15 Creative Easter Recipes You Need This Holiday

Eric Ginsburg

Your family will love these tasty and impressive Easter dishes!

Nobody is trying to replace grandma's famous deviled eggs she makes every year for Easter.

We just... want to a couple new things to the mix for your celebrations to accompany the comfort of the classics.

To do this, we curated 15 recipes ranging from iconic to experimental that are bound to impress your guests.

When they come to you asking where you found the recipe, you'll just have to tell them it was here.

1. Bird's Nest Cookies

Creative Easter Recipes - Bird's Nest Cookies

Bird’s nest cookies are easy, 3-ingredient, no-bake Easter treats! This quick recipe is made with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and chow mein noodles. Top the cookies with mini candy eggs for a fun and festive Easter dessert.

(via I Heart Eating)

2. Spring Easter Salad

Creative Easter Recipes - Spring Easter Salad

This Spring salad is loaded with delicious seasonal ingredients including asparagus, snap peas, prosciutto and cheese. Topped with a deviled egg dressing, it’s perfect as an Easter salad (or for Mother’s Day brunch!).

(via Foxes Love Lemons)

3. Easy Potatoes Au Gratin with Gruyere

Creative Easter Recipes - Potatoes Au Gratin

These au gratin potatoes with gruyere cheese are easy to make because you don’t have to make a cheese sauce! Just thinly slice the potatoes, toss with cheese, and pour half and half over the top. The perfect side dish for Easter.

(via Heartbeet Kitchen)

4. Roasted Carrots with Pistachios

Creative Easter Recipes - Roasted Carrots with Pistachios

Roasted Carrots with Pistachios is the perfect spring side dish or addition to your Easter meal. Roasted carrots are sweet and complimented nicely with fresh herbs, red onion, creamy, tangy feta cheese and crunchy pistachios. You will love this light and fresh side!

(via A Cedar Spoon)

5. Baked Lamb Chops with Polenta

Creative Easter Recipes - Baked Lamb Chops with Polenta

Lamb chops with goat cheese polenta is a delicious main dish for Easter dinner. Marinate the lamb early and bake while the polenta cooks on the stove. The rustic flavors are perfect for celebrating spring!

(via Celebrations at Home)

6. Delicious Carrot Pie

Creative Easter Recipes - Delicious Carrot Pie

This recipe is for a delicious Carrot Pie, perfect for Easter. It's a sweet and savory dessert that combines the flavors of carrots, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This pie is sure to be a hit at your holiday gatherings.

(via The Feathered Nester)

7. Empty Tomb Rolls 

Creative Easter Recipes - Empty Tomb Rolls

Empty Tomb Rolls (resurrection rolls) are tasty crescent rolls made with marshmallows that melt into gooey, buttery cinnamon-sugar deliciousness as the rolls bake. These quick and easy rolls only take about 20 minutes to make!

(via I Heart Eating)

8. Easy Mini Egg Fudge

Creative Easter Recipes - Easy Mini Egg Fudge

Mini Egg Fudge is so easy to make, with just 3 ingredients and minimal prep time. The perfect indulgent Easter treat, kids will love helping to make it (and eat it!).

(via Hungry Healthy Happy)

9. Braided Easter Bread

Creative Easter Recipes - Braided Easter Bread

This gorgeous braided Easter bread is tender, sweet and is destined to become a holiday tradition after you experience your first bite!

(via That Skinny Chick Can Bake)  

10. Easter Trail Mix

Creative Easter Recipes - Easter Trail Mix

Bursting with sweet and salty flavors, this easy Easter Trail Mix recipe is sure to be a hit. Discover the flavors of chocolatey Cadbury mini eggs hidden amongst crunchy pretzels, chewy dried cherries, graham crackers and nutty almonds.

(via Trop Rockin)

11. Easter Charcuterie Board

Creative Easter Recipes - Easter Charcuterie Board

This Easter Charcuterie Board goes beyond the candy and showcases an enticing variety of savory and sweet treats. Hop to it!

(via Foxes Love Lemons)

12. Grilled Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Mint and Garlic

Creative Easter Recipes - Grilled Leg of Lamb

This juicy and tender grilled leg of lamb is a fabulous way to serve up your Easter dinner. Made with rosemary, mint and garlic this recipe is incredibly delicious and can be made with either a bone-in or boneless lamb.

(via Family Spice)

13. Milk Chocolate Mousse Easter Eggs

Creative Easter Recipes - Chocolate Mousse Easter Eggs

So simple to make, these Easy Milk Chocolate Mousse Easter Eggs are the perfect Easter dessert. The mousse uses just three ingredients and there are no eggs — except the chocolate ones, of course!

(via Sweetness & Bite)

14. Brown Sugar Spiral Ham

Creative Easter Recipes - Brown Sugar Spiral Ham

Easter dinner is not complete without a delicious ham with all the trimmings! Try this recipe with orange, cinnamon, brown sugar, and more.

(via Quiche My Grits)

15. Pizza Rustica (Italian Easter Pie)

Creative Easter Recipes - Pizza Rustica

Pizza Rustica is a hearty Italian Easter Pie filled to the brim with meats, cheeses, and eggs, all encased in pie crust. It's a show-stopper of a holiday specialty!

(via My Sequined Life)


Thank you to all the recipe developers and bloggers who allowed us to feature these inventive and memorable creations!

Eric Ginsburg is the Editor of Food Fanatic. He's served as an editor at three newspapers and written for a wide range of publications, including Bon Appétit, Serious Eats, Wine Enthusiast, Southern Living, and Eater Carolinas. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Follow him on Instagram.

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Eric Ginsburg

About Eric

Eric Ginsburg is the Editor of Food Fanatic. He's served as an editor at three newspapers and written for a wide range of publications, including Bon Appétit, Serious Eats, Wine Enthusiast, Southern Living, and Eater Carolinas. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Follow him on Instagram.