Here at the Almanac, cooking and baking is a source of comfort and calm. This year, our Easter recipes are a little simpler but just as delicious. We’ll also have time to bake a festive Easter bread! See our list of Easter dinner ideas as well as egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas!
Easter 2020 is celebrated on Sunday, April 12. See our “When is Easter” page to learn how the date is determined!
We realize that it may be a difficult Easter for a lot of folks this year. From all of us here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we hope you are able to get together with your loved ones (if only virtually) and enjoy the holiday despite this trying time.
Let the recipes below provide inspiration. Think spring—yellows, bright orange, light green, and pretty pinks!
2 Easter Appetizers
Start the meal off right with these tasty apps!
Deviled eggs are a quick and easy appetizer that anyone can make—it’s as simple as boiling water! Plus, these savory treats are packed with protein and flavor.
This prosciutto-asparagus recipe is always a hit. If you do have any left over, serve it chilled.
2 Easter Soups
A spring soup ought to be refreshing and use the vegetables of the season, like peas and asparagus.
Even when made with frozen peas, this soup has fresh-from-the-garden flavor. Of course, fresh peas will also work nicely, if you’re lucky enough to have some.
Unpeeled red radishes are cooked and then puréed to create a creamy soup with a delicate pink blush.
2 Easter Salads
In our opinion, a good salad has a balance of different textures and flavors. These three recipes were designed with that in mind!
Not your usual spinach salad, but a winning combination of strawberries and spinach tossed with a crunchy sweet-sour poppy-seed dressing.
A refreshing and nutritious salad of spring vegetables that will impress your guests time and again.
2 Easter Main Dishes
This is a wonderful baked ham recipe with a glaze which adds flavor and shine. It’s just like the ham our families made for the holidays—moist with a sweet and spicy taste.
(Cloves are optional but add flavor and a festive look!)
Packed with scallops and asparagus, this risotto makes the perfect spring meal guaranteed to impress without spending hours in the kitchen. If you don’t eat scallops or simply looking for earthy flavors, simply substitute the scallops with mushrooms.
5 Easter Side Dish Options
Scalloped Potatoes (Great with ham!)
3 Easter Breads
Hot Cross Buns (a Good Friday tradition)
Italian Easter Bread (a sweet bread)
Lambropsomo (Greek Easter Bread)
4 Easter Dessert Options
The only thing better than Easter dinner is the dessert that comes after it! Here are a few of our favorite Easter dessert recipes.
5 Easter Brunch Recipes
Eggs are a symbol of fertility and spring renewal across many cultures. Here are a few egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas.
This stuffed French toast makes a hearty breakfast with protein and fruit filling! Mix it up for a special morning!
Dyeing Easter Eggs
To make easy (and edible) Easter decorations, consider dyeing eggs with ingredients from the pantry!
If you make any of these Easter recipes, let us know how they turn out! Happy Easter!