Simple Recipes You Can Make for a Comforting Easter Meal

Need easy Easter ideas? We've got unique takes on classic holiday recipes to make your Easter feast one to remember

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Photo: Jennifer Causey
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Butter-Braised Lamb Chops

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Caitlin Bensel

"It can seem intimidating, but cooking lamb chops is so easy!" says Alexis deBoschnek, author of the To the Last Bite cookbook. "I love that this recipe can be prepped well before dinner time, then comes together in minutes, offering a ton of flavor with little effort."

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Green Beans with Crispy Bacon & Molasses Glaze

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Caitlin Bensel

"The subtle sweetness of the molasses combined with the saltiness from the bacon is the perfect marriage of flavors," says the judge of Food Network's Spring Baking Championship Kardea Brown about this flavorful side.

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Herb & Parmesan Potato Gratin Stacks

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Caitlin Bensel

The author of Half Baked Harvest Every Day Tieghan Gerard wanted to "reinvent the everyday weeknight potato dish" with these potato stacks. She says they'll bring the "wow factor" to your Easter meal.

Get the recipe HERE

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Scalloped Potatoes with Crispy Sage

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Caitlin Bensel

"The best part is the sage, but in a pinch, rosemary or thyme is an excellent substitute," says Food Network star, Sunny Anderson, of this dish from her childhood.

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Wild Mushroom Crostata with Peas & Pecorino

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Caitlin Bensel

Impress Easter brunch guests with this colorful, savory springtime pastry — it's easier than it looks to make!

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Apricot-Glazed Ham

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Caitlin Bensel

"Ham needs the sweetness that the jam provides, and I like the way the sugars caramelize and get slightly burned on the edges," says The Kitchen star Katie Lee Biegel of her go-to holiday brunch recipe.

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Carrot Cake with Passion Fruit Glaze

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Caitlin Bensel

Take your carrot cake to the next level with a sweet passionfruit glaze and gorgeous edible flowers.

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Deviled Eggs with Crispy Shallots

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Jennifer Causey

Topping traditional deviled eggs with lightly fried shallots and crunchy pickled mustard seeds gives the dish a crunchy, tangy twist.

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Shaved Asparagus Salad with Parmesan and Pistachios

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Jennifer Causey

Springtime is when asparagus start to come into season. Shaving the vegetable into long strips creates a unique and refreshing base for a salad on Easter.

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Glazed Ham with Orange-Wine Sauce

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Jennifer Causey

Make this the year you experiment with a new glaze for your Easter ham! This one has an elegant, just-sweet-enough flavor that complements the savory ham beautifully.

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon Crema

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Hector Sanchez

Traditional Easter lamb gets an unexpected upgrade from a unique blend of spices and tangy lemon crema.

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Smashed Potatoes with Sun-Dried-Tomato Dip

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Jennifer Causey

"This spice mix reminds me of the smoky heat you get from barbecue potato chips," says celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi of her recipe. These potatoes are crispy and salty and are best served with this creamy dipping sauce.

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Pea Pesto and Mozzarella Bruschetta

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Hector Sanchez; Ray Kachatorian

Kick off brunch with this light, elegant bite. "I love the super-vibrant fresh flavor, bright green color and combination of crisp-tender peas with the burrata and crunchy-chewy grilled bruschetta," says chef Curtis Stone.

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Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham and Rosemary Roasted Carrots

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Rikki Snyder; FiveHeartHome.com

A showpiece ham and a colorful vegetable side make for a wow-worthy duo. The ham's rich, smoky flavor is complemented by fresh roasted carrots.

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Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Monkey Bread

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Iain Bagwell

A decadent dessert made with a mix of macadamia nuts, pecans, almonds, chocolate chips and a gooey, brown sugar butter sauce, you'll want to make all year long.

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Hot Cross Buns

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This popular bread is a staple at many Easter celebrations, and this recipe is the best of the best.

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