Mix things up this Easter with a meatless party. This tasty list of Easter vegetarian recipes offers plenty of options for healthy, crowd-pleasing fare.
Whether you’re a committed vegetarian, trying to eat healthier, or catering for people who love plants, these 25 party-worthy recipes are a guaranteed hit.
Making the most of all that glorious spring produce, these recipes feature juicy berries, tender asparagus, sweet peas, and other vibrant veggies and fresh fruits.
I also included dessert! It’s not Easter without classic Simnel cake – moist, sweet, and laden with fruit.
In the unlikely event you’re not a cake fan, why not try some homemade Cadbury’s Creme Eggs? Or spring shortbread cookies?
From salads to soups, and cake to cookies, I have Easter eats all wrapped up!
20+ Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Easter
1. French Toast
Is there anything more decadent than brioche toast for breakfast?
Start your Easter day with a bang by serving up this indulgent recipe featuring rich custard sandwiched between crusty bread.
Brown butter and maple syrup give this irresistible dessert-for-breakfast nutty caramel notes.
Plus, there are endless toppings to choose from!
Try a dollop of fluffy whipped cream, unleash your inner Elvis with peanut butter and banana, or just top with a fried egg for sweet and savory goodness.
2. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Vegan Feta
This fresh and fruity springtime salad is the perfect side or appetizer for an Easter feast.
Fresh spinach is tossed with juicy strawberries, creamy avocado, and a zingy strawberry vinaigrette.
Add a sprinkling of toasted nuts for just the right amount of crunch, and you’ll make this all summer long.
Often overlooked but a vital part of any Easter meal, soft and fluffy rolls can steal the show.
And these are no ordinary rolls. They’re Texas Roadhouse rolls, which means they’re soft, salty, buttery, and so tempting, it’ll be hard to save space for dinner.
Beginner baker? No worries! This simple recipe talks you through every step to give you fresh baked bread with zero fuss.
4. Mushroom Leek Quiche
This easy vegan tart is a great light lunch, but you can also serve it with a green salad and call it Easter dinner.
There’s a secret ingredient in this dairy-free delight – chestnuts!
Their nutty flavor and soft texture help bulk out the egg-less filling, which also boasts cremini mushrooms and garlic-y leeks.
5. Creamed Spinach Gratin
Creamy comfort food isn’t just for carnivores with this scrumptious side.
This rich dish is dairy-free and vegan-friendly, using a healthy blend of cashews and cauliflower for the buttery sauce.
Add plenty of fresh spinach, onion, garlic, and a crunchy seed topping for a holiday-worthy casserole.
6. Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Galette
Galette is a traditional pastry tart made with a thin flour crust around a sweet or savory center.
This recipe skips the flour to give you a gluten-free and vegan option.
Perfectly flaky and buttery, you’ll be amazed by the culinary ingenuity at work here.
But it’s not just the crust that wows.
The salty, sweet caramelized onion and mushroom filling is flavored with thyme and a dash of white wine for a melty, tasty treat.
7. Asparagus Soup
How do you make creamy asparagus soup without the cream?
This recipe solves that riddle, using coconut cream and a whole host of fresh herbs to make a flavorful, fresh-tasting soup loaded with spring asparagus.
Serve with a sprinkling of black pepper and/or crispy onions for an appetizing starter or a satisfying dinner.
8. Garlic Sauteed Spinach
Garlic sauteed spinach is one of those sides that looks simple, but is capable of transforming a dull dinner into something much more enticing.
And it only takes 10 minutes to get this flavorful spinach from stove to table.
If you’re vegetarian rather than vegan, toss in a spoonful of grated parmesan to give it a creamy finishing touch.
9. Glazed Carrots
Crunchy baby carrots coated in a brown sugar and butter glaze. Yeah, my mouth is watering, too.
Made with just four ingredients and ready in 15 minutes, these carrots are a hassle-free side that look (and taste!) much fancier than the easy prep suggests.
It’s customary to serve plain bread rolls at Easter dinner, but if you want something a bit different on the table, give this moist cornbread a try.
When you mix flour with cornmeal something magical happens. You’ll get a sweet, soft, and crumbly bread that’s more like cake.
Want it more savory? Add spicy jalapenos for a kick. Fancy something sweeter? Bake in dried cranberries and orange zest.
11. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
There are no Brussels sprouts haters in my house thankfully, but if you can’t say the same, serve up this delicious recipe.
Crispy and caramelized, these sprouts will convert everyone to Team Brussels.
12. Asparagus Salad with Potatoes and Lentils
This vegan salad is hearty enough to carry Easter dinner all by itself.
Asparagus, potatoes, lentils, radishes, sugar snap peas, and mint are tossed in a zesty lemon dressing. It’s basically spring in a bowl.
13. Whipped Sweet Potato
There’s no law that says you have to save sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving (if there were, I’d have been locked up long ago).
Make the sweet vegetable the star of your Easter with this fun recipe made with just seven ingredients.
It looks gorgeous too, adding a splash of vibrant orange to your dinner table.
14. Grilled Asparagus & Red Onions with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Grilled asparagus loves to team up with grilled red onion. These guys just work together.
They’re especially wonderful when drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar to bring out their natural sweetness and add a zingy bite.
15. Colorful Beet Salad
Eat the rainbow with this healthy salad that looks more like a work of art than a tasty side.
Earthy beets are chopped and tossed with crunchy carrots, nutty quinoa, fresh spinach, and creamy avocado.
Finished off with an apple cider, lime, and herb dressing, this salad is hard to resist and fit for a feast.
16. Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped potatoes are a creamy, luxurious side that requires a little extra prep but really delivers on taste.
It’s basically thinly sliced potatoes baked in a thick, floury sauce, but you can add smoked cheese and garlic to really ramp up the flavor in this classic casserole.
17. Mushroom Risotto
Risotto can be a really impressive (but surprisingly easy!) Easter entree.
This recipe is a hearty broth of perfectly tender, short-grain rice flavored with mushrooms, garlic, and onion.
This risotto is so creamy and buttery, you’ll be amazed it’s vegan.
18. Asparagus Crescent Roll Bundles
What’s better than plain bread rolls? Cheesy asparagus rolls!
Yep, this delightfully delicious recipe takes crescent roll dough and cunningly wraps it around cheddar slices and spears of crispy asparagus.
Bake until brown, cheesy, and awesomely tasty. Three ingredients, 15 minutes, and you’ll have one amazing app.
19. Roasted Beet Dip
Your Easter feast isn’t just about mains, appetizers, and sides.
You’ll need something for those bread rolls or crudites, so don’t forget the dip.
You’ll especially love this eye-catching beet dip that’s a crimson bowl of earthy goodness.
Some surprising ingredients give this dip a lot of complex flavor.
Roasted garlic, walnuts, and fresh herbs like parsley and basil make it both healthy and extremely tasty.
Best of all, you can keep the leftovers for a post-Easter sandwich spread.
20. Quinoa Salad with Asparagus and Peas
Nutty quinoa and crunchy asparagus are the stars of this salad, which makes for a quick and simple spring side.
There’s not much prep involved here.
Just cook the quinoa while you chop the fresh veggies and then toss everything together with a lemon vinaigrette.
It’s the kind of low-key dish busy cooks love – nourishing, nutritious, and irresistible.
21. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the term Hasselback.
It simply refers to the cooking method used to turn these humble sweet potatoes into a memorable, melt-in-your-mouth side.
When you Hasselback your taters, you’ll slice them very thinly from the top, stopping just before the bottom so they don’t split.
These ridges allow the potato to cook perfectly, coming out soft and tender on the inside but crispy and golden around the edges.
Serve with loads of butter for a simple side, or load with grated cheese and your favorite toppings for something more substantial.
22. Roasted Asparagus
It may sound simple, but there’s an art to roasting asparagus.
This recipe talks you through the process, delivering veg that’s golden brown on the outside and perfectly tender in the middle.
Throw out all your other asparagus recipes because you’ll no longer need them.
23. Spring Shortbread Cookies
With one bowl, no mixer, and a simple three-ingredient icing, this is my kind of cookie recipe.
Made with a basic shortbread dough, these spring cookies are gorgeously buttery and sweet.
They also look the part with a thick glaze and a shower of colorful sprinkles.
24. Cadbury Creme Eggs
When I was little, creme eggs were the best thing about Easter.
I’m now reliving that childhood dream right from my own kitchen thanks to this inventive copycat recipe.
Making your own version of the traditional treat is easier than you’d think.
With just a handful of ingredients and no fancy kitchen equipment, you can enjoy your very own eggs today.
They’re not Cadbury’s, they’re yours. So go on, treat yourself.
25. Simnel Cake
Simnel cake is a very ancient Easter recipe originating from Europe.
It’s a light fruitcake, topped with marzipan. And if that sounds good, check out this recipe that adds apricot jam for extra yum.
Baked in a bundt tin, this round cake is an impressive dessert that can be made up to 5 days ahead to save you time on Easter Sunday.
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