Whether your Easter dinner menu is elegant and sophisticated or simple and casual, we have a menu that's perfect for your entertaining needs.
Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Glazed HamChoose a bone-in half-ham brined with natural juices. Leaving a thin layer of fat after trimming amps up the flavor and keeps the meat moist.
Elegant EasterPour some bubbly to accompany this stylish Easter meal. From the first bite of tender butter lettuce salad to the last morsel of coconut tart, every dish will delight both eye and palate.
Roasted Leg of Lamb with Lemon-Herb SaltLeg of lamb is an easy yet holiday-worthy roast. Buzz together the flavorful salt seasoning in a food processor, and rub it onto the meat at least 12 hours before roasting. Trust an instant-read meat thermometer to ensure the lamb is the perfect rosy pink in the center.
Laid-Back Easter Sunday DinnerTake a break from the traditional Easter ham and lamb by serving grilled chicken, a cheesy pasta casserole (reminiscent of the kid-friendly favorite macaroni and cheese), and seasonal sides. Make the lemon tart ahead and enjoy as a sweet ending to the meal.
Ham with Spiced Cherry SauceThe spiced cherry sauce delivers a delicately sweet and tangy flavor to the ham.
Continental MenuThis grown-up dinner takes cues from the Mediterranean, using ingredients like pistachios and polenta to complement the lamb. For the most elegant presentation, ask your butcher to French the racks of lamb so that they have a trim bone "handle".
Peach Jam-Glazed HamPeach Jam-Glazed Ham is a delightful mix of sweet and savory. With only 5 ingredients, Peach Jam-Glazed Ham is an easy and tasty choice for Easter dinner.
Easter GatheringStrike just the right balance between refined and relaxed with this attractive menu. For a totally stress-free meal, blanch the asparagus and bake the cake one day in advance.
Smoky Glazed Ham with Red Pepper JellyChef Jonathon Sawyer's secret to a successful holiday feast is doing most of his preparation ahead of time, for what he calls "easy game-day execution." He makes the sauce that becomes a sweet-sticky glaze and the spicy pepper jelly a few days in advance; then, on the day of, all he has to do is bake the ham.
Formal Easter Dinner for FourCelebrate spring's bounty with a flavor-packed menu featuring the season's best produce–artichokes, strawberries and sugar snap peas. The presentation of the grilled lamb chops, spoonbread grits with sauce, and cucumber-wrapped salads makes this meal extra special for a fancy dinner with guests.
Roast Leg of Lamb with Almond-Mint PestoMint jelly is traditional with lamb, but not everyone loves its cloying sweetness or garish color. This fresh mint pesto takes a more savory direction, and is rolled up in the lamb to flavor it as it roasts. Served with tiny peas, new potatoes, and a big butter lettuce salad, this roast is Easter worthy.
Greek EasterCelebrate Easter like the Greeks with this go-all-out lamb dinner. Enjoy classics like a creamy egg and lemon soup, then finish with dark, sweet coffee and a stunning Easter loaf embellished with red-dyed eggs.
Maple Mustard-Glazed HamSlice the ham and serve with the sauce on the side. The maple syrup over the ham delivers a perfectly salty-sweet experience.
Easter Dinner in the Dining RoomFind all of your perennial holiday favorites in this updated yet traditional family menu featuring sweet glazed ham, creamy potatoes, fresh asparagus, and coconut cake.