We're here to help with Easter recipe ideas and Easter menus that are easy to make, including bacon with citrus glaze (the strips are caramelized after baking!), green bean, ham and cheese frittata, a creamy soup using iconic spring foods like peas and mint and hot-cross buns with cherries, even our glazed ham with horseradish cream, roasted salmon with mint-caper pesto, butterflied and roasted leg of lamb.
Easter Ham Recipes: To Glaze or Not to Glaze, That Is the Question!
A baked ham is the Easter cook's greatest ally. There's no real baking or roasting involved; simply heat the ham through in the oven. A glaze adds a sweetened crust, but unadorned works too, as the savory meat doesn't need much.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Citrus Roasted Salmon with Spring-Pea SauceSalmon flavored with orange, lemon, and lime is complemented by watercress and pureed peas.
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12 Spring Side Dish Recipes for Easter HamHam is an easy main dish for spring holidays, and part of the pleasure of serving it is enjoying it with side dishes, from new season vegetables to creamy grits and drop biscuits, that play well with its rich, savory flavors.
Delicious and adorable decorated cupcakes, perfect for a festive springtime celebration.
Easter Side Dishes
Our extra-special lineup of side dishes provides plenty of delicious options to round out your Easter feast.
Easter Main Dishes
Choose the perfect centerpiece for your spring celebration from our showstopping lineup of main-dish recipes.
Easter Brunch Recipes
From rich, sweet coffee cake to an asparagus quiche that really tastes like spring, here are our most delicious Easter brunch recipes.
Easter Dessert Recipes
Try our brightest ideas for spring desserts — the perfect way to sweeten your celebration!
14 Easter Menus for a "Hoppy" Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner
Easter Cake Recipes
Any one of these recipes would provide a delectable ending to your Easter feast, from a dramatic egg-shaped coconut almond cake, rich carrot cheesecake, and much more.
A Celebration of the Season: Easter Menu
Find a variety of sweet seasonal treats for your Easter celebration, including bunny-shaped sugar cookies and lemon-raspberry sandwiches.
Baked Easter HamThis mouthwatering Easter ham is perfect for a large family gathering. Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 310.
Easter CheesecakeThis is the very richest, smoothest cheesecake. The finely ground almonds which dust the pan are a pleasing contrast to the silkiness of the cake. Use a straight-sided pan 8 inches wide and 3 inches deep. This recipe is adapted from "Entertaining" by Martha Stewart.
Marshmallow Easter CrittersA parade of bunnies and eggs -- what's not to love? These confections resemble the classics we know so well, but ours are fresher, softer, much more delicious -- and customizable. Make separate sheets in different colors.
Easter SaladThis colorful salad holds some welcome surprises for an Easter celebration: avocado, papaya, assorted greens, red onion, and a Papaya-Citrus Vinaigrette.
Easter Frittata with Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Spring HerbsRecipe
Almond Custard CakeThis cake reveals a moist and creamy filling and is topped with a sweet fruit compote.Recipe
Black-Currant CosmopolitanMade with black-currant puree and fresh lime juice, this bracing cocktail is a fresh twist on a cosmopolitan.Recipe
Pea Stew with Pistachios and Lemon ConfitServe with Salmon Fillets Poached in Olive Oil. If using frozen peas, skip step one.Recipe
Salmon Fillets Poached in Olive OilOlive-oil poached salmon are served over lemony pea stew with pistachios, and a celery-root puree.Recipe
Pecan TorteThis torte is both dairy- and gluten-free.Recipe
Homemade LemonadeNo summertime drink is as satisfying and easy to make as refreshing lemonade.Recipe
Basic White Sheet CakeOur classic sheet cake is the tried-and-true foundation for a traditional birthday cake. The cake ingredients are enough to make one layer; you will need two to assemble the cake.Recipe
Basic Cream PuffsLightened pastry cream fills puffs topped with icing or powdered sugar and nuts.Recipe
Flower SugarThis sugar will give baked goods such as shortbread and pound cake new flavor; it is also perfect in a steaming cup of tea.Recipe
Sugar-Coated Marshmallow Bunnies and ChicksThe idea of making marshmallow treats from scratch may seem daunting, but while the task is exacting, it isn't complicated, and you can be sure guests will marvel at your creations.Recipe
Deviled Eggs with Creme FraicheThis classic finger food is always welcome on a party buffet table.Recipe
Mrs. Kostyra’s BabkasLaden with dried fruits and nuts, these babkas -- from a recipe brought to us by Martha's mother -- make perfect hostess gifts, for cooks willing to share.Recipe
Greek AvgolemonoThe name of this classic soup comes from its two main ingredients: egg (avgo) and lemon (lemoni).Recipe
Chocolate Macaroons with Ice CreamThis coconut dessert is the perfect end to either an Easter or a Passover meal.Recipe
Sugar-Baked HamThis Easter favorite uses a fully cooked cured ham, which only needs to be warmed through.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Poppy-Seed SticksThese sticks make a delicious start to any festive meal.Recipe
Grilled Leg of Lamb with Preserved LemonsThis leg of lamb, redolent of garlic and oregano, can be marinated overnight and then given a quick turn on the grill while your dinner guests mingle.Post
Amazing Animal Cakes That Are Super-Cute (Check Out the Bunny Cake!)
Our 4 adorable Easter cake projects range from easy enough for kids to a cake for those who love to pipe decorations.