Easter feasting ideas for indoors and out
Take the ‘s’ out of Easter, and you have eater! Coincidence? We think not. What better time of year to put on a feast and stuff yourself silly? Wherever you are and whatever you have planned, we have you covered!
A big, bountiful brunch is the perfect introduction to a day of indulgent eating … if you only have two meals you can eat more at each sitting, amiright?
1. Glazed hot cross buns
Easter wouldn’t be Easter without them and once you’ve gone homemade, you’ll never go back!
- See here for the Glazed hot cross buns recipe.
2. Celebration bread ring
Easter is undoubtedly a celebration and this Celebration bread ring has maximum wow factor. And taste factor!
- See here for the Celebration bread ring recipe.
3. Almond and chocolate Easter bread
If you didn’t know that Easter had its own special bread, come and join me in the corner as we hang our heads in shame. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll be even more miffed that it hasn’t been an annual Easter inclusion since birth (but it’s never too late to start!).
- See here for the Almond and chocolate Easter bread recipe.
4. Pancakes with strawberry mascarpone
Pancakes are those wonderful things that we just never feel we have time to make. Well hey, you’ve got a four-day weekend, people! So get to it and whip up some strawberry mascarpone while you’re at it. You won’t be sorry!
- See here for the Pancakes with strawberry mascarpone recipe.
5. Bacon and corn fritters
If you’ve got chocolate oozing out of your pores and are desperate for something savoury, these divine bacon and corn fritters will hit the spot nicely.
- See here for the Bacon and corn fritters with coriander recipe.
6. Roast vegetable frittata
Protein packed and full of veggies, this is one of those dishes that is super healthy but still feels special and indulgent.
- See here for the Roast vegetable frittata recipe.
Get your Easter feast off to the perfect start with these mouth-watering entrees sure to please all palates.
7. Bacon stuffed avocadoes
All the health of avocados with all the universal appeal of bacon and you’ll have one very popular dish.
- See here for the Bacon stuffed avocados recipe.
8. Oven-baked garlic prawns
Garlic prawns were always my go-to entree of choice growing up, and after trying these delicious oven-baked ones, I’m sure you’ll agree that I had impeccable culinary taste well beyond my years.
- See here for the Oven-baked garlic prawns recipe.
9. Chicken and mango salad
When you want the perfect light and fresh start, you can’t go past this classic flavour combination.
- See here for the Chicken and mango salad recipe.
10. Roasted vegetable stack
A totes impressive looking vegetarian option.
- See here for the Roasted vegetable stack with tomato relish recipe.
11. Roasted baby tomato and olive ricotta tarts
If you can't get a bit tarty at Easter, when can you? Bit if you're going to get your tart on, make it classy, like these ones!
- See here for the Roasted baby tomato and olive ricotta tarts recipe.
If you’re looking for a main meal that says ‘special occasion celebration extravaganza’, then look no further!
12. Slow cooker Greek lamb
A roast lamb is the perfect celebration food, and doing it via the slow cooker means you can bung everything in early and actually enjoy the celebrations!
- See here for the Slow cooker Greek lamb recipe.
13. Whole spiced fish
There’ll be oohs and aahs as you present this delicious whole spiced fish to the table, but it’s actually a lot less scary to make (and serve!) than you’d think!
- See here for the Whole spiced fish recipe.
14. Glazed baked ham
A beautifully presented glazed ham turns any dinner into a feast – and they’re so easy to prepare. Don’t just leave them til Christmas!
- See here for the Glazed baked ham recipe.
15. Roast pork with baked apples, potatoes and garlic
This roast pork comes with all the delicious trimmings and will have your family and friends swarming around the dinner table faster than you can say ‘chocolate rabbit who?’
- See here for the Roast pork with baked apples, potatoes and garlic recipe.
16. Family fish pie
If you think your kids might freak at the sight of a whole fish, this delicious Family fish pie is a great alternative way to serve up a special fish lunch or dinner.
See here for the Family fish pie recipe.
What better way to enjoy Easter than sitting on a blanket enjoying the great outdoors? Make yours special with these perfectly portable pieces.
17. Mini frittatas
No need to be cursing that you’ve forgotten to pack a knife with these perfectly portioned frittatas.
- See here for the Mini frittatas recipe.
18. Picnic cobb loaf
Bright and colourful, fancy-looking and cleverly portable, no picnic should be complete without one!
- See here for the Picnic cobb loaf recipe.
19. Roast pumpkin and quinoa salad
It looks good, it tastes good, it oozes health, it’s just so very now. And it’s perfect for a picnic!
- See here for the Roast pumpkin and quinoa salad recipe.
20. Honey soy chicken
Just make sure you’re within arms reach when the lid comes off these babies, because they’ll get snaffled up in an instant.
- See here for the Honey soy chicken recipe.
21. Balsamic roast vegetable salad
Who said you can’t serve up roast vegetables in a park? They may not be hot, but they’re every bit as tasty.
- See here for the Balsamic roast vegetable salad recipe.
Tent or caravan
When your cooking appliances are limited to a campfire, barbecue or basic hot plate or two, that doesn’t mean you can’t serve up something super special for your Easter feast.
22. Campfire pizza
OK, we know pizza is not the most traditional Easter fare, but this campfire version is so divine and so much fun to make that it’s well worth making the exception. And somehow we don’t think the kids will be complaining …
- See here for the Campfire pizza recipe.
23. Slow cooker lamb shanks with tomatoes
If you can find space in your car, it’s really worth taking your slow cooker with you on holidays, as just one power point can give you the most gourmet meals imaginable, like this beauty.
- See here for the Slow cooker lamb shanks with tomatoes recipe.
24. Sticky ‘n’ sweet pork ribs
These divinely moreish ribs are just made for an outdoor Barbie – preferably with a nearby lake for washing sticky hands and faces.
- See here for the Sticky ‘n’ sweet pork ribs recipe.
25. Mini salmon and prawn kebabs with capsicum cream dressing
These are real special occasion kebabs that are so yummy you’ll be looking for any excuse to have a special occasion.
- See here for the Mini salmon and prawn kebabs with capsicum dressing recipe.
26. Chicken satay skewers
Delicious on the barbecue and a favourite with the kids, these are a cinch to prepare.
- See here for the Chicken satay skewers recipe.
This article was written by Zoe Meunier for Kidspot.com.au and has been adapted for Kidspot.co.nz