These Easter Dinner Menu Ideas include traditional Southern family Easter recipes for a complete amazing Easter dinner that includes an appetizer, main dish, side dishes, and desserts that your whole family will love.
Are you planning your Easter Dinner menu? If so, you are in luck because today I’m sharing 21 of our favorite Easter recipes that you can use to plan your Easter Dinner.
These Easter recipes are tried and true traditional family recipes but that use modern day conveniences such as the slow cooker or the Instant Pot.
In addition many of these Easter Dinner recipes are easily scalable so you can make as many or as few servings as you need for your family.
Easter Appetizer Recipes
I don’t know about your house but it seems that every year the Easter dinner is always served a little later than what was originally planned. I think it was probably to get people to show up on time for dinner instead of being late. But whatever, the reason it is always good to have some delicious appetizer recipes to serve guests before the sit-down dinner starts.
I included two popular appetizer recipes, Deviled Eggs and Bacon Wrapped Smokies, that are both delicious, easy to make and easily scalable so you can adjust the amount to the number of people you are serving.
Easter Main Dish Recipes
Easter Ham. For Thanksgiving, we have turkey, but for Easter it is tradition to serve a delicious glazed Ham as the main dish. Therefore, I’m sharing my Crockpot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham. It is sweet, salty, and savory all in one, and makes an impressive main dish for your Easter dinner.
Ham is great for leftovers. You will want to be sure to save some to make my Leftover Ham And Potato Soup, Ham and Swiss Sliders, or my Instant Pot Ham, Green Beans And Potatoes recipe. My husbands favorite leftover recipe is when I use ham instead of chicken in this Chicken Tetrazzini recipe. Of course, you can’t have any of those recipes until you make this Crockpot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham recipe below.
Easter Salad Recipes
With spring comes a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables to be celebrated and included in your easter dinner. I love the Strawberry Spinach Salad, but the family favorite is the Apple Walnut Cranberry Salad. The sentimental favorite is the Spring Pea Salad because it was my husband’s mother’s recipe.
For many families, the Broccoli Salad is the overwhelming favorite, but my brother is the rebel because he likes the Watergate salad. I can’t blame him because it is sweet and delicious.
Easter Side Dish Recipes
Asparagus, Carrots, Scalloped Potatoes and Rolls were always special side dishes that made appearances for Easter Dinner. However, many families love to include the traditional Thanksgiving side casseroles as well with the Easter Dinner, including the Hash Brown Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, and Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows.
Therefore, I’m sharing my favorite recipes that cover all of the above, plus a couple of recipes for rolls because you have to have rolls for a holiday dinner.
Vegetable Side Dish Recipes
Potato Side Dish Recipes
Dinner Roll Recipes
Easter Dessert Recipes
Some of the most fun desserts are Easter Desserts, such as the German Chocolate Easter Egg Cupcakes.
Since all the kids in our family are grown we love the traditional desserts, such as Carrot Cake, Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake and Strawberry Crumb Bars.
That wraps up our favorite recipes for a traditional Souther Easter Dinner Menu. With 21 recipes, you are sure to find Easter recipes that your family will love. Leave a comment below with your family’s favorite recipe.