30+ Classic Easter Dinner Ideas With Recipes | 2023

You will find many amazing recipes here for that special gathering. Here are just a few ideas for you to look through. If nothing tickles your fancy here in this roundup, we have a great search engine to help you find more fantastic recipes.


Last updated: March 29, 2023

Turkey Dinner Casserole

Traditionally i do up this casserole with the leftovers, almost as good as the turkey dinner ! It freezes well too.

Caesar Mashed Potatoes

I came up with this recipe when I had some caesar dressing I wanted to use up and mashed potatoes that needed sprucing up. It was a hit and I make it quite often now. I have been asked for this recipe numerous times. If gluten intolerant make sure you are using gluten free Caesar dressing.

Vegetable Bundles

Come holiday time I always add several new dishes to the holiday table. The hit of my last Canadian Thanksgiving table back in October was Vegetable Bundles. Made for great tasting vegetables and awesome presentation. You can make these bundles using carrot sticks, green or yellow beans or asparagus spears. I used orange and yellow carrots - certainly will be looking for fresh beans and asparagus...

Buttermilk Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes with a bit of tang from buttermilk. No need to make a white sauce. Great side for pork or chicken. PLEASE NOTE: In step 7, DO NOT BOIL the buttermilk, or it will curdle.

Glenda's Rotisserie Leg of Lamb

This a recipe one of my camp neighbour's put together. It was divine, I just had to ask her for the recipe!!

Apricot Baked Ham Recipe

Ham is a favorite for my family when the holidays come around. This recipe with the apricot preserves would be an even bigger hit. Found on Taste of Home's website and submitted by Marge Clark of West Lebanon, Indiana

Perfect Mashed Potatoes With Carrots

This is as the recipe title states, Perfect in my opinion!!! I serve these with Prime Rib Roast but they are a great side to many main dishes.

Glazed Carrots With Irish Whiskey & Ginger

A great way to "fancy up" carrots.

Mississippi Baked Ham

My partner's family is from Mississippi, and this is their recipe for Easter ham. I don't like ham at all, but I thought this was ok. Any ham-lover would adore this recipe, I think. Posted here mostly for safe-keeping, as I'll be making it every year.

Roasted Chicken With Lemon Cream Sauce

I love the smell of chicken roasting in the oven. It makes me think of holidays and family gatherings! Plus I can put it in the oven and concentrate on other things for a while....just enjoying the smell! Don't use a fryer...roasting chickens are a bit larger and have a higher fat content, making them more flavorful.

Welsh Onion Cake (Teisen Winwns)

Good with lamb chops or sausages.

Gingered Green Beans

This is out of a Clean Eating Magazine dated 3/11...it say that you don't need to trim both ends of your green beans...just the stem end will do it...

Delicious Roast

My father was an avid hunter and we always had a freezer full of wild meat, mostly venison and moose. My husband who is also was an avid hunter is not fond of the taste of venison. Because of this, I had to try and develop recipes to hide the wild taste of venison and this is one he thoroughly enjoyed. The drippings make great tasting gravy to drizzle over mashed potatoes which I serve this with....

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Good and simple side dish that pairs well with lamb or grilled flank steak.

Ginger Vichy Carrots

Vichy carrots pleases young and old.

Roast Turkey Or Chicken For Beginners (With Stuffing and Gravy)

Easy recipe for beginners, but good for us old cooks too, simple, trusted and delicious, this method works for turkey and chicken

Swedish Meatballs

Serve as an appetizer or over cooked egg noodles.

Greek Roasted Lamb

Simple but delicious. You may use dried herbs if desired- substitute 1/3 of the amount called for fresh (just make sure the dried herbs are not old).

Braised Lamb Shanks With Caramelized Onions & Shallots

We love caramelized onions with anything, and they go very well with this lamb. The sauce is very good. From Bon Appetit.

My Best Roasted Chicken

This roasted chicken is one of our favourites. The skin is nice and crispy with unctuous fat that keeps the chicken moist and tender and oh so delicious!! This does take time as the chicken will sit in the brine for 4 hours, so plan ahead and Enjoy!

Potato and Pork Stuffing

This is a great stuffing I make quite often. It can easily be gluten free by simply using gluten free bread.

Zesty Corn Salad

A great make ahead, a colourful salad with the added bonus that it tastes as good as it looks. Enjoyed any time but wonderful to have on hand for weekend guests, entertaining large groups and a big hit at potlucks. This refreshing salad is another of those crowd pleasers, the kind that sees to recipe requests. Be sure to refrigerate, preferably in a covered jar to keep it crisp and fresh. Only the...

Crock Pot Turkey in Gravy

Tasty way to dress up a turkey roll and cook it easily.

Lamb Stuffed Bell PeppersII

I like to cut the peppers top to bottom - they cook faster, hold more stuffing and look attractive. I do not pre-steam them becuse I like some crunch left in them but if you like well done then steam them for 5 minutes after you have cut and cleaned them. If you like mix some parmesan cheese with Panko crumbs sprinkle on for the last 10 minutes of baking, foil removed

Bea's Swiss Chalet Style Rotisserie Chicken

My favorite way to have chicken is rotisserie style and I absolutely love Swiss Chalet Chicken. I wanted to make this at home and played around with this recipe for quite a while before I was happy with it. This is as close as I can get to the Famous “Swiss Chalet” Rotisserie Style Chicken. The prep time for this recipe does not include to marinating time. Also, depending on the BBQ or rotisserie...

My Nephew's Famous Holiday Turkey Stuffing

This is my nephews turkey stuffing that is enjoyed at his house when celebrating the Holidays. This stuffing (also known as dressing) is delicious! According to my nephew the recipe was originated from a Good Morning America/Emeril Legasse top contest winner stuffing recipe submitted by Hollie Dorethy from Texas. She combined her Southern way of cooking with her husbands Italian roots. Many...

Roasted Stuffed Chicken

This delicious roasted chicken turns out so tender and juicy!! The combination of the marinade and the stuffing mix add amazing layers of flavour to the chicken.

Small Batch Gluten Free Buns

I developed this recipe because I am not a regular bread eater but I do enjoy it on occasion. As most people following a gluten free diet know, gluten free bread does not keep long so this is a prefect small batch bun recipe. The buns turn out fluffy and airy like white bread, you can add flax seeds or poppy seeds to this recipe for a bit of crunch or a combination of both; 1 tablespoon of seeds...

Maple Cured Ham (From Scratch)

I never realized how easy it was to make your own ham from scratch until I researched it. Let it sit in the brine and them smoked it, that's it!!!! The flavour is amazing and you know exactly what is in it.

Beas Amazing Sirloin Beef Roast

This perfectly seasoned roast is a favourite Sunday dinner here. We serve it up with mashed potatoes to drizzle the juices over.

Double Smoked Ham

This makes a store bought ham taste like a top of the line smoked ham. Only takes 3 hours in the smoker.

Provencal Butter Baste For Turkey & Chicken

Turkey is a year round favorite at our house, this easy to make savory baste for turkey and chicken is one I often use for special occasions. A great find from a small cookbook of savory recipes, makes for a wonderful aroma that tantalizes, the turkey absolutely delicious. Perfect for the holiday table, or anytime you have family and friends gather.

Honey Mustard Roasted Baby Carrots

These are so tasty!! They are a great side to just about any meat.

Honey of a Ham (From Scratch)

Making a ham from scratch is easier than can be. Just mix your brine ingredients together, add the pork picnic shoulder and let it marinate for a week. Cook it as you would cook any store-bought ham. The ham showed here was cooked in a Big Easy Infra Red Fryer until it reached and internal temp of 165 degrees.