From deviled eggs to perfect Easter ham to gorgeous braided Easter breads, browse our favorite recipes for this all-important Christian feast day. Not only do we have Easter dinner covered but also we have some egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas if that’s more your speed. Think spring—starting with yellow eggs, orange carrots, light green peas and asparagus, and pretty pink rhubarb.
Easter 2023 will be celebrated on Sunday, April 9! From all of us here at
The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we hope you are able to get together with your loved ones and enjoy the holiday. See the meaning of Easter and why its date changes so dramatically each year. Easter Appetizers
Start the meal off right! Here are two delicious appetizer options.
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.
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This prosciutto-asparagus recipe is always a hit. If you do have any left over, serve it chilled.
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If you’d like to serve soup, choose a recipe which highlights the flavor of early spring vegetables—in this case, green pea and pink radish.
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.
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Unpeeled red radishes are cooked and then puréed to create a creamy soup with a delicate pink blush.
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In our opinion, a good salad has a balance of different textures and flavors. Here are two options:
Not your usual spinach salad, but a winning combination of strawberries and spinach tossed with a crunchy sweet-sour poppy-seed dressing.
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A refreshing and nutritious salad of spring vegetables that will impress your guests time and again.
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We enjoy the traditional Easter ham but here are two other options for a special feast.
This is a wonderful baked ham recipe with a flavorful glossy glaze—so it’s moist with a sweet and spicy taste. (Cloves are optional.)
The fragrance of sweet maple, tangy mustard, and lively ginger comes together for a flavorful dish.
This wonderful way to prepare Easter lamb for a special occasion. Note that you’ll need to marinate for a few hours or overnight.
Easter Side Dish Options
No Easter rabbits allowed! Everyone loves this carrot soufflé (even folks who don’t eat carrots!). It’s sweet, silky, light, and colorful.
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The only thing better than Easter dinner is the dessert that comes after it! Here are three of our favorites. Find all of our divine Easter dessert recipes on Almanac.com!
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Eggs are a symbol of fertility and spring renewal across many cultures. Here are a few egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas.
Photo credit: zi3000/Shutterstock 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!