Easter Recipes

Spring into Easter with our complete guide to the holiday. We’ve rounded up the best party planning tips, family activities (hello, dyed eggs!) and Easter recipes that’ll have you covered from brunch to dinner to dessert.

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Ham & Pineapple Kabobs

1 review

For a twist on the usual holiday fare, we turn ham and pineapple into juicy kabobs. The marinade gets its zip from hoisin, teriyaki and soy sauces. —Chandra Lane-Sirois, Kansas City, Missouri

Festive Ham Glaze

8 reviews

As long as I can remember, my favorite room's been the kitchen. My glaze dates back to shortly after my...


Lamb with Spinach and Onions

Grilling is a wonderful way to prepare lamb. The marinade and on-the-side onion sauce enhance the meat's naturally terrific taste.


Beef Tenderloin Supreme

A wine and mushroom gravy gives fantastic flavor to tenderloin slices. It’s perfect for entertaining because the meat marinates overnight.


Herb Grilled Pork Tenderloin

A flavorful herb marinade gives a lovely glaze and lots of savory grilled taste to this moist, melt-in-your-mouth tenderloin. The...

Best Leg of Lamb

2 reviews

When Julia Child visited my cousin's winery 20 years ago for a TV segment, she prepared a leg of lamb...


Flavorful Grilled Flank Steak

This grilled flank steak can be served with a side dish for a more elegant entree or used to make...

Cilantro-Lime Pork Chops

10 reviews

These moist and tender chops will appeal to the entire family. Cilantro, lime and cumin blend wonderfully for a little...


Marinated Grilled Lamb

It's fun to fire up the grill on Easter, especially if you live in a cold climate! A mild marinade...


Flavorful Lamb Chops

These aren't your ordinary lamb chops. I flavor them with juice squeezed from oranges and limes we grow ourselves plus...


Sauerbraten Lamb Shanks

Fall is a great time to enjoy slow-cooked meats. Here’s a recipe for some very tasty lamb shanks in a...

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

2 reviews

I combined part of one recipe and another to come up with this extra-special roast.—Dale Ann Glover, Strathroy, Ontario


Zesty Breakfast Burritos

1 review

My husband grew up in Mexico and prefers his food extra spicy. Special seasonings added to ordinary ground pork give...


Pork and Balsamic Strawberry Salad

1 review

Serving this entree salad gives me hope that warmer days aren't too far off. If strawberries aren't in season yet,...


Honey-Mustard Pork Roast

4 reviews

Family and friends are surprised when I tell them this impressive-looking roast is easy to prepare. I simply marinate the...


Roast Pork Loin with Thyme-Honey Mustard Sauce

A thyme, honey and mustard marinade lends special flair to this tender pork loin. My family looks forward to this...

Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

2 reviews

Grilled portobellos add a healthy heartiness to this meatless main-dish salad. —Thomas McCleary • Kansas City, Kansas


Fresh Asparagus with Pecans

3 reviews

This is one of my family's favorite special occasion dishes. We all love the fresh taste of asparagus and we...


Lemon-Herb Leg of Lamb

1 review

Patricia Crandall shares her lamb recipe that would be perfect for Easter or any other festive gathering. Writes Patricia, “I...


Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

3 reviews

Brining a turkey is all about adding moisture for a tender, juicy bird. We flavor our brine with parsley, rosemary...


Holiday Pickled Shrimp

Holiday entertaining is a breeze when I turn to this special appetizer that can be prepared days in advance. Special...


Shrimp Salad with Peaches

My husband doesn’t miss his beloved meat and potato meals when I cook up this shrimp dish, rounded out with...


Four-Pepper Ribeye Roast

Our home economists suggest you consider the grill next time you serve prime rib for a special meal. For a...


Marinated Ham Steak for 2

3 reviews

In this downsized main dish, ham steaks are marinated in a tasty brown sugar mixture, then grilled to sizzling perfection....

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Marinated Sirloin Steaks

2 reviews

Asian meets Mediterranean in this flavorful, sweet-and- spicy marinade from Sarah Vasques of Milford, New Hampshire “The blend of honey...


Marinated Almond-Stuffed Olives

Marinated stuffed olives go over so well with company that I try to keep a batch of them in the...


Pacific Northwest Pickled Shrimp

This refreshing recipe is one of my husband's favorites. I like to serve the sweet-sour pickled shrimp when we're entertaining....


Green Bean and Walnut Salad

2 reviews

Cranberries make this side dish delightfully Christmasy. Everyone will love the crunchy walnuts, too. —Deborah Giusti, Hot Springs, Arkansas


Pickled Shrimp

2 reviews

I appreciate this appetizer’s ease of preparation, especially during the hectic holiday season. The recipe can easily be doubled for...


Dijon-Marinated Cocktail Shrimp

I like to prepare the shrimp for this recipe a day ahead and store them in an airtight container in...