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, Jalapeño 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?