40+ Easter Recipes That Are Fresh, Classic And Easy


This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy.

Jump to Recipe

The best Easter recipes highlight fresh spring flavors! Choose from vibrant salads, classic mains, fruity desserts, and all things egg. Whichever route you take to design your Easter brunch or dinner menu, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Spring vegetable frittata in a skillet on a table.

Easter Recipes Everyone Will Love

In early spring, supermarket shelves are loaded with the most vibrant produce. And what better way to show off that bounty of healthy ingredients than with the best Easter menu? Since Easter eggs are colorful, I say let’s make the rest of the menu colorful and healthy!

So here’s my official list of classic Easter recipes — with a twist! There’s exciting and unique vegetable dishes, the best egg recipes, impressive mains, and tantalizing desserts and nibbles that’ll tide you over from brunch to dinner.

The Best Deviled Eggs Recipes

A platter of deviled eggs is pretty much a necessity for Easter. But guess what? There’s endless variations you can make! And don’t forget to check out all my tips on how to boil eggs,

Deviled eggs are hard boiled eggs where the yolk is mixed with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. A little sprinkle of paprika on top helps make these the best deviled eggs recipe.

Classic Deviled Eggs: You can never go wrong with a platter of these classic deviled eggs. Plus, you can always make them ahead of time!

Smoked salmon deviled eggs on a plate.

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs: Make these deviled eggs when you want a little “wow factor.” Each egg is filled with fresh herbs, salty smoked salmon, and briny capers.

A platter of beet pickled deviled eggs

Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs: There’s nothing like vibrant pink eggs for Easter, especially for a fun and delicious appetizer.

Several bacon deviled eggs on a marble counter.

Bacon Deviled Eggs: Little crispy bacon bits always makes thing taste 10x better — especially on deviled eggs!

Spicy deviled eggs on a white plate with green onions.

Spicy Deviled Eggs: Kick up the heat with these easy spicy deviled eggs that have a shot of sriracha, a hint of Dijon mustard, and a dash of cayenne pepper.

Several avocado deviled eggs on a white plate.

Avocado Deviled Eggs: Add an extra green spin with fresh and creamy avocado!

Fun and Easy Easter Appetizers

These finger foods and bite-sized Easter recipes celebrate Spring flavors — every which way!

A bowl of homemade hummus next to a napkin

The Best Hummus Recipe: A hummus crudité platter always hits the spot! But don’t get the packaged version because my homemade version is so easy and delicious.

Green hummus in a bowl with herbs and toppings.

Green Goddess Hummus: What do you get when you combine classic hummus with loads of herbs? The most beautiful green goddess hummus!

White bean dip in a bowl next to crackers.

White Bean Dip: White beans are blended with fresh lemon, garlic, and thyme for the best creamy bean dip ever.

Salmon cheese ball on a plate surrounded by crackers.

Smoked Salmon Cheeseball: Dipping into a cream cheese ball is delicious. But this smoked salmon version is a chef’s kiss!

Tuna meatballs on a plate with tzatziki sauce and micro greens.

Baked Tuna Meatballs: I love serving these bite-sized meatballs with homemade tzatziki. Perfect for an easy savory appetizer on a toothpick.

Spinach artichoke dip in a white casserole dish.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: When can you ever go wrong with a bowl of warm spinach artichoke dip?

These smoked salmon, avocado and cucumber bites are the perfect healthy appetizer recipe.

Smoked Salmon, Avocado, And Cucumber Bites: Another fresh smoked salmon idea is to top it with avocado on cucumber bites!

Easter Brunch Ideas

There’s no holiday like Easter to get egg-cited about brunch. Round the table with a mix of fruity baked goods, veggie-filled dishes, and the best egg recipes.

A skillet of spring vegetable frittata next to a plate with a fork.

Spring Vegetable Frittata: Frittatas are always a great option for serving a group. And this version is loaded with the greatest Spring veggies!

Smoked salmon frittata recipe in a pan.

Smoked Salmon Frittata: Fill up your frittata with savory smoked salmon! It’s fresh, delicious, and a great way to get salmon in for brunch.

Loaded breakfast casserole in a pan on a table.

Ultimate Breakfast Casserole: Another crowd winner is this breakfast casserole packed with sausage, bacon, and hearty veggies.

Shakshuka is an easy, healthy breakfast recipe in Israel and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa. It's a simple combination of simmering tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices and gently poached eggs.

Shakshuka: This dish has become a brunch staple over the years! Not only is it so easy to make with minimal ingredients, but it lets tomatoes have a shining moment on the breakfast table.

Green Shakshuka: This version is perfect for using any leftover vegetables in your fridge!

Healthy eggs benedict on a plate.

Healthy Eggs Benedict: Add more color and veggies at breakfast using sweet potato toast as the base. Then, I’ll show you how to create the perfect batch of oozy poached eggs and creamy hollandaise sauce!

Paleo banana bread in a loaf pan.

Paleo Banana Bread: Sweet and fluffy banana bread is always a great addition to a brunch table. And if you want muffins instead, I’ve got these paleo banana nut muffins that will hit the spot.

Three paleo blueberry muffins stacked on top of each other.

Paleo Blueberry Muffins: These are studded with blueberries for a sweet, juicy, and fluffy bite!

Paleo Pancakes: A stacked plate of these fluffy, gluten-free pancakes is a perennial winner.

(gluten-free, paleo) Vanilla bean cassava flour crepes with strawberry chia jam. Sweet breakfast crepes are filled with homemade strawberry chia jam and topped with coconut whipped cream and almonds.

Crepes With Chia Seed Jam: If you want to get extra fancy (without tons of work), these crepes filled with chia seed jam are so easy to make!

(gluten-free, paleo) Spinach artichoke quiche with grilled spring onions. The perfect healthy breakfast quiche!

Spinach Artichoke Quiche With Grilled Spring Onions: Besides a frittata, this spinach artichoke quiche is runner-up!

Easter Recipe Side Dishes

These delicious side dishes and refreshing salads will complete your Easter brunch or dinner spread!

Roasted Asparagus on a white plate

Roasted Asparagus: Celebrate asparagus season with this simple yet flavorful roasted asparagus side! And if you have an air fryer, this air fryer asparagus can’t be beaten.

Roasted radish salad in a large white bowl

Roasted Radish Salad: Did you know radishes turn semi-sweet when roasted? Then all you need to do is toss them with pearl onions, feta cheese, pine nuts, and a Dijon vinaigrette for the best side dish ever.

Scalloped potatoes in a pan.

Scalloped Potatoes: Sure, you can make creamy mashed potato or roasted potatoes and call it a day. But take it up a notch with this utterly delicious scalloped potato!

Green beans in a white bowl.

Green Beans With Shallots And Lemon: Give green beans some love this season with shallots and fresh lemon.

Sautéed carrots in a large pan

Sauteed Carrots with Bacon Dijon Dressing: Honey-glazed carrots are great for a sweet route. But if you want something a tad more savory, you’ll love this version coated in a bacon Dijon dressing.

Coleslaw in a white bowl.

Coleslaw: A giant bowl of fresh coleslaw never fails. And if you’re not a fan of mayonnaise, this vinegar coleslaw will be your new go-to!

French carrot salad in a large white bowl

French Carrot Salad: The combination of grated carrots with a honey Dijon mustard dressing is quite magical.

Cobb salad with bacon, hard boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, diced chicken and blue cheese in a bowl on a marble counter.

Cobb Salad: This cobb salad puts those hard-boiled eggs to good use!

A large bowl of broccoli salad

Broccoli Salad: No matter the holiday, a giant bowl of this classic broccoli salad gets devoured fast.

Berry spinach salad in a large bowl.

Berry Spinach Salad: This berry-forward salad is refreshing and sweet, especially with its raspberry vinaigrette.

Greek salad is easy to make and bursting with flavor. With only six ingredients - cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, olives, feta - it's one of the best healthy salad recipes.

Greek Salad: Fresh Mediterranean flavors always deserve a spot on your Spring table. Just don’t forget to make a batch of my homemade Greek dressing!

Potato salad in a white bowl.

Classic Potato Salad: This creamy potato salad is another classic that will surely get everyone around the dinner table excited.

Egg salad on a white plate on a marble background.

Egg Salad: If you’re not making deviled eggs, a batch of this egg salad is runner-up! And if you want to spruce it up a bit, I’ve got a curried egg salad or avocado egg salad.

Best Easter Dinner Ideas

Baked ham or roasted chicken are no-brainers for stunning Easter recipes. But if you want to keep things light and delicate, I’ve got plenty of tasty seafood options to choose from!

Honey baked ham on a plate next to a knife

Honey-Baked Ham: If you’re celebrating with a large group, I always recommend this homemade honey-baked ham. It’s much easier than you think and tastes as good as the store-bought version! Side note, make this ham salad if you’ve got leftovers!

Whole roast chicken in a skillet

Easy Roast Chicken: This classic roast chicken comes out perfectly golden and juicy — every single time. And if you have a slow cooker, this slow cooker whole chicken works just as well.

Cods en papillote on a baking sheet

Mediteranean Cod en Papillote: This is a fun way to serve up cod – in parchment paper pouches! It’s so easy – and with minimal cleanup.

Prime rib on cutting board sliced up.

Garlic Herb Prime Rib: This beautiful hunk of meat is one of my favorite holiday dinners, especially for Easter!

Four baked cod filets in a white casserole dish.

Garlic Herb Baked Cod: I love to make cod for a light and fresh seafood option. The garlic, butter, and herbs make this exceptionally delicious!

Baked salmon in a pan next to lemon wedges.

Best Baked Salmon: This is a foolproof salmon recipe you can always depend on for tender and flavorful filets.

Slow roasted salmon with orange, fennel, and herbs on a sheet pan.

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel and Orange: If you’ve got time, this slow-roasted salmon will not disappoint. Plus, the fennel and orange amp up this showstopper dish.

Four salmon filets in a pan with orange slices and thyme on top.

Orange Glazed Salmon: Salmon filets are coated with a savory and citrusy sauce. Now tell me that doesn’t sound good!

Chicken salad in a white bowl with spoon.

Ultimate Chicken Salad: This is my version of a classic chicken salad recipe, but elevated. And it’s hearty enough to be a main dish.

Shrimp salad in a large white bowl

Shrimp Salad: Serve it as a side or main dish. It’s deliciously creamy with bits of crunchy celery and best served wrapped in lettuce cups.

Baked halibut with herbed mayonnaise crust on a plate.

Easy Baked Halibut: If you love halibut (as I do), this recipe is a must-make. The mayonnaise herb topping is simple, yet divine.

Scallops in a pan.

Scallops With Citrus Ginger Sauce: A hint of citrus and ginger gives scallops a bright and fresh new look.

Stunning Yet Easy Easter Desserts

Let’s be honest, the best part about Easter is the desserts! Fresh spring fruits were made to take center stage. But if you’re a chocolate lover, I’ve got a few sweet options for you too.

A lemon cake topped with blueberries on a table. A small plate of fresh lemons and blueberries is next to it.

Paleo Lemon Blueberry Cake: Without a doubt, I’d say this is everyone’s favorite spring dessert.

Gluten-free lemon bars on a wooden board.

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars: We love a good lemon bar for Easter — and trust me when I say that I’ve mastered the best gluten-free version yet.

Gluten-free carrot cake on a cake stand.

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake: This is my personal favorite Easter dessert recipe. Who can resist that cream cheese frosting?

Coconut crème brûlées with berries on top.

Coconut Crème Brûlée: These individual crème brûlées are perfect for serving to dinner guests. They’re smooth, silky, and finished with a caramelized topping.

This gluten-free Vegan Caramel Cheesecake recipe is drizzled with the most amazing salted caramel sauce. The vegan cheesecake is simply made from cashews that have soaked overnight and it's super creamy and decadent.

Vegan Caramel Cheesecake: With how good this cheesecake is, no one will even know it’s vegan.

A half eaten chocolate pot de creme.

Chocolate Pots de Crème: This is the most luxurious (and easy to make) dessert. Each spoonful is decadently rich and oh, so chocolatey!

I wish you all a wonderful Easter holiday and hope you, your friends, and family enjoy these Easter recipes!

Easter recipes

40+ Easter Recipes That Are Fresh, Classic and Easy

5 from 5 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


So many amazing Easter recipes to choose from. But this lemon blueberry cake is always a winner for Easter dessert!


Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients


  • Pre-heat oven to 350° F (175° C). Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan with coconut oil or ghee. You can also line the bottom of the springform pan with parchment paper for easy removal.
  • Combine all dry ingredients (minus the blueberries) in a large bowl and stir.
  • Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a hand-mixer on medium-high speed for about 30 seconds or until combined.
  • Pour half the batter into the springform pan and add ½ cup of the blueberries. Pour the remaining batter and add the rest of the blueberries on top of the batter.
  • Bake in the oven for 55-60 min. The batter will remain light colored on top, so use a toothpick to make sure the middle is cooked through. 


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemo blueberry cake
Did you make this recipe?Mention @downshiftology or tag #downshiftology!

About the author


Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before appearing on the site. Thank you for sharing your feedback!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. Hi Lisa, which of your Recipes do you suggest I use to make healthy Hot Cross Buns, I was thinking of one of your Bread recipes and adding some spices to make them taste like Traditional Hot Cross Buns then making them into rolls or using a muffin tin and putting or cutting a cross on the top. It has been a Tradition in our Family to have them at Easter but the Commercial ones are not suitable for me now. Thank you :-)

  2. Thank you for sharing these recipes. This year Easter bunch will be hugging the ones closest to us. Stay safe everyone.5 stars

    1. Hi Jayne – I hope some of these recipes can bring some joy this upcoming weekend amidst the craziness.

  3. All of these Easter recipes looked great, and so easy to make! I found a few I need to make for my family ASAP, thank you!5 stars

  4. I love all of the many delicious Easter Meal Ideas! I am excited to make the Green Shakshuka for brunch with my family. Thank you!5 stars