Our Best Easter Recipes: Dinner, Dessert, and Brunch Ideas!

Easter Dinner, Dessert, and Brunch Recipes

March 27, 2018
Carrot Cupcakes
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Discover our best Easter dinner recipes—from ham to lamb—as well as Easter breads, deviled egg appetizers, seasonal sides (from asparagus tart to carrot puff), and Easter cakes (from carrot cake to lovely lemon). You’ll also find delicious Easter brunch ideas!

Did you know that ​Easter is called a “moveable feast”? This is because the date of Easter can change by up to a month. See our “When is Easter” page to learn more.

For many people, Easter weekend centers around a large dinner.

For our Easter menu, we usually enjoy an Easter ham or tender lamb with lots of fresh herbs.

For starts, sides, and desserts, we feature everything that says spring! Think yellow eggs, bright orange carrots, light green asparagus, and tangy pink rhubarb!


Deviled Eggs
Classic Deviled Eggs | Photo Credit: Elena Shashkina/Shutterstock

Main Dishes

Rosemary Lamb

Yummy Sides

Carrot puff or souffle
Carrot Puff | Photo Credit: Elzbieta Sekowska/Shutterstock

Easter Breads

Lambropsomo | Photo Credit: Pasta/Shutterstock

Easter Desserts

The only thing better than Easter dinner is the dessert that comes after it! Here are a few of our favorite Easter dessert recipes.

Best Ever Carrot Cake for Easter Dessert
Best Ever Carrot Cake | Photo Credit: Charles Brutlag/Shutterstock

Easter Brunch Recipes

Eggs are a symbol of fertility and spring renewal across many cultures. Enjoy these egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas.

Asparagus frittata
Asparagus Frittata | Photo Credit: zi3000/Shutterstock

Glazed Lemon-Coconut Loaf | Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Dyeing Easter Eggs

To make easy (and edible) Easter decorations, consider dyeing eggs with ingredients from the pantry!

Dyed eggs
Dyed Easter Egg

If you make any of these Easter recipes, let us know how they turn out! Happy Easter!

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Carrot Puff

I am so thrilled to get this carrot recipe. I haven't baked it yet but will be trying it soon. Thank you!