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Easter Dinner For Two: 2 unique menus 2023

We’ve crafted an Easter dinner for two with 2 unique menus – a traditional-ish menu and a vegetarian menu. Of course you can mix and match the appetizers, main dishes, sides and desserts to create your own menu instead.

Either way, you will be sitting down to a delicious Easter meal you will love.

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Easter is one of those special occasions to celebrate with loved ones. Often that means a large gathering. Today we are creating a celebration just for two – a partner, family member, spouse or friend.

Creating an Easter dinner with delicious recipes can feel overwhelming, so we’ve curated two Easter menu options. They both take advantage of spring vegetables with one or two traditional recipes.

Dinner-for-two menus: what to expect

The Easter recipes below work for two (maybe with a few leftovers). Or they can easily be scaled down if you prefer not to make too much food.

Each menu includes a starter, several main course options, sides and a dessert. Find the recipes below each menu.

Needless to say, you can mix and match to create your own menu.

You won’t see a ham recipe here. You will see other great ideas. At least we think you will 🙂 Keep in mind that all these menus can serve more people if you adjust servings.

Traditional (ish) Easter Menu

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Easy Tropical Fruit Salad (4 ingredients)

bowl of tropical fruit salad with fresh orange juice.
Make this vibrant tropical fruit salad as a gorgeous, refreshing ending to a meal or as an appetizer served in mini cups. Just 15 minutes prep time. And perfect colors for Easter!
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Main Course Options

Boneless Pork Roast with Gravy (Reverse Sear)

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I love using the reverse sear method with a boneless pork roast. It takes a bit longer, but the meat always comes out super moist and tender edge-to-edge. This would make a delicious elegant Easter main course.
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Bone-In Turkey Breast with Pear Chutney

sliced turkey breast with pear chutney on board
A simple roasted bone-in turkey breast with pear chutney makes for a surprisingly no-fuss, healthy and delicious Easter for two. A 2 pound half breast is the perfect size,
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Sous Vide Lamb Chops with Mint Chimichurri

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Check out these little beauties. Sous vide lamb chops cooked to perfection. Moist, tender and no stress about over cooking. Worth the extra cook time if you have it. I like to serve the chops with a bright spring herb sauce or mint chimichurri.
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Reverse Sear Prime Rib (Mouthwatering)

sliced prime rib roast on cutting board
This classic prime rib recipe uses the reverse-sear method to create mouth watering, medium-rare meat throughout the entire roast. It doesn't get better than that. Try to snag a 2 pound prime rib for your Easter dinner for two.
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Side Dishes

The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe (No Peeling Needed)

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Basic mashed potatoes are a must with turkey, pork roast, prime rib or just about anything with gravy. These are light, fluffy, creamy and sensational. No peeling necessary. 25 minutes.
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Maple Glazed Carrots With Thyme and Orange Zest

maple glazed carrots on round white plate.
A fresh bunch of carrots roasted with honey and thyme, and garnished with orange zest, make these roasted honey glazed carrots irresistible. A jazzed up simple side dish, traditional for Easter. 30 minutes.
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Old Fashioned Carrot Cake Recipe with Pineapple

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Carrots and carrot cake are pretty traditional at Easter. This super moist carrot cake with pineapple is packed with extra flavor from walnuts, coconut and a classic cream cheese icing. And no stand mixer needed – the whole cake is mixed with a wooden spoon!
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Vegetarian Easter Menu


Cheddar Biscuits With Bisquick

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I am not a huge Red Lobster fan, but I do love these copycat cheddar biscuits with bisquick. Soft and warm and cheesy with a hint of garlic. Delish! 20 minutes.
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Main Course Options

Lemon Asparagus Risotto (Instant Pot)

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The instant pot is a dream when it comes to risotto. This lemon asparagus risotto – a great recipe for spring – is no exception. Creamy, tender, lemony rice loaded with fresh asparagus. The best part is no constant stirring required. 25 minutes.
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Vegetable Strudel in Puff Pastry

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This vegetable strudel wraps a savory filling of sweet potatoes, onion, peppers, apple, spinach & goat cheese in a flaky puff pastry. It's a wonderful make-ahead main or side dish for a special occasion. And easy a store-bought puff pastry. 50 minutes.
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Veggie Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

grilled stuffed mushroom cap on cutting board.
A delicious main or side dish, these vegetarian stuffed portobello mushrooms, filled with fresh veggies, herbs and cheese, are a wonderful change of pace. They can be grilled or baked. Make 2 per person for a main course with sides. 36 minutes
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Side dishes

Best Green Bean Recipe with Panko Crumbs

 If you're looking for a vibrant, colorful, make-ahead side dish with classic flavors and some good crunch for your Easter table, try our best green beans with lemon garlic panko crumbs. Serve hot or at room temperature. < 20 minutes.
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Tomato and Onion Salad

This sweet, tangy marinated tomato salad with homemade Catalina dressing creates a colorful side dish even when tomatoes are not at their best. 15 minute prep.
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Moist Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Moist, lemony and bursting with blueberries, this Lemon Blueberry Loaf is a wonderful ending to any special occasion.
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Easter food traditions

Easter dinner recipes vary widely based on culture and family traditions. For some, Easter reflects deep religious traditions.

Others celebrate with the fun parts like Easter eggs, Easter candy, hiding Easter baskets, a colorfully decorated Easter table or an Easter egg hunt.

Typical Easter dinner fare in North America and several other western cultures include a ham recipe, sides, salads and desserts. Pretty much a special occasion Sunday dinner with ham.

Why ham? The tradition started because ham was cured and widely available back in the day. Here is an explanation about how ham became a tradition. Many families stay with this tradition. Others find alternatives for dietary reasons or if ham is not their thing.

Another common main dish served on on Easter Day is roast lamb which has origins from the first Passover seder.

Traditional sides for this holiday dinner include homemade biscuits, sweet glazed carrots, asparagus and a cheesy potato casserole.

Breakfast on Easter Sunday will often include boiled eggs. And some families serve hot cross buns on Good Friday.

Hope you enjoy your Easter feast!

Cheryl and Jenna

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