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15 Easy Easter Recipes That Impress

cracker barrel hashbrowns

All of the classic Easter dishes you want, and none of the fuss. Because who says putting together a great holiday meal needs to drive anyone crazy? Whether you’re hosting or bringing, these no-fail Easter recipes have got your back.


Easter dinner is the ultimate of all Sunday dinners. And a feast worth enjoying with family and friends should be a joy to prepare, too. So until the Easter bunny decides to leave complete meals in your basket, these easy versions of classic Easter recipes are the next best thing.

APPETIZERS

1. Caesar Deviled Eggs

caesar deviled eggs It’s the most popular salad in the universe, and now it’s the best thing to happen to deviled eggs since the chicken. A quick DIY Caesar dressing puts a new twist on this go-to appetizer, which we serve up on a bed of—what else—romaine lettuce.

2. Asparagus Tart

asparagus tart This tart looks fancy as all get out, and if anyone asks, we’ll back you up on that. But lucky for you, it’s actually incredibly easy and completely ready in just 35 minutes.

3. Cheddar-Bacon Popovers

cheddar bacon popovers Pillowy golden-brown scratch popovers get a little something extra in the form of savory bacon and cheese. Please and thank you.

MAIN DISHES

4. Slow-Cooker Classic Glazed Ham

slow cooker glazed ham When you’re prepping a holiday dinner, oven space is valuable real estate. Conserve that precious resource with this easy slow-cooker version of classic spiral ham. The slow cooker keeps it warm and prevents it from drying out.

5. Sheet-Pan Cheesy Hasselback Ham, Potatoes and Asparagus

sheet pan hasselback ham We’re bringing hasselback (sorry, not sorry) with this sheet-pan version of a complete Easter dinner. The melted cheese in every slice is our little gift to you.

6. Slow-Cooker Roast Chicken

slow cooker chicken roast Minimal effort and cleanup, with maximum adulting cred: all hail the foolproof simplicity of this beautiful roast chicken. Because sometimes you want a non-ham option for Easter dinner.

SIDES

7. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

bacon wrapped asparagus What Easter menu would be complete without some asparagus (aka the unofficial vegetable of spring)? Show this seasonal favorite the respect it deserves by wrapping it up in bacon.

8. Caramelized Onion Scalloped Potatoes

caramelized onion scalloped potatoes

These are not your average scalloped potatoes. The deep, rich flavor of savory caramelized onions makes this the most decadent, flavorful version you’ll ever have.


9. Tricolor Potato Salad

tricolor potato salad

Even the French can’t resist the pull of a good potato salad. This easy take on French-style potato salad features pretty tri-color potatoes and an olive oil and herb dressing so light and flavorful, you won’t even miss the mayo.


10. Cracker Barrel™ Hashbrown Casserole

cracker barrel hashbrowns The Midwesterners are on to something: no holiday table is complete until the cheesy potatoes are served. This restaurant copycat is one of the most popular recipes we’ve ever posted at Tablespoon, and once you have a bite we think you’ll see why.


DESSERTS

11. Carrot Cake Dump Cake

carrot cake dump cake First things first: we left out the pineapple and raisins (debate amongst yourselves). This is, hands down, the easiest carrot cake you’ll ever make. We took a couple shortcuts with the cake, and went all-in on an incredible, easy and incredibly easy homemade cream cheese frosting.


12. Triple Lemon Cheesecake Swirl Bars

lemon cheesecake swirl bars We’ll have to double-check this, but we heard somewhere that it’s not officially Easter until the lemon bars show up. With a sugar cookie crust and creamy cheesecake filling, these are the ones you’ll want on your table this year.


13. Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

pineapple upside down cake Is pineapple upside-down cake the OG cake-mix hack? Ponder that while you enjoy the moist cake, sweet pineapple and gooey brown-sugar topping that’s been gracing American tables for nearly 100 years.



DRINKS

14. How to Make Mimosas

how to make mimosas Champagne. Juice. Done. (Don’t overthink it.) If you’re going to serve an adult beverage at your holiday table, this is the only one you need.


15. Peach Bellini Mocktails

peach bellini mocktails These pretty non-alcoholic bellinis are every bit as special as mimosas. Who says you need champagne to have fun?



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