Easter Menu Ideas

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Looking for some fresh Easter Menu Ideas? I’m thinking outside the ham and potatoes box with these quick and easy, but super delicious recipes.

Easter Menu Ideas | Good Cheap Eats

Can you believe that Easter is just a week away?! The calendar has been a little tricky cramming it so close to St Patrick’s Day. Poor April, what does she have going for her this year?

We’ve got a busy few weeks ahead of us as a family, but I am really looking forward to Easter. The kids have had a ball with the new kind of Easter Egg Hunt I instituted a few years ago, so I know that will be lots of fun. I’m hoping the weather cooperates so we can go on a bike ride and maybe fly a kite.

I’m also planning a simple, but delicious meal for our Easter dinner. If I want to spend the day OUTSIDE, then I need quick and easy for our meal plan. In years past, I’ve spent hours in the kitchen while the good weather taunted me from outdoors. Not this year.

Not if I can help it.

If you’re looking for some easy Easter menu ideas, I’ve got you covered with these. They are make-ahead and quick and easy to prepare.

Easter Menu Ideas

Easter Menu Ideas | Good Cheap Eats

Herb Butter for Fish

Preparing fish does not need to be complicated. It cooks up very quickly and this Herb Butter for Fish can make it special in just moments. Just place this compound butter atop hot, cooked fish and it will melt into an instant, delicious sauce.

Easter Menu Ideas | Good Cheap Eats

Easy Chicken and Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Pilaf

These Easy Chicken and Green Beans cook up extremely quickly. You can even cook the chicken tenders from frozen if you need to. Round out the meal with Creamy Mushroom Pilaf. It will put all those boxed mixes to shame.

Easter Menu Ideas | Good Cheap Eats

Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad

This Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad is super easy and quick to assemble. It’s packed with flavor thanks to pesto, sundried tomatoes, and black olives.

Easter Menu Ideas | Good Cheap Eats

Ham and Gruyere Quiche with Leeks

If brunch is your Easter tradition, try this Ham and Gruyere Quiche with Leeks. The ingredients are simple but combine to make an amazing dish that is sure to please.

Easter Menu Ideas | Good Cheap Eats

Spicy Grilled Tri-Tip

Tri tip is a simple cut of meat that packs a big punch. We like to prepare this Spicy Grilled Tri-Tip with a simple seasoning that is out of this world.

Easter Menu Ideas | Good Cheap Eats

Chicken and Prosciutto Salad

Who says salad can’t be a meal? I loved this Chicken and Prosciutto Salad so much in London that I had to recreate it at home. It will fill you up and treat your tastebuds.

Easter Menu Ideas | Good Cheap Eats

Empty Tomb Cake

Finish off your Easter meal with a dessert that celebrates the true reason for Easter! This Empty Tomb Cake is a tradition in our house. It’s fun to make with the kids, delicious to eat, and a great reminder that He is risen, indeed!

What’s going on YOUR Easter menu?

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. karen J says

    We are not celebrating Easter until the weekend after due to family schedules. We’re the grandparents and are happy to get the family together whenever it works. We are pretty traditional with Easter food-ham (not spiral, don’t like them), asparagus, fruit salad, and my late mom’s curried potato egg casserole. For dessert the grandkids and I make a bunny cake-two rounds one which turns into the head the other is cut into ears and a bow tie. We decide on a frosting color then cover the whole thing with lots of coconut and jelly bean eyes and nose.

  2. Joyce Perdue says

    We are Christians but celebrate Passover so am looking for some good Passover recipes. Also Passover ends on my birthday of April 30th. Being ministers, we are going to be feeding some of our flock for the Passover food. Any good ideas? We do not follow the strict Jewish meal though so are open to ideas.

    • I’m a little late in responding to comments, but I’ve always found Bon Appetit magazine to be a great source for Passover recipes. So creative.

  3. Micha says

    We’re doing roasted chicken, potatoes, cornbread dressing, gravy, rolls, and a couple of vegetables. Not the usual Easter fare but it’s simple and everyone will eat it.

  4. Marci says

    All holidays are a double celebration, meaning 2 parties in one day! My family and my Hubby?s family. Its always pot luck style. I always double what I bring. This years were bringing Chinese chicken salad, creme brulee and my 11 yr old son is making carrot cake w/cream cheese frosting. I know a weird combination, but it seems to all work out in the end with all the rest of the family dishes- which crossover all of our ethnic boundaries, but taste yummy.

    I bought two bags of asian salad mixes and shredding a roasted chicken from costco. Will make homemade oriental dressing (we dont like the premade dressing in the bag- yuck!) The creme brulee was a last minute add. Costco had them pre-made in glass ramekins, 6 for $3.99. We thought they were cheap enough for us to buy 10 sets. We also got strawberries, blueberries, rasberries and blackberries to put right on top.

    Im happy not to spend hours in the kitchen this easter, I just returned from a week-long business trip and needed to take it easy for a few days.
    Happy Easter

    • I will have to look for the creme brulees at Costco some time. I’ve never seen them in my stores.

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