10 Recipes to Make for Easter, From Brunch to Dessert

Posted: April 8, 2022 2:21 pm

Easter is fast approaching—do you have a meal plan yet? This holiday marks the beginning of spring and Jesus’ resurrection, and is usually marked by tasty and tender meat options for breakfast and dinner, coupled with sweet options for brunch and dessert. And, who could forget all the snacks and appetizers! If you are looking to make a memorable Easter meal, take a look at these 10+ ideas—maybe you will be inspired to share them later!

Recipe #1: Easter Meat Pie

This meat-rich pie has ham, salami and prosciutto, in addition to ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Pour it into pie crusts and bake until golden brown and crispy. To make this taste extra tasty, follow the recipe as-is: bacon does not have the same flavor as prosciutto, and onion and garlic will cover up the flavors. Serve with a heaping green salad to balance the richness.

Recipe #2: Bunny Bread Crudite Platter

Arrange frozen bread dough to look like a bunny before decorating it with almonds and cranberries, giving it an egg wash and sticking it in the oven. Place your favorite dip in the middle (we like onion dip, 7-layer and spinach artichoke), and then decorate the exterior with your favorite vegetables: carrots, celery, broccoli, tomatoes and more. Snap a pic before you use the bunny for dipping—this is almost too cute to eat!

Recipe #3: Easter Charcuterie Board Appetizer: Creamy Deviled Eggs

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A charcuterie board is made up of cheeses, cured meats, fruit, vegetables and sometimes sweet treats. These Creamy Deviled Eggs are a fine complement to carrot sticks, sliced cucumber and pepper, cheese slices, cubed or ready to eat fruit, olives, candy coated chocolate and more. Dream up what you want and put it on a platter for everyone to see.

Recipe #4: Glazed Easter Ham

This glazed ham will be the centerpiece of any Easter lunch or dinner table. Use a fully cooked bone-in ham for the easiest results. Top the ham with whole cloves, brown sugar, regular or spicy brown mustard, a can of soda (Coke or Dr. Pepper are best), and vinegar. Allow at least two hours to initially cook the ham, and allow about another hour to get it prepped, carved and ready to go.

Recipe #5: Roast Lamb for Easter Recipe

If you want mouth-watering and juicy lamb for a main dish, try this easy recipe! Make an herb rub using olive oil, rosemary, garlic, shallots, thyme, pepper and salt until it forms a paste. Rub it on the meat before tying it up with twine. In the roasting pan, spread cut carrots, onions, potatoes, cloves of garlic, salt pepper and oil over the bottom. Place the lamb leg over the veggies and cook. Once it is done, you will have meat and a side dish, which is oh-so-convenient when it comes to meal prep.

Recipe #6: Grilled Salmon with Maple Mustard Glaze

If salmon strikes your fancy, make this variation that takes just minutes to prepare. Olive oil, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, soy sauce, lemon and chopped ginger make a savory topping that goes well on salmon that was been seasoned with salt and pepper. Use skin-on fillets for best results. Spread it on and under the fish and let it sit for a bit. Grill or broil the salmon for about 5-6 minutes on the grill or 10-12 in the oven, so the fish flakes. Serve with asparagus, potatoes or green beans.

Recipe #7: Easter Bunny Mashed Potatoes

If the kids are hesitant about eating carrots, try adding these mashed potatoes to the dinner roundup. Add frozen carrots to sour cream and butter-packed potatoes. For an extra touch, add orange and yellow carrots for maximum effect.

Recipe #8: Carrot Puff

Also known as carrot souffle, this popular side dish is one that even kids should love. It is smooth and light, not at all like the typical crunchy (and sometimes hard to swallow) carrot. Butter, sugar and vanilla extract make this extra tasty. Note that it can be made up to a day ahead and refrigerated, which makes it a breeze to put together.

Recipe #9: Best Easter Bread Recipe

Lightly sweet bread is braided for a pretty look. With glaze and sprinkles, it looks most festive. Add some chocolate eggs in between the bread for a delicious snack or dessert. Thick, white icing looks most professional, but pastel shades can work as well.

Recipe #10: Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Fancy and simple to whip up, all you need is fresh asparagus, thinly sliced prosciutto, olive oil, salt and pepper. Start by blanching the asparagus, wrapping the meat around the seasoned pieces and baking for about 15 minutes, until the stalks are crisp-tender. If there are any leftovers, serve chilled from the fridge.

Recipe #11: Easter Egg Cereal Treats

Gather the rice cereal, butter, cookie cutter and marshmallows to make this fun and pretty take on the classic sweet. Try dying the cereal mixture different pastel colors, or separate the mixture to make a layered look. Since the cereal mixture cools and hardens, this is a recipe that needs to be made fast. The result, however, is delicate and light, which makes the dedication pay off.

Recipe #12: Spinach-Strawberry Salad

Strawberries and spinach are tossed in a salty-sweet lemon poppyseed dressing. This unexpected combination will win over your friends and family this Easter, since it is colorful, refreshing and something new. This is best when eaten fresh, so encourage everyone to enjoy it at it soon for peak flavor and mouthfeel.

If you found these recipes useful, or want to share with family members for some inspiration, spread the word! Bookmark or post this to your timeline for reference (and easy cooking) later!

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