Easter Dinner Menu – Trying to create an Easter Dinner Menu that is just as delicious as it is healthy? We’ve got you covered! Holiday menus are our specialty, because we totally remember the pressure of learning to create a healthy meal that you can be fully confident everyone will love!
From appetizers, to main dish ideas, side dish suggestions, drinks, and the sweetest desserts, let us take the pressure off with some of our holiday favorites! With these recipes, we promise…this Easter dinner will be one to remember!
Easter Dinner Recipes
If we’re being totally honest, the reality is that most holidays revolve completely around food. And while sitting down with family and friends and enjoying a delicious, hearty meal is something we all love, the process of bringing this to fruition can be much more complex. From planning each dish, to grocery shopping, to spending hours in the kitchen, this is no easy task!
Luckily, after years of eating clean, and spending holiday after holiday compiling healthy, festive recipes, we basically have it down to a science! No more stress or worry! Our holiday recipes are tried and true, and are loved even by family members who don’t necessarily eat clean on a regular basis. If that’s not a win, I don’t know what is!
Easter Dinner Menu
Like mentioned above, this Easter Dinner Menu seeks to take the stress and pressure out of Easter dinner, and set you up for success in the kitchen! Under each category are 3 or more possible dishes you may want to include on your Easter Dinner Menu, simply to provide you with variety, and options.
However, this meal plan is completely customizable, meaning you should pick and choose what works best and is most appealing for you! We most definitely do not expect you to cook up every recipe we’ve included. Whether you choose to skip a couple of recipes, or a section all together, use this Easter Dinner Menu as inspiration and guidance into creating a meal you and your family will love!
Easter Dinner Menu Structure:
The structure of this meal plan is organized by course, so you can easily find and pull exactly what you’re looking for. Here’s the Easter Dinner Menu structure:
- Salad Starters
- Soup Starters
- Main Dishes
- Vegetable Sides plus Easter Favorites
- Potato Sides
Whether you make a recipe from every course, or keep it simple with a main dish and a couple of sides, we hope this meal plan makes your Easter Dinner stress-free, relaxing, and oh-so tasty! Enjoy!
These delicious and light salads are the perfect appetizers or starters to enjoy while waiting for the main course!
This Arugula Salad filled with fresh fruit, veggies, and walnuts can serve as the perfect side dish for Easter dinner! Tired of the same old boring salads? This unique recipe is sure to impress, and rekindle your love for salads!
This salad was measured for those enjoying this dish as the main component of their meal. Simply divide each serving into two to measure for appetizer portions!
Roasted Beet Salad
Making a Roasted Beet Salad sounds a little time consuming. But, the best part is that you can roast your beets ahead of time and make your beautiful roasted beet salad to serve.
Roasted Beet Salad is a dynamic and elegant tasting salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. Included is a quick guide on How to Cook Fresh Beets.
If you’re not normally a fan of kale, I’d be willing to bet this Kale Salad will change your mind. This recipe is a sweet, and delicious way to incorporate more greens into your day!
Filled with fruit, nuts, seeds, and drizzled with a tasty homemade balsamic vinaigrette, this salad is sure to please! Split this recipe in half for an appetizer-sized portion.
Recipes for Dinner Salads
Want to create your own salad instead, but not sure exactly how? Our Recipes for Dinner Salads article will teach you how to make a fail-proof, delicious salad each and every time!
Once you learn our 7 insider salad tips, you’ll never have to rely on a salad recipe again!
These soup starters or appetizers are the perfect way to kick off an evening of delicious food. Tide your guests over with a light bowl of soup!
Carrot Ginger Soup
This simple 6 ingredient Carrot Ginger Soup is creamy and delicious. It’s the perfect soup to ring in spring, and serves as a great appetizer leading to the main dish!
This soup is filled with flavor, and requires only 10 minutes of prep to get it started. This is a warm and light appetizer everyone will enjoy!
This simple Cauliflower Soup recipe requires only a few minutes to make, and is the perfect creamy soup to kick off the night!
Thick and filling, yet so savory and flavorful, serve this soup in small bowls to leave room for dinner later on!
Pureed Vegetable Soup
Our Pureed Vegetable Soup makes it easy to eat more vegetables. Which is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
A light soup that really packs in the veggies, every guest will enjoy this vegggie-based starter.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is a year-round favorite. Our recipe has a touch of red curry seasoning for a thai-inspired soup.
The touch of red curry gives this soup a subtle yet pleasant spice, and the coconut milk would fool anyone into believing this is a dairy-based dish.
Lamb is a traditional Easter main course, while many choose chicken or ham as well! Clean them up with these healthy recipes!
Brown Sugar Ham Glaze
Most ham glazes are filled with high fructose corn syrup, and artificial ingredients. This Brown Sugar Ham Glaze is it a totally different story!
Not only is it totally healthy, but it also has an incredible flavor and depth. Coconut sugar, molasses, maple syrup and cinnamon. This Brown Sugar Glaze is perfect! Glaze this on your ham, and we promise, you won’t be disappointed!
Rack of Lamb Grilled to Perfection!
Traditional for the holiday, lamb is often the meat of choice for many Easter dinner tables! While many people choose lamb roast, we created a Rack of Lamb Recipe that is so juicy and delicious, the whole family will love it!
Full of fresh flavors, and juicy all the way through, this Roasted Chicken is surprisingly easy to make, and perfect for your holiday dinner!
This Roasted Chicken Recipe made with lemon and herbs is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next holiday meal!
Vegetable Sides plus Easter Favorites
Holiday meals are all about the side dishes. These vegetable sides are a delicious way to make your meal nutritious!
Green Bean Casserole
Ever wondered How to Make Green Bean Casserole healthy? Now is the time to ditch your mushroom soup, and move on to better things!
This Green Bean Casserole is made completely from scratch, all while keeping ingredients and time spent in the kitchen to a minimum. It truly has that homemade, comfort-food flavor, without all the hassle!
Honey Roasted Carrots
This easy recipe for Honey Roasted Carrots is an example of how vegetables can be amazing. A simple, but delicious side dish.
Sweetened with honey, these carrots are so delicious, they could even substitute as dessert!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
If you’re looking for a savory, crispy and delicious side dish, then this Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is perfect.
After making this recipe, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is the only way I like to eat my sprouts. Of course, this recipe has me pining for some new ones to share!
The Best Stuffing Recipe without Grains
The Best Stuffing Recipe without Grains is made with only fresh, whole ingredients, and is the perfect side dish to your holiday meal.
This dish is veggie-heavy, and a quick and simple, grain-free recipe to throw together that everyone can enjoy!
How to Cook Broccoli Rabe
I learned how to cook broccoli rabe perfectly from a family friend who is a master Italian chef. The recipe is simple, healthful and delicious.
A delicious way to add greens to your menu, if you don’t usually like broccoli rabe, you have to try this savory recipe!
Savory Stuffed Mushrooms
These Savory Stuffed Mushrooms are so delicious and so quick and easy to prepare, this is the perfect occasion to try them out!
A side dish, or appetizer if you prefer, these Stuffed Mushrooms are bursting with flavor, and the perfect bite-sized recipe!
These potato recipes go far past your traditional mashed potatoes served at every holiday gathering. Each completely diverse from one another, enjoy one, two, or all three!
Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes
Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes make the most beautiful side dish to a holiday meal. These potatoes bake perfectly in under 1 hour.
Move over mashed potatoes, hasselback potatoes are here to shine. The best part, they are so EASY to make!
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Let’s be honest, the average Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe is much more of a dessert than an actual side dish to your holiday meal. Loaded with sugar, and topped with marshmallows, this popular dish is not only delicious, but a total holiday favorite!
While it sounds like it doesn’t make the cut for being considered “clean eating”, it is actually incredibly easy to revamp. This Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe is not only sweet and tasty, but it is also nutrient-dense, and healthy! What more could you ask for?
Sweet Mashed Potatoes
These Sweet Mashed Potatoes look almost exactly like white mashed potatoes upon first glance. That’s because they are made with Japanese sweet potatoes; a variation of sweet potatoes that most people aren’t very familiar with.
Using Japanese sweet potatoes for their creamy, and slightly sweet flavor, these Sweet Mashed Potatoes are a unique spin on this classic side dish!
The Best Deviled Eggs
While not a “vegetable side”, Deviled Eggs are most definitely an Easter favorite! These creamy little morsels of perfection are the best deviled eggs out there, and are loaded with flavor. Make this traditional Easter side dish, and everyone will be coming back for seconds!
A soft, chewy bread is one you simply cannot pass up on holiday meals! From gluten and dairy-free, to grain-free too, these recipes are ones everyone can enjoy.
Recipe for Cornbread Muffins
The secret to making this recipe for Cornbread Muffins both delicious and nutritious is from using plant-based milks. Our recipe also calls for whole grain gluten free flour.
This recipe is easy to make, and whole grain nutritious. Plant-based milk paired with natural sweeteners is the perfect blend.
Grain-Free Biscuit Recipe
All you need to make this Grain-Free Biscuit Recipe is 5 ingredients, a single bowl, and 25 minutes!
Dipped in soup, or enjoyed to the side, these biscuits are soft on the inside, and pair perfectly with Easter dinner.
Gluten Free Biscuit Recipe
Prefer more of a traditional tasting biscuit than our grain-free option? This Gluten Free Biscuit Recipe is the way to go! With only 7 easy ingredients, you can pop these in the oven nearing the end of your Easter dinner for warm biscuits ready perfectly on time!
These holiday drinks will ‘wow’ family and guests, and keep them wondering how something so sweet and delicious could be considered healthy!
How to Make Lemonade
I am going to show you how to make lemonade without all of that white sugar, but guaranteed to taste better!
So refreshing and citrusy, This Lemonade Recipe is the perfect cold drink to serve during Easter Dinner, that both children and adults can enjoy together!
Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
This Strawberry Lemonade Recipe is a twist on traditional lemonade, and is completely refined-sugar free! Filled with real strawberries, this dye-free Strawberry Lemonade has a vibrant and bright pink color that is simply irresistible, especially for kids!
With only 4 ingredients, this is a recipe that takes incredibly minimal time and effort, with a big payoff!
Lemon Margarita with Organic Tequila
If you’re looking for more of an adult drink, you don’t have to sacrifice your health to do so! This Lemon Margarita has the best flavor, and is made with organic tequila, natural sweeteners, and a bit of sea salt. The tastiest Margarita ever!
With this drink, you end up with all of the sweet flavor, minus the empty sugar calories. This recipe is truly the cleanest and healthiest way to have your margarita and drink!
The best part! Who doesn’t love to finish off a big Easter dinner with dessert? These recipes are completely refined-sugar free, but most definitely do not taste like it! This final course is one people will be coming back for seconds on.
There is something so deliciously wonderful about this Homemade recipe for Hummingbird Cake. The flavor is perfect, the cake is fluffy and moist and the new Salted Caramel Frosting is going to wow you.
Not only is this recipe gluten, dairy, and refined-sugar free, it also is grain-free as well! So moist and delicious, this dessert serves as the perfect “main course dessert”.
Apple Pie Parfaits
Apple Pie Parfaits are the perfect, easy assemble alternative to traditional apple pie! Sweetened naturally and loaded with healthful nutrients, these Apple Pie Parfaits are the perfect treat.
Topped with vanilla ice cream, this sweet treat is unforgettably delicious! Put these together beforehand, or leave them disassembled for guests to create their own parfaits to preference!
Chocolate Mousse Recipe
If you’re looking for something on the chocolatier side, this is for you! If you’re a chocolate lover like I am, this Chocolate Mousse Recipe is one you simply can’t pass up!
This Chocolate Mousse is rich, flavorful, and incredibly easy to make! Already preassembled for easy serving, this dessert is just as simple as it is tasty.
Key Lime Cheesecakes
If you are lactose intolerant or dairy free, this Key Lime Cheesecakes Recipe is the perfect replacement for your cheesecake craving.
My recipe calls for coconut cream and soaked cashews to make the cheesecake creamy and delicious. It tastes so much like the real thing, you won’t even notice the difference!
Storing your Easter Dinner Leftovers
It’s almost certain that you’ll finish Easter Dinner with lots of leftovers. Our favorite way to store leftovers extra long is by using vacuum seal, glass containers! These are great for extending storage life, and keeping food fresh, and delicious.
And that’s it! We hope this Easter Dinner Menu was able to alleviate the stress from Easter cooking, and that you and your family enjoy a relaxing and delicious evening!