Are you looking for some recipes for Easter? You’ve come to the right place! Take all the guess work out of planning your Easter Menu and check out some of our very favorite Easter Recipes!
Tons of Recipes for Easter!
I’ve got you covered with recipes for your Easter Brunch and plenty of ideas for your holiday dinner, from vegetables to Easter side dishes, main dishes, and easy Easter desserts. You’ll be able to plan the entire menu for your Easter celebration with this post – there are over 50 Tried and True recipes handpicked by me!
How Do You Plan an Easter Menu?
Planning and Cooking an Easter Feast is a lot of work. Sometimes coming up with the menu feels like the hardest part. That’s why I’ve gone through all of my recipe archives and chosen more than 50 recipes – broken down by course – to help you get brainstorming!
Don’t forget to prepare your Easter Menus in advance. Create something that’s a little more special than your typical evening meal. You’ll want this meal to stand out as something special for the week!
Easter Menu Planning Tips: Selecting Your Recipes for Easter
Start with sorting out the recipes for your “must haves,” and your family’s traditional dishes.
After you’ve decided on the dishes you know you will have (your favorite glazed ham, your family’s sweet potatoes, etc.), start thinking about what’s missing.
Browse through these delicious Easter recipes and note which ones are of most interest by each course. Filling in the gaps is a great opportunity to introduce a few new dishes alongside your family’s traditional Easter foods.
Then, pair the list down from there with what is most interesting and what will most likely be a crowd pleaser.
Make sure to have a variety of dishes and a good balance of proteins, starches, and vegetables for your main meal.
Do you have good color variety as well? That makes for the prettiest spread!
Figure out if you plan to make the whole meal or if you want to outsource any items to guest and eat pot luck style.
Make a Binder or Folder with Recipes for Easter
To stay organized, you can make a recipe binder with all of the recipes you plan to make for Easter.
Print off all of the recipe you plan to use. Punch holes in the sheets and place them in a binder or folder with brackets. Label that folder “EASTER RECIPES.” This will make every year from here on out much easier.
Take Inventory Before Making Your Recipes for Easter
Take stock of your freezer and pantry. Download and print the above Spice Cabinet Checklist. Make a list of items you are out of or running low on and will need before Easter Sunday.
Purchase non-perishable essentials. The earlier the better, so you can avoid sold-out merchandise, crowded grocery stores and last minute shopping trips (and insane crowds!).
Easter Dinner Recipe Prep
Do the prep work ahead of time! The less time you have to spend frantically prepping right before, the more you will be able to relax and enjoy yourself. Veggies can be chopped ahead of time, meat defrosted in advance, and some recipes can be made the day before.
If you and your family love spending time in the kitchen, consider preparing some of the recipes together. Now that the kids are older, they love to help out in the kitchen and it has become a fun family tradition to cook together on the holidays.
Fun Kid-Friendly Easter Celebration Ideas
Need some fun ideas to keep kids occupied on Easter beyond raiding the candy in their Easter baskets? Here are a few fun suggestions:
Easter Book Bingo
Play a round of book bingo using this Book Bingo Game; you can easily adapt this simple holiday game for Easter!
Use peeps or your other favorite Easter candy to for marking the bingo spots as you read stories about the Easter bunny and Easter Eggs. Then, when someone gets a bingo, pretend they found the caught the Easter Bunny. Winner gets a special treat!
The natural sweetness of the coconut paired with the tangy lemon is one of my favorite flavor combinations. I really enjoyed the texture that the shredded coconut combined with the poppy seeds offered.
The sweet and juicy fresh citrus in this winter salad is complimented by tanginess of this homemade Poppy Seed Dressing. The nuts add both protein and crunch, making this Citrus Salad a really flavorful dish to add to any healthy menu this year.
These Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups are the perfect light salad for warmer months. They would also be great served as a healthy a snack or appetizer. If you’d like a light dinner or lunch, try adding a few strips of grilled chicken to the berry mixture.
I really enjoyed this quiche despite that it was a little time-consuming. There was so much flavor. One of the aspects I love so much of quiche is that it goes great with breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Just change up what you serve with it and it’s a completely new meal.
Soft and fluffy scrambled eggs are easy to make so long as you use the right method. In this post, I’ll explain how to cook scrambled eggs perfectly every time, whether it’s better to use milk or water in your eggs (or neither!), what to serve with scrambled eggs, and so much more!
Nothing says summertime like an ice cold glass of Fresh Strawberry Lemonade! This refreshing summer drink is so easy to make and the perfect way to use ripe strawberries during strawberry season, plus it makes a pretty, naturally colored pink lemonade.
Spiced Lemonade is perfect to keep cool on a hot summer day and nothing says summertime like an ice cold glass of Spicy Lemonade! This refreshing drink is so easy to make and the perfect way to use extra lemons.
Roasted Asparagus is drizzled with a tasty lemon walnut dressing for simple, delicious and heart-healthy side dish. With spring getting closer, this Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Walnut Dressing is the perfect addition to your dinner table.
This recipe for Honey Balsamic Carrots is a super simple way to make oven roasted carrots with lots of flavor! Keeping the carrots whole gives this side dish of whole roasted carrots a great presentation on the table!
In this recipe for Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Sage, cubed sweet potatoes tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper are roasted and then tossed generously with fresh garlic and sage. Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Sage make a great side for your evening meal.
One of my favorite, easy ways to prepare mushrooms is this recipe for Balsamic and Thyme Roasted Portabella Mushrooms. These Balsamic and Thyme Roasted Portabella Mushrooms makes a delicious, simple appetizer or side to go with any holiday meal or dinner party.
This easy Asparagus Tart has a light buttery puff pastry crust and cheesy filling. Serve this savory tart as an appetizer, side dish, a light meal, or part of a brunch spread. Savory Asparagus Tarts are the perfect way to show off fresh asparagus this spring.
I wanted to share this risotto recipe with you all because it just screams spring, but I also want to tell you my method for making risotto in general. It is infinitely adaptable so the next time you buy some gorgeous looking produce from the farmers’ market and aren’t sure what to do with it, you can make risotto!
Cream Cheese Chive Duchess Potatoes are delicious, individually portioned mounds of mashed potatoes that have been baked. Inside they're creamy and fluffy while the outside is beautifully golden and crisp.
I love the buttery and earthy flavor of fonitina cheese. It pairs deliciously with smoky applewood bacon and a bit of chopped baby spinach. I think you’ll agree that the ingredients in this Fontina, Spinach, and Bacon Shells and Cheese take your traditional shells and cheese to a whole new level.
While these tender Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls will make an excellent addition to any Thanksgiving menu, they’re also a great way to use up leftover baked sweet potatoes for a post-Thanksgiving treat. Use these Sweet Potato Rolls as buns for turkey sandwiches, too!
Learn how to make a slow cooker ham with this delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Ham with Honey Marmalade Mustard Glaze. The ham slow cooks during your busy day and comes out with great flavor thanks to the tasty glaze.
No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Pots are the perfect summertime dessert recipe. Delicious berries. Cold dessert. No turning on the oven. I love the individual serving sizes because it makes for such a pretty presentation.
If you are crunched for time like we were, this is just as tasty without the lemon curd and even easier to prepare. But if you have a little bit of extra time the lemon curd takes it just that much better.
Panna Cotta is a fabulously simple, yet seemingly fancy, dessert recipe. Essentially, it is just gelled sweetened cream, but it tastes so much more than that.
Did you try any of these Easy Easter Recipes?
If you tried any of these Easter recipe ideas, I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or head over to the recipe’s post and give it a review for others to see. On Instagram? Share your photo and tag me with @goodlifeeats and #goodlifeeatsrecipes. I’d love to see which of my favorite recipes you prepared for your Easter breakfasts and holiday dinners!