Amazing Easter Recipes Everyone Will Love

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays because you can eat an incredible brunch, colorful salad, and a big slice of carrot cake all in one day (dream come true). Whether you celebrate Easter or not I’m excited to bring you some delicious recipes to cook & bake to celebrate spring!

There’s truly an amazing Easter recipe in here for everyone, so get ready to be the star of your brunch (hosting or not). Don’t know where to begin? Start with this easy, veggie-packed quiche and work your way to the best healthy carrot cake you’ll ever eat.

Scroll through and pick a few favorites to share with family and friends! Sending lots of love from our little family to yours, wherever you may be. Enjoy, xoxo!

GF = Gluten Free

V = Vegan

VT = Vegetarian

If you make any of these healthier Easter recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations.

roasted grape and brie crostini on a baking sheet

Fun appetizers

Roasted Grape & Brie Crostini with Honey + Sea Salt VT

White Cheddar Brussels Sprouts & Pistachio Crostini with Hot Honey VT

Pear, Walnut & Cheddar Puff Pastry Tart VT

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip GF

Scallion Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Mushrooms GF, VT

Apple & Brie Crostini with Hot Honey VT

Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates GF

Parmesan Crusted Crostini with Pear, Walnuts & Hot Honey GF, VT

Ricotta and Pear Crostini with Salty Pumpkin Seed Pistachio Crunch VT

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Pizza Puff Pastry Tarts VT

10-Minuted Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Pat’s 4-Ingredient Paleo Crackers GF, VT

Grilled Crostini with Roasted Cherries, Goat Cheese & Basil VT

How to Make a Charcuterie Board (two different ways!)

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini VT

Greek Salad Pinwheels VT

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains GF

healthy carrot dip in a bowl with herbs and feta

Delicious dips

Roasted Garlic Tahini Carrot Dip GF, VT

How to Make Super Creamy Hummus (+5 different flavor variations!) GF, V

Creamy Jalapeño Spinach Artichoke Dip GF, VT

Whipped Feta Yogurt Dip with Hot Honey, Basil & Toasted Almonds GF, VT

Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip GF, VT

Garlic & Herb Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip GF, VT

Garlic Olive Oil Dip GF, V

Spicy Green Cashew Dip GF, V

Vegetarian Three Cheese White Bean Buffalo Dip VT, GF

orange muffins on a wooden board


Outrageously Good Orange Muffins GF

Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Glaze

Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Blueberry Glaze

Grandma’s Healthy Bran Muffins

Brown Butter Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel

Honey Cinnamon Walnut Banana Muffins

The Best Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (gluten free!) GF

Strawberry Kissed Almond Butter Muffins

The Best Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins You’ll Ever Eat

Oh So Fluffy Vegan Banana Oatmeal Muffins V

Morning Glory Zucchini Carrot Muffins

carrot cake banana bread sliced on parchment paper


Healthier Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Good Morning Almond Flour Blueberry Muffin Bread GF

Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread GF

Maple Walnut Butternut Squash Bread with Cinnamon Walnut Streusel

Best Ever Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

No Knead Seeded Honey Oat Artisan Bread

Spiced Apple Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze

Peanut Butter Lover’s Banana Bread

The Best Vegan Banana Bread You’ll Ever Eat V, GF

Paleo Orange-Kissed Loaf with Dark Chocolate Glaze GF

Paleo Lemon Blueberry Bread GF

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread GF, V

Pistachio Poppyseed Orange Yogurt Bread

Healthy Chocolate Brownie Banana Bread GF

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Bread with Strawberry Glaze GF

lemon blueberry baked oatmeal in a baking dish with a slice cut out

Oatmeal Bakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Blueberry Baked Oatmeal GF

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Cups GF

Orange Creamsicle Baked Oatmeal GF

Triple Berries & Cream Baked Oatmeal GF

Salted Brown Butter Banana Zucchini Baked Oatmeal GF

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal GF

Vanilla Brown Butter Pear Baked Oatmeal GF

Spiced Zucchini Apple Baked Oatmeal with Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze GF

Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal GF

stack of healthy carrot cake pancakes

Pancakes & Waffles

Carrot Cake Pancakes (gluten free + dairy free!) GF

The Fluffiest Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Pancakes GF

Grandma’s Buttermilk Waffles

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes GF

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

Change Your Life Salted Brown Butter Pancakes

adding frosting to vegan cinnamon rolls in a pan

Classic Brunch Treats

Vegan Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls V

Upside-Down Orange Caramel Pecan French Toast Bake

Brown Butter Strawberry Coffee Cake with Lovely Strawberry Icing

The Best Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat

The French Toast I Can’t Stop Eating GF

Brown Butter Apple Coffee Cake

Upside-Down Bananas Foster French Toast Bake

low carb spinach and goat cheese quiche with sweet potato crust in a pie pan and on a plate

Savory Brunch

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust GF, VT

Mushroom Spinach Bacon Egg Cups GF

Chaffles (Cheese & Egg Waffles) GF, VT

Jalapeño, Pepper Jack, and Turkey Bacon Quiche with Potato Crust GF

Perfectly Crispy Roasted Breakfast Potatoes GF, V

Maple Blueberry Turkey Sausage Breakfast Patties GF

creamy au gratin potatoes in a baking dish with a spoon

Side Dishes

Dad’s Creamy & Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes GF, VT

Caramelized Garlic Carrots with Spicy Cilantro Yogurt Sauce GF, VT

Crispy Smashed Potatoes GF, VT

The Best Garlic Bread You’ll Ever Eat VT

Maple Glazed Carrots with Goat Cheese & Pistachios GF, VT

Mushroom & Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin with Crispy Parmesan Walnut Panko ‘Fried’ Onion VT

Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins GF, VT

Chipotle Gouda Scalloped Sweet Potatoes GF, VT

The Best Fluffy Moist Cornbread Recipe Ever VT

Cheddar Broccoli Cauliflower Gratin GF, VT

Saucy Stovetop Thai Green Beans GF, V

Garlic Fingerling Potatoes (roasted or grilled!) GF, V

Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus GF, V

Roasted Garlic Basil Pesto Potatoes with Arugula GF, V

The Best Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes GF, VT

carrot arugula salad with avocado on a platter


Roasted Carrot Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with Sunshine Dressing GF, V

Everything Spring Green Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette GF, VT

Grilled Carrot Arugula Salad with Fig, Goat Cheese & Avocado GF, VT

Vegan Caesar Salad GF, V

Roasted Veggie, Chickpea & Pesto Quinoa Salad GF, V

California Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad GF, V

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans GF, VT

One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad GF, V

Herby Olive Italian Orzo Salad VT

Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese GF

Sesame Chicken Cabbage Crunch Salad GF

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad GF, V

The Easiest Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad GF, VT

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad GF

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad GF, V

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad GF, V

Italian Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad GF

homemade cheddar broccoli leftover turkey pot pie in a skillet with a spoon

Main Courses

Blow Ya Mind Cheddar Broccoli Chicken Pot Pie

Sheet Pan Herby Lemon Garlic Chicken and Potatoes GF

Burst Cherry Tomato Basil Chicken Rigatoni GF

Groovy Skillet Chicken with Thyme Parmesan Mushroom Gravy GF

Creamy Sweet Corn & Brown Butter Ricotta Pasta GF, VT

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole GF

Incredible Caramelized Onion Spinach Chicken Pasta Bake GF

How to Spatchcock a Chicken GF

Spicy Brown Butter Goat Cheese Pasta with Sweet Corn & Honey Roasted Butternut Squash GF, VT

Vegan Pasta Primavera with Creamy Garlic Cashew Sauce GF, V

Caramelized Onion, Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula VT

Creamy Sweet Corn & Brown Butter Ricotta Pasta GF, VT

One Pot Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Beef Pasta GF

Roasted Garlic Cheddar Cauliflower Soup GF, VT

One Pan Tomato Basil Baked Orzo GF, VT

30-Minute Spinach Garlic Parmesan Orzo with Crispy Bacon GF

Slow Cooker White Wine Chicken Stew GF

Pesto Mushroom Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups VT

Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese GF, V

Cheddar-Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Turkey Meatloaf GF

Brussels Mac and Cheese GF, VT

Grilled Tahini Chicken Caesar Sandwiches GF

30 Minute Brown Butter Goat Cheese Grilled Veggie Orzo GF, VT

How to Make an Easy Roasted Chicken GF

Buffalo Mac and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Boats GF, VT

Brown Butter Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas GF, VT

Vegan & Gluten Free Curry Chickpea Pot Pie with Sweet Potato ‘Crust’ GF, V

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous

Bacon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Spaghetti GF

Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions + Mushrooms GF

Roasted Rainbow Vegetable Pasta with Cashew Pesto + Goat Cheese GF, VT

lemon cookies on a wire rack


Lemon Cookies with Lovely Lemon Glaze

Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies (made with coconut oil + dairy free!)

The Best Bakery-Style Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Snickerdoodles

Salted Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Toasted Marshmallow Ginger Cookies

Melt In Your Mouth Italian Iced Orange Cookies

Key Lime White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies with Toffee & Crushed Pretzels

Not Your Mama’s Magic Cookies

Salted Brown Butter Coffee Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Grain Free Chocolate Orange Pinwheels GF

Pistachio, Coffee & Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies GF

Blow Ya Mind Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies GF, V

White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

Healthy Homemade Fudge Striped Shortbread Cookies GF

Grain Free Cinnamon Roll Cookies GF

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Chocolate Cookies

gluten free carrot cake on a cake stand

Cakes, Pies & Crisps

The Best Healthy Carrot Cake You’ll Ever Eat (gluten free & paleo!) GF

Lemon Pistachio Cake with Lovely Lemon Frosting GF

Dad’s Extraordinary Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Brown Butter Strawberry Coffee Cake with Lovely Strawberry Icing

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Salted Nutella Ganache

Almond Lemon Raspberry Poppy Seed Cake GF

Orange Zucchini Cake with Orange Frosting GF

World’s Best Banana Cream Pie (with peanut butter cookie crust!)

Inside Out Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake GF

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Frosting GF

Strawberry Crisp with Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Crumble GF, V

Damn Good Peanut Butter Banana Cake (gluten free, grain free) GF

Tony’s Very Favorite Dutch Apple Pie

Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting GF

The Best Tart Cherry Pie You’ll Ever Eat

Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake GF

The Best Paleo Chocolate Cake with Paleo Chocolate Frosting GF

Chocolate Zucchini Cake GF

blueberry pie bars in a stack on a plate


Blueberry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble GF, V

Ooey-Gooey Tahini S’mores Bars GF

Paleo Chocolate Chip Tahini Blondies GF

Raspberry Bars with Oatmeal Cookie Crumble GF, V

Grain Free Tahini Brownies (the best brownies I’ve ever eaten!) GF

Ooey-Gooey Dark Chocolate Espresso Date Oat Bars GF, V

Vegan & Paleo Pecan Pie Bars GF, V

Ooey-Gooey Salted Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars GF

Strawberry Crumble Bars GF

Tahini Monster Cookie Bars GF

healthy peanut butter eggs in a stack

No Bake Treats

Healthy 4 Ingredient Reese’s Eggs GF, V

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats GF, V

Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups GF, V

Crispy Toasted Quinoa Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles GF, V

Peanut Butter Cup Freezer Fudge GF, V

If you make any of these healthier Easter recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations. Thank you, xo!