31 Easter Main Dish Recipes: Easter Hams, Leg of Lamb & More
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Easter dinner is one of the biggest meals of the year — and for many families, the main dish is the most important part of the meal. Our Easter ham recipes offer everything from traditional to fruity and festive, and we've got plenty of Easter pork roast recipes if that's what you and your gang prefer. For a change from the pig, you'll love our fresh and springy lamb recipes for Easter; they're surprisingly easy to prepare, and always impressive. We've even got some perfect-for-spring fish and poultry options, if you'd rather keep it more simple.
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Easter Ham Recipes
There's a cause for celebration when this baked ham makes its appearance on your table. We got the recipe for this baked ham from a viewer who said she was willing to let us in on a family secret, 'cause it's just too good not to share!
Don't pass by our recipe for Glazed Smoked Picnic Ham, 'cause you're gonna love that the glaze slowly caramelizes as it bakes, sealing in the the ham's natural juices.
Ham was no stranger to the early Southern settlers. It was so popular 'cause, with little or no refrigeration, cured ham was a safe choice.
The pineapple has long been a symbol of hospitality, and this classic holiday Pineapple Crusted Ham will surely welcome your gang to the table.
Any time you're in the mood for a great ham recipe, whether for the holidays or just a weeknight, they'll go hog wild for Anytime Ham, our semi-boneless ham casserole. Everything bakes up in one pan for easy cleanup, too.
Lamb Recipes for Easter
A traditional main course for Easter and springtime is leg of lamb. With it being so easy to roast, and often on sale, it's a company-fancy meal you'll all love!
Ready to impress your guests this holiday season? Your home will be clamoring with "Ooo's" and "Ahh's" as you bring this majestic Crown Roast of Lamb to the table.
Here's an old time tradition that's a lot easier than it used to be because of American spring lambs; which are younger and always mild and tender. Our Easy Spring Lamb is easy on the cook, and hard to pass up.
Looking to expand your cooking repertoire? Then abandon those pork chops and get ready to make your very own lamb chops! This is the perfect company-fancy dish to serve up with some veggies and a deli salad.
Easter Pork Recipes
Succulent pork tenderloin is a budget-friendly option when it comes to a company-fancy meal. This quick-and-easy skillet dish, complete with a flavor-packed sauce, will bring you fresh taste and lots of raves.
Our 15-Minute Glazed Pork Chops are fancy enough for company but easy enough to serve up for a weeknight meal. These skillet pork chops are smothered in a tasty glaze of Dijon mustard, making a dinner that'll leave the whole family reaching for seconds!
This pork roast is so impressive your guests will think a fancy catering company made it! Truth is, all you need is a little string and good stuffing to make this Dressed Up Pork Roast.
This one's in the bag...really! That's 'cause our Lemon Pork Tenderloin marinates in a bag filled with a flavorful mixture of lemon juice, garlic, and other seasonings. (The extra marinade is used to make a super sauce too!)
Once you start eating these Almost Stuffed Pork Chops, you may not be able to stop. Be careful, or the pork chops won't be the only things getting stuffed! Either way, they'll definitely be added to your list of favorite baked pork chop recipes.
Love pork tenderloin, but don't have enough time to marinate and bake? Our Bistro Pork Tenderloin gives all the flavor of an overnight marinade in just 25 minutes. With this recipe, it's never too late to choose pork loin for dinner!
Fish & Poultry Recipes for Easter
Whether you're inviting company over for the holidays, or want to treat yourself and a few guests to a fancy dinner dish, our recipe for Apricot Glazed Cornish Hens is the way to go. We add great flavor and tastes to these Cornish Hens with just a few simple ingredients, so you can impress without the mess!
For those times when you want to make your gang feel special anytime, or if you're having a dinner party; our easy yet elegant Company Chicken recipe is one of our Test Kitchen Favorites.
Our Bistro Catfish is so simple, yet it's bursting with flavor and you can have a fancy schmancy meal ready for the gang in no time!
This chicken dish is so "engaging" that one bite is all it'll take to fall in love. In fact, our Engagement Chicken is said to be so good that when a young lady makes it for her boyfriend, he's often so impressed, he'll ask her to marry him. While we can't guarantee results, we can assure you that it's downright tasty!
For those days when there's a lot to do and little time to do it, recipes like this Creamy Chicken and Rice are great. Your slow cooker does all the work, while you go about doing whatever it is you need to do. Come dinnertime your house will smell darn good and you'll have something tasty to eat!
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