Easter lunch recipes

Whether you’re serving a slap-up Easter roast dinner to the whole family on Easter Sunday, or looking for spring dishes to enjoy over the Easter bank holiday weekend, take a look at our Easter lunch recipe collection.

For those who like to follow Easter tradition, we’ve gathered together some of our best seasonal roast lamb and roast pork recipes, along with starters, sides and Easter desserts to make your meal rise to the occasion. Or, if you’re looking for something different to serve this Easter, we’ve included alternative roast lunch ideas that put fish, vegetables and springtime flavours centre-stage.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Get inspired by these Easter baking ideas, this collection of show-stopping Easter cakes, or these recipes for homemade Easter eggs. Happy Easter!

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Sweet ricotta tart

Sweet tart recipes

Sweet ricotta tart

Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s sweet ricotta tart with dark chocolate and Italian candied fruit is a...

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No-stir risotto with radishes, asparagus and artichokes

Vegetarian risotto recipes

No-stir risotto with radishes, asparagus and artichokes

The oven does the hard work with this no-stir baked risotto packed with spring vegetables....

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Spring vegetable soup

Recipes to celebrate spring

Spring vegetable soup

This spring vegetable soup celebrates the best of the season’s bounty: it’s bursting with asparagus,...

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Asparagus and goat’s cheese tart

Recipes to celebrate spring

Asparagus and goat’s cheese tart

Gill Meller’s deep-filled vegetarian tart with asparagus, broad beans, peas and fresh herbs is a...

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Stuffed leg of Welsh lamb with onion and leek sauce

Roast recipes

Stuffed leg of Welsh lamb with onion and...

James Martin’s traditional stuffed leg of Welsh lamb would make a showstopping Sunday roast or...

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Butterflied leg of spring lamb with mint pesto

Roast lamb leg recipes

Butterflied leg of spring lamb with mint pesto

For a twist on tradition, make this roast lamb stuffed with mint pesto for Easter...

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Torta della nonna (ricotta and lemon tart)

Italian dessert recipes

Torta della nonna (ricotta and lemon tart)

Angela Hartnett‘s elegant ricotta and lemon tart (torta della nonna) would make a fine dinner...

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Roast pork with peaches, garlic roast potatoes and courgette gratin

Summer roast recipes

Roast pork with peaches, garlic roast potatoes and...

London restaurateur Ben Tish shares his summery roast pork recipe served with roast peaches and...

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Raymond Blanc’s whole roast salmon

Showstopping salmon recipes

Raymond Blanc’s whole roast salmon

Raymond Blanc’s whole roast salmon makes a lovely change from meat in spring. Why not...

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Easter meringue wreath

Easter baking ideas

Easter meringue wreath

Get ready for a cracking Easter with a meringue wreath that’s sure to be a...

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Gâteau à la crème

Easter recipes

Gâteau à la crème

Raymond Blanc’s classic French dessert recipe is part of Easter tradition at his restaurant Belmond...

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Extra-crunchy parmesan roasties

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Extra-crunchy parmesan roasties

Scattered with parmesan and thyme, these extra crunchy potatoes are the perfect side dish. And...

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Mini egg ice cream chocolate layer cake

Best Easter cake recipes

Mini egg ice cream chocolate layer cake

It’s the perfect Easter combination – Cadbury’s mini eggs, chocolate cake and ice cream all...

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Slow-roast pork belly with sherry gravy and mint relish

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Slow-roast pork belly with sherry gravy and mint...

It’s impossible to resist the crunchy-salty crackling and tender meat of slow-cooked pork belly. Cooked...

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Roast leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic pesto

Easter lunch recipes

Roast leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic...

This succulent roast leg of lamb with a herby pesto marinade is great for a...

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Butterflied leg of lamb with rosemary salt and slow-roasted tomato salad

Roast lamb leg recipes

Butterflied leg of lamb with rosemary salt and...

Paired with rosemary salt and a sweet tomato salad, this butterflied leg of lamb will...

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Garlic and herb buttered chicken with braised lettuce

Summer stew recipes and pot roasts

Garlic and herb buttered chicken with braised lettuce

This spring buttered chicken recipe can be prepped in advance, saving you time in the...

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Roast jersey royal, spring herb, hazelnut and bacon salad with lemon brown butter dressing

Jersey royal new potato recipes

Roast jersey royal, spring herb, hazelnut and bacon...

Toasted hazelnuts and fresh radishes add extra crunch to this salad of spring herbs, bacon...

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Lemon ricotta bruschetta with Tenderstem and heirloom tomatoes

Italian starter recipes

Lemon ricotta bruschetta with Tenderstem and heirloom tomatoes

Need a quick, seasonal starter to a spring meal or an easy springtime lunch? These...

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Beef rump with salsa verde and sherry-roast root vegetables

Roast recipes

Beef rump with salsa verde and sherry-roast root...

This delicious roast beef with root vegetables is a complete Sunday lunch recipe. Try it...

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