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Our 7 Most Popular Easter Dinners

Looking for top-rated Easter dinner ideas? These are the most popular main dish recipes our home cooks turn to when they're planning their special Easter feasts.

1. Honey Glazed Ham

This crowd favorite rivals that expensive spiral-cut ham (you know the one). Be sure to line your roasting pan with foil for easier clean-up because you're going to baste very generously with the delectable glaze.



Honey Glazed Ham | Photo by annie

More: How to cook a perfect ham.

2. Roasted Rack of Lamb

This impressive looking roast is actually easier to make than it looks. For easier carving, ask your butcher to remove the chine bone so you can slice between the ribs to make chops for serving.


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Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb | Photo by Meredith

More: How to roast tender, juicy lamb.

3. Roast Leg of Lamb

It really could not be easier to make this gorgeous, flavorful roast. Some reviewers added potatoes to roast right in the pan juices.


Roast Leg of Lamb

Roast Leg of Lamb | Photo by The British Baker

4. Garlic Prime Rib

Be sure to use a meat thermometer to get an accurate temperature reading so your special-occasion roast turns out perfectly cooked.


Prime Rib

Photo by Meredith

More: Get the secrets to roasting perfect prime rib.

5. Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon

Topped with seasoned buttery breadcrumbs, this simple baked salmon makes an elegant presentation.



Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon | Photo by bd.weld

More: The one thing you need to do before cooking salmon.

6. Simple Savory Pork Roast

The boneless pork loin you'll use for this recipe is a relatively lean cut of meat and will not give off a lot of juice. You'll want to have some wine or broth on hand to deglaze the pan for a simple pan sauce.



Pork Roast | Photo by Meredith

More: Let Chef John show you how to make a simple pan sauce.

7. Jinx-Proof Braised Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks go for a low, slow braise in a deeply flavored broth to make a fork-tender dish that's worth the wait.

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* Explore our entire collection of Easter recipes, including tempting appetizers, gorgeous Easter breads, and luscious desserts.


Vanessa Greaves

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