Ask and you shall receive – we’ve always been a brunch fam, but I made us an Easter Dinner Menu if that’s more your vibe!
Let’s get this out of the way right up front – I don’t have a recipe for a ham! Whenever we did ham as kids, we would ALWAYS buy a Honeybaked Ham and then make this with the leftovers. So if you are going with a ham, I promise to remedy my lack of a recipe by next year! And in the meantime… here’s my Easter Dinner Menu (with my california girl spin!):
Asparagus Tart – A super simple asparagus and gruyere tart!! It’s made with store bought puff pastry so it’ll be ready in no time!
Marinated Olives and Feta – If you’re looking for a super low lift appetizer – these Marinated Olives and Feta would be a perfect fit!
Avocado Deviled Eggs – Avocado deviled eggs with bacon and chives for the win. I mean, naturally I used avocado to make these even more perfect for all of us.
Parmesan Cheddar Chive Biscuits – This biscuit recipe is a keeper! Not only are these light and fluffy but they are packed with not one, but 2 kinds of cheese. Um…. yes please. Throw in some fresh chives for a little pop of freshness and then call it a day!
Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb – This Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb will rock your world!! And while it looks fancy – it’s seriously easy to make!
Mac and Cheese – This super creamy mac and cheese with 2 kinds of cheese will be the most decadent mac and cheese you’ve ever had…. plus there’s a crispy topping! Can’t go wrong with a classic!
Gnocchi with Peas and Asparagus – A spring gnocchi recipe that you’ll absolutely love. Loaded with peas, asparagus, lemon and cheese, it’s the perfect quick and easy dinner party meal.
Steamed Salmon with Garlic, Herbs and Lemon – I’ve been making this for dinner parties for ages. It’s simple, incredibly flavorful, and I am 10000% positive you guys will be obsessed!!
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Smashed Peas – The peas, the chicken, the pan drippings, everything about this is truly perfection. And bonus – it uses frozen peas so all of the ingredients are going to be easy to come by!
SIDES & SALADS
Lemon Panko Parmesan Asparagus – I feel very strongly about this Lemon Panko Parmesan Asparagus. It’s not even fair to the other side dishes out there.
Potato Gratin – I mean, what’s not to love about thinly sliced potatoes layered with caramelized onions, heavy cream, tons of cheese, herbs, salt and pepper? It’s basically the most magical side dish on the planet.
Charred Carrots with Herbs – The Charred Carrots with Herbs are crispy on the outside, tender in the middle and doused with an herb topping that you’ll absolutely love!
Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes – You can’t go wrong with these potatoes. They’re doused with tons of fresh herbs which adds a pop of brightness and some extra flavor! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, exactly how you want them.
Cheesy Creamed Kale – If you’ve ever had creamed spinach before, I can guarantee you’ll love this Cheesy Creamed Kale just as much! It’s savory and extra cheesy, easy to make and easy to eat, and goes well as a side dish for just about everything.
Crispy Quinoa Spring Salad – The perfect spring time salad and the crispy quinoa will blow your mind.
Carrot Cake – The only thing you need when it comes to Easter dessert in my opinion.
Blueberry Skillet Cobbler – This blueberry skillet cobbler with ice cream is beyond. I mean you’ll want to eat it just straight out of the skillet. And the biscuit dough is everything.
Candied Citrus Cake -Talk about a showstopper – this Candied Citrus Cake is exactly that! A simple butter cake on the bottom and a crazy gorgeous candied citrus topping.
Mixed Berry Lemon Drenched Cake – This cake is drenched in a lemon simple syrup, topped with berries, coconut cream, and fresh berries. Perfect for a crowd.