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Hi friends! We’re counting down the days until Easter, and I’m so excited. The kids can’t wait to find treats in their baskets, but I can’t wait until Easter dinner. Some families do brunch, but we’ve always celebrated with an early dinner, and I’m really looking forward to getting together with the family. I’ve been showing you some of our favorite foods, and so I thought it would be nice to put together some Easy Easter Meal Ideas, just in case you still need some inspiration.

a collage of Easter meal ideas



The Main Dish

Honey Mustard Crock-Pot Ham
We always have ham for Easter and Christmas, and I’ve found that the easiest way to prepare ham is to use the slow cooker. Not only does this free up your oven, but it also keeps the ham from becoming too dry.

honey mustard crock pot ham

Easter Side Dishes


Homemade Potato Salad
We’ve had potato salad for Easter as long as I can remember, and this is a very old-timey, vintage type of recipe. My grandmother used to make this, and then my mom did, and now it’s my turn. It’s super easy too!

old fashioned homemade potato salad

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
We serve sweet potatoes as an alternative dish for those who don’t like potato salad. This dish is very easy to prepare, and the kids just love it! 

a bowl of mashed sweet potatoes

Sauteed Asparagus
Asparagus is perfect for spring and only takes a few minutes to prepare. Adding bacon, lemon and Parmesan cheese takes this simple dish to a whole new level! 

sauteed asparagus with bacon lemon and parmesan cheese


Basil Parmesan Deviled Eggs
A lot of people have deviled eggs at Easter, but you can make them taste even better by adding some extra flavor. And, you can always make them ahead of time, which is always a good thing! 

deviled eggs with basil and parmesan cheese


Marshmallow Fruit Salad
This is a totally yummy side dish, and it’s one of the kid’s favorites holiday salads. Best of all, they can easily help you with this.

fruit salad made with marshmallows and cool whip


Candy Coated Pretzels
Nothing beats the combination of salty and sweet, and these tasty pretzels would be a great treat to serve along your Easter snacks and appetizers or even desserts! 

candy coated pretzels with spring m and m candies

Desserts

No-Bake Chocolaty Peanut Butter Treats
These are my oldest kiddo’s favorite treats, and they taste just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! Well actually, they taste even better! 

no bake peanut butter bars with chocolate frosting

Spring Marshmallow Krispie Treats
These are perfect treats to make for the kids, and the adults really love them too! If you’re hosting a lot of people, these tasty treats would be a great addition to a dessert station. 

rice krispies treats with spring m and m candies


Strawberry Ice Cream Pie
When the weather warms up, ice cream pies make perfect desserts. Plus, you can easily make them in advance, and strawberries are ideal for any spring gathering.

strawberry ice cream pie with cool whip and chocolate


Orange Creamsicle Cake
Peeps just scream Easter, and they can make the most ordinary dessert look extra special. If you love Creamsicles as much as we do, you’ll love this easy Orange Creamsicle Cake!

orange creamsicle cake with orange peeps

If you’re still putting together your Easter menu, I hope these Easy Easter Menu Ideas offer a little bit of inspiration. Let me know what you plan to serve or what’s on the menu that day!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you had a wonderful Easter, your menu looks fantastic, I would have loved being at your Easter table. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Dee M says:

    That is just so sweet of you, Michele! I'm still learning, so thanks for the compliment, and have a wonderful Easter! šŸ™‚

  3. Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest says:

    Golly – you take the most awesome foodie pics, Dee. It's after midnight and I am a little hungry and looking at all your deliciousness here – yum yum yum! It's inspirational!

    Have a wonderful week!