135 Favorite Easter Recipes

Easter Recipes

Wow, is Easter early this year… it’s only 10 days away, yet I still see snowflakes flying around! Does your family have any Easter traditions? A big brunch… a casual get together… an Easter egg hunt for the kids… typical ham, potatoes, and traditional side dishes? My grandma always baked some special things at Easter, so my mom and I will be making those together before the holiday. I’ll be sharing a few new Easter-themed recipes next week, but I wanted to kick things off with a round up of some of my favorite Easter foods. You’ll find ideas for breakfasts, brunches, appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. If you’re putting together a menu this weekend, I think you’ll find some great ideas in the list below. Enjoy!


Blackberry Gin Fizz Float
Bourbon Slush
Classic Lemonade
Ginger-Tea Lemonade
White Sangria


Apple Fritter Doughnuts
Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Scones
Bacon and Cheese Quiche Tart
Baked French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping
Banana Muffins
Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Blueberry Buttermilk Scones
Blueberry Crumb Cake
Blueberry Muffins
Buttermilk Biscuits
Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Puff Pastry Tarts
Cheddar, Jalapeรฑo and Chive Biscuits
Cheesy Sausage Spinach Breakfast Casserole
Cinnamon-Almond French Toast
Cinnamon Roll Biscuits
Cinnamon-Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
Cinnamon-Sugar Scones
Coffeecake Muffins
Cranberry Orange Scones
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
Danish Braid
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Monkey Bread
New York-Style Crumb Cake
Orange Berry Muffins
Quiche Lorraine Scones
Rhubarb Crumb Cake
Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Sticky Buns


Bacon and Cheese Easter Bread
Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls
Garlic Knots
Hot Cross Buns
Italian Easter Bread
Sweet Dinner Rolls


Artichoke Spinach Dip
Baked Asiago and Caramelized Onion Hummus
Chicken Spread
Cucumber-Tomato Bruschetta in Phyllo Cups
Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Fruit Dip
Mango-Pineapple Salsa
Pigu (an old family recipe!)
Polenta Pizza
Shrimp Nacho Bites
World’s Best Pimento Cheese Ball

Side Dishes

Antipasto Salad
Bacon and Mushroom Potato Gratin
Best Ever Potato Salad
Broccoli Salad
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin
Chinese Coleslaw
Creamy Cucumber Salad
Creamy, Lighter Macaroni Salad
Deviled Eggs
Egg Salad
Italian Pasta Salad
Mrs. Waterman’s Stuffed Mushrooms
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette
Scalloped Potatoes
The Signature Salad
Waldorf Salad
Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon, Mushrooms & Hard-Boiled Eggs


Angel Food Cake
Apple-Pecan Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Filling & Praline Frosting
Black Forest Cake
Black and White Chocolate Cake
Blueberry Boy Bait
Blueberry-Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake
Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Espresso Cheesecake
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
German Chocolate Cake
Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte
Homemade Rum Cake
Honey Cake
Honey-Vanilla Sour Cream Pound Cake
Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake
Perfect Party Cake
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Rainbow Cake
Russian Pound Cake
Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Roll
Strawberry Mirror Cake
Tres Leches Cake

Cookies and Bars

Almond Lace Cookies
Blackberry Pie Bars
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
Filled Raisin Cookies
Lemon Bars
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Lemon Burst Cookies
Macadamia Nut, Coconut & White Chocolate Blondies
Orange Cookies with Sweet Orange Glaze
Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies
Raspberry Streusel Bars


Ambrosia Cupcakes
Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Pastry Cream
Hummingbird Cupcakes
Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes
Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream
Tiramisu Cupcakes

Pies and Tarts

Banana Cream Pie
Blueberry Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Fresh Fruit Tart with Pastry Cream
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Key Lime Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Orange Cream Tart
Rhubarb-Pie Tartlets
Strawberry Cream Cheese Crumble Tart
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Strawberry Tart

More Desserts

Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad
Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs
No-Bake Banana Split Dessert
Rainbow Ribbon Jello

What’s on your Easter menu this year?


20 Responses to “135 Favorite Easter Recipes”

  1. Holiday Baker Man on March 21, 2013 at 12:48 am

    I love the covershot cookies! Well done


  2. Ellen on March 21, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Such pretty egg cookies! I am thinking I may make some pink eggs too-and try my hand at a recipe I made a while back that uses pickled beets to dye them:


  3. Leia on March 21, 2013 at 8:04 am


    I would love it if you would have a category of your family recipes. The ones you have posted are amazing and I think it would be great to be able to find them in one spot. I especially love the photos of recipes written out by your grandmother. So sweet.


    • Michelle on March 26th, 2013 at 12:24 am

      Hi Leia, Thank you for the suggestion!


  4. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersj on March 21, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Wow, that’s a lot of recipes! Another evening of checking them all all out before bed! Then I can dream of cookies, cupcakes and hot cross buns! It’s going to be a good night! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. marie @ little kitchie on March 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

    This is pretty amazing list! Thanks for all the great ideas!


  6. Kristi on March 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Because nothing says Easter like shrimp nachos and rainbow cake. Maybe just a round up of round ups next time, because those are even better.


  7. Kathy on March 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Great list! I always find such great ideas when you do posts like these! Thanks!


  8. Laura Dembowski on March 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    So many great recipes! We dye Easter eggs and just take time to relax and enjoy life to celebrate. I do wish the weather would get way nicer.


  9. Katie @ Blonde Ambition on March 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    This is quite the list! Last year, I made your Bacon & Cheese Easter Bread for easter ๐Ÿ™‚ Every year, my dad makes his famous Chili Egg Puff, which is a spicy egg bake – kind of like a frittata with chiles instead of, um, real vegetables haha.


  10. Emma on March 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks for making another great list, you are right about Easter being early, the snow is still falling here in Scotland, my car is snowed in!!! My Nan always made a traditional simnel cake for the family at Easter. She is 92 now and can no longer cope with baking, that and I live at the other end of the country, so I was going to make some simnel cupcakes and send them down to her. A cake would be far too much for her!! Thanks for sharing another wonderful list.


  11. Irina on March 21, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for the lovely list! I’m wondering if you have have ever made more or less traditional Easter bread. I’m not Christian but my husband is and so I cook on Christian holidays as well. Typically whatever fancy stuff I want but I try to make it specific to the occasion more or less. Last year I made Easter bread. The recipe was v similar to Challah but w lemon zest and maybe something else. It was quite gross ๐Ÿ™ Growing up, our Russian orthodox neighbors made great Easter bread but I don’t have a recipe. Called it “babka”. Just wondering if you have a traditional Easter bread recipe you like and could share


    • Michelle on March 26th, 2013 at 12:31 am

      Hi Irina, I made an Italian Easter Bread, which I have linked to in the list above. I’ll also be posting a Polish Easter bread (Paska) this week.


  12. Anne on March 21, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I’m sorry the new format doesn’t include the commentary about the recipe and whatever is going on around you.


  13. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen on March 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Mmm these cookies are beautiful! I really could go for some orange cookies or banana cream pie! MMmm ๐Ÿ™‚ What a great round up!


  14. Frances on March 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    It is nice that your Mom and you will be making your grandmas recipes together. To me this is what Easter and holidays are about sharing and passing down your culture through family recipes. I know along the way we add new recipes but these old time favorites that I made with my kids they now make with their children. As I enjoy these recipes I remember the family that has long since passed away who taught me to cook and bake from my Mom, sisters and aunts. Happy Easter and Enjoy all of the time you spend with loved ones.


  15. Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture on March 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Wow- that is an incredible list! Thanks so much! I love that you have a bunch of great cupcake flavors too. I’m going to wrap them in our Easter Bunny Cupcake Wrappers here http://www.bellacupcakecouture.com/item_136/Pretty-Easter-Cupcake-Wrappers–Bunny-Chick–includes-12.htm. Thanks so much!

    I’d love to partner with you sometime on a post. love all that you do!


  16. Kampot Pepper Asia on March 27, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Easter is a time when the stomach is subjected to strain. A little advice dont forget to pepper with a good pepper as Kampot pepper. Indeed, fresh ground black pepper has beneficial effects on health, especially digestion. In more, this pepper is very fragrant. Happy Easter!


  17. Evie Tracy on April 11, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Great suggestions for making Easter fun! Besides, the normal egg and various egg recipes, we can make Easter celebration a little more special with above mentioned healthy and delicious Easter recipes.


  18. Ugo Colombo on April 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you for providing links to all these Easter recipes. They all seem so delicious.


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