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Perfect Complements: 12 BEST Side Dish Ideas for Easter

Easter is a special time, and of course, we all want to impress our friends and family with a fabulous Easter dinner.

That means the perfect Spring spread- we’ve got you covered.

Everyone’s talking about Easter dinner these days.

Guests will be impressed by your style and grace when they see how much work you went into planning such an epic Easter dinner.

There’s nothing like a fantastic Easter dinner to bring family and friends together.

You can make the day even more festive and fun by making your own unique Easter meal, and you can do it easily using this handy guide.

The trick is to choose recipes that are easy to make, delicious, and impressive enough for a special occasion.

No one wants to deal with complicated recipes on one of the most relaxing days of the year.

I’m here to help you plan the perfect spread, no matter how many people you’re cooking for.

Just follow these simple tips and tricks, and it’ll be just like magic.

We’ve got an epic menu planned- so get ready to impress.

What to Serve for Easter Dinner? 12 BEST Ideas

what to serve for easter dinner best ideas

Easter dinner is one of the most important meals of the year.

So, if you want to invite some friends over to spend Easter Sunday with you, these are ten ideas for what to serve at your Easter dinner.

You can’t go wrong with any of them.

This list includes decadent appetizers, traditionally beloved recipes, and even a few lighter ideas, so there’s something for everyone.

1 – Pineapple-Glazed Ham

pineappleglazed ham

Ham is a staple for Easter dinner, and the recipe linked here is one of the best you’ll find.

It’s simple but has such a delicious flavor.

Not to mention that it looks beautiful on the table when made like in the photo.

The pineapple glaze is 100% the best part of it, making this dish even more appealing during Easter.

To make this, expect to spend about 3 hours – but for the sake of your guests (and the meal), it’s completely worth it.

The ham is also great for leftovers if you’re looking to save money.

2 – Rosemary Cheese Ravioli

rosemary cheese ravioli

Everyone has their favorite ravioli recipe (and this one is ours), but the fresh rosemary and cheeses make it perfect for Easter dinner.

The meal comes together quickly and tastes like something you’d get at a fancy restaurant.

It’s filling but light, which makes it perfect for your guests.

This dish is also great to make some ahead of time (the day before) and leave in the fridge until serving – especially if you’re looking for last-minute Easter dinner ideas.

3 – Asparagus with Parmesan, Almonds, and Egg

asparagus with parmesan almonds and egg

If you’re looking to add a little green to your Easter dinner spread, this is the dish for you.

It’s healthy but has some flair from the almonds and egg on top – plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time.

The flavor combination is unique- your guests will love the crunch from the almonds and the saltiness from the Parmesan cheese.

The asparagus is also crisp and compliments the flavor of this dish perfectly.

4 – Mexican Breakfast Casserole

mexican breakfast casserole

If you’re looking to switch things up, we recommend trying this for your Easter dinner.

It’s a bit more “unconventional,” but if you’re looking for something different, this dish is it.

The casserole has all the ingredients in one (think an omelet), so it’s easy to serve and eat.

You can also make it ahead of time.

This dish is also great because it contains avocado – which is rich in healthy fats that are good for your guests – and eggs packed with protein.

5 – Lamb Chops with Mint Sugar

lamb chops with mint sugar

These lamb chops can be served as an appetizer/side dish, but we recommend putting the mint sugar on top to make it a main dish.

The reason why is that these are delicious when put together.

They’re savory but have some lightness from the mint sugar.

The dish is also great to make ahead of time – put together on a baking sheet and cover with saran wrap until ready to cook.

6 – Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower Salad

beef tenderloin with roasted cauliflower salad

This dish is all about presentation.

The beef tenderloin paired with the roasted cauliflower and then drizzled with a balsamic reduction makes such a delicious meal.

It’s excellent as a main dish if you don’t want to serve it as an appetizer.

The beef is also lean and has a unique flavor from the balsamic reduction on top – making this meal hearty but light enough for Easter dinner.

Once you’re ready to serve, just cut into the beef and top with the cauliflower salad – it’s beautiful when plated.

7 – Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Brie, Herbs, and Onions

prosciuttowrapped asparagus with brie herbs and onions

If you’re looking to impress your guests with something classy (but also easy), this is the dish for you.

This appetizer takes minutes to make but tastes like something you’d get at a fancy restaurant.

The flavors are incredible – the saltiness of the prosciutto compliments the brie and asparagus perfectly.

Plus, it’s a dish that your guests will be impressed with.

You can also add in some peppers to give it a little kick.

8 – Baked Cashews Two Ways

baked cashews two ways

Looking for something crunchy to serve as an appetizer? We recommend serving these baked cashews two ways: one spicy, one sweet.

They’re crispy and have a unique flavor from the spices – they’re crunchy and delicious.

This two-way appetizer is also great because it’s quick to make, making it perfect for last-minute Easter dinner ideas.

The spices are entirely customizable, so feel free to play around with what you like best.

9 – Baked Salmon with Citrus Salad

baked salmon with citrus salad

This dish is great because it’s light and flavorful.

It’s delicious on its own but can also be served as an aside.

The flavors of the salmon complement the citrus salad perfectly – it takes a few minutes to get it together, but the result is worth it.

To make this dish:

  • Bake the salmon with some salt and pepper.
  • While you’re waiting for that to finish up, prepare the citrus salad by combining oranges, grapefruits, red onion, fennel bulb (sliced), olive oil, rice vinegar, cilantro leaves, and salt.
  • Add in some avocado chunks for added creaminess and serve on top of the salmon when it’s done.

10 – Spring Pasta with Salmon and Peas

spring pasta with salmon and peas

This easy dish is a crowd pleaser and will be on your table in no time.

All you need to do is boil some pasta and stir-fry some salmon and peas with garlic, soy sauce, salt, and pepper.

Serve on top of the pasta. It’s so simple, yet it tastes so good.

The cheeky garlic and soy sauce flavors blend cheekily with fresh pasta noodles, creamy peas, and juicy salmon.

What’s not to love?

11- Classic Deviled Eggs

classic deviled eggs

The perfect appetizer for any occasion, these Easter deviled eggs are tasty with just the right amount of spice.

There is no preparation necessary for this dish.

To make, halve the eggs lengthwise, remove yolks and place them in a bowl.

Then add to the bowl mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper for flavor.

Mix well until smooth, then spoon into egg white halves.

Top with paprika or dill if you want to fancy it up a bit.

12 – Slow Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup

slow cooker creamy cauliflower soup

This soup is perfect for all you vegetarians out there – it’s creamy, healthy, and flavorful without being too heavy.

And if the sound of slow cooker cauliflower soup isn’t enough to make your mouth water, then we don’t know what will.

All you need to do is add the ingredients (sans-cheese and cream) to a slow cooker, put on low heat, and let simmer for 4 hours.

Then add the cheese and cream and give it a good stir – serve immediately or keep on low heat until you’re ready.

Either way, this soup will be a hit with everyone at your Easter dinner.


Easter Dinner is coming up, and it’s time to impress your family and friends with delicious, mouth-watering food.

We recommend trying out these 12 ideas for the best dinner ever – your guests will be happy you did, and you’ll get tons of compliments (which is always lovely).

So don’t wait another minute and make one (or two) of these delicious dishes today.

what to serve for easter dinner

What to Serve for Easter Dinner? 12 BEST Ideas

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Servings 1 Serving


  • Pineapple-Glazed Ham
  • Rosemary Cheese Ravioli
  • Asparagus with Parmesan Almonds, and Egg
  • Mexican Breakfast Casserole
  • Lamb Chops with Mint Sugar
  • Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower Salad
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Brie Herbs, and Onions
  • Baked Cashews Two Ways
  • Baked Salmon with Citrus Salad
  • Spring Pasta with Salmon and Peas
  • Classic Deviled Eggs
  • Slow Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup


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