Making Easter dinner can be a challenge for many. Whether there are too many cooks in the kitchen or you just want to mix up your traditional menu, it can be overwhelming. Luckily, utilizing a crockpot to make a beef roast is a great way to simplify the holiday meal, no matter the weather. Nothing welcomes guests more than the aroma of a delicious roast, seasoned with garlic and onions. Plus, using a slow cooker makes the menu easier to make, allowing you to have more time to interact with your guests and have a great time as a host.
A Crockpot Beef Roast Easter Dinner
The complete Easter dinner menu includes a savory pot roast, crab dip, sour cream potatoes, sweet and sour spinach salad, and a lemon meringue pie. Start with the savory pot roast—moist, tender, and succulent. This crockpot recipe involves boneless beef chuck roast, potatoes, carrots, onion, and a few more ingredients for flavor. One of the elements is horseradish, which becomes very mild during the long cooking time.
When the roast is done, or if you have an additional crockpot, you can begin to make a delicious crab dip. This involves cream cheese, freshly grated Parmesan, mayonnaise, green onions, and a few more ingredients. The crab dip is an easy and rich recipe perfect for a party and can be served with easy pickings like baby carrots, celery sticks, bell pepper strips, and slices of zucchini or yellow summer squash. You can also opt for classic breadsticks or crackers.
Next, start your sour cream crockpot potatoes. This simple recipe involves peeled and quartered russet potatoes, vegetable stock, butter, sour cream, and a few more ingredients. You can't go wrong with beef and potatoes for Easter dinner. After those are done, you can whip up a delicious sweet and sour spinach salad with raw baby spinach.
This will allow your salad to be tender, sweet, and paired well with a sweet and sour dressing. You could add a number of vegetables to this salad, like strips of colored bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, and small, sweet grape tomatoes for a fresh element.
Making a tasty lemon meringue pie is a decadent dessert and great finish to Easter dinner. If you go for this dish, you'll end up with a dessert that's suave, smooth, and velvety. Plus, the wonderful tart lemon flavor with the light and fluffy meringue is to die for.
Set the Table
Cooking the main dish and all the side dishes in the crockpot is a wonderful way to entertain—the scents alone will naturally bring your guests into the house. While everything's cooking, set your table with some beautiful china, your best stemware, and top flatware. Because it's Easter, some fresh flowers or dyed Easter eggs on the table would be appropriate. If it's cool outside, and you have a fireplace, get a fire going. You can also put on some calming music to make everyone feel relaxed at home.