When it comes time to plan your Easter menu, a glazed ham or a big roast leg of lamb is the default. These dishes are classics for sure, but they’re far from the only options, especially if, like mine, your celebration will be on the small side this year. But what to make? Large cuts of beef, roast turkey, and cheesy pans of baked pasta are well-suited for the winter months, but don’t quite have the light, fresh feeling so many of us crave every April. If you want something different, we’ve come up with 30 recipes for Easter dinner that aren’t ham or lamb.
Pork tenderloin or pork chops can be easily dressed up with a sauce or simple glaze. (A ham glaze will go great with your tenderloin!) The same goes for chicken, which can be stuffed, doused with a lemony sauce, or cooked with a medley of spring veggies, to bring a little something extra to your holiday spread.
If you want to switch it up, here are 30 fresh ideas for Easter mains that aren’t ham or lamb.