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Our Favorite Easter Main Munchies! - 46 recipes

Set your Easter table with these decadent main courses and gather your family and friends around to feast. From beefy brisket to succulent lamb chops, and honey baked hams for your family and friends to feast on, check out some of our favorite recipes to celebrate all things Spring!

Fill your home with the smells of an Easter feast with some of our favorite Easter main course recipes. Ham is a traditional Easter main course that is sure to feed the whole family after a day of Easter festivities and hunting for Easter eggs. Lamb is another traditional Easter main course for your Easter dinner and we have recipes that cook up in your slow-cooker for hands-off cooking so you can focus finding Easter eggs and even the Easter Bunny.

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By ruthg

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (13 Votes)
Baked Easter Ham - Martha Stewart 1 Picture
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Servings 20
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 200

  • 1 (12 to 14-pound) uncooked smoked ham, bone-in
  • 2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cognac
  • Watercress, for garnish
  • Parsley, for garnish

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This mouthwatering Easter ham is perfect for a large family gathering

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Make lamb shanks in your slow cooker for an impressive supper when you get home from work that looks like you've be...

  • 3 1/2 pounds lamb shanks, excess fat removed
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, washed and scrubbed of dirt, halved
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, with juices
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Parsley, garnish
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes is a scrumptious and hearty dinner any time of the year

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounces) can chicken broth
  • 6 pork rib or loin chops, 3/4-inch-thick each
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • additional salt and pepper, optional
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • paprika and minced fresh parsley, optional
4.7/5 (18 Votes)

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Five-Spice powder is rubbed on the brisket before being braised in a broth of soy sauce, beef stock, ginger, and sc...

  • 1 cup ginger, skin on, roughly cubed, about 8-ounces
  • 2 yellow onions, halved
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more if needed
  • 1 (4-pound) brisket
  • 3 tablespoons five-spice powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 8 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 star anise pods
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
4.5/5 (6 Votes)

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Tender cuts of lamb are grilled to perfection then nestled on a bed of orzo and peas with feta cheese

  • CHIMICHURRI:
  • 2 cups fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, cored and seeded
  • Salt, pepper, and sugar to taste
  • ORZO:
  • 2/3 cups dry orzo pasta
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup mint chimichurri (above)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • LAMB:
  • 4 to 6 (4 to 6-ounce) lamb loin chops, trimmed, 1 per person
  • olive oil to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
4.4/5 (11 Votes)

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This Barbecued Beef Brisket Recipe is sure to be the star of countless dinner party and holiday gatherings, and a t...

  • BRISKET:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 (2 to 2.5-pounds) fresh beef brisket, trimmed
4.5/5 (55 Votes)

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Chicken Alfredo Roll-ups are the most delicious and easy way to have the flavors of creamy chicken alfredo and lasa...

  • GARLIC ALFREDO SAUCE:
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups alfredo sauce, jarred or homemade recipe below
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • oregano to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella or melty cheese of your choice, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
4.5/5 (53 Votes)

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This protein-packed egg salad is elegant in its simplicity, make it just because you love it or to use up an overab...

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
4.4/5 (54 Votes)

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Cheesy Pasta Bake is the perfect recipe to whip up any night of the week

  • 1 (14-ounce) box uncooked ziti or mostaccioli
  • 1 (12-ounce) package ground turkey breast
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sweet turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 5 cups McCutcheon's lower-sodium marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (6-ounce) package whole-milk mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, packed, divided
  • 2 tablespoons small basil leaves or torn basil
5/5 (3 Votes)

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This rich and hearty Braised Brisket recipe is a scrumptious main course to serve at any celebratory dinner party o...

  • 1 well-trimmed beef brisket, about 3.5-pounds
  • coarse salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
4.9/5 (10 Votes)

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Slow-Cooker Braised Brisket or Machaca is the perfect main course for filling scrumptious tacos with

  • MARINADE:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Maggi sauce or 1 tablespoon soy sauce plus 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 (3 to 4-pound) beef brisket, trimmed, and cut into 3 large pieces
  • BRISKET:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion, about 1 large
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper, about 1 large
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • TOSTADAS:
  • 1 1/2 pounds shredded slow-cooker braised brisket, heated, about 3 1/2 cups
  • 8 (4-inch) crisp corn tostada shells
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced
  • 1 cup fresh tomato salsa
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 4 ounces crumbled queso fresco cheese, about 1 cup
  • lime wedges, for serving
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Made to feed a crowd, Italian Easter pie is a hefty construction of meats and cheeses wrapped in a flakey pastry cr...

  • FILLING:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12-ounces broccoli rabe, trimmed and chopped
  • 8-ounces hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8-ounces thinly sliced aged provolone cheese
  • 6-ounces thinly sliced hot capicola
  • 1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water
4.6/5 (31 Votes)

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A full elegant meal of rich slow-cooked leg of lamb, bright cabbage, savory rosemary noodles, sweet squash, and cri...

  • 5 pounds organic boneless leg of lamb
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dried organic mint
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • 1 head organic green cabbage
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cups organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cups organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dill seed
  • 2 ounces organic salt pork, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup organic white flour
  • 1 package extra wide egg noodles
  • 2 sticks organic grass fed butter
  • 2 sprigs organic Rosemary, remove stem
  • 1 cup organic gluten free bread crumb
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 large organic butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons organic grass fed butter
  • 1 tablespoon organic light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon organic maple syrup
  • 1 bunch organic asparagus
  • 1 quart organic strawberries, rinsed, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 pint organic blackberries, rinsed
4.9/5 (7 Votes)

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Beer-Braised Brisket is braised in the lager of your choice for a rich flavor that just cannot be beat

  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 (8 to 10-pound) untrimmed flat-cut brisket
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 (12-ounce) can lager
4.5/5 (36 Votes)

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Simple recipes that land on the table fast are a lifesaver

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 3 medium apples, cut into wedges
  • 1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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