If you’re looking for the best Easter recipes, you’ve come to the right place! Delicious and festive, you’ll find recipes for both the tried and true classics, and some fun new additions to your Easter dinner table. Easter recipes can be as easy as two sheet pans if you are looking for easy clean-up, or, if you are up for more of a long and wholesome day in the kitchen, there are plenty of more in-depth delicacies to pick from as well!
1. Mini Quiches Four Ways
Mini quiche is a classic Easter hors d’oeuvre. Upgrade your Easter recipes by making your own mini quiches this year and boycotting the ‘convenience’ of store-bought frozen food. These mini quiches might seem fancy, but they won’t take you hours in the kitchen. They are both delicious and easy to make! Plus, you can customize what you put in them and avoid that one leftover flavor that nobody likes. Check out the full recipe here.
2. Savory Monkey Bread From Scratch
Nothing sounds better than cheesy, savory, pull-apart monkey bread sitting next to your honey-glazed ham and potatoes at Easter dinner. This delectable monkey bread looks super impressive and tastes even better. If you’ve never made bread from scratch, this might feel a little intimidating, but the most time-intensive part is the rising of the bread, which you really just wait for. Start this dish first so that you can make everything else while it rises. Check out the full recipe here.
3. Classic Deviled Eggs
I can’t imagine my Easter recipes being complete without the best-deviled eggs recipe. From an Easter dinner to a Fourth of July barbecue, this recipe will be a major hit. The little bit of spice that you add will transform a boiled egg into something much more delicious and make a snack worthy of being called an appetizer. If you pipe your yolk mixture through a cake tip, you’ll achieve that beautiful pattern that you see in the photo below. Check out the full recipe here.
4. Asparagus And Cheese Tart
Take advantage of the asparagus season and bake this fresh and springy vegetable into a delicious tart! This is one of those Easter recipes that looks quite sophisticated but doesn’t require that much effort or skill. Although you’ll boil and blanch the asparagus, and then pre-bake the tart, these steps are the most complicated part of this yummy dish. Check out the full recipe here.
5. Twice Baked Potatoes
One of my favorite Easter recipes is for twice baked potatoes. I look forward to these creamy, salty bundles of joy every single year because they are so worth the time it takes to bake them twice. You can make this recipe without the bacon no problem, and have a vegetarian dish to be universally enjoyed. Just put the bacon on the side to satisfy those meat eaters! Check out the full recipe here.
6. Honey Glazed Ham
If you’re an omnivore, there is no way your Easter recipes will be complete without this sweet and savory classic. A beautiful and festive ham sitting in the middle of your dinner table is a special treat, especially when you make it from scratch. You will have to baste the ham every ten to fifteen minutes, but if you’re already cooking, this shouldn’t be a huge inconvenience. Making your own glaze for the ham ensures that your taste buds will be dancing, and you can edit the standard glaze recipe base to make your own perfect, aspirational honey-glaze ratio. Check out the full recipe here.
7. Quiche Lorraine
Quiches make such egg-cellent picks for Easter recipes! Making a quiche Lorraine with bacon is a great way to have your ham and eat it, too. This cheesy classic makes a beautiful centerpiece for those who don’t want to make a whole ham, but be warned, it will go quickly at the Easter table and you will soon have an empty pie dish. Maybe set out a bunny or two and some flowers on the table as well. Check out the full recipe here.
8. Baked Mac And Cheese
Baked mac and cheese is filling, cheesy, crispy, and salty: the perfect side dish, or the perfect main dish for my vegetarian friends. The best Easter recipes are the ones that you want to eat all year long, and that you’ll keep in your recipe book for dinner parties and festivities that need a little extra oomph. Everyone loves their mac and cheese, but this recipe feels way more grown-up than what you used to eat after school. Check out the full recipe here.
9. Scalloped Potatoes
These cheesy potatoes will have you hopping for joy on Easter. Whether you choose to include the onions or not in your scalloped potato dish, you’ll enjoy every savory bite. That’s right, the recipe calls for onions! You could even pre-caramelize them to add some extra depth to this dish. Maybe mix in some gruyere cheese to your cream sauce as well to really add some flavor to your Easter recipes! Check out the full recipe here.
10. Honey Glazed Carrots
These honey glazed carrots get an earthy twist from the dried rosemary and fresh thyme in this dish. I love the classic Easter recipes, but it’s always nice to have something that pays homage to a classic while surprising you, even just a little. Plus, with all the sweetness of Easter, it’s nice to have some flavors that balance that out! Check out the full recipe here.
11. Roasted Asparagus
Fresh asparagus is a flavor like no other, and the best Easter recipes know how to celebrate this wonderful springtime veggie. For tables that are filling up with meats and carbs, this side dish will help make a balanced meal and add a wider variety of flavors to your Easter feast. If you aren’t a huge fan of asparagus, consider making a lemon aioli to go alongside this yummy dish, or even just grate some parmesan over the top. Check out the full recipe here.
12. Apple Dijon Kale Salad
A fresh and tangy kale salad will make your food coma just a little bit more manageable on Easter Sunday. The pairing of apple and dijon makes for a crisp bite that everyone can be happy with, especially your mom. Sure, you might have some salad leftover, but after eating purely carbohydrates for an entire twenty-four hours, you’ll be pleased to enjoy your leftover salad for lunch the next day. Keep some salad undressed so it doesn’t get soggy overnight! Check out the full recipe here.
13. Hot Cross Buns
Did you sing a song about hot cross buns when you were little and always wonder what they were? This delicious cinnamon raisin bread is actually one of the most classic, most original Easter recipes. As the story goes, an Anglican monk marked his hot cross buns with the shape of a cross in honor of Good Friday as far back as the 12th century! Even if you aren’t religious, you can enjoy these yummy buns at your secular Easter dinner. If you don’t like raisins, definitely try substituting currants, or even chocolate chips. They’re just as delicious, if not more so! Check out the full recipe here.
14. Easter Dinner On Two Sheet Pans
What’s more beautiful than making your whole Easter dinner on two sheet pans? Clean-up is easy, and there isn’t any extensive planning involved. If you’re looking to simplify your cooking this Easter Sunday, make sure to substitute all your time-consuming Easter recipes with this oven dinner. This recipe says it feeds four, but you could easily double it: you’ll just need four sheet pans instead of two! Check out the full recipe here.
15. Baked Salmon In Foil
Easter ham is great and all, but have you considered serving salmon? This delicious fish is a lighter and healthier alternative to the classically sweet Easter recipes for honey-glazed ham. Citrus and herbs combine to make the perfect bite, especially when the fish is allowed to steam itself inside of a foil blanket. Check out the full recipe here.
What are your favorite Easter recipes? Let us know which of these delicious Easter recipes you’ll be adding to your own list of classics, and be sure to save and share this article so that you can reference it for all the Easter dinners to come!
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