Chicken pot pie in a pan, the perfect Easter lunch idea easter

Get your loved ones around the table to share a delicious Easter lunch this year. It’ll be the easiest, tastiest feast you’ll ever prepare…

Take a look through our collection of starters, alternative mains, seasonal sides, and gorgeous desserts for an easy Easter lunch. We even have some savvy swaps and budget-friendly tips, including ideas to use up leftovers beyond the bank holiday. These Easter recipes will bring smiles all around!

Keep the kids busy while you’re cooking lunch with our colouring-in activity sheet.  You’ll just need colouring pencils, scissors and a loo roll to get started! Download the Easter Bunny colouring template here.

Simple Easter starters

Kick off lunch in style, with a quick and easy starter that’s big on spring flavours. Go green with a fresh-tasting Broccoli & cheese soup, or use up stale bread to make bruschetta topped with any veg you’ve got to hand. These easy Easter starters allow you to get creative with what you’ve got.

Mega Easter mains

For a minimum-fuss Easter main course, we’re talking easy roasts, simple sharing dishes and all-in-one traybakes. Keep it simple with our perfect roast chicken recipe, but if you like things spicy, why not try an Indian-inspired tikka chicken dish.

If you don’t want to miss out on lamb, give this 5-ingredient lamb rump recipe a go, or try these simple Sticky lamb chops. Get creative with cheaper cuts in these Lovely lamb hotpots, but if slow-cooked is more your thing, these lamb shanks are for you.

Put veg front and centre

Combine veg and a few store-cupboard staples to make an amazing veggie quiche, tart or pie. A pack of ready-made pastry makes the perfect base, although homemade is always a winner. Try our Asparagus quiche for the ultimate seasonal centrepiece, while this celeriac Pithivier pie is a real showstopper. Personalise your toppings with vegetable tartlets, or keep it simple with onions and sweet garlic in this Sticky onion tart.

Fish dishes

Salmon makes a great centrepiece at any springtime celebration. Serve it with Mediterranean flavours in this Smoky chorizo salmon recipe for smaller gatherings, and get the best out of frozen fish in our family favourite fish pie

Spring sides

Take your sides to the next level with these easy tips and tricks. Roast your root veg with garlic and rosemary (you can use whatever you’ve already got), or toss peas and beans with chilli and mint. A new potato salad is great with an easy homemade dressing, and you can throw any herbs, nuts and dried fruit in a rice salad.

And finally, dessert

A classic crumble is the perfect pud to use whatever fruit you love most. Keep it traditional with an apple crumble, mix things up with some roasted stone fruit or top frozen fruit with an almond crumble for something different. Our traybake Afternoon tea layer cake is a real crowd pleaser, while this quick berry tart has all the wow-factor with none of the fuss.

Looking for more inspo? Check out these classic Easter recipes.