Looking for Easter Sunday lunch ideas? Try our traditional roast lamb or see our alternative ideas like chicken, fish, pork and beef. We also have a variety of veggie and vegan dishes, like tarts and stuffed squash.


For even more inspiration, see our complete Easter recipe collection including starters, sides and veggie ideas. Plus, see our best Easter baking ideas and our Easter desserts. Catering for vegans is effortless with our vegan Easter recipes, and make sure to use up any leftovers from Easter weekend with our best Easter leftovers recipes.

Looking for the best Easter products? Check out our favourite supermarket hot cross buns and best luxury Easter eggs to buy.

Make your feast even more impressive with our Easter table decor ideas. Looking for the best Easter gifts for friends and family this year? We've picked out the best Easter gifts, or treat friends or family to an afternoon tea with an Easter twist.

Easter Dinner ideas

Roast pork with hasselback potatoes

Make this showstopping roast pork belly dish for Sunday lunch. Slow-roasted pork is served with crispy hasselback roasties and a quick gremolata for a splash of colour.

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Roast pork with hasselback potatoes in a roasting tin

Easy roast chicken

All the decadence and comfort of a full roast but without the trays, prep and washing-up. Plus, you can use any left-over chicken in a quick caesar salad.

A whole roast chicken with side dishes

Stuffed butternut squash with cider cream sauce

Check out our impressive butternut squash recipe with veggie stuffing and a side of crunchy kale. This veggie main becomes a real centrepiece when carved into slices at the table.

Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe with Cider Cream

Roast guinea fowl in white wine sauce

Roast guinea fowl sits in a rich and creamy chicken stock sauce with shallots and lardons. Serve with mashed potatoes and greens for an alternative Sunday roast.

A black baking dish filled with a roast bird on a bed of creamy sauce

Vegetarian wellington

This stilton, chard and walnut wellington is packed with big, bold flavours and looks impressive but is still easy to make. This makes a great main for vegetarians at Easter.

Stilton, chard and walnut wellington, with end cut off

Tarragon and anchovy-stuffed lamb shoulder with fennel and bone marrow crumble

Cotswold pub The Bull at Charlbury celebrates seasonal lamb with a herby, piquant filling of capers, anchovies, mustard and garlic for a flavoursome main.

Tarragon and anchovy stuffed lamb shoulder on a wooden chopping board with sprigs of tarragon

Argentinian tarta pascualina

This impressive savoury pie originated in Italy, but is popular in Argentina, especially during Easter. Give it a go this Easter weekend.

A pie with a slice taken out, showing a whole egg cut in half in the filling, on a white table with a pink background

Roast leg of lamb with anchovy, garlic and rosemary

A punchy rub takes this roast joint to the next level – and yields a deliciously buttery sauce to serve it with.

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe

Salmon en croûte

Salmon en croute: our favourite salmon and pastry combo. Follow this easy method to make the best version of this classic dish. Serve with seasonal veg or a green salad on the side.

Salmon En Croute Recipe

Courgette galette

This beautiful recipe for courgette galette is easy to make, vegetarian and ready in under an hour. Plus, it looks stunning when you bring it to the table.

Galette Courgette Recipe

How to cook the perfect roast leg of lamb

Roast lamb is a classic Easter Sunday favourite – here’s how to get it juicy and pink on the inside, and beautifully crisp on the outside.

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe with Caper Butter and Mint Sauce

Lamb shoulder with garlic potatoes and redcurrant glaze

Our succulent slow-roasted lamb dish is an impressive recipe to serve guests over Easter bank holiday.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Vegan wellington

Your vegan friends will be impressed with our version of a classic wellington, packed with roasted red peppers, cooked beetroot and kale. Plus, we've made a vegan stuffing and glazed the pastry in marmite to take this wellington to the next level.

Vegan Wellington Recipe

Whole roast cauliflower with warm harissa hummus

Feed a hungry crowd with this impressive whole roast cauliflower with warm harissa hummus. Either serve it as a side dish to go with your lamb or as a vegan centrepiece.

Harissa Cauliflower Recipe

Hasselback halloumi traybake

Hasselbacking the halloumi opens up more surface area for maximum crispness. Serve this easy but impressive-looking traybake with flatbreads and a green salad, and let everyone dig in.

Hasselback halloumi traybake

Lamb cutlets with celeriac slaw

For a main course that’s designed to impress, check out these lamb cutlets with colatura di alici, tarragon and celeriac slaw. Colatura di alici is an Italian condiment made from fermented salted anchovies – a few drops of this adds umami richness to the dish.

Lamb Cutlets Recipe with Pesto and Beans

Braised lamb boulangère

Tender chunks of lamb are layered up with potato and finished with a crisp, butter-brushed top in this warming boulangère recipe. This recipe comes from Bottle + Rye chef Ben Hughes-Gage.

A small oven proof dish filled with Bottle + Rye’s braised lamb boulangère with a golden crisp top

Roast anchovy butter lamb with boulangere new potatoes

This spring lamb recipe is one of our favourite show-stoppers. The richness of the boulangère potatoes works wonders with the anchovy buttered lamb. Perfect for an easy weekend slow cook.

Roast anchovy butter lamb with boulangère new potatoes

Rosemary and apricot-stuffed leg of lamb

Our rosemary and apricot-stuffed leg of lamb is really delicious and worth a little effort for the perfect Easter Sunday lunch. Learn how to stuff your own leg of lamb with our simple step-by-step guide and serve with some roasties, greens and lots of gravy.

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe With Rosemary and Apricot Stuffing

Slow-roasted lamb with wild oregano

Impress friends and family at your next gathering with this succulent and comforting slow-roasted lamb recipe with wild oregano.

Slow-Roasted Lamb Recipe with Wild Oregano

Savoury spiced baklava

A savoury spin on the classic middle eastern dessert makes a fantastic vegetarian show-off centrepiece.

Savoury Baklava Recipe for Vegetarians

Spicy chickpea potato and filo slice

Check out our spiced chickpea bake with potatoes and topped with thin crunchy filo pastry. This easy recipe is veggie friendly, ready in under an hour and serves four. Our filo slice is best eaten on the day, while the pastry is still crisp.

Vegetarian Potato Pie Recipe with Chickpeas

Chicken roasted on crunchy rosemary sourdough

Chunky slices of sourdough make a trivet for roast chicken in this cosy recipe, and soak up all the delicious cooking juices. Perfect for Easter lunch.

A golden roast chicken in a white baking dish

Tomato tarte tatin

Encase juicy cherry tomatoes in crisp, golden pastry to make this show-stopping savoury version of the classic French tart.

Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe

Confit salmon with lemon and parsley salsa

This recipe for confit salmon with lemon and parsley salsa is great if you need to feed a crowd. If you’ve ever wondered how some salmon served in restaurants is so perfectly cooked, they may be using this technique. Cooking the salmon in olive oil gives it a silky texture and stops it from drying out.

confit salmon with parsley salsa

Pot-roast brisket with the best gravy

Check out our easy one-pot beef brisket with gravy. Slow cooking brisket in stock and aromatics produces tender meat and a rich gravy.

Beef Brisket Recipe with Gravy

Herb-stuffed rolled lamb breast

Roll this great-value cut of lamb with mustard and herbs then bake until soft and tender so it falls apart into the white wine onion gravy.

Rolled Lamb Breast Recipe Stuffed with Herbs

Vegan roast-dinner bowls

Cater for vegans with our roast-dinner bowls, packed with crispy roasties, parsnips, stuffing balls, cranberry sauce and plenty of gravy.

Vegan Christmas Roast Recipe

Perfect roast pork belly

Here’s how to guarantee crisp, crunchy crackling and meltingly soft meat every time. Pork belly makes a great alternative Easter dinner.

Slow Cooked Pork Belly Recipe For Crispy Pork Belly

Slow-roast stuffed lamb breast with oregano and feta

Try this fall-apart lamb centrepiece with orzo for an impressive Easter lunch, and check out our expert cooking tips.

Slow roast stuffed Lamb

New potato, pea, asparagus and spinach sformato

This inventive vegetarian centrepiece is sure to raise some eyebrows at dinner. It makes the most of fresh spring produce and is topped with zingy pickled onion.

Spring Sformato Recipe

Roast chicken with spiced masala butter

The roasting juices, lemon and butter make a delicious rich ‘gravy’ to stir rice through. Delicious served with plenty of warm naan bread.

Roast chicken with spiced masala butter

Roast beef with marsala wild mushrooms

This rib of beef is the ultimate showstopper – crisp on the outside and blushing pink on the inside – served with a rich mushroom and marsala sauce for an umami hit.

Roast beef with marsala wild mushrooms

Sweet potato and brie galette

An elegant French tart, flavoured with sweet potato and brie. The perfect vegetarian centrepiece for a lazy weekend lunch.

Sweet potato and brie galette

Brick chicken with brown butter and capers

So-called because a brick wrapped in foil was traditionally used to weigh down the chicken. Spatchcocking the bird and having it in direct contact with the pan reduces the cooking time and gives crisp, golden skin.

Brick chicken with brown butter and capers

Hasselback harissa roast squash

With sweet, spicy harissa and salty feta, vegetarians will not miss out with this stunning Middle Eastern-inspired centrepiece.

Hasselback Squash Recipe


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