With Easter weekend just around the corner, we all know it’s time to take after our bunny friend and hop into the kitchen to prep for Sunday dinner. Except… I don’t know about you, but I feel like doing the traditional Easter ham year after year can get a little old. That’s why today, we’re talking about meat alternatives that will wow and surprise your family.

That’s right! You want a beef chuck roast that’s juicier than the neighborhood gossip? What about a stuffed pork loin this holiday? I’ve got you covered. We’re starting with traditional roast leg of lamb, and then branching out into sheet pan and slow cooker dinners involving chicken, beef, pork and turkey Easter recipes that promise to add some pizzazz to your special occasion. Think of us as your one-stop information center for the best Easter dinner ideas.

And it doesn’t matter whether it’s your first time or your 10th time hosting the holiday. These easy-peasy Easter dinner ideas will leave your guests wow’d and coming back for more. Get ready, cuz this list is a feast for the eyes, and you’ll probably be very hungry after you see read through it.

A Greek Easter Odyssey: Traditional Roasted Lamb and Potatoes

Traditional Greek Roasted Lamb and Potatoes

Photo: Marilena’s Kitchen

Before you start thinking you need an entire lamb and a spit in your backyard, Marilena from Marilena’s Kitchen is bringing us Easter dinner on a much more doable scale. Her Traditional Greek Roasted Lamb and Potatoes is a dish that celebrates the rich tradition of eating lamb on Easter Sunday. Why lamb? Well, it’s a historical symbol of renewal and the spring season, which makes this classic dish the perfect main course for the holiday. 

Ready to try it? Check out the recipe here.


A Tropical Twist on Easter: Glazed Ham with Mango Ginger Glaze

easter ham mango glazed ginger recipe

Easter and ham go together like, well… Easter and chocolate eggs. And though we know Easter ham has been overdone, this is a wildly different take. The mango and ginger of this dish offer a tangy and fruity kick that makes it stand out from any other ham dish you’ve tried. Courtesy of Steamy Kitchen (that’s me!), this recipe is like sunshine on a plate. AND, it’s as easy as it gets, with just six ingredients standing between you and a great main course. You won’t have any leftover ham after this one.

Intrigued? Find the recipe here and let the glazing begin!


An Easter Flavor Symphony: Easy Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

easy herb-crusted rack of lamb

Photo: The Defined Dish

When Alex from The Defined Dish tells you she has an Easy Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb that’ll knock your socks off, you better believe her! With tender lamb seasoned with a symphony of herbs and all wrapped up in a crunchy panko crust, it’s the best of both worlds (texture and flavor) just in time for Easter! 

If want to treat your whole family to something special, get the recipe here and prepare yourself for applause.


Spring on a Plate: Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken

lemon garlic roast chicken

Photo: Cafe Delites

Karina from Cafe Delites is bringing us this spring-themed Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken, and this isn’t just any roast chicken. It’s a whole chicken, roasted in a skillet, and BURSTING with flavors like garlic, onion, lemon, and olive oil, as well as a hint of white wine for a little extra kick. You’ll end up with crispy, golden skin and meat so tender and juicy, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered making anything else. 

Want an Easter main that’s unforgettable? Check out the recipe here.


The One-Pot Wonder: Beef Chuck Roast

Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

Photo: Sunday Supper Movement

Does prepping your Easter meal in just a few minutes and then letting the oven do all the hard work sound good? Isabel from Sunday Supper Movement has the perfect thing just for you with her Beef Chuck Roast Recipe! Tender meat, surrounded by carrots and potatoes, all braised to perfection. It’s the kind of pot roast that’ll take you back to Sunday dinners at grandma’s house. And the best part? It leaves you free to enjoy the Easter egg hunts without worrying about your holiday dinner. (But everyone will think you slaved away for HOURS making it, and they don’t need to know otherwise.) 

Dive into the recipe here!


A New Easter Favorite: Apple & Bacon Stuffed Pork Loin

Apple & Bacon Stuffed Pork Loin

Photo: Tatyana’s Everyday Food

If you’re ready for something a little different (but absolutely DELICIOUS) this holiday, Tatyana from Tatyana’s Everyday Food has an Apple & Bacon Stuffed Pork Loin that’s both beautiful and flavorful. This pork tenderloin is a masterful blend of sweet apples, savory bacon, and tender pork, smothered with an easy-to-make (and hard to turn down) gravy. This dish might become such a favorite that your Easter guests start making yearly requests for it! 

Become the talk of the town by cooking up the recipe here.


Springtime Delight: Citrus Herb Roast Turkey Breast

Citrus Herb Roast Turkey Breast

Photo: Mom On Timeout

Who says turkey is only for Thanksgiving? Trish from Mom On Timeout invites us to rethink our Easter menu with this Citrus Herb Roast Turkey Breast. It’s light, it’s juicy, and it’s packed with lemon zest and herbs. It’s also a great option for smaller gatherings at the dinner table and an easy recipe that promises flaky goodness! 

Ready to brighten up your holiday meal? Your path to citrusy perfection begins here.


Mediterranean Magic: Greek Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki

Greek Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki

Photo: What’s Gaby Cooking

Last but certainly not least, Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking grabs our hand and takes us on a Mediterranean adventure with these Greek Lamb Meatballs. Served with an unforgettable feta Tzatziki, it’s a whole different take on the traditional easy roast lamb that tends to grace our tables this time of year. Trust me, these meatballs are sure to be the star of your Easter dinner menu this year. 

Try it and start meatballin’ here.


Are You Salivating Yet?

Did you enjoy our delicious assortment of Easter main dishes? We hope so! (I know that personally, putting this post together has made me very, VERY hungry, and as soon as I’m done hitting publish, I’m going to go stuff my face.)

And now, we’d love to hear from you! Which main course are you making and what Easter side dishes do you plan on serving with them this year? Baby carrots? Green beans? A cheesy potato casserole? Whatever you choose, let us know in the comments! We want to know all about it.

From our Steamy family, we’re wishing a Happy Easter to you and yours!


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