Easter recipes are what make the holiday's brunch, lunch, and dinner gatherings unforgettable. They complete the festive atmosphere, alongside Easter egg hunts, bunny dress-ups, and cocktail toasts.
And so, I listed the blockbuster hits in my family below. Just a warning though: you might end up preparing meals the whole day-just like me.
But it's fun. Yes, it can be a little tiring but the fact that I know my family and relatives are going to love having these together outweighs that.
So, I hope you enjoy making these challenging and easy recipes for Easter in your kitchen.
Easy Easter Recipes to Satisfy You & Give You Life
1. Cucumber and Feta Rolls
These cucumber and feta rolls are the light and refreshing Easter recipe you've been looking for.
In a bowl, mix together the feta, tomatoes, oregano, yogurt, lemon juice, and pepper. Scoop a small portion of the mixture and roll it into a cucumber slice. So easy!
2. Bunny Pancakes
Start your day right by making bunny pancakes. You can add banana slices, raspberry, jam, choco chips, or any sweet topping your babies love for plating decor.
3. Roasted Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes
There are easy Easter recipes you can serve for brunch and/or dinner. Take this roasted red pepper and baked egg galettes for example—its combination of roasted vegetables and baked galettes make it such a versatile dish!
4. Asparagus Goat Cheese Tart
Have this puffy pastry for Easter breakfast or brunch:
- Knead the dough into a rectangle shape and cut a small rectangular portion in the middle to create a depression (not a hole) to make the edges look puffier.
- Bake for about 10 minutes at 425°F.
- Add the cheese, egg, and asparagus and bake for another 20 minutes.
5. Caramel Egg-Stuffed Easter Croissants
I wouldn't mind having these caramel egg-stuffed Easter croissants for breakfast every day. Or, maybe, I would—they're filled with chocolate.
But for Easter, I can make an exception.
Here's how to make these: put some Cadbury caramel eggs inside a roll of dough, bake, and voila! You have the sweetest Easter croissants.
6. Easter Deviled Eggs
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Deviled eggs are a classic favorite you can serve on your Easter table feast. But if you're aiming to catch attention, you can add a touch of Easter color to them:
- Once you've cut your hard-boiled eggs in half, separate the yolks from the egg whites.
- Dip the egg whites into different glasses filled with food coloring and let them dry.
- Mix all the egg yolks together with some mayonnaise.
- Put the mixture into a food shooter and serve your Easter deviled eggs!
7. Cinnamon Bunnies
Here's a slightly healthy Easter recipe: bunny-shaped carrot cinnamon rolls with cream cheese.
To make them, unroll some of the cinnamon rolls and use them to make the rest of the batch look like cute Easter bunnies. Use raisins for the eyes and nose and almonds for their teeth!
8. Hash Browns, Spinach & Tomato Pie
Among these easy Easter recipes, this hash brown, spinach, and tomato pie contains the most energy.
Just saute some spinach, garlic, and tomatoes in olive oil, place them on a crust made of potatoes, and pour over the egg mixture. Once the pie is baked, sprinkle some mozzarella and enjoy!
9. Blueberry Croissant Puff
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This dish takes an entire night to prepare, but it's worth it.
- The night before Easter, cut up some croissants and place them on a baking pan.
- Put blueberries on the croissants and pour over a mixture of egg, sugar, milk, vanilla, and cream cheese.
- Put everything in the freezer and bake for 40 minutes at 350°F the next day.
10. Crab Benedict
Since eggs are a staple of Easter recipes, what better way to celebrate Easter than by taking your eggs Benedict to the next level? The secret to this recipe is the use of English muffins.
They are topped with spinach, which is in turn topped with crab meat. With this as the bed of your eggs Benedict, your guests might just never leave the dining table.
11. Easter Lamb Recipe
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This lamb rack will be the star of your Easter dinner. Roast it with Harissa and an herb pistachio crust and serve it with caramelized onions to change the game!
12. Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Tender meat wrapped with perfectly-cooked bacon? Heaven.
To get a taste of this heavenly dish, make sure you use quality meat and make your glaze just the way you want it. Be precise when baking in the oven!
13. Coca-Cola-Glazed Ham
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If you've always wanted to add a twist to your Easter recipes, then this Coca-Cola-glazed ham is the dish to make.
- Lather your ham with a mixture of brown sugar and Dijon.
- Then, put it in an oven bag with Coke. Don't let the Coke wash away the sugar mixture spread all over the ham.
- Everything should melt into each other nicely as you bake everything for 2.5 hours at 350°F.
14. Crock-Pot Pork Roast
There are secrets to great easy Easter recipes, and for this one, it's the perfect combination of soy sauce, balsamic vinaigrette, water, and brown sugar in the overnight marinate. Absolutely mouth-watering!
15. Loaded Smashed Potatoes
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These smashed potatoes are certainly a smash hit among these Easter recipes!
- Smash your potato balls.
- Then, top them with cheese, parsley, and cilantro. Bacon bits are always welcome.
- Serve with herbed sour cream dressing on the side.
16. Red Wine Braised Brisket
A good braised beef brisket is really hard to pull off, but not if you do it with this guide. The red wine and two-step cooking process (baking and broiling) guarantee your beef brisket is moist and flavorful.
17. Corn Casserole with Bacon
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A rich casserole made with corn, bacon, butter, and cheese—what more could you ask for? This dish was made for an Easter feast!
Make sure to bake a second batch because this will be a crowd favorite.
18. Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts
If Easter recipes are meant to celebrate life, then you have to serve invigorating pan-seared brussels sprouts. They're easy to make:
- Just toast some almonds in a pan and set aside.
- On the same pan, throw in your brussels sprouts and cook them until they are dark.
- Add some balsamic vinegar, and you have a healthy side dish!
19. Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken
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Easter recipes must be able to accommodate a variety of diets. You can never be too sure of what your guests are into.
Make a mixture of lemon, thyme, rosemary, garlic, and ghee to marinate your organic chicken in. Roast the chicken for about an hour and serve with a slice of lemon.
20. Italian Easter Pie Recipe
What's an Italian Easter pie? Well, it's just ricotta, pepperoni, soppressata, salami, mozzarella and two more kinds of cheese baked into one huge mouth-watering pie! No guest, no matter what diet he or she is on, will be able to resist this Easter recipe.
21. Cob Loaf
Here's something to warm the tummies of your family and visitors before the main course is served. The soup, veggies, and meat are all up to you.
22. Tortellini Bianco
Another Italian dish for Easter because why not? They certainly know how to eat.
For this tortellini Bianco, you'll need a sauce made of melted butter, cream, mushroom, and garlic. Add some ham for some light meat. Make sure to cook your tortellini al dente.
23. Macaroni Salad
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A classic side dish should always be included in Easter side dish recipes. And here's my secret: the best macaroni salad is a combination of mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, and pickle juice in which your perfectly cooked elbow macaroni will be swimming.
24. White Riesling Sangria
The light, warm weather of spring requires Easter recipes to have cool drinks like this white Riesling sangria.
Simply put all the fruits into individual glasses, pour the Riesling, and let them sit in the fridge for 20 hours. When it's time to serve them, add frozen grapes on each glass.
25. Peek-a-Boo Martini
Floating bunnies in a martini? Just the right kind of humor and whim everyone needs on a fun Easter celebration.
Include this peek-a-boo martini in the Easter recipes you'll be making to blow away your guests.
26. Easter Carrot Cake
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Who doesn't love a good slice of cake? I don't know anyone.
I guess that's the reason why most homes have their own set of Easter cake recipes, including Bugs' favorite.
27. Strawberry Basil Sorbet Bellini
Make this strawberry basil sorbet bellini for your Easter gathering or, well, any time you feel like it. All you need to do is make a strawberry puree, sugar syrup, and procure some sorbet.
28. Boozy Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshakes
The drinks on our list of Easter recipes are indeed for grown-ups, but this boozy Cadbury creme egg milkshake can be made for kids too—just make a milkshake without the booze!
29. Fruity Easter Egg Smoothie
A pastel-colored smoothie certainly belongs on a list of fantastic Easter recipes! If the taste of three fruits combined into a milky and fruity Easter egg smoothie doesn't satisfy your Easter cravings, I don't know what will.
30. Lemon Cheesecake
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Smooth, thick, and creamy cheesecakes are just irresistible. And if you're a fan of extreme tastes, the sweet, sour, and salty combination of lemon and cheese in this Easter cake recipe will capture your taste buds.
31. Cottontail Martini
A cocktail that looks like cotton is the perfect representation of Easter celebrations. This recipe features coconut rum and whipped vodka, plus coconut shavings or stick and marshmallow for garnish.
32. Strawberry Shortcake Sprinkles
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Cake, cake, and more cake! I love them, and they bring life to every party.
We love them for dessert, and children want only them. So, here's more: a classic favorite with festivity and youth spirit sprinkled all over it.
33. Robin's Egg Chocolate Milkshake
Nothing says Easter better than eggs. Top your delicious chocolate milkshake with Robin's eggs, and I'm sure everyone will have a delightful time chilling.
34. Easter Bunny Chocolate Cocktail
We're closing off this list with two more Easter-inspired cocktail drinks. For this one, you need Easter bunny chocolates that are hollow in the center, some Jackson Morgan Whiskey, and peppermint. That's it!
35. Bunny Mary
This cocktail is the sister of the tomato-based drink, Bloody Mary. So this might just be something you serve to cure a hangover post-Easter party.
Or, you can just serve it after dinner, when everyone's chit-chatting or already feeling a little hazy.
Because Easter is all about celebrating life and rebirth, I think it's only fitting we strive to make the occasion special through the best Easter recipes. Food and drinks give us life every day after all.
I hope you were able to fill your Easter menu with the help of this list, and I hope you share photos on social media later on. Do tag @homemaderecipesofficial!
Which of these easy Easter recipes are you planning to include on your Easter feast? Let us know in the comments below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.