A Traditional Easter Ham Dinner Menu Your Family Will Love

Gorgeous orange glazed Easter ham sliced and on platter. Platter is garnished with oranges
Photo: Meredith Food Studios

Spring is just around the corner, and for those who celebrate Easter, that means it's time to start planning what to make for Easter dinner. And if you've decided on ham as the main dish, then we have good news for you — we've picked out our best Easter ham recipes and created an entire menu to go with it, from appetizers to side dishes to desserts. Scroll through and check out our traditional Easter dinner menu, with plenty of top-rated options for hams, Easter potatoes, Easter vegetable side dishes, Easter casseroles, and Easter desserts. Hop to it!

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A plate of three deviled eggs garnished with paprika and parsley

Deviled eggs are a popular choice that satisfies peckish appetites without completely filling you up. The appetizer course is also a great place to incorporate fresh spring vegetables — these sharable appetizers will set the stage for a colorful and delicious table.

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Main: Whole Ham

Gorgeous orange glazed Easter ham sliced and on platter. Platter is garnished with oranges
Meredith Food Studios

Whether it's baked with a sweet glaze or prepared in a slow cooker, ham is unquestionably the centerpiece of an Easter dinner. Glazed ham is often paired with pineapple, but try it with oranges for a main that stands out.

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Side: Casseroles

overhead view of Best Green Bean Casserole recipe in a casserole dish
Meredith Food Studios

It's not a holiday dinner without something warm and cheesy. Dishes like green bean casserole, mac and cheese, broccoli casserole, and corn pudding will complement your ham and satisfy everyone's casserole craving.

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Side: Potatoes

creamy scalloped potatoes in a casserole dish
Mom's Scalloped Potatoes. lutzflcat

With their velvety soft texture and undeniable comfort factor, creamy scalloped potatoes and cheesy potatoes au gratin are classic Easter sides that work perfectly with ham. However, if you're not up for cream or cheese with your potatoes, a simple roasted potato dish makes a simple and delicious, companion to ham.

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Side: Spring Vegetables

Oven-Roasted Asparagus in a white bowl
Allrecipes Magazine

Easter is a celebration of rebirth, and your Easter dinner isn't complete without a good helping of fresh spring vegetables. Asparagus, peas, and radishes make ideal seasonal choices.

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square slice of Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad garnished with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry
Meredith Food Studios

Whether you opt for vegetable salad or fruit salad, these are excellent salad options with flavors to go with savory Easter ham.

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Side: Carrots

Honey Roasted Carrots on aa plate with greens

Glazed and roasted carrots are a popular Easter side that stand out without overpowering ham.

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carrot cake with thick layers of frosting and pecan topping

End your Easter ham dinner on a sweet note with one (or all!) of these desserts. Carrot cake may be the traditional favorite, but guests will gladly dig into other favorite Easter desserts like puddings and pies.

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