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 ham steak.
Want to make lamb for Easter? Check out this easy lamb chop recipe from Eating Richly.
Need a vegetarian main course? 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!
Strawberry Vanilla Sangria
Chill out with this easy Strawberry Vanilla Sangria recipe made with white wine, fresh strawberries, and vanilla bean.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart with a Parmesan ricotta cheese filling is a delicate, flakey appetizer to celebrate spring and Easter.
Artichoke Olive Quiche
Artichoke Olive Quiche filled with artichoke hearts, green pimento olives, and roasted red pepper baked in a homemade pie crust
Easy Cheesy Stovetop Scalloped Potatoes
Homemade Easy Cheesy Stovetop Scalloped Potatoes from scratch in a cheddar cheese sauce to save oven space.
Garlic Parmesan Au Gratin Potatoes
Plenty of garlic and cheese in this Garlic Parmesan Au Gratin Potatoes recipe with layers of thinly sliced potatoes, Parmesan cheese, and garlic.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes For Two
Tired of leftover mashed potatoes? Learn how to scale them down with creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes For Two!
Homemade Gravy (Without Meat Drippings)
Homemade Gravy Without Meat Drippings is an easy from scratch gravy recipe made without meat drippings so you don’t have to wait for the meat to be done.
Green Beans with Almonds and Olives
Looking for an easy small batch side dish? Learn how to make these healthy Green Beans with Almonds and Olives!
Carrot Cake Skillet Cake
Moist one layer Carrot Cake Skillet Cake with a homemade vanilla glaze makes a quick and easy dessert for when you’re short on time but still need to impress.
Toasted Coconut Skillet Cakes
These Toasted Coconut Skillet Cakes with coconut milk are so tender and moist, you don’t need to add frosting on top!
Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshake
Your favorite Cadbury creme egg dessert in milkshake form! Chocolate ice cream and homemade fondant cream blended together for a sinful Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshake, just in time for Easter.
French Onion Dip Deviled Eggs
Kick up your classic deviled eggs a notch with these creamy French Onion Dip Deviled Eggs packed full of caramelized onion.
Amish Macaroni Salad
No picnic is complete without Amish Macaroni Salad! This recipe is similar to Walmart’s Amish Macaroni Salad with a dressing made of mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar, and smoked paprika.
Amish Potato Salad
Liven up your picnic side dishes with Amish Potato Salad – a twist on traditional potato salad with a creamy dressing using yellow mustard, vinegar, and a little bit of sugar.