grid of Easter recipes clockwise: hummingbird cake, chocolate mascarpone mousse, tahini blood orange poppy seed bread, parmesan brussels sprouts, broccoli and cheese quiche, garlic bread

15 Delectable Easter Recipes

The definitive round-up of 15 brunch recipes, side dishes, and sweet treats to wow your Easter guests! Vegan/GF options included.

grid of Easter recipes clockwise: hummingbird cake, chocolate mascarpone mousse, tahini blood orange poppy seed bread, parmesan brussels sprouts, broccoli and cheese quiche, garlic bread

It’s finally safe to be with our friends and family on big holidays again, and perhaps you’re excited to wow your guests with an awesome Easter spread. Don’t you worry, I’m here for you! I’ve rounded up all my fave brunch recipes, side dishes, and tasty treats for the perfect spring gathering.

Easter Brunch to Die For

Broccoli and Cheese Quiche with Tater Tot Crust

This savory brunch option has been my mom’s go-to for years! It’s made with a crispy tater tot crust instead of the traditional pastry crust. (Vegetarian/Gluten-Free)

broccoli quiche slices on several plates

Tahini Blood Orange Poppy Seed Bread

This celebration of citrus season basically tastes like pound cake and I’m not mad about it. (Vegetarian/Easily Dairy-Free/Gluten-Free)

blood orange poppy seed bread with glaze with two slices cut off

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Oatmeal (with strawberry glaze!)

Meyer lemon season is short and sweet, so don’t sleep on this baked oatmeal! Of course, regular lemons work great if it’s what you have. (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

meyer lemon poppyseed baked oatmeal slices on plates with strawberry glaze

Overnight Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole

Honestly, my fave brunch recipe ever. It requires a bit of work up front, but it’s all done well ahead of time. The day of, all you have to do is stick it in the oven! Ideal. (Vegan)

overhead shot of French toast casserole on several plates

Arugula Goat Cheese Frittata with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This breakfast casserole is a total celebration of spring flavors and pairs perfectly with a fruit salad and bagels. (Vegetarian/Gluten-Free)

frittata in casserole dish next to one slice of frittata in bowl

The Best Side Dishes

Crispy Parmesan Dijon Brussels Sprouts

These cheesy, crispy Brussels sprouts will make everyone excited to eat their veggies! (Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Option)

overhead shot of crispy brussels sprouts on sheet pan

Garlicky Brown Butter Sugar Snap Peas

These sugar snap peas are simple but pack a flavor punch! (Easily Vegan/Gluten-Free)

sugar snap peas in a white bowl with gold serving spoon

Japanese-Inspired Miso Green Beans

I’m obsessed with these miso green beans. They’re incredibly flavorful but come together in less than 30 minutes! (Vegan/Easily Gluten-Free)

green beans on platter

Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

The absolute best mashed potatoes! They’re so creamy, garlicky, and herby. You can add a sprinkle of parmesan to make them even better! (Gluten-Free)

mashed potatoes in large pink bowl with serving spoon and chive garnish

The Very Best Vegan Garlic Bread

My sister was shocked this garlic bread was vegan. It’s that good. It’s cheesy, spicy, and buttery. You won’t be able to get enough of it. (Vegan)

garlic bread cut in slices on cutting board

Easter Desserts to Love

Hummingbird Cake (Snack Size!)

This is the ideal Easter dessert. It’s packed with plenty of spring flavor thanks to the banana and pineapple. This cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

hummingbird cake cut into nine slices

Vegan Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These cheesecake bars are made with a chocolate chip cookie crust. Your Easter guests will never know they’re vegan! (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

vegan cheesecake bars cut into slices on plates

Incredible 5-Ingredient Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse

Talk about decadent. This mousse uses mascarpone in place of some of the heavy cream to create the most silky smooth texture. (Vegetarian/Gluten-Free)

chocolate mascarpone mousse in different cups and bowls with raspberries and whipped cream garnish

5-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Truffles

These little truffles taste like absolute heaven. While they do require some planning ahead, most of the recipe time is waiting. And let me tell you, they’re totally worth the wait! (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

strawberry truffles on parchment paper and plate

Super Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownies (Made With Olive Oil!)

Chocolate and olive oil are a totally underrated flavor pairing. These brownies are so incredibly fudgy and delectable, all while being gluten-free. (Gluten-Free/Easily Dairy-Free)

overhead shot of brownies on parchment paper

If you make any of these incredible Easter recipes, I would be thrilled if you left a rating and review. This encourages others to try the recipe and helps Google find me. It truly warms my heart to hear from you. I’m also always on Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok.

Photography by Hope Agresti

grid of Easter recipes clockwise: hummingbird cake, chocolate mascarpone mousse, tahini blood orange poppy seed bread, parmesan brussels sprouts, broccoli and cheese quiche, garlic bread

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