25 Easter Recipes

From breakfast casserole and quiche to carrot cake and coconut cream pie, get inspired with these 25 favorite Easter recipes. What’s on your Easter menu?

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting on marble cake stand

Easter is one of my favorite holidays to host. We always start the day with breakfast casserole or quiche, then set up a big Easter egg hunt in the backyard. We usually have a potluck style Easter supper where each family member brings over a separate side dish. Honey glazed ham is always the main dish, but I make a new dessert every year!

If you need inspiration for your Easter menu, I have plenty of Easter recipe ideas today.

Let’s begin with dessert. Naturally.

collage of Easter recipes including carrot cake, lemon meringue pie, pavlova, and coconut Easter nest cake

1. Carrot Cake

Grab my favorite carrot cake recipe. Or try my pineapple carrot cake!

2. Lemon Meringue Pie

Here’s my classic lemon meringue pie recipe with a video too.

3. Pavlova

Light, sweet, and piled high with freshness, pavlova is wonderful for spring and Easter.

4. Coconut Easter Nest Cake

This coconut Easter nest cake can be assembled with your favorite bundt cake or even homemade pound cake.

collage of Easter recipes including pistachio cake, Easter bunny bark, Easter egg sugar cookies, and coconut cream pie

5. Pistachio Cake

This pistachio cake, made with real pistachios, is a spring beauty!

6. Easter Bunny Bark

Easter bunny bark is always a hit with little ones. Ok, and adults too. You’d love my Easter buttercream eggs, too!

7. Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Grab some friends and family and have fun decorating these Easter egg sugar cookies! These are fun for gifting in little Easter baskets, too.

8. Coconut Cream Pie

Nothing compares to rich and creamy coconut cream pie piled with whipped cream!

collage of Easter recipes including carrot cake cupcakes, hummingbird cake, lemon blueberry layer cake, and jellybean sugar cookies

9. Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Moist and flavorful, these coconut-ty carrot cake cupcakes are the best miniature version of spring’s favorite cake.

10. Hummingbird Cupcakes

Spring’s other favorite cake, this hummingbird cake is PACKED with flavor!

11. Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake

Consistently the most popular cake recipe on my blog, this lemon blueberry layer cake has been a personal favorite for years. Or you could make this lemon coconut cake! Want lemon cupcakes instead? Here are my favorite lemon cupcakes.

12. Jellybean Sugar Cookies

What little cuties! These jellybean sugar cookies are chewy, soft, and very easy to throw together. Kids LOVE them.

collage of Easter recipes including fresh fruit tart, vanilla naked cake, cheesy spinach quiche, and biscuit breakfast casserole

13. Fresh Fruit Tart

A classic beauty, this fresh fruit tart is filled with vanilla mascarpone cream.

14. Vanilla Naked Cake

If you want to make a fancy looking cake for Easter without a ton of fancy work, make a naked cake. This is the current baking challenge!

15. Cheesy Spinach Quiche

I suppose we can’t only eat dessert on Easter Sunday. Or can we? Make this cheesy spinach quiche! Or try my goat cheese spinach & sun-dried tomato quiche. Don’t forget to blind bake the pie crust. I have plenty more quiche recipes too!

16. Biscuit Breakfast Casserole

This biscuit breakfast casserole is like a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwich all IN ONE DISH…!

stack of homemade biscuits

17. Flakiest Biscuits Ever

Here’s my recipe plus all the tricks and tips to make homemade biscuits.

collage of Easter recipes including fresh berry quinoa salad, dinner rolls, hot cross buns, and blueberry french toast casserole

18. Fresh Berry Quinoa Salad

It wouldn’t be spring without fresh sides along with our meals! This fresh berry quinoa salad is a total texture party.

19. Dinner Rolls

These soft and fluffy dinner rolls are a mealtime favorite. I also have these delicious whole wheat dinner rolls as an option, too!

20. Hot Cross Buns

Rich with history, hot cross buns are a delicious Easter tradition. Add your favorite add-ins like raisins, currants, dried apricots, cinnamon, orange zest, and more!

21. Blueberry French Toast Casserole

This blueberry French toast casserole can be prepped the night before and leaves little work on Easter morning.

collage of Easter recipes including cinnamon rolls, green bean casserole, creamy strawberry feta pasta salad, and walnut crusted chicken

22. Cinnamon Rolls

This is my favorite recipe for easy cinnamon rolls. We cut 1 rise, so you have cinnamon rolls with ALL the flavor in half the time.

23. Green Bean Casserole

From-scratch green bean casserole is creamy, rich, and full of fresh green beans. It’s our family’s favorite and welcome at any brunch or dinner, especially on a holiday!

24. Creamy Strawberry Feta Pasta Salad

Another side dish for brunch or supper, this creamy strawberry feta pasta salad has the works including homemade poppy seed dressing.

25. Walnut Crusted Chicken

Perfect for Easter brunch or supper, this walnut crusted chicken is totally mouthwatering.

And 1 more!

If you need another dessert idea, here is my favorite pineapple upside down cake.

pineapple upside down cake


  1. Happy Birthday, Jude! Ya handsome, handsome fella! You share a birthday with my cat, Griffyn, who is 15 years old today.

    Sally, I hope you and your family have a great Easter! I’ve printed your recipe for the fruit tart but it will have to wait until the summer. I’ve already decided to make a lemon mascarpone layer cake for Easter (from lindsay’s site: life, love, sugar…you had a link to her site so now I’m addicted to two baking sites. Thanks a lot Sally!).

    1. Lindsay has the besssssst cakes! I know you’ll enjoy it. Happy birthday to your sweet cat and thank you so much for the Easter wishes! Happy Easter to you as well.

  2. For Easter we will be doing a small brunch for our family with ham, roasted veggies, fruit salad, deviled eggs and I’m gonna try my hand at your whole wheat rolls! I’ve never made dinner rolls before so it’ll be a new experience. I’ve opted not to make any sweets for brunch because we’re going to a birthday party the day before and Easter falls on my nephews birthday so our big Easter gathering will be an Easter/birthday party. There will be plenty of desserts at these gatherings (not to mention candy) and we’ve gotta try to find balance somewhere

    Also, I’m loving the direction your blog is taking these days, all these new and different recipes are really cool! It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of always making the same old things so I love that you’re putting different options like babka (which is definitely on my bucket list) and pavlova!

    1. Hey Stefaney! It sounds like a really fun weekend and I’m glad you’re saving room for all the dessert you’ll enjoy. Easter candy is my favorite!!

      Thank you for the comment about the newer selection of recipes. It’s been so nice to test new and fresh recipes this year. I’m having so much fun, especially after being pregnant and tired last year. I appreciate the comment!

  3. Happy birthday to our handsome Jude! And Happy Easter to you and yours! This year we’re celebrating Easter both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we are having a mustard honey glazed spiral ham, cheesy scalloped potatoes, roasted whole carrots, Parmesan roasted asparagus, ambrosia salad, strawberry spinach salad, homemade wheat rolls, individual cheesecakes and a fresh strawberry cake. My mouth was watering as I strolled up and down the aisles of the supermarket tonight. Sunday will be a little more laid back with a smoked ham and more of a picnic fare. This will be one waddling chick come Monday!
    Thanks for sharing all of your fantastic recipes and for becoming a household name with us. You’d think “Sally” was one of the family! Why not?! Happy cooking to all!! 

    1. If I’m part of the family, that means I can come crash your Easter celebrations right? Because both menus sound out of this world!!!

  4. Aquaguard RO says:

    I LOVE your recipes and will definitely have this in my file of appetizers. Thank you Sally.

  5. Thank you for all this Easter inspiration! I’m thinking the carrot cupcakes for this year 🙂 And a very happy birthday to Mr. Jude! He’s a handsome boy in that snow. I’m sure he enjoyed his PB surprise!!

    Happy Easter to you and your family.

  6. These all look so good! I’m excited for all the baking ahead of me this weekend!


  7. Jamie Frendewey says:

    Made your lemon blueberry layer cake…so good!  I make your recipes all the time and love them, but this one was amazing!  Even my husband who isn’t a huge lemon fan says this is the best layer cake recipe he’s ever had. 

    1. Isn’t it wonderful? It’s been a popular recipe on my blog for 4 years. I’m so happy it’s been a hit!

  8. Lora Bracci says:

    Dear Sally,
    Hope your Easter weekend was filled with chocolate! Made two  of your recipes as we also celebrated my daughter and my Dads birthdays. My Dad loves anything lemon so your easy lemon pie was a hit. Not one slice left! Michaela, my daughter chose a vanilla cake with buttercream frosting. Everyone enjoyed the cake, we even let loose with sprinkles.I love your recipes, and my family enjoys the results.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing the recipes you made over this special weekend 🙂 Michaela made a great choice on that cake!

  9. Your email included a video of the two toned rose cupcakes. I had a hard time hearing which Wilton tip you used – #1N or #1M? Could you please clarify?

    1. Hi Ruth, you can read all about those roses and the tips I recommend in this post: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2017/04/01/how-to-pipe-a-two-toned-frosting-rose/

  10. I’m making the lemon bars for the baking challenge for Easter! Lemon bars and 72 deviled eggs!

  11. Dear Sally,
    Happy Easter to you and your family and happy birthday to your doggy. Thank you for all the recipes, you’re an inspiration! I’ve been baking for over 60 years and you’re teaching me a thing or two!

  12. Lois J Girard says:

    Made your HUMMING BIRD CAKE for a very special daughter–She loved it–A big hit!! I am a true FAB=N of yours!!

    1. Lois J Girard says:

      correction on spelling please–A TRUE FAN OF YOURS

    2. So happy to read this! Thank you Lois!

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