Easiest ever Easter lunch

Easiest ever Easter lunch menu

BBC Good Food has put together a make-ahead menu for your easiest ever Easter, featuring fail-safe recipes for entertaining over the Bank Holiday weekend.

These easy recipes can all be prepped in advance and brim with vibrant, seasonal flavours. If you’re looking for a menu of instant classics, this is the only guide you need. For even more delicious Easter dishes to add to your family feast, take a look at our ultimate Easter recipe collection. From extravagant mains to delicious spring sides, we have something for everyone. 

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Simple starters 


This fresh crab bruschetta is a perfect starter to impress – all you need is a slab of sourdough, crab and a lemony olive oil dressing. Simply roast the bread in the morning, mix the crab topping and you’re ready to go. 

Magnificent mains


This miracle one-pan lamb recipe is the ideal no-fuss main course that’s basically as easy as popping the pan in the oven. Add all your favourite veggie trimmings such as roasties, fennel and onion, add the rosemary, garlic and chilli seasoning and roast to perfection. Bring to the table to carve and serve. 

Easy Easter greens


Simple spring greens with a punchy dressing is the perfect light side dish for an Easter roast. A clove of garlic, handful of anchovies with a dash of lemon juice makes an addictive dressing for your cabbage. Top with crunchy hazelnuts and a grating of savoury Parmesan for a dish everyone will want a second scoop of.

Easy Easter dessert


This stunning chocolate tart can be made ahead of time and sliced up to serve when needed. Featuring a rich chocolate filling with crisp pastry and a smattering of golden Galaxy eggs, serve with a dollop of crème fraîche and a well-deserved sense of achievement. 

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