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!


Classic Lemonade
Ginger-Tea Lemonade
White Sangria


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
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


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
Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Signature Salad


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
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
Peach Crumb Bars
Raspberry Streusel Bars
Strawberry Pretzel Squares


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?


14 Responses to “85 Favorite Easter Recipes”

  1. Villy @ For the love of Feeding on April 2, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Our Easter (Greek) is actually next week, and it’s a BIG deal for us, full of traditions. We typically prepare a whole lamb on the spit, cooked outdoors for plenty of hours, with traditional folk music on the background!
    I wish you a wonderful Easter with your family!! 😀


  2. Cookin' Canuck on April 2, 2012 at 9:47 am

    There are so many fantastic ideas on here, Michelle! A big Easter brunch is one of my favorite things about the day. Your bacon and cheddar scones would be great!


  3. Maria on April 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Great recipe round up! I can’t believe Easter is on Sunday!


  4. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Pepper on April 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

    YOu gave me a lot of reading to do! Love the recipe round-up! Have a great week!


  5. Kaitlin on April 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Wow, this is quite the round up! Awesome, thanks!


  6. carol on April 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

    We switch from traditional Italian and Polish dishes. such a feast from both sides! Keilbsa , ham, pierogi,horseradish salads desserts too many to name. From the Italian side eggplant parmasean Brazoul (stuffed braised flank steak rollls,mannicotti ghoncci ect. The key is homemade from scrathch, including horseradish and manicotti crepes This year I `m doing a combo of both!


  7. Nancy @ CouponClippingCook on April 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Another post of yours I’m bookmarking! So many great recipes. The easter egg cookies are so beautiful too!


  8. Nicole on April 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    So many great recipes. Thank you for sharing. Beautiful cookies. I’ll be thinking of you and your family this Easter.

    I have a question for you that is not related to recipes, I see in the right hand corner the Rosetta Stone from Amazon.
    My son will be going into the 9th grade and has been begging me to purchase this for him because he wants to learn Italian. By chance have you used this program, or is it just an advertisement. I think I am going to purchase it for him so he can learn the language this summer. We don’t offer Italian at our high school just Spanish which he will also learn.
    Thanks again for all the great recipes!! 🙂


    • julieA on April 2nd, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      I can answer for you, hope you don’t mind (I’m not Michelle, lol). The ads are unique to each of us, based on our browsing histories. You may see the Rosetta Stone ad because you may have searched for it at some point, or something similar. I see other things, geared more to my interests. Hope this helps!


    • Michelle on April 4th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Hi Nicole, That is just a rotating Amazon ad. I have not used Rosetta Stone, but my mom used it for work, and I think she really liked it!


  9. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes on April 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    These all look like great recipes to try! Easter is really sneaking up on me this year, too!


  10. Traci on April 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    You just made my Easter! Thank you for all of the great ideas!


  11. Tina From Pa on April 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Hey where’s the Nut Roll? I know you cann’t please them all! Super list of great recipes!


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