11 Things To Serve For Easter Besides Ham

Homemade pasta noodles

Photo: Missy

We’ll have a dozen or so friends and family here to celebrate Easter on Sunday, and I thought it might be fun to veer away from traditional ham and come up with a fresh menu for lunch. But what to serve? Here are some ideas I came up with after perusing cookbooks, Pinterest and some of my favorite food blogs:

1. Homemade pasta
2. Roast chicken
3. Brunch
4. Beef brisket
5. A salad buffet
6. Roast turkey
7. Soup and just-baked bread
8. Made-from-scratch pizzas
9. A potluck picnic
10. Grilled salmon
11. Desserts and tea

I think I’m going to go with #1, homemade pasta. I’m envisioning two kinds of sauce–maybe a creamy Alfredo swirled with a little pesto, and perhaps a meat sauce for the men-folk. I’ll accompany it with some veggies and grated Parmesan cheese to stir in as wanted.

How about you? Will you be gathering with loved ones for Easter this year? Are you serving a traditional ham, or something else? I’d love to hear about your plans.


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P.S. You might enjoy this past post, “A Bowl of Easter Memories.

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

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