The Best Spread for Easter

Spring is here, and with it comes Easter. Let these recipes inspire you to wow your friends and family during this year’s feast!

March 26, 2019

Keep with Tradition, Mostly

Easter is a time to be with the people you love, preferably gathered around a big table covered with food. While it’s perfectly fine to drop in a creative dish you’ve always wanted to try, tradition plays strongly in the Easter spread. Stick with a few of the classics, but go ahead and make them your own.

Baked Apricot Mustard Ham

Baked Apricot Mustard Ham

Compelled to Cook

A sweet ham is not only a nod to Easter tradition, it also makes a noteworthy centerpiece. While honey ham often nabs all the attention, this recipe offers a tasty alternative. The sweet and tangy glaze made from apricot jam and Dijon mustard is a twist that’s sure to get the table talking.

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto


Carrots are a must for any Easter spread. This roasted variety not only looks and tastes amazing, the addition of carrot leaves to the homemade pesto means less food waste in the end. Topped with crumbled goat cheese, the colors on this dish really pop.

Yogurt and Avocado Deviled Eggs with Spices and Herbs

Yogurt and Avocado Deviled Eggs with Spices and Herbs

Mi Terruno Food

Deviled eggs don’t just look good on the table, they’re the perfect pass-around app for Easter. This variety gets its light and creamy consistency from yogurt and avocados, while fresh herbs pack each bite full of flavor. It doesn’t hurt that they’re also full of healthy fats and protein.

Sheet Pan Mac n’ Cheese

Sheet Pan Mac n' Cheese

Alexandra's Kitchen

Always the crowd-pleaser, a good mac n’ cheese is welcome at any big event. This sheet pan recipe will ensure nobody goes home hungry, and the garlicky herb crust will set it apart. It’s a simple recipe that you can tweak and personalize with different cheeses or additions like diced onions.

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Easter Hot Cross Buns


Hot cross buns are traditionally associated not only with Easter, but other holidays like Good Friday and Christmas. The sweet dough in the recipe sees dried fruit mixed in before the namesake cross is marked over the top. While currants and raisins are the most traditional additions, go crazy with something more exotic or mix a bunch together for a totally new flavor.

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