How To Serve Traditional Easter Dinner Recipes Simple

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Easter dinner is a time for family, friends, and of course, delicious food! This year, why not ditch the takeout menus and whip up a traditional Easter feast yourself? Here, we’ll explore some classic recipes that are sure to impress your guests, all with easy-to-follow instructions and readily available ingredients.

Roast Ham with Honey Mustard Glaze

Best Easter Dinner Ideas - Recipes For Easter Dinner Menu
Best Easter Dinner Ideas – Recipes For Easter Dinner Menu

A centerpiece for any Easter celebration, a perfectly roasted ham is both impressive and surprisingly simple to prepare.

Ingredients

1 bone-in ham (7-10 lbs)

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • Directions

    1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
    2. Using a sharp knife, score the surface of the ham in a diamond pattern.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, mustard, honey, cloves, and pepper. Brush the glaze generously over the ham.
    4. Place the ham in a roasting pan with a little water in the bottom (to prevent drying). Cover loosely with foil.
    5. Roast for 2-2.5 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the ham reaches 140°F (60°C).
    6. Remove the foil and increase the oven temperature to 400°F (200°C). Brush with additional glaze and roast for another 15-20 minutes, or until the glaze is golden brown and caramelized.
    7. Let the ham rest for 15 minutes before carving and serving.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Calories: 350

  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g

  • Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

    This comforting side dish is a perfect complement to the savory ham.

    Ingredients

    4 lbs russet potatoes, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste

  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
    2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in chicken broth and cream, bring to a simmer.
    4. Add thyme, pepper, and salt to taste. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
    5. In a large bowl, layer half of the potatoes, then half of the cheese. Pour half of the sauce over the top. Repeat with remaining potatoes, cheese, and sauce.
    6. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
    7. Uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown.
    8. Let cool slightly before serving.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Calories: 450

  • Protein: 15g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g

  • Glazed Carrots

    A simple yet elegant side dish, glazed carrots bring a touch of sweetness to the table.

    Ingredients

    1 lb baby carrots, peeled and trimmed

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt

  • Directions

    1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Stir in brown sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Bring to a simmer.
    3. Reduce heat and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the carrots are tender and the glaze has thickened.
    4. Serve carrots warm, spooning the glaze over the top.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Calories: 100

  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g

  • Conclusion