29 Easy Easter Recipes

Celebrate your Easter feast in style with these Easter menu ideas.

Updated March 02, 2018


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Easy Easter Recipes

Easter Sunday is a joyful day that's destined to be full of festive feasting. Enjoy the Easter feast of your dreams with these 29 Easy Easter Recipes. Whether you are having an after-church brunch, hosting dinner for the whole family, or just enjoying a midday meal, these recipes will cover all of your menu options. 

These easy Easter menu ideas will help you put together a delicious meal without too much effort so that you can focus on the true meaning of the day. If you are hosting brunch early in the day, our collection of Easter brunch recipes includes several make-ahead recipes that will help your morning run smoothly. Choose one of our sweet overnight casseroles that can be prepared Saturday night and pair it with a savory egg dish that can be made Easter morning. 

For those hosting a classic holiday meal later in the day, you will find a variety of main dishes, sides, and desserts to choose from below. You could even supplement a brunch menu with an Easter ham recipe from the main dish section below. The mix-and-match options for your Easter menu are endless with this collection of 29 Easy Easter Recipes. 

Easter Brunch Recipes

Start the day off right with a brunch spread that will rival the best restaurants. Below you will find both sweet and savory recipes, make-ahead recipes that can be prepared on Saturday night, and more. No matter what kind of brunch spread you are hoping to put together, we have you covered with a wide variety of Easter brunch recipes. 

If you and yours enjoy a cocktail with brunch, be sure to check out The Best Champagne for Mimosas, including a classic mimosa recipe, from our friends at 

Easter Main Dishes

No holiday feast is complete without the centerpiece of the meal: the main dish! Easter ham is a traditional choice for the main dish, and for good reason. Salty, smoky, and perfectly seasoned ham is a great complement to many side dishes and perfect for feasting (not to mention that ham makes great leftovers). Perhaps you or your family aren't pork people; if that's the case, never fear. We have also included turkey and lamb recipes that are great for Easter lunch or dinner.

Side Dish Recipes

No Easter feast would be complete without show-stopping side dishes to go with ham or turkey. Below you will find classic Easter sides, such as scalloped potatoes and asparagus. We have also included a couple of simple recipes for glazed carrots and our reader-favorite boiled Brussels sprouts that will be effortless to prepare. Don't confine these delicious sides to dinner alone; any of these savory side dishes would also be a great addition to the Easter brunch recipes above. 

Easter Dessert Recipes

There's always room for dessert, especially on the holidays! Any of these Easter desserts will be the perfect sweet finish to your meal. For a traditional Easter dessert, we recommend Hot Cross Buns, but the carrot cake recipes below are also equally appropriate to celebrate spring. Check out all of the recipes below to find a few unexpected dessert options. 



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