Easter Recipes

The best collection of popular Easter recipes with Easter dinner menu favorites, classic brunch dishes, holiday leftover ideas, and more!

Whether you are planning a traditional holiday meal, want new ideas for classic dishes, or just need one more delicious Side Dish to add to your Easter Dinner menu, my collection of popular Easter Recipes is full of inspiration. I’ve also included favorite Brunch Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts, all perfect for celebrating this special occasion. I even included ideas to use up leftover Baked Ham! This recipe round-up is everything you need for the perfect Easter weekend. 

Easter Dinner Recipes

Traditionally a large roast, like a Baked Ham or Roast Leg of Lamb recipe, is the centerpiece of the Easter Dinner. An array of dishes made with spring veggies along with hearty potatoes are served along with the roast. 

Main Course Recipes

Easter is usually celebrated with a large feast, similar to Thanksgiving or Christmas, but instead of a roast turkey, it’s traditional to serve pork, beef, or lamb recipes.


HoneyBaked Ham (Copycat)

HoneyBaked Ham (Copycat) made with honey, sugar, and delicious spices is crispy, sweet, smoky, and delicious without the price tag!
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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze made with orange juice, honey, and spices is the PERFECT sweet and savory holiday dinner in 90 minutes!
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Roast Leg of Lamb

An easy, flavorful Roast Leg of Lamb is perfect for Easter Dinner this year. Tender bone in whole Leg of Lamb roast with fresh rosemary and garlic cloves.
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Lamb Chops

The best Lamb Chops recipe for easy, perfectly cooked lamb in 30 minutes.Tender lamb chops topped with a red wine, garlic, and thyme gravy.
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Crown Pork Roast

Delicious Crown Pork Roast recipe for a tender juicy rack of pork loin roasted with a cranberry apple stuffing. An impressive holiday dinner!
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Herb Crusted Pork Rib Roast

Herb Crusted Pork Rib Roast is a show stopping holiday main course or a wonderful weeknight meal with mustard and herb buttery breadcrumb crust.
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Perfect Garlic Prime Rib

Perfect Garlic Prime Rib made with a garlic, thyme and rosemary crust topped with a fresh citrus gremolata. The perfect show-stopping holiday meal!
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Easy Brisket with Caramelized Onions

Ultimate Beef Brisket with Caramelized Onions is a perfect main course for weeknight dinner or for a holiday party, with leftovers perfect for sandwiches!
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Brown Sugar Ham Steak

Brown Sugar Ham Steak that’s rich, sweet, and oven-baked. This recipe is so easy you don’t have to wait for the holidays to enjoy brown sugar ham.
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Braised Lamb Shanks

Braised Lamb Shanks are fall off the bone tender and surprisingly easy with garlic, beef broth, red wine, and thyme to flavor the meat.
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Brown Sugar Peach Baked Ham (w/ Bourbon option)

Brown Sugar Peach Baked Ham (w/ Bourbon option) is the perfect sweet, tender ham recipe with peach preserves, orange juice, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
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Delicious Potato Dishes

Roasted Baby Potatoes and Scalloped Potatoes are classic potato sides to serve with Easter dinner. Or try extra cheesy potatoes like Funeral Potatoes or a sweet potato dish like Melting Sweet Potatoes.


Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes made are the perfect side dish for the holidays or to bring to a potluck!
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Butter Steamed Baby Potatoes

Butter Steamed Baby Potatoes are super easy to make in one skillet on the stovetop. Enjoy buttery, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes in 35 minutes!
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Balsamic Garlic Roasted New Potatoes

Balsamic Garlic Roasted New Potatoes are the perfect savory side with baby potatoes roasted in balsamic vinegar, rosemary, and garlic.
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Melting Sweet Potatoes

Melting Sweet Potatoes are the ultimate comforting dish that literally melts in your mouth. It’s the perfect addition to your holiday table!
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Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes are the best holiday or potluck side dish. Tasty casserole with hash browns, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese and corn flakes topping.
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Scalloped Potato Bundt

Scalloped Potato Bundt is a classic cheesy potato dish with a twist. Thin potato slices layered in a bundt pan with parmesan cream sauce and cheddar cheese.
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Honey Roasted Apples and Potatoes

Honey Roasted Apples and Potatoes are an easy (yet impressive!), delicious side dish. Roasted russet potatoes and sweet apples with a honey butter lemon glaze.
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Vegetable Side Dishes

For your Easter menu planning, opt for delicious fresh garden veggies with the bright, herby flavors of spring! Roasted Carrots, Green Bean Bundles, and Creamed Spinach are all great choices.


Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots are the perfect vegetable side dish made in a skillet with extra sweetness from the honey glaze. Ready in just 15 minutes!
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Green Bean Bundles

Green Bean Bundles are a fancy side dish for Easter dinner. Fresh green beans wrapped in a slice of bacon, baked crispy with a buttery sauce.
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Parmesan Spinach Casserole

Spinach Casserole is an easy weeknight side dish with fresh spinach, butter, olive oil, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Make in 30 minutes!
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Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Easy Green Bean Casserole with green beans, mushroom soup, cheese and fried onions prepped in 5 minutes will make you skip the canned stuff.
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Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots with a touch of canola oil, cracked black pepper and Kosher salt makes the perfect side dish for a weeknight meal or a holiday crowd.
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Morton’s Steakhouse Creamed Spinach Recipe

Morton's Steakhouse Creamed Spinach (Copycat) is a decadent side ready in minutes, with fresh spinach, butter, garlic, and three cheeses.
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Indian Spiced Honey Roasted Carrots

Indian Spiced Honey Roasted Carrots are the perfect side easily roasted in the oven with garlic, ginger, garam masala, and honey.
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Creamed Peas And Onions

Creamed Onions And Peas made with peas, pearl onions, cream, and seasoning is the PERFECT side dish that’s ready in under 20 minutes!
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More Perfect Easter Sides

Switch up the cheesy potatoes for a Parmesan Risotto made with fresh spring peas, or indulge in beloved family dishes for the holidays like Baked Mac and Cheese. Don’t forget the basket of Dinner Rolls!


Parmesan Risotto

Parmesan Risotto is an Italian side dish perfect for Easter dinner. Creamy rice with lemon juice, spring peas, and Parmesan cheese.
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Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls

Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls are perfectly soft, buttery classic rolls with garlic powder, rosemary, oregano, and thyme for amazing flavor.
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Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

Baked Mac and Cheese is the ultimate classic side dish for any meal with three cheeses, perfect for the holidays and for BBQ’s!
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Wild Rice

Wild Rice is an easy side dish ready in under an hour. A healthier, tasty alternative to white rice, it's perfect filling side to your meal. 
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Italian Bread Recipe

Hearty Italian Bread is an easy recipe for beginning bakers to follow to get perfectly, filling bread with a crisp crust. Check it out!
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Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Lemon Ricotta Pasta is an easy weeknight dinner of tender pasta tossed in a creamy lemon ricotta sauce with Parmesan cheese and fresh lemon!
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Easter Brunch Dishes

From indulgent recipes like Cinnamon Rolls and Monkey Bread to healthy recipes like Fruit Salad and Quiche Lorraine, here are an array of dishes for the perfect Easter Brunch.


Easter Bread

Easter Bread is a classic recipe for the sweet festive braided wreath of yeast bread baked with colorful Easter eggs nestled in the dough!
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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are the ultimate melt in your mouth tender fluffy pancakes recipe made with fresh lemon juice and creamy ricotta.
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Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls in just one hour your whole family will love with buttery soft dough, classic cinnamon sugar, and cream cheese frosting.
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Easy Fruit Salad

Easy Fruit Salad recipe for a refreshing dish with assorted ripe fruits, fresh berries, and simple dressing made of citrus juice and honey.
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Lemon Blueberry Biscuits

Lemon Blueberry Biscuits are the perfect buttery sweet biscuit recipe with made fresh blueberries and lemon zest plus a tangy lemon glaze.
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Easy Spinach Quiche

Spinach Quiche is ready to bake in under 15 minutes with fresh spinach and jack cheese, the fancy sounding Quiche Florentine made EASY!
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Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine made with bacon, onions and swiss cheese in a flaky pie crust makes an easy breakfast or delicious brunch option for a crowd!
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Carrot Cake Monkey Bread

Carrot Cake Monkey Bread is the ultimate gooey pull-apart bread with fresh flavor from carrots and pineapples. It's a fantastic shareable party treat!
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Blueberry Lemon Cinnamon Rolls

Blueberry Lemon Cinnamon Rolls are soft, buttery, easy sweet rolls with fresh blueberries, cinnamon, and lemon zest with cream cheese icing.
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Eggs Benedict

Try our Eggs Benedict made with a foolproof vinegar-free poaching method with creamy hollandaise sauce and ham steaks on an English muffin!
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Easy Carrot Muffins

Easy Carrot Muffins are made with whole wheat flour, buttermilk, shredded carrots, cinnamon, and ginger for a tasty, healthy fall muffin!
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Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake without any overnight chilling is the perfect cross between a french toast bake and blueberry cream cheese danish.
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Starters and Appetizers for Easter

No holiday meal is complete without Deviled Eggs as an appetizer! In addition to classic appetizers, dishes like lemony Avgolemono Soup and fresh Watermelon Feta Salad are full of spring flavor to start your holiday meal.


Deviled eggs

Deviled eggs are a classic Southern recipe that are a must-have at any party made with mayonnaise, mustard and a dusting of paprika and chives.
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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze

Ham Balls are great way to use leftover ham! Easy Easter appetizers made with ground ham, pork, and a sweet, tangy brown sugar mustard glaze.
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Curried Egg Salad

Curried Egg Salad is the perfectly easy lunch recipe you can serve as a main dish over a salad or in a sandwich with a delicious curry mayo dressing.
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Grape Salad

Grape Salad is a classic easy potluck dessert that tastes like part fruit salad and part cheesecake with a crunchy brown sugar pecan topping.
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Greek Chicken and Rice Soup (Avgolemono)

Greek Chicken and Rice Soup (Avgolemono) is a traditional recipe with shredded chicken, long-grain rice, and an egg and lemon sauce made into an easy meal.
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Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad blends sweet and savory flavors with fresh watermelon, cucumber, mint, and feta cheese in a vinaigrette dressing!
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Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad

Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with almonds, feta, and an easy balsamic and olive oil dressing is the perfect side dish for a potluck or get together.
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Individual Carrot Souffles

These Individual Carrot Souffles are sturdier than most souffles but are creamy and soft. Slightly sweetened they make a delicious side dish to anything from BBQ dishes to Crusted Pork Loins.
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Dill Salmon Pasta Salad

Dill Salmon Pasta Salad is the ultimate refreshing salad with salmon, asparagus, fresh dill, tender pasta, and creamy, zesty lemon dressing.
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Classic Three Bean Salad Recipe

Classic Three Bean Salad with green beans, garbanzo beans and kidney beans tossed with a sweet and sour dressing is the perfect summer side.
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Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad is the perfect fresh and healthy dish with a homemade red wine vinaigrette over chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, and onions. 
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Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad is the perfect refreshing lunch with crunchy lettuce, creamy avocados, and it has plenty of protein with chicken breast, bacon, and boiled eggs.
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Easy Mulligatawny Soup

Easy Mulligatawny Soup is a savory Indian curry soup made with apples, carrots, rice, and chicken in a seasoned creamy broth, ready in 60 minutes!
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Tomato Bisque

Tomato Bisque is super silky smooth version of the classic tomato soup we all love with a finishing touch of heavy cream in less than an hour and no babysitting the pot!
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Delicious Easter Dessert Recipes

Just like vegetable side dishes, Easter dessert recipes take advantage of the bright flavors of a spring garden. From sweet carrot recipes like Classic Carrot Cake to bright Lemon Meringue Pie, these delicious desserts are sure to inspire the perfect ending to a perfect Easter Dinner Menu.


Ultimate Carrot Cake

Ultimate Carrot Cake with Carrot Cake Jam is a nut-free cake with pineapple, cream cheese frosting and the most amazing Carrot Cake Jam.
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Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie is the perfect tart, sweet dessert with flaky buttery pie crust, creamy lemon filling and fluffy toasted meringue topping.
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Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes

Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes are the perfect treat for your spring celebrations with tender vanilla cakes, creamy frosting, and cute candy eggs.
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Easter Chocolate Oreos

Easter Egg Chocolate Oreos made with Lemon Oreos dipped in white chocolate flavored with lemon extract and decorated with spring themed sprinkles for a fun Easter and spring themed treat!
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Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are soft and tender, topped with a sweet frosting just like the ones you love at the grocery store!
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Honey Lime Berry Fruit Salad

Honey Lime Berry Fruit Salad is the most refreshing salad ever with blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, tart apples, fresh mint, and honey.
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Almond Bundt Cake

Almond Bundt Cake is an easy, moist pound cake filled with almond flavor from almond extract, sliced almonds and dusted with powdered sugar.
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Carrot Cupcakes

Easy Carrot Cupcakes are sweet and moist spice cupcakes made with grated carrots, crushed pineapple, and chopped walnuts with fluffy cream cheese frosting.
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Lemon Cake Roll

Lemon Cake Roll is a delicious, lemony rolled cake filled with a sweet cream. This gorgeous, tasty dessert is super easy to make and perfect for Easter!
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Strawberry Pavlova is a beautiful and romantic dessert with a meringue base, homemade whipped cream, and delicious strawberry topping.
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Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars are two tasty desserts in one bite. Easy homemade carrot cake with walnuts and a creamy cheesecake swirl, ready in just an hour!
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Ideas for Leftover Ham

Even after everyone has seconds and thirds, there are always plenty of Baked Ham leftovers! Enjoy these holiday leftovers in delicious recipes like Ham Salad, Ham and White Beans Soup, or Scalloped Potatoes and Ham.


Ham Salad

Ham Salad is a yummy appetizer or sandwich filling (perfect for leftovers!) made with diced ham, relish, celery, and mayonnaise in 5 minutes!
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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Easy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham is the best recipe for leftover ham during the holidays. Creamy, cheesy potato casserole with sliced ham and cheddar cheese!
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Ham and Bean Soup

Ham and Bean Soup is a fast and easy recipe for leftover ham using ingredients you have on hand, ready in one hour!
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Ultimate Ham Sandwich

Ultimate Ham Sandwich is a simple recipe for the perfect combination of ham, cheddar cheese, spread and veggies on toasted slices of bread.
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Ham and Cheese Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Ham and Cheese Croissant Breakfast Casserole will be your new go-to breakfast bake perfect for holidays, brunch, or even dinner. Ready in about an hour!
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Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad

Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad is a simple but delicious creamy dish made with peas, ham, onion and cheddar cheese in a lemon and mayo dressing.
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The best collection of popular Easter recipes with Easter dinner menu favorites, classic brunch dishes, holiday leftover ideas, and more!

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Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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