85 Favorite Easter Recipes

I can’t believe that Easter is already less than a week away! I guess it snuck up on me since I had been away, plus it was so late last year, but ready or not, it’s here. 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, and this will be the first year she’s not with us. I am planning to make a few of her specialties for our family dinner, and will definitely be sharing them here! Aside from the recipes I’ll be sharing this week, I’ve also rounded up some of my favorite foods for Easter breakfasts, brunches, appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. If you’re putting together a menu this week, I think you’ll find some great ideas in the list below. Enjoy browsing!

Drinks

Classic Lemonade
Ginger-Tea Lemonade
White Sangria

Breakfast/Brunch

Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Scones
Baked Doughnuts with Cinnamon-Sugar
Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Blueberry Buttermilk Scones
Blueberry Crumb Cake
Blueberry Muffins
Buttermilk Biscuits
Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Puff Pastry Tarts
Cinnamon-Sugar Scones
Coffeecake Muffins
Cranberry Orange Scones
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
Croissants
Danish Braid
Fruit and Almond Granola
Hot Cross Buns
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Monkey Bread
New York-Style Crumb Cake
Orange Berry Muffins
Rhubarb Crumb Cake
Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Appetizers

Artichoke Spinach Dip
Baked Asiago and Caramelized Onion Hummus
Chicken Spread
Cucumber-Tomato Bruschetta in Phyllo Cups
Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Fruit Dip
Pigu (an old family recipe!)

Side Dishes

Antipasto Salad
Best Ever Potato Salad
Broccoli Salad
Creamy Cucumber Salad
Creamy, Lighter Macaroni Salad
Deviled Eggs
Egg Salad
Italian Pasta Salad
Panzanella
Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Signature Salad

Cakes

Angel Food Cake
Black and White Chocolate Cake
Blueberry Boy Bait
Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Espresso Cheesecake
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte
Honey Cake
Honey-Vanilla Sour Cream Pound Cake
Pavlova
Perfect Party Cake
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Rainbow Cake
Strawberry Mirror Cake
Tres Leches Cake

Cookies and Bars

Blackberry Pie Bars
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Congo Bars
Date Bars
Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
Lemon Bars
Lemon Burst Cookies
Madeleines
Peach Crumb Bars
Pizzelle
Raspberry Streusel Bars
Strawberry Pretzel Squares

Cupcakes

Ambrosia Cupcakes
Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Pastry Cream
Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes
Margarita Cupcakes
Tiramisu Cupcakes

Pies and Tarts

Banana Cream Pie
Blueberry Pie
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Orange Cream Tart
Rhubarb-Pie Tartlets
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Strawberry Tart

What is on your Easter menu this year?