Easter Dinner Recipes

Host an Easter dinner feast starring impressive mains, seasonal sides and other entertaining-ready fare.

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Roasted Asparagus and Bacon

Add some sizzle to asparagus spears by wrapping them in slices of bacon before roasting.

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Crown Roast of Lamb

Nothing says Easter like a festive rack of lamb. Alton Brown makes it easy by giving you a step-by-step guide to create the perfect centerpiece for your meal.

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Scalloped Potatoes

Chuck Hughes' rich and creamy scalloped potatoes dish — with caramelized onions and goat cheese — is an indulgent and easy-to-make classic Easter side.

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Start soaking your lemon peels a bit more than a month in advance and you'll have a batch of lemon-tinged liqueur that's as bright as any Easter egg in time for that special Sunday celebration.

Get the Recipe: Limoncello

Heavenly Sauteed String Beans

Go beyond basic string beans by sauteeing with garlic, salt and pepper.

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Grilled Lamb Chops

For her take on this traditional Easter main, Giada rubs lamb chops with a paste made of garlic cloves, thyme, rosemary and cayenne pepper and allows them to marinate for at least an hour so that the aromatic flavors fully saturate the meat.

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Siba's Sunday Trifle

Your guests are sure to be sweet on this trifle, which is surprisingly easy to make.

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Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

What's better than buttermilk biscuits? Buttermilk biscuits crammed with bacon, cheddar and chives!

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Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

You can't avoid eggs at Easter, so sprinkle 'em with candided bacon and you've got the perfect starter for dinner!

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Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Gruyère Strata

Make this eggy, savory custard with spinach, herbs and Gruyère cheese for an Easter side or main that works as well at brunch as it does at dinner. Top with sauteed cherry tomatoes for fresh, sweet flavor.

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Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto With Beurre Blanc

These elegant asparagus and prosciutto bundles become even more indulgent when topped with Kelsey Nixon's creamy beurre blanc sauce. Also try her variations, including two citrus recipes and a beurre rouge with red wine instead of white.

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Broiled Salmon With Herb Mustard Glaze

A mustard glaze, rich with the flavors of rosemary and thyme, is the perfect complement to a thick salmon steak. When broiled, the sauce-topped salmon browns nicely, though the fish is still moist and flaky beneath the surface.

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Peas and Prosciutto

Brimming with bright green colors, Giada De Laurentiis' pea and prosciutto side dish is a simple and satisfying ode to the spring season.

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Candied Carrots

Sweet, spiced and citrus-infused, Tyler's candied carrots make a unique addition to any springtime table.

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Cory's Famous Mac and Cheese

Want an ultra-buttery mac? Use crumbled butter crackers in place of breadcrumbs.

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Salmon Baked in Foil

Baking salmon in foil is an easy way to retain tenderness and moisture. Cook this salmon with a refreshing medley of tomatoes and herbs.

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Leek and Potato Cake

Wow friends and family with this simple yet elegant cake, which contains sweet sauteed leeks and shallots, buttery potato slices and salty Parmesan cheese.

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Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Bundles

Wrapped in smoked salmon, these asparagus bundles take only a few minutes to assemble, but they're a festive and delicious way to present a traditional springtime vegetable to your guests.

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Pea, Feta and Mint Salad

Fresh shelled peas, crunchy pistachios and salty feta cheese crumbles sit upon a mixture of fresh mint and snow pea leaves in this lean, green Easter salad.

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Fresh Ham With Tuscan Bread Stuffing

Tyler Florence stuffs this Italian-inspired ham with Tuscan bread, pine nuts, raisins, olives and an array of fresh herbs. Reserve the bone to make a delicious, rich ham broth.

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Green Beans with Mustard

Spicy mustard and freshly ground cumin seeds give green beans a kick, while pine nuts and almonds add sweet, nutty flavor.

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Lamb Bolognese

Pasta lovers, this dish is the perfect way to sneak some noodles in with the Easter lamb.

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Garlic Hasselback Potatoes with Herbed Sour Cream

Stuff buttery sliced potatoes with garlic, then crown with herb-studded sour cream. It's the ultimate Sunday side.

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Pot Roast

Though many pot roast recipes require the use of a Dutch oven, heavy-duty aluminum foil is all you need to make Alton’s perfectly juicy and tender pot roast.

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Cauliflower, Chevre and Onion Quiche

Enriched with Gruyère and fresh chevre, and encased in a rosemary-flavored buttery crust, this quiche is an excellent make-ahead dish that can feed many.

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Antipasto Trifle Salad

For an elegant twist on the standard antipasto platter, layer escarole with pickled peppers, artichokes and an assortment of cured Italian meats in a trifle dish. Serve on toasted slices of baguette.

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Asparagus with Orange Sauce

In-season asparagus gets a boost from Laura Calder's fresh and spring-inspired citrus dressing.

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Peas and Bacon

Best way to get everyone to eat their peas at Easter dinner? Add bacon.

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Grilled Asparagus with Zucchini and Squash

Balsamic glaze is a total game-changer for grilled veggies.

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Slow-Roasted Parchment-Wrapped Leg of Lamb With Garlic and Herbs

Slow-roasting lamb in parchment paper packets along with fragrant herbs ensures that the meat is tender, juicy and infused with woodsy flavor.

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Ham and Peas Pie

Instead of carving a ham this Easter, why not serve thin slices on a pizza pie? This recipe has everything you look for in an Easter feast — Italian ham, fresh green peas and a rich and buttery bechamel sauce.

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Italian-Style Potato Cake

Smash potatoes with chunks of pancetta and Parmigiano, top with breadcrumbs, then bake until golden brown for a savory cake that's different from the typical holiday side.

Get the Recipe: Gateau di Patate: Potato Cake

Honey-Baked Ham

Add sweetness and a bit of heat to baked ham by brushing it with a honey glaze kicked up with red pepper and cayenne.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon

Want perfectly caramelized sweet potatoes? Make the honey bear your bestie!

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Country Ham Antipasto

Bitter arugula is topped with sweet strawberries, salty feta crumbles and prosciutto and a tangy balsamic glaze for a spring salad that pleases every part of your palate.

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Pineapple Upside Down Bread Pudding

Pineapple brings a burst of brightness to rich bread pudding.

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Sticky Glazed Asian Ham

This recipe explodes with the exotic flavors of Chinese five-spice powder and fresh ginger — a refreshing departure from super-salty hams — and gets its sticky sweetness from a combination of honey and brown sugar.

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Slow Roast Lamb

Fresh herbs and a mustard rub add layers of flavor to lamb.

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Vegetable Terrine

The colorful layers in this terrine celebrate both the bounty of spring produce and the lingering days of winter's stock, with carrots, Swiss chard, cauliflower and green peas.

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