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Easter Menu Ideas 2024

It’s time to have a lovely Easter Menu! Here are some delicious and fun Easter Menu Ideas 2024 to roll your Easter right along!

Easter Cake Pops www.loavesanddishes
Easter Cake Pops

These Easter Cake Pops always hit the spot!

Easter is such a lovely time of the year. Spring is unrolling some beautiful colors, children are excited to color eggs and it’s time to unwrap those new Easter clothes for church (even if it’s virtual).

This year, let’s enjoy a lovely meal with some special treats!

Southern Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Southern Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Here are some of my own personal favorites for a special holiday celebration and I hope you’ll share a few of these too like this Southern Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing.

You’ll notice, I didn’t include my ham recipe. I know that is way too much for small celebrations. No worry, if you need it, you can find it over here.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Easter is this coming Sunday, March 31, 2024 and we want to be ready! I hope you take these ideas and run with them!

Easter Breakfast Ideas

Southern Fried Breakfast Potatoes
Southern Fried Breakfast Potatoes

Southern Grits – a hands down favorite with most any breakfast

Breakfast Casserole – eggs, sausage, cheese, what could be better?

Southern Fried Breakfast Potatoes – perfect crunch!

Pig Candy Bacon – sweet, hot and yum.

Perfect Pancakes from Scratch
Perfect Pancakes from Scratch

Sausage Links – always make extra!

Perfect Fluffy Pancakes – from scratch, easy and perfect.

Cinnamon Roll Cake – it’s from scratch too!

A photo from the top of cinnamon roll cake from scratch
Cinnamon Roll Cake From Scratch

Easter Menu Ideas 2021 for the Main Dish

Ginger Lime Chicken – a fresh easy dish for a holiday idea

Honey Mustard Curry Chicken – Tart, flavorful and perfectly charred.

Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken – A family favorite

Cheerwine Chicken – such a sweet winner!

sweet heat cheerwine chicken on a plate
Cheerwine Chicken

Chicken and Rice Casserole – always a winner

Rotisserie Chicken Salad – so spring like with grapes and nuts, yum!

An image of easy rotisserie chicken salad sandwich on a croissant with the chicken salad falling out the sides and lettuce poking out under the chicken salad
Easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad on a toasted Croissant!

Crockpot Carnitas – easy, fun and festive!

Spinach Stuffed Shells

Tomato Pie

Adding ingredients for tomato pie
Tomato Pie

Cabbage Rolls

Tuscan Chicken

Stuffed Cabbage or Cabbage Rolls
Stuffed Cabbage or Cabbage Rolls

Easter Side Dish Ideas

photo overhead of two cakes on a silver plate with lettuce
Crab Cakes (so easy!)

Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Black Eyed Pea Hummus

Green Chili Rice

bowl of roasted baby carrots and potatoes
Roasted Carrots and Potatoes

Carrot Raisin Salad

Foil Roasted Green Beans

Red Beans and Rice

white bowl of carrot raisin salad
Carrot Raisin Salad

Tomato Salad

Hashbrown Casserole

Deviled Eggs (we can’t leave those out, right?)

A side view of some southern deviled eggs
Southern Deviled Eggs

Green Bean Casserole

Southern Cornbread Salad

The ingredients all assembled for Southern Cornbread Salad
ingredients for cornbread salad

Fruit Kabobs and Dip (YUM!)

Broccoli Casserole

Green Pea Salad

pea salad on a blue plate with fork and green towel
Pea Salad

Southern Wilted Lettuce Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Vindaloo Curry Carrots

This is an upclose photo of Summer Cherry Tomato Salad
Summer Cherry Tomato Salad

Easter Breads

mexican corn muffins in a basket
Mexican Corn Muffins

Mexican Cornbread Muffins

Banana Pecan Bread

Maple Pumpkin Bread

Grandma's Maple Pumpkin Bread
Grandma’s Maple Pumpkin Bread

Mushroom Pull Apart Bread

Blueberry Muffins

Cracklin Cornbread

cast iron skillet with edges of crispy cornbread showing
Cracklin Cornbread

Easter Dessert Ideas

plate of granny's sour cream cookies
Sour Cream Cookies

Sour Cream Cookies

Louisiana Crunch Cake

picture of the edge of a strawberry pie with jello and crust
Easy Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie (you do not have to have the best spring strawberries for this recipe, the jello gives it plenty of flavor, so no worries!

Easter Cake

white cake with chocolate covered strawberries on top
Easter Cake

Cherry Cobbler

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

A photo of Mawmaws Banana Pudding up close in the trifle bowl
Mawmaws Banana pudding

Banana Pudding

Mamaw’s Lemon Pound Cake

A view into the cut pound cake with glaze dripping down the side
Lemon Pound Cake

Easter Cake Pops

Carrot Cake

Mini Chocolate Mousse Cups

Mini Chocolate Mousse Cups in blue and white paper cups
Chocolate Mousse Cups

Easter Beverage Ideas

pitcher of strawberry water
Delicious Strawberry Water!

Strawberry Water

Southern Sweet Tea

Peach Tea

full glass of southern peach tea
Peach Tea

Vanilla Iced Coffee

Homemade Lemonade

a photo ofFRESH HOMEMADE LEMONADE CONCENTRATE from farther off showing the pitcher and the glass and the reamer and the lemon

A Verse To Share

I couldn’t possibly share all of these delicious Easter foods without also sharing the true meaning of Easter.

We celebrate Easter to remember Jesus conquering the tomb. His wraps were spilled to the floor and his face covering folded, waiting for his eventual return.


Matthew 28:20

…and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age

***This post originally appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes in 2021 and has been updated with new information, links and posts.

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.


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