41 Delicious Easter Recipes from TODAY Food for Appetizers, Mains, Sides, Breads, Desserts and More

Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting / Casey Barber
Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting / Casey Barber

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 for appetizers, mains, sides, breads, desserts and more.

APPETIZERS

1. Heavenly Deviled Eggs

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Bacon and smoky paprika take these over the top.

2. Phyllo Prosciutto Asparagus Cigars

Brandon Goodwin / TODAY
Brandon Goodwin / TODAY

Crunchy, salty and cheesy — this easy-to-make appetizer will definitely be a hit at any holiday bash.

3. Twice-Baked Potato Bites

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Daniel Krieger / The Laws of Cooking…and How to Break Them

Crispy potato chips add extra crunch to these delicious one-bite hors d’oeuvres.

4. Basic Deviled Eggs

Casey Barber
Casey Barber

You’re only 4-ingredients away from perhaps the easiest crowd-pleasing Easter app ever.

5. Pigs in a Blanket

Rainbow Room, New York City
Rainbow Room, New York City

A dash of sweet onion jam and a delicious spice mix topping elevate these classic favorites.

6. Make-Ahead Spinach-Artichoke Baked Egg Souffles

Casey Barber
Casey Barber

Par-bake them the night before, then pop them in the oven 15 minutes before serving them on Easter Day.

QUICHES & TARTS

7. Italian Pizza Rustica

Grace Parisi / TODAY
Grace Parisi / TODAY

This double-crusted savorty pie is loaded with prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, ham, fennel sausage, mozzarella and ricotta.

8. Quiche Lorraine with Hash Brown Crust

Debbie Koenig
Debbie Koenig

A store-bought bag of shredded hash brown potatoes is the time-saving trick behind this delicious dish.

9. Vegetable and Fine Herb Quiche

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Fill up this tart with your favorite spring vegetables.

10. Spring Asparagus Breakfast Tart

Casey Barber
Casey Barber

Use a store-bought pie crust to make this irresistible cheesy dish.

11. Al Roker’s Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Quiche

David Anderson / TODAY
David Anderson / TODAY

Al’s hearty brunch is the perfect crowd-pleaser.

MAIN COURSES

12. Easy Glazed Ham with Sriracha and Orange Marmalade

Grace Parisi / TODAY
Grace Parisi / TODAY

It’s hard to believe that six ingredients could combine to make such a knockout roast.

13. Marinated Bone-In Lamb Shoulder with Lemon Potatoes

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Opa! Celebrate Easter the Greek way with this juicy lamb dish.

14. Pasta Shells with Pesto and Peas

Cook Smarts
Cook Smarts

This super easy pasta tastes like Spring. For a slightly thicker sauce you can puree a small amount of peas with the pesto.

15. Spiced Pomegranate-Glazed Ham

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Impress your guests with this stunning centerpiece.

16. Al Roker’s Slow-Cooker Lamb Shanks

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Put your slow cooker to work this Easter with Al’s succulent lamb dish.

17. Lidia Bastianich’s Spaghetti Carbonara

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

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.

18. Al Roker’s Roasted Ham with Pineapple Glaze and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

TODAY
TODAY

It’s sure to be a hit and may even leave you with leftovers.

19. Garlic-Braised Lamb Shank

Experimental Epicurean
Experimental Epicurean

Braised to juicy perfection in a slow-cooker with garlic, pearl onions and red wine, this restaurant-worthy entree from Jackie of Experimental Epicurean is a true Easter showstopper.

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SOURCE: TODAY