25 Easter Recipes

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Get ready for a Happy Easter with the best Easter recipes around! We’ve got you covered from traditional Easter foods to irresistible Easter dessert recipes. Whether you are craving classics or seeking something new, these simple and delicious dishes will make your Easter celebration unforgettable.

Collage of Easter recipe ideas featuring mini ricotta cakes and walnut roll (cozonac cu nuca)

Explore easy Easter recipe ideas! From classic dishes to fun twists, find simple recipes perfect for your celebration.

For Easter, my family from Romania cooks up some amazing dishes! We make Cozonac cu nucă – Walnut Roll, a sweet bread filled with walnuts and raisins. Then there’s Pasca – Ricotta Cake, a yummy cheesecake with cottage cheese and eggs. We also enjoy Drobul, a tasty appetizer made with lamb. Mucenici are another favourite, sweet pastries shaped like the number 8. And we can’t forget Ouă roșii, hard-boiled eggs dyed red, a symbol of Easter.

These dishes are special to me because they connect me to my Romanian heritage and bring my family together during this holiday.

At Easter, I love finding all sorts of yummy dishes on the table! There’s sarmale, those delicious cabbage or vine stuffed rolls, plus stuffed peppers. And let’s not forget about the comforting meatball soup, homemade bread, and those tasty stuffed eggs!

Looking for Easter recipes? Explore our delicious dishes below or dive into our Easter bakes and Easter dinner recipes. Plus, catering to vegans is a breeze with our collection of vegan Easter recipes.

Easter baking recipes

Impress family and friends this Easter with our best baking recipes! Explore our entire collection of baked recipes for a variety of delicious options to try!

Mini Ricotta Cakes

Moist, rich, and irresistibly sweet, they’re perfect for Easter Sunday or any special day. Just bake and enjoy!

Mini Ricotta Cakes

Walnut Roll (Cozonac cu nuca si stafide)

Our soft pastry filled with walnuts and rum-infused raisins is an impressive recipe to serve guests over the Easter bank holiday.

A few slices of walnut roll on a chopping board.

Basque Burnt Cheesecake – Pasca Fara Blat

Try Pasca, a traditional Romanian Easter treat for the perfect Easter Sunday centrepiece. It’s a heavenly cheesecake made with sweetened cottage cheese or ricotta, eggs, and sometimes hints of citrus or raisins.

basque cheesecake
basque cheesecake

3-Strand Milk Bread

Are you hosting a Good Friday dinner party? Impress your guests with freshly baked 3-Strand Milk Bread. Try our foolproof recipe this Easter and elevate your dinner experience!

3 Strand Challah Bread

Honey-Glazed Mucenici: Traditional Romanian Sweet Bread with Grated Walnuts

The dough shaped in an eight shape, glazed with honey, and sprinkled with grated walnuts is commonly known as “Mucenici” in Romanian cuisine.

Vegan Easter recipes

These vegan-friendly recipes are ideal centrepiece options to delight your vegan friends during Easter celebrations. Check out our entire collection of vegan recipes.

Cauliflower Steaks with Creamy Tahini Sauce

For Easter, treat your vegan friends to our Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Creamy Tahini Sauce. They’ll be thoroughly impressed.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks topped with Tahini Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower with Yogurt and Chimichurri

This remarkable roast cauliflower paired with yoghurt and chimichurri satisfies a hungry crowd. Enjoy it as a savoury side dish alongside your lamb or let it shine as the vegan centrepiece of your meal.

Roasted Cauliflower with Greek Yogurt and Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce

A fresh and vibrant vegan dish perfect for Easter entertaining. Grilled eggplant topped with grated fresh tomatoes infused with garlic and basil, served on a creamy yoghurt base.

Grilled eggplant atop a base of creamy yogurt sauce

Roast Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Hummus

This quick and easy veggie-friendly recipe is ready in under an hour and serves four. Perfect for a meat-free Easter main course!

Spiced Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas and Creamy Hummus

Easy vegan warm salad recipe

A vegan and gluten-free delight featuring hearty chickpeas, nutritious lentils, kale, celery, and a touch of cumin. Perfect for Easter entertaining, this rich recipe is the ultimate bank holiday treat.

Vegetarian Mediterranean Bowl: A plate filled with sautéed onions, diced celery, cubed carrots, chopped garlic, chickpeas, kale, cooked lentils, and a hint of cumin, seasoned with salt and pepper. Served with a dollop of Greek yogurt or kefir for a creamy finish.

Chickpea Ratatouille: A Delicious Vegan Dish

Chickpea Ratatouille: A Delicious Vegan Dish is a twist on the traditional French ratatouille dish. It’s a classic for spring and will quickly become a family favourite.

Delicious Chickpea Ratatouille in a pan, a hearty and colorful Mediterranean-inspired dish, ready to be served.

No-Bake Banana Cake

Create a vegan dessert this Easter with a no-bake banana chocolate cake. Made with mashed bananas, cocoa powder, and oats, it’s a simple recipe that everyone will love.

Delectable no-bake banana cake, a sweet and creamy dessert.

Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Looking for an impressive vegan dessert recipe for Easter Sunday? Try our Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread! Made with plant-based ingredients, this guilt-free treat is sure to delight.

Vegan carrot cake banana bread topped with cream cheese frosting and walnuts.

Easter dessert recipes

Get into the Easter spirit with our collection of Easter dessert recipes! Check out our entire collection of dessert recipes for more yummy treats! Whether you love chocolate, fruit, or creamy desserts, we’ve got something for you to enjoy.

Berry and Cream Pink Crèpes Cake

Elevate your baking with this stunning Easter-inspired creation. Get creative with your favourite Easter treats as you layer thin crêpes with smooth mascarpone crème, topped off with berry sauce and chocolate ganache.

Berry and Cream Pink Crepes Cake featuring layers of delicate crepes filled with cream cheese filling. Decorated with vibrant berry sauce, decadent chocolate ganache, and fresh mint leaves.

American Style Chocolate Berry Pancakes

Fluffy berry pancakes topped with mixed berry sauce and smooth chocolate ganache. It’s a crowd-pleasing dessert!

Stack of American-style Berry Pancakes drizzled with berry sauce and chocolate ganache

Best Mocha Loaf Cake

Whip up the Best Mocha Loaf Cake for your Easter bank holiday baking treat.

Whole Mocha Loaf Cake with Coffee Icing

Dark Chocolate Orange Cake

Present this dessert to friends and family and watch it disappear in seconds! With its soft poppy seed sponge moistened with orange syrup, layered with chocolate, and decorated with homemade meringues, it’s hard not to love.

Dark Chocolate Orange Cake

Raspberry and Coconut Cake

This cake is rich, moist, and filled with fresh raspberries and coconut flakes. It’s easy to make and sure to please a crowd. Super simple, and super fun, it’s perfect for an easy Easter baking project with the whole family.

Square slices of Raspberry and Coconut Cake

Rich Chocolate Berry Mousse Cake

Put that leftover Easter chocolate to good use with this cake recipe. It’s the perfect Easter cake for your favourite chocolate lovers! Enjoy it as a special Easter treat, or make it any time of the year (we certainly do)!

Moist Rich Chocolate Three Layer Berry Mousse Cake decorated with fresh fruits

Lemon Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Perfect for any occasion or simply to brighten your day. The whole family will enjoy a slice of this delightful cake, ideal for Easter entertaining. It features a moist and tender sponge, layered with cream cheese filling and lemon curd.

Three Layer Lemon Cake decorated with lemon cream cheese frosting, lemon curd swirls and edible flowers.

Easy Chocolate Mini Tarts

Put that leftover Easter chocolate to good use with these delightful treats. They’re great for celebrations and well worth the effort. These eggless, no-bake desserts are the perfect sweet treats for parties.

Chocolate Mini Tarts on a wooden board with one tart bitten to see the section.

Brownies Topped with Pink Berry Cream

Use up that leftover chocolate and wrap up Easter festivities with this delightful treat. Bake a batch of chocolate goodness for an easy Easter treat everyone will love.

Brownies Topped with Pink Berry Cream

Cherry Clafoutis Bliss

A French dessert featuring juicy cherries baked in a custard-like batter. If you’re looking for something different to bake this Easter, this recipe is a real winner.

Cherry Clafoutis: A slice on a plate and the rest on the baking ceramic pan

Chocolate and Caramel Pudding

Use up any leftover chocolate in this standout Easter dessert, perfect for satisfying the chocolate lovers in the family.

Chocolate and Caramel Pudding in two glasses, one half filled with chocolate pudding and the other half with caramel pudding, topped with cocoa powder

Classic French Chocolate Éclairs

Wow your family this Easter with this delightful French dessert. For the ultimate Easter treat, indulge in light choux pastry filled with creamy crème pâtissière and glazed with any leftover chocolate. Because you can never have too much chocolate at Easter!

Eclairs on a tray topped with chocolate glaze and ground pistachio

And remember, there are plenty more dessert recipes for you to try right here…

In conclusion, this Easter recipes roundup offers a diverse selection of delicious dishes to make your holiday celebration extra special. Whether you’re craving traditional favourites like sarmale and stuffed eggs or looking to try something new like ricotta cake or Pasca, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy. From appetizers to desserts, these recipes are sure to bring joy and flavour to your Easter table. Happy cooking and happy Easter!

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  1. I love this compilation of Easter. It’s a great thing that you included both salty and sweet recipes.