Easter is famous for the chocolate eggs you find all around during this time, but we’re certainly not limited to chocolate or even to desserts in general. There are hundreds of creative recipes out there and it’s time to explore!
For this list I decided to gather a mix of everything – Easter recipes for all tastes, if you will. There are both salty and sweet dishes, main courses and desserts, snacks and brunches, basically covering all bases for what you might need.
With that, it’s time to get creative. And before I forget, Happy Easter!
“If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." – Jim Rohn
1. Honey glazed carrots
The name pretty much says it all for this one and it’s ridiculously easy to make too. All you need is to take a skillet and throw in butter, honey, nutmeg, salt, and brown sugar, stirring it gently in low heat. Then add baby carrots, mix it a bit and cover for about 10 minutes still in low heat. Now, just enjoy!
2. Chicken marsala
Say you’re looking for a main course that serves the entire family – you got it! This chicken marsala is incredibly tasty and rich, while retaining the qualities of a light dish that’s healthy for everyone. Check out the full recipe and happy cooking!
3. Easy breakfast tart
Whether you’re looking for breakfast, a quick snack or a brunch idea, this recipe is for you.
- By using a small portion of crescent dough, you will fold the edges and crack a few eggs on top.
- Then, place the bacon strips and sprinkle with salt and pepper before taking it to the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the egg whites are set to your liking.
- Serve right away!
4. Peanut butter blondie
A simple yet perfect Easter dessert recipe that the entire family can enjoy. This peanut butter blondie is covered with candy eggs to make it more Easter-y, but you can easily replace these with another nut variety or even M&Ms if the kids like it!
5. Deviled eggs
Super easy to make, good for your health, and perfect for an Easter celebration. For this recipe, you will boil 12 eggs, cut them in half and remove the yolks, and then mix the yolks with:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons 2% milk
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon minced chives
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
Add salt and pepper to taste, and then spoon the yolks back in. That’s it! If you want to decorate, you can add extra paprika and fresh parsley for charm.
6. Confetti cheese ball
If you’ve never made a cheese ball before, allow me introduce you to this wonderful dessert:
- Use cream cheese and butter to start, stirring them together until well mixed.
- Add in some cake mix, sprinkles of confetti, confectioner’s sugar, and a touch of vanilla and almond extract.
- Once well mixed, transfer the whole thing to a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a ball before taking it to the fridge so it can get firm.
- Finally, before serving, roll the ball into a bowl of confetti so that it sticks to the entire surface.
If you have any doubts, read the full recipe to know more!
7. Carrot cake
For the most part this carrot cake is what you’re used to, but clearly it’s presented differently with proper layers and a delicious cream cheese frosting. The classic carrot cake is already a great idea for Easter anyway, but this fancy variation takes the cake (hah!) as one of the best Easter recipes out there.
8. Spring salad
Alright, we’ve had our cake. We’ve had chicken, deviled eggs, confetti balls, the whole thing. How about something a little lighter to complement the meal?
This salad dish has lettuce, red onion, baby kale and radishes all complementing each other in a simple but tasteful recipe that you can enjoy with no moderation. You can also sprinkle some parmesan cheese in there for a bit of saltiness, but if you’re lactose intolerant you can skip that and still taste all the appeal.
9. Potato kugel
And speaking of healthy, this potato kugel recipe is dairy-free, making it easily enjoyable by many out there feeling left out by Easter, but hey, it can easily be paired with a dairy meal if you so desire.
Regardless, it’s an amazing Easter recipe that can be complemented with a spoon of sour cream and chives on top for that “fancy restaurant look we love so much.
10. Chocolate easter egg
Ooook, it took long enough, didn’t it?
Come on, you knew a chocolate Easter egg would have to appear at some point! But maybe you didn’t expect it to be such a cool DIY Easter recipe.
Well, the idea behind this recipe is that it’s fully DIY. Follow this guide to learn how to create your own chocolate Easter eggs at home with a few bakery tools. It almost always comes off cheaper than buying eggs at the market and the quality is far superior, let alone the charm of having them made custom to the people you love!
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