50 Easter Dinner Recipe Ideas That Do Double Duty As Brunch
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50 Easter Dinner Recipe Ideas That Do Double Duty As Brunch

Some families do Easter dinner, while others do brunch. And some — actually, many — find themselves attending *both* celebrations come Easter Sunday. Whether you’re doing dinner or brunch (or breakfast for dinner) this year, get inspired by this collection of 50 Easter recipe ideas that can work for just about any holiday meal.

1. Green Goddess Pizza: Where there is celebration, there is pizza. And there’s no better way than by mowing down this seasonal pie. (via The Endless Meal)

2. Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetable Soup With Gnocchi: This recipe starts in a sheet pan and ends in a tantalizing soup that will have you wondering how you’ve never thought to do this before. The roasted veggies bring a flavor to the broth that cannot be matched and — we promise — clean-up is still very minimal. (via Soup Addict)

3. Brussels Sprouts Hash: Bacon and Brussels sprouts are always a choice coupling. Here, the addition of a runny-yolked egg on top transforms them from a simple side dish to a splendid, square meal to start the day. (via Feasting at Home)

4. Paleo Butternut Squash Breakfast Sausage: Breakfast sausage or meatloaf? Who can tell?! Made with ground turkey, butternut squash, apples, thyme, and just a touch of bacon, this homemade breakfast sausage is sure to delight. (via Real Food With Dana)

5. Paleo Breakfast Quesadillas: Spinach-laced scrambled eggs are nestled inside delightfully pliable homemade flaxseed wraps, but it doesn’t stop there. A dollop of smashed avocado and Harissa on top make these quesadillas worthy of holiday brunching. (via Peachy Palate)

6. Courgette Fries With Perfect Dippy Eggs: These Parmesan-crusted zucchini fries pair splendidly with soft-boiled eggs; it’s fancy finger food at its finest. (via Kitchen Sanctuary)

7. Quinoa Salad With Asparagus and Almond Dukkah: This dazzling green dinner is the perfect way to welcome spring in all of its freshness. Dig into something nutritious, substantial, and absolutely mouth-watering. (via Curated Life)

8. Tater Tot Breakfast Pizza: To make your wildest dreams come true (and a mouth-watering breakfast-for-dinner option), top crispy tater tot crowns with eggs, bacon, sausage, and cheddar. (via The Gunny Sack)

9. Oat Crepes With Tomatoes, Basil, and Goat Cheese: These delicious oat flour crepes work equally well in both savory and sweet applications. Enjoy them with tangy goat cheese and tomatoes, or fill them up with fruit, whipped cream, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. (PS: Gluten-free certified oats may be necessary, depending on sensitivities to the protein.) (via Naturally Ella)

10. Cauliflower Crust Breakfast Pizza: Ah, pizza that works at any time of the day. And better yet, make it gluten-free by making a cauliflower crust! (via Brit + Co)

11. Sheet Pan Ratatouille: This amazing sheet pan option will serve several guests! Roast the medley of veggies on Saturday night and set yourself up for the holiday by serving the delish concoction over polenta, pasta, or toast. (via Feasting at Home)

12. Easy Chicken Spaghetti: The entire family will fall madly in love with this easy peasy pasta dish. Tossed with crisp asparagus and tender chicken strips, the spaghetti is fancy enough for Easter dinner, yet quick enough to throw together for brunch. (via Dinner at the Zoo)

13. Green Spring Toasts: Easter brunch is more than just sweet pastries and breakfast foods. Try these springy toasts for a quick savory lunch option. That is, if grilled sourdough smeared with feta and mint spread and topped with spring peas sounds good to you too. (via Matters of the Belly)

14. Shredded Sweet Potatoes With Eggs, Chimichurri, and Fresh Salsa: This looks so flavorful — perfect for a brunch that morphs into “linner.” (via An Avocado a Day)

15. Cheesy Baked Egg and Bacon Boats: If you’re traveling somewhere this Easter, these egg boats are a great portable option. Mix and match the fillings according to preference, or just use the ingredients you have on hand. (via Just a Taste)

16. Breakfast Carbonara Pasta: Pasta for breakfast might be the new pizza for breakfast. And this hearty dish won’t taste bad for an Easter dinner, either. (via The Delicious Life)

17. Mahi Mahi Banh Mi With Spicy Curried Mayo and Fried Eggs: Think outside of the Easter meal box with this breakfast-y take on a classic Banh Mi sandwich. (via Half Baked Harvest)

18. Sheet Pan Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Hash: When you find yourself hankering for the simplicity and comfort that breakfast for dinner offers, nothing will keep things easier than a sheet pan recipe. This one brings a rainbow of veggies to your plate, along with hearty beans and silky eggs. (via Kitchn)

19. Harissa Zucchini Spaghetti Skillet With Kale, Chickpeas, and Poached Eggs: Whether you’re into Easter brunch or dinner, this pasta-and-egg skillet dish is just what the doctor ordered. (via Inspiralized)

20. Ham + Cheese Croissants With Honey Mustard Glaze: Seven minutes is all it takes to throw together these epic buttery croissant sandwiches. Since there are so few ingredients, opt for quality ham and cheese to get the best flavor. (via Kitchen Sanctuary)

21. Orange and Fennel Salad: The best way to save time while making a dish is to skip the oven altogether — that’s where a beautiful, colorful salad comes in. (via The Worktop)

22. Shaved Asparagus and Pea Frittata With Mint and Parma Ham: Breakfast for dinner is always a nice treat, especially when it comes in the form of a frittata jam-packed with veggies and garnished with salty, dry-cured ham. (via Drizzle and Dip)

23. Loaded Potato Waffles: Dust off that waffle maker. If you already have leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge, this dish takes only 15 minutes to come together. The kids *and* adults will love this one. (via My Life Cookbook)

24. Quinoa Black Bean Crockpot Stuffed Peppers: If you’re having company over, create a stuffed pepper bar by displaying your favorite toppings like cheese, avocado, cilantro, and sour cream. (via Pinch of Yum)

25. Five Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili: White chicken chili is deceivingly filling and delicious. Bake a fresh loaf of cornbread to eat with this soup, and you’ll look forward to having leftovers all week long. (via Gimme Some Oven)

26. Creamy Risotto With Roasted Spring Vegetables: There is no better way to transition from winter to spring than with a meal that offers up a balance of cozy and bright. (via With Food and Love)

27. Spring Chicken Pot Pies: Pot pies aren’t just for cold-weather root veggies, folks. These golden flaky crusts are protecting a rich and dreamy center *full* of crisp spring veggies. (via Coley Cooks)

28. Balsamic Cherry and Shaved Asparagus Panini: Sometimes you just need a gooey and cheesy grilled sandwich. And sometimes that sandwich needs to have a bit of extra personality. (via Spache the Spatula)

29. Cheesy Hashbrown Skillet: You know how we love those one-pan meals? This breakfast skillet is another one to add to the list for its deliciousness and easy cleanup. (via Tablespoon)

30. Baked Indian Shakshuka: One thing we love about eggs is that they go well with everything, including this savory tomato sauce with coconut milk, ginger, and Indian spices. (via Avocado a Day Nutrition)

31. Sweet Potato and Sausage Skillet: Putting sweet potatoes in your hash is probably the best idea since sliced bread. You’ll make this swap for all your hash recipes forever after. (via Delicious Meets Healthy)

32. Cauliflower Crust Pizza: If you’re in the market for a healthy breakfast-for-dinner recipe, you’ll want to check out this breakfast pizza with cauliflower crust. Trust us: You won’t even miss the grain. (via Brit + Co)

33. Sheet Pan Spicy Tofu and Green Beans: This hassle-free sheet pan dinner brings deliciously spicy and flavorful tofu to your plate with a nourishing side of crispy green beans. (via Delish Knowledge)

34. Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese: Yep, mac and cheese in a pan is a thing, and it’s full of cauliflower so we can chalk it up to being healthy-ish. This creamy and dreamy Easter dinner option is a total breeze, especially if you make your sauce in advance. (via Bibby’s Kitchen)

35. Italian Kale Salad With Roasted Veggies: A nice and refreshing salad makes for a great dinner, but sometimes you need something more substantial. Enter this bad boy: With belly-warming caramelized veggies roasted in a sheet pan, this kale salad will leave you satisfied and fueled. (via Natural Comfort Kitchen)

36. Biscuit and Gravy Casserole: If you’re cooking for a crowd, biscuits and gravy can be a pain. When you layer your sausage gravy in a casserole dish and pop biscuits on top, it’s a *totally* different story. (via Lemon Sugar)

37. The Best Creamy Grits With Cheese: Even people who don’t love grits will adore these. They’re extra creamy and cheesy, so those texture issues that people have will not be a thing. (via I’d Rather Be a Chef)

38. Spinach, Onion, and Cheese Breakfast Strata: Carbs, eggs, and cheese… what more could you ask for? This savory version of bread pudding is just what you want for Easter Sunday. (via Saving Room for Dessert)

39. Cherry Tomato, Leek, and Spinach Quiche: Quiche is one of those foods that pretty much everyone can agree on. Wholesome and yummy, this recipe is bursting with the flavors of fresh veggies, making it perfect for spring. (via The Food Charlatan)

  

40. Caramelized Onion, Mushrooms, and Lamb’s Quarters Pizza: Lamb is the trademark meat of springtime, so it’s a fabulous choice for your Easter brunch or dinner. Serve it alongside mozzarella, garlic, mushrooms, onion, and flaky pizza crust for a sure party hit. (via Nutmeg Nanny)

41. Asparagus Lemon Risotto: Speaking of trademark spring ingredients, it doesn’t get much more springtime-y than asparagus. This risotto is equal parts healthy and flavorful. (via Garlic Matters)

42. Spring Pea Salad: This stunning salad is completely JAW-DROPPING. Bonus points for flourishing it with edible flowers that really scream *spring.* (via What’s Gaby Cooking?)

43. Grilled Fruit Salad: This ingenious way to prepare fresh fruit will be perfect for both vegan and Paleo members of your Easter crew. You can use whatever fruits you’d like, but we’re partial to peach, pineapple, watermelon, and cantaloupe. (via Real Simple Good)

44. Springtime Veggie Pasta Primavera: Primavera literally means “spring,” so any dish bearing the name will be a natural fit for Easter festivities. Take, for example, this pasta dish made with farfalle pasta, onions, garlic, sweet peppers, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, peas, and olive oil. (via Whole and Heavenly Oven)

45. Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham: Not only can you cook this recipe ahead of time, but it’s perfect for any time of day, whether you’re hosting brunch or dinner. (via Dear Crissy)

46. Rosemary Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Salad: Healthy, hearty, and fresh, this salad makes for a perfect side dish — or even a main course thanks to how filling it us. And BECAUSE it’s so full of greens and veggies, the fresher produce you can find, the better. (via How Sweet Eats)

47. Apricot Glazed Bacon Wrapped Cajun Pork Tenderloin: With flavors like apricot and bacon, this Cajun-inspired pork tenderloin is certainly sunny enough for brunch. But it’s also just hearty enough for an Easter dinner. (via Closet Cooking)

48. Cinnamon Sugar Grilled Peaches: You know how grilled fruit tastes ah-mazing? Yeah, well add cinnamon sugar to it, and it’s EVEN BETTER. (via High Heels and Grills)

49. Italian Sausage Gouda and Spinach Strata: Think of this strata as a savory French toast. It has eggs, sausage, cheese, and spinach, so you’re pretty much covered. Don’t forget to get this started the night before so the bread can soak in all of that amazing flavor. (via Kevin Is Cooking)

50. Spicy Crock Pot Brunch Casserole: Don’t feel pressured to make a handful of different dishes. Try a one-pot wonder like this brunch casserole to feed your crowd. It has everything you need (including hashbrowns) to impress even the pickiest of guests. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)

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