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The roast is the centerpiece of any holiday table. Make sure yours is a showstopper this Easter Sunday with these delicious recipes for ham, lamb, pork roast and more.

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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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Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham

Trisha combines honey, brown sugar and country Dijon mustard to make a simple yet tasty glaze for her Easter ham.

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Crispy Roasted Porchetta

This gorgeous rolled porchetta looks as good as it tastes. Garlic, fresh herbs and sweet citrus zest give the pork roll tons of flavor — along with it's signature swirl.

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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.

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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.

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Baked Ham with Orange-Pepper Glaze

Hints of orange and spicy pepper jelly really shine through in this sweet-and-savory glazed ham.

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Ina's Panko-Crusted Rack of Lamb

The magic behind this rack of lamb comes from its golden-brown crust. To make it, Ina mixes creamy goat cheese with garlic, rosemary, thyme and pepper. For a more elegant tablescape, ask your butcher to "french" your lamb chops.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Roast Pork with Creamy Peas

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

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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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Roast Leg of Lamb with Ginger and Mint

The night before Easter, rub the lamb with a garlic-ginger paste and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, all that’s needed is a few hours in the oven and a quick pan gravy.

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Glazed Pineapple Ham

Slice your way through this extra sweet pineapple and ham combo – perfect for Sunday dinner.

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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.

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Instant Pot Whiskey and Honey Glazed Ham

Lock in the sweet taste of this honey-glazed whisky ham with help from the Instant Pot!

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Lamb Chops with Tomato-Mint Jam

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

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Orange-and-Pineapple Hasselback Ham

This Easter ham is as visually stunning as it is bursting with flavor. To create this eye-catching caramelized showstopper, make eight to ten cuts into your ham and insert thinly sliced oranges and pineapple inside.

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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.

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Amazing Glazed Ham

The secret for mouth-watering ham in every bite? Let the glaze not only cover the surface but let it fall between the thin slices to seal in all the flavor.

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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.

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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

Stuffed Hasselback Ham

A showstopping holiday centerpiece combining three different sides with a hearty main. What more do you need?

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Roasted Sweet Vidalia Pork Loin

Pork loin is the perfect choice for celebratory dinners and family get-togethers, Easter included. It looks stunning on the table — but is easy to make.

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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.

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Ginger-Peach Glazed Ham

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

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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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Spicy Honey-Glazed Ham

Guests will adore this five-star ham recipe. Sugar, honey, hot sauce and red pepper flakes come together to form the sweet-and-spicy glaze.

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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.

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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.

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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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Brandy Peppercorn Honey Glazed Ham

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

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Perfect Glazed Ham

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

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Citrus Jalapeno Glazed Ham

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

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