20+ Recipes for Easter

Easter is a time of year set aside to celebrate spring and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. When I think of the suffering he endured on the cross for the sake of our sins, it makes this time of year extra special. Jesus left a home with beauty that we cannot even imagine, endured rejection, mocking, scourging and death, so that we can have eternal life with him in that beautiful home of heaven when we believe on him and accept his gift of salvation! I am so thankful for the peace and joy I get to experience, and am also humbled by the fact that Jesus was willing to suffer so much so that we can be free. Listed below is a list of our dinner and dessert favorites for Easter and other holiday dinners, feel free to save this list for later reference. For Easter desserts, keep scrolling to the bottom of this post. Also, feel free to leave a comment of what you are grateful for over this Easter holiday!

Note: All recipes are linked through the highlighted headings. Let me know if you cannot find a specific recipe.

  1. Amish style Mashed Potatoes
Amish Style mashed potatoes

To me, Amish style mashed potatoes are an important side dish for any holiday meal! You may prefer the stove top version or the slow cooker version for these creamy Amish style mashed potatoes.

2. Pineapple Citrus Glazed Ham

This easy recipe for pineapple and citrus glazed ham produces a juicy ham with a delicious glaze. The grilled pineapple slices add a nice touch if you want to produce a centerpiece for your dinner that is extra special! You can try this ham baked or done in the slow cooker.

3. Smoky Crockpot Creamed Corn

Smoky crockpot creamed corn

This smoky crockpot creamed corn always gets rave reviews from my family and guests. The corn is deliciously creamy with a nice smoky flavor from the smoked paprika. A great side dish option that is made in the slow cooker!

4. Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

Slow cooker Braised Pork and Sauerkraut (3 ingredients +seasoning)

If you are looking for an easy alternative to ham, these 3 ingredient (plus seasonings) pork chops are for you! These braised pork chops become fall apart tender after slow cooking with the tangy sauerkraut.

5. 60 Minute Amish Dinner Rolls

Amish 60 minutes dinner rolls

These fluffy Amish dinner rolls can be done in about an hour to hour and 10 minutes, making them perfect for a busy day when you want some warm dinner rolls on the table!

6. Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

These cheesy scalloped potatoes are perfect for Easter because they are made in the slow cooker and topped with crispy bacon pieces. These saucy potatoes are sure to be a winner with ham, lamb and other Easter main dishes!

7. Easy Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots

Easy Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots with brown sugar

These brown sugar glazed carrots are very easy to toss into the slow cooker for a tasty veggie side dish that both adults and kids will love!

8. Amish Hot bacon Dressing Salad

Amish Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe

Amish hot bacon dressing salad features a simple salad of lettuce, bacon and hard boiled eggs, all topped with a creamy homemade dressing. The dressing can be made ahead of time and warmed up in the microwave.

9. Ultimate Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Ultimate crockpot mashed potatoes

If you love mashed potatoes that are loaded with flavor, then these ultimate mashed potatoes are for you! Slow cooked with chicken bouillon and garlic, then whipped with cream cheese, milk and butter for the ultimate mashed potato experience!

10. Easy Homemade Gravy

Quick and easy Gravy with only 3 ingredients

If you are serving mashed potatoes for Easter, you will need this quick and easy, 3 ingredient gravy. This simple gravy is my go-to for topping potatoes, turkey, stuffing and more.

11. Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken (with Amish bread stuffing)

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken With Amish Stuffing Recipe

This whole stuffed chicken is another great alternative to ham for Easter. The moist homemade bread stuffing takes this chicken to the next level of yum!

12. Cheesy Bacon Topped Scalloped Potatoes (baked version)

These cheesy scalloped potatoes are made with a parmesan and sour cream based sauce, layered with cheddar cheese and then topped off with crispy bacon pieces. The best baked scalloped potatoes recipe!

13. Dorito Topped Green Bean Casserole

Slow cooker Green bean casserole topped with Doritos

This fun slow cooker side dish is made with a simple green bean and soup base, then topped off with crunchy Dorito chips. This side dish is sure to be a “wow” factor for your Dorito loving family and friends!

14. Amish Honey Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

Amish honey oatmeal rolls soft and flufffy

These soft and fluffy Amish dinner rolls are a great option for Easter because the dough can be shaped into rolls, frozen for several days or weeks, then thawed and baked on the day of your dinner party.

15. Roasted Ranch Potatoes

Roasted Ranch potatoes with bacon and parmesan cheese

If you prefer to do an easy potato side dish that still has lots of flavor, these crispy potatoes with Ranch seasoning, parmesan, bacon and herbs are the perfect option for you!

Our Favorite Easter Desserts:

16. Amish Coconut Cream Pie

This delightful coconut cream pie is an old family favorite spanning several generations. The homemade no-bake filling is served in a coconut topped pie crust, then finished off with whipped topping and more coconut.

17. Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

These peanut butter eggs, or Easter eggs as we like to call them, have a creamy peanut butter filling that is dipped into chocolate and topped off with sprinkles. Kids love to help with these peanut butter eggs and they are a treat for young and old alike!

18. Amish Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Amish carrot cake whoopie pies

These carrot cake whoopie pies are my family’s latest obsession. The soft and cake-like cookies are flavored with shredded carrots, cinnamon and nutmeg, then filled with a smooth cream cheese frosting!

19. Amish Chocolate Mousse Pie

Amish Chocolate Mousse pie

This creamy chocolate mousse pie is another longtime family favorite. The creamy no-bake filling is served in a flaky pie crust and topped off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Honestly, this chocolate mousse pie is one of my top 3 favorite pies!

20. Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

Amish chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting

This moist chocolate cake, made in a 13 by 9 inch cake pan, is a popular recipe over Easter, mainly because it is so easy to make and is topped with a delicious peanut butter frosting! This moist chocolate cake is perfect for larger family gatherings.

21. Vanilla cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Fluffy vanilla cupcakes with fresh strawberry buttercream

These light and fluffy buttermilk cupcakes are topped with a fresh strawberry frosting, giving you a taste of summer! These cupcakes don’t last long, so be sure to hide a few for yourself to enjoy after the guests have gone.

22. Amish Fruit Pizza Cookies

These light and refreshing fruit pizza cookies are made with a shortbread cookie base, filled with a cream cheese filling and topped off with fresh fruit. The perfect springtime and summer dessert!

23. Amish Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

Oatmeal Rhubarb bars with crumb topping

Bring springtime flavors to your Easter table with these deliciously easy oatmeal rhubarb bars! The oatmeal cookie base and rhubarb filling pair together beautifully to make these bars unforgettable.

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