26 Traditional Easter Dinner Recipes

Ham, lamb, salmon, spinach pie - make Easter dinner something really special by going all-out with our favorite traditional main dishes.

Rack of Lamb

"I've made this using both bone-in and boneless leg of lamb, and it's fabulous. It made the perfect Easter dinner."

-Marion in Savannah

Roasted Lemon Chicken

"This was a change from the usual way I make chicken. I really was hoping for a very light lemon flavor, and that is what I got. We all loved it."

-Nikki Kate

Ham Salad Sandwich

"This is the ham salad of my childhood. I pulsed the celery, onion and ham in my food processor. I substituted cornichons for the hot pickles, which added a nice spice element."

-Artetc

Rack of Lamb with Cherry Reduction

"The cherry merlot sauce is fantastic, and the glaze provides a nice dark crust to the meat. It was unbelievable!"

-sillyjodes

Linguine with Garlic Shrimp

"This is an excellent pasta dinner. Sauteing the mushrooms really brought out their flavor."

-MizzNezz

Ham with Pineapple-Honey Glaze

"It was my first time trying this technique to cook ham and it was fantastic! It was super moist from the first slice until the last one."

-cmj07cook

Pork Roast

"This was delicious! It was very juicy, and I loved the mixture of the red pepper and lemon."

-Sal from Maine

Roasted Carrots

"Let me tell you, these are the best carrots you will ever eat. Simplicity at its best. The result was carmelized goodness, tender outside, with a slight bite on the inside."

-shimmerchk

Baked Ham with Brown-Sugar Glaze

"We adored this recipe! I made sure to keep glazing the ham to ensure the flavors were well in there and it turned out beautifully."

-anniesnomsblog

Marinated Veggie Crunch

"I love this salad because you can put in whatever kind of veggies you have on hand. Adding the tomatoes as you eat each batch helps the salad keep longer."

-KatMcC

Perfect Pork Tenderloin

"I've never been able to cook a pork tenderloin that was moist, but this was juicy and delicious. Plus, once you make it, the recipe sticks in your head because it's so easy."

-melis1377

Baked Ham with Cloves & Cinnamon

"This recipe was easy to make and had a fantastic taste. It was a huge hit at our Easter dinner."

-alma.sove

Oven-Baked Sea Bass

"This is a simple recipe if you're short on time and ingredients. One tip: If you plan on adding wine or vinegar, it's better to pour that on the fish first, then add the garlic mixture or you'll end up washing the mixture off."

-gonzonyc

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

"Excellent! One trick: Try melting the butter in olive oil when painting the filo sheets. It gives the dish a much better taste and texture."

-ironchefmarcya

Strawberry-Glazed Ham

"Perfect Easter ham! The glaze made a delicious coating for the meat, and we loved the flavors from the spices."

-Maine E Ack!

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast

"The breading came out crunchy, and the chicken was moist. I used basil-and-tomato-flavored feta, which worked perfectly. I baked it on parchment paper, which saved me the cleanup."

-manrat

Maple Glazed Ham Steak

"This was really good and very simple. I won't bother to buy a glaze at the store ever again."

-omadarlin

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

"I took some advice from other reviews and added mushrooms and chicken to make it a meal. I loved this because it was like having Alfredo sauce, but better for you."

-ACBL17

Lamb Chops

"This was quick, easy and darn near foolproof. Plus, it had enough complex flavor to serve to guests. It was exceptional."

-LordNeuf

HoneyBaked Ham Copycat

"This is the best copycat of HoneyBaked ham I have ever tried. It was so moist! The key for me was placing the cut end down and basting often."

-Shabby Sign Shoppe

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

"This is great tilapia. Per another reviewer, I added olive oil to the crumbs to moisten them and they stuck well. The seasonings were just right, and the Parmesan cheese added delicious flavor."

-jean

Asparagus Risotto

"This risotto was so delicious. The asparagus was perfectly cooked — nice and crisp. This would be great to serve to guests."

-Derf

Grilled Lemon Salmon

"There wasn't a flake of salmon left on any of my family members' plates. The marinade was not overpowering, and the lemon gives it a little extra tang that is just right."

-OzzieKath

Baked Pork Chops

"These were delicious. The chops were so tender and the sauce was great over rice. It made for an excellent meal."

-Donna

Crispy Salmon Cakes

"The flavors burst in your mouth. Loved the sauce, loved the patties — I wouldn't change a thing."

-The_Swedish_Chef

Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

"This was my first experience with ratatouille and it was amazing. The prep is a bit of work, but it's worth all the dicing and mincing."

-riah1984@yahoo.com