Teri’s Easter Menu: Festive Recipes for Your Holiday Feast
Easter is the perfect time to gather with your nearest and dearest, welcome the sunshine of spring, and indulge in the most scrumptious dishes that showcase the season’s freshest and most delightful flavors. Whether you’re planning a dazzling brunch, a fabulous dinner party, or simply offered to bring a delicious dessert, my Easter menu has your back.
I love celebrating spring! When I was growing up, Easter meant pretty dresses, Easter egg hunts, and family gatherings. My mom made our holidays so much fun, and she did the same for her grandchildren. It was fun to watch the cousins look for hidden eggs together! Even just the idea of an extended family gathering to enjoy a meal and catch up with each other gave everyone a sense of excitement.
Now that the kids are grown up, I focus on the joy of a lovely baked ham, fantastic spring produce, and setting a beautiful Easter table. As we usher in the new season, spring feels like a time for new beginnings, and I’m always happy to celebrate renewal and feel a sense of hope, while remembering past holidays fondly and sending love to my friends and family near and far.
Easter Tablescapes: Transform Your Feast with Fabulous Seasonal Settings.
In addition to cooking delicious food, I’ve long loved putting together table settings. Just as using cloth napkins makes food taste better, setting a beautiful table makes life better! On my first date with Roy, I said, “I set a beautiful table,” and I suspect that sealed the deal!
Consider dressing up your table using the same ideas you’d use to dress yourself up, all the way down to the jewelry. I like to create layers of beauty and use my favorite and dearest items to celebrate a holiday. It’s a time to get creative! There’s no need to spend a lot of money. If you can’t find fresh flowers, cut some fresh greens and see where your imagination takes you. Allow yourself to let go, be whimsical, and have fun, knowing that you’re creating memories you’ll enjoy in the future.
A Joyful Easter Feast: A Teri-Approved Menu to Inspire Your Ultimate Holiday Spread.
One of my joys in life is coming up with meal plans, and holidays make it that much more fun. Gathering with friends and family is always a treat, but serving a fabulous meal as well makes for even more delicious memories.
Showstopping Main Courses: The Stars of Your Easter Menu Spectacular
Roasting a ham is an old school Easter favorite, and you’ll love how I updated it in my Easter Ham with Apricot Habanero Glaze. And Patty Turner’s Ham Salad is my favorite way to use my leftovers the day after Easter.
My Slow Roasted Pork with Creamy Horseradish Sauce, sprinkled with spring vegetables like peas, asparagus, potatoes, and radishes, is a twist on a favorite and a total crowd pleaser.
Scrumptious Sidekicks: Perfectly Paired Side Dishes for a Memorable Easter Feast
My Crunchy Crispy Easter Salad is a wonderful addition to a festive gathering, because for hungry people, there’s nothing better than a relish tray!
My Gluten-Free Corn Soufflé is another old-school recipe updated for gluten-free eaters, and it’s the perfect accompaniment to my ham.
I’m obsessed with my new Spring Pasta Primavera. It’s light but has a wonderful depth of flavor, and I think about it for days after eating it. It makes me so happy to be celebrating spring produce!
Roy’s Tuna Pasta and my gluten-free adaptation, Tuna Rice, are a couple of wonderful, comforting dishes you’ll make on repeat.
My Onion Soufflé is an absolutely sublime dish. It’s light and pillowy, and absolutely everyone loves it—even supposed onion haters!
Sweet Easter Finale: Decadent Desserts to Complete Your Holiday Celebration
One of my favorite ways to end a meal is with a delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble. But by no means is it merely a dessert—it makes a glorious Easter morning breakfast, too! Use whatever fruit is in season. There’s a version on the blog, and another delicious Blueberry Crumble in my No Crumbs Left cookbook.
My dear friend Jason gifted me with a wonderful Blueberry Loaf, and I created a gluten-free version that is quite honestly pretty addictive, and it makes a wonderful buffet item. This adapted recipe was originally from Chef Yotam Ottolenghi.
Ham It Up: A Deliciously Creative Way to Reinvent Your Easter Leftovers.
Not sure what to do with the leftover ham from Easter? Look no further! My mom’s Ham Salad is the way to go. If you’ve never heard of it, it might sound a bit strange, but trust me on this one. Give it a try and tell me it’s not delicious!