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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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.
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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.
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
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Peas and Prosciutto
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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.
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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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