Are you looking for awesome Easter dishes that are great for a tasty Easter holiday? All of these simple recipes are certain to give your taste buds a treat.

The more time that you can prep and prepare for these Easter recipes, the better. I’d start out by choosing a couple of the appetizers, the main course, and then as many of the Easter desserts as you have time to make!

Be sure to check out my 19 Amazing Leftover Ham Recipes to use if you’re cooking up a ham for Easter!

The best Easter Dishes

Easter Dishes for Appetizers, Main Dishes, Sides, and Desserts

One of the biggest things about Easter dinners and the Easter holiday is that it’s an entire day spent eating, hanging out with family, and just relaxing. This is why I love to meal plan the menu a few days in advance so I can gather up the list of ingredients to get the ball rolling.

Have fun filtering through and trying to decide the best recipes for Easter. You can’t go wrong with any of these amazing recipe ideas!

Delicious Easter Appetizers

Begin your Easter snacking with some lighter appetizer dishes.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
These Ham and Cheese Pinwheels roll sliced ham and Swiss cheese with tender crescent dough. The pinwheels are brushed with garlic butter to amp up the flavor for an easy appetizer or quick dinner!
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Crack Dip
Crack dip is so good you might just find it, well… addictive! Cream cheese and sour cream combine to make a tangy ranch-flavored dip, with bacon and cheddar cheese to truly make it irresistible!
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7 layer bean dip served in a casserole dish topped with guacamole tomatoes cheese green onions and black sliced olives
7-Layer Dip
7-Layer Dip is a party favorite with a Tex-Mex flair! A creamy bean dip base is topped with guacamole, sour cream, cheese, and taco fixings. 
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Crab Rangoon Dip
This Crab Rangoon Dip is the party-sized version of everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant appetizer! If you’re looking for an instant hit for a holiday get-together, this is it!
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Beer Cheese Dip
Beer Cheese Dip
Beer Cheese Dip — packed full of so much cheesy goodness and ready within 15 minutes making it a great option for parties and game day!
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Avocado Dip
Avocado Dip made with only 3-ingredients – avocados, greek yogurt, and ranch!  This easy dip recipe will be one of your go-to party appetizers in no-time! 
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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a delicious, lighter, no-guilt version of your favorite game-day appetizer! All the flavor of Buffalo Chicken Dip but a skinny version! #buffalochicken #buffalochickendip #dip #appetizer #gamedayappetizer #crockpot #slowcooker
Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a delicious, lighter, no-guilt version of your favorite game day appetizer!
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Ever wonder how to make spinach artichoke dip perfectly creamy? Try this perfect baked, hot spinach artichoke dip. #dip #spinach #appetizer #allthingsmamma | allthingsmamma.com
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Ever wonder how to make spinach artichoke dip perfectly creamy? I’ll share my secrets to flavorful and perfect baked spinach artichoke dip. 
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Million Dollar Dip
Million Dollar Dip is made with only 5 ingredients – Mayonaise, cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions, and almonds.
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Sausage Balls
Sausage Balls are the perfect easy appetizer made with just 4 simple ingredients – sausage, Bisquick, shredded cheddar cheese, and milk.
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Easy 7-Layer Greek Dip
7-Layer Greek Dip – This healthy 7-Layer Greek Dip is so delicious you’ll want to eat it with a spoon!
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Super Fun Breakfast + Brunch Recipes for Easter

Start off your Easter Day with these delicious breakfast recipes!

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Homemade Pancakes
You'll love this easy, light, fluffy, homemade pancake recipe. Made with ingredients you already have in your pantry – flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, milk and eggs – they're delicious every time!
 
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Breakfast Casserole with Biscuits
This Breakfast Casserole with Biscuits is a complete breakfast all in a single casserole dish! It’s always a crowd-pleaser, whether you serve it for a casual weekend breakfast or big brunch get-together.
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Bisquick Breakfast Casserole With Bacon
Bisquick Breakfast Casserole With Bacon is a complete breakfast in a single baking dish! With crispy bacon, hash browns, eggs, and plenty of cheese, it’s always a hit for potluck brunches.
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Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
This Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole is the perfect overnight breakfast for a weekend brunch or big appetites! It’s full of savory flavor and lots of cheddar cheese.
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Coconut Flour Pancakes
Coconut Flour Pancakes. These Gluten-Free, No Fail, Coconut Flour Pancakes will rock your socks off! They’re THAT good and THAT easy!
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Sausage Breakfast Casserole
This Sausage Breakfast Casserole has buttery crescent rolls, sausage, eggs, and plenty of cheddar cheese for a crowd-pleasing brunch recipe.
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Easy Breakfast Casserole
This Easy Breakfast Casserole comes together in no time for a weekend breakfast! Combine eggs with sausage, frozen hashbrown potatoes, and cheese for the ultimate easy breakfast or brunch casserole! 
 
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Quiche
This Ham and Cheese Quiche recipe is a crowd-pleaser, whether you serve it for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.
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Chocolate Chip Muffins
With this easy chocolate chip muffin recipe, you can enjoy a quick batch of homemade muffins for breakfast, brunch, or an after-school snack. 
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Banana Bread Pudding in white bowl
Banana Bread Pudding
Banana Bread Pudding is where bread pudding meets banana bread in one warm, delicious dish! Perfect for an easy breakfast, weekend brunch, or dessert treat!
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Baked French Toast Casserole
Easy, no fuss baked french toast casserole with a cinnamon-nutmeg praline and maple syrup topping is a favorite make-ahead breakfast or a bake now breakfast casserole that is a must-try!
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Overnight French Toast Casserole
Looking for a simple breakfast recipe? You're going to love this Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole. Made with less than 10 simple ingredients, this is one of the best ways to enjoy french toast.
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Perfect Homemade Waffle Recipe
Homemade Waffle Recipe!   Made with simple ingredients – light and crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside – they’re perfect every time! 
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blueberry pancakes
Best Blueberry Pancakes
In just a few moments of time, you'll have the fluffiest and tastiest pancakes ever. We think you'll agree that these are the best blueberry pancakes!
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Avocado Toast
This easy recipe for Avocado Toast is a simple and delicious breakfast or lunch that is made extraordinary with the addition of a spread of toppings!
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Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites
Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites are made in the Instant Pot and just like what you’d find at Starbucks – made in only 10 minutes!
By making these Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites at home in the Instant Pot, you’ll have an amazing breakfast or lunch in minutes at a fraction of the cost of eating out!
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Easy Homemade Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Just 7 simple ingredients are needed to make this homemade Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole. Simple breakfast recipe with premade dough!
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Delicious Easter Lunch and Dinner Recipes You’ll Love

This list of recipes are great for stealing the spotlight during lunch and dinner.

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Baked Ham with Maple Dijon Glaze
Baked Ham with Maple Dijon Glaze is an easy spiral baked ham recipe glazed with brown sugar, maple syrup, and honey for a delicious dish any time of year!
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Ham Tetrazzini
This Ham Tetrazzini is creamy, cheesy, and always a family favorite! Spaghetti is baked with ham and veggies in a savory cream sauce and topped with melty cheddar.
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Ham and Swiss Sliders
Baked ham and cheese sliders are the perfect summertime recipe! Ready in just 25 minutes, these sliders are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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Turkey Casserole
This easy Turkey Casserole recipe is creamy, cheesy, and sure to be a hit with the whole family. The best turkey leftovers casserole!
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For a show-stopping Easter Meal, try this Crock Pot Dijon Maple & Brown Sugar Glazed Ham!
Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze
This Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze is quick, easy and will make for a show-stopping Easter Meal!
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Turkey Tetrazzini
This easy, creamy Turkey Tetrazzini recipe is a delicious pasta casserole dish that is perfect for using up leftover holiday turkey! Cooked turkey is combined with cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, green peppers, and milk and topped with sharp cheddar cheese for an easy dinner recipe your entire family will love!
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Turkey Soup
Leftover turkey soup is a Thanksgiving tradition! Customize this recipe with your favorite ingredients and make a big batch to freeze for an easy weeknight dinner.
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Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole – the easiest cheesy potato dish made with leftover ham that will have you going back for seconds!
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Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
This easy Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole recipe requires only 5 ingredients to make! Perfect for a low-key Thanksgiving meal.
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Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs & Potatoes
This Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs and Potatoes Recipe is easy to prepare and comes together quickly. Simply add the chicken thighs, potatoes, lemon, and garlic into the skillet and bake!
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Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Crock Pot Pulled Pork! A delicious pork loin is slow roasted in the crockpot and topped with a delicious homemade barbecue sauce for an easy meal idea!
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Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are filled with ground beef, gooey cheese, peppers, and onion. Easy Philly Cheesesteak sliders are perfect for a game day snack.
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Roasted Pork Tenderloin
This roasted pork tenderloin is tender, juicy, and full of flavor thanks to the addition of smashed garlic and fresh herbs. Perfect for a special occasion!
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Chicken and Dumpling Casserole
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole is comfort food at its best! A creamy chicken-and-veggie base is topped with dollops of biscuit dough for an easy dinner you’ll make again and again.
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Chicken and Rice Casserole
This family-friendly chicken and rice recipe will be a go-to dinner favorite. Our chicken and rice casserole is easy to put together any day of the week. 
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One-Pan Baked Salmon and Asparagus
One-Pan Baked Salmon & Asparagus is an easy and healthy 30-minute meal with amazing flavor – perfect for an easy summer dinner idea!
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Perfect Side Dishes for Easter

Add these delicious side dishes and casseroles to your Easter menu.

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Broccoli Casserole
Creamy, Cheesy Broccoli Casserole! With its cheesy broccoli goodness & buttered Ritz cracker crumb topping this delicious broccoli casserole side dish recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, potlucks, or Sunday Dinner!
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Chili Cornbread Casserole
This chili cornbread casserole is a hearty dinner your family will love! Homemade chili is topped with a sweet cornbread crust and cheese, and it all comes together in under an hour.
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Cheesy Potatoes
Cheesy Potatoes Recipe
Cheesy Potatoes is a crowd-pleasing side dish that goes by many different names but never has any leftovers! Comfort food at its best!
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Roasted Brussel Sprouts
These Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts are easy to make with only 4-ingredients! A simple side dish for dinner or Thanksgiving and Christmas!
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Air Fryer Smashed Brussels Sprouts
These air fryer smashed Brussels sprouts are crispy, cheesy, and about to become your new favorite side dish! 
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Scalloped Potatoes
This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is a family favorite! Tender Yukon Gold potatoes in an easy creamy, cheesy sauce make the best potato side dish! These thinly sliced potatoes covered in a creamy, cheddar cheese sauce bake up creamy on the inside with a cheesy crusty on top.
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Instant Pot Rice
This Instant Pot rice recipe is the easiest way to cook rice! It only takes 10 minutes and you’ll have perfect, fluffy rice to serve alongside any meal.
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Steamed Broccoli
Steamed broccoli is a basic side dish that goes with so many different meals! Here’s how to make sure it turns out perfect every time.
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Potato Salad
This is literally the best potato salad recipe, ever. Packed full of flavor, you're going to love how simple this summer side dish recipe is.
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Pasta Salad
The perfect easy pasta salad! Loaded with veggies and a creamy dressing that comes from a bottle! This is a classic, go-to summer sidedish that never goes out of style!
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Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Sauteed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon is a quick & easy side dish that when prepared correctly are packed with flavor!  In this side dish recipe, Brussel sprouts are sauteed on the stove top with bacon, garlic, butter and olive oil for a healthy dish you’ll make over and over! 
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Roasted Broccoli
Roasted broccoli is super easy to make, and it will instantly upgrade any meal you serve it with! It’s packed with flavor, and it’s a healthy side dish your family will love.
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One-Hour Dinner Rolls
1- Hour Dinner Rolls! The best soft and fluffy dinner rolls – ready from start to finish in one hour and can be made any night of the week!
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Mac and Cheese Bites
These easy Mac and Cheese Bites are perfectly portioned cheesy goodness! Inside a crispy panko crust is melty cheddar and macaroni. Just add your favorite sauce for dipping!
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Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe With Marshmallows! This classic Thanksgiving side dish is the ultimate holiday side that is sweet, savory and comforting!
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Corn Casserole
Whole kernel corn, cream-style corn, sour cream, butter, and Jiffy Corn muffin mix makes this yummy Corn Casserole Recipe amazingly good…and EASY!
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Collard Greens
Collard greens are a Southern classic, and this is my favorite way to make them! They’re smoky, savory, and perfect for serving alongside homemade cornbread.
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Corn Pudding
Easy Corn Pudding is a perfect classic side dish for everyday meals or holiday dinners that will take you back to grandma's house every time!
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Creamed Spinach
This easy creamed spinach is a simple side dish that’s just as perfect for a weeknight dinner as it is for a holiday celebration!
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Squash Casserole
Squash Casserole is a crowd-pleasing side dish made with summer squash, onion, cornbread stuffing mix, and sour cream. It’s perfect for a potluck and excellent for holiday dinners!
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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad gives traditional pasta salad an upgrade by adding crunchy pickles, fresh dill, and tangy pickle juice! 
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Brussels Sprouts Salad/ Fall Harvest Salad
This Brussels sprout salad is packed with flavor! With tender roasted butternut squash, Honeycrisp apple, pumpkin seeds, and pomegranate, you can see why I call this a fall harvest salad!
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Creamy Cucumber Salad
This creamy cucumber salad recipe is great at picnics, barbeques, and potlucks. The creamy dressing is a blend of savory and sweet flavors.
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Simple Easter Desserts For the Family

Light, fun, and full of flavor desserts are perfect for Easter Day!

Try this semi-homemade fruit pizza on a soft sugar cookie crust and topped with a cream cheese frosting today! It's the best quick and easy Easter Dessert!
Fruit Pizza
Try this semi-homemade fruit pizza on a soft sugar cookie crust and topped with a cream cheese frosting today! 
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Coconut Cream Pie
Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie! Made with instant coconut pudding, whipped topping, and coconut flakes, this no-bake pie recipe is the best!
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
These homemade Carrot Cake Cupcakes are made from scratch and topped with homemade cream cheese frosting. An Easter tradition!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
 This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is a quick and easy no-bake dessert that only requires a premade graham cracker crust and 4 ingredients!
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Banana Bread Pudding in white bowl
Banana Bread Pudding
Banana Bread Pudding is where bread pudding meets banana bread in one warm, delicious dish! Perfect for an easy breakfast, weekend brunch, or dessert treat!
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Lemon Bars
These Lemon Bars are the best way to make a lemon dessert! Just five simple ingredients and one is a boxed cake mix!
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Banana Pudding Poke Cake
The BEST Banana Pudding Poke Cake. All the flavors of banana cream pie come together in this easy and delicious cake mix poke cake! All you need is a box cake mix, banana pudding, cool whip, and vanilla wafers for the easiest family-favorite dessert!
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You're gonna love these Coconut Macaroon Nests that are filled with dark chocolate and topped with Mini Cadbury Eggs because they are the perfect Easter treat!  #macaroons #coconut #cookies #easter #dessert #allthingsmamma | allthingsmamma.com
Coconut Macaroon Nests
You’re gonna love these Coconut Macaroon Nests that are filled with dark chocolate and topped with Mini Cadbury Eggs because they are the perfect Easter treat!
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Strawberry Dump Cake
Strawberry Dump Cake is made with only need 3 ingredients – yellow cake mix, strawberry pie filling, and butter for an easy, delicious dessert!
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Old Fashioned Banana Cake
This Homemade Old Fashioned Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is the most flavorful moist cake that is topped with an easy cream cheese frosting. Banana Cake a delicious twist on banana bread – perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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No-Bake Cheesecake
No-Bake Cheesecake is the perfect quick and easy, no-bake dessert!
Made with light, simple ingredients – cream cheese, cool whip, sour cream, and sugar, this no-bake Cheesecake guarantees to be a hit!
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Blueberry Dump Cake
This Blueberry Dump Cake is the most delicious and easy dump cake recipe you'll ever try! Just dump all the ingredients into a pan, bake and eat!
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Coconut Cream Cake
This vintage cake uses a box cake mix as the base – to keep it easy! It is then filled with cream of coconut and topped with Cool Whip and sweetened shredded coconut. It's one of the best easy cake recipes I know!!
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Funfetti Dip
This Funfetti Dip recipe has just 5 simple ingredients and literally requires no baking or cooking at all! Ready to eat in less than 5 minutes of time!
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Ambrosia Salad
This Ambrosia Salad recipe is a classic! It combines pineapple, mandarin oranges, and coconut with creamy dressing and mini marshmallows.
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Easter Poke Cake
This Easter Poke Cake is an easy Easter dessert that will wow your guests! It’s moist, delicious, and full of pretty pastel colors.
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No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
This No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for those days when you don’t want to turn on the oven! It’s rich, creamy, and loaded with everyone’s favorite cookies!
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Dirt Cake
This dirt cake recipe is a cinch to make and it’s always a crowd-pleaser! No one can resist the layers of Oreo crumbs and fluffy cream cheese pudding.
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Coca Cola Cake
Coca-Cola Cake is a Southern classic! It’s fudgy, moist, and full of rich chocolate flavor, which is why you’ll want to make it again and again!
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Sour Cream Banana Bread
This Sour Cream Banana Bread recipe is the moistest banana bread you’ll ever have! Eat it as-is for breakfast or a snack, or dress it up for an easy dessert!
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Lofthouse Cookies
These copycat Lofthouse cookies are fluffy and sweet, and just as irresistible as the original! You’ll save so much money by making them yourself!
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Crock Pot Candy
The easiest candy you'll ever make! Crock Pot Candy is perfect for holiday gifts, especially when you add sprinkles for a festive touch.
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Easy Oreo Truffles
These easy Oreo Truffles With Cream Cheese are a decadent treat, but oh-so-simple to make! Cookies-and-creme crumbs and cream cheese are rolled into truffles, then dipped in melted chocolate to create this crowd-pleasing homemade candy.
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Cranberry Brie Bites
These Cranberry Brie Bites are my favorite crescent roll appetizer! Creamy brie and cranberries are nestled inside buttery crescent dough.
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As you can tell, there are so many great Easter recipes that you can cook. Some of my favorite recipes to make for Easter are ones that have a wide variety of flavors! I love that all of these Easter recipes are a simple way to introduce fun and flavorful foods to the family.

Are you looking for even more fun flavors for spring dishes? Check out these as well!

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