There seems to be two camps when it comes to Easter: those who eat lamb and those who eat ham. Serving lamb on Easter is a European tradition, whereas European settlers had to adapt to what was available in the Americas swapping lamb for the more readily available cured pork.Glaze a whole ham in Coca-Cola for a sweet and salty main course or slow-roast a whole leg of lamb with garlic and oregano.
If you are running low on time, utilize your slow-cooker for a simple ham recipe that will cook while you go about your day or try a make-ahead casserole for Easter brunch.
Preparation is half the battle when feeding a large crowd on a holiday, so check-out our guide for making the perfect Easter ham that will explain everything from which ham to buy to getting it on the table in time for the celebration. If ham isn’t your thing, we have a step-by-step guide to ensure your Easter leg of lamb turns out tender, juicy, and flavorful every time.
For more main course-worthy dishes to serve this Easter, including everything from ham to lamb, check out our 21 recipes that easy enough for anyone to master.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.