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Easter Sunday Dinner: Traditional and Favorite Foods

Margaret Minnicks is a health-conscious person who researches the health benefits of foods and drinks.

Usually, many people will go to church with their families. Later, they will sit down and enjoy a delicious meal together at home or at their favorite restaurant.

So, what are some of the traditional foods people usually eat for dinner on Easter Sunday?

Look through the slideshow below to see what people typically eat. The images are arranged in this order.

  • Meats which are the centerpieces on the table
  • A variety of side dishes
  • Breads
  • Desserts
  • Drinks
  • Easter basket for children

Three Meats

People in the United States usually eat one of three meats on Easter Sunday.

  1. Ham
  2. Roasted Lamb
  3. Roasted Chicken

Seafood lovers sometimes have baked salmon or a shrimp side dish.

Glazed Ham

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Roasted Lamb

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Roasted Chicken

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Salmon with Asparagus Fries

Salmon with a mustard-dill topping along with  crispy asparagus fries is an irresistible side dish.

Salmon with a mustard-dill topping along with crispy asparagus fries is an irresistible side dish.

Deviled Eggs Topped with Shrimp

To get your filled of eggs, make deviled eggs and top them with Old Bay Shrimp.

To get your filled of eggs, make deviled eggs and top them with Old Bay Shrimp.

Side Dishes

There are so many different side dishes to choose from. It depends on the family's personal favorites. There could be several on the table, and people could choose to eat a little from each one, or they could stick to their favorite ones.

Some favorites include glazed carrots, green beans, and green peas because these dishes go very well with any of the meats.

Garlic Glazed Carrots

Garlic roasted carrots take no time to prepare. They are pretty and delicious on any table.

Garlic roasted carrots take no time to prepare. They are pretty and delicious on any table.

This English Pea Salad contains boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and cheddar cheese. It is a very good side dish and so easy to make.

This English Pea Salad contains boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and cheddar cheese. It is a very good side dish and so easy to make.

Breads

Hot cross buns seem to be a favorite for Easter breakfast or bunch. If any are left over, they can also be served for dinner. Just make enough for all three meals.

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns made with raisins, candied citrus peel, and crosses of sweet white icing, have long delighted families on Easter morning, and if any are left over, they end up on the dinner table.

Hot cross buns made with raisins, candied citrus peel, and crosses of sweet white icing, have long delighted families on Easter morning, and if any are left over, they end up on the dinner table.

Beverages

If you have adults who want a cocktail, make something simple. Of course, if you are expecting guests who don't want to drink alcohol, have iced tea, lemonade or a colorful punch available for them.

Raspberry Mango Sangria

Serve this easy-to-make cocktail with fresh raspberries, mangos, and mint to your Easter guests

Serve this easy-to-make cocktail with fresh raspberries, mangos, and mint to your Easter guests

Quiche is Ideal for Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner

This deep-dish bacon and leek quiche with a flaky crust can be part of an Easter brunch or on the dinner table.

This deep-dish bacon and leek quiche with a flaky crust can be part of an Easter brunch or on the dinner table.

Desserts

There are many desserts that might be available to choose from. The desserts could be in the form of cakes, pies, tarts, or ice cream. Surely, there will be something that will satisfy everybody's crazings for something sweet.

Speckled Coconut Cake

No one will be able to resist this speckled malted coconut cake. It's beautiful to look at and also delicious to eat.

No one will be able to resist this speckled malted coconut cake. It's beautiful to look at and also delicious to eat.

Easter-Themed Cheesecake

Delicious cheesecake topped with Easter eggs.

Delicious cheesecake topped with Easter eggs.

Easter Basket for Kids

Most children love getting an Easter basket filled with their favorite treats, and there so many to choose from. Baskets can be filled with chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, marshmallow baby chicks, and jelly beans.

The contents of the Easter basket are so colorful and beautiful.

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Reference

Country Living Easter Foods

Comments

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on April 02, 2018:

Oh, Windy Grace Mason! That appeared to have been a wonderful menu. That was a great combination. I will keep that in mind for next Easter or for another holiday.

Windy Grace Mason from Poplar Cove, Virginia, USA on April 02, 2018:

Great article! This year, I did something a little different. My granddaughter, 3, is apparently tired of ham and turkey. So, she chose pulled pork. I did a Puero Rican/Southern American fusion for the pulled pork. Since I had to work, I bought the cole slaw and potato rolls for the pulled pork; but I also made deviled eggs and baked beans. It turned out quite well, a little taste of the summer to come! Happy Easter, one and all!

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on March 31, 2018:

Wow! Louise, your Easter menu sounds great. Enjoy it!

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on March 31, 2018:

Ooh, I like the look of the speckled coconut cake. Very pretty. I live on my own, but I shall be having a special meal. Tomorrow I'll be doing roast chicken, and Monday I shall be having roast pork. I'm looking forward to it!

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