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Our Favorite Easter Main Munchies! - 23 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 4.4/5 (14 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
4.2/5 (45 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 (12 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
4.4/5 (57 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 (55 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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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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What better way to celebrate the Easter holiday than with a tantalizing Easter ham! If you are looking for deliciou...

  • 1 (5-pound) cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup or 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups honey
  • 2/3 cup butter
4.7/5 (12 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...

  • 8 ounces ginger, skin on
  • 2 yellow onions, halved
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 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
  • 3 star anise
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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This sweet and smokey Dr. Pepper-infused brisket recipe is perfect for your next outdoor gathering or event

  • 1 (6.5-pound) brisket
  • 4 cups apple wood chips, soaked in equal parts water
  • 1/4 cup seasoning rub of your choice
  • 2-liters of Dr. Pepper Soda, or enough to cover brisket
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
4/5 (72 Votes)

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Harissa is a Northern African spice blend that gives an exotic, spice-y taste to this beef brisket

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 (2.5-pound) beef brisket
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons harissa
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce of your choice
4.6/5 (11 Votes)

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A tasty, traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas deep fried ham is brined overnight in a delightful mix of flavors

  • BRINE:
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 gallon cider
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon mince garlic
  • HAM:
  • 10 - 15 pound uncured ham
  • Clear frying oil
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Note: This recipe requires a deep fat fryer large enough to hold the ham.
3.8/5 (74 Votes)

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This Beef Brisket is great with mashed potatoes with the juice spooned over the top and your favorite roasted veget...

  • 2 (10.5-ounce) cans beef consommé
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 (10-pound) beef brisket
3.7/5 (133 Votes)

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