Budget-Friendly Easter Recipes

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Well friends, Easter is right around the corner and today we’re sharing lots of Budget-Friendly Easter recipes for you and your family to enjoy. We have lots of delicious Easter brunch recipes, some quick and easy side dishes, and some savory mouthwatering casserole dishes that are perfect for Easter dinner. So whether you’re having a small gathering this year or you’re feeding a crowd, there’s something here for everyone to love.

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Easter Brunch Recipes

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

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This easy Deviled Eggs recipe is perfect for parties, potlucks and holidays. They’re guaranteed to disappear fast!
5 from 1 vote
$1.73 recipe / $0.29 serving Get the Recipe

Deviled Eggs are a classic Easter dish that’s perfect for large groups and family gatherings. They’re perfect to serve as a tasty bite-sized appetizer for brunch, lunch or dinner. And we’re sharing lots of fun topping ideas for you to try out!😉

French Toast

French Toast

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This easy French Toast recipe makes the perfect light, fluffy, and golden brown French toast, perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
5 from 6 votes
$3.69 recipe / $0.92 serving Get the Recipe

I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a simple breakfast or brunch than with crispy, fluffy, custardy slices of French Toast. They have just the right amount of sweetness and they’re perfect drizzled with some warm maple syrup.

Easy Quiche Lorraine

Easy Quiche Lorraine

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You're going to love this silky, savory, and ridiculously Easy Quiche Lorraine! The puff pastry crust makes it absolutely effortless!
5 from 6 votes
$10.13 recipe / $1.27 serving Get the Recipe

This Easy Quiche Lorraine will steal the show at your next brunch gathering. It’s silky, savory, flavorful, and so delicious.

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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This deliciously cheesy sausage breakfast casserole is easy to throw together when you need a filling breakfast to feed a crowd.
4.80 from 5 votes
$10.93 recipe / $1.82 serving Get the Recipe

If you’re looking to feed a crowd for breakfast this Easter, then look no further than this Sausage Breakfast Casserole. It’s cheesy, filling, and only requires a few simple ingredients.

Homemade Pancakes

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes

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This easy homemade pancake recipe makes the most delicious and fluffy stack of pancakes around! Perfect for a cozy weekend breakfast.
4.30 from 31 votes
$0.95 recipe / $0.24 serving Get the Recipe

Homemade pancakes are a classic and a must-have for any breakfast or brunch gathering. These fluffy pancakes are perfectly golden, easy to make, and can be topped with lots of fun toppings!

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Lemon Blueberry Scones

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Lemon Blueberry Scones are the perfect brightly flavored baked good to go with a hot cup of coffee. They're super easy and freezer-friendly!
5 from 28 votes
$3.07 recipe / $0.38 each Get the Recipe

Get ready to enjoy these Lemon Blueberry Scones at this years’ Easter brunch! They’re dotted with juicy blueberries, topped with a bright and zesty lemon glaze, and incredibly easy to make.

Spinach Mushroom & Feta Crustless Quiche

Spinach Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche

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This easy, tasty Spinach Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche is low on carbs and big on flavor. This veggie-filled breakfast will keep you full and happy.
4.84 from 267 votes
$5.89 recipe / $0.98 serving Get the Recipe

This Spinach and Mushroom Quiche is the perfect addition to breakfast or brunch. It’s loaded with protein and veggies and packed with flavor. While it looks, tastes, and sounds fancy, this crustless quiche is surprisingly simple, made mostly of pantry staples and takes just 15 minutes to prep.

Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

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Cucumber sandwiches with a dilly cream cheese spread are a light and refreshing lunch or snack to serve with tea or brunch.
4.80 from 5 votes
$5.06 recipe / $0.42 serving Get the Recipe

These light & refreshing Cucumber Sandwiches are always fun to serve at family get-togethers. They’re perfect for brunch and come in at under $0.50 per serving…#WINNING!

Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby

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This Dutch Baby recipe looks super fancy, but is so easy to make! Perfect anytime you want an extra special breakfast or weekend brunch.
5 from 6 votes
$1.60 recipe / $0.40 serving Get the Recipe

Friends, if you really want to impress your guests for this years’ Easter brunch, then you have to make this Dutch Baby recipe! It’s thin, light, super easy to make and an absolute showstopper!

Ham And Cheese Sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders

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These easy Ham and Cheese Sliders are a must-have for parties! They’re buttery, sweet, salty, gooey, and insanely delicious!
5 from 5 votes
$11.09 recipe / $1.84 serving Get the Recipe

These buttery Ham and Cheese Sliders can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! They’re a huge favorite at parties and family gatherings and they’re absolutely perfect to add to your Easter menu this year.

Easter Main Dishes & Sides

Baked Ham

Baked Ham

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This Baked Ham is sweet, savory, and juicy– the perfect holiday meal. The glaze makes the outside nice and golden but still tender.
5 from 2 votes
$24.09 recipe / $2.19 serving Get the Recipe

Baked Ham is definitely a holiday tradition, and this baked ham recipe is proof that a typically expensive meat can be budget-friendly! It’s sweet, savory and perfectly juicy!

Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots

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Five ingredients and 20 minutes is all you need to make these easy & delicious Glazed Carrots. Perfect for busy weeknights or holiday meals!
5 from 1 vote
$1.92 recipe / $0.48 serving Get the Recipe

If you plan on having your family and friends over for Easter dinner, then these Glazed Carrots are a must! They have the perfect amount of sweetness and they pair well with so many different meals.

Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Lemon Garlic Rosted Asparagus on a sheet pan with lemon wedges
Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus is an easy side dish with vibrant flavors that pair well with grilled or roasted meat.
4.67 from 12 votes
$3.13 recipe / $0.78 serving Get the Recipe

Nothing says Spring quite like these tasty Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus. They’re so easy to prepare and will make a great side dish to your Easter dinner meal.

Roasted Chicken And Vegetables

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

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Roasted chicken and vegetables is an easy wintertime dinner with juicy chicken thighs, caramelized vegetables, and an herb-infused seasoning.
5 from 12 votes
$10.94 recipe / $2.74 serving Get the Recipe

If baked ham is not in the budget this year, no worries…your guests will love this Roasted Chicken and Vegetables recipe. It has tender and juicy chicken meat with a medley of perfectly seasoned vegetables. A beautiful and hearty main dish to make for Easter this year!

Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin

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Thinly sliced potatoes baked in a creamy, cheesy sauce make this Potatoes Au Gratin recipe pure potato casserole heaven.
4.84 from 12 votes
$5.33 recipe / $0.67 serving Get the Recipe

When you need pure comfort in a casserole dish, Potatoes Au Gratin always delivers. It’s hard for anyone to resist potatoes baked in a creamy, cheesy sauce.

Pea Salad

Pea Salad

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Super simple and inexpensive, this creamy pea salad is the perfect side dish for your next family get-together.
4 from 2 votes
$9.54 recipe / $0.95 serving Get the Recipe

This super quick and easy Pea Salad is a wonderful side dish to serve for Easter brunch or dinner. It has a beautiful balance of flavors, is extremely versatile, and it feeds a crowd!

Cheesy Cottage Pie

Cheesy Cottage Pie

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This Cheesy Cottage Pie is chock-full of vegetables in a rich beef gravy, and topped with a layer of super smooth and creamy cheddar mashed potatoes. 
4.93 from 28 votes
$6.59 recipe / $1.10 serving Get the Recipe

Another casserole dish that we’re sure your family will love is this Cheesy Cottage Pie. It has tons of vegetables in a rich beef gravy, and topped with a layer of super smooth and creamy cheddar mashed potatoes. And if you’re interested in making a vegetarian cottage pie, check out our Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie next!

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

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Pasta Primavera is the perfect Spring dish packed with fresh seasonal vegetables tossed with pasta in a light lemon and butter sauce.
5 from 8 votes
$5.96 recipe / $1.49 serving Get the Recipe

Pasta Primavera is one of my favorite recipes to make every Spring. It’s full of fresh colorful vegetables, is simple to toss together, and absolutely perfect for Easter lunch or dinner.

Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

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This roasted carrots recipe is easy, inexpensive, healthy, and delicious, making them my go-to side dish for any weeknight dinner!
5 from 4 votes
$2.38 recipe / $0.60 serving Get the Recipe

If you want to add some savory carrots to your Easter menu, then these easy Roasted Carrots are the perfect choice. They only require 5 ingredients and cost just a little over $2 to make.

Potato Casserole

Potato Casserole

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Make those potatoes go the extra mile with this cheesy potato casserole! Fit to serve a crowd, this casserole is the ultimate comfort food.
5 from 5 votes
$9.06 recipe / $0.90 serving Get the Recipe

Looking for another delicious casserole dish to serve this Easter? This Potato Casserole will not disappoint. Diced potatoes are blanketed in a creamy and cheesy sauce and it feeds up to 10 people. It’s a must-have at for your Easter dinner this year.

Tortellini Salad

Tortellini Salad

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This fresh, vibrant, and utterly delicious Tortellini Salad feeds a crowd on a dime. The best part: you can put it together in minutes!
4.91 from 10 votes
$15.57 recipe / $1.30 serving Get the Recipe

If you need a quick salad option, then your family and friends will love this Tortellini Salad recipe! It’s a fresh, vibrant and delicious salad made with tortellini pasta, fresh vegetables and Italian dressing. And best of all…it feeds a crowd!

Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls

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This homemade dinner rolls recipe makes incredibly soft and fluffy rolls that are perfect for Thanksgiving or any family dinner.
4.80 from 5 votes
$1.33 recipe / $0.11 serving Get the Recipe

And of course it wouldn’t be a complete meal without these Homemade Dinner Rolls. They are sooo soft and fluffy and absolutely divine with butter slathered over top.

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