Lamb and hasselback potatoes

Easter recipes

Find Easter recipes for entertaining and baking over the bank holiday weekend, from roast lamb with all the trimmings to classic bakes, including hot cross buns and simnel cake.

2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This attractive chocolate treat makes a perfect alternative gift instead of Easter eggs, and it's easy enough for kids to make too

25 mins
Easy
8 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

Rice, feta and spinach make the filling for a savoury twist on the Moroccan dish M'hanncha - perfect for entertaining outdoors

2 hrs and 20 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Take a classic Easter treat to another level and bake our chocolate hot cross buns. Split the dough to make dark chocolate orange and white chocolate cherry buns

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Top this citrussy sponge with lemon icing and candied peel. Greek yogurt creates a cake that's extra moist and tangy, for an irresistible teatime treat

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A slice of showstopping Easter chocolate tart is the perfect way to finish a meal. This simple chocolate egg filled dessert is easier than you think

50 mins
Easy
31 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Loaded with chocolate eggs and chicks, this is the ultimate Easter centrepiece - an 'eggstra' special treat for afternoon tea or dessert

1 hr
Easy
28 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Like classic bread and butter pudding? Try this twist that uses hot cross buns instead – a great way to use up any Easter leftovers

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Bake this super easy chocolate cake with just a handful of storecupboard ingredients. Use marmalade (or jam if you prefer) to keep it moist and fruity

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
229 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This foolproof recipe will ensure even first timers get crispy skins and fluffy insides. Make sure your potatoes are perfect for Sunday lunch or even Christmas dinner

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

What says Easter better than hot cross buns? Try this vegan version, using dairy-free spread and almond milk. Cinnamon, mixed spice, sultanas and citrus bring all the traditional flavours

55 mins
Easy
Vegan
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Create fun creatures with simple and healthy boiled eggs for little children this Easter. They’ll love helping you make an edible spring scene and enjoy one of their five a day at the same time

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate Easter with a springtime seasonal bake. This classic simnel cake is packed with dried fruit and spices and topped with marzipan

3 hrs
More effort
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A classic Easter favourite, this saddle of lamb is stuffed with crunchy shallots, garlic and pancetta for a depth of flavour guaranteed to please your guests

1 hr and 45 mins
More effort
31 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake a showstopping cake for Easter. This one is so easy and the kids can decorate it by filling the pretzel nest with their favourite chocolate eggs

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Create the perfect cookie with a soft, chewy centre and crisp outer edge. Mini eggs, white and dark chocolate chunks make them an indulgent Easter treat

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Bake a mash-up of sticky toffee pudding and banana loaf. Leftover cake will keep for a few days and is great with a cuppa – and the sauce is delicious with ice cream

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Tucked inside these scrumptious brownie bites are mini eggs - they're a perfectly sized sweet treat that's fun to make with the kids in the Easter holidays

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A tasty chicken dish complemented perfectly by pan-fried potato, bacon and kale, then indulgently topped with a runny egg

3 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a veggie roast everyone will love – this squash is packed with nuts, barley and herbs, so it has plenty of flavour and lots of lovely textures

2 hrs and 15 mins
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Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Flecked with dark chocolate, cinnamon, orange zest and plump raisins, these buns make an extra-special Easter treat

1 hr and 5 mins
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A miracle one-pan lamb recipe that's as easy as popping a pan in the oven. Rosemary, garlic, white wine and seasonal veg make this a show stopping family meal

2 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Score the skin of your lamb and marinate with a herby, garlicky pesto for an extra special Sunday roast

2 hrs
More effort
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Thinly slice then oven bake your spuds for an impressive side dish to serve with your Easter roast or Sunday lunch

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate Easter with these cute rabbit pancakes – a fun and healthy breakfast treat for kids. Use whole or semi-skimmed milk if cooking for under fives

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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