Easter Dinner Recipes And Ideas

Hosting Easter dinner this year? Whether you're cooking for two or for 20, we've got dozens of Easter dinner ideas that will please everyone at the table. If you prefer to keep things traditional, try one of our impressive glazed hams, decadent vegetable gratins, or fresh springtime salads. If you're making a vegetarian menu, browse our Easter dinner recipes for savory egg dishes, hearty baked casseroles, and gorgeous (and satisfying!) main-dish salads. Want to try something totally new? Why not put an international twist on the usual lineup, with an Italian-accented lamb roast, some creamy Parmesan baked polenta, and a peppery-sweet watercress and fennel salad. And, if you still have some room for dessert, we've got plenty of sweet inspiration, too. Festive, frosted cupcakes are always a welcome sight, and come together in a cinch. Got a cookie monster in the family? Pile a tray with chewy coconut macaroons, tart and creamy lemon bars, and adorable cutout cookies and watch them disappear.

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

By tossing these roasted red potatoes with minced garlic and fresh parsley, we seriously upped the ante. After just 15 minutes of chopping and prep work, you’ll toss a rimmed baking sheet—loaded with quartered spuds and their seasonings—in the oven for just under an hour. The result? Bites of perfectly baked, steaming potatoes with an impossibly crispy exterior. Serve the vegetable side alongside grilled steaks, backyard burgers or a roast. And forget French fries. This homemade side satisfies the craving, but we have a hunch your kids might beg to dip theirs in ketchup, and so be it.