From tasty appetizers to stunning desserts, serving your relatives and guests a traditional Easter dinner has never been so effortless and yummier. Many people think that Easter is all about seasonal candy, decorating eggs, & finding what the Easter bunny left behind, but can you actually celebrate a holiday without some kind of holiday feast?
Whether you are hosting Easter this year or you’re spending it at someone else’s house, you will surely want to have some of these irresistible Easter dishes on the menu. Depending on your traditions and culture, you may eat certain cuisines and foods on Easter that you wouldn’t eat on other days. Below are some of the best traditional Easter dishes you should definitely try.
1. Roasted Lamb Chops & Potatoes
Roasting lamb chops is much more effortless than juggling multiple frying pans & takes the hassle out of achieving perfectly-cooked lamb every time. Lamb chops with potatoes are typically bone-in meat chops, usually cut from the shoulder, sirloin, or rib of the animal.
These are all loaded with delicious flavors, tender, & cook very quickly, typically under 15 minutes depending on the meat thickness. The lamb chops are also much more affordable than a rack of lamb, & much simpler to make if you are looking for a more casual Easter meal.
2. Mac & Cheese Casserole
Macaroni & cheese is definitely a family favorite in many households on the festive occasions especially on Easter. However, many times people go for the boxed version of mac & cheese. This homemade mac and cheese recipe is way better & actually quite effortless to make!
The key is in the thick cheese sauce which is cooked from scratch. Parmesan & cheddar go perfectly together to make the mac & cheese irresistible. Traditional cheese and macaroni is a casserole baked in the pre-heated oven; however, it may be made in a saucepan on top of the stove or can be prepared by using a packaged mix.
3. Pastiera Napoletana (Italian Easter Pie)
Italian Easter Pie or Tart that is made with eggs, precooked wheat, lemon zest and ricotta. A classic Easter dish that for some reason is mainly served on Easter although many people make it all year round.. The pie is usually served cold, It’s delicious if done well!
4. Greek Moussaka With Minced Lamb & Pork
Moussaka is a layered oven casserole food dish simply made with vegetables & fresh meat. The most well-known version of moussaka cuisine is made with layers of eggplant slices, some cheese, & a meat sauce, topped with a thick tasty béchamel sauce; however, other favorites call for zucchini, or a mixture of vegetables.
More recently, a simpler meatless (vegetarian) version of this dish has also become widely available. The moussaka can be baked in a deep pot lined with fresh eggplant skins, which form a shinier, decorative sort of casing when the delicious moussaka is unmolded. A béchamel (also known as white sauce) with grated cheese is skillfully poured over the meat & fresh vegetables before the cuisine is baked.
5. Lasagna “Al Forno” With Veal & Pork
It’s one of the ultimate one-pot meals and one of the most-liked dishes on Easter dinner. Whether you are preparing cooking the family dinner or throwing a party, it is hard to go wrong with lasagna. Layers of fresh vegetables, delicious sauce, cheese, & sometimes meat, sandwiched in between the sheets of pasta, make for a cuisine that is just as fun to eat as it is to prepare.