Easter Recipe Ideas

Easter has really caught me a bit by surprise this year. It’s early and I’m late getting my Easter Feasting in order. I’ve gathered up a collection of festive Easter recipes for dinner, brunch or family fun to get my cooking and entertaining inspiration started!

I did a similar collection for Christmas, that offers some more great brunch recipes that would work equally well at Easter. There’s a link to my Holiday Brunch Recipe ideas at the end of this post!

Main Dishes

Tangerine-glazed Easter Ham with Baby Carrots (Food Network)

Ham with Pineapple (All Recipes)

Honey Glazed Hams (All Recipes)
Glazed Ham (All Recipes)
Maple Peach Glazed Ham (Food Network)
Glazed Smoked Ham (Food Network)
Old Fashioned Ham with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze (Epicurious)
Glazed Ham with Orange Cranberry Sauce (Canadian Living)
Apricot Glazed Spiral Ham (Canadian Living)
Prosciutto Asparagus Chicken Roulades (Canadian Living)
Grainy Mustard Glazed Ham (Food Network)
Apple Glazed Roasted Ham (Food Network)

Side Dishes

Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad (All Recipes)

Perfect Hash Browns (Food Network)

Scalloped Potatoes Gratin
(Food Network)
Roasted Asparagus (Food Network)
Sugared Asparagus (All Recipes)
Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter (All Recipes)
Roasted Red New Potatoes with Sweet Paprika Butter and Parsley (Food Network)
Savory Spinach and Artichoke Bread Pudding (Food Network)
Spinach Salad with Oranges and Almonds (Epicurious)
Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Asparagus Strudel (Canadian Living)
Spring Salad Cups with Tarragon Dressing (Canadian Living)
Two-Toned Mashed Potato Crisp (Canadian Living)

Brunch Recipes

Baked French Toast (Food Network)

Ham Cheese and Spinach Strata (Family Fun)

Royal Ham and Eggs (Family Fun)

Elsa’s Ham and Asparagus Toasts (Food Network)

Raisin Buttermilk Coffee Cake (All Recipes)

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake (All Recipes)

Cast Iron Home Fries (Food Network)
Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon and Spinach (Food Network)
Mini Frittatas (Food Network)
Pecan Waffles with Roasted Pecan and Banana Syrup (Food Network)
Mini Orange Crumble Top Muffins with Orange Butter (Food Network)
Glazed Lemon Scones (Family Fun)
Eggs with Cream, Spinach and Ham (Epicurious)
Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Food Network)


Bloody Mary’s
(Food Network)
Spiked Iced Cappuccino (Food Network)
Grand Mimosas (Food Network)


Raspberry Lemon Easter Cake (Food Network)

Paula’s Lemon Cake (Food Network)

Coconut Cake with 7-minute Icing (Food Network)

Strawberry Torte (All Recipes)

Coconut Cream Cake (All Recipes)

Easy Pavolva (All Recipes)

Lemon Icebox Cake (All Recipes)
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread (Food Network)
Spring Celebration Cake (Canadian Living)
Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Sauce (Canadian Living)
Lemon Mousse Cake (Food Network)
Layered Lemon Cakes (Food Network)
Carrot Cake (All Recipes)


How to Make Marshmallow Chicks (All Recipes)

Cute Egg Chicks (All Recipes)

Easter Lamb Cake (All Recipes)

Easter Basket Cake (All Recipes)

Easter Bunny Cake (All Recipes)

Easter Basket Cake (Family Fun)

Easter Bunny Cupcakes (Family Fun)

Flower Power Cake (Family Fun)

Easter Egg Hunt Cake (Canadian Living)
Homemade Marshmallows (Food Network) or Homemade Orange Blossom Marshmallows


Braided Easter Egg Bread (All Recipes)

Sweet Dinner Rolls (All Recipes)
Almond Orange Apricot Crescent Rolls (Food Network)
Banana Walnut Bread Pudding with Buttery Rum Sauce (Food Network)
Greek Easter Bread (Canadian Living)
Hot Cross Buns (Food and Whine)
You’ll find more Holiday Brunch Ideas in an entry from this past Christmas »


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