Chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and coming together with your community of loved ones – the Easter holidays are always marked with wonderful memories of fun family time and fantastic food. Whether you're hosting a big Easter brunch or a cozy family dinner with loved ones, a scrumptious Easter meal is the perfect way to celebrate the occasion.
If you’ve been trying to figure out what to whip up for your festive feast for an Easter treat, fortunately for you, What’s For Dinner has all the answers!
With our selection of easy easter meal recipes for you to try, you are sure to have an Easter meal that will impress, no matter the guest. From classic mains to sweet desserts, we've rounded up some of the most popular Easter recipes to help you ensure your holiday memories include some mouth-watering meals.
Classic Easter Meal Ideas
Easter is a time of joy, love and delicious food. And nothing says Easter more than a table full of mouth-watering festive dishes. One of the great things about Easter is that there are a wide variety of dishes to choose from, so you can cater to everyone’s tastes with a variety of sweet and savoury options.
From pickled fish to a host of sweet and spicy treats, there are loads to choose from to ensure you can create an incredible Easter feast for your family and friends. So let’s explore some classic and a little more creative Easter meal recipes you can try to transform your Easter holidays into a true celebration.
Four Flavour-filled Easter Meal Recipes for a Feast
Traditional Pickled Fish
When it comes to the best Easter meal recipes, pickled fish is sure to be top of the list. And with this pickled fish recipe, you’ll satisfy your entire gathering with ease with the amazing flavours of this classic South African dish. It’s so quick and easy to make yet so flavourful, so serve this heritage dish for an Easter meal that’s guaranteed to be a hit. Serve it up with a side of warm bread for a mouth-watering festive meal.
Roast Gammon with Honey and Mustard Orange Glaze
Delight your dinner guests with the incredible taste of our honey-glazed gammon ham. With this honey mustard roast gammon recipe, you’re sure to serve up a crowd-pleasing treat to complete your Easter feast. This easy Easter meal recipe delivers a satisfyingly sweet and sticky result. The honey, mustard and orange glaze perfectly complements the salty, savoury flavours of the ham, for a dish that delivers deliciousness. Serve it alongside some roasted veggies and scalloped potatoes for a fantastic Easter brunch dish.
Smoked Snoek And Spicy Tomato Jam Braaibroodjie
For something scrumptious to snack on while you wait for Easter dinner to get done, give this spicy snoek braaibroodjie recipe a try. The perfect alternative to the traditional pickled fish Easter meal, these sweet and spicy braai toasties are an ideal way to get your Easter celebrations started. The stringy cheese and spicy tomato jam take the smoky snoek flavour to the next level for a light meal with loads of flavour. Add these braaibroodjies to your Easter meal menu for a snack that will bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Slow Roasted Lamb Shanks
For an Easter dinner with a difference, try this delicious slow-roasted one. The shanks are slow-cooked to succulent perfection for the perfect, melt-in-your-mouth Easter meal. If there are any leftovers – which is unlikely! - make sure you use your delectable lamb bits to make a tantalising lamb taco. With these lamb Easter meal recipes, you’re sure to delight the family with every dish.
With these four recipes, you can ensure that you deliver an unforgettable Easter feast that’s full of fantastic flavours your loved ones will want to tuck into all year round. So try these simple recipes and visit What’s For Dinner today for more Easter meal inspiration that will bring joy and happiness to the table for a true Easter celebration. Happy Easter and happy cooking!