Are you planning your Easter dinner menu? Or did you do that months ago (you little overachiever). If you still need ideas, look no further! Here are a few favorites updated from last year. As for me and my house, we’ll be enjoying the chicken cordon bleu (or the new kid in town: sweet baked ham, I haven’t decided yet), asparagus, chantilly potatoes, rolls and carrot cake. Unless the carrot cake cheesecake continues to visit me in my dreams. Decisions, decisions.

Hover over the pictures for a recipe title; click to go to the recipe. Have fun planning your Easter dinner celebrations! And don’t forget, the Recipe Index has even more ideas.

20 Responses to Easter Dinner Make-a-Menu

  1. Nancy E says:

    Too many wonderful choices! It all looks delish!

  2. I love how you put this together, Mel! Every dish looks unique but delicious and perfect for a big Easter lunch or dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you, Mel! I am just starting to plan dinner and needed some inspiration.

  4. Sarah says:

    All totally fantastic! I will say your Sparkling Orange Jello is my fave Easter dessert ;)

  5. bluebaker says:

    Hi Mel-
    I want to make your Perfect Lemon Cake for Easter and I have a question. If the cake mix
    has pudding in it, do you still need the box of lemon pudding? Thanks for your help.

  6. Mel says:

    bluebaker – it has been years since I’ve made this recipe and I haven’t used a cake mix in a long time but I’d go ahead and use the pudding regardless.

  7. Mallory says:

    Do you have a recipe for some kind of applesauce or baked apple side dish? I made the ham that you posted recently and I love it with applesauce but I don’t really want to use a jar of applesauce for Easter.

  8. Melissa Zupi says:

    Hey Melanie, I would love to hear your ideas about what to do with all the leftover ham.

    Thanks, Melissa

  9. Mel says:

    Hey Melissa – I freeze most of my ham leftovers to use in meals later (and sometimes keep a bit in the fridge for lunch sandwiches for the next day or so). Some of my favorite meals to use leftover ham are this easy pasta dish or this creamy fettuccine. We also use leftover ham from the freezer a lot in fried rice that I just kind of throw together.

  10. Mel says:

    Hi Mallory – I have a delicious baked apple recipe in this post (nested in the recipe with the pork tenderloin).

  11. Kari says:

    I love your recipes! I’ve printed off so many I have a huge binder full. I’m sure I’m late to the party on this and it’s probably already been explained, but why can’t I print the delicious pics that go with your delish recipes anymore? I’m so sad! It always makes the recipe more appealing for me. Thanks for your site and for the recipes. Love them!

  12. Mel says:

    Hi Kari – I’m preparing for a big site redesign and putting my recipes into the new, streamlined format was in preparation for that. Sadly, with all the great changes, I’ve lost functionality to add a picture to the printable right now but hopefully I’ll be able to find a way around it and I’ll be sure to let everyone know when/if I do. Thanks!

  13. Kristen says:

    Oh, I am totally making that chocolate chip cake for dessert. Thank you for that recipe!

    I want to try the Sweet Baked Ham too, but my Easter guest does not like ham. Alas.

  14. Dom says:

    I accidentally stumbled upon your site and I love it! Great recipes and well put together :) I couldn’t find a ham recipe that I was excited about until i saw your slow cooker brown sugar maple ham recipe! I cant wait to try it tomorrow for Easter! Mahalo from Hawaii!

  15. HeyBeckyJ says:

    Thank you so much for this post! Today my family’s Easter dinner include both the slow cooker brown sugar maple ham AND the Heath bar cake. The ham was delicious, and the cake was absolutely amazing! This is one of my first attempts at cake that didn’t come from a box, and I can’t believe how easy it was. Thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Amanda says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes! Our Easter dinner was a huge success! We had the Honey Lime Fruit Salad, Gourmet Dinner Salad with homemade dressing, Chantilly Potatoes, Homemade rolls, Perfect Roasted Asparagus, Chicken Cordon Blue, and Ultimate Carrot Cake. All of it was so good we had a hard time deciding what was the best. Thanks for making cooking so rewarding!

  17. Bethany says:

    Thanks for great recipes! We made the sweet ham, roasted asparagus, and cheesy
    Au Gratin potatoes for Easter dinner. They were all great.

  18. Holly says:

    Thanks for posting these Easter menu ideas. I had forgotten all about your delicious chicken cordon bleu. I made those last Easter and my family loved it! (My little kiddos said it was the best main dish ever!) I am definitely adding them to our menu soon.

    I also discovered your delicious carrot cake via the Easter menu ideas. Am I glad I found that! It was delicious! My husband loves carrot cake, and I thought I wasn’t a big fan…but boy am I ever! Yum!

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Mel!
    Do you plan on doing a detailed, step by step Easter menu like you did for Thanksgiving? We used that and everything was delicious!!!!

  20. Mel says:

    Karen – I sure do! I’ll post about it in the next few weeks.

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