Dinner Ideas

Easter Dinner is a big deal. It’s one of the biggest holidays of the year, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a big feast! So start preparing for Easter Sunday now with some of these amazing recipes.

Much like Thanksgiving or Christmas, this holiday is a great time to gather friends and family around the table with LOTS of food. This feast often revolves around a ham or maybe lamb, along with many MANY side dishes. I always make sure there’s PLENTY of food on the table; it’s not a holiday without leftovers!

I’ve gathered some of my favorite Easter Dinner recipes to share with you. Whether you want to stick to a super traditional Easter dinner, or mix things up with something different, you will surely find something here to try out.

Here are 96+ recipe ideas to add to your menu this Easter Sunday!

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Homemade “Honey Baked Ham”
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Loaded Deviled Eggs

Easter Meal Ideas

What can I make for Easter Dinner besides ham?

While ham is a traditional Easter dinner idea here in America, there are plenty of other main courses you could serve.

Serving a rack of lamb or lamb chops are a great option for Easter Sunday. You could also take inspiration from Thanksgiving and serve turkey instead. But any delicious entree works; holidays should be about serving your favorite foods and creating your own traditions.

Serve pork, beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, even salmon…whatever works best for your family. A nice prime rib roast would look beautiful at the center of the table, but chicken breast or salmon is perfect for anyone that prefers to eat a lighter meat on the holidays.

What should I serve for Easter lunch?

I typically treat an Easter Sunday lunch the same as dinner. Serve a main course meat dish, and then make lots of sides (veggies, salads, potatoes, etc) to fill in the feast.

If you’re celebrating early in the day, you could also turn the meal into an Easter Brunch and focus on breakfast foods instead!

What is a traditional Easter dinner menu?

A “traditional” Easter dinner here in the U.S. typically includes a ham as the center of the meal. Lamb is another popular choice.

Overall, the meal features a meat dish with lots of side dishes to complement it. Spring veggies mean you can serve lots of fresh salads, roasted or grilled vegetables, and some healthier options alongside potatoes and other classic sides.

Ham, carrots, gratin or scalloped potatoes, salad, green beans, deviled eggs, and asparagus are all pretty common dishes to eat on Easter.

96+ Easter Dinner Recipes

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Pictured: Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

Easter Dinner Ideas: Main Course

Whether you prefer to serve ham, lamb, pork, beef, or even salmon, one of these Easter dinner ideas will make the perfect main course.

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Pictured: Honey Glazed Carrots

Easter Side Dishes

A mix of vegetables, potatoes, and other favorite sides will fill up the holiday table for the most delicious feast.

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Pictured: Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Easter Salad Recipes

A salad or two will balance out your Easter menu. But these aren’t boring salads; these are flavorful recipes that will be devoured just as quickly as the rest of the food!

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Pictured: Homemade Crescent Rolls

Easter Bread Ideas

Easter Dinner wouldn’t be complete without a bit of bread to serve along with all of the other dishes. Classic rolls or fresh rosemary bread fit perfectly with the rest of the meal.

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Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole

Start preparing your Easter Sunday feast now with these delicious Easter Dinner Ideas. And don’t forget the Easter Desserts for after!

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