These traditional Easter dinner plans are sure to make your loved ones’ Easter dinner a huge success! You can not go wrong with one or more of these tried-and-true recipes!
Traditional Easter Dinner
Each year our family gathers together on Easter Sunday to enjoy a traditional ham dinner. We usually serve some starchy dishes, hot homemade rolls, and a salad. Some families like pork loin, pork chops, or even lamb for Easter dinner. All of these are very traditional Easter dinner ideas also.
We all know every household is different, but we wanted to share with you our favorite Easter Dinner suggestions, such as salads, side dishes, and even desserts! As an additional bonus, we’ll also share with you a sample Easter Dinner, including recipes!
Easter Main Dish Recipes
As stated previously, our go-to Easter main-dish is ham. However, we have enjoyed other main dishes also. Have a look at all of our favorite Easter main dish ideas:
- Honey Baked Ham Recipe
- Slow Cooker Ham with Maple and Brown Sugar
- Oven Roast Beef
- Baked Salmon with Lemon
You can not serve a ham dinner with no fantastic potato side dish. Usually, Easter potatoes are served “casserole-style” in a casserole dish with cheese and sauce. Some examples of that are funeral potatoes or potatoes au gratin. Many people love serving creamy potatoes with parmesan potato halves with their ham dinners. Check them all out and decide for yourself what suits your family! Any of those Easter dinner ideas are going to be a winner!
- Creamy Potatoes and Peas
- Potatoes Au Gratin (or Dauphinoise Potatoes)
Easter Side Dish Ideas
The options are endless when it comes to Easter side dishes. You can not go wrong with almost any type of salad. It was VERY tough narrowing down those side dishes into the couple that we thought would complement a traditional Easter dinner the most. These are the ones we find ourselves with time and time again for our own Easter dinner:
- Homemade Dinner Rolls
- Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Sauteed Frozen Peas
For Easter Desserts and Treats, we do not mess around. In fact, we love Easter snacks and desserts so much. These yummy snacks can be served along with Easter dinner or even as surprises in Easter baskets. They’re as fun to make as they are to eat! Here are a few more of our favorites:
Easy Easter Dinner Menu
Here’s a sample menu program for a delicious and simple Easter Dinner. It features Baked Glazed Ham, Four Layer Banana Pudding for dessert, and Sautéed Sweet Asparagus, Cheesy Potato Casserole. Review all recipes to time everything out perfectly. We’re taking all the stress from it just for you! Please enjoy your lovely, well-planned Easter Dinner!
Now, if this sounds great… Go For It! But we know that many of you wish you had the opportunity to assess the recipes, drive to the grocery store, do all of the shopping, and then try to find time to prepare a family meal. We have another alternative for its super-active working moms. Here’s a listing of all restaurants that prepare meals that you can pick up for your loved ones.
We can all understand that this Easter is still far from normal. If you are trying to limit your trips to the supermarket or don’t have sufficient time to track down a ham for your loved one. Have a break from the kitchen and go for one of those Easter dinner delivery choices rather than whether you are feeding two or 10, these to-go foods will make everybody in your family happy, with a wide range of tasty sides, mains, and desserts.
Even though the majority of those Easter dinners remain true to the classics — spiral ham, carrots, mashed potatoes, and greens –, restaurants such as Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill offer family-friendly meal packages for those who would rather eat a plate full of pasta, fish, or a combination of both.
As Easter Sunday will come before you know it, Care for your dinner order ASAP. To make sure you get just what you want if you want it, place your order online today and schedule a delivery or pickup for a particular time. Even if your nearest location does not provide delivery, each of the restaurants listed possesses some contact-free pickup on the day, which means that you can pay in advance and stay put in your vehicle. In some ways, these dishes are the finest Easter present you could ever get: Since you will spend less time preparing dinner, you will have more time for egg searches, games, and other festive activities with your family members near and far.
Harry & David
Please place an order at Harry & David for a pre-cooked ham, and it is going to come to your door in only two days to ensure freshness. Heat upon delivery and pair with your go-to holiday sides, such as green beans and mashed potatoes.
Total Easter Ham Dinner
Why stop with ham? Order a Total Easter spread fit to serve eight people, complete with a half ham, zucchini, and scalloped potatoes, corn casserole, and rainbow carrots with the lemon herb. While you’re at it, add a dessert (such as a speckled chocolate egg cake) to your shopping basket.
If your household is on the larger side, opt for Cracker Barrel‘s Heat and Serve holiday meals, available in two distinct sizes for servings of around six or 10 people. Pick up the chilled meal in your nearest Cracker Barrel place from April 2 – 4, or have it delivered directly to your door, and heat every dish before serving. Let your loved ones choose the sides to complement the ham or rolls, prime rib, and other dinnertime options if you would preferably take the á la carte route.
The Honey Baked Ham Company
This season, enjoy a tasty Easter dinner service of The Honey Baked Ham Company. Get a pre-cooked ham — bone-in whole, bone-in half, bone-in quarter, or boneless — and heat-and-serve sides for pick up at your local store. Select locations also offer delivery via Door Dash and Uber Eats for a small charge, so you don’t even have to leave your home.
Go for something different this Easter by making an order for Easter Dinner Family Bundle by Bonefish Grill. It is available for takeaway and delivery in select locations during Easter weekend. This family-friendly meal functions as many as five individuals, starting at only $29.90. Choose from grilled chicken, fish, and legumes meals, all of which include a shareable salad, dessert, side, and bread.
If you are early enough, you can purchase a ham dinner for delivery. But as soon as they’re sold out, you still have a lot of options: Choose between Easter Heat Serve (chilled whole meals or á la carte sides) or Easter Catering (hot meals for groups of four or more), and pick up your meal in a local Boston Market all weekend long.
Olive Garden’s motto –“When you’re here, you’re family.” — couldn’t be more right than this Easter: Order a family package of lasagna, chicken alfredo, chicken parmigiana, shrimp scampi, and much more family favorites. Not all Olive Garden places will provide, but they still make it super easy to pick up your meal car side (yep, without leaving your car).
Find something for everybody with Red Lobster’s Family Meal Deals, beginning at $7 a person. Pick from their most popular seafood dishes, such as shrimp scampi, coconut shrimp, and linguini alfredo. All orders are qualified for touchless curbside pickup, takeaway, and delivery via Door Dash.
Serve up a complete feast without ever walking into the kitchen, all resulting from Bob Evans. Pick from many different foods, which serve anywhere from six to eight individuals, whether you are in the mood for comfort food or full-size veggies. In addition, they come fully cooked, so you can put them directly on the table when it comes to your door, or you return home from picking it up.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Please, even the choosy eaters with a family bundle, which feeds up to five people. Starting at $34.99, select from various fully prepared foods, like lasagna, Chicken Marsala, and penne pasta alfredo. Bundles can only be bought for contact-free carry-out, but the rest of the menu is available for shipping in select places.
Let everyone in your family choose their ideal Easter feast from Longhorn Steakhouse’s broad menu, everything from a touch filet cut to a child’s serving of chicken tenders. Set your ToGo to order online and pick it up at your nearest restaurant.
Start or finish your day with one of IHOP’s Family Feasts, available for delivery, takeout, and curbside delivery. For brunch, go for the Breakfast Family Feast or the Pancake Creations Family Feast, which comes with a mixture of sweet and savory fixins’ for four. Therefore, if you’re looking for something as hearty as a ham dinner, go for the Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Family Feast or the Steakburgers & Chicken Sandwiches Family Feast.
The Capital Grille
Similarly, trade ham for something heartier (think: lamb rip chops, bone-in ribeye, or filet mignon) this Easter Sunday. Find an entree that grabs your eye and pair it with a salad, appetizer, dessert, and wine for a yearlong meal. Reserve a pick up time and visit your nearest restaurant once the time comes.