Not cooking a big Easter this year? Here is your ultimate guide to Easter Dinner For Two! Menu includes ham steak, lamb chops, scalloped potatoes, small carrot cake, and more.

Easter Dinner For Two recipe collage
I see you.

For the past few weeks, you’ve been beaten over the head with vibrant images of giant whole hams and racks of lamb.

You read article after article about how to host a big Easter dinner and how to roast a giant 20 pound ham.

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, stove top scalloped potatoes, green beans, and gravy without drippings 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 Easter meal for 2.

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 Easter Dinner Ideas For 2 recipes is at the bottom, but here is a breakdown of what you can expect:

Honey Glazed Ham Steak Dinner For Two served with pineapple

Easter Dinner For Two

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 honey glazed ham steak recipe.

Make it a romantic Easter dinner for two with pan seared lamb chops complete with a pan sauce on top.

Need a vegetarian main course? Quiche Florentine makes a filling and delicious dinner! They can also be made ahead of time then reheated right before serving.

Stuffed Peppers For Two also make a great vegetarian dinner as well.

Side Dishes For Two

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.

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 during your Easter dinner for two, make them throughout the weekend.

I always have some form of potato for Easter, whether it’s mashed potatoes for two or au gratin potatoes for two.

Don’t forget the gravy! You can make pan gravy with drippings, or vegan mushroom gravy.

Love bread? Nothing beats freshly baked small batch dinner rolls or small batch hot cross buns.

Frosted carrot cake on silver plate

Dessert For Two

Of course no Easter dinner for 2 is complete without dessert! If you love dessert but there’s only two of you, you don’t have to give it up.

This 6 inch Small Carrot Cake recipe and small batch Carrot Cake Cupcakes with pineapple are perfect for Easter dessert for two.

Don’t want carrot cake? Check out my small lemon cake recipe and small coconut cake recipe.

French Onion Dip Deviled Eggs for summer picnics

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, Amish macaroni salad, and Amish potato salad!

Leftover Easter Ham

If you still find yourself with leftover ham, use it up in Ham and Cheese Soup or Baked Eggs with Ham and Cheese.

Easter Dinner For Two

Not cooking a big Easter this year? Here is your ultimate guide to Easter Dinner For Two! Menu includes ham steak, lamb chops, scalloped potatoes, small carrot cake, and more.

Originally published March 28, 2019