Our Favorite Easter Recipes

Surprise your Easter guests with festive and seasonal bites to create the perfect accompaniment to your Sunday table. From carrot cake cookies to flatbread egg pizza, guests will love the homemade touch in each bite.

  • Pink Snowball Cake

    Bring a colorful centerpiece to your Easter table with this hot-pink snowball cake. Add a dab of pink food coloring to tint frosting and coconut various shades of pink. Get the recipe>>

  • Royal Icing Bird Nest

    All you need are four ingredients and a balloon to make this delicate, porcelain-like bird's nest. It's a perfect spring-inspired centerpiece or can become the perfect way to display Easter candy and other small sweets. Get the recipe>>

  • Melon Cups

    Incorporate the colors of spring with these easy-to-assemble melon cups. Using a melon baller, scoop out cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew, and place them into white paper bowls embellished with coordinating ribbon.

  • Lemon Cupcake

    Lemon Cupcakes

    Even though cupcakes can be enjoyed any time of year, this lemon cupcake recipe is the perfect nod to warm weather. The Limoncello frosting adds a flavorful sour kick. Get the recipe>>

  • Brunch Flatbread

    Top this individual-sized breakfast pizza with a fried egg and plenty of arugula for a nutrient- and flavor-packed menu item. Get the recipe>>

  • Carrot Cake Cookies

    Turn classic carrot cake into an on-the-go treat with this delectable cookie recipe. The soft carrot cake cookies are finished off with a cream cheese icing and finely chopped nuts. For an exceptionally tasty treat, use cream cheese to sandwich two cookies together. Get the recipe>>

  • Pink Snowball Cakelettes

    For many, Easter feels like the start of spring. These hot-pink snowball cakelettes certainly look and taste like the beginning of a brand-new season. The muffins get their bold color and flavor from a sweet coconut syrup and shredded coconut rolled around the exterior. Get the recipe>>

  • Three Ways to Make Deviled Eggs

    Jazz up your standard deviled eggs recipe by adding some tasty flavor combinations like bacon, spinach, red onion, tomato, Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil and pine nuts. Is your mouth watering yet? Get the recipe>>

  • Strawberry Strata

    Satisfy everyone's palate by making a fruity, berry-filled \"breakfast casserole\" for Easter brunch. Each bite will feature a crunchy bread crust, ricotta, soft strawberries and a splash of orange. Get the recipe>>

  • Hatching Chick Egg

    Give the kids a fun, interactive snack, like this hard-boiled hatching chick egg. Use a carrot and nori to form the eyes and nose of the chick. Get the recipe>>

  • Easter Egg Macaroons

    Use eggshells to bake macaroon batter and form a traditional Easter egg shape. For an extra-sweet taste, dip each baked macaroon halfway into melted chocolate and let harden for a delicious shell-like coating. Get the recipe>>

  • Salmon Lollipops

    This hearty appetizer is easy to make and requires only three ingredients. Place the lollipops in an Easter basket to fit the theme of your party. Get the recipe>>

  • Spring Flower Lollipops

    Welcome the beginning of spring by introducing fresh, edible flowers into lollipops. They're almost too pretty to eat! Get the recipe>>

  • Lemon Pots de Creme

    Finish off a midday Easter meal with a light and citrusy custard topped with homemade, egg-shaped, creme-filled chocolates. Get the recipe>>

  • Spring-Inspired Petit Fours

    Do you really want to impress holiday guests? Then give these pretty petit fours a try. These bite-sized treats are perfect for larger gatherings where finger foods are a must have. Get the recipe>>

  • Grilled Citrus Herb Branzino

    Introduce warm-weather flavors to your Easter menu with a grilled herb branzino recipe. Add color to the table by serving it with a bright and rustic salad. Get the recipe>>

  • Naked Rainbow Layer Cake

    Naked Rainbow Layer Cake

    Bring all the colors of your Easter brunch together with this rainbow layer cake. Make it center of attention by displaying it as your table's centerpiece. Get the recipe>>

  • Bird's Nest Cookies

    To make these adorable and festive cookies, use your favorite cookie recipe and top with food-colored flaked coconut and jellybeans or egg-shaped candy. Your friends will think you're a decorating pro!

  • Ham and Cheese Quiche

    A snap to make, this crustless quiche is just as good reheated as it is fresh. Get the recipe>>

  • Key Lime Cake

    Use lime gelatin to give this cake its vibrant green color. Top it with raspberries and blueberries for a striking color and flavor contrast. Get the recipe>>

  • Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

    Chocolate strawberry shortcakes? You heard right. We've added an unexpected twist to the classic warm-weather dessert. Strawberries and chantilly cream form a light sandwich filling in between two chocolate biscuits for this no-fail treat. Get the recipe>>

  • Parmesan and Leek Sourdough Stuffing

    Parmesan and Leek Sourdough Stuffing

    A fulfilling vegetarian dish, this sourdough stuffing can be served as a side dish or the main attraction. Get the recipe>>

  • Cheesecake Cones

    Bring a little fun to your Easter table with cheesecake cones that both kids and adults will love. Get the recipe>>

  • Blueberry Scones

    Blueberry Scones

    Serve these delicious scones as the perfect companion to eggs during your Easter celebration. Get the recipe>>

  • Strawberry-Almond Spinach Salad

    Add some green to your tablescape with this healthy and filling salad. Serve with store-bought poppy seed dressing. Get the recipe>>

  • Lemon Curd Tart

    The perfect combination of sweet and tangy will have your guests coming back for more. Get the recipe>>

  • Strawberry Milk Whoopie Pies

    These strawberry whoopie pies bring spring-time strawberry flavor to your Easter menu. Sprinkle nonpareils in your party theme colors to make them more festive. Get the recipe>>

  • Greek Chicken-Stuffed Pitas

    Chicken-Stuffed Pitas

    Tzatziki sauce is a healthy alternative to regular sauce and adds a zesty kick to this chicken pita recipe. Get the recipe>>

  • Tiffany-Blue Macarons With Orange Blossom Buttercream

    Sugar pearls give these Tiffany-blue macarons an elegant look. Pair the macarons with orange buttercream frosting for a delicious flavor contrast. Get the recipe>>

  • Candy Party Favor

    Jelly Bean Place Cards

    It's not Easter unless jellybeans are involved. Tape the bottoms of colorful cupcake liners together and fill with jellybeans in corresponding colors. Write each guest's name on a piece of paper taped to a toothpick, and insert it in the middle as place cards. The place cards serve double duty as party favors.

  • Pina Colada Baked Doughnuts

    Pina Colada Doughnuts

    A pineapple-infused glaze gives these baked doughnuts flavor that'll remind you of beachy days. Pair it with a glass of milk and festive green paper straws. Get the recipe>>

  • Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Crostinis

    Tomato Burrata Crostini

    No matter how big or small your Easter gathering is, this crostini recipe will be sure to please all your guests. Get the recipe>>

  • Coca-Cola Cupcakes With Salted Peanut Butter Frosting

    The sweet cake flavor, paired with peanut butter frosting, provides the perfect sweet and salty bite your guests will love eating after meal time. Get the recipe>>

  • Easter Pancakes

    Place Easter-shaped molds on a preheated pan and fill with batter. When the bottoms of the pancakes are set, remove the molds by their handles, then flip them to finish cooking. Molds: Easter mini pancake molds, $15 for a set of 3, williams-sonoma.com; Photo courtesy of HGTV Magazine

  • Best Potato Salad

    Take your family outside for Easter, and serve this potato salad recipe that blends the right ingredients perfectly. Get the recipe>>

  • Neopolitan Bonbon Cupcakes

    If you're having a formal Easter party, make sure to place these beautiful, sweet cupcakes at the center of the table. The Neopolitan cakes are topped with Belgian chocolates for an elegant look. Get the recipe>>

  • Pie Pop Basket

    These bite-sized pie pops are as cute as they are delicious — and they're easy to eat during an outdoor gathering. Get the recipe>>

  • Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

    Sandwich this easy-to-make ice cream recipe between two of your favorite cookies. Get the recipe>>

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