25+ Grandma-Approved Easter Dinner Recipes
Sometimes it's best to get back to basics for the holidays. This Easter Sunday, instead of trying to incorporate all the newest fancy food fads into your dinner spread, reach for those tried-and-true vintage recipes that have stood the test of time, Easter after Easter. From glazed ham and deviled eggs to scalloped potatoes and coconut cake, these classic Easter recipes are delicious, hearty, and sure to make Grandma proud.
Classic Deviled Eggs
Hot Cross Buns
Crockpot Funeral Potatoes
Keep Easter preparations easy by harnessing the power of your slow cooker. Our take on Crock Pot Funeral Potatoes couldn’t be easier—you simply make it and walk away for a few hours. It’s a classic, rib-sticking, cheesy sour cream potato dish that sure to please, or at least satisfy, a crowd. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could any condensed “Cream Of” soup, as well as any 12-ounce combination of melting cheeses.
Best Green Bean Casserole
The magic of this green bean casserole comes from making your own cream of mushroom soup, which is really a super-mushroomy, creamy, thick sauce that turns into a rich, flavorful coating for perfectly-cooked fresh green beans in the oven. Use as many fried onions as feels right to you—they’re one of the most important parts of this dish!
Garlic-and-Herb-Crusted Leg of Lamb
Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Fruity Gelatin Mold
Green Beans with Bacon
Layered Carrot Cake
Italian Easter Bread
Our Italian Easter Bread is the perfect centerpiece for your Easter brunch. The bread is sweet, almost like challah or a sweet roll dough without cinnamon, while the orange glaze adds some bright flavor. Meanwhile, the dyed eggs add pops of color and will impress both kids and adults.
Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Glazed Ham
Spring Peas with Pancetta
This sweet casserole, featuring--wait for it--pineapple and shredded cheese, is straight out of the local church potluck playbook. We altered this traditional casserole to balance out the sweetness, allowing the pineapple and cheese to really shine. The intense flavor makes it an ideal side dish for baked ham.
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Soft, tender, pillowy, and buttery. What's not to love? Once you go homemade, it's hard to go back to store-bought dinner rolls.
Ambrosia Fruit Salad
Herb-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb
Southern-Style Potato Salad
Lemon Curd Pound Cake
Macaroni Salad with Bacon, Peas, and Creamy Dijon Dressing
Classic Chess Pie
If you've got baking staples in your kitchen, then you probably have everything you need for a classic chess pie. This old-fashioned pie typically has two distinctive ingredients, cornmeal and vinegar, plus other on-hand ingredients such as sugar, flour, eggs, milk and vanilla. This version is made easy with the use of refrigerated pie crusts.