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Your Easter menu made easy

Make your celebration one to remember with these tasty yet surprisingly simple Easter recipes

By Alexia Dellner, 23 March 2016
Your Easter menu made easy

Start planning your scrumptious bank holiday weekend menu with our round-up of the best Easter food ideas. Whether you're hosting a large family get together or just entertaining a few friends, we've got everything you need for a brilliant Easter weekend. 

Everyone loves a traditional roast with all the trimmings but no one wants to slave over a hot stove all day! Find the perfect roast recipe that you can just pop in the oven and leave to it, whether it's a tender melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket or an impressive lamb leg with herby stuffing served with fluffy roast potatoes. Let's not forget about the veg – from crunchy salads to making the most of the last of the winter root vegetables, our simple side dishes are the perfect accompaniment to your Easter feast. 

Next, it's time to choose your Easter pud. We've got enough sweet Easter recipes to satisfy everyone – from rich chocolate cakes to light meringue nests topped with fresh fruit. Sweet treats are a great opportunity for the little ones to help out in the kitchen too and we've got biscuit recipes they'll love to make and eat! 

From impressive cheffy starters to wow factor desserts, get ready to dish up your best bank holiday menu yet with these tempting Easter recipes. 

Drop scones with smoked salmon and crème fraiche 

Salmon is traditional at Easter but if you don't want to buy a whole fillet, try these delicious drop scones with smoked salmon instead. They look ultra posh but are actually dead easy to make. 

Hot Cross Buns

It wouldn't be Easter without hot cross buns! Children and adults alike will love these mini hot cross buns that leave enough room for seconds! Or why not try something different this year? We've got 8 delicious ways to pimp your hot cross buns here. 

Roast lamb with herby stuffing

You can't beat a tender lamb dish with a crisp topping and flavour-packed mint sauce. This roast lamb with herby stuffing recipe uses a leg of lamb for a juicy dish but for other lamb ideas, take a look at these 7 luscious lamb recipes to feed a crowd

Coffee-rubbed beef brisket with beer

Retro dishes are back on the menu so why not try this coffee- rubbed beef brisket with beer. Tender, juicy rolled beef brisket is packed full of flavour and just falls away from the bone. Serve with savoy cabbage and sweet potato mash. 

Broad bean purée

For an Easter starter that's light but chock full of spring flavour, try this broad bean purée that can be served on crispy crostini or even as a dip. 

Flower Bowl Cake

With a cake this pretty, it's – almost  – a shame to eat it! Cupcakes are used to create the flowers, while the base of the bouquet is lined with Cadbury's white chocolate fingers. Get the flower bowl cake recipe here. 

Almond herb crusted salmon

An impressive centrepiece that's simple to make, this almond herb crusted salmon is a modern twist on traditional Friday fish dish. 

Slow-cooked duck in cherry sauce

Want to try something a little different this year? This slow-cooked duck in cherry sauce is a tasty main meal that's surprisingly easy to make. 

Chicken cooked in milk with garlic and herbs

Give your regular roast chicken a juicy twist by cooking it in milk. This British whole roasted chicken is cooked in milk to make the meat extra succulent and can be used to create a sauce. Simple! Get the recipe here

Leek, mushroom and butterbean crumble

Entertaining vegetarians this year? Don't fret – this gorgeous leek, mushroom and butterbean crumble will satisfy veggies and meat eaters alike. 

Marvellous mini egg cake

If you're looking for a serious show-stopper, then this marvellous mini egg cake is just the thing. Triple-layered vanilla cake, sandwiched with chocolate buttercream and topped with chocolate mini eggs... we'll have seconds, please!

Burrowing bunnies

As adorable as they are tasty, kids will love helping you bake these burrowing bunny biscuits. Marshmallows are used for tails and sprinkles make the pads. 

Salmon and Quinoa Spiced Kedgeree

After a proper lie-in, this salmon and quinoa spiced kedgeree makes the perfect brunch dish for everyone to tuck into.  

Braised broad beans, peas and artichokes

Get three of your five-a-day with this delicious braised broad bens, peas and artichokes dish that can be on the table in just fifteen minutes. 

Fruity meringues

Lovely and crisp on the outside but deliciously gooey in the middle, top these irresistible meringues with zesty passion fruit and lemon curd

Oozy chocolate egg brownies

Save room after the roast for these decadent chocolate egg brownies! Filled with Cadbury's creme eggs for a melt-in-the-mouth centre, this rich dessert is sure to go down a treat! 

Potato nests with roasted carrots, courgettes and herb oil

An impressive side dish, these potato nests with roasted carrots, courgettes and herb oil are a delicious way to serve vegetables and will look lovely next to your roast.

Easter egg biscuits

Get little ones into the kitchen with these charming Easter egg biscuits. Set out a range of colourful decorations and let the kids' imaginations run wild!

Find everything on your Easter weekend shopping list at Asda