100 Easter Dinner Ideas (Recipes to Plan the Best Menu)

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100 Easter Dinner Ideas to make your Easter stress-free with your family. Realizing that you may have run short on some essentials, we have pulled together everything we could think of to give you all of the options possible.

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Only a few days until Easter. Is there something you are still looking for? We’ve compiled a little bit of everything to help you pull dinner together

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Easter Dinner Ideas

With everything from potatoes and rice to veggies and fruit salads, we have you covered with these easy Easter dinner menu ideas.

You can serve these on Easter Sunday or for an Easter feast with the family. 

There are Easter sides on this list and Easter recipes that will have your taste buds craving!

From main dishes to a simple Easter lunch, you’ll love this list of traditional Easter dinner ideas. 

Potatoes and Starchy Sides


Best Ever Mashed Potatoes are rich and creamy with the perfect texture and flavor. This is one of our favorite Easter dinner recipes. 

sweet potato casserole

Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole is our most popular Easter dinner side dish ever!!

cheesy potatoes au gratin in white casserole dish

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin has been a long-time favorite in our house, and it’s one of our favorite ideas for Easter dinner too.

scoop removed from cheesy potato bake

Fully Loaded Cheesy Potato Casserole is your typical Easter dinner menu idea, kicked up about 12 notches!

crispy bacon hasselback potatoes

Bacon Hasselback Potatoes are fully loaded! They pair perfectly with typical Easter dinner mains like lamb, glazed ham, and roast turkey.

serving of crock pot mac and cheese in bowl

Crockpot Mac and Cheese with Cream Cheese is a simple slow cooker Easter side dish idea that you can toss together in just 5 minutes.


Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice is a simple copycat recipe that’s sure to become a staple in your house.

grains of fluffy basmati with corn and spices in skillet

Mexican Red Rice is one of our favorite unique ideas for Easter dinner. That spicy flavor is SO good with ham!

chicken rice side dish closeup

Moist, flavorful, and fluffy, Chicken Flavored Rice is the simple side dish recipe you have been looking for. It goes perfectly with everything on your table!

italian style macaroni and cheese on fork, close up

Italian Mac and Cheese is a go-to recipe around here. You may think it’s not traditional for your holiday table, but trust us – it’s too delicious to pass up!

creamed corn in blue bowl.

Our Best Ever Crockpot Creamed Corn recipe doesn’t get much easier.


Our favorite Sausage Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe happens to make a fantastic side dish for Easter dinner! It’s simple to make with sausage, cranberries, and apple. Oh, my word!

southern potato salad in striped bowl

My Nana’s famous Southern Style Potato Salad tastes like home to me. It’s one of our go-to Easter dinner recipes. 

corn on the cob in the oven

Oven Roasted Corn can be prepped and ready to go in the oven in 10 minutes. How’s that for an easy Easter dinner menu idea?!


Candied Bacon Wrapped Corn is what Easter side dish dreams are made of!

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Salad Ideas For Easter Dinner

Salads are a huge favorite on our site. Vegetable salads, pasta salads, fruit salads, and of course, our famous cheesecake dessert salads. We have them all included here to make your Easter dinner perfect!

diced garden vegetables with ham and pineapple in clear glass bowl

Hawaiian Tortellini Salad is like a party in your mouth! We like to make this to serve with Easter dinner, but it’s also a fantastic way to use up leftover Easter ham!

macaroni salad for Easter dinner

Nana’s Southern Macaroni Salad is creamy, with the perfect crunch of veggies and tangy dressing that’ll knock your socks off!


Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad is a must-try recipe for your Easter dinner table!

muffaletta pasta salad in glass serving bowl

Muffaletta Tortellini Salad is another perfect Easter salad to make with leftover ham!

Antipasto Pasta Salad will become your new favorite Easter salad!!!

shrimp pasta salad for Easter dinner

Shrimp Pasta Salad with Creamy Remoulade Dressing. Who says you can’t bring some Cajun flavor to your Easter table?!

Pizza Pasta Salad tastes like an Italian pizza party in your mouth!

chicken bacon ranch pasta salad in glass bowl

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad has smoky bacon and tender pasta. This Easter dinner idea is one of our favorites!

Italian pasta salad in glass bowl

Tuscan Tortellini Pasta Salad is perfect for a stress free Easter potluck side that everyone will love!

Easter Dinner Menu Vegetable Salads

broccoli salad for Easter dinner

Our Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe makes a simple but super flavorful Easter vegetable salad. A combination of broccoli, bacon, raisins, onion, and nuts makes this one a little more special than an ordinary broccoli salad.

strawberry spinach salad

It doesn’t matter what time of the year you serve this, our Spinach Strawberry Salad will rock your world!

creamy cucumber salad for Easter dinner, close up

Creamy Cucumber Salad is a simple side dish that comes together in less than 10 minutes. We like to make this for a last minute Easter side, and it’s a great picnic side dish too.

pouring dressing on olive garden salad

Olive Garden Salad and Italian Dressing are so amazing, you may want to just eat the salad and skip the Easter dinner main course!

cucumber tomato salad for Easter dinner

Cucumber Tomato Salad is a great Easter dinner idea, but it’s even better in the summer when your garden is overloaded with fresh tomatoes!

Cucumber Vinegar Salad

Cucumber Onion Salad is a classic Southern side, and it’s one of my favorite Easter side dishes.

Summer Cole Slaw

Summer Slaw is a perfectly light and flavorful salad, and it goes well with everything on your Easter dinner table from the pork to the potatoes!!

Summer Vegetable Salad

Easy Vegetable Salad has a tangy basil vinaigrette that highlights the flavor of the veggies!

Simple Cole Slaw

Simple Cole Slaw – If you don’t put this dish on your Easter menu, guests will be asking you why!!

Easy Easter Dinner Fruit Salads

Best Ever Tropical Fruit Salad

Best Ever Tropical Fruit Salad is the only fruit salad recipe you’ll never have leftovers of.

Orange honey rainbow fruit salad

Orange Honey Rainbow Fruit Salad – Salad with your easy Easter dinner never tasted so good!!

Mojito Fruit Salad

Mojito Fruit Salad is inspired by your favorite mojito flavors with lime, mint, and honey!


Grape Salad will become a favorite of EVERYONE at the Easter table!

Strawberry Pineapple Ambrosia Salad

Strawberry Pineapple Ambrosia Salad is a vintage Easter dinner recipe made modern!

bowl of hawaiian cheesecake salad

Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad has fresh tropical fruit and a rich cream cheese base!

Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Salad

Peach Cheesecake Salad has glorious bits of crisp sweet ‘cobbler’!

Easter dessert salad in bowl

Berry Cheesecake Salad is absolutely bursting with fresh fruit flavor!

Snickers Caramel Apple Cheesecake Salad

Snickers Apple Salad is an amazing dessert salad that will blow your mind!

Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad – This Easter dessert salad comes together with just 6 ingredients.


Pina Colada Cheesecake Salad with a rich and buttery coconut rum cheesecake filling!

Millionaire Cheesecake Salad

Millionaire Cheesecake Salad is a delicious fruit salad recipe that everyone will love!

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Salad has a rich and creamy lemon cheesecake filling!

Banana Split Cheesecake Salad

Banana Split Cheesecake Salad is one amazing fruit salad perfect for a side dish or dessert.

Easter Dinner Menu Vegetables

Best Ever Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Best Ever Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts – This side dish will be gone in a snap!!

Baked Zucchini Chips

Baked Zucchini Chips are coated in scrumptious breading and are perfect for Easter dinner!

Best Ever Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Best Ever Garlic Roasted Broccoli is a simple recipe with a deep caramelized flavor!

Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts are absolutely irresistible and SO simple to make!

Rosemary Roasted Onions

Rosemary Roasted Onions is such a simple recipe, and the flavor is amazing.

Green Beans with Garlic

Green Beans with Garlic is a simply delicious Easter dinner side dish idea!

Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo – A simple fresh salsa that is the perfect condiment with just about everything!

Main Dish Easter Dinner Ideas

Best Ever Orange Honey Glazed Ham

Orange Glazed Ham is sweet, tangy, and utterly divine. You KNOW you need to make this. If not for Easter dinner, you can use the meat to make all sorts of other recipes!

Crock Pot Pork Chops

Crock Pot Pork Chops – Toss everything in the pot for a melt in your mouth pork dinner.

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin – This Easter dinner recipe is the ultimate easy holiday comfort food!

Best Ever Beef Pot Roast

Hearty Beef Pot Roast practically melts in your mouth!

Pan Seared Filet of Sirloin Steaks with Red Wine Sauce

Pan Seared Steak with Red Wine Sauce is an elegant way to enjoy your Easter dinner.

Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken Breasts

Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken Breasts are the best Easter dinner idea ever!!

plate of sausage lasagna for Easter dinner

Quick and Easy Sausage Lasagna is on the table in just 40 minutes!

italian herb oven baked meatballs on platter

Best Ever Oven Baked Meatballs are the best daggum meatballs ever!

easy italian dinner cooking in skillet

Sausage and Ravioli Skillet – A simple Easter dinner idea that comes together in one pan.

Easy Easter Dinner Breads and Rolls

loaves of braided bread topped with colorful sprinkles and an Easter egg

Italian Easter Bread will make your Easter table even more festive!

Texas Roadhouse rolls

Texas Roadhouse Rolls are one of the most sought out copycat recipes, and they go perfectly with an Easter dinner!

basket of cheddar bay biscuits for Easter dinner

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits are easier AND tastier than a box mix!

homemade no yeast bread loaf, sliced

Homemade No Yeast Bread is the perfect loaf to make with just 5 ingredients and no mixer required!

 Easter Dinner Gravy and Condiments

brown gravy in white bowl

5-Minute Brown Gravy is the only recipe you will ever need for gravy! Ready in a snap to pour over your mashed potatoes!!

spicy strawberry jam in mason jars

Strawberry Habanero Spread is a sweet and spicy strawberry jam with a fantastic citrusy flavor and a little bite at the end.

bowl of berry salad for Easter dinner

Simple Berry Salad is a scrumptious fresh fruit salad with a glorious dressing.

Homemade Butter

Homemade Butter is the perfect special touch for Easter dinner, and it is so easy to make!

 Easter Desserts

perfect chocolate cake for Easter dinner

Best Ever Triple Chocolate Cake is our go-to chocolate cake recipe for Easter dinner. It is so easy to make and absolutely fabulous!

bunny bait close up

Bunny Bait Popcorn is a fun and festive recipe that comes together in 15 minutes.

easter trifle in serving dish

Cadbury Egg Inspired Easter Trifle is a 5-ingredient trifle recipe that is ready in just 10 minutes!

decorated spring cookies

Easter Pinwheel Cookies are soft and chewy sugar cookies with festive spring pastel colors.

Easter crockpot candy stacked on wood board

White Chocolate Crockpot Candy clusters are a simple, impressive 3-ingredient Easter dessert treat!

Strawberry Shortcake No-Bake Ice Box Cake

No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake has layers of cookies, cream, and strawberries. It’s the perfect solution for a quick and easy, no-bake spring or summer dessert!

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge

Reese’s Fudge is a simple peanut butter fudge recipe with just 4-ingredients!

Best Ever Carrot Cake

Best Ever Carrot Cake is literally the best carrot cake recipe you will ever make! Your dessert for Easter dinner doesn’t get more traditional – or more delicious!!

strawberry pie trifle

Fresh Strawberry Pie Trifle is the epitome of summer in a glass. Try it, you’ll thank me!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Cups

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Cups are a sweet and salty dessert ready in 20 minutes.

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Trifle

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Trifle is a scrumptious 7 layer dessert inspired by my favorite Mallomars!

Best Ever Lemon Burst Pound Cake

Best Ever Lemon Pound Cake Recipe makes an Easter dessert that’s even better than your favorite coffee house version.

lemon icebox cake for Easter dessert

Lemon Icebox Cake is light, bright, and utterly scrumptious!! The perfect Easter dinner idea – for dessert, of course.

peach dessert in red serving dish

Perfect Peach Dump Cake is a very easy recipe made in one bowl!

cherry dump cake, close up

Cherry Dump Cake is very easy to make with few ingredients – ready in 50 minutes!

slice of cheesecake with cherries

Crockpot Cheesecake is the most glorious Easter dessert idea to come out of your slow cooker!

mixed berry icebox cake for Easter dessert

Mixed Berry Icebox Cake is surely an Easter dessert favorite! Perfect for spring or summer, this no-bake dessert belongs on your Easter dinner menu!

blueberry lemon cake on plate

BEST Blueberry Lemon Cake undeniably bursts with citrus and blueberry flavor. Wait until you taste the frosting!

fudgy brownies from scratch on white plate

Super Fudgy Brownies from Scratch – Now I know everyone has their own favorite 

As you can see, there are recipes here for the whole family. You can literally plan the entire Easter meal right here! When it comes to the best Easter dinner ideas, this list is the perfect way to plan a holiday meal. 

Make sure that you don’t forget what your Easter guests like so that you can incorporate those wants into your holiday dinner. Easter treats are a fun way to start new family traditions! Don’t forget that you’ll want a few easy Easter appetizers to serve the family, too! The best part about having recipes like this is that you’ll have a whole menu plan for Easter weekend or simple Easter brunch ideas. 

Bonus points if you have some white wineto pair with your lamb chops, ham dinner, or prime rib roast. Happy eating, friends! 

With love, from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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First published April 2020, updated and republished March 2023

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