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.
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
Easy Tropical Fruit Salad (4 ingredients)
Main Course Options
Boneless Pork Roast with Gravy (Reverse Sear)
Bone-In Turkey Breast with Pear Chutney
Sous Vide Lamb Chops with Mint Chimichurri
Reverse Sear Prime Rib (Mouthwatering)
The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe (No Peeling Needed)
Maple Glazed Carrots With Thyme and Orange Zest
Old Fashioned Carrot Cake Recipe with Pineapple
Vegetarian Easter Menu
Cheddar Biscuits With Bisquick
Main Course Options
Lemon Asparagus Risotto (Instant Pot)
Vegetable Strudel in Puff Pastry
Veggie Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Best Green Bean Recipe with Panko Crumbs
Tomato and Onion Salad
Moist Lemon Blueberry Loaf
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.
Easter brunch ideas
Here are a few of our favorites.
Hope you enjoy your Easter feast!
Cheryl and Jenna