Easter is a time to be surrounded by 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.
This is the perfect recipe to gather and feast together. Welcome the warm weather with this zingy, springy meal. Whole juicy chicken coated in sweet and spiced red pepper sauce paired with a crispy grilled salad - there’s never been a better time to get cooking.
Carrots are a must for any Easter spread. This roasted variety not only looks and tastes amazing, but the addition of carrot leaves to the homemade pesto also means less food waste in the end! Topped with crumbled goat cheese, the colors on this dish really pop.
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.
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 really sets it apart. It’s a simple recipe that you can tweak and personalize with different cheeses or additions like diced onions.
Hot cross buns are traditionally associated not only with Easter, but with 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 of ingredients together for a totally new flavor.
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.