These Easter Dinner Ideas are the perfect recipes for planning the best Easter dinner menu! Everything you’d need to make a delicious and special meal, to spend with your loved ones.
We’ve got over 25 different ideas to help you plan the perfect Easter dinner. From all the Easter side dishes you could possibly want to main dish ideas, they are all delicious recipes that will make the best holiday meal.
With everything from cheesy potatoes, to rolls, to veggies, and fruit salads – for the main course we’ve got everything from prime rib, and a roasted chicken, to of course the perfect glazed ham.
There is every recipe you could need to plan the perfect Easter menu that everyone will love!
Easter Side Dish Ideas
Cheesy sliced potatoes covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce – my favorite side dish for Easter dinner!
Homemade mashed potatoes that are creamy, flavorful, and perfect with any meal!
Instead of typical mashed potatoes, try mashed sweet potatoes, a delicious sweet and savory mashed potato dish.
Not just for Thanksgiving, sweet potato casserole is a perfect dinner side dish, and this is the best of the best. Topped with sugared crunchy pecans, and marshmallows.
Crispy sweet potato patties, full of flavor, and perfect for a side dish!
A sweet glazed carrots, they are cooked to perfection in a brown sugar and butter sauce.
The best homemade dinner rolls, these rolls are soft and fluffy and perfect for any dinner.
Made with mashed potatoes, these rolls are extra soft and fluffy and perfect paired with some Easter ham.
Whole Wheat Bunny Rolls // Dessert Now Dinner Later
These rolls are not only delicious, but also adorable!
Sweet corn bread that is soft, moist, and fluffy – perfect with butter and honey!
Hot Cross Buns // The Recipe Rebel
Traditional buns for Easter, they’re marked with a white cross, lightly spiced, and filled with raisins!
Macaroni and Cheese // The Chunky Chef
The perfect creamy, and cheesy baked mac and cheese. It’s rich, and cheesy and the ultimate side dish that kids and adults will love!
The perfect roasted broccoli, it only takes a few minutes of prep and is crunchy, and seasoned to perfection.
Roasted Asparagus // Cookie and Kate
Asparagus roasted in the oven and topped with some lemon and parmesan cheese. Yum!
Green beans are such a yummy side dish, and these are cooked in sauteed onions, and bacon and so flavorful!
Deviled Eggs // Cooking Classy
These classic deviled eggs are the perfect way to use all those dyed eggs!
Mediterranean Bean Salad // The View from Great Island
A perfect light side dish, that can also feed a crowd! It’s full of beans, colorful veggies, and is packed full of flavor.
Spinach Berry Salad // Modern Honey
A fresh spinach salad full of fresh berries, feta cheese, and topped with a homemade poppyseed dressing.
Seven Layer Salad // Culinary Hill
Bright and colorful, this crunchy seven layer salad has so many delicious layers!
A delicious mix of pasta salad and caesar salad this is the perfect light, and creamy, and delicious side dish!
This beautiful and colorful fruit salad is coated in a sweet honey lime glaze and is a great sweet side dish.
Layers of deliciousness, with crunchy butter pretzels, no bake cheesecake, and jello -it’s practically a dessert, but can be served as a side – who can beat that?
Creamy Grape Salad // The Recipe Critic
This creamy sweet salad, is grapes full of a sour cream and cream cheese mixture, topped with crunchy pecans!
Easter Dinner Ideas
This is the best ham ever. It’s easy to make, with the perfect sweet brown sugar and maple glaze and is perfect for Easter dinner!
This honey mustard ham is a great holiday ham, with perfectly crispy edges covered in a tender, sweet and salty glaze.
Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken // Cafe Johnsonia
This roasted chicken is juicy, flavorful, and so delicious. And did I mention beautiful too?
Roasted Leg of Lamb // Damn Delicious
This leg of lamb is so full proof, and coated in the best seasonings.
Nothing like a pot roast for a comforting family dinner – this one is made in the slow cooker and SO easy!
Pork Chops with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce
Juicy pork chops topped with a sweet and tangy balsamic cranberry sauce. So good for a holiday dinner!
Oven Baked Chicken Thighs // Jo Cooks
Simple and delicious baked chicken with a mustard and honey glaze! Easy, and fancy!
Steakhouse Style Prime Rib // The Stay at Home Chef
This prime rib roast is crusted with horseradish and garlic, for a classic combination that is sure to impress everyone!
Instant Pot Short Ribs // Dinner at the Zoo
Flavorful beef ribs cooked until tender in the instant pot. They’re easy, and perfect for a crowd.
Potato and Spinach Frittata // The Recipe Well
A delicious vegetarian option, perfect for brunch or dinner! It’s filling, and colorful, and delicious.
This is a great way to have a delicious, juicy, flavorful turkey breast. It’s a great option for a smaller group for a special occasion.
Braised Lamb Shanks // Cafe Delites
Delicious slow cooked lamb shanks that are simmered in a rich bourguignon red wine sauce. The meat just slides off the bone.
Easy Whole Roast Chicken // Family Food on the Table
This delicious chicken is seasoned with lemon and herbs, and has a beautiful brown crispy skin and tender meat.
This is a great way to have a tasty juicy ham, cooked to perfection. It’s a great way to make a holiday dinner without any stress.
Sheet Pan Easter Dinner // Damn Delicious
A delicious pineapple ham, potatoes, and veggies, all made on two pans for an amazing full Easter meal for a small crowd.
These are the best Easter dinner ideas, the best way to make Easter Sunday a win for the entire family.
If you need ideas for Easter Desserts too, then check them out here.
These Easter dinner ideas were first posted on April 18, 2014. The photos and post were updated on March 20, 2021.
Jesseca Hallows says
Thanks for the feature!!! And thanks for featuring something other than my bunny truffles!!
Pink Wings says
Oh my goodness! I’m totally last minute too, I forgot it was even Easter >.< Thanks for the post, those rosemary lamb chops look divine
Alli Miller @ Cupcake Diaries says
Thanks so much for the feature! I love all of these ideas. Everything looks delicious and easy!