7 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 dining 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 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! 

Chocolate Easter Bunny

Chocolate Easter bunnies come in pair with the colorful dyed Easter eggs for the fact that it adds decoration to your place and it brings fun to your celebration especially if your guests include children! The Easter Bunny is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter which is seen as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs.

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 

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 food ideas? You’ll find here the best 7 traditional Easter Appetizers and Dessert Recipes your family will love!

7. 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

Check the recipe here

6. 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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5. Easter Food Ideas: Coconut Macaroon Nests

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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4. 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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3. Easter Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Super easy and Delicious Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Easter Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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2. 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

Check the recipe here

1. 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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7 Easter Food Ideas - Traditional Easter Appetizers and Dessert Recipes

7 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!

Ingredients

  • 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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  3. Try the best Easter Food Ideas and share your photo under my pin on Pinterest!

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