Easter Dinner Menu Ideas
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Easter is just around the corner. Do you need a few Easter Dinner Menu Ideas to consider? Some folks like to serve a Holiday Ham, Turkey, or even Roasted Chicken. If you’d prefer a change from the traditional, here are some recipes to consider for this year’s event.
Easter Dinner Menu Ideas – Stuffed Main Dishes and More
I made this Stuffed Pork Tenderloin based on an Italian “Rosa di Parma”–which is so wonderfully tender and delicious you have to try it! Treat yourself to an Italian dinner and serve this as a Secondi or meat course.
This Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce is the perfect choice to wow your dinner guests. Start with a pan-seared elk tenderloin fillet, brushed with Dijon mustard, cloaked in mushroom Duxelles and prosciutto, and then wrapped in a homemade sourdough puff pastry that has been baked to golden perfection. Finish off by topping it with a generous spoonful of silky Madeira sauce that has simmered in a demi-glace sauce of vegetables and herbs.
Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu is an easy, yet elegant recipe for a special dinner. Tender and lightly seasoned chicken breasts rolled up in ham and oozing Swiss cheese baked in a golden brown crust. It’s so good. Your family or guests will think you’ve slaved in the kitchen all day.
The secret to making a Savory Pot Roast with Vegetables is searing in the juices at the very beginning. Once that’s done, let is simmer slowly on the stove. Then use the yummy juices to season the vegetables for roasting in the oven. So good.
A Few Sides for Your Easter Table
Baked Italian Zucchini Boats has become one of my go-to side dishes when I want something a little special. Especially for an Italian dinner, but really, it goes well with many dishes. It’s quite pleasing to the eye and is a great way to use up your garden zucchini!
I enjoy making Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes for family gatherings or church potlucks. They are so easy to make and can be prepared a day ahead. I’ve been making this recipe for years and it’s still one of my family’s most requested potato recipe.
I like to serve Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce for special meals, such as with Chicken Cordon Bleu. A creamy dill sauce with mushrooms and garlic, served over steamed asparagus and julienned carrots.
It took me 50 years before I tried Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and I must admit that I adore and love them! Lesson learned: It shouldn’t take a person so long to try new things!
Easter Dinner Menu Ideas – Breads
Onion Crescent Rolls is a fantastic recipe I like to make for my family that is amazingly easy to prepare. So light and soft–like little fluffy pillows! I hope you’ll take the time to try these and that you’ll love them as much as we do!
Ranch Loaves are a favorite at our house. They are incredibly tasty and a perfect fit for chicken, beef, or pork dinners. Even sliced with a piece of cheese or slathered with butter makes a great snack.
Cottage Cheese Butterhorn Rolls is a fun little recipe when you’re called on to make something for your next family gathering. They are simply fabulous. Full of flavor and so very tender with just a hint of sweetness. They are small, so perfect for a buffet table where you grab-and-go. Plus, they would work for a brunch, a dinner, or even as a surprise treat at a picnic.
A Few Salads to Grace Your Table
This Glorified Rice Salad recipe is a family favorite. I’ve been making it for years and take it to family gatherings at Christmas and Easter. It works very well for church potlucks, too.
Broccoli Raisin Salad is one of my favorites. I love the combination of fresh broccoli, bacon, cheddar cheese, and raisins all tied together in a creamy dressing. Yum!
Spinach Salad with Vinegar Dressing is a perfect salad to accompany your Easter dinner. I love this dressing. It has just the right amount sweetness and seasoning. And it goes perfectly with the spinach salad and toppings. Bacon. Boiled Eggs. Mushrooms. and Carrots. Plus Croutons. Homemade, if possible. See my Homemade Sourdough Crouton Recipe Here.
Easter dinner would not be complete without a plate of Deviled Eggs. Here’s an easy recipe for you to try.
Grandma’s Pistachio Salad is especially nice for family gatherings or church dinners. This salad is also kid-friendly. Not only to make with little hands, but also to eat. Kids love to dip their spoons into this salad. In fact, it’s one of our grandchildren’s favorite dishes.
Easter Dinner Menu Ideas – Desserts
Baked Custard with Blackberries is a family favorite that I’ve enjoyed since childhood. It’s so simple, yet so delicious.
Cream Puff Dessert is a delicious, easy recipe, great for potlucks or family entertaining. My family loves it and requests it often.
Make this delicious Vanilla Pound Cake recipe during this year’s Holiday Season–or any time, really! The sugar topping sends this cake right over the top!
Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies remind me of cookies my grandma made as a school cook. She made the most wonderful cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is the perfect choice when you’re craving a little chocolate, but your other half wants a plain cheesecake. The crust really puts this cheesecake over the top with its combination of vanilla wafers, coconut flakes, and pecans. It’s really quite delicious.
Italian Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries is so easy to put together and quite delicious. The blueberry sauce is a sweet lovely compliment to the fluffy cheesecake.
Whatever you decide to make, may you have a blessed Easter with your family and friends.
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