Show me the bunny! Happy Easter, Passover, Ramadan and Vaisakhi everyone. This year, many sacred days overlapped for the first time since 1991. We celebrated the holidays with our family. Are you looking for the best ideas for an Easter dinner menu? If so, we have some easy Easter dinner menu ideas that even a takeout queen or king can make. We created an adorable Easter cheeseboard and served a roasted leg of lamb with roasted potatoes. We are excited to share our Easter dinner menu with you.
Best Ideas for an Easter Dinner Menu
Some bunny to love. Easter is one of our favorite holidays and some years we even celebrate this holiday twice. We usually host a traditional Easter with our family and a Greek Easter with our friends. This year, Greek / Orthodox Easter is April 24th, so you can use some of these Easter dinner menu ideas this weekend.
Don’t worry, be hoppy. Our Easter dinner menu almost always includes lamb. Lamb chops are our favorite but a leg of lamb is much easier to prepare. We recommend potluck style that way you can focus on the decorations and some of the food. It can be quite overwhelming and expensive to host, decorate and cook everything.
How to Style an Easter Dinner Party Tablescape?
I’m so egg-cited and I just can’t hide it. We wanted to create a gorgeous tablescape to go with our delicious Easter dinner menu. We dressed the table with blue spring linens from Williams Sonoma.
All the bunny ladies, now put your paws up! Our floral centerpiece featured an assortment of mini white carnations in a yellow vase. Flowers don’t have to break the bank. These were only $8!
I wanna dance with some-bunny. Each place setting from our Easter dinner party featured gold chargers, floral plates, floral linens, wooden napkin rings, a wine glass and water glass.
I’m all ears today. This adorable bunny wine bag is a great way to bring wine to an Easter dinner party.
How to Make a Cheese Board for Easter Dinner Party?
Bunny I’m home. Holiday cheese boards are an easy way to get festive with food. The key to a great cheese board is to make it full with lots of color, flavor and texture. If your party is small, use a small wooden board or serving plate. Lately, we have been making our grazing boards with cookies, chocolate and cheese (Valentine’s Day and St. Paddy’s Day).
I whip my hare back and forth. For this Easter dinner party cheese board, you’ll need Easter egg chocolates, jelly beans, cheese, crackers, fruit, bread and jam. We recommend three types of cheese. We selected a sharp yellow cheddar, an herbed goat cheese and a Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor. Always add the cheeses first to the board. Next fill in with crackers and fresh bread. Then add the holiday cookies. We placed fig jam in a bunny measuring cup. Next add the Cadbury mini egg chocolates, jellybeans, and fruit. This board is both an appetizer and dessert all in one.
Easter Dinner Menu: The Food
Nobody’s too hip to hop on Easter. We prepared a leg of lamb with roasted potatoes for the main. This dish is pretty easy to prepare. We made the marinade and roasted it for about 90 minutes.
Easter Dinner Menu: The Wine
Some bunny needs wine. We ordered our wine from WineText, which is is powered by WineLibrary. Ordering wine from WineText is an easy two step process. First you sign up on the website and enter your contact info and payment details. It takes less than two minutes. Then you’ll receive a text message everyday around noon with a wine special. You just reply with the number of bottles that you want to order. We sipped on a 2018 Chateau Du Moulin Haut Medoc. The wine is spiced with black pepper and nutmeg and paired well with our main course.
Hoppily ever after! We hope you had a spectacular Easter this year! If are celebrating Greek Easter this weekend, check out our tips too.
Roasted Leg of Lamb
- 1 5 to 6 pound leg of lamb
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.
- Pat lamb dry with paper towels. Using a sharp knife, score the top side of the lamb with shallow cuts.
- In a small bowl, mix garlic, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, Dijon, salt and pepper.
- Place lamb, on a rack in the prepared roasting pan. Spread garlic mixture evenly over the lamb.
- Place into oven and roast until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F for medium, about 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes, or until desired doneness. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing.
- Serve immediately with potatoes.
Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance.Reba McEntire