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30 Best Easter Recipes

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Whether you’re serving a formal sit-down meal or a beautiful buffet, these favourite Easter recipes are guaranteed to please. They also travel well making them ideal for holiday potlucks. Each and all are our best recipes, guaranteed to garner rave reviews and turn out perfectly every time.

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We’ve got starters, salads, side dishes, main courses, and desserts, plus a bonus category. There’s something for everyone in our 30 BEST EASTER RECIPES.

You can scroll through the entire list or click the group heading to jump to a particular section of interest:

  • MAIN COURSES – Roasted leg of lamb, honey-glazed ham, turkey, beef tenderloin, plus a few more favourites.
  • STARTERS – Flaky cheese puffs, a tart, a dip, and the best, deviled eggs you’ll ever have, these are the starters and appetizers that get requested again and again.
  • SALADS – Our finest salads work as stand-alone first courses, as part of a buffet, or partnered with our Easter mains. 
  • SIDE DISHES – Oven-baked casseroles, sautéed vegetables and flavourful side dishes that never go awry and are perfect for a crowd.
  • DESSERTS – Fasten your sweet belts ‘cause we’ve got cakes, cookies and the perfect treats to take Easter from simple to amazing.
  • BONUS – Two treasured family recipes shared with love.

We know these essential recipes are keepers that you’ll regularly have on your Easter menu, so keep them at the ready. Make sure to PIN the recipes on a favourite Pinterest board and SHARE it with friends. We’d also appreciate seeing pics when you make them. Use #weekendatthecottage when you post on Facebook and Instagram. Thanks for sharing with the world! 

Spoiler alert: you’ll only find one cookie recipe in this EASTER RECIPE round-up. Go HERE though to check out our collection of delicious COOKIES AND SQUARES recipes. We’ve gathered our favourites from classic chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies to three different types of decadent chocolate brownies. You’ll be able to choose from a wide assortment of cookies and squares made with some of our favourite ingredients like; chocolate, dried fruit, oats, assorted nuts, coconut and lots more. We’d love it if you could share these recipes with friends. After all, who doesn’t love cookies?

As you scroll down through this listdon’t forget to click those LINK BUTTONS under each listing to go straight to the recipe or video.

HERE ARE OUR 30 BEST EASTER RECIPES!

MAIN COURSES

Roasted Leg Of Lamb

A bone-in leg of spring lamb rubbed with chopped herbs, garlic and anchovies, then roasted tender and juicy. 

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Glazed Oven-Baked Ham

Smoked and cured ham marinated with three mustards, brown sugar, honey and cloves. Enjoy it with this SPICED APPLE SAUCE.

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Grilled Beef Tenderloin

High quality beef rubbed with dry seasoning and a touch of brown sugar, then grilled to your liking.

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Dry-Brined Turkey Recipe

Finely chopped fresh herbs including thyme, rosemary and sage, kosher salt and oil rubbed over a whole turkey that’s been marinated in brine for three days. Serve it with this CRANBERRY SAUCE.

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Grilled Rack of Lamb with Garlic-Herb Vinaigrette

Racks of lamb rubbed with a blend of smoked salt and black pepper, brushed with a garlic and herb vinaigrette, then grilled to perfection.

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Easy Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Colourful bell peppers filled with quinoa and a mélange of assorted veggies including zucchini, carrots and sweet potatoes, topped with a flavoured tomato sauce.

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STARTERS

Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe

Creamy hard-boiled egg yolks blended with mayo, sour cream, dijon and a splash of lemon juice, then served with a selection of garnishes.

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Flaky Cheese Puffs - Pogačice

Butter, flour, salt and a dry cottage cheese is all you need to make these light, flaky cheese puffs.

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Spinach Artichoke Cheese Dip

Chopped spinach and artichoke blended with garlic and shallot, then baked with Parmesan, Swiss, mozzarella and cream cheese.

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Cream Of Asparagus Soup

A silky, smooth, fresh-tasting blend of asparagus, leeks, Bosc pears, sage and lemon, finished with either cream or coconut milk.

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Spinach Feta Pie Recipe

Spinach, feta and green onions blended with fresh dill and eggs, baked between layers of flaky, crisp phyllo pastry.

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Simple Asparagus Tart With Puff Pastry

Puff pastry brushed with Dijon-flavoured egg and topped with sautéed leeks, fresh asparagus and Parmesan.

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SALADS

Baby Arugula and Strawberry Salad

Baby arugula tossed in a tangy balsamic dressing, topped with toasted pecans and sliced strawberries.

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Roasted Beet Salad with Goat's Cheese

Oven-roasted beets tossed in a bright citrus vinaigrette, nestled on greens with a sprinkle of spiced pecans and crumbled goat’s cheese.

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Healthy Everyday Salad

Chop up some romaine and toss it with whatever veggies you have on hand before finishing it with our flavourful GREEN GODDESS DRESSING.

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Simple Salad Recipe

Strawberries and red onions nestled in Boston lettuce with fresh dill and a drizzle of honey-Dijon dressing.

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Poached Pear Salad

Bosc pears poached in a spiced red wine and served on a bed of greens dressed with a tangy vinaigrette.

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SIDE DISHES

Easy Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe

AKA Funeral Potatoes, but let’s not use that downer of a name! Cubed hash brown-style potatoes oven baked with a bubbly, cheesy, crisp crumb-topped finish.

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Leeks with Creamy Cheese Sauce

Steamed leeks covered in a creamy shallot-flavoured Gruyère cheese sauce, then sprinkled with breadcrumbs and Parmesan before going in the oven.

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Fresh asparagus oven roasted with a drizzle of oil, a sprinkle of lemon zest, kosher salt and black pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

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Buttered Vegetables

Gently steamed assorted vegetables tossed in a hot skillet with butter, shallots and white wine vinegar.

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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Tender-crisp broccoli enveloped in a rich, creamy cheese sauce then baked in the oven with a cheesy, crispy topping.

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Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Yukon Golds mashed up with butter, a splash of cream and a sprinkle of Parmesan.

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Herbed Beurre Blanc

A reduction of shallot-infused white wine and white wine vinegar whisked into a light sauce with butter and a pop of lemon. Serve with veggies and main courses.

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DESSERTS

Lemon Jelly Roll Recipe

Tangy lemon curd rolled up in a lavender-scented sponge cake, dusted with icing sugar.

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

A rich, moist carrot cake made with grated carrots, fragrant spices and walnuts topped with a tangy LEMON CREAM CHEESE ICING.

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Orange Poppy Seed Cake

A buttery, moist poppyseed and orange crumb cake drizzled with orange icing.

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Bonnie's Rugelach Recipe

Triangles of buttery cookie dough rolled up crescent-style with a filling of jam and spiced sugared nuts.

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Italian Almond Cookies

Almond-flavoured cookies dotted with sun-dried cherries, rolled in sliced almonds and baked golden brown.

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Tangy Lemon Squares

A buttery shortbread base topped with a richly flavoured, extra tangy layer of golden lemon goodness.

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Irish Whisky Cake

A box of cake mix, instant pudding and premium Irish whisky help create this easy “cheat cake” recipe.

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BONUS

Homemade Easter Bread

A traditional family recipe for a soft, sweetened egg bread, rich in flavour and scented with orange.

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Eggs Coloured With Onion Skins

An easy, old-fashioned way of dyeing eggs naturally using onion skins and a splash of vinegar.

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