Flowers are starting to bloom, temperatures are rising and spring is in the air! These are the days you especially love enjoying time outside with your family. It’s also the time of year that many observe the Easter holiday. From backyard Easter egg hunts and baskets filled with treats to quality time with the people you love most and, of course, some delicious meals, there’s so much to look forward to.
What’s on your Easter menu this year? If you’re not quite sure and looking for some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog, you’ll find easy Easter recipes you could make for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and dessert, too) to help you plan for the holiday.
What are we waiting for? Let’s dig into the recipe ideas!
Easy Easter Breakfast
Easter Bunny Pancake Breakfast
What reminds us of Easter more than bunny decorations or even foods shaped like the adorable fluffy-tailed animals? That’s why this pancake dish is the perfect recipe to start your holiday. And it’s so easy to make! Start by preparing your favorite pancake mix or homemade recipe. Then, for each Easter Bunny Pancake Breakfast serving, you’ll need to make one medium-sized pancake for the body, one small pancake for the head and two mini-sized ones for the little bunny feet.
Next, it’s time to assemble. Halved banana pieces make the ears and strawberry slices with mini chocolate chips are the perfect way to create the bottom of your bunny’s feet. And you can’t forget the tail! A small topping of whipped cream gives you a fluffy bunny tail for the finishing touch.
Ham & Spinach Frittata
For our second easy Easter recipe for breakfast, we’re featuring two of the most iconic foods of the holiday - eggs and ham. This simple and delicious Ham & Spinach Frittata is made with seven ingredients (plus a little olive oil, salt and pepper), so it’s pretty low-cost to make as well. And it’ll taste great with your pancake breakfast if you want to serve them together!
If you do plan to make both of these dishes, we recommend starting your breakfast prep with this frittata as it takes longer to cook than the pancakes and should stay warm in the cast iron skillet if it ends up being finished first. Just carefully place a piece of tin foil over top while you put the finishing touches on your bunny pancakes.
Easy Easter Lunch
Easter Egg Salad
You now have a couple of easy Easter recipes for breakfast, so let’s move onto lunchtime! Like we mentioned above, eggs are one of the first foods you think of for Easter. So, why not enjoy a little egg salad for lunch? Our recipe for Easter Egg Salad is a festive take on the simple sandwich.
First, you’ll prepare your batch of egg salad as your normally would. Let that refrigerate until you’re ready for lunch. Then, when that time comes, divide the egg salad into four bowls and add some drops of different food colorings to create your favorite Easter egg colors.
Next, assemble your sandwiches on toasted or untoasted bread along with your favorite sandwich toppings. For instance, lettuce, tomato and bacon are three options that you may want to try!
Ham, Cheese & Pineapple Panini
With this second lunchtime dish, we’re again featuring the Easter favorite meat in this Ham, Cheese & Pineapple Panini. Don’t have a panini press at home? That doesn’t mean you can’t still make this tasty sandwich. In lieu of a panini press, use a grill pan on the stove and apply some pressure with a spatula while cooking. That’ll give you a similar result!
Now, let’s go into detail on what’s all in this flavorful main dish. Here’s what you may need to add to your grocery shopping list:
- Fresh pineapple
- Red onion
- Gouda cheese
- Honey roasted ham
You’ll also need some butter for the bread and ground curry to season the pineapple slices. And once you have all of your ingredients, check out our recipe portal to get the step-by-step directions to make this flavor-packed sandwich!
Easy Easter Dinner
Easter Sheet Pan Ham Dinner
With breakfast and lunch covered, you now need some inspiration for your holiday dinner. Let’s kick things off with an easy Easter recipe that can be prepared entirely on two sheet pans. That’s right! Your entire meal - entrée, sides and even rolls, baked and ready to enjoy using only sheet pans in the oven. That’s pretty much the definition of “easy”; don’t you think?
This Easter Sheet Pan Ham Dinner recipe features ham steaks, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, pineapple, rolls and a couple of seasonings. And after six simple steps and 50 minutes or less between prep time and cooking time, this dish is not only easy to prepare, it’s also fairly quick to make and gives you a delicious holiday meal to share with your family.
Cheesy Chicken & Asparagus Pasta
Looking for a dish for the springtime holiday that doesn’t have ham in it? This Cheesy Chicken & Asparagus Pasta may be the perfect option. Ready in 20 minutes or less, our recipe makes preparing Easter dinner super quick - and easy, too!
And did you know that peak asparagus season is in the spring? Although your neighborhood Food Lion carries this fresh veggie year-round, the spring season is a fantastic time to cook up some tasty and nutritious asparagus. So, make the most of it this holiday!
Easy Easter Desserts
Carrot Patch Cupcakes
After dinner is over and your food has settled a bit, it’s time for a bite of something sweet! This easy Easter dessert recipe is three treats in one - cake, crumbled cookies and white chocolate-covered strawberries. Together, they make adorably festive cupcakes that remind you of carrots growing in a garden.
And on top of being totally delicious, the decorating process with these 30-Minute Carrot Patch Cupcakes is the perfect opportunity for some family fun on Easter. So, get the kids involved and enjoy some quality time together as you prepare these tasty confections and get ready to celebrate the springtime holiday!
Easter Pound Cake
You’ve probably baked pound cakes for special occasions in the past, maybe even for Easter. But, this festively decorated recipe has a secret ingredient that makes this cake playful and fluffy - orange soda! So, if your loved ones are big fans of this sweet and fizzy drink, this may be the perfect easy Easter dessert to make this year.
But, before you check out the full recipe and start baking, we have a quick tip to keep in mind. If your cake sticks to the pan once baked and cooled for 10 minutes, turn it over onto a clean kitchen towel. Then, tap the sides of your cake pan with a spoon. You can also allow it to simply sit upside-down and let gravity pull the cake away from the pan. It’s an easy yet effective solution!
Well, neighbors, that’s all of the easy Easter recipes in this blog. We hope they’ve inspired you and helped you plan out a delicious holiday menu that you and your family will love. But, if you want to explore additional dishes for the occasion, we have lots more recipes where these came from. Visit our recipe portal to see all of our scrumptious Easter dishes! From appetizers and snacks to meals, sweets and more, you’re sure to find something you can’t wait to try this holiday.