Easter Main Dish Favorites

Make great ham, lamb or brunch favorites from Food Network the star of your Easter menu.

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Crown Roast of Lamb

This is an amazing cut of meat for a special occasion. Follow Alton's lead to cook it up perfectly.

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Baked Ham With Spiced Cherry Glaze

Melissa glazes her ham in a horseradish and brown sugar glaze plus a key sweet ingredient: cherry preserves.

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Roasted Fresh Ham with Cider Glaze

Combine parsley, sage, garlic and mustard seeds to prepare a fragrant rub for this crowd-pleasing, bone-in ham.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Fresh Ham with Cider Glaze

Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops with Green Beans

These aromatic lamb chops pair perfectly with a simple side of green beans and shallots. Add pine nuts for a flavorful crunch.

Get the Recipe: Spice Rubbed Lamb Chops with Green Beans

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Cucumber-Dill Salad

Serve roasted salmon with an invigorating cucumber salad flavored with dill, orange zest and cayenne. The salad's fresh, spring flavors complement the fish's turmeric seasoning.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Cucumber Dill Salad

Strawberry Salad

This elegant strawberry salad will fit in perfectly at a festive Easter celebration. Trisha prepares a cheesy, crunchy topping using an unexpected ingredient: crushed and toasted ramen noodles.  

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Glazed Smoked Ham

Pull this recipe off without a hitch by scoring a crosshatch pattern into the ham skin and fat. The grooves will prevent the fragrant apricot glaze from dripping off, ensuring optimal flavor.

Get the Recipe: Glazed Smoked Ham

Herb and Garlic Roast Pork Loin with Honey-Mustard Sauce

For a picture-perfect crust, brush roast pork loin with Dijon mustard, then roll in toasted panko until coated. A drizzle of tangy honey-mustard sauce will put this dish over the top.

Get the Recipe: Herb and Garlic Roast Pork Loin with Honey Mustard Sauce

Brandy Peppercorn Honey Glazed Ham

Reduced brandy, honey and peppercorns make the perfect glaze for this easy ham.

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Citrus Jalapeno Glazed Ham

This ham has quite the kick thanks to hot pepper jelly and jalapenos.

Get the Recipe: Citrus Jalapeno Glazed Ham

Classic Glazed Ham

Get Food Network Magazine's tips to choose the best-quality ham, then choose one of four mix-and-match glazes for a delicious, customized main dish.

Get the Recipe: Classic Glazed Ham

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

Sugar, mustard and vinegar are the only ingredients you need to glaze this easy Easter ham.

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Orange Baked Ham

Ina dolls up ham with a glaze that comes at you with three types of orange flavor: marmalade, juice and the zest.

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Tyler's Tangerine-Glazed Easter Ham

Tyler studs the glaze with thin slices of fresh tangerine, creating crispy caramelized fruit and a beautiful presentation.

Get the Recipe: Tangerine-Glazed Easter Ham With Baby Carrots

Giada's Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato and Fontina

This springtime frittata is great for breakfast, brunch or even a light dinner.

Get the Recipe: Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato, and Fontina

Lamb Chops With Eggplant Caponata

Caponata, an Italian relish, is ideal for the holidays: You can make it ahead and keep it in the fridge for about a week.

Get the Recipe: Lamb Chops with Eggplant Caponata

Ginger-Peach Glazed Ham

Glaze your holiday ham with a flavor-packed glaze made from peach preserves, mustard, ginger and raspberry vinegar.

Get the Recipe: Ginger-Peach Glazed Ham

Herbed Leg of Lamb With Roasted Turnips

By rendering the fat first, this lamb can take a second trip with an herb rubdown and vegetables added to soak up flavorful but not-so-fatty pan juices.

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Biscuits With Cream Gravy, Sausage and Scrambled Eggs

Sausage, biscuits and gravy have always been high on the list of breakfast greats, so taste the difference when you make them all from scratch.

Get the Recipe: Biscuits With Cream Gravy, Sausage and Scrambled Eggs

Fresh Ham with Tuscan Bread Stuffing

This centerpiece dish will be well worth the time and care. Following Tyler's recipe, you'll make ham broth from scratch, a rich stuffing with pine nuts and olives and treat your ham to a rubdown of a flavor-packed herb paste before those flavors meld together as they roast for hours.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Ham with Tuscan Bread Stuffing

Roast Pork with Creamy Peas

Make roasted pork loin the star of your Easter celebration this year.

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Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast

Giada treats this pork loin to a garlic-rosemary-thyme paste before locking the flavors in a pancetta wrapping.

Get the Recipe: Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast

Lamb Chops With Tomato-Mint Jam

Sear and then bake lamb chops before topping with homemade tomato-mint jam.

Get the Recipe: Lamb Chops With Tomato-Mint Jam

Macaroni and Cheese

Ham, egg noodles and a three-cheese medley come together in this Venetian-style macaroni and cheese worthy of a special occasion.

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Sandra's Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Let Sandra show you how to expertly bake ham with her simply delicious brown sugar glaze.

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Roasted Rack of Lamb With Mint Pesto

Sandra's homemade pesto with mint and walnuts pairs perfectly with her roasted rack of lamb and can be whipped up ahead of time.

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Cobb Style Meat Loaf, Spinach Salad with Dijon Dressing

Use some of your Easter hard-boiled eggs in this meatloaf recipe for an unexpected treat.

Get the Recipe: Cobb Style Meat Loaf, Spinach Salad with Dijon Dressing

Perfect Glazed Ham

Here's how to make perfect ham, plus three flavor options to spruce it up.

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