36 Easter recipes
Impress family and friends this Easter with our best entertaining ideas, from roast lamb and veggie centrepieces to hot cross buns and chocolate cakes
Looking for Easter recipes? Try our dishes below or check out our Easter bakes and Easter dinner recipes. Catering for vegans is effortless with our vegan Easter recipes, and make sure to use up any leftovers from Easter weekend with our best Easter leftovers recipes.
Looking for the best Easter gifts for friends and family this year? Choose your pick from the best Easter gifts, or treat friends or family to an afternoon tea with an Easter twist.
Looking for the best Easter products? Check out our favourite supermarket hot cross buns and best luxury Easter eggs.
Easter lamb recipes
Try one of our best lamb recipes to serve at your Easter holiday feast with friends and family...
How to cook the perfect roast leg of lamb
Roast lamb is a classic Easter Sunday favourite – here’s how to get it juicy and pink on the inside, and beautifully crisp on the outside.
Herb-stuffed rolled lamb breast
Roll this great-value cut of lamb with mustard and herbs then bake until soft and tender so it falls apart into the white wine onion gravy, the perfect Easter Sunday centrepiece.
Lamb shoulder with garlic potatoes and redcurrant glaze
Our succulent slow-roasted lamb dish is an impressive recipe to serve guests over Easter bank holiday.
Vegan Easter recipes
These vegan entertaining recipes are the perfect centrepiece ideas to serve your vegan pals over Easter. Find our comprehensive Easter vegan menu here.
Your vegan friends will be impressed with our version of a classic wellington, packed with roasted red peppers, cooked beetroot and kale. Plus, we've made a vegan stuffing and glazed the pastry in marmite to take this wellington to the next level.
Whole roast cauliflower with warm harissa hummus
Feed a hungry crowd with this impressive whole roast cauliflower with warm harissa hummus. Either serve it as a side dish to go with your lamb or as a vegan centrepiece.
Roasted cabbage steaks with hazelnut dressing
Put red cabbage to good use with these roasted steaks – the mint and chilli add a zingy flavour if you're after a lighter main or sharing side dish.
Aubergine stuffed with pisto
Stuff aubergine with tomatoes and fragrant spices, then top with a crunchy sourdough mixture for an original vegan main.
Roast savoy cabbage with orzo
Roast savoy cabbages are a fun and original vegan alternative to a classic roast. Choose harissa for a spicy kick or tomato pesto for a more rounded, umami flavour.
Vegan hot cross buns
Start Easter Sunday right with our plant-based twist on this popular Easter bake. Discover more of our vegan breakfast recipes.
Vegetarian centrepieces and main courses
Try one of our inventive vegetarian recipes to excite friends and family over the bank holiday weekend!.
Tomato tarte tatin
Encase juicy cherry tomatoes in crisp, golden pastry to make this show-stopping savoury version of the classic French tart, a great way to impress vegetarians over Easter.
Crumbed asparagus with saffron yogurt
This asparagus idea is crumbed instead of battered, which helps retain a wonderful texture. The saffron yogurt is a simple version of an aïoli but Middle Eastern style. Make this for an impressive Middle Eastern entertaining recipe.
Spinach and feta pastry slice
Made big or small, served hot or cold, a classic spinach-and-cheese spanakopita never fails to satisfy and is very simple to make.
Hasselback halloumi traybake
Hasselbacking the halloumi opens up more surface area for maximum crispness. Serve this easy but impressive-looking traybake with flatbreads and a green salad, and let everyone dig in.
Hasselback harissa roast squash
With sweet, spicy harissa and salty feta, vegetarians will not miss out with this stunning Middle Eastern centrepiece.
Stuffed butternut squash with cider cream sauce
Check out our impressive butternut squash recipe with veggie stuffing and a side of crunchy kale. This veggie main becomes a real centrepiece when carved into slices at the table.
Asparagus and tomato tart
Want an easy tart recipe? Make our asparagus and tomato savoury frangipane tart for a Easter vegetarian entertaining idea.
Roast carrot and spelt salad with dukkah and preserved lemon dressing
This zesty carrot and spelt salad is fresh, vibrant and super easy to make. The dukkah gives this salad a delightful nutty flavour, perfect for a vegetarian entertaining idea.
Savoury spiced baklava
A savoury festive spin on the classic middle eastern dessert makes a fantastic vegetarian show-off centrepiece.
Spicy chickpea potato and filo slice
Check out our spiced chickpea bake with potatoes and topped with thin crunchy filo pastry. This easy recipe is veggie friendly, ready in under an hour and serves four. Our filo slice is best eaten on the day, while the pastry is still crisp.
Spiced green bean and tomato rice
Sabrina Ghayour takes a classic Persian recipe, loobia polow (rice cooked with green beans and meat), and made it veggie for a meat-free Easter main. Check out more our impressive Middle Eastern recipes here.
Easter desserts recipes
Finish your feast in style with one of these epic Easter desserts.
Hot cross bun bread and butter pudding
Got leftover hot cross buns to use up? Make this ramped up version of the British classic pudding, perfect for Easter entertaining.
Whip up our smart, authentic version of this classic dessert, made with mascarpone, marsala and savoiardi biscuits soaked in coffee and Tia Maria. This Italian dessert is a great way to end your Easter main meal.
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Sticky toffee self-saucing pudding
A glorious mash-up of two favourite puds, this rich recipe is the perfect bank holiday treat.
Use up any leftover chocolate eggs in this stand-out Easter cheesecake, perfect for the chocolate lovers in the family.
Gelupo's ginger gelato and hot cross bun sandwich
Level up hot cross buns by turning them into a ice cream sandwiches – serve toasted for an extra satisfying Easter treat.
Easter baking recipes
Spend the long weekend baking and treat friends and family this Easter.
Easter simnel cake
Whip up this traditional fruit cake for your bank holiday Easter baking treat.
Creme egg cupcakes
Too good to save just for Easter, watch these super-chocolatey Creme Egg cupcakes become a go-to baking favourite in no time.
Bake a batch of chocolate cupcakes and top with vanilla buttercream and Cadbury Mini Eggs for an easy Easter treat.
White chocolate Easter cake
Take your Easter baking to the next-level with this showstopping white chocolate cake. We've decorated ours with broken white chocolate eggs and crunchy mini eggs, but you can get creative with your favourite Easter treats.
No-knead hot cross buns
Looking for an easy hot cross bun recipe? Try our addictive buns for a hassle-free Easter bake that the whole family can enjoy. Toast and slather in butter to make the most of this traditional Easter treat.
Easter rocky road
Super simple, super fun and super moreish, a batch of our rocky road traybake is a must. Topped with leftover chocolate eggs, it’s perfect for an easy Easter baking project with the whole family.
You can never have too much chocolate at Easter – bake a batch of these gooey, sweet blondies with an Easter-themed twist.
Easter trash tiffin
Put that leftover Easter chocolate to good use with this indulgent fruit and nut chocolate tiffin. Break into squares and serve with a pot of tea.
Italian Easter cake
The whole family will enjoy a slice of this traditional Easter cake – it’s shaped like a dove and topped with candied fruit, sugar and almonds.
These Easter biscuits, flavoured with a touch of cinnamon and mixed spice, and studded with currants, are a classic for spring and will become a family favourite in no time.
Creme Egg brownie Easter cake
The best Easter cake to make for your favourite chocolate lovers. Chocolate cake + Cadbury's Creme Eggs = HEAVEN. Whip up our chocolate traybake for a special Easter treat, or make it any time of the year (we certainly do)!
And remember, we have many, many more brownie recipes to try right here...
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