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There are many ways to celebrate Easter: a special church service, egg hunts with the kids, and Easter brunch.
Although the word “brunch” usually conjures images of mimosas, eggs Benedict and waffles, the meal can be just as diverse as any traditional dinner party.
To keep the menu fresh and fun, we recommend using the season’s freshest ingredients, including fresh herbs and spring veggies. Nothing will put you in the holiday mood like the natural flavors of springtime!
Easter dinner recipes
Easter dinner is a time to really “wow” your guests — but you don’t have to put on a huge, elaborate production for it to be something people will talk about for months to come.
Focus on a classic centerpiece, like ham or a lamb roast, and let fresh and seasonal ingredients really shine.
Recipes for the perfect Easter brunch
Having a big brunch is a popular way to celebrate Easter. Many people go to morning church service on Easter and then gather in their homes in the late morning and early afternoon for brunch, egg hunts, and other family activities.
Dig into a delicious breakfast casserole, or make a timeless classic like eggs benedict. Brunch is the perfect time to celebrate with fruity cocktails like a mimosa, sparkling pomegranate punch, or peach bellini.
Finger foods like deviled eggs and small pastries are also fun to have for brunch. Provide a few sweet and a few savory options, coffee, juice, and one or two adult drinks for the perfect spread!
No Easter meal is complete without slicing into a delicious cake for dessert! Perfect for a post-dinner or post-brunch treat, Easter is a holiday when traditional Southern cakes really shine.
Bundt cakes, carrot cakes, and pound cake with fresh fruit and cream are all popular options during Easter time.
Highlight springy flavors like lemon and fresh berries, and use edible flowers to give your cakes an undeniably springy look.
You can also use herbs like fresh basil and rosemary, traditionally used in savory dishes, in your Easter treats for an even more complex flavor that will really impress your guests.
Easter lamb recipes
Lamb is one of the most popular and traditional dinner dishes for an Easter feast. From Italy to Greece to the American south, the tradition of eating lamb on Easter can be traced back to traditions of Lent and Passover.
Lamb can be pricier than other types of meats, so it feels decadent and celebratory! Boneless leg of lamb and rack of lamb are both popular options for Easter. Serve your lamb with roasted red potatoes and a fresh spring salad.
Easter party ideas
Easter offers endless party opportunities: throw a casual post-church brunch, a formal dinner, or gather friends and family for a big egg hunt. Your decor doesn’t have to be intricate. Nothing says Easter like pastel colors and fresh spring flowers!