21+ BEST Easter Dinner Ideas

Whether you’re looking for something elegant like lamb or simple like pasta, these 21+ BEST Easter Dinner Ideas are perfect for Easter Sunday!

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If you are hosting Easter dinner this year, make sure to check out these BEST Easter Dinner Ideas! You are sure to find something to please all of your Easter guests!

When most people think of Easter dinner, they think of lamb. We serve lamb at our house sometimes, but I don’t always like to stick to traditions!

We like to mix it up sometimes. One year we might have lamb chops, but the next we might have stuffed lobster tails. Just make what you like, but don’t forget to start with the Bunny Spinach Dip.

Whether your family is more traditional or likes to be adventurous, you are sure to find something for your family with these Easter Dinner Ideas!

overhead plate of fried lamb chops

Pan Fried Lamb Chop Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Pan Fried Lamb Chops (Lamb Lollipops) take only 10 minutes from start to finish. Top with smoky romesco, lemon herb aioli or tzatziki sauce.
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Leg of Lamb is an easy lamb recipe using a layer of fresh herbs and seasonings and high temperatures sear to form a nice crust leaving the instead nice and juicy. #legoflamb #roastlamb #easterlamb www.savoryexperiments.com

Herb Roast Leg of Lamb

Herb Roast Leg of Lamb is an easy lamb recipe using a layer of fresh herbs, seasonings and high temperatures sear to form a nice crust leaving the inside nice and juicy.
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pomegranate lamb chops on a white platter

Pomegranate Lamb Loin Chops

4.72 from 7 votes
Warm, comforting undertones of fall flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander create a lamb crust that pairs perfectly with sweet, tart burgundy pomegranate sauce. Aroma alone will get you in the holiday spirit.
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close up of lamb lollipops

Parmesan Garlic Lamb Chop Recipe

4.91 from 10 votes
Parmesan Garlic Lamb Chops are an easy and tasty Easter dinner recipe made with just bread crumbs, lemon zest and pecorino romano. 
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baked ham with pineapples

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham Recipe

4.50 from 20 votes
Brown sugar pineapple ham is a classic baked ham recipe using a mustard and brown sugar glaze with pineapples and cherries.
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straight on shot of riesling peach glazed ham sliced on platter

Riesling Peach Glazed Ham Recipe

4.53 from 23 votes
This Riesling Peach Glazed Ham Recipe is a beautifully caramelized baked ham with peach brown sugar glaze.
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Thyme Honey Baked Ham

5 from 6 votes
Thyme Honey Glazed Ham is a light and flavorful ham glaze recipe the whole family will enjoy. Simple to make and delicious to eat! 
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Mustard Brown Sugar Baked Ham

4.54 from 15 votes
Mustard Brown Sugar Baked Ham is a ham glaze recipe that’s perfect for a Christmas ham or an Easter ham. One of the best easy ham recipes!
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Crown Pork Roast is the perfect special occasion or holiday meal to serve for a crowd. Tasty and impressive presentation make this a winning pork recipe!

Crown Pork Roast

4.59 from 12 votes
Crown Pork Roast is the perfect special occasion or holiday meal to serve for a crowd. Tasty and impressive presentation make this a winning pork recipe!
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turkey in a brine with aromatics

Turkey Brine Recipe Simple

4.35 from 513 votes
The best turkey brine recipe and step-by-step instructions for how to brine a turkey for roasting, smoking or frying.
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Braised Wild Boar Shanks are a sophisticated and exotic meal, ideal for special occasions and dinner parties. Lean and healthy with loads of rich flavor. #wildboar #braisedwildboar www.savoryexperiments.com

Braised Wild Boar Shanks Recipe

4.80 from 20 votes
Braised Wild Boar Shanks are a sophisticated and exotic meal, ideal for special occasions and dinner parties. Lean and healthy with loads of rich flavor.
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Spicy Cedar Plank Salmon is an easy grilled salmon recipe using a spicy salmon glaze. Perfect for a hot summer night and pairing with a crisp, sweet wine. #cedarplanksalmon #salmononthegrill #spicysalmon www.savoryexperiments.com

Spicy Cedar Plank Salmon

4.92 from 12 votes
Spicy Cedar Plank Salmon is an easy grilled salmon recipe using a spicy salmon glaze. Perfect for a hot summer night and pairing with a crisp, sweet wine.
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Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails is the ideal dinner for a special occasion. You won't believe how easy they are to make and how good they are! #lobsterrecipes #stuffedlobstertails www.savoryexperiments.com

Stuffed Lobster Tail

4.34 from 39 votes
Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails is the ideal dinner for a special occasion. You won’t beleive how easy they are to make!
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Maryland Style Crab Cake Recipe

4.39 from 503 votes
Maryland Crab Cakes are made with jumbo lump crab meat with little filler, Dijon mustard and Old Bay Seasoning plus secrets to making authentic Chesapeake crab cakes!
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close up view of scallops with breadcrumb topping and cream sauce

Bechamel Baked Scallop Recipe

4.60 from 25 votes
Bechamel Baked Scallops cover tender scallops in a clove and bay leaf spiced, creamy bechamel sauce. Perfect for special occasions.
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close up bread crumb topping and crab pieces on crab imperial

Crab Imperial

4.47 from 139 votes
Baked Crab Imperial is a creamy and buttery masterpiece made with lump crab meat, fresh lemon and topped with bread crumbs.
 
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sliced braised brisket with gravy

Braised Brisket

4.61 from 23 votes
A slow, red-wine Braised Brisket is the perfect EASY dinner with minimal effort. A prime cut of beef, slowly roasted and fall apart tender!
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oscar style steak with lemon and side salad

Oscar Style Steak (Crab oscar)

4.04 from 87 votes
Fork tender beef tenderloin filets topped with crab oscar and buttery sauce! Ready in under 30 minutes and the perfect romantic dinner idea.
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serving platter of beef tenderloin with blueberry sauce

Reverse Sear Beef Tenderloin with Blueberry Sauce

4.91 from 11 votes
Stunning Reverse Sear Beef Tenderloin recipe with a savory Blueberry Sauce and toasted Hazelnuts is the perfect celebratory roast for your holiday table!
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Quick and easy meals - instant pot short ribs

Instant Pot Short Ribs

5 from 8 votes
These Instant Pot Short Ribs are fork tender, flavorful and so good you’ll make them again and again. Pressure cooker short ribs take considerably less time to make than typical braised short ribs!
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Easy Authentic Carbonara Recipe

4.43 from 59 votes
Authentic Carbonara is an easy Italian pasta recipe using eggs, cheese and bacon. This is an easy carbonara recipe that any home cook can feel confident in making! 
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Overhead shot of black pasta in a white bowl with shrimp and scallops

Squid Ink Pasta with White Wine Cream Sauce

4.63 from 179 votes
Squid Ink Pasta with White Wine Cream Sauce Recipe is an elegant dish that is easy to prepare. Wow, your diners with this striking dish.
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Veal Ragù Recipe- Veal, Capers and White Wine make a rich ragù, pair with your favorite pasta. Not into veal? Use another ground meat!

Veal Ragù Recipe

4.32 from 44 votes
Veal Ragù Recipe- Veal, Capers and White Wine make a rich ragù, pair with your favorite pasta. Not into veal? Use another ground meat!
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Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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