Easter Recipes

Rule #340: Good food brings people together.

This list of Easter recipes contains ideas for menus including: appetizers, brunch ideas, side dishes, main dishes, and desserts. Everyone’s Easter looks different, so I hope you find at least one appetizer to help celebrate the day!

Easter Recipes: Brunch Ideas

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Quiche

This easy-to-make quiche can be done ahead of time in parts: make the crust early and let it cool, keep the egg mixture in the fridge until ready to bake, then pour the egg mixture into the crust and bake!


BERTS Frittata

This is a low-carb, healthier dish that’s perfect if you’ve got a heavier lunch or dinner ahead of you.

BERTS frittata

Apple Bread

This Apple Bread could either be a yummy breakfast or brunch treat or dessert!


Streusel Coffee Cake

This Streusel Coffee Cake is always a winner at our get togethers. It’s very easy to make, too.

streusel coffee cake

Tortellini and Antipasto Salad

This is a unique, refreshing salad that’s filling but still light.


La Duni Salad

This salad is full of good proteins like avocados and grilled chicken.


Slow Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

This soup would be a light, low-carb option to serve alongside a salad or as a second course in an elegant Easter dinner.

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Easter Recipes: Appetizer Ideas

Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This is a definite crowd pleaser! It’s perfect for large groups or potlucks.


Whipped Feta and Marinated Cucumbers

This light, refreshing appetizer would be a great start to any Easter get together.


Caprese Bites

These easy-to-assemble Caprese Bites can be made ahead of time, then stored in the fridge.

Caprese Bites

Avocado and Goat Cheese Dip

This simple Avocado and Goat Cheese Dip is a lighter option as well. It’s a creamy, delicious, and unique dip.

Avocado and Goat Cheese Dip

Easter Side Dish Ideas

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

These dump-and-go Slow Cooker Pinto Beans are an easy, delicious side dish that pairs well with most anything.

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Grilled Corn and Asparagus Salad

This refreshing side dish can be assembled ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.


Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

This is another make ahead salad that’s light and pairs well with most main dishes.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Gouda Grits

These delicious, simple grits are the perfect companion to an Easter ham. Our kids LOVE this recipe!

southern cheesy grits

White Bean, Asparagus, and Broccolini Salad

This is a different salad that is perfect for spring and all the foods we have this time of year. The dressing is a light and refreshing little zip to pair with most main dishes.

White Bean Asparagus and Broccolini Salad

Funeral Potatoes (Buffet Potatoes | Party Potatoes | Cheesy Potato Casserole)

This hash brown casserole is a crowd pleaser that’s easy to make and always is a hit!

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Pesto Pea Salad

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Easter Recipes: Main Dish Ideas

In all honesty, for Easter, our go-to main dish is a Honey Baked Ham or grilled sausages. BUT! If you’d like something different, here are some other options:

Chicken and Dumplings

These hearty Chicken and Dumplings are a slam-dunk when it comes to cooking for a crowd. Everyone will leave with happy tummies!

chicken and dumplings

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is a labor of love, but so worth it. It’s better the longer it cooks. You can get it going before company arrives, let it simmer, then serve when you’re ready.

Beef Bourguignon

Chicken Tetrazzini

This is another labor-of-love recipe that’s always a winner, winner, pasta dinner. It serves a small army!


Easter Dessert Ideas

Strawberry Cake

This fresh Strawberry Cake is a light, fresh dessert that would be a delicious end to your Easter meal.

dessert Fresh Strawberry Cake

The Best Chocolate Cake

The ultimate SMOOCH! If you’re wanting to WOW your crowd, this is the ticket! I’ve broken all the steps down, so it’s easy to whip together.


Raspberry Ricotta Cake

This is a lighter dessert cake that’s full of delicious berries!

raspberry ricotta cake

Whiskey Cake

This Whiskey Cake is always a hit with the fellas in the group. It’s not too sweet and is super easy to make!


I hope however you plan to spend your Easter holiday that you’re surrounded by ones you love with a table full of delicious food!

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