Make your Easter dinner menu with all the fixin's with my Southern shortcut recipes! All the traditional Southern dishes with my own twist and as always... a shortcut! I'll get you in and out of the kitchen so you can enjoy more time with your family and friends during this special holiday.
From the main course: Instant Pot Pepper Jelly Ham, Instant Pot Turkey Breast, or Bacon-Wrapped Venison Backstrap Roast; to the coveted sides Southern-Fried Yellow Squash, Creamy Keto & Gluten-Free Fresh Green Bean Casserole, and Roasted Candied Sweet Potatoes; to the sweet finale desserts: Shortcut Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Blueberry Peach Cobbler with Oatmeal Cookie Streusel and Honey Roasted Peanut Pie.....
We have you covered for your Southern Easter dinner menu!
Instant Pot Pepper Jelly Ham with Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
Instant Pot Bone-In Turkey Breast with Gravy
Save the oven for the pies and sides this Easter! Use your Instant Pot multi-use pressure cooker to cook the best tender and juicy turkey breast. Make the gravy right in the Instant Pot!
Bacon-Wrapped Venison Backstrap Roast
Bacon-Wrapped Venison Backstrap Roast is marinated in teriyaki sauce, then wrapped in bacon before roasting in the oven or air fryer. Pork tenderloin can be substituted if you aren't into hunting like my guys are!
Southern Fried Yellow Squash
You don't have to "deep fry" squash to call them Southern. I'll show you a quick and easy way to pan fry them.
Creamy Keto and Gluten-Free Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Enjoy the iconic green bean casserole even if you are on a Keto or gluten-free diet! Everyone at your holiday dinner table will love version using fresh green beans and no "cream of anything" soup - whether they are on the diet or not!
Roasted Candied Sweet Potatoes (with or without marshmallows)
The shortcut is roasting them for easy peeling and added caramelized flavor before they are candied in the oven.
Shortcut Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Refrigerated pie crust cuts preparation time in half in this sweet and tangy springtime fruit pie.
Honey Roasted Peanut Pie
It will remind you of a traditional pecan pie but with honey roasted peanuts AND peanut butter in the filling!
Wishing you a Happy Easter from my kitchen to yours!
Want even MORE Easter dinner menu recipes with Southern shortcuts?
Everyone loves choices when it comes to creating a dinner menu! So, I've given you more sides and desserts for this special occasion meal.
Naturally Dyed Deviled Eggs
Dye your Easter eggs vibrant colors with what you already have at home and avoid chemical dyes. Then make colorful deviled eggs for dinner!
Easy Cheesy Baked Mac and Cheese
There's a shortcut secret ingredient that keeps you from having to make a homemade white sauce and still create creamy macaroni and cheese.
Fruity Marshmallow Cereal Bars with White Chocolate
Fruity Marshmallow Cereal Treats add a little color and flavor to the "oldie but goody" Rice Krispy Treats we know and love.
Shortcut Chocolate Truffle Tart
The rich, decadent ganache filling in Shortcut Chocolate Truffle Tart sits on a purchased cookie crust or I give you a shortcut to making your own cookie crust.
No-Knead Dinner Rolls (Yeast Rolls)
No-Knead Dinner Rolls have all the flavor of a homemade yeast roll with the simplicity of a muffin batter.
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