Easter Dinner Ideas
Here are some 60 scrumptious Easter Dinner Ideas for your holiday table. You can pick and choose from each category especially if you’re in need of ideas for the big day. There are so many fantastic recipes here. Some are quick and easy, others take more preparation time. Some must be prepared a day in advance. But regardless of what you choose, you are sure to please even the most finicky eater with these tasty dishes.
If you’re looking to prepare the whole meal or just one item, you have plenty to choose from. Many of these side dishes can be prepared up to baking the day before hand. Just bake on Easter day. Allow a little extra baking time if the dish goes into the oven cold. Most of the desserts can be made a day in advance as well. Enjoy your Easter holiday!
60 SCRUMPTIOUS EASTER DINNER IDEAS
This is a delicious “all in one” meal. If you’re short on time, this is a terrific way to enjoy Easter dinner. Toss everything in the pan and then bake in the oven until done. Super easy but so delicious.
This elegant entree uses only a handful of ingredients and is very simple to whip up. It pairs well with almost any side dish.
This is another sheet pan type dinner with potatoes and tomatoes as the veggies. It’s absolutely sensational. You can use boneless chicken breasts, thighs or bone-in chicken.
This is one of our favorite ways to eat chicken and it’s also incredibly easy to whip up. While I usually use boneless chicken breasts, it can be made with boneless thighs as well.
This dish is amazing. The flavors are fantastic and just a sumptuous way to enjoy chicken.
This is my favorite chicken recipe hands down. I’ve made it more than any other recipe in my repertoire.
This is also another favorite. It’s particularly good for company as it delights the palate of everyone. It’s also gluten free if you need a gluten free recipe.
This sheet pan style meal is also very succulent. The flavors work so well. It’s also an easy main dish if you have a lot of other things to put together.
This tasty main dish includes sweet potatoes and green beans. It’s a full course in itself.
This is our favorite way to prepare. It’s really excellent for company because it makes so many servings. The leftovers are wonderful for soups or casseroles.
This is another one-dish meal with potatoes and green beans. So easy to prepare. Thin pork chops work better than thick ones for this recipe.
Absolutely one of my favorite ways to enjoy pork ribs. The combination of apples and sauerkraut is awesome.
This is such an easy way to prepare pork chops. You can have this recipe oven ready in five minutes!
This is my Mom’s old-fashioned recipe for making a pork roast.
This easy recipe is made by combining the sauce ingredients and pouring over top before baking. Chili sauce and ranch dressing mix make an unbeatable flavor combination.
Another of my Mom’s great recipes. This is our favorite way to make BBQ ribs.
This recipe is so tasty. It’s a meatless recipe using cheese ravioli.
This delicious recipe uses ground beef and LOTS of cheese. Everyone will want seconds of this amazing entree.
Chicken Penne Casserole
Enjoy a lighter pasta version made with chicken instead of beef. Everyone will enjoy this entree.
Enjoy stroganoff made with chunks of chicken instead of beef!
This is our favorite Chicken Tetrazzini recipe. It’s so wonderful you won’t be able to stay out of it!
These pesto-flavored shells are utterly delightful. Even your children will enjoy these!
Here’s another meatless version if you want to avoid meat at your table.
Side Dishes: Broccoli
Easy four-ingredient recipe can be whipped up in a jiffy.
This cheesy dish will knock your socks off!
Side Dishes: Carrots
One of our favorite Carrot Casserole recipes and always well received by everyone who samples it.
This was the first recipe I ever collected using carrots. We’ve enjoyed it for over 40 years!
Side Dishes: Cauliflower
This is so mouthwatering and delicious. Enjoy cauliflower a whole new way with this tasty recipe.
If you’re looking for a healthy, easy, gluten free and vegan recipe, this is it!
Side Dishes: Corn
This has been on our holiday menu more times than I can count!
Creamy Sweet Corn can be made in about 10 minutes. It’s perfect if you’re making a lot items for Easter dinner.
Add a little spice to your life with this tasty Tex-Mex dish.
Side Dishes: Green Beans
You can’t get any better than French Fried Onions and Ranch Dressing Mix added to your green beans. Oh, my!
For a lighter, healthier, vegan and gluten free version, this one fits the bill.
Side Dishes: Mixed Vegetables
This was one of the first recipes I collected. It uses so few ingredients. And, even as a novice cook, I could make this taste great!
Side Dishes: Potatoes
These are so incredibly irresistible you’ll want seconds and thirds. They reheat well too.
My favorite way to eat Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Rich, creamy, delectable.
This satisfying recipe uses only 3 ingredients. It’s so easy to toss together.
My mom always made double stuffed potatoes. My seasoning combination makes it even better!
Spiff up your side dishes with this amazing recipe for potatoes. You’ll adore this one.
Best Greek Salad recipe ever! Hands down. Every time we serve it we get lots of compliments and requests for the recipe.
The combination of flavors and veggies is tantalizing.
This salad always goes over big whenever we serve it. And yes, everyone comes back for seconds!
The nice thing about this salad is it can be made the day before. It leaves you time to get everything else ready.
We make this salad so frequently I don’t even bother with a recipe. It’s always a crowd pleaser.
Breads & Rolls:
You don’t have to knead this easy, 4-ingredient vegan recipe. That makes life so much easier. 🙂
A friend gave me this recipe years ago. I’ve always liked it because it raises in the refrigerator.
Another super easy recipe without kneading.
My mom and I worked this recipe out together in the 80s when my kids were little. When we moved to New England in 1990 they ate this bread exclusively for our first two years there.
My Banana Pudding recipe is rich and decadent because it uses caramel sauce in the layers!
This mud pie recipe includes a layer of cherry pie filling! Yum.
This ice cream dessert has a layer of crushed Butterfingers on top. Amazing.
This lovely dessert must be made 24 hours in advance so that’s really helpful if you have a lot going on.
You’re mouth will be drooling over every bite.
This freezer dessert can also be made ahead. You won’t go home with any leftovers after your company takes a bite of this luscious dessert.
Oreo Cookies never tasted so lovely as they do in this fabulous dessert.
This mouthwatering dessert will knock your socks off.
Pina Colada as cake! Yes, please!
Plan to be wowed after one bite of this spectacular dessert.
Brownies and Snickers? Yes, yes, yes!