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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

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 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

Time Active work time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 1 1/2 hours
Yields Serves 8

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

Easter Herbal Potatoes

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4

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

Asparagus with egg and anchovy

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 6

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

Madonna Inn's Carrot Cake

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 12 to 16.

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

Chocolate-dipped almond eggs

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 1/2 dozen

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


Genevieve Ko is the cooking editor for the Los Angeles Times. She is a cookbook author and has been a food writer, editor and recipe developer for national food media outlets. Ko graduated from Yale after a childhood in Monterey Park.
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