Simple and Festive Easter Dinner Ideas

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Following church on Sunday morning, there isn’t a better or more festive way to celebrate Easter than with a feast. The gathering of friends and family around a spring table, heavy with delicious seasonal offerings, will linger in memories for years. We’ve gathered beautiful dishes to give you some Simple and Festive Easter Dinner Ideas.

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The Menu

Smoked Salmon Crostini with Fennel

Caesar Salad Wonton Cups

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

A Spring Pea Salad with Radishes and Goat Cheese

Hot Cross Buns

Ham with Lemon Honey Glaze

Honey Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots

Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks

Spring Pound Cake Cupcakes

Simple and Festive Easter Dinner Ideas

Smoked Salmon Crostini with Fennel

“Simple yet sophisticated, crostini are a perfect appetizer to pass around before sitting down to dinner. Reserve a few fronds from the fennel bulbs to use as a garnish on top of the smoked salmon.”

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Caesar Salad Wonton Cups

“Everything tastes better in miniature form! These are made using wonton wrappers as the cups. They bake crispy and golden with just a light spray of oil. A great shortcut for appetizers!”

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Asparagus Gruyere Tart

“Gorgeous and impressive, this Asparagus Gruyere Tart makes for a delicious appetizer or main dish. It’s also super EASY to make! You’ve got to try this!”

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A Spring Pea Salad with Radishes and Goat Cheese

“When winter is finally over and the farmers’ markets are bursting with spring produce, celebrate by making this seasonal salad, which features two different types of peas as well as pea shoots, the delicate leaves and tendril that grow from the vines of a pea plant. Tender pea shoots won’t last long in the fridge, so serve them within a few days of purchase.”

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Hot Cross Buns

“To me, Hot Cross Buns are as synonymous with Good Friday as scrambling around town to buy Easter Egg dye and synthetic blue grass. There’s so much legend and lore behind Hot Cross Buns, which date back to the old country.” Ree Drummond

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Ham with Lemon-Honey Glaze

“Studded with cloves, this whole ham makes a beautiful centerpiece for a large Easter gathering. Since ham is quite rich, an accompanying glaze that offers bracing acidity—such as this one containing lemon juice, honey and shallots—makes a great counterpoint.”

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Honey Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots

“Tender honey brown sugar roasted carrots seasoned and baked to perfection make the perfect Easter holiday or everyday easy side dish.”

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Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks

“Thinly sliced potatoes and leeks soak up a mixture of milk, cream and broth in this recipe, an easy-to-assemble but luxurious accompaniment to a ham or other roast meats. If you have a mandoline, it’s useful for quickly slicing the potatoes into uniform slices.”

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Pound Cake Cupcakes

“A Thumbelina version of the tube-pan classic, these Pound Cake Cupcakes are pretty enough for a fairy-tale princess—and only a muffin tin away.”

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