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    38 (Really Good) Easter Recipes You Still Have Time To Make Before Sunday

    There's still time to make an egg-cellent holiday meal.

    A holiday is only as good as the food, so here are a bunch of recipes to make for your Easter celebration: everything from festive apps and delicious sides to hearty mains, kid-approved treats, and boozy brunch cocktails.

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    These quick, easy, and cheesy veggie bundles are the best way to dress up store-bought puff pastry dough.

    Recipe: Prosciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles

    2. Maple Bacon Pancake Muffins

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    A whole new way to eat pancakes, pancake batter is loaded with bacon bits and baked in muffin trays.

    Recipe: Maple Bacon Pancake Muffins

    3. Easter Egg Cheese Ball

    An Easter egg cheese ball garnished with herbs, cranberries, and nuts.
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    This adorable app is garnished with chopped walnuts, cranberries, and fresh herbs for a little pop of color.

    Recipe: Easter Egg Cheese Ball

    4. Loaded Deviled Eggs

    Deviled eggs topped with chives, bacon bits, and cheese.
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    This jazzed-up classic is an egg-cellent way to celebrate Easter and the beginning of spring. If you're not a mayo fan, leave it off, or use mashed avocado or plain Greek yogurt.

    Recipe: Loaded Deviled Eggs

    5. Creamy Ricota Asparagus Tarts

    Mini ricotta and asparagus tarts.
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    When it comes to apps and snacks, puff pastry dough is a game-changer. If you don't love asparagus, these creamy veggie puffs can be made with anything from tomatoes to mushrooms and leeks.

    Recipe: Creamy Ricota Asparagus Tarts

    6. Caprese Cups

    Crispy caprese bites drizzled with balsamic.
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    Name a better combination than juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and tangy balsamic all served in one crispy bite.

    Recipe: Caprese Cups

    7. Easter Bunny Spinach Dip

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    Let the kids help make these adorable, bunny-shaped creations, which are made of crescent roll dough arranged around fan-favorite spinach artichoke dip.

    Recipe: Easter Bunny Spinach Dip

    8. Smoked Salmon Tartines with Herbs, Radishes, and Wasabi

    Smoked salmon tartines with sliced radishes and herbs.
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    These smoked salmon toasts taste completely restaurant quality. Start with thick, good-quality bread; lox; and fresh, crisp veggies for maximum flavor.

    Recipe: Smoked Salmon Tartines with Herbs, Radishes, and Wasabi

    9. Mini Quiches

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    The best thing about these mini quiches is the versatility. You can fill them with any of your favorite toppings — from bacon to tomato and mozzarella.

    Recipe: Mini Quiches

    10. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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    You'll never go back to your regular old mashed potatoes again after taking one bite of this garlic-infused version. It's just a little addition but it goes a long way.

    Recipe: Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    11. Scalloped Potatoes

    Cheesy scalloped potatoes.
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    The best way to eat potatoes is smothered in butter, milk, and cheese, then baked until melty, gooey, golden perfection.

    Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes

    12. Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini

    Crostini with mashed avocado and shrimp.
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    These bite-size crostini are so easy, but they look and taste totally sophisticated. Just top toasted bread with mashed avocado, grilled shrimp, and arugula.

    Recipe: Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini

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    This roasted veggie side dish couldn't be much easier. Just cook carrots until tender, then drizzle them in a simple mixture of lemon, garlic, and tahini.

    Recipe: Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Lemon Tahini Sauce

    14. Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks

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    Lamb shanks are braised in balsamic vinegar, red wine, chicken broth, and garlic until tender and quite literally falling off the bone.

    Recipe: Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks

    15. Roast Rack of Lamb Recipe with Garlic and Herb Crust

    Roasted lamb chops on a serving platter.
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    It's a holiday, which means it's a great excuse to treat yourself (and your family) to something extra special — something that might not normally be the centerpiece of the dinner table. These lamb chops are worthy of a splurge.

    Recipe: Roast Rack of Lamb Recipe with Garlic and Herb Crust

    16. Mushroom Orzo With Asiago Sauce

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    Dress up orzo with caramelized mushrooms, green peas, and toasted pine nuts all smothered in an out-of-this-world Asiago cheese and thyme sauce.

    Recipe: Mushroom Orzo With Asiago Sauce

    17. One-Hour Easter Dinner

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    With the help of two sheet pans, this complete Easter dinner — sides, ham, and all — is ready in just an hour. Call it a holiday miracle.

    Recipe: One-Hour Easter Dinner

    18. Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera

    Sheet pan salmon with lots of colorful vegetables.
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    Grab whatever fresh, colorful spring veggies you can get your hands on and roast them with a big fillet of salmon for the ultimate seasonal sheet pan meal.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera

    19. Slow Roasted Prime Rib

    A roasted, sliced prime rib.
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    Juicy tender meat with a crispy exterior, this prime rib is cooked to such perfection you can basically cut it with a fork.

    Recipe: Slow Roasted Prime Rib

    20. Honey Glazed Ham

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    Sure, ham might be traditional, but it can still be exciting. This juicy main dish really shines, thanks to a sweet and savory pineapple, brown sugar, and honey glaze.

    Recipe: Honey Glazed Ham

    21. Vegan Mushroom Wellington

    A mushroom Wellington with a slice taken out of it.
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    Maybe some people at your holiday table are vegetarian or perhaps you just want to try something new. This mushroom-packed Wellington is super savory and hearty — but totally meatless.

    Recipe: Vegan Mushroom Wellington

    22. Slow Cooked Moroccan Leg of Lamb

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    Make sure to give this lamb sufficient time to marinate in a flavor-packed marinade of garlic, shallots, spices, olive oil, lemon juice, and honey.

    Recipe: Slow Cooked Moroccan Leg of Lamb

    23. Easy Tomato Spinach Feta Quiche

    Taking a slice of spinach, tomato, and feta quiche.
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    Make this veggie-loaded quiche for Easter brunch and enjoy the leftovers for the rest of the week. There's no wrong time of day for baked eggs.

    Recipe: Easy Tomato Spinach Feta Quiche

    24. Cheesy Potato Chive Galette

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    Serve this savory vegetable galette as a meatless main or a delicious side dish.

    Recipe: Cheesy Potato Chive Galette

    25. Prosciutto Pasta With Peas and Parmesan

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    You can never go wrong with a springy pasta on your table. This recipe doesn't require any fancy ingredients (in fact, five is all you need), but the final result is so rich and tasty.

    Recipe: Prosciutto Pasta With Peas and Parmesan

    26. Coconut Macaroon Nests

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    Simple enough for even a novice baker, these coconut balls are baked until golden, then topped with your favorite holiday candy like Almond Joys, mini Reese's eggs, or M&M's.

    Recipe: Coconut Macaroon Nests

    27. Easter Bunny Cups

    Dirt bunny cups with Peeps and M&M's.
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    If the kids are trying to get involved in the holiday cooking, these almost-too-cute-to-eat chocolate pudding cups are the perfect DIY project.

    Recipe: Easter Bunny Cups

    28. Carrot Coffee Cake

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    The greatest thing about coffee cake is that you can enjoy it for dessert and then again the following morning for breakfast.

    Recipe: Carrot Coffee Cake

    29. Raspberry Lemon Bars

    A stack of raspberry lemon bars.
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    With a buttery crust and sweet-meets-tangy fruit filling, these lemon raspberry bars are the ideal early spring sweet.

    Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Bars

    30. Easter Cereal Crunch Bars

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    If you like Rice Krispies treats, you'll love this festive creation made with Chex cereal, marshmallows, and pretty much whatever candy you can get your hands on. Finish it all off with a chocolate or peanut butter drizzle.

    Recipe: Easter Cereal Crunch Bars

    31. Egg Sprinkle Cookies

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    Well, aren't these adorable? Best of all, they don't take any serious baking skills to whip up. Just a few simple ingredients go a long way.

    Recipe: Egg Sprinkle Cookies

    32. No-Bake Mini Egg Chocolate Cheesecake

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    You don't even need to turn on the oven to make this fluffy, and decadent chocolate cheesecake. I repeat: You don't need to turn on the oven.

    Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Mini Egg Cheesecake

    33. Coconut Cream Pie Dip

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    Imagine coconut cream pie filling in light and airy dessert dip form. Serve it with anything from graham crackers to shortbread cookies.

    Recipe: Coconut Cream Pie Dip

    34. Vanilla Greyhound Pitchers

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    Made with just five ingredients — vodka, pink grapefruit juice, vanilla extract, rosemary sprigs, and soda water — this pitcher-friendly cocktail is great for serving a crowd.

    Recipe: Vanilla Greyhound Pitchers

    35. Strawberry Citrus Easter Punch

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    Party punch for brunch? You bet. This bowl is filled with champagne, fruit juice, club soda, fresh pineapples, orange slices, and strawberries.

    Recipe: Strawberry Citrus Easter Punch

    36. Minty Grapefruit Caipirinhas

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    If you can't find cachaça, just grab some white rum to whip up these citrus-packed, Brazilian-inspired drinks.

    Recipe: Minty Grapefruit Caipirinhas

    37. Strawberry Mimosas

    Strawberry mimosa in a Champagne flute.
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    Switch up your Sunday morning mimosa ritual with this fruit-infused version made with a puree of sweet strawberries and raspberries.

    Recipe: Strawberry Mimosas

    38. Bunny Mary Cocktails

    Putting tomato, olive, and pickled carrot garnish into a Bloody Mary.
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    A new take of the classic Bloody Mary, this Easter version calls for carrot juice in place of traditional tomato juice.

    Recipe: Bunny Mary Cocktails