Setting the table for a traditional Easter dinner can be a daunting task, so let us help plan the celebration with delicious holiday dish ideas. From sweet & spicy ham and flavorful sides to decadent dessert ideas, we’ve got traditional Easter recipes sure to impress.
Easter Ham Recipes
Any traditional Easter dinner begins with a delicious ham as the star of the show. Your dinner guests will love a Bacon-wrapped Ham with Sweet and Sassy Glaze, with yummy pineapple and thick-cut bacon. Want an extra kick of flavor? Try this Brown Sugar, Bourbon & Maple-glazed Ham recipe, with cozy clove and bourbon notes. For a sweet & savory flavor combo that will make mouths water, give this delicious Honey Ginger Baked Ham recipe a look.
Easter Side Dishes
When it’s time for Easter side dishes, we’ve got plenty of recipes to complete your feast. Serve up some Homemade Mac & Cheese for rich, creamy flavor your guests will devour. Fluffy Mashed Potatoes and Cheesy Asparagus Casserole will have folks asking for seconds. And don’t forget the Classic Dinner Rolls.
We’ve got fresh salad recipes as well. Avocado Goat Cheese Salad with Mandarin Dressing adds a vibrant zest and sweet blend of textures and flavors to Easter dinner. Coming together in just minutes, this Broccoli and Bacon Salad recipe is crispy, creamy…and delicious.
No traditional Easter dinner is complete without something delicious for dessert. Make a Classic Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust for guests, and drizzle with fresh berries or caramel for extra sweetness. For folks who want something on the lighter side, Keto Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting mixes in a sugar substitute without sacrificing yummy flavor. And every bunny will enjoy the festive sweetness of White Chocolate Easter Bark.
You’ll impress your family and guests with this fun, tasty, bacon-weaved ham.
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hrs. Total: 3 hrs, 10 min. Difficulty: Easy Serves: 12
- 1 bone-in ham (6-8 lb.)
- 1½ pounds thick-cut bacon
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 can (4 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
- ¼ cup sambal oelek hot sauce
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Place cut side of ham face down on a baking pan.
- Place plastic wrap on a plate and weave together the bacon. Flip bacon on top of the ham and secure ends with toothpicks. Add water and cover with aluminum foil. Bake 20 minutes per pound or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
- When ham is finished baking, remove from oven and increase temperature to 400°F.
- Mix together the brown sugar, pineapple, sambal and pepper in a small bowl and brush the glaze over the bacon. Return the ham to the oven and bake until the pineapple bits are golden brown and the bacon is crisp, 8-10 minutes. Remove toothpicks before serving.
- Refrigerate leftovers.
Champagne vinegar and olive oil make a simple dressing for this bountiful bowl of juicy spring flavors.
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 0 min. Total: 20 min. Difficulty: Easy Serves: 8
- ½ cup Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram leaves
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 cup Gouda cheese
- ¼ cup olive or vegetable oil
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- Dash of salt
- 6 cups mixed baby greens
- 2 peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
- ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
- Mix vinegar, oil, honey, marjoram and salt.
- In a large serving bowl, mix baby greens, strawberries, peaches and cheese. Add vinegar mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with hazelnuts.