Easter is filled with time-honored traditions, and that certainly includes food. There’s no better way to celebrate spring than with these amazing Easter dishes and they're sure to become your new family favorites. Whether you opt for a classic ham recipe, a spring-inspired pasta, or a roasted leg of lamb, you can't go wrong with this collection of amazing recipes. Whatever your plan for Easter is, as long as it includes these dishes being on your table, it will surely bring a smile to everyone present.
White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies
These candies are a beautiful addition to a dessert table or your kid's Easter egg basket. They can be coated with either colored sugar or sprinkles! It’s so easy to make that you can ask the kids to help with the coating.
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Best Deviled Eggs
This recipe uses part Greek yogurt instead of just mayo and a little amount of mustard is mixed in for extra tang. The filling is creamy, rich, and silky smooth, with a sweet and savory flavor that comes from pickle relish and a pinch of celery seeds.
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Hot Cross Buns
There is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked buns and the joy of eating them with a spread of butter. Hot cross buns are a traditional Easter food, typically eaten on Good Friday. They’re decorated with a white cross representing the crucifix, either marked right into the dough or etched on top with icing.
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Italian Easter Pie
Italian Easter Pie recipe (also called Pizza Rustica), is packed with more than two pounds of meat, including sweet Italian sausage, salami, hot capicola, smoked ham, and prosciutto. The buttery homemade crust sandwiches the filling, which oozes with melty pockets of mozzarella cheese. The addition of roasted red peppers adds a nice bright flavor to this rich Italian Easter Pie.
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Bunny Butt Cupcakes
These cupcakes are the perfect treat for Easter. The grass is super-easy to pipe and the little butts are easier than you might think. If you want to have both ends of the bunny, or just use less fondant you can make these bunny ear cupcakes too.
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Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Root Vegetables
The most delicious, juiciest, and aromatic roasted leg of lamb recipe. This recipe is so good yet it doesn’t require too much time, effort, or ingredients. It’s easy & fool-proof, even for you first-timers. Serve this rosemary-scented leg of lamb for Easter, for Sunday dinner, or for any special family meal.
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Layered Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
A tender and moist classic two-layer carrot cake with tangy-sweet cream cheese frosting, it's for anyone who loves carrot cake. This Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting looks and tastes so impressive, it's perfect for Easter, springtime, or any carrot cake cravings you may have in the future.
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This Easter ham recipe is a spiral-cut ham smothered in a simple homemade sweet and savory glaze, then baked to perfection. An easy dish that takes just minutes to make, and produces perfect results each and every time.
The majority of hams sold in grocery stores are pre-cooked, and this recipe assumes that you are in fact using a pre-cooked ham.
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Homemade Scalloped Potatoes
If you are one who believes that side dishes make the feast, then definitely need this recipe for Homemade Scalloped Potatoes. It's an easy classic recipe, perfect for your Easter picnic, lunch, or dinner. These potatoes taste decadent and memorable enough for something special but won’t weigh you down after just a few bites.
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Ham Pasta Salad
The lemon dressing brightens it up for Easter and offsets the ham's sweetness, while the fresh parsley adds sprigs of color. The secret to the sauce is using the pasta water, so remember to keep it aside. This is best served at room temperature and is still good even after it's been refrigerated.
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