Our Favorite Easter Menu Ideas Of All Time

Our Favorite Easter Menu Ideas Of All Time

Celebrate Easter with one of our creative and delicious Easter meal recipes. You will find all your favorite Easter dinner recipes included in this selection, from glazed hams to scalloped potatoes and pretty green salads. If you are hosting a formal Easter supper, we have the perfect lineup of tasty dishes that will impress your guests. Or choose a hearty breakfast casserole, break out the champagne flutes, and gather family and friends for a mid-morning brunch.

If the weather promises to be nice, pull the picnic tables together for a casual potluck gathering full of everyone’s favorite Easter food. Whether you need a menu for a small party of four or large gathering of more than 20 guests, you will find a host of ideas in this Easter menu collection. Try one of our favorite Easter menus, and you’ll be sure to revisit it for years to come.

Family Easter Dinner

Johnny Autry; Food and Prop Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

Recipe: Maple-Bourbon Glazed Ham
Recipe: Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Recipe: Spring Salad With Berries And Bacon
Recipe: Make-Ahead Yeast Rolls
Recipe: Classic Coconut Cake
Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea

Maple syrup combined with brown sugar, fresh ginger, and cinnamon update the traditional baked ham. A creamy casserole of scalloped potatoes and tender Oven-Roasted Asparagus round out this family-pleasing menu. Sliced strawberries, bacon, and a tangy vinaigrette make our colorful Spring Salad with Berries and Bacon (pictured) a perennial holiday favorite.

Warm, fluffy rolls straight from the oven are a must-have on Easter Sunday, and our Make-Ahead Yeast Rolls take the stress out of holiday cooking. And of course we wouldn’t even think about having Easter without a coconut cake! The best part about this layered delicacy is the creamy coconut filling.

Elegant Easter Menu

Victor Protasio, Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer, Prop Stylist: Shell Royster


Recipe: Glazed Spiral-Cut Holiday Ham
Recipe: Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
Recipe: Hot Potato Salad

Recipe: Field Pea, Corn, And Bacon Salad
Recipe: Brown Butter Easter Egg Blondies

This easy and elegant menu keeps things classic, but with an extra helping of flavor and color. Make your Easter celebration truly special with a Glazed Spiral-Cut Holiday Ham (pictured). This meaty main is already fully-cooked, leaving you with more time on your hands to whip up one of our three homemade glazes instead of using the sugary store-bought packet.

Hot Potato Salad will make a wonderful addition to your Easter spread, combining the flavor you’ve come to love in traditional potato salad with a warm and cheesy twist.

Easiest Easter Ever

Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Herb-Crusted Roasted Leg of Lamb
Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Green Beans
Recipe: Cheesy Grits Soufflé
Recipe: Strawberries-And-Cream Sheet Cake

Recipe: Strawberry-Mint Tea

Any cook can conquer these fresh, celebratory recipes. For the main dish star, roasted lamb is surprisingly no-fuss. Simply season the meat an hour before you pop it in the oven. Trust an instant-read meat thermometer to ensure the lamb is the perfect rosy pink in the center.

The roasted green beans add a pop of color to the plate. A cheesy grits soufflé is worthy of special occasion. This side dish is the perfect blend of comfort food taste and company-worthy presentation. A pretty pink strawberry sheet cake completes the fresh springtime menu.

A Laid-Back Easter Lunch

Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Recipe: Carrot Soup With Pea Pesto
Recipe: Sautéed Radishes With Bacon

Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
Recipe: Baked Ham With Brown Sugar-Citrus Glaze
Recipe: Angel Biscuits
Recipe: Mini Coconut-Key Lime Pies

Gather the whole family for a beautiful spring meal that celebrates the best seasonal ingredients. Keep your guests satisfied when they arrive with a fresh dip. Start the meal with a beautiful spring soup. The two side dishes showcase colorful spring favorites like radishes and asparagus.

Covered in sugar-citrus glaze, this ham recipe is a showstopper worthy of the center of the table. Make ahead tip: The dough for our heavenly Angel Biscuits can be refrigerated until you’re ready to bake. Finally, end the meal with a heavenly dessert of miniature Key Lime pies. They can be made ahead, too!

A Beautiful Easter Brunch

Photographer Victor Protasio Food Stylist: Torie Cox Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Ham Biscuits
Recipe: Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles
Recipe: Potato-Bacon Hash
Recipe: Fresh Fruit Salad

Recipe: Carrot Cake With Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe: Ginger-Orange Mocktails

Impress loved ones with little stress with this easy-to-prepare brunch featuring a spread of ham biscuits, springtime salads, and a festive punch. The good news for busy hosts? The biscuits can be cut and frozen up to two weeks in advance. We used a small 2-inch biscuit cutter, so you may want to bake extra.

We serve our cheese grits casseroles in mini ramekins for a more formal look and easier serving than a casserole dish. Our potato hash holds up better on a buffet than a bowl of mixed greens, but still includes plenty of spinach. A lightly spiced, sheet-cake twist on carrot cake was made for feeding a crowd and travels well if you’ve been assigned dessert duty at someone else’s house.

Easter Feast

Victor Protasio; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Stylist: Mary Clayton Carl Jones


Recipe: Roasted Lamb With Fresh-Herb Sauce
Recipe: Ginger Carrots
Recipe: Romaine Salad With Oranges And Radishes
Recipe: Potato-And-Rutabaga Gratin
Recipe: Hummingbird Sheet Cake

Staying tried-and-true to a traditional menu might satisfy your older relatives, but sometimes breaking from tradition makes a meal more memorable and treasured. Make roasted lamb the star of your holiday menu by adding a fresh herb sauce and a lot of brightness to the otherwise heavy main.

We’ve also lightened up the traditional potato gratin by adding rutabagas for an extra layer of goodness. The finishing touch of the Hummingbird Sheet Cake is an effortlessly elegant way to end the meal.

Vegetarian Easter Feast

Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner

Recipe: Sheet Pan Vegetable Lasagna 
Recipe: Garlic Bread
Recipe: Chopped Kale Salad with Toasted Breadcrumbs
Recipe: Roasted Broccoli
Recipe: Garden Pleasures Cocktail

Not every Easter gathering has to feature meat as the main attraction. If you have family coming over that doesn’t eat meat, this is the lineup for you. A beautiful but easy Sheet Pan Vegetable Lasagna is just as delicious as any ham, and when served with fresh Garlic Bread, our take on a caesar salad, Roasted Broccoli, and a refreshing cocktail, no one will even notice there’s no meat in the mix.