Serve the Best Easter Menu You’ve Ever Made with Our 17 Recipes

Whether you’re celebrating with cascarones, a Good Friday crawfish boil, or an Easter egg hunt, Easter is a great time to bring everyone together to celebrate spring. With spring in the air and the plants reawakening, what better time to welcome the season and banish winter blues than with a festive and delicious feast?

A traditional Easter dinner doesn’t require nearly as much work as a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, especially when you see the Easter recipes. Here are some of our favorite Easter dinner ideas to help make your Easter menu the best it can be!

These ideas also work if you’re having an Easter brunch because well,

Appetizers

Roasted Red Peppers with Cucumber and Goat Cheese

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Roast the red peppers ahead of time and assemble these vibrant appetizers in mere minutes. The sweet peppers contrast nicely with the cucumber’s crunch and tangy goat cheese.

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Baby Chick Cheese Balls

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These adorable amuse-bouches are an eye-catching addition to any appetizer spread. After the oohs and aahs, these poppable snacks tend to disappear quickly, so you may want to make a double batch!

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Green Chile Cucumber Gazpacho

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If you’re lucky enough to be out of the snow and somewhere warm this Easter, try our elegant and refreshing gazpacho. The delicate, balanced flavors whet the appetite while leaving room for the main event.

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Side Dishes

Herb Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

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Take advantage of in-season asparagus with this harmonious herb blend and everyone’s favorite tuber, roasted together for delicious side that will sit well with any meal.

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Bunny Yeast Rolls

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Looking for something to help sop up your tasty sauces, or just looking for an excuse to hold something cute? Look no further. These homemade bread rolls are fluffy, satisfying, and an easy recipe to get the kids to help with.

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Fresh Beet and Carrot Salad

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With its crisp, fresh veggies and lemon vinaigrette, this vivid salad heartily welcomes spring. Though it’s almost too pretty to eat, that first bite will make you happy that you did.

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Main Dishes

Prime Rib with Garlic Horseradish Crust

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Prime rib roasts are one of those dishes that pulls everyone’s attention to the table, no matter where they are. Especially one so moist and flavorful as this one.

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Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

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No matter what’s keeping the oven busy, you can still get a guaranteed moist and tender glazed ham. The blend of spices in this one will have people vying to lick the slow cooker clean.

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Braised Mediterranean Lamb Shanks with Vegetables

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Lamb shank slow cooked to tender perfection, complete with a side of potatoes and carrots? Yes, please! This is the kind of dish that will make you wish Easter came more than once a year.

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Drinks

Mint Kiwi Lemonade

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Not much is more serene than slow sipping on a lemonade in the afternoon. Whip up a big batch of this kiwi and mint lemonade for a twist on a classic.

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Watermelon Mint Lime Agua Fresca

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Tart and refreshing, this agua fresca is exactly what’s needed after romping around looking for eggs, or even sitting and watching others romp around for eggs.

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Hibiscus Tea

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All you need is a couple cups of water and a handful of of these flours and you’ve got a wonderfully peppy cup of joy. Throw in some additions like cinnamon or orange blossom water to make it uniquely yours.

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Dessert

Honey Walnut Baklava

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Sometimes it feels like the whole point of a meal is to make it dessert. Crunchy, sticky baklava is the epitome of that feeling.

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Baby Chick Meringue Cupcakes

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Ever see one of those desserts that just looks so amazing, you know it can’t taste good? That’s definitely not the case here. Moist chocolate cake on bottom, creamy pastry filling, and delicate meringues keep this dessert cute and delicious.

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Lamb Almond Shortbread Cookies

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The sweet subtleness of these cookies help the almond flavor shine. Serve these on their own, or with a bit of ice cream, if you can imagine taking a bite at all.

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Chocolate Bird Nests

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This is another great one for the kids since the hardest part is waiting for the chocolate and butterscotch to dry!

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Ginger Carrot Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

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The layers of flavor in this moist carrot cake blend harmoniously and make for an elegant dessert. Serve it with a cup of coffee for an ideal end to a wonderful meal.

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Read More: 8 Easter Ham Recipes Even the Pickiest Eaters Will Love on Sunday