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Easter Recipe Round-Up

By Dena Zigun March 25, 2016

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Whether you’re planning a sit-down dinner or hosting a brunch, these great recipes will bring a festive flair to your Easter celebration. Of course, if you don’t have time to cook it all yourself, visit Roche Bros. kitchen for anything from your main course to spring side dishes to beautiful, festive desserts.

Happy Easter from all of us at Roche Bros.!


The Main Course

Highlight lamb as your entrée, next to the traditional ham:

Simply Roasted Lamb with Mint Gremolata

With a fresh, spring-inspired condiment made with fresh mint, parsley, garlic and lemon, this roasted lamb recipe would make a wonderful centerpiece for your Sunday meal.


Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb with Asparagus and Mint Chimichurri

Compliments of our friends at Entwine Wines, this recipe highlights the fresh, earthy

flavors of mint, asparagus and lamb on the grill.


Spring Sides and Salads

Enjoy the flavors of spring produce on the side:

Harvest Kale Salad

Roasted butternut squash with maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg pairs with lightly dressed kale with walnuts for this standout salad.

Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries & Hazelnuts

Tangy and crunchy with only five ingredients, this side dish might become your new holiday signature.

Asparagus Almondine

This traditional side dish matches nicely with ham, lamb or any other entrée.

Rustic Smashed Potatoes

Start with this recipe for smashed potatoes and add spice with horseradish or a medley of fresh herbs.


For Brunch

Feature eggs at brunch:

Ham, Asparagus & Gruyère Strata

Start off your Easter morning with this strata. Plan on preparing the night before, as this dish requires at least four hours of refrigeration.

Eggs in a Basket

Sometimes referred to as Egg’s Nest or Sunshine Toast, these Eggs in a Basket combine a few of everyone’s favorite breakfast foods into one package.


A Fun Dessert

Alongside your ricotta pie, coconut cake and mini cakes decorated in pastel colors from Roche Bros. bakery, have fun with these dessert recipes:

Chocolate Nests

A fun activity to do with your kids this Easter, show off those decorated eggs or other holiday candies with chocolate nests!

Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

This light and lovely lemon cake is the perfect way to finish off your Easter festivities.




Exciting Ways to Use Leftovers

Keep the celebration going the next day with these great sandwiches:

Easter Egg-wich

The next morning, pair a leftover slice of ham and a simple fried egg with a zesty homemade pesto in this post-holiday sandwich.

Fried Egg Ham Pesto Sandwiches

Egg, Lamb & Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

Savor in the rest of the lamb with this breakfast sandwich!