Let Brooklyn Cooking Plan Your Easter Meal!

Some people agonize for weeks over their holiday menu. But if you’re a last-minute kind of person, we’ve made an Easter menu that will satisfy a crowd! A bonus? If you tell your friends it’s a potluck, you can save even more time on cooking. Just send them these Brooklyn Cooking videos and let everyone pick their fave! 

1. Scallion and Goat Cheese Biscuits

You can’t have holiday dinner without bread; it’s a staple! Store-bought rolls are good, but homemade bread shows more love… and yeast, and rising time, and kneading, and more rising, and more kneading. Show your love, but save some time, with this easy recipe for scallion and goat cheese drop biscuits.

2. Seared Sea Scallops with Parsnip Puree and Braised Red Cabbage

This recipe is perfect for a small sit-down dinner – you can show off your searing skills with these meaty scallops while also sporting your hosting skills by serving your guests a multi-course meal, tasting menu-style. Plus, while this recipe looks really complicated, it’s actually super easy and quick to make. Then you can be all, “oh, I just learned this from a chef; no big deal.”

3. Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms

Show your vegetarian guests some love! They’re usually the only ones with the potential to leave a holiday dinner hungry. This dish is not only hearty, but any vegan/vegetarian knows that mushrooms are nature’s meat. How could they resist?!

4. Chicken Parmesan

If you’re having a lot of people over, you probably want to make something that pretty much serves itself. So if making 10 individual scallop plates isn’t your thing, make a big batch of chicken parm and serve it buffet style with a side salad. Guests love feeling like they’re at home!

5. Macaroni and Cheese Pie

Do you ever spend so much time on the main dish that you find yourself drawing a blank when it comes to sides? Here’s a tip: cook your pasta the night before and store it in the fridge; that way, all you have to do the day of is assemble this dish and pop it in the oven. Plus, it’s perfect for a holiday meal because, duh, mac and cheese. No one says no to mac and cheese!

6. French Vanilla Mini Cheesecakes

Dinner without dessert is a holiday meal no-no! The best part about making cheesecake is that it can be done a day or two ahead, so you don’t have to keep cooking in the kitchen while everyone else is eating. Bust out the cheesecake after the tables have been cleared, then chow down on sweet berry-flavored goodness while you pat yourself on the back for a holiday done right.

Show us your Easter spread! Share pics of your holiday brunch/lunch/dinner spread on our Twitter page and we’ll share the love! Happy eating.

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