Our 15 Most Popular Easter Recipes
All the holiday classics are here, including everything from ham, lamb, and salmon to scalloped potatoes and asparagus in this collection of our greatest hits. Of course, we're sharing user-favorite recipes for deviled eggs and plenty of Easter desserts, too!
After a long winter of heavy roasts and stews, Easter's lighter, fresher dishes feel like a breath of fresh air. Even if the temperature is still chilly and the growing season has only just begun, spring dishes offer a glimmer of color and life after a long and cold winter. Here, we've gathered our top 15 Easter recipes, the ones our users return to again and again.
Ham and lamb are two of the most common holiday entrées, and this collection of our most popular Easter recipes includes recipes for both. They're wonderful crowd-pleasers that are also easy to cook (a win-win). Uncomplicated and unfussy, salmon is another great option. Side dishes feature some of the season's best-known vegetables, such as asparagus and artichokes.
Of course, eggs are also one of the stars of Easter, and you'll find a number of ways to serve them ahead. Deviled eggs, like the version that features relish shown here, are a classic way to use up dyed and decorated hard-boiled eggs, and they also make an elegant addition to your hors d'oeuvres spread or even a lovely accompaniment to the main course. Quiche is another terrific use for eggs, and while the recipe in this gallery suggests mixing in broccoli and cheddar, you can use almost any combination of vegetables (think: asparagus, spinach or chard) and cheese (gruyère or comte would be especially nice) that your family enjoys.
You didn't think we forgot about dessert, did you? The options we've included here are just as delightful to look at as they are to eat. Feeling fancy? A carrot cheesecake topped with marzipan carrots or our Ombré Strawberry Cake are fabulous endings to a feast. Prefer to keep it simple? A low-key Lemon Bundt Cake is just the thing (and lets you save room for an Easter cookie or two).
Roasted Leg of Lamb
Tender and delicious meat and a crisp, flavorful crust are the hallmarks of this roasted leg of lamb. Serve it with a red wine gravy to really pull out all the special-occasion stops.
Asparagus Gruyère Tart
Creamy Deviled Eggs
Carrot Cheesecake with Marzipan Carrots
Baked Easter Ham
A traditional Easter entrée, baked ham is not only easy to make but also provides some of the best holiday leftovers. This recipe includes a brown sugar-Cognac glaze that's both sweet and savory.
Easy Steamed Artichokes
Simple Poached Salmon
Martha's Easter Sugar Cookies
Here's a foolproof recipe for sugar cookie dough and royal icing you can use to make cookies for any holiday. Eggs, chicks, bunnies, and flowers never looked so tasty.
Flaky Buttery Biscuits
Oven Roasted Asparagus
Lemon Bundt Cake
Ombré Strawberry Cake
This showstopping dessert fits in perfectly with Easter pastels—and, with its piped frosting, even resembles a spring flower. Five different shades of vanilla cake are layered with strawberry jam and rich Swiss meringue buttercream to make for a stunning and delicious treat.