Wow-Worthy Vegetarian Easter Dinner Menu

Chef John's Asparagus Tart on a wooden plate
Photo: David Raya

Celebrate the Easter holiday with an impressive all vegetarian menu. There's no need for ham at this decked out dinner table, guests will be too busy enjoying smoky roasted cauliflower, refreshing strawberry salad, classic dinner rolls, and more. You'll have all your vegetarian bases covered with this handy Easter menu, from satisfying appetizers to impressive sides and sweet desserts.

01 of 09

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Smoked Paprika

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Smoked Paprika
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Smoked Paprika. LauraF

Rubbed with a smoked paprika and fennel seed blend, a whole roasted cauliflower makes an impressive vegetarian main dish. Reviewer swunner says, "This dish has a unique blend of spices, a great taste, and a nice presentation!"

02 of 09

Chef John's Asparagus Tart

Chef John's Asparagus Tart on a wooden plate
David Raya

Asparagus is at its peak freshness around Easter time, meaning this seasonal tart will be packed with plenty of earthy flavor. The Parmesan sprinkled on at the end isn't vegetarian-friendly, so swap in your favorite Italian hard cheeses instead.

03 of 09

Mom's Scalloped Potatoes

Mom's Scalloped Potatoes in a yellow dish

Creamy and comforting, just like mom used to make! You only need a handful of ingredients to create this homey side dish of buttery potatoes.

04 of 09

Sweet Dinner Rolls

Sweet Dinner Rolls in a bread basket

There's nothing quite like the smell that wafts through the house when a batch of yeasty rolls is rising in the oven. Soft, buttery, and a hint of sweet, these are sure to be a family favorite.

05 of 09

Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad

Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad on a white plate

Enjoy strawberry season with a fruit filled recipe! Springtime strawberries are tossed with spinach and a tangy poppyseed dressing for a refreshing starter salad.

06 of 09

Zesty Lemon Rice

zesty lemon rice on a white plate
Soup Loving Nicole

Using lemon juice and zest, along with fresh dill and green onions, gives this rice recipe a bright flavor. The turmeric gives a splash of bold color, making it a stand out side dish on the Easter dinner table.

07 of 09

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a white dish

You only need four ingredients for this tasty veggie recipe. Brussels sprouts are halved and tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper before roasting to crispy perfection.

08 of 09

Best Carrot Cake Ever

carrot cake on a white plate
Lauren Mercer

You can't have an Easter celebration without a slice of carrot cake! This decadent version is packed with crushed pineapple, raisins, and chopped walnuts for plenty of flavor and texture.

09 of 09

Almond Macaroon Nests

Almond Macaroon Nests

Pillowy macaroons act as the "nest" for these egg-like chocolate covered almonds. This recipe is simple enough for kids to help, they can assist with creaming together the sugar and butter or pressing the coated almonds into the baked cookies.

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