If you’re wondering what should be on your Easter dinner menu, you’ve landed in the right corner of the internet.

Collage of 4 best Easter dinner ideas

If you’re feeling stretched for Easter dinner ideas, we’ve put our exact menu in one place to take all the guesswork out of your hosting this year. The holiday is the perfect time to celebrate the freshness of spring, while also getting your fix of decadent treats. The kicker? You can throw in an asparagus quiche and use this exact menu for Easter brunch if that’s more your thing. 

What Makes Up a Traditional Easter Dinner 

While Easter dinner can go in one of many directions, there’s a couple of key components that you’ll want to whip up to celebrate the holiday in style. 

  • Bread: Any European Easter feast wouldn’t be complete without an assortment of fresh breads, jams and butter. Serve them as an appetizer and keep the carbs coming throughout dinner, because why not? 
  • Protein: Lamb is probably the most iconic Easter protein (we have 3 recipes for you to choose from in our roundup!). You can also whip up a classic Easter ham, spatchcock chicken or a roast turkey
  • Vegetable Sides & Vegetable Sides: Our favorite veggie to serve on the holiday is by far asparagus. Other great options include roasted carrots, fresh peas and roasted cabbage salad
  • Potatoes: Easter demands a nice, starchy potato dish. From roasted potatoes to fried to mashed, you can’t go wrong. 
  • Fruity Desserts: The holiday is perfectly situated at the top of spring and that means fresh fruit desserts are in order.

Savory Easter Proteins 

Leg of Lamb

This recipe will help you nail leg of lamb for good – one of the most feared recipes! Perfectly tender and juicy, it’s made with a simple marinade of garlic, fresh thyme and other herbs. 

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Leg of Lamb
Leg of Lamb is the best way to really fancy up your dinner with very little effort. Despite its impressive appearance, it's actually quite simple to make and the oven does all the work for you!
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baked leg of lamb

Easy Pan-Fried Lamb Chops

These fancy pan-fried lamb lollipop chops are perfect for small, intimate gatherings. Made with garlic, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper, they are delicious in their simplicity and so fancy. 

Browned Lamb Loin Chops in a pan with herbs
Easy Pan-Fried Lamb Chops
Pan-Fried Lamb Chops are flavorful, juicy, and absolutely mouthwatering. You’ll be surprised at how easy they are to prepare!
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Lamb chops with garlic and herbs in a pan

Lamb Shoulder Chop Recipe 

These baby lamb shoulder chops look like little ribeyes but have all the full-bodied flavor of lamb. Top them with a little butter or sour cream and good luck eating just one.

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Lamb Shoulder Chop Recipe
Lamb Shoulder Chops are so juicy and flavorful, plus they’re super easy to prepare. This is a guaranteed go-to, no-fail recipe.
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Lamb Shoulder Chop on a skillet

Roast Beef Tenderloin

It’s hard to believe, but all you need is salt, pepper and dried oregano to make this first-class roast beef tenderloin. Juicy and perfectly tender, the next day leftovers are almost better than the day-of. 

Roast Beef Tenderloin Recipe (Crazy Easy)
This roast beef tenderloin is juicy, tender, and so savory. Perfect for everything from the holidays to Sunday dinners!
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Sliced Roast Beef Tenderloin

Perfect Side Dish Ideas 

Crispy Baked Parmesan Asparagus 

This oven-baked crispy baked parmesan asparagus is nutty, garlicky and just right. If you’re obsessed with a cheesy spear, this deserves a definite spot on your Easter dinner menu. 

Crispy Baked Parmesan Asparagus
This recipe for parmesan asparagus only requires 4 simple ingredients and comes out restaurant-worthy. Ready in under 15 minutes!
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Crispy Baked Parmesan Asparagus on a pan

Easy Air Fryer Asparagus 

This crispy air fryer asparagus only calls for parmesan cheese, olive oil and garlic parsley salt. One of our absolute favorite recipes to make in the air fryer aside from bacon! 

Asparagus in a air fryer basket
Air Fryer Asparagus (So Easy)
Air Fryer Asparagus is perfectly crispy, without needing a ton of oil and fat! In just under 10 minutes, you will have this awesome dish on the table.
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air fried asparagus on a plate

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto 

There’s nothing like an earthy asparagus spear wrapped in salty, cured prosciutto. This recipe is so simple, but always impresses and is the perfect addition to any complete Easter dinner menu. 

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto Recipe
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus makes for a wonderful side dish or addition to an antipasto platter. It looks fancy but couldn’t be simpler to pull together!
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Baked Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto on a serving plate

Berry Spinach Salad

Feel free to swap in whatever fresh fruits you like best for this berry spinach salad. A killer balance of sweet and salty, you’ll love the honey balsamic dressing and how it complements both the fruit and cheese.

Berry Spinach Salad Recipe
This berry salad is the perfect side dish or quick weeknight dinner with your favorite protein. Made with fresh berries and tangy feta cheese!
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Berry Spinach Salad in a bowl

Caesar Salad Recipe 

A tangy caesar salad is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to cooling down the savory protein. You’ll never opt for bottled dressing ever again after trying this recipe! 

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Caesar Salad Recipe
Caesar salad is the perfect balance of crispy, creamy and crunchy. My no-fail caesar dressing will have you making this restaurant classic at home all the time!
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caesar salad in a plate

Creamy Mashed Potatoes 

These tasty creamy mashed potatoes are made with heavy whipping cream, salt and loads of butter. They’ll satiate even the strongest craving for whipped spuds! 

Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes mean comfort and these really pack a punch! They are fluffy, creamy and decadent – everything a bowl of mashed potatoes should be.
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Mashed potatoes om a bowl

Oven-Roasted Potatoes 

To make these crispy roasted potatoes all you need is potatoes, salt and avocado oil. Simply toss them on a baking sheet and let the oven work its magic!

3 Ingredient Oven-Roasted Potatoes (Video)
These oven-roasted potatoes are the definition of crispy. With just 3 ingredients, they're crispy on the outside and tender on the inside!
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Potatoes in a bowl with green onions in the background

Olivier Potato Salad

This Slavic-style potato salad is a refreshing spin on traditional potato salad. Made with hard boiled eggs, ham, peas, carrots, onion and a tangy mayo dressing, it’s full of flavor and texture.

Russian Salad in a bowl, another bowl in background
Olivier Potato Salad (Салат Оливье)
This olivier potato salad doesn't skimp on texture or creaminess. If you like American potato salad, you'll love this classic Russian dish.
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Traditional Olivier Sald

Easter Desserts for the Perfect Ending 

Strawberry Jello Cake (Only 3 Ingredients) 

You’ll love this super simple marbled Jello cake. The perfect festive treat for your Easter dinner menu, it’s moist, colorful and loved by kids and adults alike. 

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake square piece with more pieces behind it in the background
Strawberry Jello Cake (Only 3 Ingredients)
This refreshing strawberry Jello cake is your new favorite n-bake dessert. With just Jello, Cool Whip, & fresh strawberries, it’s summertime in a slice!
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Strawberry Jello Cake on a cake stand

Easter Bread (Paska) 

This Ukrainian bread is a negotiable part of our Easter dinner menu. The eggy bread is covered with frosting and speckled with raisins, making it as irresistible as Italian panettone. 

Easter bread with another one next to it
Easter Bread (Paska)
This paska bread is the perfect balance of light & fluffy brioche bread and plump, juicy raisins. Topped with a simple glaze, it simply melts in your mouth!
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Easter bread with another one next to it

Easy Brioche Bread 

Classic braided brioche bread is synonymous with Easter. Serve it alongside mustard, cured meats, jams, lemon curd and butter for snacking. 

Brioche bread broken apart
Easy Brioche Bread
This easy brioche bread recipe will help you make bakery-worthy brioche with ease. Fluffy, airy, and perfect for everything from sandwiches to French toast!
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brioche bread

Ukrainian Easter Eggs (With Grandma’s Secrets)

This guide on Ukrainian Easter eggs will teach you the original, natural way of making the holiday’s treat. All you need is onion skins, herbs and pantyhose.

colored eggs with herb design
Ukrainian Easter Eggs (with Grandma’s Secrets)
This simple, organic Ukrainian Easter eggs guide only requires eggs, onion skins, herbs and stockings. The old world way to decorate your eggs all natural!
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colored eggs with herb design

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Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.