7 Crockpot Brunch and Dinner Dishes to Make for Easter

We all enjoy indulging in warm, homecooked meals on special days like Easter, but don’t let those pesky kitchen duties cut into your family time this year. Armed with a simple crockpot, you’ll find that cooking for Easter has never been easier. Beginner and expert cooks alike can create exquisite dishes using their slow cookers, all while minimizing time spent in the kitchen.

Keep the whole family satiated with these seven slow cooker Easter brunch and dinner dishes.

1. Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll, sticky bun

They’re the perfect Easter morning indulgence. | iStock.com

“The dough for these slow cooker cinnamon rolls only requires 30 minutes of prep before you roll ‘em up and stick them in the crockpot,” writes blogger Tiffany Azure of Le Creme de la Crumb. Ideal for any holiday, these sweet and fluffy treats are a low-maintenance solution to a warm morning meal. Wake up, prepare, and set in the crockpot. By the time your Easter morning festivities have wrapped up, these rolls will be baked to perfection! The recipe yields 10 to 12 servings.

Visit Le Creme de la Crumb for the recipe.

2. Mushroom Sausage Casserole

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You can assemble it the night before. | iStock.com

Bring savory flavors to the morning table with this wonderful mushroom sausage casserole from How I Pinch A Penny. “I love this because it is easy to assemble the night before, has all the flavors my family loves, and is made in a crockpot!” exclaims blogger Sarah Mock. Preparing this dish the night before Easter will allow you to spend ample holiday time with your family, while also bringing a luscious meal to the table in a snap.

Visit How I Pinch A Penny for the recipe.

3. Rosemary Lentil Soup With Lemon

Lentil soup with rosemary

It’s an easy hearty soup. | iStock.com

“Fresh vegetables, lemon and rosemary become an amazingly hearty soup with minimal effort,” writes Melanie Bauer, founder of the Melanie Makes blog. The dish is incredibly easy to assemble and makes for a wonderful Easter dinner starter. The lilting flavors of lemon and rosemary make this soup a superb complement to the spring weather, while a dash of cayenne pepper lends a spicy kick at the finish.

Visit Melanie Makes for the recipe.

4. Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Honey baked ham

Ham is a quintessential Easter food. | iStock.com

Let your crockpot do all the tough cooking this year by serving up this simple, delectable take on glazed ham. This tender and juicy entrée is sure to impress every guest, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make! “Simply coat your entire ham with a paste made of brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey,” writes Five Heart Home. “These ingredients melt down into the most tantalizing glaze, which you later thicken and serve drizzled over the top of the ham.” Enjoy!

Visit Five Heart Home for the recipe.

5. Scalloped Potatoes

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They’re the perfect side dish. | iStock.com

“If you are looking for the perfect Easter side dish, then look no further!” writes Six Sisters Stuff. “These potatoes can bake away while you prepare the rest of dinner. They only take a few minutes to assemble and taste amazing.” Thinly-sliced red potatoes are draped in a velvety-smooth cheddar sauce in this dish, accented with Worcestershire sauce for a bold kick. Throw in some paprika and chives for an unforgettable finish!

Visit Six Sisters Stuff for the recipe.

6. Mediterranean Lamb And Artichokes

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The Mediterranean flavors are delicious. | iStock.com

“Meltingly tender pieces of lamb cooked in the quintessential Italian sauce, spiked with Kalamata olives and artichoke hearts” characterize this fabulous dinner dish from Dance of Saucepans. Guests will love the hearty chunks of lamb, enhanced with bold tinges of anchovy, artichoke, and other distinctive tastes. The recipe yields 4 servings.

Visit Dance Of Saucepans for the recipe.

7. Spring Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars, powdered sugar

They’re a perfect spring dessert. | iStock.com

Embrace the light, mild flavors of springtime dishes with these piquant lemon bars from Crockpot Gourmet. You’ll have plenty of chocolate left over from your Easter basket, so these bars will give your taste buds a much needed change of pace! Beginner bakers will love how easy these bars are to make: simply mix the ingredients, drop in the crockpot, and cook. Crockpot Goumet blogger Jennifer Draper writes, “I kept it even easier by using a jar of lemon curd as the topping.  You should find it right along with the jams and jellies at the grocery store.”

Visit Crockpot Gourmet for the recipe.

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