Plan your Easter Feast: 52 Epic Easter Recipes

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With the long Easter weekend ahead, there’s no better time to start planning an amazing meal with our Easter recipe round up. This selection comprises different dishes that can be cooked with your family or friends and will bring everyone together around the kitchen counter or fire. Make your preparation time part of the celebration by working together to create something utterly delicious.

Starters & Brunch | Easter Recipes

 Easter Recipes

Brunch Eggs En Cocotte

Ring in the celebrations with this elevated brunch and a bottle of bubbly. Custardy eggs baked to perfection and served on a bed of spinach with pancetta bits. Yum!

Recipe for Brunch Eggs En Cocotte

Turkish Eggs

Poached eggs with a garlicky, zesty and herby yoghurt and topped with spiced brown butter. Mop up with toasted sourdough and savour each bite.

Recipe for Turkish Eggs

Mushroom & Caramelised Onion Tartlets

Quell hungry bellies with these delectable Mushroom & Caramelised Onion Tartlets.

Recipe for Mushroom & Caramelised Onion Tartlets

Beef Carpaccio Canapés with Horseradish Cream

Party guests will be impressed with these divine canapés.

Recipe for Beef Carpaccio Canapés with Horseradish Cream

Olive Oil & Herb Crusted Loaf with Chunky Olive & Feta Dip

There’s nothing like homemade bread to make your guests feel right at home. Fragrant olive oil and herb aromas make this bread divine, but the Chunky Olive & Feta Dip makes it ideal for family feasting.

Recipe for Olive Oil & Herb Crusted Loaf with Chunky Olive & Feta Dip

Lemon Labneh with Roasted Tomatoes, Pine Nuts & Toasted Pita

This zesty Lemon Labneh is the perfect complement to crackers or bread; we think it tastes best with toasted pita.

Recipe for Lemon Labneh with Roasted Tomatoes, Pine Nuts & Toasted Pita

Easter Recipe Round Up Scotch Quail Eggs with Dijon Mustard Mayo
Easter Recipe Round Up Chargrilled Asparagus in Lemon Caper & Pistachio Butter

SCOTCH QUAIL EGGS

Easter eggs of a savoury kind… these are the perfect bite-sized nibble to start off your meal. Put everyone together in an assembly line to create these yummy morsels.

Recipe for Scotch Quail Eggs

CHARGRILLED ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON, CAPER AND PISTACHIO BUTTER

Asparagus needs very little to make it special, but this tangy butter with beautiful green pistachios makes it even more delicious.

Recipe Chargrilled Asparagus With Lemon, Caper & Pistachio Butter

CREAM CHEESE AND PANCETTA SURPRISE DEVILLED EGGS

Devilled Eggs are a party favourite, and this Easter, we’re giving our devilled eggs a Kinder Egg kind of surprise by popping a sneaky piece of crispy pancetta in the bottom before adding the filling, yum!

Recipe for Cream Cheese and Pancetta Surprise Devilled Eggs

FENNEL, BUTTERNUT, DATE AND ASPARAGUS TARTLETS

A flavourful collection of the best ingredients. The perfect savoury Easter treat!

Recipe for Fennel, Butternut, Date and Asparagus Tartlets


Roasts & Mains | Easter Recipes

Tuck into these mouthwatering mains.

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 Easter Recipes

Roast Chicken with Garlic & Roasted Red Pepper Spreado

Basted to perfection, this red pepper-infused roast chicken will have family members fighting over who gets the last drumstick or wing.

Recipe for Roast Chicken with Garlic & Roasted Red Pepper Spreado 

Easter Egg, Bacon & Cheese Pie

This is the quintessential Easter pie. Filled with caramelised leeks, bacon, cherry tomatoes and loads of cheddar, it’s absolutely delish!

Recipe for Easter Egg, Bacon & Cheese Pie

Pan-fried Salmon on Pea & Lemon Risotto

Risotto is notoriously difficult to master; this simple yet elegant version makes it light work.

Recipe for Pan-fried Salmon on Pea & Lemon Risotto

Braai Whole Yellowtail with Rocket Salad & Dressing

Hosting a braai over the long weekend? Then this flavour-packed Whole Yellowtail should definitely be on your grill.

Recipe for Braai Whole Yellowtail with Rocket Salad & Creamy Greek Dressing

Curried Fish & Chips with Raita-style Tartar Sauce

Hake will always be a favourite main for Easter. Try this Cape Malay-inspired take on fish and chips for lunch or dinner.

Recipe for Curried Fish & Chips with Raita-style Tartar Sauce

Tartar Crusted Hake with Mushy Peas & Beer Battered Onion Rings

Why take a trip to the harbour for fish ‘n tjips when you can make this delicious Tartar Crusted Grilled Hake in the comfort of your home? The Beer Battered Onion Rings take this dish to the next level.

Recipe for Tartar Crusted Grilled Hake with Mushy Peas & Beer Battered Onion Rings

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EASTER SPICE GLAZED PORK SHOULDER WITH CRACKLING SHARDS

Shake up this Easter with this mixed spice pork shoulder roast. The glaze is exceptional and the crackling shards are a textural delight.

Recipe for Easter Spiced Glazed Pork Shoulder with Crackling Shards

PERI PERI PORK NECK ESPETADA WITH LEMON YOGHURT DIPPING SAUCE

Bring the heat with this flavourful Pork Neck Espetada. So much garlicky goodness!

Recipe for Peri Peri Pork Neck Espetada with Lemon Yoghurt Dipping Sauce

GREEK STYLE ROAST LEG OF LAMB

When we think of Easter, we think of lamb. Lamb is as much a part of Easter as chocolate, so why not make this divine roast leg?

Recipe for Greek Style Roast Leg of Lamb

PORK BELLY PORCHETTA ROASTED PEARS FENNEL

Pork belly always saves the day. This porchetta is everything that’s good about food all rolled into one crispy, herby, succulent flavour bomb.

Recipe for Pork Belly Porchetta Roasted Pears Fennel

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Succulent Lamb Noisette with Rocket, Beetroot & Citrus Salad

Gather the family and treat them to this Succulent Lamb Noisette.

Recipe for Succulent Lamb Noisette with Rocket, Beetroot & Citrus Salad

Traditional Cape Malay Pickled Fish

Nothing says ‘Easter’ like Cape Malay-style pickled fish. This recipe is courtesy of legendary South African chef, Rudi Liebenberg.

Recipe for Traditional Cape Malay Pickled Fish

Easter Recipe Round Up Roast Deboned Leg of Lamb Stuffed Dates
Easter Recipe Round Up Grilled Lamb Fillet Baba Ghanoush

ROAST DEBONED LEG OF LAMB STUFFED WITH DATES & FRESH HERBS

A perfectly pink, stuffed leg of lamb that will have your family at the table quicker than you can say ‘Easter egg hunt’.

Recipe for Roasted Deboned Leg of Lamb

GRILLED LAMB FILLET, BABA GHANOUSH, CHICKPEAS & POMEGRANATE

A mouthwatering Syrian-inspired dish spiced with sumac, which is made from the berries that have been dried and coarsely ground.

Recipe Grilled Lamb Fillet

Easter Recipe Round Up Crispy Duk with Sticky Spiced Orange Sauce
Easter Recipe Round Up Oven Roasted Onion Tarte Tartin

CRISPY DUCK WITH SPICED ORANGE SAUCE

This Crispy Duck with Spiced Orange Sauce will have you licking your fingers and plate after your last mouthful.

Recipe for Crispy Duck with Spiced Orange Sauce

OVEN ROASTED ONION TARTE TATIN

This tart is perfect for any celebration. It has an amazingly sweet and savoury flavour. Serve with a fresh rocket and goat’s cheese salad.

Recipe for Oven Roasted Onion Tarte Tatin


Easter Recipe Round-Up | Sides

Serve these sumptuous sides alongside mains.

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Cheesy Hashbrown Bake

Inspired by American hashbrowns and French potato gratin, this revamped potato bake is incredibly cheesy and creamy.

Recipe for Cheesy Hashbrown Bake

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Miso Brown Butter Drizzle

Garlicky potatoes loaded with the most delectable miso brown butter and topped with sour cream – what more could you want?

Recipe for Roasted Baby Potatoes with Miso Brown Butter Drizzle

 Easter Recipes

GREEN EGGS & HAM: DEVILLED AVOCADO EGGS WITH PARMA HAM SHARDS

Give your Devilled Eggs a fresh, green twist with some avo. Sprinkle some Parma ham shards for smoky flavour.

Recipe for Green Devilled Eggs & Parma Ham Shards

AVOCADO CREME POTATO SALAD WITH CRISPY BACON & FRIED ONIONS

Wow guests with this sensational potato salad. The avo, crème fraîche and mayo combo makes it extra creamy, while the crispy onions add a lovely sweetness and crunch.

Recipe for Avo Creme Potato Salad with Crispy Bits

ROASTED BEETROOT, BALSAMIC ONION & GOAT’S CHEESE TART

Roasted beetroot has so much earthy goodness. Partnered with sweet balsamic onions and goats cheese, it’s a tart that you’ll make over and over.

Recipe for Roasted Beetroot, Balsamic Onion & Goat’s Cheese Tart

HASSELBACK POTATOES WITH LEMON AND THYME

The most tasteful and simple potato side!

Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes with Lemon & Thyme

Easter Recipe Round Up Baby Spinach Salad
Easter Recipe Round Up Best Ever Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

BABY SPINACH SALAD

Cut through the richness of your mains with this zesty baby spinach salad.

Recipe for Baby Spinach Salad

BEST EVER OVEN-ROASTED BABY POTATOES

These oven-roasted baby potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. What’s a roast without a side of your favourite starch?

Recipe for Best Ever Oven-Roasted Baby Potatoes

Easter Recipe Round Up Root Vegetable Gratin
Easter Recipe Round Up Oven Roasted Squash Honey Garlic Chilli

HEARTY ROOT VEGETABLE GRATIN

A delicious way to make use of all the root vegetables in your vegetable basket.

Recipe for Hearty Root Vegetable Gratin

OVEN ROASTED SQUASH WITH HONEY, GARLIC & CHILLI

The oven-roasted squash in this recipe balances the spicy honey and chilli sauce. Delish!

Recipe for Oven Roasted Squash with Honey, Garlic & Chilli

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HONEY CHILLI ROASTED CARROTS

These honey and chilli carrots are roasted to charry perfection, then topped with crispy bacon and cashew nuts for crunch. Great for Easter time!

Recipe for Honey Chilli Roasted Carrots

HORNAZO: SPANISH EASTER BREAD

This traditionally Spanish Easter bread is stuffed with egg, chorizo and bacon. How wonderfully delicious!

Recipe for Hornazo Spanish Easter Bread


Easter Recipe Round Up | Dessert

 Easter Recipes

Hot Cross Bun Inspired Cannoli with Speckled Eggs

Filled with warm spices and deliciousness, we can’t imagine a better Easter treat than this delectable Hot Cross Bun Inspired Cannoli with Speckled Eggs.

Recipe for Hot Cross Bun Inspired Cannoli with Speckled Eggs

HOT CROSS BUN PUDDING WITH EGG CUSTARD & MERINGUE TOPPING

This decadent pudding made with hot cross buns is a sweet end to an Easter celebration.

Recipe for Hot Cross Bun Pudding

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Thick & Chunky Speckled Egg Cookies

Dotted with speckled mini eggs, cookie lovers will adore these buttery, chocolaty and chonky Easter-inspired treats.

Recipe for Thick & Chunky Speckled Egg Cookies

BLUEBERRY & VANILLA BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING

This bread ‘n butter pud’ uses croissants to take it to higher levels of indulgence.

Recipe for Blueberry & Vanilla Bread & Butter Pudding

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Polish Easter Mazurek Tart

A beloved, traditional Polish dessert that is ideal for serving teatime guests at Easter. This version has a delicious shortcrust pastry that’s filled with chocolate and almond meringue and topped with homemade nut butter.

Recipe for Polish Easter Mazurek Tart

Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Malted Puffs

Everyone deserves a bit of chocolate at Easter. This decadent delight tastes even better with a bit of bubbly.

Recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Malted Puffs

ClemenGold Fudgy Dark Chocolate Skillet Brownie

A no-fuss Fudgy Dark Chocolate Skillet Brownie that’s positively decadent and filled with zesty ClemenGold goodness. Ready to serve straight out the skillet with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream – guaranteed to be family favourite!

Recipe for ClemenGold Fudgy Dark Chocolate Skillet Brownie

Berry Nice Chocolate Mousse with Blackberries & Cream

Every adult deserves chocolate on Easter. Treat guests to individual Chocolate Mousse cups topped with seasonal berries and whipped fresh cream for the ultimate surprise.

Recipe for Berry Nice Chocolate Mousse with Blackberries & Cream

EASTER NEST CUPCAKES

Make decorating these Easter cupcakes a fun activity with the kids.

Recipe for Easter Nest Cupcakes

TRADITIONAL EASTER GUBANA

The Italians almost never get it wrong when it comes to food, and this traditional Easter bread is no different. A type of brioche bread filled with dried fruit and nuts.

Recipe for Traditional Easter Gubana

COCONUT CUPCAKES

You can never have too much of a good thing. Surprise your taste buds with these yummy coconut cupcakes.

Recipe for Coconut Cupcakes

NO BAKE HOT CROSS BUN CRÈME BRÛLÉE

We’ve combined two of our favourite treats by infusing this crème brûlée with the flavour of hot cross buns. Perfect for Easter!

Recipe for No Bake Hot Cross Bun Creme Brûlée 

And of course, what would Easter be without these favourites…

Easter Recipe Round Up Hot Cross Buns
Easter Recipe Round Up Marshmallow Eggs

It just wouldn’t be Easter without Hot Cross Buns and Marshmallow Eggs, now would it…?

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