Planning an Easter meal can be stressful, so we've put together an assortment of stunning cocktails, easy hor d'oeuvres, savory main courses and (of course) decadent desserts. These recipes are proof that an elegant feast can also be an easy one.
This bright and tangy sangria serves as the perfect palette cleanser.
Clouds of cotton candy, a dash of St. Germain and your favorite bubbly makes this picture perfect aperitif.
This springy cocktail, which calls for homemade lavender simple syrup, stands out in a sea of mimosas and bellinis.
Because the kids don't get to have all the fun.
Chamomile is known for its calming properties — which makes it a perfect ingredient for a tequila cocktail. Grapefruit juice, ripe strawberries and fresh chamomile flowers make this one a stunner.
These bite-size sandwiches are filled to the brim with cheesy goodness (oh, and a few vegetables).
This classic recipe — with just a hint of cinnamon — will become a tradition at your table for years to come.
Is there anything that puff pastry can't make? When topped with melted gruyere and roasted asparagus, puff pastry transforms into the ultimate "pizza" app.
Deviled eggs are a staple during Easter celebrations for good reason — and here's your proof!
Cheese and crackers have met their match. Ground peas and crumbled feta create a simple yet flavorful spread.
What you'll need: food processor ($30, )
These spicy, chorizo-filled pancakes are delish on their own, but are out of this world when served with a lime juice Greek yogurt dipping sauce.
Everything's better after a mouthful of a cheesy pastry drizzled with honey.
Carrot soup is undoubtedly traditional, but a touch of curry gives this dish a kick.
Serve a colorful variety of vegetables alongside a sweet and sticky ham for an eye-catching main course.
Tart grapefruit, juicy steak and soft lentils come together for the ultimate springtime salad.
Take a classic chicken dish to the next level with accompanying notes of citrus and thyme.
Tender pork loin, with an earthy herb crust, gets an extra zing of flavor when served with sliced lemons.
Lemon and mint are the quintessential flavors of the season — these lamb chops are proof.
Instead of honey glazed ham, try using apricot. Like honey, an apricot glaze adds sweetness to an otherwise savory dish, but in a new, fresh way — your guests will remember this meal for sure.
Sweet golden raisins and buttery pine nuts are the perfect compliment to this flavorful leg of lamb.
Fresh rosemary, lavender, and sage give these sweet rolls an extra punch of flavor.
Get a bite of your greens all in one sitting with this medley of asparagus, beans, and peas.
These four-ingredient glazed carrots are a no-brainer during the Easter holiday.
Thin slices of potato come together with the help of gooey cheddar cheese. Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?
Spoil your little ones with this cheesy, oven baked mac. Of course, make sure you grab some for yourself!
Frozen puff pastry has never tasted — or looked — so fancy.
What's an Easter meal without the carrots? A hint of almond offers a nutty finish to this roasted veggie side.
Berry jam and fresh fruit turn these mini meringues into a delicious dessert.
Sometimes simplicity reigns supreme, especially during the holiday season. This classic bundt cake is refreshed with fresh orange and lime zest.
What you'll need: bundt pan ($13, )
Surprise! There's almond slices mixed in the airy vanilla cream.
What you'll need: mini tart pans ($11, )
Take a note from this elegant dessert – on Easter, the more robins' egg blue, the better.
Mounds of chocolate covered pretzel sticks look exactly like baby birds' nests, wouldn't you say?
Pretty-in-pink and covered with fresh raspberries, this cake will brighten up any Easter buffet.
Finish Easter Sunday brunch strong with these sticky and sweet sugar buns. They'll be gone in a hot minute. That's a promise.
These white chocolate egg cupcakes become even more Easter-appropriate when presented in an egg carton.