11 Easy Recipes For Easter Entertaining

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Are you hosting friends and family this Easter? Why not try one or two of these recipes, from springtime fresh flavours to sweet ideas everyone will love. Simply click on the links below to access the full recipes. 

Easter is a time that many families come together, and having a collection of easy recipes on hand will make entertaining so simple. We’ve picked a selection of savoury recipes using the best springtime ingredients, plus some sweet treats to serve after the main course. I’m sure all will go down well with your Easter guests. Enjoy!

11 Easter recipes

1. Lamb & New Potato Traybake

Create a filling and satisfying meal for the family with this one-pan lamb dish. It’s filled with new potatoes, fennel, peas and lemon to give it a zesty kick.

Lamb & New Potato Traybake recipe

Lamb and potato traybake

2. Pea & Mint Risotto

Rich and creamy, yet delightfully fresh, this Pea & Mint Risotto is just right for springtime entertaining.

Pea & Mint Risotto recipe

Pea and Mint Risotto

3. Lamb Roast With Tangy Cumberland Sauce

This is an effortless, easy-to-prepare alternative to a traditional Easter lamb roast, cooked quickly for a pink finish, giving tender results with an added layer of flavour provided by the sharp, yet sweet Cumberland Sauce.

Lamb Roast recipe

Lamb roast

4. Easter Bunny Cakes

These no-bake Easter novelties are fantastic fun to make with the kids in the run up to Easter.

Easter Bunny recipe

5. Easter Kiwi Trifle

A show-stopping dessert for Easter or any family gathering! We used a 20cm trifle bowl to make a trifle for 12, but you could easily halve the ingredients and use a smaller bowl.

Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit Trifle recipe

Kiwi trifle

6. Hot Cross Bun Garland

Traditional yumminess presented in a delightful new way! Perfect for sharing at an Easter family get-together.

Hot Cross Bun Garland recipe

Hot Cross Buns Garland

7. Easter Nest Cupcakes

Crowd-pleasing Easter treats that are just as much fun to make as they are to eat!

Cupcakes recipe

Easter nest cupcakes

8. Mini Eggs Easter Pavlova

Spoil the family this Easter with a pavlova topped with Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate and Cadbury Mini Eggs. Taken from the Cadbury Mini Eggs Cookbook.

Pavlova recipe

Mini Eggs Pavlova

9. Easter Chicks Cupcakes

Have fun making these cute chicks for Easter – they’ll definitely bring a splash of colour to your Easter spread!

Easter Chicks Cupcakes recipe

Easter Chick Cupcakes

10. Easter Simnel Cake

Whether you’re baking for friends and family or just for fun, this is a splendid, traditional recipe packed with dried fruit, aromatic spices and sweet, nutty marzipan. Bake ahead for Easter.

Simnel Cake recipe

Simnel Cake

11. Healthy Easter Bunnies

These cute Easter bunnies are so easy to assemble, and something the kids or grandkids can lend a hand with. Using Pink Lady apples, they are a healthy option, too!

Healthy Bunnies recipe

Healthy Easter Bunnies

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Allison Hay

I joined the "My Weekly" team thirteen years ago and, more recently, "The People's Friend". I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazines. I manage the digital content for the brands, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters.