Easter is the time of year for chocolate eggs, pastel colors, and cute little yellow baby chicks. It is also the time of year for hosting family meals and making cute desserts to give to friends and family.
To make it all a little easier, we have gathered some of our best Easter recipes.
How to Prepare the Perfect Easter Dinner
- The perfect Easter menu includes delicious Easter appetizers, the main meal with side dishes, and of course, you can’t forget dessert.
- For an easy appetizer, try one of the deviled egg recipes listed below. Or try a variety of recipes and have an assortment of deviled eggs for guests to choose from. To help in this process, prep your eggs with this Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs recipe or these Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs (these recipes are also great for making eggs for coloring).
- Easter dinner wouldn’t be complete without a perfect juicy baked ham. Cook it in the crockpot and free up the oven for other side dish ideas, or cook it the traditional way in the oven. Serve it with other Easter dishes like mashed potatoes, carrots, Brussels, or asparagus.
- And since no holiday meal is complete without dessert, try one of our favorites listed below.
There are so many menu ideas for Easter. Only a few are listed here but there are many more easy Easter Recipes that you are guaranteed to love.
Easter Brunch Ideas
Morning Easter brunch should be a sumptuous and relaxing affair. The recipes listed below are a great way to have that meal running smoothly whether it be a buffet or a sit-down meal.
Easy Quiche Recipe is a quiche loaded with so many vegetables and a simple premade pie crust. This is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Blueberry French Toast Casserole can be made the night before and it will be ready to serve for Easter breakfast.
Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole is a great way to use up leftover potatoes. This dish is so cheesy and so hard to resist.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are a decadent treat for Easter breakfast or brunch. Once these are in the oven, the family will be clamoring for them to be ready.
Candied Bacon is yes…really bacon that has been candied. This has piqued your interest, hasn’t it? How can it not?
Deviled Egg Recipes
Deviled eggs are so good to serve as an appetizer for Easter dinner. They can also be served at Easter brunch. So creamy and smooth, everyone loves deviled eggs.
Classic Deviled Eggs have that distinctive creamy center. Add a sprinkling of paprika and these delicious eggs are ready to serve. A buffet table wouldn’t be the same without them.
Deviled Egg Chicks are a beyond cute way of preparing deviled eggs. Colorful and cute!
Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs combine the best of creamed deviled eggs with the sweet and sour flavors of a pickle. This combination is so good together.
Bacon Avocado Deviled Eggs is a new twist on the classic deviled egg recipe. A touch of avocado and of course some bacon, make these super delicious.
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs are a rich and decadent recipe. Top with some pimentos or sprinkle with some paprika for a dash of red.
Deviled Egg Potato Salad combined the creaminess of deviled eggs with creamy potato salad.
There are so many Easter dinner ideas. Ham is the traditional meat of choice, but lasagna and some meatloaf are also great options.
Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze is a class Easter ham with a glaze, one of our favorites!
How to Cook a Spiral Ham will give some simple tips and tricks for a showstopping Easter ham.
Crock Pot Ham is so easy to make and leaves room in the oven for other dishes.
The Best Meatloaf Recipe is a comforting meal that is so simple to prepare.
Homemade Lasagna is a dish that everyone loves. So cheesy and filling.
Easter Side Dishes
Brighten up that Easter table with some bright orange carrots, green slender beans, or Brussels. Or make a filling and comforting dish of potatoes.
Scalloped Potatoes are the perfect Easter side dish. Sliced potatoes are baked in a creamy white sauce. These are the perfect companion to a glazed ham.
Classic Green Bean Casserole will be the hit at the dinner table. Full of flavor, creaminess, and color, this dish is so sumptuous.
Sweet Potato Casserole made with marshmallows, pecan, and of course mashed sweet potatoes. So good, and so sweet.
Roasted Carrots are so easy and so bright and so good.
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are roasted in the oven until the outer leaves become so irresistibly caramelized.
Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is a cheesy dish that is so filling and comforting.
Creamed Peas are so cozy and creamy. A simple dish that the kids will love.
Baked Mac and Cheese is an ooey-gooey favorite.
Make the icing on the cake count with these delicious, and sweet desserts.
The Best Carrot Cake is one of the most requested recipes on the site. So moist and fluffy, this will get rave reviews.
Apple Pie is the dessert for any holiday meal. A dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream and dessert is made.
Banana Cream Pie is so easy and so addictive.
Bread Pudding is a classic recipe that is so easy to make. Whip this up for Easter dessert.
Pavlova is similar to meringue cookies but in a cake form. Topped with some fruit and whipped cream, this dessert will be the hit of the dessert table.
Classic Pound Cake involves just a few easy to find pantry staples.
Peeps Sunflower Cake is a fun and delicious way to brighten your dessert spread! Made with festive little chick peeps and covered in chocolate frosting it is sure to be a hit!
Easter Cupcakes have such a fun title and are so cute. The kids will love these cookie crumbs-dipped cupcakes, with the little rabbit tushies waving in the air. It will be hard to resist these sumptuous chocolate cupcakes! These are such a fun Easter treat.
Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite Easter recipe is!
Love your ideas!
Thank you Diane!