7 easy yet elegant Easter recipes

7 Recipes
Madonna Inn carrot cake
(Leslie Grow / For The Times)

For a smaller, simpler gathering, these seven Easter recipes still feel like a celebration.


Asparagus and ham frittata

Time45 minutes
YieldsServes 6 to 8

Instead of serving a whole ham, enjoy it in this cheesy frittata.


Lamb chops taste like a spring celebration when paired with minty noodles.

Mayeritsa Greek Easter Soup

TimeActive work time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 1 1/2 hours
YieldsServes 8

Another swap for a whole leg of lamb is this soup traditionally made for Greek Orthodox Easter.


Easter Herbal Potatoes

Time1 hour
YieldsServes 4

Simply stuffing herbs into slit potatoes makes this three-ingredient dish feel special.

Asparagus with egg and anchovy

Time35 minutes
YieldsServes 6

This classic Easter combo gets a boost of savory flavor from tinned anchovies.

Madonna Inn's Carrot Cake

Time1 hour
YieldsServes 12 to 16.

A whole carrot cake feels like a celebration and leftover slices freeze well.


Chocolate-dipped almond eggs

Time40 minutes
YieldsMakes about 2 1/2 dozen

From-scratch chocolate Easter eggs are a fun project that tastes great too.