Easter Recipes

A collection of all the best recipes to help you plan your Easter festivities, from brunch to appetizers, to sides, main dish ideas and desserts!

OUR TOP PICKS

Honey Glazed Ham

4 hours 10 minutes

5 from 17 votes

Deviled Eggs

35 minutes

5 from 40 votes

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

20 minutes

5 from 524 votes

Homemade Dinner Rolls

2 hours 40 minutes

5 from 233 votes

EASTER DINNER MENU

Are you in charge or helping with the Easter dinner this year? If so, here are some tips in helping you plan the holiday menu.

Easter Appetizers Plan for each guest to have 4-6 appetizers. Also, provide a variety of hot and cold, savory and sweet, light and heavy appetizers.

Be sure to check out our collection of Easter Appetizers.

Easter Sides: Plan to have 3-4 different sides for 6 or fewer guests. Add another side dish for every 5 more guests.

Be sure to check out our collection of Easter Side Dishes.

Main Course: Plan to serve 6 ounces per person if you are serving one main dish. If you have more than one main course plan for 8 oz total per person.

Check out our collection of Easter Dinner Ideas.

Dessert: Plan to have at least 2 dessert choices for every 10 guests. I always have at least one chocolate dessert and one fruit based dessert.

Be sure to check out our collection of Easter Desserts.

MOST POPULAR

Easter Desserts

Monkey Bread Muffins

19 minutes

5 from 4 votes

Spritz Cookies

21 minutes

4.94 from 63 votes

Cream Cheese Mints

2 hours 20 minutes

4.78 from 27 votes

Butter Mints

12 minutes

4.96 from 22 votes

EASTER DESSERT TIPS

Be sure to check out all of our Easter Desserts before you start planning.

Setting up a dessert table: The dessert table design should be just as pleasing to look at as the desserts are to eat.

  • Use a backdrop: drape curtains/fabric, balloons, a window with a view, even a plain wall can make colors pop.
  • Incorporate height with tiered cake stands. You can also add height by placing bowls and platters on some type of solid base.
  • Flowers are always a nice accent to a dessert table

MORE TIPS:

  • Many desserts can be MADE AHEAD OF TIME, and leftovers can often be kept in the freezer. See  the individual posts for more details.
  • Desserts are a very easy item to delegate when guests ask what they can bring.

READER FAVORITE

Easter Brunch Recipes

Biscuit Egg Casserole

30 minutes

4.96 from 225 votes

Ham and Cheese Quiche

1 hour 20 minutes

5 from 12 votes

Coffee Cake

55 minutes

4.98 from 1044 votes

Breakfast Strata Recipe

55 minutes

4.92 from 34 votes

PLANNING EASTER BRUNCH

What is a good time to serve brunch? Brunch usually starts between 9 and 10 am. Once you get to 11am you can skip the “br” and just serve lunch.

Prep ahead of time: Unlike hosting a dinner, brunch means that you don’t have all day to prepare. Getting things done ahead of time will make the morning go more smoothly.

  • Get your grocery shopping done early. Not only will you beat the crowds, but you don’t risk the store being out of a needed item.
  • Clean the house!
  • Decorate and set up tables the night before.
  • Prep any food items the day before.

Check out our Easter Brunch Recipes post for more tips and recipes.

MOST POPULAR

EASTER SIDES

Best Mashed Potatoes

5 from 98 votes

Homemade Mac and Cheese

40 minutes

4.99 from 111 votes

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

40 minutes

5 from 81 votes

Creamed Corn

20 minutes

5 from 43 votes

TIPS FOR CHOOSING your sides

Once you have your main dish selected you can start planning sides, but with so many options, how do you do it?

  • Use seasonal ingredients they’re often fresh and cost effective. 
  • Complete the meal using at least one of each of the following vegetables, starch and salad.
  • Include sides that can be made or prepped ahead of time.
  • Mix in new and unique with tried and true. Once you have the traditional starch, veggie and salad recipes picked out go ahead and add something new. 
  • For 6 or fewer guests have 3-4 different sides, then add one more side for every 5 guests. 

Check out our Easter side dishes post for more tips and recipes!

MOST POPULAR

EASTER COLLECTIONS

Most Popular Easter Desserts

35 minutes

5 from 6 votes

Easter Side Dishes

4 hours 15 minutes

5 from 6 votes

Newest Easter

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

48 minutes

4.99 from 55 votes

Monkey Bread Muffins

19 minutes

5 from 4 votes

Spritz Cookies

21 minutes

4.94 from 63 votes

Cream Cheese Mints

2 hours 20 minutes

4.78 from 27 votes

Butter Mints

12 minutes

4.96 from 22 votes

Potatoes Au Gratin

1 hour 55 minutes

5 from 11 votes

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

35 minutes

5 from 34 votes

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

20 minutes

5 from 524 votes

CrockPot Green Bean Casserole

4 hours 5 minutes

5 from 14 votes

Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes

4 hours 15 minutes

4.99 from 67 votes

Green Bean Casserole

30 minutes

5 from 22 votes