Easter is a day for food, family, friends and festivities. But life happens, plans change, and sometimes you have to make dinner happen on the fly. We’ve put together two complete menus that are easy, quick, and sure to please any Easter crowd.

Rapid Elegance Menu

Pear and Blue Cheese Crostini

Kitchen treats for your home
Savory dining room treats My Recipies

Crostini are an easy and elegant appetizer that can easily be tweaked to suit your taste. We love this delicate yet bold pairing of pear and blue cheese, especially with the crunchy savoriness of the crostini.

Baked Brie with Jam and Puff Pastry

Bakr a brie in the kitchen for delish delights
In the kitchen with the Kitchn

A brie baked in puff pastry is a true indulgence. What most people don’t know is that it’s also absurdly simple. For an even more decadent appetizer, spread a layer of raspberry or blackberry on top of the brie before wrapping it in the pastry dough.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin With Cherries

Everything is better with bacon
Bacon pork Real Simple

The intricate flavors of this dish belie it’s ease of creation. The sweetness of the cherries works well with the saltiness of the bacon and the subtle earthiness of the pork itself.

Orzo Salad With Spring Peas

Amazing dining masterpieces that are also healthy for you
Delish and healthy My Recipes

This simple and delicious salad can be days ahead or right before dinner is served. It’s earthy simplicity plays well with the sophisticated flavors or the pork loin.

Almond and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

You didn't think you could bake that, did you?
Poppy seed and almond Country Living

The classic loaf cake gets a vibrant makeover with the additions of almond and poppy flavors. It’s also iced with lemon frosting, which introduces a wonderful citrus note that brings the meal to a sweet and gentle ending.

Centauri Sundown

Why not pick out a drink for your Easter dinner as well?
Mix it Mix That Drink

This simple vodka-based cocktail comes out delightfully infused with spring flavors. It’s also just really pretty when served in a clear or brightly colored martini glass.

Informal Family Get Together

Asparagus Wrapped in Ham and Puff Pastry

Amazing treats for any home kitchen
Wrap it up in ham Taste of Home

An American interpretation of classic Italian app, this dish is perfect for an informal get together because it is by nature a finger food. These can be served either room or warm temperature. 

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Mouth watering buffalo chicken dip
Go old school Taste of Home

Buffalo chicken dip is essentially the ultimate appetizer. It’s easy to make, requires minimal ingredients, and is always a crowd pleaser. Serve it with celery, chips, and pita triangles for a variety of flavors and textures.

Ham Steak On The Grill

Combine meats for unique flavorings in the kitchen
Hamsteak Betty Crocker

Ham is a traditional Easter entree, but it takes forever in the oven. Try grilling up some ham steaks in a delectable mustard sauce instead! You won’t have to start cooking early in the morning, and grilling helps to convey a fun and relaxed atmosphere. These big, bold flavors would pair well with some starchy potatoes or a rich and fast oven-baked risotto.

Oven Roasted Risotto

Oven roasted anything is a great use for this kitchen appliance
Risotto Food Network

A great risotto is usually fairly difficult to make, since you have to stir it almost constantly. This simple yet refined take on risotto is cooked in the oven, which makes it far and away easier than the old-school method. This version comes out just as luxurious and velvety as the old approach, but with much less of the fuss.

Bunny Bars

For the ultimate Easter treat in the kitchen
Bunny bars Something Swanky

Basically rice cereal marshmallow bars, these are made seasonal with the addition of vibrant colors and Cadbury chocolate eggs. These are a great dessert to make with the kids, as well. 

The Green Machine

Delectable choice of drink for any home bar
Fruity! Mix That Drink

This fruit-forward green concoction is basically spring in a glass. This would be an ideal pairing for the grilled ham steaks, and would work well with the nuttiness and saltiness of the oven-baked risotto.

If life throws you a curveball this Easter, rest easy. These simple and quick menus are there to save the day, leaving you free to paint eggs, spend time with family and friends, or host the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt! We hope you have a great holiday.

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