There are plenty of delicious Easter foods that can turn your holiday from ordinary to eggtraordinary, from easy ideas that can be whipped up in a pinch to traditional dishes like ham, roast and lamb. But where to begin when you're planning your Easter menu? Right here!
We have quick meal solutions that will help you recycle some of the candy the bunny left behind in those Easter baskets (like a Peeps inspired sweet treat) and a few options that will help you sneak some veggies in (like roasted carrots with citrus vinaigrette). The best part is that all of these Easter foods, even the classic ones, are totally easy to make, allowing you to have time to kick back and enjoy an Easter cocktail.
These best Easter recipes will work for everything from casual to formal gatherings. With different ideas for appetizers, mains, sides and desserts, there’s sure to be something on this list to please everyone — no matter how you celebrate the Easter holiday!
Treat the kiddos in your life to a feast of ice cream waffles. Serve them up as a special breakfast treat or dessert — or both! We doubt you'll get any objections!
Get the Rainbow Waffle-wiches recipe.
Fresh Fruit Cheesecake Pie
Your oven will be doing a lot of heavy lifting on Easter, so why not try a no-bake recipe for your guests. This pie has enough fruit and protein that you may even want to eat it for breakfast.
Get the Fresh Fruit Cheesecake Pie recipe.
Easter Egg Surprise Cake
Thrill your guests by whipping up this easy-to-make surprise cake (the real surprise is that how many different things you can hide inside).
Get the Easter Egg Surprise Cake recipe.
Mâche, Beet, and Orange Salad
This vibrant salad is perfect for the spring season. As an added bonus, it would look gorgeous in an Easter table setting.
Maple, Bacon, and Pecan Sticky Buns
Combine two breakfast favorites for these mouthwatering Easter brunch must-haves that make for a dreamy sweet and savory option.
Deviled Egg Sailboats
Eggs and Easter go hand in hand. These little sailboats made from deviled eggs, veggies, and chips are so adorable, you'll want to have them year-round.
Get the Deviled Egg Sailboats recipe.
Roasted Broccoli and Lemony Ricotta Flatbread
This fresh, bright, and veggie-filled pizza option doesn't skimp on flavor and is a great upgrade to any holiday meal.
Apple Pie Pancakes with Maple Walnuts
Bring a little fall flavor into your home this spring with these pancakes, complete with diced apple pieces, toasted maple walnuts, and, of course, syrup.
Roasted Broccoli-Artichoke Dip
You can never have too much dip. Give your typical artichoke dip a tasty makeover with this recipe that only takes 30 minutes or less.
Smoky Red Pepper Hash Browns
These individually baked hash browns are a great alternative to frying one big casserole. You can even make them up to two hours before you need them and simply reheat in the oven for 10 minutes.
Lauren Wellbank is a freelance writer based in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Martha Stewart Living, and more. She has three small children, a husband, and an over eager dog at home. When she's not writing she likes to work in her garden with her family.
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