5 Easy Easter Meal Ideas
Learn about 5 easy Easter meal ideas to create a meal that is delicious but that doesn't take a lot of time to prepare. Easter is a time when family and friends spend time together. These easy Easter meal ideas can be prepared ahead of time or need minimal time to prepare. They're delicious and easy so just about anyone can serve this easy Easter meal. The beautiful colors of the green cole slaw, white and yellow eggs, and decorated sugar cookies will make your Easter table festive and inviting.
1. Cold Ham Sandwiches
- 2 pounds of bone-in ham slices from deli counter
- 1 head of lettuce
- 24 mini buns
- Take a bun and split open. Place several ham slices on the bottom bun. Bone-in ham is delicious and makes good sandwiches.
- Wash the lettuce leaves. Romaine lettuce or red leaf lettuce work well. Pat dry with paper towels or a clean dish towel.
- Add mustard to the ham and place a ruffly lettuce leaf on top. Place the top bun on the ham sandwich.
- Continue making ham sandwiches. Leave some of the sandwiches plain without mustard and lettuce. Place the plain ham sandwiches on one plate and the sandwiches with mustard and lettuce on another plate.
2. Deviled Eggs
- 1 dozen eggs
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup mustard
- Boil the eggs in hot water for twenty minutes. Turn off the stove. Drain the water and place the eggs in a dish to cool at least 1/2 hour.
- Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place in a bowl. Mash the yolks.
- Add mayonnaise and mustard to the yolks. Mix thoroughly.
- Fill the egg whites with the yolk mixture. Place on a deviled egg dish or large plate and chill until ready to eat.
3. Cole Slaw
- I bag shredded cabbage
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Place cabbage in a bowl.
- Add the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon of each.
- Mix thoroughly. Let chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator.
- Place in a serving bowl with a serving spoon.
4. Easter Jello Salad
- 1 package Jello, preferably a light color like green or orange
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup cold water
- Open the Jello box. Pour the gelatin in a mixing bowl.
- Add 1 cup hot water. Stir until the gelatin is no longer grainy.
- Add 1 cup cold water. Stir thoroughly.
- Pour into a glass serving bowl. Put in the refrigerator to set at least two hours.
5. Sugar Cookies
- 1 roll of sugar cookie dough
- 1 can of cream cheese frosting
- Miscellaneous Easter candy like thin licorice, pastel M&Ms
- Open the sugar cookie dough. Preheat the oven while you slice the cookies into individual cookies. Cookies decorated for Easter will make your Easter table festive.
- Bake the sugar cookies on a cookie sheet and bake according to package directions.
- Remove the cookies and let cool at least ten minutes.
- Frost the cookies with the cream cheese frosting. Decorate with colored sugar (mix sugar with food coloring) or small Easter candies such as thin licorice and pastel colored M&Ms to create a bunny face.
- Place the Easter cookies on a decorative platter.