Easter roasts

Easter Sunday is the perfect excuse for the ultimate roast dinner, be it lamb, chicken, beef or pork. Serve it up with all the classic trimmings or ring in spring with some seasonal sides or salads.

Easter roasts
Roast sirloin with Yorkshire puddings

Roast sirloin with Yorkshire puddings

This Sunday roast recipe is an extra special version of that firm British favourite – roast beef and Yorkshire puddings.

Mustard and thyme-crusted rib of beef

Mustard and thyme-crusted rib of beef

Serve this special herby hunk of beef to feed a rabble on a special occasion.

Butterflied leg of spring lamb with mint pesto

Butterflied leg of spring lamb with mint pesto

Pesto works very well with lamb recipes. Here, it flavours the meat and keeps it succulent. Make home-made pesto for extra brownie points.

Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with chilli jam and rosemary

Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with chilli jam and rosemary

This slow cooked, chilli glazed lamb shoulder is juicy, sticky and melts in the mouth. Perfect for a Sunday roast.

Rosemary and honey roast chicken with garlic mash

Rosemary and honey roast chicken with garlic mash

Using chicken legs instead of a whole bird means this roast chicken with garlic mash recipe only takes 35mins to make.

Nut roast with roasted mixed vegetables

Nut roast with roasted mixed vegetables

It's the addition of artichokes and sweet potatoes that make this nut roast with roasted mixed vegetables recipe so darn fine.

Roast pork stuffed with orange and thyme

Roast pork stuffed with orange and thyme

Pig out on this roast pork dish which takes less than an hour to make.

Roast leg of lamb with aubergine Parmigiana

Roast leg of lamb with aubergine Parmigiana

This Mediterranean version of a roast marries a juicy roast leg of lamb with aubergine Parmigiana to bring out the fuller flavours. Great for entertaining.

Roast leg of lamb stuffed with spinach and gremolata

Roast leg of lamb stuffed with spinach and gremolata

This makes the perfect holiday roast. Gremolata is simply an Italian word for a mix of lemon, parsley and garlic.

Salted rosemary roast lamb with fennel and garlic boulangère potatoes

Salted rosemary roast lamb with fennel and garlic boulangère potatoes

Roasting with recipes such as this sublime lamb dish is guaranteed to make Sunday the best day of the week.

Slow-roasted pork

Slow-roasted pork

Pork and fennel are a match made in heaven. Pop the pork on in the morning, forget about it and then enjoy the rest of the day. Perfect for entertaining. The chump end is the best part of a pig for this roast.

Crispy pork belly

Crispy pork belly

A fantastic, cheap cut of meat – this recipe feeds four for under a fiver.

Roast stuffed pork belly

Roast stuffed pork belly

This pork belly recipe turns a cheap cut of meat into a dish of dinner party standard. The fresh, zingy stuffing makes this extra special.

Spiced roast chicken with quinoa tabouleh

Spiced roast chicken with quinoa tabouleh

This spiced roast chicken recipe is low fat, low GI and rich in protein. If you can't find quinoa for the tabouleh, use couscous.

Roast chicken

Roast chicken

This roast chicken has a really citrus kick to it. Use the leftovers for chicken noodle soup, chicken stir-fry and chicken soup

Sweet and herb stuffed roast pork

Sweet and herb stuffed roast pork

A loin of pork is the ideal roasting joint because it has a thick layer of fat, which keeps the tender meat moist while roasting.

Crispy crackling roast pork with roasted apples and sage and onion stuffing

Crispy crackling roast pork with roasted apples and sage and onion stuffing

Serve up a roast to remember with this easy pork recipe.


Seasonal sides and salads

Seasonal sides and salads

Seasonal sides and salads

These seasonal salad and side dish recipes make a change from the traditional roast accompaniments and will help you surprise and delight family and friends with an Easter feast to remember.

 


Classic sides

Roasted root vegetables

Roasted root vegetables

Try this veggie-friendly dish of roast roots of squash and carrots with your roast dinner.

Caraway and honey-roast carrots and parsnips

Caraway and honey-roast carrots and parsnips

This dish is the perfect partner to any roast.

Balsamic red cabbage

Balsamic red cabbage

A delicious side dish to accompany your roast.

Honeyed roast parsnips and carrots with Parmesan

Honeyed roast parsnips and carrots with Parmesan

A healthy but subtly delicious side dish to accompany your roast dinner.

Thyme and mustard Yorkshire puddings

Thyme and mustard Yorkshire puddings

Make Yorkshire pudding batter (see recipe) and try this brilliant variation

Yorkshire puddings

Yorkshire puddings

An easy recipe for Yorkshire puddings, perfect with roast beef.

Cheddar, cauliflower and leek gratin

Cheddar, cauliflower and leek gratin

This cauliflower gratin takes only 10 minutes to make and provides the perfect accompaniment to roast beef

 


Perfect potatoes

Goose fat roast potatoes with sage

Goose fat roast potatoes with sage

No roast dinner is complete without roast potatoes and these ones are cooked in goose fat for extra crunch and flavour.

Roast potatoes with rosemary and garlic

Roast potatoes with rosemary and garlic

Short of time? This recipe is made with ready-to-roast potatoes – no peeling required!

Chipped rosemary and lemon potatoes

Chipped rosemary and lemon potatoes

These seasoned roast potatoes provide the perfect side dish for a roast dinner.

Crispy roast potatoes

Crispy roast potatoes

This recipe shows kids how to get the perfect crisp, brown roast potatoes, great with a traditional roast.

Rosemary roast potatoes and parsnips

Rosemary roast potatoes and parsnips

Sweet, crisp and golden, these rosemary roast potatoes and parsnips are a simple, quick recipe.

 


Gravy

Lamb gravy

Lamb gravy

An easy recipe for lamb gravy

White gravy for roast poultry

White gravy for roast poultry

A gorgeous chicken-infused light gravy that’s perfectly suited to poultry.

Veggie gravy

Veggie gravy

This simple veggie gravy recipe is a winner and great to have on hand for vegetarians. Freeze any leftovers in ice cube trays.

Classic beef gravy

Classic beef gravy

The perfect beef gravy for a perfect beef roast.

 


Sauces

Mint sauce for lamb

Mint sauce for lamb

Such an easy sauce to make, such a devastatingly effective side order to serve.

Beetroot and mint jelly

Beetroot and mint jelly

This is a soft-set jelly. It's ideal to make every year as soon as there's enough mint in the garden. It is great with roast pork or lamb.

Horseradish sauce for beef

Horseradish sauce for beef

Beef without horseradish sauce is like a car without wheels. Make your own for a roast that's really special.

Green sauce (salsa verde)

Green sauce (salsa verde)

The anchovies in this recipe add a deeply savoury (as opposed to fishy) note to the classic sweet, salty and sour salsa verde.

Apple sauce

Apple sauce

You can't eat roast pork without apple sauce so we've rustled up an easy recipe for you, which can be frozen for your convenience.

Spiced apple relish

Spiced apple relish

This sweet and spicy relish would be the ideal accompaniment to roast pork.

 

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