35 Delicious Easter Recipes Worth Celebrating

Bunny cupcakes, heirloom carrots, and—of course—eggs galore.

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This Easter, give your friends and family more reason to celebrate with a delectable spread of great Easter dishes. From adorably sweet desserts to chic and tasty appetizers, these are the dishes the Easter Bunny (and your in-laws) will approve of.

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Carrot Cake

The Easter Bunny will be proud of these gorgeous personal carrot cakes, topped with a smooth cream cheese frosting and a sprig of verdant mint.

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Lemon Thyme Mashed Purple Potatoes

The only thing better than mashed potatoes? A lemony twist on the classic dish! This holiday favorite is zesty and fragrant, yet creamy and decadent.

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Bird's Nest Easter Donuts

A beautiful pastel dessert channels the springtime glee of birds flying by, with easy-to-make donuts that everyone will love.

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Fig and Quinoa Salad

This colorful spring dish is as healthy as it is delicious. Made with protein-packed quinoa, sweet figs, and heart-healthy arugula, this meal will satisfy your hunger, dazzle your tastebuds, and energize you for the annual egg hunt.

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Pastel Easter Milkshakes

These gorgeous Easter milkshakes will satisfy both your color palette and taste palette—made with coconut ice cream that won't give you a sugar crash.

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Cheesy Monkey Bread

Satisfy all your cravings with this bright and delightful cheesy monkey bread, which is perfect for large dinner parties.

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Orange Cheesecake Mousse

These simple orange cheesecake mousse cups are so decadent you'll want to take them on the go as you hunt for Easter eggs.

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Anzac Biscuits

A zesty take on a traditional Australian favorite, these wheat-free Anzac biscuits are sweet and citrusy with a touch of coconut.

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Coconut Meringue Nests

These nests are totally on theme for the holiday — but more impressive than a marshmallow or chocolate bunny (not that we don't love those, too). 's meringue cookies have a sweet coconut lemon mousse filling, and you can top them with fresh fruit, candy eggs, and toasted coconut flakes.

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Root Vegetable Frittata

This root vegetable frittata from will provide a hearty balance to all the sweet treats of the holiday. It combines egg whites, potatoes, rutabaga, onion, Swiss cheese, and green onion—all topped with a sprinkle of fresh purple basil.

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Holidays are just for finding food to act as a conduit for cream cheese frosting, if you ask us. Carrot cake cupcakes fit that bill during Easter, and this recipe from says you can swap out the water in the recipe with pineapple juice to give them that extra bite of sunshine.

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Pear Frisée Salad With Candied Walnuts And Goat Cheese

If a first course is the first impression of a meal, this salad from is the key to ensuring it's a good one. The crunchy and slightly bitter frisée tempers the sweet pears and candied walnuts, which all come together via a sherry vinaigrette dressing.

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Simple Carrot Soup

Maybe you prefer chocolate cake over carrot cake. A soul-warming soup is another avenue to the vegetable of the day—especially when it's boosted by leeks, thyme, and a splash of rich cream.

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Mini Blue Cheese Balls

Mini cheese balls go great with fruit and champagne, which is a compelling enough argument to include them in your Easter brunch.

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Italian Easter Pie

This Italian-Catholic recipe features a staggering amount of cheese and specialty meats inside a warm, flaky pie crust. It's meant to mark the end of Lent, and it's a gooey tradition that can please (and fill) a crowd.

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Pineapple Carrot Cake

Consider this the best way to eat your veggies: A moist carrot cake topped with colorful icing to resemble the season's staple vegetable.

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Colorful Deviled Eggs

Now this is essentially Easter served on a platter. A few cups of food coloring help this classic dish echo the beautiful hues of your painted Easter eggs.

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Fragrant Jasmine Rice Cake

Lend your Easter festivities a taste of fresh garden delights with a cake made with cardamom and lime-scented rice pudding. Fresh berries cover a fluffy bed of whipped cream in a celebration of the season's blossoming bounties.

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Snappy Gourmet
Cake Batter Truffles

Evoke the hues of spring with a treat that's delicious any time of the year: cake batter. These truffles don't require any baking and are made with less than 10 ingredients—meaning less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the holiday's goodies.

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Vegan Carrot Cheesecake

For the family member or friend who isn't indulging in the eggs and creamy treats of the holiday, whip up this vegan carrot cheesecake (it's also gluten free!). It's rich, creamy, and Easter-bunny approved.

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Asparagus With Poached Eggs

For a chic way to incorporate eggs into your Easter spread without employing the plastic neon variety, whip up a delightful dish of asparagus with mustard anchovy vinaigrette and poached eggs. With a final sprinkling of black truffle salt, this recipe will earn a spot in your permanent Easter food arsenal.

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Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

If your egg-despising friend solicits gasps on this egg-friendly holiday, serve them a treat that aligns with the Easter spirit yet caters to their sweet tooth: faux eggs. These chocolate eggs are surprisingly similar in aesthetic (minus the dark brown shell) to the real deal, but offer whites of cheesecake and yolks of passionfruit sauce.

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Bunny Butt Cupcakes

C'mon, what's more adorable than a fluffy little bunny behind? Earn a few chuckles and a standing ovation for these playful cupcakes that illustrate the season's mascot burrowing into a knoll of grass.

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Whipped Lima Beans

For a sophisticated appetizer or side dish this Easter, turn to whipped lima beans: They're elegant and festive ( less boring than everyday mashed potatoes), but are still a non-fussy dish to prepare.

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Cadbury Creme Ice Cream Cake

This is true decadence, Easter edition. Take your favorite taste of Cadbury eggs to a cake dripping with chocolate, ice cream, and striking style for a dessert that astounds and charms your holiday guests.

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Honey Roasted Carrots With Goat Cheese And Thyme

Bring out your inner Easter Bunny by munching on a beautiful trio of roasted carrots. This dish, with its purple, orange, and yellow hues, will splash your holiday table with color and flavor.

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Polka Dot Bunnies

SOS: We have a case of cute overload. Polka dot bunny cookies adorned with flowers are suited for any springtime lover's fancy, and are sweet to taste, to boot.

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Easter Egg Macarons

Bring out your inner French woman with these dainty macarons painted with the designs of elegant Easter eggs. Pastel hues evoke the floral blooms of the season.

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Crispy Potato Roast

Savor time with your friends and family with a quintessential dish that tastes like home—potato roast. This recipe draws flavor from fresh thyme leaves and red pepper flakes.

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Mini Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

As we know, everything is simply better when it's bite-sized, and this finger-food take on carrot cake is no exception. Indulge in the soft pillows of cream cheese frosting dolloped between rich carrot cake cookies.

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