Easter dinner is the ultimate of all Sunday dinners. And a feast worth celebrating with family and friends should be a joy to prepare, too. Until the Easter bunny decides to leave complete meals in your basket, these recipes are the next best thing. They make “dinner is served” a real cinch.


1. Deviled Eggs

The may be called “deviled,” but this super-smart use of all those Easter eggs just lying around is a downright inspired idea. Easy to make and delicious? They’re practically “angelic,” and our how-to will guide the way.

2. Mini Cantaloupe with Balsamic-Honey Drizzle

Springtime celebrations call for fresh, fruit flavors and this app delivers with a surprising combo of sweet, tangy, and crunchy. So amazing it’s nearly a melon miracle.

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3. Easy Ham

The name says it all. A few quick tricks and your Easter ham is a fancy affair that tastes divine. And so simple, you won’t mind at all when you’re unanimously voted to make it again next year, and the year after that, and the year after that …

4. Simple Honey-Glazed Salmon

Why not try salmon this Easter? With just humble ketchup and honey, this recipe makes such a delectable dish it almost seems supernatural. And you’ll have yourself a new Easter meal tradition.


5. Cracker Barrel’s Hashbrown Casserole
You want easy? Try this: Mix everything together. Put it in a pan, then put it in the oven. Serve to rave reviews. See? These hashbrowns are a gift to Easter dinners everywhere.

6. Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Awesome hosts know how to introduce people to each other who then hit it off and have a great time. And that’s exactly what this is about: Asparagus, meet Parmesan cheese. Best introduction ever.


7. Mini Rainbow Fruit Pizzas

Not all Easter treats come in a basket. Mini fruit pizzas combine sweet cookie crunch with fresh, fruit goodness. And it’s so yummy everyone will want one. So remember to share.

8. Carrot Sugar Cookies in Dirt

A mini version of the popular dirt desserts, this one is tailored just for Easter! A great treat for the holiday table.


9. Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Easter Eggnog

Why doesn’t the Easter bunny leave treats for grown-ups? The only logical reason is that he’s generously leaving it up to you to spread some extra cheer with this delish Easter eggnog.

10. Peach Bellini

Leave the jelly beans to the kids. This fizzy, fruity champagne drink is special just for the grown-ups. Not that it can’t come in an array of jelly bean flavors—peach, strawberry, mango, and more!

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