By Vanessa Greaves

Looking for top-rated Easter dinner menu ideas? We've paired our most popular Easter main dish recipes with top-rated side dish recipes that complement them perfectly. These are the traditional Easter dinner menus our home cooks turn to when they're planning their special Easter feasts.

1. Easter Ham Dinner Menu

Featuring Glazed Ham with Scalloped Potatoes and Green Beans.

Honey Glazed Ham

This crowd favorite rivals that expensive spiral-cut ham (you know the one). Be sure to line your roasting pan with foil for easier clean-up because you're going to baste very generously with the delectable glaze. Of course, a ham Easter dinner menu is only half-way there without scalloped potatoes on the side.

Side dish suggestions: Mom's Scalloped Potatoes and Buttery Garlic Green Beans

More: Get tips to cook a perfect Easter ham.

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2. Lamb Easter Dinner Menu I

Featuring Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mashed Potatoes and Baked Asparagus.

Roasted Rack of Lamb

This impressive looking roast is actually easier to make than it looks. For easier carving, ask your butcher to remove the chine bone so you can slice between the ribs to make chops for serving.

Side dish suggestions: Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes and Parmesan Asparagus

More: Get tips to make tender roast lamb.

Photo by Kyle Benson

3. Lamb Easter Dinner Menu II

Featuring Roast Leg of Lamb with Roasted Carrots and New Potatoes.

Roast Leg of Lamb

It really could not be easier to make this gorgeous, flavorful roast. Some reviewers added potatoes to roast right in the pan juices.

Side dish suggestions: Roasted New Red Potatoes and Honey Roasted Carrots

Photo by TheBritishBaker

4. Prime Rib Easter Dinner Menu

Featuring Prime Rib with "Melting" Potatoes and Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Garlic Prime Rib

Be sure to use a meat thermometer to get an accurate temperature reading so your special-occasion roast turns out perfectly cooked.

Side dish suggestions: Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Melting Potatoes

More: Get the secrets to roasting perfect Easter prime rib.

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5. Salmon Easter Dinner Menu

Featuring Baked Salmon Fillets with Sauteed Spinach and Rice Pilaf.

Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon

File these fillets under non traditional Easter dinner menu ideas. Topped with seasoned buttery breadcrumbs, this simple baked salmon makes an elegant presentation.

Side dish suggestions: Mushrooms and Spinach, Italian-Style and Easy Lemon Rice Pilaf

More: The one thing you need to do before cooking salmon.

Photo by Dianne

6. Pork Roast Easter Dinner Menu

Featuring Roast Pork Loin with Garlic Cauliflower and Easy Orzo.

Simple Savory Pork Roast

The boneless pork loin you'll use for this recipe is a relatively lean cut of meat and will not give off a lot of juice. You'll want to have some wine or broth on hand to deglaze the pan for a simple pan sauce.

Side dish suggestions: Roasted Garlic Cauliflower and Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

More: Let Chef John show you how to make a simple pan sauce.

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7. Lamb Shanks Easter Dinner Menu

Featuring Braised Lamb Shanks with Pear Salad and Saffron Couscous.

Jinx-Proof Braised Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks go for a low, slow braise in a deeply flavored broth to make a fork-tender dish that's worth the wait.

Side dish suggestions: Saffron Couscous and Pear and Pomegranate Salad


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