easter-dinner-recipesDuring Holy Week, many persons make sacrifices in order to repent for their sins. Fasting is the common sacrifice during Holy Week. Some people practice fasting for three days others it took them a week up to forty days. In addition, on the third day, everyone was allowed to eat the forbidden foods like meat, egg and milk. It is the same day that Mary Magdalene witnesses the resurrection of Christ. She spread the news to everyone including Emperor Tiberius. The emperor stated that the idea of Jesus rising from the dead was impossible, just like an egg changing its color into red. As the emperor spoke to Magdalene, she was holding an egg. Slowly the egg turned into Red.

Since then they dyed the eggs with red color to symbolize the blood of Christ. It is also one of the food serve during Easter Sunday. Just like the eggs there are other traditional foods served during Easter like lamb, ham and rabbit.

Now, if you are getting ready for the Easter Sunday and are looking for easy Easter dinner recipes and trying to come up with the best Easter dinner menu ideas, you have come at the right place. Here, I compiled some of the best Easter recipes you can try to prepare for your family’s Easter dinner.

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Spring Vegetable Ragout with Fresh Pasta
A refreshing way to eat pasta cooked different vegetables. This is perfect for Easter and health conscious persons.


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Honey-Curry Glazed Lamb with Roasted Cranberries and Grapes
The Lamb looks so palatable when glazed with Honey. It may take an hour to cook but it is worth waiting. Serve it with roasted grapes and cranberries for sweeter taste.


Easter Bunny Bread
You did not catch a bunny for Easter? Not to worry because you can still make bunny bread. Bake with almonds and raisins. You’ll surely enjoy eating it with a dip.


Tarragon Chicken Salad
For salad lovers try making a chicken salad for this Easter. Add the tarragon leaves to give the chicken a licorice taste. Combine it with roasted chicken and dinner is served.


Peeps Sunflower Cake Recipe
Let the children enjoy eating chicken, bunny or other shapes of peeps this Easter. A great way to prepare Peeps this Easter is to top it on a chocolate cake. Make it more exciting by adding a chocolate chip on top of the cake.


Carrot Rolls
You can do a little trick this Easter. Just like this bread shaped into a carrot figure and filled with egg salad. Looks delicious, isn’t it?


Zucchini Boats
The Zucchini pulp creates a unique flavor specially when cooked with beef. The idea of putting the dish in the Zucchini shell makes it easier to eat.


Stuffed Tomatoes with Quinoa
Try new crunchy and cheesy food in a vegetarian way. The combination of feta and quinoa stuffed in a tomato gives it a crunchy taste. It is a healthier way to serve snacks.


Spaghetti Pie
A feast is not complete without pasta on the table. The pasta is cooked until Al Dente and baked with the finest cheese and Italian sausage. It is scrumptious.


Fontina and Herb Charlotte
This round and delectable meal’s main ingredient is egg. It is baked with the finest ingredients like Fontina and Ricotta Cheese.


Honey-Glazed Carrots
Cooking can be easier with baby carrots. Boiled and brush with honey, butter and lemon mixture. This will surely complete your Easter dinner menu on Easter Sunday.


Basic Lentil Soup
Soups are the best way to warm your heart. Lentil soup can surely fill your satiety. You’ll keep asking for more serving.


Vegetarian Lasagna
Replacing noodles with zucchini and eggplant is a new way of experiencing Lasagna. The extraordinary taste can light up your day.


Bacon Cheese Deviled Eggs
Have fun this Easter by creating a yummy character with hard boiled eggs. It has a dip that you can use to create a little canvas. Use the green onion and bacon for decorating the egg.

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Pastry-Wrapped Asparagus
Every body knows the health benefits of asparagus. So after playing Easter egg hunting let your guest try the Asparagus Snack. Give it to them with the Balsamic Dip while sharing each experience of Easter egg hunting.


Ham-Florentine Mini Cups
An egg delight shaped like a muffin. And it’s carefully decorated with different food and garnish.


Easy Chicken Stir Fry
One of the best partners of rice is chicken. Specially mixed and stir fried with different vegetables like beans and bell pepper. You can’t resist for more.


Ham Sandwiches with Swiss and Gruyere
Never underestimate your left over ham. You can still cook this sumptuous snack baked with Ham, Gruyere Cheese and Swiss cheese.


Chicken with Fresh Peas and Sparkling Wine
The chicken is cooked until golden brown. The white wine balances the taste with its citrus flavor. Perfect for dinner this Easter.


Steamed Fish with Chickpeas and Currants
Don’t be deceived. This dish may look so simple but it takes an hour to achieve such a luscious steamed fish. It is cooked with the finest ingredients.


Mini Ham and Cheddar Veggie Cups
This mixture of ham, cheese and broccoli is baked and shaped into a cup. It may be small but will definitely satisfy your appetite.


Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan and Chives
Be inspired with a unique preparation of omelet. The egg is made tastier with Frittata and asparagus. You’ll be delighted to cook this recipe.


Ham and Cheese Quiche
This ham and cheese recipe is a mouth watering. It is the great recipe to give to your guest this Easter. Bring the wine into the table and enjoy your feast.


Roman-Style Artichokes
Relieve the Roman stories with these delicious Artichokes. The dish is served carefully and attracts the people to come into the table. Maybe you might attract your lover too.


Easter Brunch Carrots
Entice your taste buds as you prepare this recipe for Easter. This is a combination of Parmesan cheese, potato and thyme. Be ready for this enticing appetizer.


Mustard Dill Tortellini Salad
Can you believe it? This is pasta cooked until Al Dente. Made into a salad and placed on a skewer. The pasta is stick together with tomato, peas and cheese. This is so delicious your guess will ask for more.

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Tangerine-Glazed Easter Ham
This ham is cooked and dulcified with cinnamon and tangerine. You need to start cooking early if you want this food for Easter. This sumptuous ham will take more than four hours to cook. But you won’t regret it because it definitely tastes so good.


Cheesy Potato Gratin
Everyone would love to grab a bite of this Cheesy Potato Gratin. This is best served with your family in the house and a wine to cheer up everyone.


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