Easter Sunday Dinner

Easter Sunday Dinner

If you’ve been abstaining from red meat for Lent or are just looking for a way to regale the return of fresh green veggies, there’s no better way to celebrate spring than with the perfect Easter dinner. From classic ham and lamb recipes to cheesy potato casseroles and one-pot pasta dishes, these recipes will appeal to everyone at your table. Whether it’s your first time making holiday dinner or you’re an old pro, our list of 60+ Easter dinner mains is sure to inspire!

An Easter ham is a classic, and we’ve got 4 solid recipes for you to try (including one in your instant pot!) If you’re looking to branch out, check out our recipes for other meaty holiday showstoppers like lamb, pork, and beef. Not a big red meat fan? Don’t fret, we’ve got chicken and fish dishes that’ll be just as impressive on your dinner table. Vegetarians, we’ve got you covered too. Dishes like moussaka (with lentils instead of beef!) or scalloped mushrooms are just as special as their meat counterparts. Going solo this holiday and want something more lowkey? Stick with the traditional, but aim at meals you can reheat throughout the week. Perhaps something like our Greek avgolemono soup soup that’s a lemony play on comfort chicken noodle, or our Italian pizza rustica that’s a quiche served great warm or cold!

To be honest, all our Easter dinners make great leftovers— check out our top things to do with leftover ham here. To fully round out your holiday meal, get inspired by our Easter side dishes and desserts too!

Best-Ever Glazed Spiral Ham

An Easter Sunday must!

Spiraled Ham Recipe - Delish.com

Pizza Rustica

An Italian Easter pie that, despite its name, doesn’t have anything to with pizza! Think of it as better, more decadent version of quiche.

Pizza Rustica - Delish.com

Garlic Rosemary Pork Roast

We LOVE this one—and we’re confident that you will, too.

Pork Loin Roast - Delish.com

Lemony Asparagus Pasta

The key to acing this dish is to cook the asparagus until its tips are crispy and stalks slightly blistered.

lemony asparagus pasta   delishcom

Braised Lamb Shank

Braising lamb shanks might sound a little intimidating, but honestly, it couldn’t be easier—we swear.

Braised Lamb Shanks - Delish.com

Mushroom Risotto

This risotto is so springy!

mushroom risotto with peas in a dutch oven with a blue handle

Roast Chicken

You can’t beat a classic roast chicken.

roast chicken

Cheesy Bacon-Asparagus Casserole

The spring version of Green Bean Casserole!

asparagus bacon casserole in a red baking dish

Prime Rib

The perfect dinner table centerpiece!

Prime Rib

Crock-Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Is there anything more comforting than chicken and dumplings?

Potatoes Au Gratin

Cheesy potatoes are the best potatoes.

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Best Rack of Lamb

Yet another show stopper.

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken

You’re going to want to drink this sauce!

tuscan chicken with spinach and tomatoes in a yellow sauce in a black cast iron pan

Air Fryer Pork Chops

These get coated in Parmesan and plenty of spices for the perfect crust, and the quick cooking time in the air fryer ensures they don’t dry out. It’s Easter dinner in an instant!

air fryer pork chops with white rice and parmesan zucchini slices on a white plate on a white marble background

Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Fresh and light, this is the perfect spring dish.

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Beef Wellington

This will impress EVERYONE at your dinner table this Easter.

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Air Fryer Steak

This might be the BEST way to cook steak.

Air Fryer Steak - Delish.com

Eggplant Parmesan

Vegetarian comfort food at its best.

eggplant parmesan in a white baking dish with one piece cut out

Baked Ham With Brown Sugar Glaze

Perfect every time.

ham glaze

Perfect Roast Beef

This is the epitome of a holiday meal.

roast beef

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

This pork tenderloin is SO succulent.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin - Delish.com

Slow-Cooker Sausage and White Bean Soup

Pro tip: smash some of the white beans for a velvety, more substantial soup!

sausage and white bean soup topped with parmesan in a bowl on a plate with a bitten roll on it

Perfect Roast Lamb

This classic (and gorgeous!) lamb recipe takes just 15 minutes to prep.

roast-lamb

Avgolomeno Soup

This Greek lemon chicken soup is an Easter staple!

two teal bowls of avgolomeno soup garnished with red pepper flakes, lemon wedges, and dill

Cherry Bourbon-Glazed Baked Ham

Tart cherries and bourbon work together to bring a slight sour and oaky tartness to the spiral ham, and the glaze has just enough cayenne pepper to bring a smoky subtle heat. This isn’t your grandma’s ham!

cherry bourbon glazed ham spiral cut on a black plate next to a steak knife

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

So. Much. Flavor.

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Vegetarian Moussaka

We swapped the beef for lentils to make this epic vegetarian moussaka— the béchamel sauce on top is the best part!

a piece of vegetarian moussaka on a plate next to a full dish of moussaka

Chicken and Rice Casserole

This casserole only uses ONE pan!

chicken and rice casserole in a red dutch oven

Garlic Parmesan Flounder

Garlic and parmesan are a dream team.

Garlic Parmesan Flounder - Delish.com

Best-Ever Beef Stew

This beef stew is the ultimate in comfort for a cold Easter weekend!

beef stew in a red dutch oven

One-Pan Salmon and Orzo

A squeeze of lemon brightens the whole dish, while the tangy feta will keep you and your family going back in for more.

Spinach-and-Artichoke Crown Roast of Lamb

If you want a total stunner this Easter, you need to make this crown roast of lamb. Stuffed with cheesy spinach-artichoke rice, this lamb main dish will definitely impress your guests.

Keto Pork Chops

This is a great keto-friendly holiday dinner option.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Let your slow cooker do the hard work for you!

Creamy Tuscan Butter Chicken & Orzo

This dish is as easy as can be and ready in no time, while still packing in some serious flavor.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Can’t go wrong with bacon!

Garlicky Lamb Chops

Chop chop!

From-Scratch Green Bean Casserole

Not just for Thanksgiving!

Onion Soup Standing Rib Roast

The only thing that makes this even more impressive is how ridiculously easy it is.

Crustless Quiche

Not just for breakfast anymore!

Instant Pot Easter Ham

Who said Easter dinner had to be stressful?

Spring Asparagus and Mushroom Papardelle

BRB, eating asparagus all season long.

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

Everyone’s favorite dip, turned entrée!

Boursin-Stuffed Chicken

This chicken’s wrapped in prosciutto—because you deserve the best.

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara

What makes carbonara even better? Roasted asparagus.

Slow-Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

It ain’t easy bein’ cheesy (unless we’re talking about these scalloped potatoes)…

Slow-Cooker Spring Beef Bourguignon

Add some freshness to the beefy classic with this insanely delish slow-cooker dinner.

Garlic Parm Au Gratin

You just can’t beat garlic, parmesan, and potatoes.

Cheesy Scalloped Zucchini

A little lighter than your average gratin.

Shrimp Scampi Risotto

Seriously impress your Easter guests with this creamy, super flavorful risotto recipe.

Spinach-and-Artichoke Steak Roll-Ups

Nothing brings the family together like a seriously awesome steak dinner.

Slow-Cooker Quinoa Risotto with Carrots and Asparagus

We’re using quinoa in a whole new way with this slow-cooker risotto-style recipe.

Caramelized Carrot and Onion Tart

Be still our beating tarts

Ham & Cheese Tortellini

Ham & cheese, please!

Creamy Asparagus and Bacon Risotto

Prepare for love at first bite.

Pork Chops with Gremolata and Swiss Chard

Show off your cooking chops with this impressive pork dinner.

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast with Peas and Asparagus

The crock-pot does the work and you get all the credit!

Roast Pork Loin with Herb Stuffing

An flavor-packed brine takes this pork loin to a seriously delicious new level.

Cassoulet

Cassoulet, one of France’s most heralded and sublime of dishes, typically relies on duck confit— ours uses chicken instead, but is still every bit as tender and perfect.

Pork Chops with Warm Lemon Vinaigrette

This pork has got mad flavor chops.

Creative Easter Dinner Ideas That Will Become Instant Classics

To help you plan this year’s Easter menu, we’ve found the best Easter dinner ideas that celebrate all things spring. From apricot glazed ham and lemon-herb chicken to roasted asparagus and lemon bundt cake, these family-ready dishes will impress everyone at your table. Not to mention, most of them are so simple and easy that even a bunny could make them (so hop to it!).

Whether you favor ham, steak or roast lamb for your Easter main course, we’ve got you covered with plenty of show stopping centerpiece favorites. For perfect pairings, we guarantee you’ll find a new holiday staple from our recipes spanning from scrumptious Easter appetizers to side dishes. With Easter classics like deviled eggs, roasted carrots, and buttermilk biscuits to creative variations, every family member (including those picky eaters) will find a dish that keeps them coming back for more (and more…and more…).

Don’t eat too much candy that’s loaded in your Easter baskets, because you’ll want to save room for our festive Easter desserts and Easter treats! Fresh flavors like lemon, coconut and pineapple are celebrated in these sweet treats that are sure to be the cherry on top of your celebration. So feel free to focus on the egg hunt and other cherished family traditions — we’ve got dinner planning covered.

Pineapple-Glazed Ham

Pineapple slices and maraschino cherries add a fresh, sweet twist on your classic Easter ham. Yum!

deviled eggs with fresh herbs on top

Pimiento-Cheese Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are an Easter dinner tradition. Put some south in your mouth with these devilishly delicious pimiento-cheese stuffed eggs.

pimiento cheese deviled eggs on a pink plate

Roast Lamb

Lamb top round, seasoned with an herby rub, and 12 (!) cloves of garlic is your newest Easter stunner. And this showstopper is a lot easier to prep and cook than it looks!

slices of roast lamb with tomatoes

Meyer Lemon Madeleines

These dainty cakes with a bright lemon flavor will feel like a burst of spring on your table — and to your taste buds.

meyer lemon madeleines with drizzle

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Watch out: these go fast! Make extra of these crispy potatoes that you can (and should) top with practically everything.

a green herby log of goat cheese on a white plate with slices of crusty toast

Roasted Asparagus Salad With Feta Vinaigrette

Roasted asparagus gets a creamy complement with a feta, shallot and mint vinaigrette.

roasted asparagus salad with feta vinaigrette on a white plate

Steak Au Poivre

Peppercorns and a creamy mustard sauce compliment this steakhouse classic — guaranteed to wow your guests.

steak au poivre with side potato and salad on a white plate

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