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Easter weekend recipe ideas

Easter recipes you need to try

Ready for the long weekend?

If you are planning a get together with family and/or friends, you might be starting to think about what food to serve.

From a full Sunday roast to buffet food and snacks, there is plenty of choice and what you opt for will depend on personal preference and guest's dietary requirements.

Check out some of our Easter recipe inspiration below.

Roast lamb

Lamb is a traditional centrepiece for Easter dinner in many households. A leg of lamb roasted with garlic, rosemary, and lemon makes for a classic and delicious main course.

Roast chicken with spring vegetables

If lamb isn't your preference, roast chicken is another popular option for Easter dinner. Serve it with fresh spring vegetables such as asparagus, peas, and new potatoes for a light and tasty meal.

Hot cross buns

These spiced sweet buns, marked with a cross on top, are a quintessential Easter treat. They are typically made with raisins or currants and flavoured with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

Simnel cake

This rich fruitcake is topped with marzipan and traditionally decorated with 11 marzipan balls representing the 12 apostles (minus Judas).

Easter chocolate nests

A fun and easy snack to make with the kids, these chocolate nests are made by mixing melted chocolate with shredded wheat or cornflakes, then shaping the mixture into nests and adding mini chocolate eggs on top.

Lemon drizzle cake

With its bright, tangy flavour, lemon drizzle cake is a refreshing dessert choice for Easter. The zesty lemon pairs beautifully with a sweet, sticky drizzle over the top.

Devilled eggs

These are hard-boiled eggs which are halved and filled with a creamy, seasoned yolk mixture, Great for putting you on in between meals or for serving on the buffet table.

Vegetable tart

If you're looking for something suitable for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, why not serve a vegetable tart. It is a colourful and flavoursome option made with a buttery pastry crust which can be filled with a mixture of seasonal vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and courgettes.

These are just a few examples of the many delicious Easter recipes you can enjoy with your loved ones this weekend Whether you're hosting a family gathering or simply enjoying a quiet meal at home, these dishes are sure to add a festive touch to your Easter celebrations.