Holidays mean family and family means dinner! The traditional fare for Easter Sunday comes in two varieties: ham or standing rib roast.
While those are tried and true staples, sometimes it's nice to get a little adventurous. We have 9 Easter recipes to tickle your tastebuds and fancy up your fête.
1. Easter Bunny Trail Mix
Instead of the typical mid-morning snack, mix up a batch of Easter Bunny Trail Mix. The "carrots" are dried fruit! This is practically a health food!
2. Strawberry Spinach Salad
A strawberry spinach salad makes an excellent starter for your Easter Sunday dinner. The colors are vibrant making it pretty AND delicious.
3. Ham Steaks
Instead of the traditional spiral sliced ham, go for ham steaks on Easter Sunday. Topped with a maple-bourbon glaze, it's bound to be amazing.
4. Braised Beef Shanks
If pork isn't your thing, go for braised beef shanks over a cheesy polenta! These cook slow, so give yourself plenty of time for optimum tenderness!
5. Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
You have ALL those eggs laying around from the hunts, right? Turn them into Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs and serve them with dinner.
6. Stovetop Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food and a perfect side for almost any main course. This stovetop mac and cheese cooks up as creamy as those cooked in the oven.
7. Easter Egg Italian Bread
Here's another use for all those eggs! But don't boil them yet! This Easter Egg Italian bread starts with dyed, raw eggs! It's also pretty to look at!
8. Gluten Free Pretzel Bread
With this gluten free pretzel bread, there will be something for everyone at your table. Serve these as rolls with your meal, or slice and make sandwiches with leftovers! Mmm!
9. Coconut Truffles
Instead of cakes or pies this Easter, serve these tasty two-bite coconut truffles! If you have any left over, freeze them for a midnight snack!
If your little ones are like most, they eat breakfast and then they're almost immediately hungry again. Make up a batch of Easter Trail Mix to hold them over between breakfast and lunch. It's cute and there's FRUIT! They won't even know they're eating something healthy because it's just so adorable!
This would also make an excellent Easter egg hunt snack food!