If you're looking for a little Easter inspiration, TODAY Food's got you covered with fun and creative ideas that will wow your guests. From classic deviled eggs to an over-the-top carrot cake, here are 41 delicious Easter recipes for appetizers, mains, sides, breads, desserts and more.
Bacon and smoky paprika take these over the top.
Crunchy, salty and cheesy — this easy-to-make appetizer will definitely be a hit at any holiday bash.
Crispy potato chips add extra crunch to these delicious one-bite hors d'oeuvres.
You're only 4-ingredients away from perhaps the easiest crowd-pleasing Easter app ever.
A dash of sweet onion jam and a delicious spice mix topping elevate these classic favorites.
Par-bake them the night before, then pop them in the oven 15 minutes before serving them on Easter Day.
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This double-crusted savory pie is loaded with prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, ham, fennel sausage, mozzarella and ricotta.
A store-bought bag of shredded hash brown potatoes is the time-saving trick behind this delicious dish.
Fill up this tart with your favorite spring vegetables.
Use a store-bought pie crust to make this irresistible cheesy dish.
Al's hearty brunch is the perfect crowd-pleaser.
It's hard to believe that six ingredients could combine to make such a knockout roast.
Opa! Celebrate Easter the Greek way with this juicy lamb dish.
This super easy pasta tastes like Spring. For a slightly thicker sauce you can puree a small amount of peas with the pesto.
Impress your guests with this stunning centerpiece.
Put your slow cooker to work this Easter with Al's succulent lamb dish.
This pasta is simply made with spaghetti, bacon, eggs and grated cheese. Since there are so few ingredients, be sure to choose the best possible version of each for the most delicious result.
It's sure to be a hit and may even leave you with leftovers.
This cheesy, creamy potato gratin will definitely be a hit at Easter.
Nutty farro is a perfect complement to the fresh mint, smoked almonds and manchego cheese in this delicious salad.
Blood oranges, red onions and Valencia oranges unite in this dish to become a kaleidoscope of colors and a mouth-watering mélange of flavors.
These smaller, slender potatoes cook quickly and pair perfectly with Easter ham, lamb and more.
Romaine lettuce is the salad green of choice on springtime tables on Ikaria and throughout Greece, too. At Easter time, people sometimes add quartered hard-boiled eggs to the salad. The result tastes like Greek spring: herbal, a little grassy, filled with sweet aromas and the crisp, faint bitterness of very fresh romaine lettuce.
This salad has a good balance of clean freshness from the beans and punchy complexity from the herbs and spices.
This dish tastes like Spring and beautifully showcases the bounty of the season.
Cubes of bread soak up the delicious vinaigrette in this refreshing salad.
29. Bunny Bread
This absolutely adorable rabbit-shaped bread is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.
Turn that Easter ham into a delicious sandwich with these easy 6-ingredient biscuits.
Make and roll the buns the night before, then pop them in the oven the next day for a warm Easter treat. Add cream cheese frosting to sweeten the deal or serve them with your favorite nut butter or jam for a new twist—er, roll—on your Easter meal.
Whether you like your carrot cake plain or with all the mix-ins, this recipe has you covered. Serve this sweetly spiced dessert with walnuts, raisins, coconut, and pineapple—or keep it simple with only shredded carrots in the batter. Either way, it's a guaranteed treat, especially when each slice gets a luxurious layer of cream cheese frosting.
One bite of this cake, coated in a decadent chocolate fudge sauce and adorned in almonds, and you'll be hooked. It's the Almond Joy, all grown up.
The base of this rich dessert is made with crumbled chocolate cookies.
This cake is a tribute to good ol'-fashioned gooey cinnamon rolls, soft and full like fluffy pillows, piping hot out of the oven, entwined with ribbons of spiced cinnamon sugar, sticky with dripping cream cheese icing.
Too intimidated by layer cakes to make the Easter dessert at home? Get the same lovely carrot cake flavors — cream cheese frosting and candied walnuts, included — in doughnut form with this fun recipe from Karrie of Tasty Ever After.
No one will ever guess that these amazingly rich cupcakes by TODAY Food's Vidya Rao are actually vegan.
The glorious Nutella swirl in these scones is as delicious as it is dramatic!
A box of yellow cake mix is the secret behind this incredibly easy dessert.
Dollop these cookie-inspired desserts with ice cream or crème fraîche for an extra decadent Easter dish.
This two-layer cheesecake looks cool and tastes better. It is nice to see the pure cheesecake layer above the berries, but if you're in a rush you really don't need to divide the batter; just add the purée and berries to the entire batter and omit that step.