Meal Ideas for Easter

Easter Sunday falls on April 9 this year, which means there’s not long at all now to plan a recipe or two for the long weekend. To help you get organised, here are some suggestions – whether you’re cooking for your entire family or just yourself and your partner. Read on…

One-pan Lamb with Hasselback Potatoes

Mmm, roast lamb – it goes hand in hand with Easter feasting, doesn’t it. Well, that is if you’re not a veggie or vegan.

BBC Good Food has a recipe for one-pan lamb, featuring hearty hasselback potatoes and we say it’s an absolute winner for the long weekend. You can enhance the flavour of your roast lamb, says the site, with herbs and garlic, or ‘you could try slices of anchovy, slivers of chilli or nuggets of feta pushed into the slits.’

Copycat Honey-baked Ham

If you prefer ham over lamb, you could try this copycat honey-baked variety from Delish. The nostalgic main course, is ‘grand, deliciously smoky, and has a signature caramelized crust all over’.

If you want to try something traditional this Easter, you can’t go far wrong. If you don’t fancy the honey-baked ham recipe, you’ll find 16 other ham dishes over here.

Spring Herb Frittata

…and now for something completely different: this spring herb frittata, via Good Housekeeping. A vegetarian dish, it will look simply lovely laid out on your Easter table, and can be served with salad, new potatoes and all manner of delicious dips (homemade or otherwise).

Lemony Asparagus, Beans and Peas

Looking for a delicious side dish to pair with your Easter roast or even with your spring frittata? If so, this lemony asparagus with beans and peas is a great accompaniment to almost any main meal.

Creamy Egg and Bacon Carbonara

‘Go egg crazy’, says the Brit + Co site, who have a recipe for a more relaxed Easter dish: creamy egg and bacon carbonara. Who doesn’t love carbonara, after all?

While it’s a casual dish to tuck into, it can be anything but casual to cook! Says the Brit + Co site: “It’s of those recipes that looks simple but can very easily go wrong, leaving you with scrambled-egg pasta (hey, we’d eat it anyway so long as you throw in some garlic bread — check out some garlic bread recipes for inspo).”

If you’re a pasta fiend, you’ll want to give this recipe a go anyway – Easter or not.

Oh, and don’t forget the puddings…

Here are some sweet treats which are well worth trying out this Easter:

Mary Berry’s Apple Frangipane Tart

Easter Traybake

Mille-feuille with Roast Strawberries and Mascarpone

We’ll have one of each of the above puddings, please – with a side of mini chocolate eggs; what else?!

What are your failsafe Easter recipes to cook?. Let us know by commenting on this blog post, below. Perhaps you have a veggie recipe you swear by, or a must-have Easter pudding.

Until next time…

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