Recipes for Your Easter Dinner Menu


Recipes for Easter Brunch or Dinner Menu


Easter – the grass is turning green, green leaves are budding out on all the trees, and our back yard is a sea of bright spring green – you know, that yellow-green that’s bright and lively before many of the things turn a darker shade of green as they mature. It finally looks like spring is here!

I love that feeling at Easter, making the holiday an even greater celebration – He is Risen! – and life is springing forth no matter which direction you turn your head: flowers, grass, trees, chirping birds, the vibrant blue sky, and a slight breeze bringing the fresh scent of blooms.

As your family gathers this holiday weekend, and you prepare to reflect, celebrate, and rejoice, pick a couple of these delicious recipes and enjoy for your Easter brunch or dinner menu (remember you can save these recipes to your own cookbook here at Dish Dish and add photos and notes, add ingredients to your shopping list, and share the recipes with family and friends).

Don’t stress too much over it, though; remember to take a deep breath and simply enjoy the time together (even if not every detail turns out the way you had hoped).

First, the night before Easter, one of our favorite things to do is make the Easter Cookies and share the story of Easter with the kids (let the kids help make them the night before, put the cookies in the oven, and wake up to the finish of the story).

Forgotten Easter Cookies



For your brunch, this Sausage Brunch Casserole can feed a crowd and is relatively simple to put together (allowing about 35 minutes for it to bake and set up before serving). With a crust of crescent roll dough topped with crumbled sausage, cheese, and eggs, it is quite filling and delicious. You can also make it without the crust – more like a frittata, if you will.



Sausage and Egg Brunch Casserole - Flickr


If you are having a large dinner, it is quite likely that you have chosen ham as your main dish. If so, this Maple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham recipe is super easy and simple, and makes a terrific centerpiece for your table as well as a delicious main course for the meal! Studding it with cloves not only gives it tremendous flavor, but makes it look fabulous, too. It’s glazed with maple syrup, apple juice, brown sugar and a dash of mustard.

Somehow, spring and Easter always brings to mind platters of deviled eggs – maybe a few too many memories of church potlucks and picnics. But if you have a hankering for some deviled eggs, whether you choose a more modern Avocado Deviled Egg, possibly the Bacon and Balsamic Deviled Eggs or a Traditional Deviled Egg recipe, these are great for either brunch or a side dish with your dinner.  (And if you’re really creative, you can decorate them to look like baby chicks hatching – oh my!)

Deviled Eggs for Easter


Apple Gorgonzola Salad is colorful and full of robust flavor with apple slices, gorgonzola cheese (or your favorite crumbled cheese), walnuts and dried cranberries tossed in either homemade Italian vinaigrette or your favorite store-bought version.

Not to forget dessert, I love having Pineapple Upside Down Cake (especially because it tastes even better if you make it the night before and let it sit in the fridge until ready to serve the next day, allowing the flavors to really soak in). Additionally, using a cake mix makes it that much easier to get put together and in the oven.


pineapple upside down cake


Of course, there are lots of other dishes you could serve up with your Easter brunch or dinner, and we would love to hear about your favorites in the comments below. Does your family have strong Easter meal traditions or do you always do something different depending on how you feel that year?  I always enjoy hearing your story.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter!

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Eliminate Stressful Family Meals
Often one of the biggest struggles of family dinner time is coming up with a plan for meals each week, so that you aren’t left last-minute scrounging around for leftovers, a half-eaten box of cereal, or a pizza coupon for the local delivery place instead of enjoying a healthy, stress-free meal with the family around the dinner table.

Having a meal plan or a menu plan for the week makes sure you have the ingredients on hand for the dishes you want to make, as well as avoiding the stress of the much-dreaded “What’s for dinner tonight?” pelting you from multiple family members around mid-afternoon.

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Your Meal Plan with Grocery List
You know that feeling – yes, I’ve been there, too! And I want to help you move past that dreaded, stressful moment with these easy meal plans.

Each week’s meal plan includes:

5 Dinner Recipes that serve 4 (links to online recipes to easily scale for serving more or fewer)
1 Dessert Recipe (because even if you’re eating healthy, a little dessert in moderation is a nice treat)
Printable Grocery List (includes all ingredients needed for recipes in the plan – add other items you need for the week)

In order to help families move from dreading family dinner time to getting into a habit of establishing some favorite dishes and meals they can easily plan each week, we have created various 4-week meal plans with grocery list. We are excited about launching this program, starting with a Paleo version, and we will add other options like Whole30, Quick and Easy, Comfort Food, Gluten-Free, Crockpot or Instant Pot, and more in the weeks to come. (Please leave us a comment about which type of menu plan you would like to see).


At only $19.99 for one month your family will be ready to enjoy dinner each evening with much less stress, and you can get in the habit of thinking about, planning, and establishing your own routine for meal plans in the weeks to come (or feel free to stop back by and grab a different set when you finish this one).

Each meal is planned for 4 people, but with links to each recipe here on Dish Dish, you can save your favorite recipes to your own cookbook account on Dish Dish, and easily scale the recipe (with one click of a button) to serve as many as you need (it will recalculate the ingredients for you).

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You can also add the recipes to your digital grocery list on Dish Dish, and pull that up in our app for easily having with you at the store.  Additionally, you can edit the recipe to change up any of the ingredients, as well as add your own photos and notes for future reference.

Now, if you’re ready to experience wonderful family dinner time with a lot less stress and anxiety, download your favorite meal plan below, and get started today!

4 Week Paleo Menu Plan with Grocery List




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Spring Spiralizer Giveaway

Spring Spiralizer Giveaway and Easter Hop


We are excited to offer this super fun spiralizer giveaway this month! Spring is here and summer right around the corner, with fresh vegetables galore available.

Whether you are eating the Whole30, Paleo, or Gluten-Free way, or simply looking for a way to jazz up your veggies and add a few more of them into your daily cooking / eating routine, a fresh veggie spiralizer is the way to go.


Spring Spiralizer Giveaway


It’s a great way to use veggies in recipes that call for pasta or noodles, or as a bed over which you can serve your favorite protein or sauce.

This spiralizer includes 5 different types of blades, too, for a variety of vegetables and cuts.  (We love that it comes with a box for storing the blades in, too, so it’s easy to keep everything together).


Spring Spiralizer Giveaway

Here’s a fantastic recipe to inspire you (if you aren’t sure about using veggie noodles in a dish).



Zucchini Noodles with Sausage and Pesto

1 clove garlic
2 1/2 cups fresh basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper

Vegetable and Sausage Saute
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 packages (6 count) Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
1 package cremini mushrooms, chopped
1 can cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 onion, sliced
salt and pepper, to taste

Zucchini Noodles
4 yellow and green zucchini
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, plus more for topping


Cut ends off the zucchini and put through a spiralizer or use a vegetable peeler so you get long spaghetti-like strands. Set aside.

Put garlic, basil, pine nuts and olive oil in food processor, and process; add salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook sausage until browned, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes. Add mushrooms, tomatoes and onions to sausage in skillet. Stir until combined, creating almost a stew. Once vegetables are cooked through, add beans, salt and pepper, to taste.

Heat another large skillet and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Once heated, add zucchini noodles, stirring occasionally. Saute until zucchini is slightly softened, about 6 minutes. Add pesto to zucchini and stir until noodles are evenly coated. Add parmesan cheese to zucchini along with a touch of salt, if desired. Remove from heat.

Put noodles in large serving dish and top with vegetable mixture (use slotted spoon to drain liquid from topping mixture when serving). Give it a toss, and top with more parmesan cheese, if desired.

If you are inspired now, and would like to have your own spiralizer for handy veggie dishing, take a minute to enter the giveaway below and maybe you’ll win one of your very own!

Additionally, we are participating in the Hoppy Easter Giveaway Hop, so below our giveaway is a list of other popular giveaways you can enter for a chance to win some other terrific prizes.



Spring Spiralizer and Hoppy Easter Giveaway Hop




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You’ll earn points from lots of different brands – so any store where you’re buying baking supplies or groceries, canned or boxed goods, frozen foods, snacks, beverages, and beauty or personal care products, could build your rewards.

The app also makes suggestions for products and brands that might earn more points, too, when reviewing my receipt – so I can plan for that next time, if I want.
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Additionally, with this special code, you’ll earn a whopping 2,000 points up front as soon as you scan your first receipt!


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I love how easy it is to use, and have already started racking up points which I’m excited to be able to use for sprucing up the house decor, getting gifts for friends and family, or picking up a new something special just for me (without having to budget for it). Yay!

Please leave us a comment below and let us know what you think – how would you use your rewards points?