20+ Family Friendly Recipes that make the perfect post- egg hunt meal
Easter Sunday is right around the corner & one of my favorite parts of the holiday is gathering with family for an epic meal. Here are 20 Easter recipes that are perfect for feeding the whole family! These recipes range from drinks, to side dishes, to the main course all the way to dessert, so I’ve got your whole Easter menu covered! Are you more of an Easter Brunch family? Don’t worry, we’ve got brunch recipes as well!
Let’s start with the drinks!
No recipe roundup will ever be complete without my famous spicy margaritas so that seemed like an obvious place to start!
A spicy take on the classic! Served over ice with slices of fresh jalapeño.
A bright & refreshing blend of fresh grapefruit, lime, muddled mint, citrus vodka, all topped off with sparkling water for a fizzy finish.
Apps + Starters
No party is complete without some festive appetizers, here are some of my favorites!
A quick & easy appetizer of tangy goat cheese, topped with a fresh mixture of chopped Castelvetrano olives, lemon juice, garlic & parsley! Serve up with crackers, crudités, or on top of a bed of your favorite greens.
All the flavors you love in a classic Beef Wellington, in bite form! Flaky puff pastry, filled with a savory mushrooms mixture, slice of prosciutto and topped with a piece of tender filet.
This gooey, cheesy, hot crab dip is so simple to throw together, but insanely decadent! It’s perfect for a crowd so you’ll want to serve this up at all your gatherings! This dip can be served with chips, crackers, toasted bread or veggie sticks!
Dips, Dressings + Extras
These are the extras that take your meal from yum to YUMMMMM
A creamy and tangy combination of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and dijon mustard. Creamy Balsamic Dressing is great on salads, vegetables, chicken, fish, and more!
Shortcut pickled red onions that are tangy and crunchy. Pickled Onions are delicious as a topper for tacos, breakfast items, on burgers & so much more!
HOMEMADE CREAMY RANCH IS JUST A FEW SIMPLE INGREDIENTS MIXED TOGETHER TO CREATE A CREAMY & FLAVORFUL DRESSING! IT’S SO SIMPLE TO THROW TOGETHER, YOU’LL ALWAYS WANT TO HAVE A CONTAINER OF THIS CREAMY RANCH DRESSING IN YOUR FRIDGE!
CLASSIC BLUE CHEESE DRESSING IS THE PERFECT ACCOMPANIMENT TO WINGS, VEGGIES, SALADS & MORE! IT’S EASY TO WHIP UP & TASTES SO MUCH FRESHER THAN ANYTHING FROM A BOTTLE!
Breakfast + Brunch
If Easter Brunch is more your vibe, I’ve got you covered with some of my favorite brunch recipes that are perfect for entertaining!
BAGEL BOARDS ARE THE PERFECT CENTERPIECE TO YOUR NEXT BRUNCH, BRIDAL SHOWER, OR MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION. SERVE UP YOUR BAGEL BOARD WITH HOMEMADE FLAVORED CREAM CHEESE FOR A SHOW-STOPPING FEAST THAT IS DELICIOUS AND GORGEOUS.
LAYERS OF SCRAMBLED EGGS, MELTY CHEESE, AND CRISPY BACON. THESE SLIDERS ARE ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE BREAKFAST ITEMS SANDWICHED BETWEEN AN EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONED HAWAIIAN ROLL.
BREAKFAST POTATOES SEASONED WITH ONION, GARLIC AND PAPRIKA, FOR A FLAVORFUL ADDITION TO YOUR BREAKFAST OR BRUNCH! MADE IN THE AIR FRYER FOR A HANDS OFF DISH THAT COMES OUT PERFECTLY CRISPY ON THE OUTSIDE, YET TENDER AND FLUFFY ON THE INSIDE.
Sides + Vegetables
Everything you need to make your meal whole!
THINLY SLICED YUKON GOLD POTATOES, LAYERED IN A CREAMY SAUCE WITH HINTS OF SHALLOT, GARLIC & THYME. BAKED UNTIL TENDER AND TOPPED WITH A CRISPY YET GOOEY MOUNTAIN OF WHITE CHEDDAR & GRUYERE.
EASY ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH A BRIGHT HIT OF LEMON AND FINISHED WITH A HEAVY SPRINKLING OF PARMESAN CHEESE.
A delicious blend of mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar and warm spices all whipped together and topped with bruleéd marshmallows for a sweet and creamy side dish.
A PERFECT COMBINATION OF CHEESE TORTELLINI, MOZZARELLA & FRESH VEGETABLES TOSSED IN A BASIL PESTO. THIS PASTA SALAD IS BEST WHEN MADE AHEAD OF TIME, MAKING IT THE PERFECT DISH TO BRING TO ALL OF YOUR SUMMER BARBEQUES!
The Main Event
The real reason we’re all here!
A WHOLE ROASTED TURKEY, SALTED AND SLATHERED IN A SAVORY COMPOUND BUTTER FILLED WITH ROSEMARY, SAGE & THYME. THE TURKEY IS STUFFED WITH GARLIC, ONIONS & LEMONS FOR EXTRA FLAVOR, THEN IS ROASTED UNTIL GOLDEN AND EXTREMELY JUICY.
PAN SEARED SALMON THAT IS FLAKY AND TENDER, WITH AN ULTRA CRISPY SKIN. THE SALMON IS PAIRED WITH A TANGY AND REFRESHING DILL SAUCE THAT TAKES THE SALMON TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
SCALLOPS AND SHRIMP GENTLY POACHED IN A CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE, TOSSED WITH PASTA, FRESH PARSLEY AND PARMESAN CHEESE FOR A SIMPLE BUT DECADENT DISH.
JUICY AND FLAVORFUL LAMB BURGERS, GRILLED TO PERFECTION AND PILED HIGH ON A PRETZEL BUN. THE BURGERS ARE SLATHERED IN WHIPPED FETA, PAPRIKA MAYO, AND FINISHED WITH TANGY PICKLED RED ONIONS FOR THE PERFECT SAVORY BITE.
THESE SANDWICHES FEATURE A SLATHER OF HORSERADISH CREAM SAUCE AND ARE TOPPED WITH ROAST BEEF, CHEDDAR CHEESE, ARUGULA AND QUICK PICKLED ONIONS. ALL ATOP A CRUSTY LOAF OF TOASTED CIABATTA BREAD.
Easter inherently is a holiday filled with treats, chocolates & all things sweet so I thought I’d keep it simple for you guys with my go-to cookie recipe! Fun twist: add mini Cadbury eggs for an Easter flair!