Favorite Easter Recipes

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Favorite Easter Recipes
Each holiday has it’s own special foods.  You know the ones that you only make or eat on that special day.  Today I’m sharing with you a few of my favorite Easter recipes.  I’ve also included a printable Easter Lunch menu you can edit & print.

Easter Breakfast

Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection rolls

I’m so happy I found these a few years ago on Pinterest from It’s a Fabulous Life!  We’ve had them for Easter breakfast with some lil smokies ever since.  Not only are they easy & delicious but they’re also a great way to teach children the Easter story.  Amanda gives you step by step directions for making the rolls and telling the story.

Easter Lunch

Easter Menu

Click Here for an Editable/Printable Menu

We pretty much have the same menu for Easter every year and I always look forward to making these recipes because they are so yummy!

Macaroni with Cheese Sauce

Macaroni with cheese sauce

The Macaroni with Cheese Sauce recipe was passed down to me by my grandmother.  Yes, she typed up recipes for me on her typewriter 🙂 You can tell it’s been well used.macaroni with cheese sauce recipe

Macaroni with Cheese Sauce


1/3 cup margarine (butter)

1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups cooked macaroni (1 1/2 cups un-cooked)

2 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon mustard

1 1/2 cups Velveeta cheese (8 oz. package)


Melt margarine in double boiler.  Remove from heat & add flour & salt- mix. Add mustard & stir. Add milk slowly, stirring.  Cook until thickened. Add cheese (cut in small pieces). Stir until cheese melts & is blended.  Cook macaroni in boiling water until tender & drain.  Add to cheese mixture & heat through.

Orange Jello Salad

orange jello salad

This jello salad is easy to make and so refreshing. This is another recipe my grandmother passed down to me.

Orange Jello Salad


6 oz pkg orange jello

2 cups hot water

Pineapple juice & water to make 1 1/2 cups

15.5 oz can crushed pineapple, drained

2 medium apples, grated

2 cups shredded carrots


Drain pineapple & reserve juice. Measure juice & add enough water to make 1 1/2 cups.  Add hot water to jello and stir until dissolved. Then add juice with extra water (1 1/2 cups). Chill until slightly thickened.  Stir in carrots, apple & pineapple.  Let set to chill and thicken.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake

Nothing says Easter like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  I found this recipe over 10 years ago in Cooking Light and have been making it ever since.

Tip:  Don’t use bagged, pre-shredded carrots.  Whatever preservative they put on them, citric acid I believe, creates a chemical reaction when mixed with the other cake ingredients that turns the carrots green.  Yep, we had a green carrot cake one year!

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What are some of your favorite Easter recipes?

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