Easter Menu Ideas

Since Easter is this upcoming Sunday, I thought I would round up some recipes that I know would be complete hits with your crowd. My entire family is getting together and one thing we all agree on, is that good food is a must! :)  

Some of these recipes may have no rhyme or reason as to why I chose them for an “Easter line-up” other than they are some of my personal favorites. Everytime one of these recipes is made, it gets rave reviews.  If you have a crowd coming your way for Easter, give one- if not multiple- of these recipes a shot! They will surely please both you and your company. A lot of these make frequent appearances at our family/holiday gatherings and I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does!

Chef in Training shares some of her personal and family favorite recipes. From Breakfast to Dessert, this is a great list that would be perfect for Easter company!




Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls {Made with a Cake Mix}
I chose these because of all the fun and bright colors, much like Easter. If you are a cake-batter-lover, than these are just for you!




Buttermilk Pancakes with AMAZING Buttermilk Syrup
My hubby’s absolute favorite breakfast, as well as many other’s favorite. This syrup is magical. No lie. Your mouth will drop out of sheer disbelief that something could be that tasty.




Cinnamon Roll Cake
I ONLY make this on special occasions because it is simply way too good! Don’t let the amount of butter scare you… It is okay to splurge every now and again for the sake of holidays and company, right?!





Sugar Crumb Crispy
words cannot describe my love for these. NOT ONLY are they ridiculously SIMPLE, they are equally DELICIOUS!





Blueberry Danish Puff
This is one of my mom’s personal favorites. We both have brought these to numerous breakfast/brunch showers/activities and they are the first to go!





Breakfast Puffins
Cute and delicious. All your favorite savory things about breakfast, wrapped up into one incredible recipe. Great for a crowd!






***Disclaimer*** I can’t remember the last time my family had a traditional ham on Easter. I am not a big ham person and neither is my family… I know, Easter blasphemy, right? Eventually I will get a great ham recipe on my blog for you, but until then, here are some dinners that we are contemplating for Easter.


Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta
This recipe does have ham IN it… that counts doesn’t it?!?! Regardless, it is a winning recipe through and through!




Smothered Chile Colorado Burritos
One of my favorites. These burritos have IT ALL! Paired with my Mom’s Homemade Refried Bean recipe, and you have your star entree ready to go!





Chicken Tikka Masala
One of our family’s go-to dinners! Jam packed with flavor!





Chicken Pillows
ALWAYS a crowd Pleaser! PLUS, it’s my hubby’s #1 favorite recipe on the blog…thats saying a lot!





BBQ Beef Pie Pockets
If you are looking for EXTREMELY Simple but delicious, this is your recipe.







Homemade Creamed Corn
This side dish is PERFECT for Easter and can compliment almost any dinner!




Dinner Rolls
This has been my family’s go to dinner roll recipe for generations! The best!



Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
The Best. Period.




Cheesy Potato Casserole
Classic Easter Side dish in my family! We can’t get enough of them… really, they are so good!




Broccoli Craisin Salad
This salad disappears fast! My husband could literally down an entire recipe by himself.







NO-BAKE Chocolate Egg Nest Cookies
Aren’t these absolutely adorable for an Easter treat?! And the kids LOVE helping out with them!




Mini Cadbury Egg Blondies
Loaded with my favorite Easter candy, how could these blondies do any wrong?! :)




Better than Anything Cake
Always a crowd pleaser.




Eclair Cake
SO simple, yet will have everyone guessing you spent hours slaving in the kitchen for it :)




Cookie Salad
We use it as a side (we are some crazy folk) but it has cookies so I guess I will file it here, under the dessert category…. Don’t knock it until you try it. As odd as the flavors sound together, they are equally as yummy! One of our family favorites!




Carrot Cake
Moist and delicious! A great dessert for Easter!






Pineapple Punch
Party Punch


I hope your family enjoys some of these recipes as much as we do!
Happy Easter Baking/Cooking!


For more colorful treats,
be sure and check out my
40+ Cake Mix Recipes Round Up

40+ MUST SEE Cake Mix Recipes on chef-in-training.com ...This is a great list to have when looking for some sweet shortcuts or that delicious cake batter flavor! #recipe #desert #cake


For more recipe ideas for any category,
be sure and check out my recipe index!

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Leslie

    Delicious suggestions! All of your recipes look ,mouth watering! I'm intrigued by the chicken puff things now:)

  2. Leslie

    These look great! I wasn't sure what to make for dessert on Easter Day, but I think one of these may be a winner...now to choose one!

  3. Kim

    The recipes look delicious! Happy Easter!

  4. Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    Nikki, all of these look so yummy! What great ideas for this weekend! I'm eye-balling the eclair cake!