Make-Ahead Easter Dinner Menu
Getting Easter dinner on the table doesn't have to be stressful! Thanks to our make-ahead menu, you can be ready for guests without spending all day in the kitchen. Simply follow our easy plan and helpful tips for getting dinner on the table. Mix and match these make-ahead recipes for an Easter dinner that's so impressive no one will know it was super easy.
Rosemary Roasted Nuts
A trio of roasted nuts is the perfect light start to Easter dinner. For the most flavor, toss with fresh rosemary, butter, and cayenne pepper up to three days before guests arrive.
Get the Rosemary Roasted Nuts recipe.
Bacon and Cheese Deviled Eggs
They say everything's better with bacon, and these eggs are no exception. Topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives, they're sure to be the star of your Easter table. Make them up to a day before party time.
It wouldn't be Easter dinner without ham. Make this sweet-fruity version up to four hours ahead of dinnertime and keep in the fridge until it's time to bake.
Get the Cherry-Stuffed Ham recipe.
Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses
Assemble this up to two days before Easter dinner. The bubbly bake is best served straight from the oven and topped with plenty of fresh parsley.
Skillet Scalloped Corn
Chill this sweet corn sautee for two days before dinner. To finish, top with toasted crackers, green onion, and fresh herbs like basil.
Get the Skillet Scalloped Corn recipe.
Cheesy Gouda Mashed Potatoes with Pancetta
It wouldn't be a party without cheesy potatoes. Make this easy side up to 24 hours before dinner and bake just before serving.
White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce
Cheesecake is always a showstopper dessert. Whip up this white chocolate-raspberry version a day before Easter dinner. To serve, slice and top with our triple-raspberry sauce.
Make the meringue shells up to a day before guests arrive. Simply fill with lemon curd and berries before dessert. A sprinkle of fresh mint adds a pop of color and flavor.
Get the Lemon-Blueberry Pavlova recipe.
More Easter Dinner Inspiration
Make the most delicious Easter dinner with our collection of easy recipes for Easter ham, desserts, and more! Plus, get creative twists on classic dishes and chocolaty Easter desserts.