If you want to impress family and friends with the tastiest Easter dinner recipes then you need to add these to your go-to recipes. From side dishes to desserts, you’ll have all you need to host the best tasting Easter dinner for your guests. If you’d prefer, some of these could even make great Easter brunch meals! Here are 10 traditional Easter dinner recipes you need to add your recipe box.
1. Honey-Glazed Carrots
These tasty honey-glazed carrots will make a great addition to your go-to Easter dinner recipes. The recipe should only take about 15 minutes total including prep and cooking, and with only six ingredients it’s an easy dish to make. You’ll boil the carrots in a saucepan for a few minutes, then once they’re tender you drain the water out. Throw in the honey, butter, and lemon juice and cook until a delicious glaze coats the carrots! Add some salt and pepper for taste, and some parsley as a nice garnish to top off this great side dish you should definitely make for your next Easter dinner.
2. Four-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped potatoes should be essential for your favorite Easter dinner recipes! This recipe takes scalloped potatoes to a new level by adding four kinds of cheese that make it even more delicious. It’s an easy recipe to follow with not too many ingredients that make it a relatively cheap side dish for your Easter dinner. If you have an ovenproof skillet you’ll be able to speed up the whole process. You won’t have to move your cooked potatoes into a different dish before throwing it all in the oven for about 25 minutes. Don’t forget to discard the bay leaves before enjoying it!
3. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
If cheesy scalloped potatoes aren’t your thing, then maybe you’d prefer roasted garlic mashed potatoes for your Easter dinner. This is an easy recipe to follow but gives you a delicious side dish for your Easter dinner that will impress your guests. The key to this recipe is the roasted garlic which is easy to make and packs great flavors! Just take a head of garlic, slice off the top, and pour some olive oil on it, wrap it in foil and bake it in the oven for about 45 minutes.
Don’t forget, you want to do this at the same time you are softening your potatoes! Roasting garlic makes it lose its spiciness and have a more sweet flavor with a sticky and spreadable texture perfect for these potatoes (and garlic bread as well!). You can use roasted garlic for other great Easter dinner recipes as well!
4. Homemade Dinner Rolls
You can’t have Easter dinner without some tasty homemade dinner rolls! Here’s a recipe that gives you a fluffy, soft, and buttery roll perfect for Easter or really any meal! The key to getting super fluffy rolls, according to the recipe, is to make sure the yeast gets activated in the warm water and sugar mixture before adding it to the other ingredients. It will look foamy as opposed to like a liquid. If you make extra dough, you can freeze it for up to six months and enjoy these delicious rolls at any time!
5. Sweet Sautéed Asparagus
Asparagus is a classic for Easter dinner so don’t miss out on this tasty recipe for it! It’s really straightforward you’ll simply use butter and sugar to coat the asparagus while you sautee it and you’ll be done in about 10 minutes. Asparagus is a great veggie to add to your Easter dinner because it’s full of great nutrients including vitamins A & C and has lots of fiber as well. Make sure to try these sweet sauteed asparagus next Easter and maybe you’ll add it to your go-to Easter dinner recipes!
6. Lemony Asparagus Pasta
Here’s a great dish to put out at your Easter dinner if you want to have a vegetarian entree for those that don’t eat ham or roast beef. This recipe utilizes asparagus as well as onion, garlic, parsley, and of course a lemon for that tasty zest and juice. It’s a straightforward recipe where you’ll cook the pasta and asparagus at the same time, then the onions and garlic for a few minutes to soften them up and release their great flavors.
You’ll combine a dry white wine with some heavy cream and the lemon juice & lemon zest and bring that to a boil to make up your pasta sauce. This makes a great addition to your Easter dinner recipes because it utilizes the colors and tastes of Spring into an easy and delicious dish.
7. Oven Roast Beef
A tender roast beef should be a guaranteed dish you have for your Easter dinner recipes. You only need a few ingredients for this recipe but it can take some work and dedication to get that delicious and tender roast beef you want for Easter dinner. There are a couple of good tips the recipe gives for ensuring a perfect oven roast beef. Make sure the meat is at room temperature before you start roasting it.
Searing the meat on all sides helps to lock in the delicious juices and give it a great color as well! Simming the meat at a lower heat for longer will give you a much more tender and delicious texture to make your roast beef perfect for Easter dinner (or any dinner). Don’t forget to use the drippings from the pan to make a rich and creamy gravy to go on top of the roast beef!
8. Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze
You can’t have Easter dinner with a delicious baked ham! This recipe takes your ham to a whole new level of taste with the brown sugar mustard glaze that you won’t be able to get enough of. If any recipes need to make your list of go-to Easter dinner recipes then you have to give this one a try. It’s an easy recipe to follow just cut some ‘diamonds’ into the top of your ham and stud the cuts with cloves and bake it for about an hour and a half in the oven. Then put your sugar, mustard and vinegar glaze over the ham and bake it for another 35 minutes to get a delicious entree for your Easter dinner.
9. Four Layer Banana Pudding
A classic Easter dessert you shouldn’t miss out on is this four-layer banana pudding recipe! After trying it you’ll likely add it to your list of Easter dinner recipes. Make your first layer with some Chessmen cookies which give the dessert a great texture and flavor from the shortbread cookies. Put your sliced bananas on top, then pour in your combined mixtures of the milk and pudding mix as well as the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped topping.
Top the whole thing with another layer of the buttery Chessmen cookies and refrigerate until ready, or until you can’t wait any longer before eating it. This is a fantastic, no-bake dessert that’s perfect to serve after your Easter dinner.
10. Easter Pie
This Easter pie recipe will make a delicious dessert that is so good you’ll be making it long after Easter. You’ll make the pie filling from powdered sugar, eggs, vanilla extract ricotta cheese, and orange zest. The orange will give it some great flavor and smells to the filling! You’ll also add some rice and roasted pine nuts into the filling to give it some crunch. The pie crust will take a bit to make but you’ll end up with a delicious, buttery crust that makes this dessert perfect for your Easter dinner guests!
What are your favorite Easter dinner recipes? Share them in the comments below!
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