Host Easter brunch or dinner with these 35 Classic Easter Recipes. Featuring dozens of holiday food recipe ideas to get you through entertaining Easter at your house this year. Whether it’s the first holiday your hosting or a potluck your attending, these Easter dishes are sure to satisfy your appetite.
You might even be tempted to try every one of these recipes and that’s perfectly acceptable. From classic ham recipes to vegetable sides, dessert salads, brunch recipes, and tasty desserts, this ultimate Easter recipe menu will become a staple in your house.
DILL PICKLE PASTA SALAD is a family favorite at all our spring and summer holidays. This creamy dill pickle salad is packed with cheese, pickles, and fresh dill. Serve it as a side dish next to sliced ham, fruit salad, and roasted broccoli.
Nothing says Easter dessert more than STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. A classicly moist white cake with strawberries and cream stuffed between the layers. Your family will devour this fresh fruit cake. It’s even better the second day. Plus, this cake can be made into a single layer and served with fresh whipped cream and strawberries.
REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER EASTER EGGS are incredibly easy to make from scratch. Plus, you’ll wind-up with triple the recipe for the original cost of this popular Easter candy. Make this classic candy recipe if you’re craving chocolate covered peanut butter candy.
HONEY BAKED HAM RECIPE is an Easter staple and you won’t miss buying it at triple the cost from the HoneyBaked Ham store. Bake this honey crusted sugar glazed ham with classic flavors for Easter and other holidays like Mother’s Day and Christmas dinner.
Fill Easter baskets will homemade candy this year. These EASTER PRETZEL HUGS WITH M&M’S use just 3 ingredients from start to finish. Even adults will love popping these in their mouths! The combination of sweet white chocolate and salty pretzels ranks this treat as a super easy and tasty one to make with the kids.
Hosting a holiday means that you should have at least 3-4 side dishes for guests to pass around the table. Make this LOADED POTATO SALAD for a quick and easy dish that guests will love. As an added bonus, it tastes just like twice baked potatoes, without all the hassle and timing it to your meal.
While side dish recipes like mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli, brussels sprouts, and broccoli salad may be more traditional, opt to make a sweet side dish that doubles as a dessert salad. This CHERRY FLUFF SALAD is a vintage take on the classic Ambrosia salad that great-grandma always brought as a potluck dish to holidays. It’s made with whipped cream, marshmallows, cherry pie filling, and pineapple.
Roasted broccoli is good but this CRACK BROCCOLI RECIPE is even better! This classic oven-roasted broccoli packs each bite with delicious flavor thanks to a wet rub of olive oil, dry ranch seasoning powder, lemon citrus juicy, and parmesan cheese. Add a little crunch with toasted almonds and it’s the best kind of roasted salad you’ll ever eat!
Save precious oven space for your favorite Easter sides. Use the slow cooker to make this CROCK POT BROWN SUGAR PINEAPPLE GLAZED HAM. It is a classic Easter ham recipe that’s been around for decades in my family. Slow roasting a spiral ham with pineapple, honey, and brown sugar will save you a small fortune vs buying one from a specialty shop.
CRACK BRUSSELS SPROUTS are T H E B E S T oven-roasted brussels sprouts with an outrageously easy and totally delicious seasoning blend. Baked with a little crunch and served with toasted almonds, this vegetable recipe is top-rated among my family for a good reason. If you’re not eating brussels sprouts, you’re missing out. While brussels sprouts never made it to my favorite vegetable list as a kid, they sure have as an adult. Especially since I make them with my famous wet rub recipe.
Serve broccoli in a fresh new way this Easter. This BROCCOLI SALAD RECIPE super healthy with bits of broccoli, apple, dried cranberries, red onion, shelled sunflower seeds, bacon, and cheese tossed in a creamy homemade dressing that features a hit of sweetness. The fresh green salad takes just minutes to toss together and is also a pretty simple recipe to swap in your favorite ingredients.
Traditional Easter dinner includes homemade mashed potatoes. Save time by making these creamy INSTANT POT MASHED POTATOES ahead of guests arriving. Serve it alongside spiral ham, a fresh green salad, and cornbread for a homemade Easter dinner meal.
Serve a classic FRUIT SALAD WITH BROWN SUGAR ORANGE GLAZE. Not only is it perfectly healthy, but it’s way too easy not to make. Simply slice whole fruits and toss strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, bananas, blueberries, blackberries, and grapes into a serving bowl. Pour over a mixture of the orange juice glaze with brown sugar and pudding for a surprise your family will gobble up.
Making a classic dessert salad like this AMBROSIA SALAD is perfect for a potluck style brunch or dinner. Not only will this creamy fruit salad bring back joyful memories of past holidays with the family, but it’s so easy to make that anyone can put it together in no time at all.
CARROT CAKE is the most iconic Easter dessert. Save time by baking a single cake layer and serve it with whipped cream, ice cream, or cream cheese frosting. Your guests will love this classically moist cake with the most incredible carrot flavor around.
Skip the dinner rolls this Easter and serve up this SWEETENED CORNBREAD. It’s moist, dense, and has the most amazing flavor. Once you try this cornbread recipe, it’ll quickly become a party staple.
Everyone loves a good pasta salad recipe and this BLT PASTA SALAD is a game-changer. Served cold, this bacon, lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese salad with a mayo dressing is always a hit for family dinners.
Host an Easter brunch and you’ll have the perfect reason to make up a batch of these STRAWBERRY MIMOSAS. Perhaps there’s a reason why Easter brunch is so popular, especially when you’re having a good time with family and friends outdoors for the first of the season. Bring a dish to pass to the party and sip on these fresh strawberry champagne mimosas for a fun new tradition.
Bake these HASHBROWN EGG BREAKFAST MUFFINS before helping the kids scavage for their Easter baskets. Each muffin is a savory bite-size breakfast version of the casserole recipe with hash brown potatoes, eggs, cheese, bacon, fresh vegetables, and seasoning. The recipe is so good that you’ll be making them year-round!
Carrot cake may be the star of a classic Easter dessert spread but I always make a batch of ZUCCHINI MUFFINS. Not only are these muffins a great alternative to carrot cake but they go perfectly on your dinner plate as a bread recipe next to your holiday ham and mashed potatoes.
Baklava is perhaps the most traditional old school Easter dessert and it’s totally underrated. Not only is this TURKISH PISTACHIO BAKLAVA super easy to make thanks to using store-bought puff pastry, but it’s naturally sweetened with honey and crushed pistachios.
Cookies deserve a spot at the Easter table, especially these LEMON CREAM CHEESE COOKIES. If you’re looking to add a new dessert to your Easter dessert repertoire, you’ll love how easy these lemon citrus cookies are to make. Plus, you’re family will request you make them more often!
This CHANTILLY CAKE is a spring dessert staple. At least twice a year I’m requested to make this berry almond layer cake. It’s full of classic almond flavor with almond cream frosting featuring strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
Dessert salads are quintessential to potluck parties. In fact, your family will love this sweet and salty STRAWBERRY PRETZEL SALAD served in a casserole dish as a fruit layered dessert. A crunchy buttery pretzel crust with sweet and salty flavor packed into each bite with cream cheese filling and fresh strawberry topping. If that doesn’t sound like a good Easter dessert than I don’t know what is?
Prepare an easy and gourmet salad for your holiday dinner. Toss together this STRAWBERRY SALAD WITH MOZZARELLA, SPINACH, AND AVOCADO in a natural avocado dressing. A creamy, cool springtime salad deserves a spot on your Easter table this year.
Wake up to this easy HASHBROWN BREAKFAST CASSEROLE on Easter morning. This hearty egg casserole is made with potatoes, cheese, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and bacon. My family requests this simple egg bake for a savory breakfast at every holiday. Make this night before and bake it in the oven for a tasty Easter brunch.
For nearly 2 decades, I have been making this CLASSIC ITALIAN PASTA SALAD. This cold pasta salad is tossed in Italian dressing with bits of cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, mozzarella cheese balls, and green onions. It’s the perfect dish to swap in your favorite vegetables or to use up any other vegetables you may have in the fridge.
Easter is an occasion to go all out when it comes to entertaining. Show your love this season by making these gorgeous and delicious COCONUT CREAM CUPCAKES. Each bite of toasted coconut, dark chocolate, and sweet whipped cream will leave you wanting more!
These CREAM CHEESE FROSTED CARROT CAKE COOKIES are easy to make on a tight time schedule. Skip the traditional carrot cake without sacrificing any flavor. Featuring a soft and chewy carrot cake flavored cookie with classic spices and the BEST cream cheese frosting.
Cherries don’t need to be in season to make CHERRY BARS. My favorite cherry bars recipe is made with cherry pie filling and taste so much better than making cherry pie. A simple shortbread sugar cookie crust with cherry pie filling and more sugar cookie topping.
A spring dessert like this STRAWBERRY CREAM CAKE will bring joy to your Easter guests. Fresh strawberries and cream take this layer cake to the next level.
If you’re looking to make a quick dessert for your family Easter dinner in 2020, you’ll want to pick up a box of strawberry cake mix to make these STRAWBERRY COOKIES. While flour, sugar, and bread may be sold out in grocery stores due to unusually high demand right now, these cookies use just a box mix, eggs, and oil. Plus, it’s an easy dessert to make with the kids while they are home from school.
Bake up something sweet like these SWEET ITALIAN CREAM CUPCAKES for the spring holiday. Not only are they really delicious, but everyone loves them because of the classic sweet buttercream Italian flavors each bite packs. Full of sweet coconut, fresh cherries, and pecans, you’re sure to keep these around for other holidays like Christmas and the 4th of July.
A springtime and Easter classic in our house, this PEACH COBBLER is the BEST potluck casserole dessert to include in your Easter menu recipe, hands down. Served at nearly every spring and summer holiday party, this peach dessert to quick and easy to make. A box of yellow cake mix, canned peaches, and butter is all you need to make this family treasure.
While spiral baked ham and roasted lamb are traditional meats on Easter Day, making this JUICY HERB BUTTER ROAST TURKEY ranks at the top, too. Since our family Easter parties always include extended family, we typically meal plan for a crowd and that includes making a pork ham, roasted turkey, and lamb.
35 Easy Easter Recipe Ideas – Holiday recipes include honey baked ham, crock pot brown sugar pineapple ham, roasted broccoli, ranch brussels sprouts, fluff salad recipes, fresh broccoli salad, strawberry shortcake, cornbread, carrot cake, homemade Easter candy recipes, fruit salads, fresh salads, and many more menu recipes.