Easter Recipes

From brunch menu ideas to the perfect dinner side dish for your Easter ham, we have lots of recipe inspiration, including delicious and cute Easter desserts as well.

Staff Picks

Split Pea Soup with Ham

Rating: 3.38 stars 671
You'll turn to this split pea soup with ham all winter long—especially when you need to warm up! Use leftover ham to make split pea soup prep even easier.

White-Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Special enough for an occasion like Easter dinner, but plenty simple to prepare for a casual supper too, this recipe for creamy, cheese-topped scalloped potatoes is a keeper. The dish will complement just about any main, but goes especially well with this sweet-and-savory Honey-Glazed Spiral Ham.
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Baked Potato Slices

Rating: 3.53 stars 114
Serve these elegant, thyme-seasoned potato slices with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Rating: 3.32 stars 901
Everyone needs a delicious coffee cake recipe in their repertoire, and this cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe is the perfect option. Meaning "something strewn" in Old German, streusel is easy to throw together -- and then to throw on top of this sour-cream coffee cake. The sweet glaze in the recipe is the perfect coffee cake topping.

Vanilla Glaze for Cinnamon-Bun Bites

Rating: 3.83 stars 30
Make this glaze while the Cinnamon-Bun Bites are baking. Recipe adapted with permission from "Williams-Sonoma Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen," copyright 2009 by Maria Helm Sinskey and Williams-Sonoma, published by Weldon Owen, San Francisco.

Cream-Cheese Pound Cakes

Rating: 3.58 stars 594
For best results, bake these cakes at least a day before serving. Store, wrapped in plastic, for up to three days at room temperature, or freeze for up to three months.

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

Rating: 3.44 stars 156
Like quiche, this savory dish has a custard filling; using frozen puff pastry instead of traditional pie dough makes it even simpler to prepare. This time-saving recipe is perfect for brunch.

Baked French Toast

Rating: 3.44 stars 630
Thick brioche slices soak up the batter, while sugared pecans lend a caramelized crunch to this make-ahead baked French toast recipe to feed a hungry breakfast or brunch crowd.

Baked Brie with Pecans

Rating: 3.13 stars 725
Toasted pecans and maple syrup complement the creamy Brie in this hors d'oeuvre. For the best texture, let the cheese cool before topping it with the syrup mixture.This recipe is by Everyday Food reader Kathy Quinn of Montclair, New Jersey.

Spinach and Gruyere Quiches

Rating: 3.19 stars 1112
An outstanding quiche relies on a few simple elements: a creamy egg custard, buttery homemade crust, and flavorful cheese and vegetables. This family-friendly brunch recipe delivers all three.

Simple Lemon Cake

Rating: 3.17 stars 136
Whole lemons are the base of this rich, citrusy simple lemon cake batter. Precooking the fruit removes the pucker and makes for an intensely flavored cake that's a family-friendly dessert.

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Rating: 3.48 stars 128
Roasting is a popular cooking method for a reason. See our step-by-step guides to Preparing a Leg of Lamb and Carving a Leg of Lamb at the Table.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Easy Easter Desserts Include Cheesecake, Cookies, and Martha's Pashka
To finish the Easter feast, you need a sweet ending that's dramatic and delicious; it should also be either simple to put together at the last minute or made ahead and ready to be served. Whichever route you choose, you'll find easy recipes here.
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Ideal Sugar Cookies
Rating: 3.15 stars
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Get out your cookie cutters! As its name suggests, this sugar cookie recipe is ideal for making cutout cookies for Christmas, Easter, or any other holiday or occasion that calls for shaped sweet treats.