Easter is the perfect occasion to gather your family and friends together. It’s a time for relaxation, good food and great conversation. Here at Aunt Bessie’s we’ve put together some tasty Easter dinner ideas so you can serve up a show stopping feast for your loved ones.
Happy Easter and happy eating!
Ideas for Deliciously Meaty Easter Roast Dinners
1. Roast lamb
What’s the first roast that comes to mind when you think of Easter? It has to be roast lamb with all the trimmings. Celebrate this special day with a mouth-watering roast leg of lamb, paired with mint sauce, golden parsnips and a fluffy carrot and swede mash. With Aunt Bessie’s, cooking an Easter Sunday dinner couldn’t be easier, our step-by-step guide is here to take the stress out of cooking, so you can kick back and relax!
2. Roast ham
This Easter, why not try a honey glazed ham? It’s sweet and crispy on the outside, and delicious on the inside. Try pairing with a generous helping of parsnips, Yorkshire puddings and top with a luscious thick gravy. It’s what dreams are made of! If you’re after something a little different, check out this yummy roasted belly pork recipe.
3. Roast chicken
For an unforgettable meal, try a classic Easter roast dinner comprised of roast chicken. Simple, easy and perfect for the entire family – even the fussiest of household members will love this! Serve succulent cuts of chicken with giant Yorkshire puddings, sage and onion stuffing and a generous amount of gravy. A British favourite done the right way.
If you fancy an even speedier meal, why not try a one pan roast? Simply place your meat and vegetables onto one pan, pop in the oven for the required cooking time and just like that, Easter dinner is served.
4. Roast beef
Make roast beef your centrepiece this Easter – a timeless British classic that’s both flavoursome and much simpler to make than you think. Slow roasting at a lower temperature is key to getting the tenderest beef, so make sure to give yourself enough time! Accompany your roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, vegetable suet dumplings, sweet carrots and delicious gravy to bring this Easter dinner together.
5. Sausage casserole
Love a one pan easy clean dish? Then this Easter dinner idea is for you! Our sausage casserole is perfect for warming you up after a long walk with the family. Serve up with a healthy side of buttery mash potatoes, honey roasted parsnips and a crispy baguette to scoop up all that saucy goodness.
Vegetarian Easter Dinner Ideas to Make Your Mouth Water
1. Vegetable tart
Want a quick, hassle free, tasty vegetarian Easter dinner? Look no further because you’re in for a treat! Whip up a moreish roasted vegetable tart by blind baking our buttery shortcrust pastry, before topping with colourful vegetables, feta cheese and baking in the oven for 20 mins. Perfect when paired with our honeyed winter salad.
2. Yorkshire pudding pies
Yorkshire puddings as a meal? Absolutely! It may not be a traditional Easter dinner but don’t knock it till you try it. Fill up your Yorkshire pudding with a creamy vegetable mix or filling of your choice and pop into the oven. Pair your Yorkshire pudding pie with green string beans, roast potatoes and luscious gravy to complete. It will soon be a family favourite. Looking for more Yorkshire pudding meal inspiration? We’ve got you!
3. Toad in the hole
Our meat free toad in the hole is perfect for an Easter roast dinner. Packed with juicy vegetarian sausages in a crispy Yorkshire pudding boat, seasoned with parsley, sage and nutmeg to warm you up. Serve with a side of cauliflower cheese and a generous amount of gravy. Simple to make, gone in seconds.
4. Patatas bravas
Switch up your traditional Easter dinner sides with our tangy and spicy patatas bravas. Pop a packet of homestyle mini roasties into the oven at 180C for 20 minutes. Cook until crisp and golden brown and drizzle garlic sauce over the top. Finish the dish off with a sprig of parsley and watch your family’s faces light up with joy.
5. Nut Roast
Made the decision to go vegan and not sure what to make for your Easter roast dinner? Why not try a scrumptious nut roast? Full of sweet and savoury nuts, veggies, and spices, it is bound to hit all the right spots. Dish up your nut roast with a side of roasted potatoes, nutritious greens, and a vegan friendly gravy. We guarantee you are going to love this.
Now that we’ve got your taste buds tingling with our Easter dinner ideas, it’s time for dessert – no celebration is complete without dessert! Take a look at our range of frozen desserts that are absolutely delicious and offer something for everyone!