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21 Easter Dinner Ideas & Festive Desserts: The Best Easter Spread

Easter is coming up, which means it's time to start planning your Easter dinner menu! From main courses to side dishes to delicious desserts, we've got you covered. Here are 21 Easter dinner ideas that will have your guests raving. Meet the best Easter spread!
21 Easter Dinner Ideas & Festive Desserts: The Best Easter Spread
21 Easter Dinner Ideas & Festive Desserts: The Best Easter Spread
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The time has come: it's Easter–the holiday where friends and family gather around one big table covered in delicious Easter food!
These 21 festive recipes will make your Easter Sunday unforgettable, from roast lamb to ham and cheesy scalloped potatoes. Plus, we've rounded up some delicious dessert ideas to finish your meal in style. With something for everyone, this is the ultimate Easter spread!

Honey Baked Easter Ham

DINNERMAIN DISH

Honey Baked Ham

Cooking with Jack

This delicious honey-glazed Easter ham recipe requires only a few common ingredients and is easy enough for anyone to put in the center of a festive Easter dinner table.

Roasted Carrots with Pesto

SALADHEALTHY

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Ful-Filled

Carrots are a must for any Easter spread. This roasted variety looks and tastes fantastic, but the addition of carrot leaves to the homemade pesto also means less food waste! Topped with crumbled goat cheese, the colors on this dish really pop.

Classic Deviled Eggs with a Twist

BREAKFASTBRUNCH

Bacon Swiss Deviled Eggs

SideChef

A delicious twist on classic Deviled Eggs! Make this Bacon Swiss Deviled Eggs for your Easter celebration. This recipe is super easy and includes only delicious ingredients - avocado, swiss cheese, and crispy bacon. An egg-cellent appetizer!

Tortellini Mac and Cheese

PASTALUNCH

Tortellini Mac and Cheese

Vincenzo's Plate

Always the crowd-pleaser, a good mac n' cheese is welcome at any festive event. It's simple yet elegant and sophisticated. Feel free to tweak and personalize it any way you like - with different cheeses, pancetta, bacon, or diced onions.

Easter Hot Cross Buns

DESSERTPESCATARIAN

Easter Hot Cross Buns

OnePotChef

Hot cross buns are traditionally associated with Easter! Hot cross buns are a delicious and ancient tradition that has been around for almost 700 years. They became an Easter delicacy in St Albans Cathedral, England when they were first associated with the Christian celebration of Jesus's resurrection on defeating death on Calvary's Crosses, known as "Good Friday."

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

PESCATARIANSIDE DISH

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

SideChef

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus recipe is a classy side dish that doesn't need to break the bank or list ingredients you can't pronounce. A delicious classic side dish that pairs beautifully with the honey-glazed ham that started this Easter recipe roundup.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

PESCATARIANSIDE DISH

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Kim's Cravings

A delicious and satisfying Easter side dish doesn't have to be expensive and complicated. They're creamy, cheesy, and golden brown perfection!

Buttered Minty Peas

APPETIZERSPESCATARIAN

Buttered Peas with Leeks and Mint

Ful-Filled

A beautiful bright side dish made with seasonal peas and leaks. It pairs well with any main dish you choose for your Easter dinner table and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Rack of Lamb

DINNERMAIN DISH

Sour Cherry Gastrique Rack of Lamb

Chef'd

This rack of lamb is roasted to a perfect medium-rare and served with a sweet and sour cherry gastrique, seasoned broccolini, and some creamy mashed potatoes—a fantastic main dish for an exquisite Easter spread.

Chickpea and Radish Salad

SALADLUNCH

Lemon Garlic Chickpea and Radish Salad

SideChef

This spring salad is a bright and delicious addition to any dinner table. It's hearty and zesty, and the homemade croutons are sure to impress your friends and family. It's so easy to make you can throw it together in no time right before your guests arrive this Easter Sunday.

Mushroom Gruyere Tart

BREAKFASTBRUNCH

Mushroom Gruyere Tart

Compelled to Cook

You'll never guess what's hiding in this gorgeous tart! It's an excellent choice for an Easter appetizer - meaty mushrooms are smothered with cream cheese and herbs before being topped off by gruyere. This Mushroom Gruyere Tart will have everyone asking for seconds.

Easter Dessert Time!

The perfect way to end a holiday meal is with an exquisite dessert that will leave your guests speechless. Easter comes with beautiful pastel colors, adorable chocolate bunnies, chicks, and colorful eggs decorating our plates! With springtime bringing all of those flavorful fruits into play - there's no reason why you can't get some of this fresh, bright tang to your table. Try these handpicked Easter dessert recipes: sweet treats made in unexpected ways, and some traditional Easter favorites inspired by the colors and flavors of spring are waiting ahead!

Classic Easter Bunny Cookies

DESSERTPESCATARIAN

Old Fashion Iced Easter Bunny Cookies

Angie's Southern Kitchen

The cutest Easter dessert your grandma used to make - these old-fashioned Easter bunny cookies with pink sugar frosting are super easy to make. It is a guaranteed way to impress your loved ones with your baking and decorating skills and put smiles on their faces.

Easter Egg Fudge

DESSERTPESCATARIAN

Easter Egg Fudge

SideChef

Everyone will fall in love with this colorful Easter egg dessert! A delicious treat that's both kid-friendly as well as adult-approved!

Coconut Strawberry Ice Cream

DESSERTPESCATARIAN

Coconut Strawberry Ice Cream

CaribbeanPot

You will not believe that this homemade ice cream is both dairy and egg-free! Make this recipe for your loved ones this Easter season, and they will feel your love in every spoonful of delicious creamy goodness full of coconut and strawberry flavors.

Quick and Easy Easter Candy Bark

DESSERTPESCATARIAN

Quick Easter Candy Bark

Lana Damian at SideChef

Not only is it a yummy chocolatey dessert deserving of your Easter Sunday spread, but it is also a fun project to make together with your kids! It is also a great recipe idea to add to this year's Easter basket.

Moist Carrot Cake with Pineapple Pulp

DESSERTPESCATARIAN

Pineapple Coconut Carrot Cake

Olive and Artisan

A delicious and moist carrot cake recipe perfect for Easter. This cake is decorated with buttercream in beautiful spring colors and is sure to be the star of your dessert spread!

No-Bake Easter Nest Cookies

DESSERTPESCATARIAN

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bird's Nest Cookies

Lemons and Basil

The best thing about these No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bird's Nest Cookies is that they're super simple to make and require no baking! You can even customize them by picking your favorite candy for an extra special treat.

Homemade Easter Marshmallows

DESSERTPESCATARIAN

Homemade Marshmallows

Olive and Artisan

There is nothing better than biting into a fluffy, soft homemade marshmallow. This easy-to-make yet elegant festive dessert is perfect for your Easter basket this year!

Cute Easter Cupcakes

DESSERTPESCATARIAN

The Cutest Easter Cupcakes

Angie's Southern Kitchen

These are the cutest little Easter cupcakes. Serve them in an old-fashioned cardboard egg carton, and everyone will fall in love with these bite-sized sweet treats. Color them like Easter Eggs, and the children go wild over them adults, too, because they are so overwhelmingly cute!

Old-Fashioned Baked Lemon Pudding

DESSERTPESCATARIAN

Lemon Delicious (Baked Pudding Dessert)

OnePotChef

This Baked Lemon Pudding is the perfect way to celebrate spring! This dessert's rich, sweet taste will make you full of positive emotions. A light mix made up primarily of flour and eggs combined with lemon juice for an old-fashioned flavor nobody will be able to resist.

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