35 Easter Recipes for an Elegant Celebration

Whether you’re hosting an Easter celebration or are asked to bring something, here are 35 Easter Recipes for an Elegant Celebration! From appetizers like deviled eggs to main dishes and desserts, these are all easy, impressive and many can be prepped ahead of time.

Collage of four recipes for Easter: Green bean casserole, ham, potato galettes and asparagus.

Appetizers and Starters

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs with Jalapeno – With Instant Pot Instructions
Deviled eggs are always the hit of the party! Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs with Jalapeno are a fun Southern twist on traditional deviled eggs perfect any time.
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Deviled Crab-Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms
Deviled Crab Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms are a divine twist on a classic dish made into an easy elegant appetizer!
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Deviled Crab Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms - Close-up straight-on shot on white platter
Lemon Parmesan Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms
Lemon Parmesan Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms is the ultimate spring-inspired appetizer!  Besides being delicious, they’re super simple and can be made well ahead of your get-together.
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Chicken Spinach and Artichoke Puff Pastry Parcels
Chicken Spinach and Artichoke Puff Pastry Parcels are super elegant and perfect for any celebration!
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Two Chicken Spinach and Artichoke Puff Pastry Parcels on white plate with salad greens and fork.
Cream of Celery Leaves Soup
Cream of Celery Leaves Soup makes the perfect starter for an elegant spring dinner party, brunch or luncheon.  It's an easy and tasty way to use celery leaves and tender tops to reduce kitchen waste!
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Cream of Celery Leaves Soup in white bowl on white plate with antique spoons.

Breakfast and Brunch

Puff Pastry Vegetable Tart Recipe
This Puff Pastry Vegetable Tart with asparagus and artichokes baked on a sheet pan is an easy way to feed a group! Purchased puff pastry makes the crust effortless and the three-cheese blend of creamy ricotta, nutty Asiago and tangy goat cheese makes it extraordinary!
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Cheese Puff Pastry Vegetable Tart cut into 8 large pieces.
Asparagus Tart with Prosciutto and Fontina
This lovely Italian-inspired Asparagus Tart with Prosciutto and Fontina is how to turn a spring breakfast, brunch or special occasion into amazing! Make your own crust or make it easy with purchased pie crust.
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Spinach Artichoke Squares
Spinach Artichoke Squares are a delicious low-carb spin on classic spinach artichoke dip for the perfect party treat everyone can enjoy!  Great for breakfast or brunch, too!
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Breakfast Strata with Asparagus Artichokes Ham and Gruyere
Breakfast Strata with Asparagus, Artichokes, Ham and Gruyere is the perfect French-inspired spring special occasion treat for family and friends and it’s super easy!
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Main Course

Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa
Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa is the way to a beautiful and stress-free Easter celebration!
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Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Lamb Chops
Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Lamb Chops are easy to prepare and perfect for a spring special occasion for two.
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Crab Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Crab Stuffed Chicken Breasts are elegant enough for a dinner party yet easy enough for a weeknight! A perfect date night dinner for two!
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Cannelloni with Chicken, Spinach and Artichokes
Cannelloni with Chicken, Spinach, and Artichokes is an elegant, make-ahead meal perfect for casual entertaining or potluck! Flat, no-boil lasagna noodles make it easy, and you don’t need to boil them!
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Serving fork picking up a Cannelloni with Chicken, Spinach and Artichokes from white baking dish.
Braised Pork Loin Roast in Dijon Mustard Sauce
Budget-friendly meets French elegance in this easy dish that's perfect for entertaining or a Sunday family dinner! Braised Pork Roast in Dijon Mustard Sauce uses simple pantry ingredients, then is slow-braised!
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Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon Mustard Sauce
Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon – Mustard Sauce is perfect for elegant entertaining!  It's easy, elegant and can be prepped ahead.
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Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon - Mustard Sauce - Straight-on hero shot of pork tenderloin on wood cutting board with pecans and fresh thyme scattered around
Spicy Shrimp and Grits Casserole with Gouda Cheese
Spicy Shrimp and Grits Casserole with Gouda Cheese is the South's most perfect comfort food made into an easy to make and make-ahead casserole!
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Side Dishes

Creamy Asparagus and Rice Casserole
Elegant Creamy Asparagus and Rice Casserole is a delicious, creamy make-ahead side dish that's perfect with anything you're serving! Add chicken or shrimp to transform it into a lovely entree!
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Kicked-Up Canned Baked Beans
Kicked-Up Canned Baked Beans is an easy and delicious way to make ordinary canned baked beans taste as though you made them from scratch!
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Kicked Up Canned Baked Beans - Overhead shot of the baked beans in white baking dish
Sweet Potato Souffle
This Sweet Potato Souffle, topped with a crunchy pecan and brown sugar streusel is lush and luxurious yet so easy!  It's the perfect addition to your holiday table! Best of all, it can be made two days ahead of time!
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Sweet Potato Souffle in oval baking dish with serving spoon.
Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes (Mashed Potato Casserole)
Sometimes referred to as a Mashed Potato Casserole, these Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes are smooth, creamy, slightly cheesy, garlicky, a little bit tangy and a whole lot delicious! Best of all, they can be made two to three days ahead of time!
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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes with serving spoon scooping some out.
Baby Hasselback Potato Bake with Cheddar and Bacon
Baby Hasselback Potato Bake with Cheddar and Bacon is super simple, great to take to a party because it can be made ahead of time and guaranteed to be a hit!
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Garlic Herb Muffin Pan Potato Galettes
Garlic Herb Muffin Pan Potato Galettes are an easy, elegant side dish that's perfect all year round!  Buttery, garlicky and herb-infused stacks of thinly sliced potatoes slices turn out golden, crispy and delicious!
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Garlic Herb Muffin Pan Potato Galettes - Straight-on hero shot on white background garnished with fresh thyme
Rosemary Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Lemon Chive Aioli
Rosemary Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Lemon Chive Aioli is a beautiful side dish with country French elegance!  Buttery Yukon Gold Potatoes are cooked, crushed, then brushed with herb-infused olive oil and baked again for a crunchy exterior and creamy interior!
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Rosemary Garlic Crushed Potatoes in brown ceramic dish garnished with fresh rosemary.
Roasted Beet Salad with Walnuts Goat Cheese and Honey Balsamic Dressing
Roasted Beet Salad with Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Honey Balsamic Dressing is a classic, elegant salad perfect for any occasion!
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Arugula Egg and Asparagus Salad with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette
Arugula, Egg and Asparagus Salad with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to kick off spring!  Peppery arugula, roasted asparagus, soft-boiled eggs and a lively lemon vinaigrette make the perfect side dish salad for a spring evening.
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Fruit Salad with Orange Vanilla Yogurt Dressing
Fruit Salad with Orange Vanilla Yogurt Dressing with Greek yogurt, fresh orange juice, vanilla and agave is a modern spin on classic fruit salad.
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Summer Fruit Salad with Orange Yogurt Vanilla Dressing in green decorative bowl garnished with orange zest.
Cream Cheese Corn Casserole
This easy, decadent cheesy corn casserole is soon to become your family's new favorite side dish! Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Green Chiles is delicious served up right out of the skillet or made ahead and baked up hot and bubbling later.
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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
Here's a green bean casserole everyone at your holiday celebration will love! This Cheesy Green Bean Casserole is easy to make with no canned processed soups or mushrooms!
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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole in white oval gratin dish with serving spoon.
Bourbon-Glazed Carrots with Honey
This easy elegant recipe for Bourbon-Glazed Carrots with Honey is perfect for any holiday celebration. The carrots cook in the buttery glaze as it reduces for a side dish that's nearly hands-off so you can wrap up your holiday meal with ease!
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Bourbon-Glazed Carrots with Honey in white serving bowl with fresh thyme.
Asparagus Cordon Bleu
Asparagus, prosciutto, melty cheese and a crispy breadcrumb topping combine for a side dish that's impressive and elegant enough for your finest dinner party! Best of all, Asparagus Cordon Bleu is easy and can be assembled in advance.
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Roasted Asparagus with Walnut Gremolata and Goat Cheese
Easy and elegant Roasted Asparagus with Walnut Gremolata and Goat Cheese is a beautiful and tasty way to showcase this springtime jewel! Serve it at your next dinner party and enjoy the accolades from your guests!
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Roasted Asparagus with Walnut Lemon Gremolata and Goat Cheese on white oval platter with lemon wedges.
Roasted Hasselback Beets with Dill Dressing
Elegant enough for guests, Scandinavian-inspired Roasted Hasselback Beets with Dill Dressing will become your new favorite way to enjoy beets!
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Roasted Hasselback Beets with Dill Dressing in white dish garnished with fresh dill sprigs.

Desserts

Lighter Mini Cheesecakes
Lighter Mini Cheesecakes will have you enjoying Easter with portion control and less guilt!
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie
Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie is super easy and only requires minimal baking for the crust. The bottom layer is light and creamy and the top is sweet and fruity for a pie you'll want to make all summer long!
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Raspberry Ricotta Cake with Almonds
Raspberry Ricotta Cake with Almonds is moist, fluffy and super easy to make!  It's perfect for dessert in the evening or with coffee in the morning!
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Raspberry Ricotta Cake with Almonds - Overhead hero shot of cake on white paper with two pieces cut into it and almonds scattered about

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