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!
Classic Deviled Eggs | Photo Credit: Elena Shashkina/Shutterstock
Carrot Puff | Photo Credit: Elzbieta Sekowska/Shutterstock
- Hot Cross Buns (a Good Friday tradition)
- Italian Easter Bread (a sweet bread)
- Lambropsomo (Greek Easter Bread)
Lambropsomo | Photo Credit: Pasta/Shutterstock
The only thing better than Easter dinner is the dessert that comes after it! Here are a few of our favorite Easter dessert recipes.
- Love’s Lemon Cake
- Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
- Prize Coconut Cake
- Carrot Cupcakes With Cream-Cheese Frosting
- Best Ever Carrot Cake
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 | 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 Easter Egg
If you make any of these Easter recipes, let us know how they turn out! Happy Easter!