Easter Dinner Recipe Roundup

quinoa stuffed tomatoes

The planners out there already know what they’re making for Easter dinner. But for those of you still ironing out the details, there’re still a couple of days before Easter Sunday. In the past week I’ve had three people ask me what vegetarian dishes they should add to their Easter tables, so instead of a new recipe, I thought I’d do a quick round-up of some of the recipes here that would be perfect for Easter. Whether or not you have ham alongside them, here are a few dishes that will satisfy both the meat-eaters and vegetarians at your table.

Main Course

If you’re looking for a main course to sit in the center of your table, I can’t think of a better one than my Vegetables Wellington, which would be great alone or alongside ham. For the pasta lovers out there, my favorite pasta dish on this site is my Mushroom Wine Sauce and Whole Wheat Linguine. But for a lighter, more springlike pasta dish, you can’t go wrong with either of my “green” pastas: Spring Green Lemon Pasta or Creamy Greens Pasta.

Side Dishes & Soups


If you’re looking for a little something on the side (hehe–couldn’t resist that pun), there are lots of options here. How about something simple and elegant like my Rosemary Wine Root Vegetables? Or my Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes? If you’ve got kids at the table, my St. Patrick’s Potatoes are a guaranteed hit–and a great way to get some green vegetables into their diet. And don’t forget to top them with my Mushroom Gravy. Or, if the weather’s nice where you are and you’re ready to fire up the grill, try Grilled Asparagus over Caramelized Onions.

Holidays are the perfect time to dig the soup tureen out from the top of the cabinet. Probably my favorite soup on the site is the spa-inspired Cauliflower, Squash, and Apple Soup. But the Easter Bunny will be pleased if you make my Carrot Dijon Soup–after all, what does a bunny like more than carrots? Maybe a mix of greens? Then try my Green Goddess Soup.

Dessert


Ah, my favorite part of the meal! It wouldn’t be Easter without some chocolate, so I’d start with my Double Chocolate Cookies–sinfully rich and perfect for breaking a Lenten fast. Or, if you’d like to go simple and easy, try my three ingredient Coconut Chocolate Mousse. (Ok, if  you count the garnish, it’s four ingredients.) Not in the mood for chocolate? First of all, what’s wrong with you? Second of all, try a fruit-based dessert, like my Wine-Infused Applesauce. Heat it and serve over vanilla ice cream for a healthier dessert that still leaves them licking their spoons. Or how about whipping up a batch of Lemon Cookies? Light, lemony, springtime treats.

Whatever’s on your table this weekend, I hope you enjoy it! Leave a comment if you end up using any of these recipes–I’d love to hear how they turned out. And don’t forget to enter the Wooden Spoon Giveaway: it’s easy and free! For more information, go to http://www.woodenspoonblog.com/giveaways/.