Today’s post is not a recipe. As the title suggests, I will share with you my favourite recipes for Easter. In the Northern Hemisphere, Easter is in spring and many Easter dishes are linked to spring both in produce used and in theme. While we are in autumn down under, the people who migrated from Europe have maintained their Easter traditions alive. Which means, you will still find recipes with spring time vegetables in this post.
That said, what do Italians eat for Easter? On Good Friday, we don’t eat meat and we usually have a frugal or lighter meal. On Easter Sunday instead, we eat… a lot. We traditionally eat lamb. We also eat eggs, ricotta, artichokes, spinach, zucchini, asparagus… and lots of chocolate. While we tend to spend Easter Sunday with our families, we often get together with friends on Easter Monday and we go “out of town” for a picnic in the countryside. That’s when we have barbecues and all sorts of savoury pies. So expect to find some of these ideas in the links below.
What about you, what do you usually eat at Easter?
Mains – Pasta & Rice
Trofie with Taleggio and Zucchini
Busiati with Herbs, Pistachio Pesto and Crunchy Zucchini
Saffron Gnocchi with Sausage and Porcini
Pasta with Sicilian Stuffed Artichokes
Green Lasagne with Stracchino, Artichokes and Sausage
Zucchini Flower and Saffron Risotto in a Parmigiano Reggiano Basket
Asparagus Risotto with Raspadura
Mains – Meat
Sa Panada – Sardinian Lamb Pie
Lamb Steaks with Sun dried Tomatoes and Feta
Strawberry and Lemon Cheesecake in a Glass
Vanilla and Lemon Mini Cupcakes
Mini Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Fun Food – Picnic
Smoked Salmon and Prosciutto Crespelle Snails
Ciambella Rustica – Salami and Smoked Scamorza Bundt Cake
Also, make sure to check out my Easter Recipe board on Pinterest for more delicious ideas!
Happy Easter everyone!
Linda | Brunch with Joy says
Manu, these are fabulous! I love those piggy pizza, so creative..and miffy chocolate cookies. Sooo much fun!
Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) says
So many recipes I can’t wait to try! Wonderfully different Easter recipe roundup. 🙂