Easy Easter recipes: Easter cake

Easy Easter recipes

Celebrate Easter with our easy spring recipes. Discover how to make a classic simnel cake, DIY Easter eggs, roast spring lamb and more...

6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Buttery new potatoes are a fantastic spring side to any dish, this zesty version with lemon, capers and greens offers a fresh and simple take

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
84 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A simple, low-calorie spring main that uses the season's finest ingredients and is ready in just 20 minutes

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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19 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A vibrant veggie tart using fresh courgette and sweet, caramelised red onion. It's easy to prep and is great for feeding a family on a budget

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

We can't resist these simple spring nachos with courgette, punchy feta cheese and spicy jalapeño. They make a great sharing snack for a relaxed gathering

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
67 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

An exciting main-course salad, packed with interesting flavours and textures and a hit of spice

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A fresh-tasting vegetarian supper - this recipe is easily halved to serve two, or doubled for a crowd

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Packed with punchy flavours, this vegetarian main course salad contrasts earthy goat's cheese with tangy dressing and roasted vegetables

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This is serious British comfort food for a chilly spring day

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
32 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This risotto makes the most of peas with a pea purée, pea shoots and cooked sweet little peas

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
27 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

We’ve turned a classic brunch shakshuka dish into more of a sharing main course by adding seasonal spring vegetables like peas, broad beans and asparagus

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

An elegant spring dish perfect for a relaxed dinner party - simply let your guests pick and dip

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These little green beans go really well with grains like pearl barley - for a light touch, serve cold with goat's cheese, mint and nuts

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This vegetarian buffet centrepiece can be made a day ahead and served cold or reheated

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

We consulted no less than three great Italian cooks to come up with this classic spring vegetable risotto

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

Forage for some fresh spring greens and simmer with finely diced vegetables to make this vibrant, healthy, low-fat green soup

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This stunning vegetarian tart is no trouble to make, as it's made with a packet of puff pastry

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Spring flavour in every bite of this savoury bake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This indulgent spring bread and butter pudding is full of seasonal rhubarb and rich ricotta, perfect for entertaining a crowd with a sweet tooth

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This rhubarb sponge with orange and lemon zest can be served warm with a dollop of crème fraîche or cool as a cake - a spring dessert or afternoon tea treat

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake this classic Easter simnel cake. Top with 11 balls of marzipan – said to represent 11 of Jesus’s disciples, leaving off Judas – or with spring flowers

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
50 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A healthy spaghetti dish full of broad beans, leeks and asparagus tips. Make the most of spring greens with this vibrant, filling pasta recipe

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
31 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bake a simple and stunning carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for an afternoon tea or mid-morning treat. It tastes even better a day or two later

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Looking for an Easter cocktail with all the spices of the season? This twist on an Amaretto sour has a splash of orange juice and a dusting of cinnamon to give you Simnel cake in a glass

15 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This easy twist on the classic fruit sponge makes plenty of squares - all decorated with marzipan eggs

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
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