19 Easter Dishes That Aren’t Your Typical Ham

Embracing these alternatives to the typical Easter ham does more than diversify the menu; it reiterates the importance of gathering and celebrating together. Each dish has the potential to tell a story, be it of cultural heritage, personal discovery, or simply the joy of trying something new. In doing so, the Easter meal becomes more than just a feast for the senses; it becomes a meaningful expression of community and belonging, inviting everyone to the table with open hearts and curious palates.

A piece of roasted turkey on a cutting board with a knife.
Turkey Roll Roast. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Easter Dessert Cups

A colorful easter dessert in a cup with eggs and candy.
Easter Dessert Cups. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

A delightfully playful and unique twist to Easter desserts, our Easter Dessert Cups offer a fun and vibrant conclusion to your Easter meal. Sweet, yet not overwhelmingly so, they add an innovative touch to your festive table. Guarantee your guests will be pleasantly surprised by this unconventional dessert offering.
Get the Recipe: Easter Dessert Cups

Yellow Bean & Potato Salad

A bowl of yellow bean and potato salad.
Yellow Bean & Potato Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Deviate from the norm with our Yellow Bean and Potato Salad. This dish gives a refreshing and hearty kick to the traditional salad roster, perfect for a light yet satisfying Easter lunch. Its vibrant aesthetic will also add a pop of color to your spread.
Get the Recipe: Yellow Bean & Potato Salad

Lemon Loaf

A slice of lemon pound loaf on a plate with daffodils.
Lemon Loaf. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Balance out your meal with our Lemon Loaf, its subtle citrus flavor giving your palate a fresh sensation. Perfect for an après-meal treat coupled with tea, this dish promises a light yet satisfying end to your Easter meal. The elegant simplicity of this dessert is its best feature.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Loaf

Traeger Smoked Turkey

A smoked turkey on a wooden cutting board.
Traeger Smoked Turkey. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Trot away from the typical with our Traeger Smoked Turkey. The unique smoky flavor from the Traeger will intrigue your guests, making this dish a memorable centerpiece of the Easter celebration. Not just another turkey on the table, but a symphony of smoky goodness.
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Oven Roasted Asparagus with Mascarpone

A plate of asparagus with mascarpone and lemon.
Oven Roasted Asparagus with Mascarpone. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Opt for a slight twist with our Oven Roasted Asparagus with Mascarpone. Combining the earthy taste of asparagus with creamy mascarpone, this dish provides an impactful yet sleek addition to your Easter table. It’s an elegant upgrade from regular vegetable sides.
Get the Recipe: Oven Roasted Asparagus with Mascarpone

Mango Curd

A jar of mango curd next to a mango and a mint leaf.
Mango Curd. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Add a tropical touch to your Easter celebration with our Mango Curd. Its uniquely vibrant taste gives your palate a refreshing and unexpected treat, marking it a dessert favorite. The unexpected delight of this dessert will intrigue and please your guests.
Get the Recipe: Mango Curd

Broccoli 3-Cheese Impossible Quiche

A slice of Broccoli 3-Cheese Impossible Quiche on a plate next to a glass of orange juice.
Broccoli 3-Cheese Impossible Quiche. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Break away from expectation with our Broccoli 3-Cheese Impossible Quiche. This dish provides a hearty cheese experience paired with the fresh crunch of broccoli, proving that quiches are not just for breakfast. Your guests will appreciate this rich and fulfilling dish.
Get the Recipe: Broccoli 3-Cheese Impossible Quiche

Potato Salad with Herbs & Green Garlic

Herbed potato salad on a white platter.
Potato Salad with Herbs & Green Garlic. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Update your salad offerings with our Potato Salad with Herbs and Green Garlic. This dish offers a fresh approach to traditional salads, and the earthy kick of green garlic makes it a standout choice. A healthy change from richer side dishes, this salad adds a different kind of flavor to your Easter spread.
Get the Recipe: Potato Salad with Herbs & Green Garlic

Smoked Carver Ham

Smoked sliced ham on a cutting board.
Smoked Carver Ham. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Deepen your Easter delights with our Smoked Carver Ham. The carver ham’s distinct smoky flavor offers an intriguing contrast from traditional ham, adding a hearty and robust element to your meal. It’s a carving experience unlike any other.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Carver Ham

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon Garlic Potatoes in a black dish with lemon in the background.
Greek Lemon Potatoes. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Bring some international flair to your meal with Greek Lemon Potatoes. Brimming with the zest of citrus and herbs, this dish brings a Mediterranean touch to your Easter meal. It’s a radiant side that brings brightness to any meal.
Get the Recipe: Greek Lemon Potatoes

Whipped Feta

Whipped Feta on a black plate with grilled bread.
Whipped Feta. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Refresh your dairy offerings with our Whipped Feta. Its luscious texture and rich flavor ensure it’s a spread that will be appreciated by your guests. With its versatile pairing possibilities, this cheese is a creamy addition to your Easter table.
Get the Recipe: Whipped Feta

Mini Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry crumb muffins on a white plate.
Mini Blueberry Muffins. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Mini Blueberry Muffins provide an interesting alternative, apart from being sweet bite-sized treats. Their convenience and taste make them a great option for both the kids’ and adults’ tables. Their cute size also adds a fun aesthetic element to your dessert lineup.
Get the Recipe: Mini Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Rhubarb Muffins

Blueberry Rhubarb Muffins on a black plate with one muffin cut in half.
Blueberry Rhubarb Muffins. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Sweet and tangy come together uniquely in our Blueberry Rhubarb Muffins. They offer a surprising change to the normal muffin world and bring a new spark to your treats. These muffins guarantee a delightful taste with a surprising twist.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Rhubarb Muffins

Strawberry Lillet Crush Cocktail

Two glasses of strawberry lillet crush with mint leaves.
Strawberry Lillet Crush Cocktail. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Strawberry Lillet Crush Cocktail brings a lighter, fresher approach to the classic Easter cocktails. Being both refreshing and slightly sweet, this cocktail adds a fun touch to your Easter drink lineup. A sip of this will impart a lovely, tangy freshness, perfect for a spring afternoon.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lillet Crush Cocktail

Turkey Roll Roast

A piece of roasted turkey on a cutting board with a knife.
Turkey Roll Roast. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Tired of regular roasts? Opt for our Turkey Roll Roast, a unique and impressive entrée for your Easter lunch. This dish is sure to make your guests come back for seconds, marking a new tradition for your Easter meals.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Roll Roast

Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble in cast iron with vanilla ice cream on top.
Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Here’s a combo not often seen: introducing Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble. This dessert blends the tanginess of rhubarb with the sweetness of strawberries, taking the typical crumble a notch higher. This could be the game-changer in your dessert spread.
Get the Recipe: Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble

Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict

Two pulled pork eggs benedict on a plate with sauce.
Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Embrace an unorthodox breakfast with the Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict. This unconventional breakfast dish adds a hearty, savory element to your Easter morning. Kick off your celebrations in exciting style with this unique dish.
Get the Recipe: Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict

Greek Spaghetti

A bowl of pasta with tomatoes, feta and kalamata olives.
Greek Spaghetti. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Here’s a twist on your traditional spaghetti: Greek Spaghetti. This dish encapsulates the authentic flavors of Greece with the comfort of pasta. The unique taste profile of this dish offers an exciting change little do your guests see coming.
Get the Recipe: Greek Spaghetti

Garlic & Rosemary Braised Potatoes

Braised potatoes in a pan after cooking.
Garlic & Rosemary Braised Potatoes. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Amplify your side dish with our Garlic and Rosemary Braised Potatoes. The intense flavors of garlic and rosemary bring life and vibrance to these potatoes. An exciting twist on the regular, this side is sure to be a hit among your guests.
Get the Recipe: Garlic & Rosemary Braised Potatoes

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