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43+ Easter Recipes Perfect for Your Festivities

Between Easter brunch, dinner, and even dessert, we rounded up all of our favorites to make on this joyous occasion.

Is there really such a thing as a traditional Easter recipe? While Thanksgiving and Christmas have their usual dishes to go with the holiday, Easter recipes tend to be a bit up in the air. Easter food traditions are usually an "anything goes" kind of policy, and households around the world make the dishes that bring them the most joy for a joyous occasion.

So for our list of Easter recipes, we turned to some of our classics that match some of those ancient biblical stories, simply for the fun of it. And of course, lots of egg recipes, because what else are you going to do with all of those eggs from the Easter bunny?

Here are a few Easter recipes you can make this year, even if you're stuck celebrating the day at home.

1

Crispy Cod with Sweet Potato Fries

crispy cod with sweet potato fries in a basket
Brie Passano

Jesus used two fish and five loaves and fed a multitude of people, so to commemorate the miracle, enjoy this dish of crispy cod and sweet potato fries.

Get our recipe for Crispy Cod with Sweet Potato Fries

2

Muffin-Tin Quiches

quiches with smoked gouda and ham on muffin tin with dish cloth and dried chili peppers
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

While there aren't many Easter recipes that are staples, making a quiche always feels like an easy go-to for Easter brunch. Make individual quiches for the family with this mini muffin-tin recipe.

Get our recipe for Muffin-Tin Quiches

3

Mediterranean Breakfast Burrata Platter

breakfast burrata platter with butternut squash and whole grain bread
Carlene Thomas/ Eat This, Not That!

The life and death of Jesus were spent in the Mediterranean, so why not be a bit on-brand for the occasion and make a Mediterranean breakfast burrata platter?

Get our recipe for a Mediterranean Breakfast Burrata Platter

4

Flaxseed Buttermilk Pancakes

Waterbury Publications, Inc.

A steaming plate of flapjacks sounds exactly like something we would enjoy for Easter brunch, especially when topped with fresh berries and lots of maple syrup.

Get our recipe for Flaxseed Buttermilk Pancakes

5

Sweet and Sour Crispy Cauliflower Bites

sweet and sour crispy cauliflower bites
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

Enjoy a snack with that Easter cocktail before dinner thanks to these sweet and sour crispy cauliflower bites! Made in your favorite appliance—the air fryer.

Get our recipe for Sweet and Sour Crispy Cauliflower Bites

RELATED: The easy way to make healthier comfort foods.

6

Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Cheesy turkey meatloaf muffins
Waterbury Publicatons, Inc.

Meatloaf is pretty easy to throw together for the family, so why not make it a bit fancier for Easter dinner? These mini meatloaves are the perfect portion, too!

Get our recipe for Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Muffins.

7

Lamb Chops and Cauliflower Mash

Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Is it weird to eat lamb on Easter when Jesus was the lamb of God? Given that lamb is pretty common meat to be eaten on Easter, we think not. These lamb chops and cauliflower mash are great for an easy (and fancy) Easter dinner at home.

Get our recipe for Lamb Chops and Cauliflower Mash.

8

Baby Hasselback Potato Bites

baby hasselback potatoes
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

Getting sick of cooking potatoes the same way? These Hasselbeck potato bites are great as a snack, or even as a side with your Easter dinner.

Get our recipe for Baby Hasselback Potato Bites

9

Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

scoop of cheesy cauliflower mac and cheese from an instant pot
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Keep it light on the carbs with Easter dinner and make a side of cauliflower "mac" and cheese in your Instant Pot!

Get our recipe for Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

10

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

bowls of copycat broccoli cheddar soup
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Start your Easter dinner off with a bowl of comforting broccoli cheddar soup! Makes enough servings so you can easily enjoy it for lunches a few days post Easter.

Get our recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Soup

11

Plant-Based Lentil and Kale Tots Casserole

plant based lentil kale tots casserole in skillet
Carlene Thomas

Looking for some comforting casseroles to go with dinner? This kale tots casserole is completely plant-based!

Get our recipe for Plant-Based Lentil and Kale Tots Casserole

12

Spinach and Ham Quiche

Low-calorie spinach and ham quiche
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Another quiche for your Easter festivities! Enjoy this quiche for breakfast with coffee, brunch with a mimosa, or even with a glass of red wine for dinner. Quiches are really that versatile.

Get our recipe for Spinach and Ham Quiche

13

Avocado Crispbreads

avocado crisps with lemon and radish
Carlene Thomas/ Eat This, Not That!

For a quick snack or appetizer on Easter, throw together these easy avocado crispbreads! Sprinkled with seasonings and crispy radish slices.

Get our recipe for Avocado Crispbreads

14

Eggs Baked in Cream

baked eggs in cream with prosciutto parmesan basil
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Get fancy with Easter brunch by making these baked eggs with cream, cheese, and of course, bacon.

Get our recipe for Eggs Baked in Cream

15

Everything Cream Cheese Cucumbers

cream cheese cucumbers waterbury
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Serve an appetizer before dinner with these easy low-carb everything cream cheese cucumbers.

Get our recipe for Everything Cream Cheese Cucumbers

16

Arugula and Grapefruit Salad

keto arugula grapefruit salad
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

This arugula and grapefruit salad is the perfect salad to go with brunch or dinner.

Get our recipe for Arugula and Grapefruit Salad

17

Donuts

sprinkled donuts on a colorful plate
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Get festive on Easter morning and attempt to make homemade donuts! You can even make these with all kinds of toppings, but colorful sprinkles are our favorite.

Get our recipe for Donuts

18

Pistachio and Cranberry Cheese Ball

pistachio cranberry cheese ball with snacks on a plate
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

For something to snack on during that afternoon lull, this pistachio and cranberry cheese ball will satisfy your craving for queso, but will save you a lot of calories in the end.

Get our recipe for a Pistachio and Cranberry Cheese Ball

19

Lamb Chops with Tzatziki

Healthy lamb tzatzik
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Another delicious way to make lamb! topped with creamy tzatziki and grilled vegetables, it's the kind of decadent meal you want to eat to celebrate a festive holiday.

Get our recipe for Lamb Chops with Tzatziki.

20

Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookie

peanut butter blossoms on a marble counter
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Can a holiday really be a holiday without cookies? We love to throw together these peanut butter blossoms for any kind of occasion—holiday or not!

Get our recipe for Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookies

21

Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza recipe slice ready to serve for dessert
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

With warmer weather comes cravings for colorful fruits and vegetables, and this fruit pizza delivers on that craving! Made with a healthy whole-wheat cookie crust and cream cheese frosting, this fruit pizza is the perfect light dessert after a decadent Easter dinner.

Get our recipe for Fruit Pizza

22

Italian Meatballs

Crock pot Italian meatballs with spaghetti
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Serving a crowd at home? Prep a big pot of Italian meatballs in your crock-pot and serve them with spaghetti or even zucchini noodles for an easy Easter dinner.

Get our recipe for Italian Meatballs

23

Pumpkin Marinara Pizza

arugula pumpkin flatbreads
Blaine Moats

Pumpkin doesn't have to just be enjoyed in the fall, you know. This bright-colored flatbread is a great snack, or can even be enjoyed with your plethora of Easter brunch items!

Get our recipe for Pumpkin Marinara Pizza

24

Spring Herb & Vegetable Frittata

egg and herb frittata in skillet and on plate
Rebecca Firkser / Eat This, Not That!

This frittata is stuffed with herbs and vegetables, and makes us excited for warm, spring days ahead.

Get our recipe for a Frittata

25

Dark Chocolate-Covered Almond Clusters

Dark Chocolate-Covered Almond Clusters with Coconut Matcha Sprinkle
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Did the Easter bunny not bring enough chocolate this year? Make your own dark chocolate-covered almond clusters for a healthy way to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Get our recipe for Dark Chocolate-Covered Almond Clusters

26

Fruit and Cream Tart

spring fruit and cream tart slices with strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, and blueberries
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Have some fruit in the fridge that needs to be used up? This fruit and cream tart recipe can be made multiple ways!

Get our recipe for a Fruit and Cream Tart

27

Brussels Sprouts Salad

warm brussels sprouts salad eggs pickled red onions
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

For a light salad to go with your Easter dinner, this warm Brussels sprouts salad is served with pickled red onions and crispy bacon.

Get our recipe for Brussels Sprouts Salad.

28

Orange Dream Cream Puffs

orange cream puffs on a white table
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

"Dreamy" and "heavenly" are words that remind us of Easter morning, which is why enjoying orange dream cream puffs sounds like the perfect sweet treat for dessert! Or breakfast, we won't judge.

Get our recipe for Orange Dream Cream Puffs

29

Mocha Tart

warm mocha tart with espresso cups and napkin
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

If you love coffee, then this mocha tart is exactly what you're going to want to indulge in for Easter dessert.

Get our recipe for a Mocha Tart

30

Maple-Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

maple balsamic chicken and vegetables on a white plate
Jason Donnelly

Let the slow cooker do all of the cooking for you this Easter with this maple balsamic chicken recipe! It tastes as good as it looks, and will have a warm, comforting meal on the table for dinner with almost no effort on your end.

Get our recipe for Maple-Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

31

Grilled Steak with Red Wine Butter

grilled steak topped with red wine butter next to steak fries
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Easter is a celebration, so go all out! This grilled steak is served with a decadent red wine sauce and potato wedges, because why not enjoy yourself?

Get our recipe for Grilled Steak with Red Wine Butter

32

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Asparagus with cheese and lemon and pine nuts
Shutterstock

Spring means asparagus season, so we're going to be enjoying all of our favorite asparagus dishes while we can—especially on Easter!

Get our recipe for Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

33

Fudgy Raspberry Brownie

fudgy raspberry brownie on white plate with fork
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Fudgy brownies certainly are our favorite, but to spruce up our usual take on brownies, we get fancy by adding some raspberries to them.

Get our recipe for Fudgy Raspberry Brownies

34

Teeny Tiny Tamale Pies

Teeny tiny tamale pies
Boy Meets Grill

Thanks to the handy-dandy muffin tin, there are a lot of easy meals you can make for your Easter brunch festivities—like these teeny tiny tamale pies!

Get our recipe for Teeny Tiny Tamale Pies.

35

Smoked Salmon and Boursin Cheese Frittata

smoked salmon boursin frittata
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

More egg recipes for Easter? Absolutely! This smoked salmon and Boursin cheese frittata is a unique twist to a brunch favorite.

Get our recipe for Smoked Salmon and Boursin Cheese Frittata

36

BBQ Pork Shepherd's Pie

Paleo bbq pork shepards pie
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Jesus said he is the good shepherd, so, let's make shepherd's pie! This BBQ pork shepherd's pie continues to be one of our favorite Easter recipes to make.

Get our recipe for BBQ Pork Shepherd's Pie

37

Beer Brisket

Low calorie beer brisket
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Easter sounds like the perfect time to slow cook a beer brisket, especially one as juicy as this.

Get our recipe for Beer Brisket

38

Pork Loin Porchetta-Style

Paleo roast pork loin with white beans
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Holidays call for fancy meals, and there's nothing fancier (or easier!) than this pork loin porchetta-style. Made with white beans and sauteed spinach for a well-rounded meal.

Get our recipe for Pork Loin Porchetta-Style

39

Artichoke Feta Quiche

Vegetarian artichoke feta quiche
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Have a can of artichokes in the pantry you need to use up? This artichoke feta quiche is a great way to use those up!

Get our recipe for Artichoke Feta Quiche

40

Roasted Turkey with Orange-Cranberry Relish

Paleo 90 minute roasted turkey with orange cranberry relish
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Turkey doesn't have to just be for Thanksgiving, you know! Enjoy a roasted turkey in just 90 minutes (yes, really!), paired with this delectable orange-cranberry relish.

Get our recipe for Roasted Turkey with Orange-Cranberry Relish

41

Southern-Style Biscuits

Low-calorie flaky southern biscuits
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Need an easy side with all of these savory dinner dishes? These southern-style biscuits are great for sopping up any meat juices, or even great with scrambled eggs. Plus, they're perfect for breaking bread. Get it?

Get our recipe for Southern-Style Biscuits

42

Apple-Cranberry Crisp

apple cranberry crisp in while bowls with spoons and red gingham napkin on wooden background
Jason Donnelly

For a lighter spring dessert that feels sweet and satisfying, this apple cranberry crisp should be your new go-to. The apples and cranberries pair together nicely.

Get our recipe for Apple-Cranberry Crisp

43

Turkey Cassoulet

slow cooked turkey cassoulet in white bowls
Jason Donnelly

Another easy slow cooker meal you can throw together for Easter dinner! Enjoy a bowl of comforting turkey cassoulet will definitely be a winner with the family this Easter Sunday.

Get our recipe for Turkey Cassoulet

44

Teriyaki Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Healthy teriyaki scallops wrapped in bacon
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Your list of Easter recipes should include a few small bites for some appetizers. Enjoy a snack before dinner with these teriyaki scallops, wrapped in your favorite food—bacon!

Get our recipe for Teriyaki Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

45

Fig, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Salad

Healthy fig and prosciutto salad
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Can a salad actually be this beautiful? Yes, really! Enjoy this sweet and savory salad before dinner, or a light lunch after a hearty Easter breakfast.

Get our recipe for Fig, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Salad

46

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Vegetarian artichoke dip
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Why snack on something unhealthy before your meal when you can indulge in something like this? Dip warm pita in this bowl of warm, cheesy vegetables for a satisfying snack before dinner.

Get our recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip

47

Duck Breast with Balsamic

Paleo crispy duck breast in balsamic
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Duck just feels like something you should indulge in during a celebration. Our duck breast recipe makes cooking this meat much easier than you think.

Get our recipe for Duck Breast

48

Herb Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

Paleo her roast chicken with root veggies
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

If you're not a fan of turkey but are still in the mood for roasting a meal, this herb roast chicken makes cooking dinner for a holiday a complete breeze.

Get our recipe for Herb Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

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