5 Easy Easter Recipes

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Easter is right around the corner! With such a family-oriented holiday, you might be looking for some new easter recipes to try out. In this article, we’ll give you five easy and delicious recipes that you can make for or with your family on Easter Sunday.

Breakfast: Easter Morning Hashbrown and Egg Nests

Start your busy morning off right with this easy-to-make recipe that everyone in the family is sure to love. These egg “nests” are perfect for your family, whether you’re on the go or gathering around the table.

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 cups frozen hash browns, thawed
  • 12 eggs
  • ¼ cup m
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  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded (or the cheese of your preference)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease a standard muffin pan with the cooking spray.
  3. Line each muffin tin with the thawed hash browns, creating a “nest” by packing the hashbrowns down and up the sides.
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper in each “nest,” then lightly coat the hashbrowns in cooking spray.
  5. Place the muffin pan in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the hashbrowns’ edges begin to turn a golden brown color.
  6. While the hash browns are baking, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  7. Once the hashbrowns are done, evenly distribute the egg mixture amongst the 12 cups.
  8. Top the egg mixture with cheese.
  9. Return the muffin pan to the oven and continue to bake for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Let cool and enjoy!

Lunch: Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders

It seems like many Easter recipes will teach you how to prepare a ham. Did you know that the reason it’s so common to eat ham at Easter is simply that it’s in season? Instead of glazing and baking a ham all morning, try these delicious ham and cheese sliders!

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • Tinfoil
  • 1 pack of Hawaiian dinner rolls
  • 8 oz sliced deli ham
  • 8 oz sliced swiss cheese
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon worcheshire sauce

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Without separating the rolls, slice through them horizontally to create a top and bottom.
  4. Lay the bottom side of the rolls on the sheet.
  5. Layer the ham and cheese on the rolls, then lay the top of the rolls over the layered ham and cheese.
  6. Combine the melted butter, mustard, and worcheshire sauce, then pour the mixture over the sliders.
  7. Cover the sliders with tin foil, then place them in the oven.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes or until the sliders’ tops begin to brown.
  9. Remove from the oven, cool, serve, and enjoy!

Dinner: Easy and Delicious Oven Pot Roast

When we say easy, we mean it. This pot roast is a family staple that’s great for casual evenings or a dinner with guests. This recipe is perfect for days when you want to focus on the family because due to it’s set it and forget it nature. Of all the easter recipes out there, this one just might be the easiest!.

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 lbs. beef chuck roast
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 large russet potatoes, washed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cans of golden mushroom soup
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F
  2. Coat the inside of a deep casserole dish in cooking spray.
  3. Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper to your liking, then place the roast in the casserole dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine both cans of golden mushroom soup and water.
  5. Pour mushroom soup mixture over the roast and cover the casserole dish tightly in tinfoil.
  6. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 3 ½-4 hours
  7. Remove from the oven and add in the carrots and potatoes and stir to coat in the sauce.
  8. Replace the tinfoil and put the dish back into the oven for another 45-60 minutes, until the carrots and potatoes are tender.
  9. Remove the dish from the oven, let cool, and serve!

Dessert: Carrot Cake Pops

While you may be tempted to dig into those Easter baskets for a sweet treat, these carrot cake pops are going to satisfy that sweet tooth with minimal effort. This dessert is so simple that you may want to involve the whole family in making them!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of carrot cake mix and the ingredients that are required to prepare as normal
  • 8oz cream cheese frosting
  • A package of white chocolate candy melts (in the color of your choice)
  • Lollipop sticks

Instructions:

  1. Prepare carrot cake as directed on the box and let cool completely.
  2. Break apart and crumble the carrot cake into a large bowl, then add the cream cheese frosting to the bowl and fold to combine the cake and the frosting. You want to create a consistency that will stick together like cookie dough.
  3. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out even proportions of the cake and frosting mixture and place each ball on the cookie sheet. They do not have to be perfect balls at this point.
  4. Put your cake balls in the freezer for 1-2 hours until they are firm to the touch.
  5. Take the cake balls out of the freezer and use your hands to roll the scoops into a rounded ball.
  6. Melt the candy melts according to the instructions on the package.
  7. Dip one end of the lollipop sticks about ½ an inch into the melted chocolate, then insert the end with the melted chocolate into the middle of the cake balls.
  8. Once all the cake balls have become cake pops, you can dip the cake part into the melted chocolate to evenly coat the cake in candy coating.
  9. The candy coating will harden due to the coldness of the frozen cake pop. You can lay them flat on their side to set to if you want the cake pop to be completely smooth, stick the lollipop stick into something that will prop it up, like styrofoam or a cardboard box with small holes in it.
  10. Decorate your cake pops as you desire and serve!

Bonus: Cadbury Egg Cookies

If Easter has come and gone and you’re still holding onto some of those delicious chocolate Cadbury mini eggs, this could be the recipe that gives those eggs a whole new meaning. Making these cookies is as simple as using your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, using only half the chocolate chips, and adding the Cadbury eggs. We’ve developed our recipe based on the Better Homes and Gardens chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 package of Cadbury mini eggs (the robin eggs, not creme filled)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the shortening, butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and baking soda.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
  6. Once all the flour mixture is incorporated, add your chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out each cookie dough ball, leaving one-inch of space between each cookie.
  8. Press 3-5 Cadbury mini eggs into each cookie dough ball.
  9. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  10. Let cool and enjoy!

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