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16 Pantry-Friendly Easter Recipes; Sides & Desserts

16 Pantry-Friendly Easter Recipes; Sides & Desserts to compliment your Easter ham this year! We’re diving into our pantries for side dishes, breads, salads, desserts, and beverages for ideas to make your Easter dinner a delight! These recipes are tried and true favorites with all of you over the past 10 years. We love sharing a variety of recipes–savory and sweet, healthy, and comfort food too! You’ll find a mix of all the recipes here, so pick and choose from what sounds good and remember to check what you’ve already got at home. Happy Easter! 

16 Pantry-Friendly Easter Recipes; Sides & Desserts to compliment your Easter ham this year! by cookingwithruthie.com

4 Side Dishes 

1) Browned Butter Broccoli and Mizithra Cheese Recipe

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Browned Butter Broccoli with Mizithra Cheese Recipe

Browned Butter Broccoli and Mizithra Cheese Recipe is one of our families long-time favorite recipes!  It’s SO good!! If you’ve eaten the Spaghetti Factory Broccoli Recipe and loved like we did, then you won’t be surprised at all to hear that I had to run right home and figure out how to make it myself! Butter broccoli is good and it’s about a million times better when it’s browned!  

2) Lion House Potato Casserole

Lion House Potato Casserole by www.cookingwithruthie.com a side dish the whole family will love!

Lion House Potato Casserole

Lion House Potato Casserole is a cheesy, creamy, and with that little bit of crunch with from the topping it makes this recipe the perfect side dish for any occasion! 

3) Spiced Roasted Whole Cauliflower

Spiced Roasted Whole Cauliflower is filled amazing flavors that will leave you speechless! www.cookingwithruthie.com

Spiced Roasted Whole Cauliflower

Spiced Roasted Whole Cauliflower is so completely delicious. . . you’ll never make cauliflower another way again!  I’ve typically not been a huge lover of cauliflower but I have to tell you that after I took these photo’s, I went right to kitchen and ate nearly half of it!

4) Easy Green Bean Casserole

Easy Green Bean Casserole by www.cookingwithruthie.com is exactly the recipe from your childhood! YUM.

Easy Green Bean Casserole

Easy Green Bean Casserole is just that~ EASY!  Yes, siree.  Delicious and easy to make equals perfect for your Easter dinner!

2 Breads 

1) No-Knead Artisan Bread

No-Knead Artisan Bread is so simple to make and tastes like it came from a bakery! www.cookingwithruthie.com

No-Knead Artisan Loaf Recipe

No-Knead Artisan Bread is so simple to make and tastes like it came straight from a bakery! You’ll never believe how amazing this homemade loaf is to make. . . you don’t even have to knead it! I know. It’s the best thing ever!! All you do is mix 4 ingredients together, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it sit on the counter overnight! 

2) Grandma Linda’s Rolls

Grandma Linda's Rolls by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Grandma Linda’s Rolls

Grandma Linda’s Rolls are my kids most treasured roll recipe to ever exist!  Seriously.  They believe no Holiday dinner is complete without these rolls… AND for a very good reason!  Their Grandma’s rolls are light and fluffy and SO worth the effort of making them 🙂

3 Salads 

1) Mediterranean Spinach Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Spinach Salad Recipe is a colorful salad to feed a crowd! by cookingwithruthie.com

Mediterranean Spinach Salad Recipe

Our Mediterranean Spinach Salad Recipe is a colorful salad that’s large enough to feed a crowd! You know, it’s been said that we first eat with our eyes… which activates our tastes buds and then all the magic of a meal begins. I quite love vegetables… each with their individual colors, textures, and flavors that makes them unique. When they are brought together in this appetizing salad, it’s purely magical. 

2) Campaign Party Salad

Campaign Party Salad by www.confessionsofacookingdiva.com on www.cookingwithruthie.com a decadent holiday treat!

Campaign Party Salad

I have no idea why this salad is called Campaign Party Salad– I decided that this dish has all the hallmarks of a great holiday dish. There is something festive about a creamy jello salad filled with fruit and nuts.

3) Apple Cucumber Tossed Salad

Apple Cucumber Tossed Salad is a healthy addition to any meal and perfect for fall! www.cookingwithruthie.com

Apple Cucumber Tossed Salad

Apple Cucumber Tossed Salad is a simple yet delicious side that can be ready in minutes! If it were me, I’d first make it to compliment the main dish at dinner and then eat the leftovers the next day for lunch!

5 Desserts 

1) M&M’S® Easter Nests

M&M Easter Nests on www.cookingwithruthie.com will bring you're family and friends this spring!

M&M’S® Easter Nests Recipe

I love these adorable little M&M’S® Easter Nests… they are made with a rice crispy treat recipe. Then we add some green grass made from coconut and chocolate for eggs to make them as sweet as can be for your easter celebration! Don’t they just make you smile when you look at them 🙂  

2) Coconut Banana Cream Petite Cakes

Coconut Banana Cream Petite Cakes are simple and fun to make! www.cookingwithruthie.com

Coconut Banana Cream Petite Cakes

Coconut Banana Cream Petite Cakes will be the hit of any gathering you take them to!  I shared them with a group of my friends last week and they were all begging for more! Next time I’ll just have to make a double batch! 

3) Cadbury Egg Cookie Pizzooki

Cadbury Egg Cookie Pizzooki is a warm cookie made with lots of chocolate and topped with ice cream! www.cookingwithruthie.com

Cadbury Egg Cookie Pizzooki

Cadbury Egg Cookie Pizzooki is a warm cookie made with lots of chocolate and topped with ice cream plus caramel drizzle to make it even more delicious! You might be wondering what exactly is a Pizzooki ?  It’s a cross between a cookie and a pizza!  

4) Greek Lemon Yogurt Cake

Greek Lemon Yogurt Cake on www.cookingwithruthie.com is a wonderfully moist cake called Yaourtopita in Greece is even better the day after it's made!

Greek Lemon Yogurt Cake

Greek Lemon Yogurt Cake is a wonderfully moist cake called Yaourtopita in Greece and it tastes even better the day after it’s made! Although most Greek meals end with sun-ripened fresh or dried fruit they do have a sweet tooth too!  Buttery-rich pastries filled with nuts, melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies, and moist cakes abound.  Homemakers have their own cherished recipes handed down from mother to daughter.  

5) Great Grandma Cora’s Rice Pudding Recipe

Great Grandma Cora's Rice Pudding Recipe is the best I've ever tasted and it's been in our family for generations! by cookingwithruthie.com

Great Grandma Cora’s Rice Pudding Recipe

Our Great Grandma Cora’s Rice Pudding Recipe is the best I’ve ever tasted and it’s been enjoyed in our family for generations. Rice Pudding Recipes are one of “those” recipes that’ll bring out all the family cookbooks as it’s been well loved in America for generations.

2 beverages 

1) Easy Fruit Sangria

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Easy Fruity Sangria

Always told to “just bring a bottle of wine” to contribute to family meals?  This year don’t “just want to bring a bottle of wine” and instead make Easy Fruity Sangria! Perfect for holidays celebrations! 

2) Mint Mojito

Non-Boozy-Mint-Mojito by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Non-Boozy Mint Mojito

We love this version of the classic Mint Mojito. Enjoy this non-alcoholic beverage with your family anytime of year! 

Be inspired with our 16 Pantry-Friendly Easter Recipes; Sides & Desserts

16 Pantry-Friendly Easter Recipes; Sides & Desserts

16 Pantry-Friendly Easter Recipes; Sides & Desserts to compliment your Easter ham this year! We’re diving into our pantries for side dishes, breads, salads, desserts, and beverages for ideas to make your Easter dinner a delight!

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