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Easter Dinner Recipes – Main Dishes, Sides, and Desserts

These Easter Dinner recipes include main dishes, sides, and desserts.  Below there are recipes for ham, pork loin, lamb, and more for your main courses.  These beautiful centerpieces offer flavors of honey, brown sugar, maple, honey mustard, and garlic and herb spices. 

There’s a wide variety of delicious appetizers and sides as well.  From classic deviled eggs to creamy potatoes, there’s a side for everyone at your table! 

Everyone looks forward to dessert, even after your guests get their bellies full of a delicious homecooked meal.   These desserts are sure to please family and friends!  From Easter-themed candies, fudge, and brownies, to moist cake loaves, cheesecakes, and pies, there’s a dessert that your guests are sure to love! 

 

Easter Main Courses

These ham, pork loin, roast beef, and lamb recipes make beautiful and delicious centerpieces for your Easter spread.
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Brown Sugar Dijon Glazed Pork Loin

Brown Sugar Dijon Glazed Pork Loin

Photo Credit: whatsinthepan.com

This brown sugar Dijon mustard glazed pork loin with carrots, apples and sweet potatoes is an excellent choice for a Sunday dinner or a holiday meal. Carrots and potatoes are caramelized in brown sugar and so is the top of the roast, generously coated with Dijon mustard and dark brown sugar.

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Honey Mustard Glazed Roasted Rack of Pork

Honey Mustard Glazed Roasted Rack of Pork

Photo Credit: www.ijustmakesandwiches.com

A stunning meat centerpiece of any dinner would be this Honey Mustard Glazed Roasted Rack of Pork. Brined in apple cider with plenty of aromatics, slow roasted and glazed, and perfectly frenched rib bones make this pork rib roast taste as good as it looks!

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Maple Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Maple Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Photo Credit: livelytable.com

glazed ham and make this maple brown sugar glazed ham for your next holiday dinner! (nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free)

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Roasted Rosemary Garlic Leg of Lamb

Roasted Rosemary Garlic Leg of Lamb

Photo Credit: thewoodenskillet.com

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Garlic & Herb Crusted Beef Roast with Red Wine Gravy

Garlic & Herb Crusted Beef Roast with Red Wine Gravy

Photo Credit: www.allergyfreealaska.com

An absolutely delicious and simple roasted leg of lamb recipe that is always a crowd pleaser at Easter, Christmas or any special occasion!

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Easter Ham - Easy Like Sunday Morning

Easter Ham - Easy Like Sunday Morning

Photo Credit: www.mykitchenlove.com

EASY 4-Ingredient Ham is perfect for any celebration and is so hands off, it could even be made for Sunday Supper with leftovers to get you through the week!

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Coca Cola Ham - Peter's Food Adventures

Coca Cola Ham - Peter's Food Adventures

Photo Credit: petersfoodadventures.com

Coca-Cola Ham is fun and easy to make! A classic American recipe. We don't miss making a Christmas Ham, Thanksgiving Ham or an Easter Ham without a Coca Cola Ham on our holiday table.

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Homemade Ham with Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

Homemade Ham with Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

Photo Credit: www.garlicandzest.com

It doesn't take much effort at all to make a beautiful holiday ham! See for yourself!

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Virginia Brown Sugar Baked Ham

Virginia Brown Sugar Baked Ham

Photo Credit: www.theseasonedmom.com

This easy Virginia Brown Sugar Baked Ham looks like a fancy holiday meal -- but it only requires 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep!

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Spinach Parmesan Stuffed Pork Loin

Spinach Parmesan Stuffed Pork Loin

Photo Credit: www.platingpixels.com

Tender pork loin filled with spinach, ricotta garlic and herbs, ready in 30 minutes

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Brown Sugar Ham Glaze - Better than Honeybaked Ham!

Brown Sugar Ham Glaze - Better than Honeybaked Ham!

Photo Credit: www.noshtastic.com

My Brown Sugar Ham Glaze is perfect for the holidays, is quick to make and will transform your store bought ham into something really special!

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Easter Appetizers and Sides

These appetizers and sides include vegetables, bread, pasta, and soups.
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Easy Scalloped Potatoes in Instant Pot or Oven + Tutorial {Gluten-Free}

Easy Scalloped Potatoes in Instant Pot or Oven + Tutorial {Gluten-Free}

Photo Credit: recipesfromapantry.com

Nothing says comfort food better than a big old helping of homemade Scalloped Potatoes (Dauphinoise Potatoes).

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Cheese Stuffed Pull Apart Garlic Bread

Cheese Stuffed Pull Apart Garlic Bread

Photo Credit: www.themamaneedscake.com

This easy to make cheese stuffed pull apart garlic bread is perfect as a side dish for dinner. It’s also great for parties!

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Honey butter roasted radishes with lemon and thyme

Honey butter roasted radishes with lemon and thyme

Photo Credit: www.rhubarbarians.com

Easy and delicious roasted radishes recipe! These spring veggies are oven braised in honey butter, then topped with lemon zest and fresh thyme. The perfect spring vegetarian side dish!

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Ham and Cheddar Pasta (Pressure Cooker)

Ham and Cheddar Pasta (Pressure Cooker)

Ham and Cheddar Pasta made with ham, onions, farfalle, cheddar cheese, and spices made in the pressure cooker.

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Baked Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream

Baked Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream

Photo Credit: jeanniestriedandtruerecipes.com

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Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Photo Credit: www.themamaneedscake.com

Mashed potatoes made with sour cream, cream cheese, chives and are seasoned with paprika. Baked in the oven for the perfect mashed potato recipe for your dinner.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Photo Credit: www.themamaneedscake.com

Homemade sweet potato casserole with streusel topping and mini marshmallows.

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Ham and Swiss Au Gratin

Ham and Swiss Au Gratin

Photo Credit: www.foodabovegold.com

Spruce up your breakfast potato game with this delicious Ham and Swiss Au Gratin. Prepare it the night before and just stick it in the oven in the morning!

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Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots Recipe

Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots Recipe

Photo Credit: www.acedarspoon.com

Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots offer a healthy side dish to your next holiday meal or weeknight dinner. The sweet honey mixed with the robust flavors of balsamic vinegar and olive oil pair wonderfully to add flavor to this roasted carrots recipe.

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Lemon Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Lemon Oven-Roasted Asparagus

This lemon oven-roasted asparagus is a healthy, quick, and is an easy side dish.

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Easy Potato Salad

Easy Potato Salad

Photo Credit: thecozycook.com

This easy potato salad recipe includes tips for perfectly boiled potatoes and eggs, along with a homemade potato salad dressing mixture (from my mom and hers), that you will keep in your family forever!

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Easy Deviled Eggs

Easy Deviled Eggs

Photo Credit: www.themamaneedscake.com

This classic and easy deviled egg recipe is great potlucks, parties, and holiday dinners.

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Sweet Cornbread Muffins (Timberwood Grill Copycat)

Sweet Cornbread Muffins (Timberwood Grill Copycat)

This copycat recipe for Timberwood Grill is made with cornbread mix and cake mix to create a smooth texture and a sweet flavor.

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Honey Yeast Rolls

Honey Yeast Rolls

Photo Credit: kristineskitchenblog.com

Learn the simple steps to make the best yeast rolls. These honey yeast rolls are soft, light and airy. This is the only dinner rolls recipe you need!

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Moroccan Carrots ~ a Family Favorite

Moroccan Carrots ~ a Family Favorite

Photo Credit: wholenewmom.com

These Moroccan Carrots are spiced just right. The perfect side dish for every day or for special occasion. Kid-friendly too!

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Italian Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Italian Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Photo Credit: www.ijustmakesandwiches.com

An Italian Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole is a perfect side dish for a comfort food dinner. Filled with smoked provolone and salami, topped with breadcrumbs for a crunchy top, this is will be a new family favorite.

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Corn and Pepper Soup (Instant Pot & Stove Top)

Corn and Pepper Soup (Instant Pot & Stove Top)

Corn and Pepper Soup is perfect for Spring and Summer. Filled with delicious sweet peppers and super sweet corn, this soup is a perfect addition to meals.

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Easter Desserts

From Easter themed to simply delicious, these desserts will look great on your Easter table!
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Homemade Chocolate Eggs stuffed with Cheesecake!

Homemade Chocolate Eggs stuffed with Cheesecake!

Photo Credit: www.noshtastic.com

You'll LOVE my Homemade Chocolate Eggs stuffed with Cheesecake, they are rich, delicious and a real no bake Easter treat!

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Peach Sour Cream Pound Cake

Peach Sour Cream Pound Cake

Peach Sour Cream Pound Cake with a vanilla glaze.

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Lemon Meringue Cookies

Lemon Meringue Cookies

Photo Credit: www.homemadeinterest.com

These easy Lemon Meringue Cookies are made from egg whites whisked into a stiff meringue and baked until they are slightly crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle.

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Easter Peeps S'mores Dip

Easter Peeps S'mores Dip

Photo Credit: www.homemadeinterest.com

This easy Easter dessert recipe is made with 2 kinds of chocolate, and bunny rabbit peeps, toasted up into an ooey gooey s’mores dip.

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Spring Carrot Patch Brownies Recipe

Spring Carrot Patch Brownies Recipe

Photo Credit: crayonsandcravings.com

Spring Carrot Patch Brownies are a chocolatey, ooey-gooey, Oreo crumble-covered, Spring treat. These cute garden brownes are perfect to make for dessert on Easter, or for any Spring gathering.

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Instant Pot Cheesecake

Instant Pot Cheesecake

Photo Credit: www.themamaneedscake.com

Cheesecake made in the Instant Pot and topped with freshly sliced raspberries.

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Pineapple coconut tartlets | Rhubarbarians

Pineapple coconut tartlets | Rhubarbarians

Photo Credit: www.rhubarbarians.com

Green Healthy Cooking's beautiful and elegant recipe for dairy free pineapple coconut tartlets topped with edible pineapple "flowers." An amazing dessert!

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Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake

Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake

A creamy and flavorful key lime cheesecake made in the Instant Pot and topped with homemade whipped cream.

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Easy Easter Fudge

Easy Easter Fudge

Photo Credit: thecozycook.com

This Easy Easter Fudge has two luscious layers of chocolate mixed with sprinkles and topped with Cadbury mini eggs. A fun Easter dessert that's easy to customize and fun to make!

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Blueberry Banana Bread (The Old Mill Copycat)

Blueberry Banana Bread (The Old Mill Copycat)

A moist and delicious copycat recipe for The Old Mill Blueberry Banana Bread.

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Photo Credit: www.themamaneedscake.com

This made from scratch sour cream coffee cake is made with a flavorful cinnamon filling and topped with buttery and cinnamon goodness.

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Photo Credit: www.themamaneedscake.com

https://www.themamaneedscake.com/carrot-cake-cream-cheese-frosting/

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Moist vanilla cupcakes with a very vanilla buttercream frosting.

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Individual Italian Easter Bread Rings...Easy Step by Step Directions

Individual Italian Easter Bread Rings...Easy Step by Step Directions

Photo Credit: www.christinascucina.com

A traditional, authentic Italian Easter lightly sweet treat that the family will love. Great for children to help make.

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Lemon Loaf with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Loaf with Lemon Glaze

A moist and fluffy glazed lemon loaf made with lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemons.

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Homemade Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Homemade Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Photo Credit: blogghetti.com

These are the most moist and delicious homemade carrot cake cupcakes ever. Each cupcake is filled with shredded carrots, crushed pineapples, and coconut flakes. So much goodness.

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Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie

This homemade apple pie is a favorite in our home and is perfect for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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Lemon Icebox Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie

Photo Credit: www.homemadeinterest.com

A creamy lemon filling baked into a graham cracker crust and topped with some fresh whipped cream make this Lemon Icebox Pie is one of the best summer pies you’ll ever make!

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Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry hand pies using simple ingredients - so easy that the kids can help!

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