22 Best Easter Food Ideas – Traditional Easter Appetizers and Dessert Recipes

It is without a doubt that Easter is one of the most anticipated and widely celebrated holidays across the globe. If you’re Christian, you would know that Easter is where you commemorate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The beauty and magic of Easter come not only from the tradition and religious belief that goes along with it but of course, we should not forget the huge selection of creative foods and cuisines! 

What Food Do You Eat On Easter?

So what kind of food do you eat on Easter? Generally, you can eat anything you want on Easter Sunday. Except when you’re a Christian, you would know that meat is not allowed during Fridays so you will have to opt for bread, pastries, and fish. 

With that said, here are the food staples that you will always see in anyone’s Easter table: 

Easter Eggs

One must not forget the ever famous Easter eggs. It is definitely one of the few indicators that Easter is being celebrated! From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs represent Jesus’ resurrection which gave this food a symbol of “new life”. Easter eggs can either be a decorative piece or an activity that can add life to the celebration (I’m talking about Easter egg hunt!).


 Bread and fish

As I have said before, one of the Easter food traditions is that Christians, especially Catholics, do not eat meat on ‘Good Friday’, and the religious reason behind this is that because Jesus sacrificed his flesh on Good Friday, we refrain from eating flesh meat in his honor. Also, if you trace back to the Pagan era, bread symbolizes fertility and welcomes good luck for the rest of the year ahead. It’s also a good thing that you can do tons of Easter recipes with just a plain bread! 

Lamb or ham

The lamb is another significant symbol and one you will definitely see in the dining table especially during Easter. The lamb became an Easter staple for the reason that Jesus is often referred to as the “Lamb of God.” And if you want a cheaper alternative, you can always opt for ham!

Easter Desserts


Don’t limit yourself to chocolate cookies! Try to welcome a variety of flavors when making your cookies. You can go with these Easter gingerbread glazed cookies with a bunny on top! This is the perfect day to be creative with your presentation. 


Did you know you can create a rabbit out of marshmallows by arranging them in different sizes? But don’t stop there; you can make a lot of different shapes and figures with only a few marshmallows! You may serve it as a dessert or with a warm chocolate beverage.


Cupcakes, like eggs, are another set of delicacies that can make a party appear bright and lively! Making cupcakes is another way to demonstrate your creative abilities, as demonstrated here:


A party is never complete without a cake! Add some Easter flair to your cake by adding a bunny on top or candy eggs on the side. If you do it correctly, your Easter cake might become a show-stopper!

Easy Easter Food Ideas

There really is no limit on how you can get creative with the Easter food staples I mentioned. As much as possible, try to experiment with the recipes and presentation of your meals so that you won’t have the same type of cuisines every year! To help you, I have here a list of Easter food ideas that will make your celebration complete: 

Traditional Easter Dinner Table

A traditional Easter Dinner varies per family or group, of course. But usually, the food you will see in the dining table ranges from eggs, lamb or ham, bread, fish, and easter bunny-themed goodies. For the sides, you can have your share of mashed potatoes, corn, leafy greens, fruit salad, and some hot chocolate drink! 

Looking for some delicious Easter dinner ideas? You’ll find here the best 22 traditional Easter Appetizers and Dessert Recipes your family will love!

22. Easter Bunny Spinach DIP

This is one fun Easter appetizer! Hot, melty, cheesy spinach dip is surrounded by crescent roll bites that are perfect for scooping up the dip.

Easter Bunny Spinach DIP

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21. Easter No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Looking for an easy Easter dessert? These Easter No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes are perfect! They’re cute pastel striped cheesecakes that are simple to make, no baking required!

Easter No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

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20. Coconut Macaroon Nests with Candy Easter Eggs

These Coconut Macaroons shaped into nests and garnished with candy eggs are a delicious, sweet, and easy spring dessert!

Easter Food Ideas: Coconut Macaroon Nests

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19. Easter Desserts: Carrot Patch Cupcakes

These cute little carrot patch cupcakes are perfect for spring! They’ve got a chocolate base & buttercream, cookie “dirt” and a strawberry “carrot” on top. The Easter Bunny is going to love nibbling on them!

Easter Desserts: Carrot Patch Cupcakes

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18. Easter Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Super easy and Delicious Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Easter Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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17. Cheats 15 Minute Chocolate Overload Easter Cake

The ultimate cheats ’15 Minute Chocolate Overload Easter Cake’, made from a store-bought mud cake, covered in creamy milk chocolate frosting, piled high with sprinkles, chocolate easter eggs, creme eggs, and Malteser bunnies, and surrounded by chocolate finger biscuits. This Easter cake looks absolutely gorgeous and tastes even better… talk about a show-stopping table centerpiece!

15 Minute Chocolate Overload Easter Cake

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16. Easter Bunny Paw Print Cookies

These Bunny Paw Print Cookies are a cute and yummy treat for Easter.

Easter Bunny Paw Print Cookies

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15. Chocolate Bark Easter Brownies

When you can’t decide if you want a chocolate bar or gooey chocolate brownies, there’s always Chocolate Bark Brownies. The best of both worlds and perfect for any holiday.

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14. Ube Mochi Crispy Waffles

You’re only 4 ingredients away from crispy-chewy mochi waffles! Make this popular favorite at home in 10 minutes or less!

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13. Spinach and Savory Bacon Quiche Appetizer

This tangy Spinach and Bacon Quiche recipe is perfectly scrumptious and satisfying to enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or dinner! It features healthy spinach, savory bacon, and a variety of your favorite cheeses baked into a flaky (readymade!) crust for a super easy, nearly foolproof, and absolutely delicious quiche every time.

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12. Overnight Eggs Benedict Bake

This Overnight Eggs Benedict Bake is prepped the night before and baked into a comforting breakfast dish! Made with hearty English muffins, rich eggs, ham, and topped with a homemade creamy hollandaise sauce!

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11. Delicious Coconut Cream Bundt Cake

This Coconut Cream Bundt Cake is our favorite go-to recipe for Easter and Mother’s Day Brunch.

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10. Carrot Cake Roll

A delicious take on the favorite Easter cake! Everything you love about a classic spiced carrot cake rolled up with a velvety cream cheese frosting for an impressive and fun dessert. The cake is moist and tender, while the cream cheese frosting adds a layer of sweetness both inside and out for the perfect balance of cake and frosting in every bite.

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9. Easter Bunny Breakfast

This Easter Bunny Breakfast idea is a fun way to transform pancakes or bacon and eggs into a super cute Easter themed breakfast. Easy to make and kids love it!

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8. Mango Sago Recipe

This mango sago recipe comes together extremely quickly with only a few ingredients! In mere minutes, you’ll be indulging in a refreshing and creamy dessert you won’t be able to get enough of.

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7. Healthier Peanut Butter Eggs (Copycat Reese’s)

Healthier Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs are an amazingly simple and clean version of the iconic Easter candy. They are vegan, dairy and gluten free and made with only 5 ingredients but they taste like the real deal!

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6. Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

This Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole is loaded with all of your breakfast favorites! It’s got fluffy eggs with savory hashbrowns, sausage, peppers, onions, and cheese. It’s easy to make ahead of time and is very freezer-friendly.

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5. Easter Main Dish – Glazed Ham Recipe (Oven and Slow Cooker Friendly!)

This Glazed Ham Recipe is brushed with honey butter and baked in the oven or the slow cooker before being brushed with a sweet pineapple brown sugar glaze! The ham is juicy and flavorful with a perfectly caramelized top.

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4. Keto Easy Easter Dinner Recipes with Ham, Roast Leg of Lamb and Deviled Eggs

From classic ham, leg of lamb, and deviled eggs you are sure to find your perfect combination of recipes below to make the best holiday dinner ever.

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3. Skillet Cadbury Mini Egg Cookie (Classic Easter Dessert)

Cadbury egg cookies are a favorite of mine. Today’s recipe comes with a fun twist though. We created Cadbury egg skillet cookies.

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2. Vegan Chocolate Babka (Simple and Easy Braided Easter Bread)

Buttery and fluffy vegan chocolate babka with swirls of chocolate ganache and a touch of cinnamon. This braided bread uses common pantry ingredients and is easy to make!

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1. Double Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns (vegan)

Easy vegan hot cross buns with TWO types of chocolate chips. They are fluffy, will melt in your mouth and better than store-bought!

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Easter Food Ideas

22 BEST Easter Foods - Traditional Easter Appetizers & Desserts

Easter Food Ideas

It is without a doubt that Easter is one of the most anticipated and widely celebrated holidays across the globe. If you’re Christian, you would know that Easter is where you commemorate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The beauty and magic of Easter come not only from the tradition and religious belief that goes along with it but of course, we should not forget the huge selection of creative foods and cuisines!


  • Easter Bunny Spinach
  • Easter No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes
  • Easter Food Ideas: Coconut Macaroon Nests
  • Carrot Patch Cupcakes
  • Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries


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