Top INEXPENSIVE Easter Dishes
Top INEXPENSIVE Easter Dishes to Make that will have EVERYONE asking for the recipe
With Easter fast approaching, you might already be thinking about what you will serve this time around. Easter is typically filled with chocolate easter bunnies, colored eggs, glazed hams and bread rolls! It is a great time for cooking up a great breakfast, brunch or even dinner.
There are so many options for an Easter meal, but many people have to do this on a budget. The good news is that an Easter meal can absolutely be done without breaking the bank and will also leave your guests full and satisfied.
Pro Tip: Grocery stores across the nation will start advertising sales on common Easter foods prior to the holiday. Instead of leafing through each ad, download the app, Flipp. This app allows you to look and search through all the ads at once. Skip the papercuts and find your sales easily and quickly.
Are you ready to set your Easter menu with a budget friendly and tasty selection? Let’s get started.
Breakfast and Brunch Menu
There’s no right or wrong way to feast on Easter. Some families truly enjoy a breakfast or brunch celebration so they can enjoy the rest of the day. This can easily be done on a budget. Here are some festive Easter recipes that will be easy on the wallet.
- Apple-cinnamon overnight baked french toast
- Breakfast crisp
- Bacon corncakes with warm maple cream
- Glazed donut muffins
- Spring radish tart
- Easter bunny English muffin sandwiches
- Bunny butt pancakes
- Crescent roll breakfast pizza
- Breakfast empanadas
- Vegan Russian deviled potatoes
The main dish is the star of the show! Traditionally, ham steals the show on Easter Sunday. These recipes are sure to impress and will have everyone coming back for a second plate.
- Ham and potato casserole
- Honey baked ham
- Grandma’s holiday ham
- Raisin glaze for ham
- Cheddar and stout meatloaf
- Pineapple roasted chicken
- Scalloped potatoes with ham and cheese
Vegetarian Easter Recipes
Keep in mind who might be on your guest list. Lots of people choose to skip meat altogether, so it is wise to have some vegetarian friendly options.
- Spinach and cheddar twice baked potatoes
- Pesto mac & cheese
- Southwest wild rice pilaf
- Savory mushroom turnovers
Sitting pretty next to the main dish can be an array of side dishes to serve. Be sure to have a selection of potatoes, vegetables and who can leave out the deviled eggs? Not me!
- Creamy Dijon Garlic Potatoes
- Honey-mustard roasted vegetables
- Easy twice-baked potato bake
- Pineapple Stuffing
- Fully loaded Brussels sprouts
- Deviled eggs
- Zucchini-cheddar hush puppies
- Cracked out pea salad
- Roasted asparagus and tomatoes
Spring time, Easter and salads all go hand in hand. An Easter spread with a delicious salad will be a popular choice.
- Balsamic glaze spring salad
- Lentil, feta, grape, and walnut salad
- Strawberry pretzel salad
- Roasted vegetable salad
- Crunchy Chicken Salad
- Spring Tortellini Salad
Carb lovers, this section is for you! Bread is a definite must for the perfect Easter menu. The options for bread are practically endless. Check out these buns!
- Easter bunny shaped rolls
- Dinner rolls shaped like little birds
- Cheddar drop biscuits
- Classic popovers
- Baking powder biscuits made with olive oil
- Hot cross buns
- Gorgonzola cheese straws
Desserts and Easter Treats
Last and certainly not least, are the desserts and Easter treats. While the kids might have baskets full of Easter treats, the adults can have a selection of goodies to hunt for as well.
- Carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
- Peeps cake
- Cadbury Creme Egg brownies
- Easter bunny nests
- Easter no bake cheesecakes
- Easter muddy buddies
- Salted caramel Easter popcorn
- Spring Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats
- Homemade peanut butter Easter eggs
- Funfetti cake mix cookies
Extra Money Saving Tips
When hosting a celebration of food on a budget, there are ways to keep yourself on track. If money is what has you worried about your Easter meal, then try these tips to keep your budget from sliding.
- Host the meal as a potluck. Ask your guests to bring a dessert or side dish to pass as well.
- Open your pantry first before developing your menu. You may already have half of what you need.
- Search for coupons. Besides the weekly store ads, be sure you are taking advantage of coupons too.
Easter is definitely a celebration of delicious food and family. You can easily make a tasty spread on a budget without breaking a sweat. All you need to do is plan ahead, watch for the ads and be mindful of your budget. There’s no shame in asking your family to help out if you can’t afford the entire meal.