Not hosting a huge Easter this year? You’re in luck because here is your ultimate guide to Easter Dinner For Two! Menu includes recipes for two and small batch recipes of your favorite Easter dishes.
I see you.
For the past few months, you’ve been beaten over the head with vibrant images of giant whole hams and rack of lamb.
You read article after article about how to host a big Easter dinner, how to roast a giant 20 pound ham, how to survive the holidays with your drunk Cousin John.
But the truth is, this year you’re only cooking Easter Dinner For Two. Maybe it’s only you and your significant other. Maybe it’s only you and your roommate. Or maybe you simply don’t have a huge family to invite.
Where do you even begin prepping all of this food? It’s not fair for you to skip Easter because you can’t eat a whole ham.
Everyone deserves a plate of ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, and gravy for the holidays.
I got you. I’ve been scaling down recipes for years. And it’s about time I put it all together as a comprehensive menu for cooking Easter For Two.
This isn’t meant to be a full menu; rather, I’m giving you choices to pick and choose. It’s like one of those build your own adventures books but with food!
The list of recipes is at the bottom, but here is a break down of what you can expect:
With all of the cooking going on, drinks definitely don’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be as simple as opening a bottle of wine and pouring.
Not sure about finishing a whole bottle? Most companies now make 4-packs of wine in little bottles, which is about 1-2 glasses.
Not a wine drinker? Serve a sparkling non-alcoholic drink, such as grape or apple juice.
The Main Dish
Easter dinner is practically synonymous with ham, but when it’s only two of you, roasting a whole ham is way too much food; the smallest whole ham is about 10 pounds if you’re lucky.
However you can still have your ham and eat it too by serving a honey glazed ham steak for two.
Want to make lamb for Easter? Check out this easy lamb chop recipe from Eating Richly.
Need a vegetarian main course? Artichoke Olive Quiche makes a filling and delicious dinner! It can also be made ahead of time then reheated right before serving.
Personally I think Easter side dishes are the best part! As much as it pains me to say this, the best way to keep leftovers to a minimum for two people is limit the side dishes. I know, I know. Blasphemy you say!
The good news is most of these side dish recipes make roughly 4 servings (2 helpings each), so if there are any you don’t make for Easter, make them throughout the weekend.
Of course no dinner is complete without dessert! If you love dessert but there’s only two of you, you don’t have to give it up! Make mini pies or skip the crust and eat the filling (my favorite part if you ask me.
Leftover Easter Eggs
Did you dye Easter eggs this year and now have leftover hard boiled eggs? You’re now one step closer to making deviled eggs and macaroni salad!