April 6, 2023| By

Top 35 Easter Recipes

Every year, we get together and make the most beautiful Easter feast! From delicious appetizers to tender roasts and unforgettable desserts, this list of Easter recipes are always a hit. If you're looking for a way to jazz up your Easter Brunch, save these recipes for the upcoming celebration!

mississippi pot roast in a serving dish with a spoon and garnished with fresh thyme and pepperoncini peppers.

I have so many fond Easter memories, sitting around the table, breaking bread with my family. These dishes are near and dear to my heart, many of which I've been making since I was a little girl.

I also added in few recipes that I've made from some of my favorite bloggers!

As we celebrate and break bread together, I want to say thank you all for your love and support. It's been an honor and a privilege to cook with you!

Easter Appetizers

Get the day started with some incredible starters. I like to have a mix of finger foods, cold veggie dishes, and a few recipes involving fruit. This way you can load up your plate to get a little bit of everything without filling up before dinner.

Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Easter Brunch is not complete without a smorgasbord of finger foods to graze on while the food finishes. Be it breakfast or brunch, let's get some fresh fruit, mini waffles, crispy bacon, and any of your favorite breakfast foods and make this easy charcuterie board.
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Baked Brie with Jam
A little different than my baked brie with puff pastry, this baked brie with jam is always a Spring fave. Warm Baked Brie with Jam is one of the easiest appetizers. It takes 20 minutes and you only need 5 ingredients!
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Asparagus with Champagne Citrus Vinaigrette
This French Asparagus with a Champagne Citrus Vinaigrette is simple and flavorful. The bright flavors of citrus and the pop of champagne pair beautifully with fresh spring Asparagus, cooked to perfection.
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Hamachi Crudo
Hamachi Crudo is an easy and impressive appetizer that features buttery yellowtail in a garlic and citrus crudo sauce! It's topped with serrano peppers, sesame seeds, red onions, and capers for a delicious combination of bright and umami flavors. 
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Gougères, also known as savory French cheese puffs, are the perfect cheesy bite. These are made with a pate a choux dough and three different kinds of cheese - gruyere, parmesan, and sharp cheddar. They're the perfect bite-sized appetizer or an afternoon snack and can be made in less than an hour.
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Main Dishes

From land to sea, there's a show stopping main dish for you to make that everyone will enjoy. Tender and juicy smoked leg of lamb is ideal for Easter, however, you're not a meal eater, try the eggplant parmesan! One last recommendation - if you're feeding a crowd, my Seafood Boil with seafood boil sauce is a MUST!

Smoked Leg of Lamb
If you're looking for a show-stopping dish for your dinner table, this Smoked Leg of Lamb Recipe is it! It's tender, juicy, and surprisingly easy to make! It's seasoned with a homemade dry rub with fresh herbs and flavorful garlic for maximum flavor in every bite. Save this impressive dish for holiday meals or any special occasion for an easy recipe that everyone will love!
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Branzino with Vierge Sauce
Branzino, as it is known in English, has a very delicate taste that pairs beautifully with the zing of a beautifully balanced Vierge Sauce. Juicy cherry tomatoes, rich black olives, basil and pine nuts with a zest of lemon give a Provençal twist to your dish.
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The BEST Cajun Seafood Boil with Garlic Butter Sauce
This Cajun Seafood Boil with Garlic Butter Sauce is a flavorful feast of shrimp, crab, lobster tails, mussels, clams, sausage, and potatoes. Prepared in under an hour, this easy seafood boil recipe is the perfect meal for entertaining guests.
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Mississippi Pot Roast
This easy Mississippi Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots is the slow cooker pot roast of your dreams! With only 3 steps and a few simple ingredients, you'll have a flavorful hearty meal with meat so tender you can cut it with a spoon!
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Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken
This Lemon and Thyme French Roast Chicken Recipe with Roasted Garlic is juicy and tender with the delicate perfume from the lemons, garlic and thyme. The skin is crispy and flavorful. Simply exquisite as well as super easy to make!
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Butter Poached Lobster
Butter Poached Lobster is tender lobster tails poached in buttery sauce full of garlic and fresh herbs and enjoyed with pasta.
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Eggplant Lasagna
This foolproof eggplant lasagna recipe makes me feel a little better about eating all of the gooey, yummy cheese. I substitute the lasagna noodles for eggplant slices and the dish becomes gluten free as well.
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Easter Side Dishes

Just like Thanksgiving dinner, most celebration meals are all about the sides. These sides are some of my FAVORITE dishes to make for Easter, especially the mac and cheese and candied yams. They're a must!

Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Carrots
These brown sugar honey glazed carrots are the perfect side dish for any meal! You only need 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to make this dish!
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Spicy Deviled Eggs
Spicy deviled eggs with candied bacon have a creamy filling and are topped with a sprinkle of chives, and a drizzle of sriracha! It's the perfect amount of heat mixed with a bit sweetness for a deliciously balanced take on a classic appetizer.
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Sauteed Haricots Verts
Sautéed Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) are a great side dish. So good that they deserve to be the star attraction! The melt in your mouth texture, the tang of the garlic butter and the zest of fresh herbs make sautéed haricots verts a dinner time favorite.
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Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes
Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes are a classic soul food dish. Melt-in-your-mouth sweet potatoes baked in a buttery brown sugar glaze with warm spices and vanilla make this great recipe unforgettable! With the caramel notes and luscious texture, this dish is a must for holiday dinners.
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Slow Cooker Collard Greens
Collard greens are exceptionally good for you. They have twice the amount of calcium as spinach and are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
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Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts
Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts are crispy oven-roasted brussels sprouts tossed in a sweet and spicy honey and sriracha glaze. This quick and easy side dish is so addictive, that you'll be adding it to your weeknight dinner rotation!
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House Salad
Bring your favorite restaurant starter home with this Easy House Salad! It's loaded with fresh vegetables, crunchy croutons, a sprinkle of cheese, and crumbled bacon bits! Simply toss everything together and serve with your favorite dressing for a great side dish that's the perfect accompaniment for easy weeknight dinners!
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Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese
This five cheese creamy baked macaroni and cheese is the BEST macaroni cheese you'll ever have. It's easy to make and comes together in under an hour. If you love a cheesy, easy, and incredibly flavorful macaroni and cheese, this recipe is for you!
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Decadent Easter Desserts

Easily one of my favorite parts of any meal - dessert. In my family, we take dessert VERY seriously. You'll LOVE these tried and true recipes below!

Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake
This Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake recipe is delightfully fluffy and light inside of a homemade graham cracker crust.
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Coconut Cupcakes
You're going to love this easy recipe for classic Coconut Cupcakes. These homemade cupcakes are soft, fluffy, and full of delicious coconut flavor which will make this one of your favorite recipes. 
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Peach Cobbler Pound Cake
Peach Cobbler Pound Cake is a brown sugar pound cake with a cinnamon swirl topped with a brown butter glaze and juicy roasted cinnamon peaches.
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Carrot Pound Cake
This is the cake when you’re in the mood for a slow food showstopper.  This beautifully-spiced carrot cake features macerated currants and is a centerpiece-worthy addition to any table.
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Peach Crumble
Fresh peaches tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon with a crisp crumble topping - this is the perfect peach crumble recipe!
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Lemon Bundt Cake
This easy Lemon Bundt Cake is the ultimate dessert for lemon lovers. It's light, full of fresh lemon flavor, and topped with a homemade tart lemon glaze to make this a perfect dessert for every day or a special occasion!
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Easter Cocktails

Sip on something light and refreshing to accompany your Easter meal!

Bahama Mama
Bahama Mama is a fun, fruity rum-based cocktail made with tropical flavors like coconut, pineapples, and orange, with a splash of grenadine. You may not be on an island but after one sip of this sweet punch, you will be in tropical bliss!
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Kir Royale
The Kir Royale Cocktail is chic and refreshing. My favorite cocktail, made with crème de cassis and champagne, as seen on the latest season of Emily in Paris.
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Pink Starburst Shots
Pink Starburst Shot is a sweet, creamy, and fruity shot that tastes JUST like the actual pink starburst candy! You only need 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these sweet pink treats!
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Lemon Soda
This Lemon Soda has three basic ingredients and is the perfect balance of sweet, tart, and bubbly.  It has the perfect level of sweetness, allowing the lemon flavor to shine through.  If you love lemon or citrus drinks then you’ll love this soda.
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Bourbon Smash
Tangy, tart, and sweet - this Bourbon Smash is the perfect drink no matter what time of year. It's made with muddled lemons, fresh mint leaves, and a tiny bit of honey for a cool and crisp drink. Serve this classic smash cocktail with ice and a fresh mint sprig for a delightfully refreshing treat.
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For more cocktails, check out my list of drinks and cocktails!

Easter Breads

Hot Cross Buns
These Hot Cross Buns are an incredible addition to your Easter table!
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Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing
Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing are buttery, gooey, and soft sweet treats made completely from scratch! We're making homemade cinnamon rolls, similar to brioche cinnamon rolls, and topping the rolls with heavy whipping cream and a homemade cream cheese frosting. These cinnamon buns are better than cinnabon and are completely made from scratch!
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Brioche Dinner Rolls
Brioche Dinner Rolls are soft, pillowy mounds of rich, slightly sweet bread and they are the perfect appetizer, side dish, or snack. You won't want to pass these brioche rolls at the dinner table because you'll be too busy hogging them!
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Grandma's Buttermilk Cornbread
Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Cornbread is a deliciously fluffy cornbread recipe! Add a little melted butter and it's sheer perfection!
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