Roast lamb with vegetables on a serving platter

Easter recipes

70 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.

Easter nest cake

3.962965

(27 ratings)

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 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easter egg cookies

4.4

(10 ratings)

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 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky banoffee loaf with toffee sauce

3.857145

(7 ratings)

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 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easter brownie bites

5

(6 ratings)

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

Stuffed butternut squash

5

(3 ratings)

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 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate & spice hot cross buns

4.6

(5 ratings)

Flecked with dark chocolate, cinnamon, orange zest and plump raisins, these buns make an extra-special Easter treat
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

One-pan Easter lamb

5

(3 ratings)

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 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Crispy layered thyme potatoes

4.5

(6 ratings)

Thinly slice then oven bake your spuds for an impressive side dish to serve with your Easter roast or Sunday lunch
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Healthy Easter bunny pancakes

5

(1 rating)

Celebrate Easter with these cute rabbit pancakes - a healthy and fun breakfast treat for kids. Use whole or semi-skimmed milk if cooking for under fives
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Simnel share ’n’ tear buns

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Don't choose between hot cross buns, Simnel cake and Chelsea buns - this ingenious Easter bake brings together all three
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Spinach rice

4.333335

(6 ratings)

Cook baby spinach with the rice to bring out the colour in this vegetarian side dish - perfect as part of a Greek Easter lunch
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Giant butter bean stew

4.81818

(11 ratings)

This authentic vegetarian casserole makes a delicious first course, or serve alongside slow-cooked lamb as part of a Greek Easter feast
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chorizo Scotch quail’s eggs

5

(5 ratings)

Upgrade this picnic family favourite with a tangy chorizo and blanched almond shell, covering perfectly soft-set yolks
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • A challenge

Hay-baked stuffed leg of lamb

4

(3 ratings)

Try something different with roast lamb and make this Sunday centrepiece cooked in hay – it adds a sweet smoky flavour. Just make sure it's free of pesticides...
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Easter chocolate truffle cake

4.125

(8 ratings)

More child-friendly than a simnel cake, this Easter extravagance is made with chocolate and truffles instead of marzipan
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Korean crusted roast lamb

5

(2 ratings)

The crust on this roast leg of lamb is based on a Korean barbecue marinade called bulgogi - perfect for a Sunday roast with a difference
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Simnel cherry tart

4

(3 ratings)

This teatime treat is a cross between a fruity spring-like Simnel cake and a Bakewell tart - great with a cuppa
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Big bacon & egg pie

5

(1 rating)

Not sure what to make your buffet centrepiece? This robust shortcrust bake with sweet peppers and breakfast favourites should do the trick
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

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