7 Easter Dinner Menus

Whether your Easter dinner menu is elegant and sophisticated or simple and casual, we have a menu that's perfect for your entertaining needs.

  • Classic Baked Ham with Maple-Mustard Glaze

    Elegant Easter

    Pour 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.
  • Spinach-and-Strawberry Salad

    Laid-Back Easter Sunday Dinner

    Take 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.
  • Pistachio-Encrusted Rack of Lamb
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Continental Menu

    This 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".
  • Vanilla Balsamic Chicken
    Howard L. Puckett

    Easter Gathering

    Strike 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.
  • Bacon-Blue Cheese Salad With White Wine Vinaigrette
    Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Formal Easter Dinner for Four

    Celebrate 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.
  • Greek Lamb with Herbs and Garlic
    Rachel Weill

    Greek Easter

    Celebrate 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.
  • Sweet-Hot Plum-Glazed Ham
    Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Easter Dinner in the Dining Room

    Find all of your perennial holiday favorites in this updated yet traditional family menu featuring sweet glazed ham, creamy potatoes, fresh asparagus, and coconut cake.
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