Easy Easter Dinner Ideas

Walmart’s editors have created a collection of easy Easter dinner ideas. Gather around the table with friends and family to enjoy traditional Easter dishes and new favourites.

Is it your turn to host the family Easter dinner? Or perhaps you’ve volunteered to take something to contribute to the annual feast? No worries! We’ve put together a collection of easy yet delicious recipes to help satisfy everyone gathered around the dinner table. These holiday menu ideas include appetizers, salads, main courses, side dishes and desserts that you’ll be proud to serve and share with relatives and guests.

Easy Easter Dinner Ideas:

  • Appetizers
  • Campbell’s Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Balls
  • Creamy Garlic Broccoli Bites
  • Salads
  • Spring Greens with Celery Salad
  • Savoury Potato Salad
  • Main courses
  • Our Finest Half Ham
  • Honey Mustard Salmon
  • Quinoa and Cranberry Pilaf
  • Side dishes
  • Campbell’s Creamy Green Bean Casserole
  • Maple-Dijon Carrots
  • Browned Buttery Brussels Sprouts
  • Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
  • Desserts
  • Pear Ginger Upside-Down Cake
  • Not-So-Sinful Brownies

Appetisers

Appy Easter! These appetiser ideas are sure to delight whether you’re hosting or hopping off to a party with your peeps.

Campbell's Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Balls
Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serving size: 10

Campbell’s Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Balls

A bite-sized version of the classic cheese ball, this savoury Campbell’s recipe bursts with flavour complemented by the sweetness of cherries and the zest of lemon. These tempting tidbits are rolled in pistachios for added crunch and nutty goodness.

Creamy Garlic Broccoli Bites
Prep time: 20 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Serving size: 24

Creamy Garlic Broccoli Bites

Easy-peasy cheesy! These hors-d’oeuvres are great to serve while dinner guests await the Easter feast. They feature cream cheese baked inside puff pastry. Cream of Broccoli dry soup mix by Knorr infuses extra yummy flavour into each bite.

Salads

A salad course is a wonderful way to begin your big Easter meal. It will have your tastebuds bursting with springtime freshness thanks to flavourful ingredients.

Spring Greens with Celery Salad
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 0 min
Serving size: 6

Spring Greens with Celery Salad

The perfect starter for your main course, this green salad tossed and topped with a simple homemade Dijon dressing provides a wonderful mix of fresh, sweet and citrus flavours.

Savoury Potato Salad
Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serving size: 10

Savoury Potato Salad

Potato salad always reminds me of when I was a kid growing up. Serve it alongside your favourite leafy salad during Easter dinner or with leftover slices of cold ham the day after. This recipe calls for Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise. It features three ingredients, so you can whip up one of these easy salads as quick as a bunny!

Main courses

Whether you plan to serve a traditional Easter ham or a meat alternative, these palate-pleasing recipes will take centre stage as the main attraction on your dinner table or buffet.

Our Finest Half Ham
Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 2 hr
Serving size: 23

Our Finest Half Ham

To put the ease in your Easter celebration dinner prep, this Our Finest ham conveniently comes with a pouch of glaze. Whether you serve it glazed or not, guests will be asking for second helpings of the juicy, tender slices of pork.

Honey Mustard Salmon
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Serving size: 4

Honey Mustard Salmon

Honeymustard glaze isn’t just for pork! This quick-and-easy grilled salmon recipe provides a delicious alternative to traditional hams at the Easter feast. You could also serve it as your fish dish for Good Friday.

Quinoa and Cranberry Pilaf
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 24 min
Serving size: 10

Quinoa and Cranberry Pilaf

Perhaps you need a menu idea for the vegetarians on your Easter guest list. Simply substitute chicken stock with vegetable broth when making this pilaf. With protein-packed quinoa, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese, you’ll find it’s a tasty and satisfying dish. Leave out the cheese if you prefer a vegan option.

 

 

 

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Side dishes

These sides will help bring tasty variety to any Easter spread. They are quick to prepare and easy to transport if you’ve volunteered to take a homemade vegetable dish to your holiday gathering.

Campbell’s Creamy Green Bean Casserole
Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serving size: 8

Campbell’s Creamy Green Bean Casserole

Green beans get all dressed up for Easter dinner! Here’s a classic Campbell’s recipe that is flavoured with low-fat cream of mushroom soup and baked in a casserole dish. This colourful veggie side is topped with sliced almonds and hickory-smoked potato sticks, creating a mouthwatering combination of creaminess and crispness.

Maple-Dijon Carrots
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 7 min
Serving size: 4

Maple-Dijon Carrots

What’s up, Doc? You don’t have to be a “wascally wabbit” to enjoy these carrots that are doctored up with Dijon mustard and maple syrup. Delish paired with our main course ideas!

Browned Buttery Brussels Sprouts
Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 40 min
Serving size: 4

Browned Buttery Brussels Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are kind of like tiny cabbages. These are boiled then sautéed with Becel Buttery Taste margarine and chopped shallots for buttery goodness. If Peter Rabbit loved hanging out in the cabbage patch, I’m sure he’d devour this veggie dish, too!

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 12 min
Serving size: 6

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

One of my faves for special-occasion meals, this recipe for mashed potatoes is simplified by the fact that you don’t need to peel your red spuds. Trust me! Sour cream and herbs are all you need to make this classic comfort food extra tasty.

Desserts

Easy to make and oh-so-tempting, these sweets will be a welcome addition to the dessert table at any Easter celebration.

Pear Ginger Upside-Down Cake
Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 35 min
Serving size: 12

Pear Ginger Upside-Down Cake

Simply scrumptious, this pretty upside-down cake saves time for the chef because you don’t frost it. It’s easy to make and tastes as good as it looks.

Not-So-Sinful Brownies
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 25 min
Serving size: 8

Not-So-Sinful Brownies

This moist brownie recipe calls for applesauce and Quaker oats, so you won’t feel quite so guilty about indulging in these sweet chocolate morsels. Serve individual brownies on their own or with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream on top for an effortless yet elevated dessert.

During the Easter holiday, you’ll likely be on the hop, entertaining or visiting friends and relatives. We hope these easy Easter dinner ideas from Walmart make your festivities a breeze while you’re busy making memories.

See also: Easter Egg Decorations and Ideas

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Kelli Rickard lives just east of Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a senior copywriter and former radio announcer, she’s a seasoned communicator who has written about everything from kitchen spatulas to rock stars to news stories for nearly 30 years. Kelli is a proud Maritimer who loves cooking healthy meals and puttering around the house as her tuxedo-wearing cat supervises. When not perfecting the art of being a homebody, she enjoys trips to nearby beaches and distant shores with her husband, working out, and catching up with friends over great food and wine.