Relax This Easter with an Easy-Breezy Brunch

Warmer weather, dyeing and hiding Easter eggs, celebrating the significance of the holiday, and sharing a delicious meal with family and friends makes Easter one of the most anticipated holidays of the year.

If you will be hosting an Easter get-together this year why not make it an Easter brunch? Just plan your menu ahead of time so that your celebration will be an easy-breezy brunch that will allow you to enjoy the day as much as your guests.

The Main Entrée

Ham is, by far, the most popular entrée served on Easter and one of the easiest main meals to prepare, especially if you buy a fully cooked ham that only needs to be heated all the way through. And with holiday hams, you can prepare it as simple or gourmet as you want. Try our Easter Brown Sugar-Pineapple-Honey Ham recipe. The glaze comes together fast and the flavors it adds to the ham is decidedly delicious. Plate up ham slices and serve alongside make-ahead recipes like a French toast bake and a cheesy bacon quiche.

Show-Stopping Sides

Whether you love the taste of tradition or you love to take your taste buds on new adventures, Easter side dishes are as important as the main entrée itself. Simple Scalloped Potatoes, homemade mac and cheese, and roasted Brussels sprouts are just a couple of time-honored dishes that are anticipated at Easter. If you want to try something new, you will love the fresh flavors in this Spinach-and-Romaine Salad with Cucumbers, Radishes, and Creamy Mint Dressing from Southern Living. Or you can mix two side dishes into one with this Roasted Fingerlings and Green Beans with Creamy Tarragon Dressing.

Delectable Desserts

When you serve desserts as colorful as the season, your holiday buffet table will be impossibly hard to resist. Lemon Meringue Pie is always a popular pick for Easter because lemons offer a lip-smacking lightness that is a welcome change from winter desserts. Other favorites for the Easter brunch dessert table are carrot cake, cheesecake, coconut cream pie, crème brûlée, and, of course, Easter-themed cupcakes. And don’t forget to enjoy hot cross buns on Good Friday!