40+ Easter Recipes That Are Fresh, Classic And Easy
Updated Jan 28, 2024
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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.
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,
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: Make these deviled eggs when you want a little “wow factor.” Each egg is filled with fresh herbs, salty smoked salmon, and briny capers.
Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs: There’s nothing like vibrant pink eggs for Easter, especially for a fun and delicious appetizer.
Bacon Deviled Eggs: Little crispy bacon bits always makes thing taste 10x better — especially on deviled eggs!
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.
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!
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 Goddess Hummus: What do you get when you combine classic hummus with loads of herbs? The most beautiful green goddess hummus!
White Bean Dip: White beans are blended with fresh lemon, garlic, and thyme for the best creamy bean dip ever.
Smoked Salmon Cheeseball: Dipping into a cream cheese ball is delicious. But this smoked salmon version is a chef’s kiss!
Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: When can you ever go wrong with a bowl of warm spinach artichoke dip?
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.
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: Fill up your frittata with savory smoked salmon! It’s fresh, delicious, and a great way to get salmon in for brunch.
Ultimate Breakfast Casserole: Another crowd winner is this breakfast casserole packed with sausage, bacon, and hearty veggies.
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: 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 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.
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 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.
Green Beans With Shallots And Lemon: Give green beans some love this season with shallots and fresh lemon.
French Carrot Salad: The combination of grated carrots with a honey Dijon mustard dressing is quite magical.
Cobb Salad: This cobb salad puts those hard-boiled eggs to good use!
Broccoli Salad: No matter the holiday, a giant bowl of this classic broccoli salad gets devoured fast.
Classic Potato Salad: This creamy potato salad is another classic that will surely get everyone around the dinner table excited.
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: 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!
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.
Garlic Herb Prime Rib: This beautiful hunk of meat is one of my favorite holiday dinners, especially for Easter!
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!
Best Baked Salmon: This is a foolproof salmon recipe you can always depend on for tender and flavorful filets.
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.
Orange Glazed Salmon: Salmon filets are coated with a savory and citrusy sauce. Now tell me that doesn’t sound good!
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: Serve it as a side or main dish. It’s deliciously creamy with bits of crunchy celery and best served wrapped in lettuce cups.
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 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.
Paleo Lemon Blueberry Cake: Without a doubt, I’d say this is everyone’s favorite spring dessert.
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: This is my personal favorite Easter dessert recipe. Who can resist that cream cheese frosting?
Coconut Crème Brûlée: These individual crème brûlées are perfect for serving to dinner guests. They’re smooth, silky, and finished with a caramelized topping.
Vegan Caramel Cheesecake: With how good this cheesecake is, no one will even know it’s vegan.
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!
40+ Easter Recipes That Are Fresh, Classic and Easy
- 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.
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