Looking for Easter Dinner Menu Ideas? These Are Our Tastiest Recipes

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89 Easy and Traditional Easter Dinner IdeasBecky Luigart-Stayner

Easter is officially here! If you haven't started planning your feast, the time is now. Keep in mind that many grocery stores close their doors on Easter Sunday (March 31 this year), so you'll want to have your shopping list buttoned up in advanced of the spring holiday.

But don't stress! We're here to help you get ready, whether you're hosting the special day or simply looking for a dish to take to someone's house. After decorating eggs and planning some traditional activities, you'll want to make the feast. We have plenty of Easter dinner ideas to help.

This year we have an absolutely delicious take on ham (the most popular Easter dish), with a bourbon-pineapple sauce that guests will want to drizzle over everything. We also have a ton of ideas if you want to switch things up, from delightful fish, to over-the-top beef, chicken, pasta and more. We've also got ideas for every other part of the meal, from appetizers, to side dishes, to desserts, and drinks!

More ideas for your Easter menu:

Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Pineapple-Glazed Ham

This ham recipe is our absolute favorite. We glaze it with our most delectable glaze and roast it until the outside is practically candied and crisp. You won't believe just how good this is.

Get the recipe for Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Pineapple-Glazed Ham.

a glazed ham on a plate with some slices cut off
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Roasted Asparagus with Herb-Lemon Vinaigrette

Springy asparagus is a perfect Easter side, and this recipe is exactly what you want: tangy and simple.

Get the recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Herb-Lemon Vinaigrette.

a bowl of green beans
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spring Salad with Pickled Vegetables

This luscious, crunchy, flavorful salad gets a big kick from quick-pickled veggies, but it's the pine nuts and goat cheese that really makes it extra special.

Get the recipe for Spring Salad with Pickled Vegetables.

a salad with a side salad
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Date-Carrot Cake

An Easter cake doesn't need to be over-the-top to be tasty. The elegant carrot flowers are enough to let you know this is an ideal way to end a feast.

Get the recipe for Date-Carrot Cake.

date carrot cake
Becky Lugart-Stayner

Easter Bunny Cake

This easy and fun cake is a snap to decorate!

Get the recipe for Easter Bunny Cake.

a single layer cake shaped like the easter bunny's head with tall ears and eyes and a nose and whiskers
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Classic Beef Wellington

If you're looking for a centerpiece dish that's more red meat, give this Beef Wellington a try! It's a classic dish that is so rich and delicious you'll wonder why you haven't made it before.

Get the recipe for Classic Beef Wellington.

classic beef wellington recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Creamed Spinach

This easy recipe makes a classic, hard-to-stop-eating side that goes perfectly with almost any Easter dinner!

Get the recipe for Creamed Spinach.

creamed spinach
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Butter-Braised Cabbage with Cream and Garlic

Cabbage is another can't-miss veggie for the table. We cook it in plenty of cream and garlic, and then top with sesame seeds for just a touch of nutty flavor.

Get the recipe for Butter-Braised Cabbage.

butter braised cabbage with cream and garlic
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Skillet Angel Biscuits with Spicy Honey Butter

If you prefer your biscuits lighter than air, give this recipe a try.

Get the recipe for Skillet Angel Biscuits with Spicy Honey Butter.

skillet angel biscuits with spicy honey butter
Becky Luigart-Stayner
cupcakes with frosting nests and chocolate mini eggs
Becky Luigart-Stayner
two glasses of liquid with straws and a bowl of fruit
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Lardons and Chestnuts

Pair this side dish with a honey-baked ham and you'll have the happiest family on Easter weekend.

Get the recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts.

brussels sprouts with bacon lardons and chestnuts
Becky Lugart-Stayner

Asiago Cheese Biscuits with Prosciutto

Kick the meal off with ham-biscuits as an appetizer. The only think you have to worry about is everyone saving enough room for the main course!

Get the recipe for Asiago Cheese Biscuits with Prosciutto.

asiago cheese biscuits with prosciutto
Becky Lugart-Stayner

Rhubarb Custard Pie

Spring is peak rhubarb season. This tart-sweet custard pie is the perfect way to cap off the feast!

Get the recipe for Rhubarb Custard Pie.

rhubarb custard pie
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Baked Halibut with Snap Pea and Toasted Sesame Gremolata

If you've got a small gathering for Easter this year, this recipe needs to be on the menu! A mild topping of chopped snap peas, garlic, lemon zest, and toast sesame adds just enough flavor without getting in the way of the fish.

Get the recipe for Baked Halibut with Snap Pea and Toasted Sesame Gremolata.

baked halibut with snap pea and toasted sesame gremolata on top and arranged in a white baking dish
Becky Luigart-Stayner
easter cookies
Becky Lugart-Stayner

Strawberry-Lemonade Angel Pie

This classic mid-century American dessert is, as Jocelyn Delk Adams puts it, "like a reverse lemon meringue pie." Instead of a traditional crust, the sweet meringue, baked until crispy, takes its place. This makes it exceedingly light and sweet—and also gluten-free!

Get the recipe for Strawberry-Lemonade Angel Pie.

strawberry lemonade angel pie topped with whipped cream fresh strawberries and lemon zest for garnish
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Salt-Cured Egg Yolks over Steamed Asparagus

Want to really wow guests? Spend a couple minutes the weekend before Easter prepping egg yolks to cure, then grate them over fresh asparagus. It's both striking and delicious!

Get the recipe for Salt-Cured Egg Yolks over Steamed Asparagus.

salt cured egg yolks grated over steamed asparagus on an oval serving plate with a serving utensil
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spring Gin Flip

Welcome Easter dinner guests with this relaxing, flavorful, chamomile-infused cocktail.

Get the recipe for Spring Gin Flip.

spring gin flip cocktail in glasses with chamomile flowers as garnish
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Chicken and Snap Pea Pasta with Creamy Garlic-Basil Sauce

If you're looking for a fast, vegetarian pasta dish to serve for Easter, then look no further. Snap peas and fresh basil flavor an easy white sauce in this tasty, 20-minute dish that's also a keeper for weeknight dinners.

Get the recipe for Chicken and Snap Pea Pasta with Creamy Garlic-Basil Sauce.

easter dinner ideas chicken and snap pea pasta with creamy garlic basil sauce in a bowl with a green kitchen towel
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spring Crudités Board with White Bean-and-Pea Dip

Set out this gorgeous Easter appetizer for folks to munch on before dinner. This vegetarian Easter dish pairs a savory dip with your wildest assortment of crunchy veg!

Get the recipe for White Bean-and-Pea Dip.

spring crudités board with a bowl of white bean and pea dip in the center and surrounded by various veggies for dipping
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Braised Turkey Wings

Spend any time as a guest in that part of the South Carolina coast known as the Lowcountry, and it's a good bet that you'll be served up a pile of braised turkey wings. Though good for any celebration, they're never missing at an Easter dinner.

Get the recipe for Braised Turkey Wings.

braised turkey wings over rice on a serving plate with utensils
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Salmon Patties

Seafood is never out of place at an Easter dinner. These kid-friendly patties are elegant, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.

Get the recipe for Salmon Patties.

salmon patties stacked on a green and white patterned plate with lemon wedges and sprinkled with herbs
Becky Luigart-Stayner
coconut frosted cupcakes with little noses and bunny ears
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

This Lowcountry Gullah-style vegetarian side keeps the okra flavor up front, and is lighter than the roux-based gumbos you would see in more Cajun areas.

Get the recipe for Stewed Okra and Tomatoes.

stewed okra and tomatoes in a large cream colored dutch oven with a wooden spoon for serving
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Instant Pot Lima Beans

Fresh or frozen, lima beans take on a ton of flavor from smoked pork, fresh garlic, and a little onion powder. A pressure cooker gives them that slow-cooked flavor in a fraction of the time, making this a great option for a vegetarian side dish.

Get the recipe for Instant Pot Lima Beans.

instant pot lima beans on a green serving dish
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Baked Deviled Crab

This elegant seafood dish makes a tasty Easter side dish or appetizer. You can use whole crabs and serve it in their shells, or get foil or glass crab shells to serve it in.

Get the recipe for Baked Deviled Crab.

baked deviled crab arranged on an pinkish red patterned oval serving dish
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easter Bread

Braided and studded with dyed eggs, this traditional Easter centerpiece is a must-have addition to the dinner table.

Get the recipe for Easter Bread.

braided easter bread with three dyed eggs baked in on a linen kitchen towel
Alan Richardson

Shaved Asparagus and Parmesan Salad with Raisins

Feel free to add as much shaved Parmesan cheese to this tangy Easter salad as you please—everyone will thank you.

Get the recipe for Shaved Asparagus and Parmesan Salad.

shaved asparagus and parmesan salad with raisins in a white serving bowl with serving utensils propped on the side
Brian Woodcock

Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Want a unique Easter main dish that's sure to please your guests? This juicy beef tenderloin is brightened by a tangy cauliflower-pomegranate salad that is sure to satisfy any crowd.

Get the recipe for Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower Salad.

beef tenderloin with roasted cauliflower salad in a large metal serving bowl
Ryan Liebe

Spring Pasta with Salmon, Peas, and Dill

Make a delicious pasta dish for Easter dinner that evokes spring flavors. You could use it as a side dish or the main course.

Get the recipe for Spring Pasta.

spring pasta with salmon peas and dill in a white scalloped oval serving bowl with a spoon
Brian Woodcock

Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Root Vegetables

Seasoned with garlic and marinated for up to a day in advance, this flavorful centerpiece is a surefire hit for Easter dinner.

Get the recipe for Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Root Vegetables.

butterflied leg of lamb with root vegetables in a large stone serving bowl with utensils for serving
Evan Sklar
easter carrot cocktail
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Peanut Butter and Candy Egg Blondies

Nothing says Easter more than these colorful blondies stuffed and topped with peanut butter candy eggs.

Get the recipe for Peanut Butter and Candy Egg Blondies.

peanut butter and candy egg blondies on a light pink serving board with some cut into squares
Brian Woodcock

Citrus-Roasted Salmon

For a lighter take on Easter dinner, this rich, succulent salmon fillet is full of seasonal citrusy goodness, and opulent enough to feel fully festive.

Get the recipe for Citrus-Roasted Salmon.

citrus roasted salmon on a metal serving tray with lemon and orange slices
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Horseradish–Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a must-have side dish at any feast, even Easter. But the bright, peppery flavor of fresh horseradish takes them to a new level.

Get the recipe for Horseradish–Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes.

horseradish sour cream mashed potatoes in a vintage antique serving bowl with butter on top and a spoon for serving
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spinach-and-Pine-Nut-Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Looking for a new twist on a traditional Easter meal? Sweet golden raisins and buttery pine nuts are the perfect filling for a boneless leg of lamb!

Get the recipe for Spinach-and-Pine-Nut-Stuffed Leg of Lamb.

spinach and pine nut stuffed leg of lamb cut into slices and arranged on a white serving dish
Andrew Purcell

Dogwood Punch

Serve this Easter cocktail before, during, or after dinner to keep things refreshing and bubbly!

Get the recipe for Dogwood Punch.

dogwood punch in a pitcher and glasses with ice and sliced strawberries and lemons
Brian Woodcock

Sliced Radish and Radish Leaf Toasts with Lemon Butter

You can make this finger food for an appetizer or a side to pass around during your Easter feast.

Get the recipe for Radish Leaf Toasts.

radish toasts arranged on a cabbage leaf shaped plate
Brian Woodcock

Spring Daisy Lemon Layer Cake

We love decorating an Easter cake to celebrate Easter Sunday! This beautiful lemon layer cake is a stunning and delicious way to end dinner.

Get the recipe for Spring Daisy Lemon Layer Cake.

daisy lemon cake with sugar daisies pressed around the outside
Brian Woodcock

Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Kids and adults alike will be obsessed with these adorable cupcakes that look like a carrot is sprouting out of the ground! They're a fun Easter treat the whole family with enjoy making and devouring.

Get the recipe for Carrot Patch Cupcakes.

carrot patch cupcakes placed in mini terracotta pots and decorated to look like dirt on top with a carrot coming out
Brian Woodcock

Mini Carrot Pot Pies

Make the perfect side dish with these individual and vegetarian pot pies filled with carrots and fresh thyme and parsley.

Get the recipe for Mini Carrot Pot Pies.

mini carrot pot pies in individual ramekins
Brian Woodcock

Deviled Eggs with Old Bay Shrimp

These creamy deviled eggs, topped with Old Bay seasoning and pickled shrimp, are easy to make and sure to impress.

Get the recipe for Deviled Eggs with Old Bay Shrimp.

deviled eggs with old bay shrimp in a glass deviled egg plate
Andrew Purcell

Marinated Squash Tart

Thin ribbons of fresh squash and zucchini are marinated and layered on top of a light ricotta and goat cheese spread to make this delectable tart.

Get the recipe for Marinated Squash Tart.

marinated squash tart on a blue serving board and cut into squares
Brian Woodcock

Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart with Fresh Strawberries

This fruit-topped tart is almost too pretty to eat. (Almost!) It's a light and creamy sweet treat your Easter guests are sure to love.

Get the recipe for Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart.

chamomile mascarpone tart topped with sliced strawberries and chamomile flowers
Brian Woodcock

Tomato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

For a simple salad that's big on flavor, make this rustic tomato salad with a homemade bacon vinaigrette that's almost too good.

Get the recipe for Tomato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette.

tomato salad with bacon vinaigrette on a white rectangle plate with wooden serving utensils
Brian Woodcock

Seared Salmon, Watercress, and Potato Salad with Olive Dressing

Sorry, grandma: This loaded potato salad is about to be your new favorite version.

Get the recipe for Seared Salmon, Watercress, and Potato Salad.

seared salmon watercress and potato salad with olive dressing on a large white serving plate with serving utensils and small bowls of toppings on the side
Brian Woodcock

Spring Bouquet Cocktail

Pink grapefruit juice gives this fruity cocktail its bright, beautiful color. A mini spring bouquet is a fun way to celebrate Easter!

Get the recipe for Spring Bouquet Cocktail.

pink spring bouquet cocktail in a glass with a mini bouquet of small flowers perched on the rim
Kate Richards

Lamb Chops with Roasted Potatoes and Radishes

Looking for a traditional Easter recipe that's quick and easy? Believe it or not, these perfectly prepared lamb chops and the entire meal is ready in just 40 minutes.

Get the recipe for Lamb Chops with Roasted Potatoes and Radishes.

lamb chops with roasted potatoes and radishes on a white plate with a fork and knife
Brian Woodcock

Mint Tulip Cocktail

Serve this refreshing drink in adorable floral-adorned glasses for the perfect Easter sipper.

Get the recipe for Mint Tulip Cocktail.

mint tulip cocktail in glasses with ice and slices of lemon and fresh mint
Brian Woodcock

Green Salad with Roasted Carrots and Creamy Tarragon Dressing

Every bunny will be hoppy to munch on this carrot-topped dish.

Get the recipe for Green Salad with Roasted Carrots.

green salad with roasted carrots and creamy tarragon dressing in a wooden bowl
Brian Woodcock

Tulip Cupcakes

No one will be able to resist these festive cupcakes. They're topped with a tiny tulip cookie!

Get the recipe for Tulip Cupcakes.

tulip cupcakes in yellow and pink pastel paper liners with small tulip shaped sugar cookies on top as garnish
Brian Woodcock

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Fennel

Prosciutto wrapped pork? Count us in! Your Easter guests will be beyond impressed with this pork-forward entrée.

Get the recipe for Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin.

prosciutto wrapped pork tenderloin with roasted fennel sliced and arranged on an oval white serving plate
Brian Woodcock

Blackberry Jam Cocktails

This fruity concoction comes together in just five minutes. It's delicious and festive cocktail for Easter brunch or dinner!

Get the recipe for Blackberry Jam Cocktails.

blackberry jam cocktail in a glass with ice lime slices and mint leaves
Brian Woodcock

Salt-and-Pepper Charred Green Beans

If you're looking for healthy Easter side dishes, we've found the perfect recipe! This simply seasoned side will complement any main meal.

Get the recipe for Salt-and-Pepper Charred Green Beans.

salt and pepper charred green beans on a long white oval serving plate with a serving utensil
Brian Woodcock

Smashed Buttermilk Potato Salad

Consider upgrading your potato salad recipe for your Easter menu this year! Roasted red pepper, scallions, and fresh thyme pack in plenty of flavor to this creamy potato salad.

Get the recipe for Smashed Buttermilk Potato Salad.

potato salad smashed buttermilk potato salad in a wooden bowl with a blue and white speckled serving spoon
Brian Woodcock

Sweet-and-Smoky Cedar-Planked Salmon

Fire up the grill this Easter! A cedar grilling plank helps give this fish a smoky flavor.

Get the recipe for Sweet-and-Smoky Cedar-Planked Salmon.

sweet and smoky cedar planked salmon on a cedar plank on a blue and white striped linen table cloth
Brian Woodcock

Spring Greens Caesar Salad with Pickled Shallot

The perfect side salad does exist! Serve it this Easter, and don't forget the homemade croutons.

Get the recipe for Spring Greens Caesar Salad.

spring greens caesar salad with pickled shallot in a large wooden serving bowl with wooden serving utensils
Brian Woodcock

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These charred Brussels sprouts will even get the kids to eat their vegetables.

Get the recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

roasted brussels sprouts in a wooden serving bowl
Brian Woodcock

Coriander-Maple Glazed Carrots

The Easter bunny's carrots have gone gourmet with this sweet side.

Get the recipe for Coriander-Maple Glazed Carrots.

coriander maple glazed carrots on an ovan serving dish on a burlap table cloth
Brian Woodcock

Asparagus, Snap Pea, and Radish Salad

Give your greens a hint of cheese—or in this case, a whole block. We'll never say no to a cheesy salad!

Get the recipe for Asparagus, Snap Pea, and Radish Salad.

asparagus snap pea and radish salad in a large light pink serving bowl with gold serving utensils
Brian Woodcock

Tangy Potato Salad

Skip the heavy egg-loaded potato salad and opt for this light, zesty version. It's easy to stir together, which means it's a great option if you've got a lot of food to prepare for Easter dinner.

Get the recipe for Tangy Potato Salad.

tangy potato salad in a wooden serving bowl
Brian Woodcock

Orange-Chamomile Cake

Serve this citrusy cake with a hot cup of tea for the ultimate Easter dessert.

Get the recipe for Orange-Chamomile Cake.

orange chamomile cake with bunny sugar cookies pressed around the outside on a wooden cake stand
Brian Woodcock

Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata

You only need five ingredients (plus salt and pepper) for these zesty lamb chops.

Get the recipe for Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata.

lamb chops with mint gremolata on a white oval serving plate with a small bowl of the gremolata
Alexandra Grablewski

Speckled Malted Coconut Cake

Coconut cakes are perfect for Easter and this one happens to be one of the most popular desserts we've ever made!

Get the recipe for Speckled Malted Coconut Cake.

speckled malted coconut cake on a glass cake stand and garnished with speckled candy eggs and toasted coconut hay
Brian Woodcock

Creamy Bibb-and-Herb Salad

This simple salad is proof you don't need a lot of ingredients to make a delicious dish. Add it to your Easter dinner menu if you're in need of a quick side!

Get the recipe for Creamy Bibb-and-Herb Salad.

creamy bibb and herb salad in a large wooden bowl with a salad serving utensils
Christopher Shane

Duke's Lemon Drop Sheet Cake

If there's a better combination than lemon, cream cheese, and cake, we haven't found it yet. Bonus: This sheet cake is perfect for feeding an Easter crowd!

Get the recipe for Duke's Lemon Drop Sheet Cake.

dukes lemon drop sheet cake with crushed lemon drops and lemon zest on top and arranged on a wooden serving board with one square piece cut out
Brian Woodcock

Strawberry-Limeade Cake

Treat your Easter guests to a delicious spring fruit dessert. Strawberry lovers will savor every bite!

Get the recipe for Strawberry-Limeade Cake.

strawberry limeade cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting only between the layers and on top with the sides exposed
Brian Woodcock

Almond and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

Things are about to get really exciting for your old loaf pan. If you're looking for a simple Easter dessert without much fuss, this loaf is for you!

Get the recipe for Almond and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake.

almond and poppy seed loaf cake on a white rectangle plate with pansies for garnish
Brian Woodcock

Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake

What better way to ring in spring than to celebrate with a cheery pink cake? This one is bursting with raspberry flavor!

Get the recipe for Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake.

raspberry pink velvet cake with raspberry cream cheese frosting on a white cake stand and garnished with fresh raspberries small pink flowers and pink swirled meringue kisses
Brian Woodcock

Pastry-Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Dipping Sauce

This earthy vegetable meets its delicious match in the form of buttery-good puff pastry—turning an iconic side into an easy appetizer.

Get the recipe for Pastry-Wrapped Asparagus.

pastry wrapped asparagus arranged on a white plate
John Kernick

Pea and Feta Crostini

Smooth ground peas, mint, and feta cheese create a simple, flavorful topping for crostini. And a really delicious appetizer!

Get the recipe for Pea and Feta Crostini.

pea and feta crostini arranged on a wooden serving board with small bowls of pea spread and feta cheese
Andrew Purcell

Strawberry Slab Pie

Like a perfectly wrapped present, this slab pie is almost too pretty to cut into. If you happen to find yourself with a plethora of strawberries this Easter, this pie is the way to go!

Get the recipe for Strawberry Slab Pie.

strawberry slab pie with flower pie crust cut outs on top
Brian Woodcock

Carrot Chorizo Blini

These tiny, savory pancakes makes for a delicious Easter appetizer.

Get the recipe for Carrot Chorizo Blini.

carrot chorizo blini topped with a small dollop of yogurt sauce and green onion arranged on a white serving plate
Mary Britton Senseney

Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Salad

We've found the ultimate side dish. Take your side salad to the next level by adding warm, roasted veggies.

Get the recipe for Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Salad.

sweet potato and cauliflower salad in a large white oval serving dish with serving utensils
Brian Woodcock

Snap Pea-and-Lettuce Soup

Looking for a cozy soup to serve this Easter? Combine the soup and salad courses into one delicious bowl.

Get the recipe for Snap Pea-and-Lettuce Soup.

snap pea and lettuce soup in a white bowl with green trim and served with toasted bread
Brian Woodcock

Breaded Pork Cutlet with Avocado Kale Salad

Pork and avocado might be this spring's power couple. They're a dynamic and delicious duo that deserve to be on your Easter menu this year!

Get the recipe for Breaded Pork Cutlet with Avocado Kale Salad.

breaded pork cutlet with avocado kale salad on a white plate with a fork
Brian Woodcock

Salmon and Beets with Yogurt Sauce over Watercress

You can't beet this dish. (Sorry, we couldn't resist.)

Get the recipe for Salmon and Beets with Yogurt Sauce over Watercress.

salmon and beets with yogurt sauce over watercress on a white plate with a glass of water with a lemon wedge and a small bowl of extra dressing
Brian Woodcock

Pistachio-Lemon Bundt Cake

Get your fork ready because this bundt cake will fly off the Easter dessert table.

Get the recipe for Pistachio-Lemon Bundt Cake.

pistachio lemon bundt cake on a white cake plate with a cake server
Brian Woodcock

Mushroom-and-Leek Tart

Need a super quick and easy side you can throw together for Easter guests? Thanks to packaged puff pastry, this fresh springtime tart is super simple to make.

Get the recipe for Mushroom-and-Leek Tart.

long rectangular mushroom and leek tart on a white rectangle plate
Christopher Shane

Sugar Snap Pea and Radish Salad

This light and refreshing salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and is perfect for serving at any springtime gathering.

Get the recipe for Sugar Snap Pea and Radish Salad.

sugar snap pea and radish salad on a white plate with a fork
Andrew Purcell

Grilled Artichokes with Harissa-Honey Dip

A little sweet, smoky, and spicy, these simple grilled artichokes make an unexpectedly delicious appetizer or party dish.

Get the recipe for Grilled Artichokes with Harissa-Honey Dip.

grilled artichokes on a wooden plate with a small bowl of harissa honey dip
Andrew Purcell

Asparagus, Peas, and Tomatoes with Herb Butter

These garden-fresh vegetables are full of flavor. Sautéed lightly in olive oil and garlic then served with homemade herb butter, they're the perfect addition to Easter dinner.

Get the recipe fore Asparagus, Peas, and Tomatoes with Herb Butter.

asparagus peas and tomatoes in an antique serving dish with a small blue plate of herb butter on the side
Andrew Purcell

Rosemary Brioche Rolls

The addition of fresh herbs makes these rich, buttery brioche rolls special. Studded with rosemary and black pepper, and topped with coarse salt, these rolls are fragrant and flavorful.

Get the recipe for Rosemary Brioche Rolls.

rosemary brioche rolls on a wire rack and one torn open on a blue linen napkin with butter
Andrew Purcell

Roast Pork Loin with Herb Stuffing

Want to impress your Easter guests and put your cooking skills to work? An aromatic brine of juniper, cardamom, and bay imbues this lean cut with juicy flavor; a breadcrumb filling verges on extravagance.

Get the recipe for Roast Pork Loin with Herb Stuffing.

roast pork loin with herb stuffing on an oval serving plate with a few slices cut at one end
John Kernick

Haricots Verts with Green Goddess Dressing

Consider this confirmation that you don't need lettuce to concoct a sensational salad! This make-ahead Easter side dish, which includes a creamy dressing, is vibrant with parsley, basil, and dill.

Get the recipe for Haricots Verts with Green Goddess Dressing.

haricots verts with green goddess dressing on white octagonal plates with silverware
John Kernick

Sliced Radishes with Horseradish-Buttermilk Dip

Radishes dipped in butter is a classic French recipe. This inspired dish takes tradition one step further by replacing the butter with a dip made of zesty horseradish, tangy buttermilk, and fresh green herbs.

Get the recipe for Horseradish-Buttermilk Dip.

sliced radishes with horseradish buttermilk dip on a silver serving tray
John Kernick

Feta and Pea Salad

This quick, tasty spring dish from Jeff Crump, author of Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm, is a great option if you're looking for a recipe that's easy to throw together for Easter weekend.

Get the recipe for Feta and Pea Salad.

feta and pea salad on a white plate
Kana Okada

Ricotta-Pea Spread

An elegant spring pea dish created by Amanda Freitag, executive chef at the Harrison in New York City.

Get the recipe for Ricotta-Pea Spread.

ricotta pea spread on sliced bread on a wooden serving baord
Kana Okada

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