Easter Recipes: 20+ Egg-citing Ideas

Gather friends and family around a warm and satisfying Easter meal with our collection of Easter favorites. We've got breakfast and brunch recipes to start the day off right, appetizers and snacks to enjoy during your Easter egg hunt, main dishes including lamb and ham, plus tons of pretty spring desserts your guests will love.

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    Ham, Asparagus, and Cheese Strata

    Piled high with all your favorite Easter ingredients, including ham, asparagus, and eggs, this strata recipe is perfect for entertaining guests. The mouthwatering breakfast bake, made even more indulgent with melted Gruyere cheese and French bread cubes, can be assembled the night before.


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    Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Roasted Radishes and Orange Vinaigrette

    Easter dinner wouldn't be complete without warm and wonderful roasted lamb, and our recipe takes only 25 minutes of prep. A trio of fresh herbs forms the lamb's savory crust, while in-season roasted radishes finish the quick, crowd-pleasing main dish.

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    Artichokes with Tarragon Drizzle

    One of the season's best offerings, artichokes prove themselves Easter-buffet-worthy in this standout vegetable side dish. The grilled green veggie pairs so perfectly with our citrusy fresh tarragon dressing, you might just forget about the holiday ham.


    Easter Recipe Tip: Plump, round-looking artichokes tend to have a larger heart, which is the sweetest part of the artichoke.



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    Ranch Deviled Eggs

    So you've dyed the Easter eggs, wrapped up the Easter egg hunt, and now you're hungry. Just swirl a medley of Greek yogurt, green onion, and cilantro into hard-boiled eggs and enjoy! Any remaining filling can be stuffed into hollowed tomatoes and peppers for a south-of-the-border take on deviled eggs.

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    Lemon-Raspberry Coffee Cake

    One bite and you'll be hooked on this magnificent coffee cake. The breakfast recipe requires a cool 20 minutes of prep, and the result is heavenly: an ultra-moist coffee cake complete with a layer of lemon-infused cream cheese and a warm raspberry-powdered sugar topping.

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    Sunday Beef Rib Roast

    Gather family on Easter Sunday for a traditional holiday roast. Coated in an Herb-Bacon Topper and supplemented with an array of roasted vegetables, this beef rib roast is full of the warm, hearty flavors you know and love.

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    Spring Salad

    Pretty in pink, this spring salad gets its bright color and flavor from the season's freshest produce, including strawberries, radishes, green beans, and snap peas. A tarragon-infused strawberry dressing completes the low-calorie side dish.

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    Apricot-Raisin Hot Cross Buns

    You might recognize their name from the classic nursery rhyme, but hot cross buns have long been an Easter staple. Swirled with dried apricots and tender golden raisins, the yeast rolls are slightly sweet and oh, so delicious.


    Easter Recipe Tip: Store remaining buns in the fridge up to 3 days. To reheat, place 1 or 2 buns at a time on a microwave-safe plate and heat 15 to 20 seconds.

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    Ham and Egg Salad on Toast

    Rise and shine to an easy breakfast thanks to Easter leftovers. Pile deviled eggs, skillet-seared ham, and watercress on baguette slices or sliced challah, and prepare to be satisfied.

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    Hard-Boiled Eggs: 4 Essential Steps

    With our helpful tips and tricks, you’ll achieve beautiful hard-boiled eggs perfect for Easter sandwiches, salads, and snacks.

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    Mango-Carrot Cake

    This luscious dessert features everything good and pure about classic carrot cake plus fruity mango flavor. Top the Easter dessert with cream cheese frosting and pretty carrot ribbons made with a vegetable peeler.

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    Hash Brown Quiche

    Stuffed with all your breakfast favorites, including hash browns, bacon, eggs, and cheese, this breakfast quiche is tops. Zucchini and red onion crisped in the juicy bacon drippings provide layered flavors.

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    Spice-Rubbed Ham with Apple-Maple Sauce

    Easter is all about the ham, and this recipe is perfect for a large family gathering. The main-dish meat boasts mouthwatering flavor thanks to a brown sugar rub, and it guarantees enough leftovers for your favorite ham recipes.

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    Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

    Supplement your Easter dinner with a warm and wonderful asparagus side dish. The green vegetable is at peak freshness during the spring and shines when briefly roasted with garlic cloves and a drizzle of olive oil.

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    How to Cook Spring's Most-Loved Vegetable

    Take asparagus from farmer's market to dinner table in minutes with our expert cooking tips. We'll show you how to cut, prep, and cook the green veggie to crisp-tender perfection.

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    Best-Ever Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

    Rhubarb, a ruby-red warm-weather favorite, pairs with juicy strawberries for a foolproof combination of spring flavors. Best of all, its pretty crust is simple: Top the filling with pastry dough slices!

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    Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing

    This refreshing take on Easter lamb features juicy red and yellow tomatoes alongside fresh greens in a hearty spring salad. A homemade Mediterranean dressing pulls the dish together.

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    Broccolini with Peas and Seared Lemons

    Give sweet and crunchy broccolini citrusy zip with sauteed lemons. The green veggie makes a light and refreshing Easter side dish when paired with peas and Swiss chard.

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    Carrot-Raisin Bars

    This moist and mouthwatering twist on classic carrot cake features golden raisins and freshly grated ginger. A gooey cream cheese frosting finishes the dessert bars, which are perfect for a post-Easter egg hunt snack.

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    Garlicky Asparagus Flatbread

    Win over any Easter crowd with this impressive asparagus recipe that takes just 20 minutes to make. Simply spread the Parmesan sauce on purchased pizza dough before topping with fresh asparagus, yellow squash, and garlic.

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    Bacon-Mushroom Quiche with Gruyere and Thyme

    Enjoy Easter morning with a stress-free breakfast recipe. Bacon, mushrooms, shredded Gruyere cheese, and fresh thyme leaves make this quiche uber-luxurious yet so easy to make, thanks to day-before prep.


    Easter recipe tip: Maximize the mushroom flavor in this quiche by using shiitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, or cremini mushrooms.

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    Strawberry Shortcake Pizza

    Usher in the flavors of spring with juicy honey-soaked strawberries and rosemary-flaked shortcake. In less than an hour, the golden Easter dessert is ready to be devoured, complete with fluffy whipped cream and a drizzle of strawberry juice.

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    Herbed Deviled Egg Bruschetta

    Wondering what to do with those leftover Easter eggs? Look no further than these bite-size bruschetta. The quick and easy appetizer features deviled eggs flavored with fresh dill and chives, Dijon mustard, chopped baby dill pickles, and capers on warm slices of toast.

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    35 Irresistible Easter Brunch Recipes

    Kick-start the spring holiday with one of these scrumptious Easter recipe ideas. Whether you crave sweet stacks of pancakes or a slice of savory quiche, these Easter brunch recipes will surely please (and make the perfect appetizer for those Easter-basket chocolates!).
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