With Easter coming up next month, it’s time to start thinking of the meal you’ll cook or the Easter Appetizers you’re planning on bringing to your family’s dinner.
Whether your family is starting with brunch and in need of Easter finger food recipes or you’re meeting up for the second half of the day and you need to bring Easter dinner appetizers, you’ve come to the right place.
Here, I will detail all the possible Easter Appetizers, how to cook them, the ingredients you’ll need to bring, and the benefits of various delicious starters for this happy holiday.
On Easter, you’ll not only spend time decorating eggs with bright colors, but you’ll clearly make some tasty egg-based party foods for Easter, such as Deviled Eggs With Crab.
We all know the Easter bunny is big for children during this holiday season, which is why your family will absolutely love munching on dinner rolls in the shape of an Easter bunny.
And you can’t forget shrimp, ham, bacon, smoked salmon, and lamb when putting together a meal for Easter.
Some great Easter appetizer ideas include flavorful Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, salty Smoked Salmon Bites, savory Bacon Asparagus Pastry Twists, and Grilled Lamb and Artichoke Kebabs.
However, if you’re preparing the first course for Easter lunch or dinner, then try putting together a salad or soup.
If you’re planning on a brunch recipe, try making some Ham Biscuit Sandwiches, #29.
Furthermore, if you’re planning on throwing a party for Easter, then you’ll need some amazing party food ideas for Easter.
If you’re ready to start cooking, then pick out several of the following appetizers to make for your Easter brunch or dinner.
Keep reading to learn about these yummy Easter Appetizers.
You won’t regret cooking any of the following mouth-watering recipes.
If you’re looking for a relatively simple and straightforward recipe to make for Easter, then try your hand at these Bite-Size Egg Benedicts.
All you’ll need are English muffins, hard-boiled and sliced eggs, ham, bacon, and hollandaise sauce.
If you’re ready to enjoy a tasty brunch on Easter, try making these bite-size egg benedicts for your friends and family.
Another important part of brunch includes tasty muffins like these Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins.
Do you like your cornbread muffins to have a sweet flavor?
Then this recipe is perfect for you!
To make this Easter appetizer, you’ll need:
- All-purpose flour
- Yellow cornmeal
- Baking powder
You’ll need to first combine dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients.
Then, bake the muffins in a preheated oven at 400 °F.
Once it’s cooled, all you have to do is enjoy!
For the perfect Easter party food, try putting together these Shrimp and Avocado Crostini.
Get yourself a large baguette and slice it up into several rounds at about half an inch in thickness.
Brush the slices with some olive oil and bake them for about eight minutes.
Now, mash up some avocado with lime juice and mix in the garlic bits, sour cream, and hot sauce.
Put the creamy guacamole onto each slice of baguette.
Top the bread with some shrimp, sliced cherry tomatoes, and one green onion.
For this tasty recipe, you’ll need some cubed butternut squash, garlic, lemon juice, sunflower seeds, tahini sauce, olive oil, parsley, salt, pepper, paprika, and cinnamon.
The recipe calls for baking the butternut squash and garlic.
Then, all the ingredients are pureed to make the hummus.
Pick up sesame turmeric crackers from the grocery store to scoop up this delicious hummus.
For this tasty appetizer, you will have to get a sheet of puff pastry, asparagus spears, bacon slices, and an egg.
The only spices you’ll need are salt and pepper.
The recipe requires you to wrap the pastry and bacon slices around each asparagus stalk.
Then brush every pastry twist with an egg wash and bake them in an oven for 18 minutes at 400 °F.
You’ll love this tasty starter before you dig into your Easter dinner.
For these salty and savory Smoked Salmon Bites, you’ll need to cut up some fresh bread into smaller pieces.
Sourdough bread is a great choice for this starter.
The recipe also calls for spreading some cream cheese or butter on top and then adding a slice of smoked salmon on top.
Lastly, add a lemon slice on top of the smoked salmon and garnish it with parsley.
Everyone will love it!
When searching for kids’ Easter party appetizers, you can’t go wrong with anything that has an Easter bunny theme.
Your children and your siblings’ kids will love these Easter Bunny Dinner Rolls.
Not only do they have a fun bunny shape, but they’re delicious too!
To make these tasty rolls, get the ingredients together, knead the dough, and then divide it into 18 pieces of dough.
Roll 12 pieces into balls.
The other six pieces should be divided into quarters and used to create bunny ears to add to each ball.
After baking, you can use melted chocolate chips to draw eyes and a mouth on each bunny’s face.
If you’re looking for unique and different Easter appetizer recipes, then try making these Baked Avocado Fries.
You’d think the only thing you can make with avocado is guacamole, but you’d be wrong.
These unique avocado fries come with seasoned flour, egg wash, and panko breadcrumbs.
Once you bite into these baked fries, you’ll love the tender and buttery taste.
You can pick your favorite chips or crackers for this popular dip recipe.
This appetizer comes with sour cream, green onions, fresh dill weed, salt, and minced garlic.
All you need to do is blend all the ingredients and cool the dip in the fridge for half an hour.
This simple recipe is easy to make and is a popular starter that your whole family will love.
If you want a tasty and flavorful Red Pepper Hummus you can munch on with crackers, then try your hand at this recipe.
You will need some fresh chickpeas, roasted red pepper, lemon juice, tahini, and olive oil.
For spices, get some salt, pepper, and cumin.
Whether you’re bringing an appetizer to your sister’s place or having family over your home, everyone will enjoy this Red Pepper Hummus recipe.
11. Deviled Eggs
When searching for appetizers for Easter, you can’t forget one of the most popular egg dishes.
Deviled Eggs have a relatively straightforward recipe and provide a tasty start to a meal.
This is a classic recipe that you can’t go without on Easter.
When making this appetizer, you will need to use some hard-boiled eggs and a filling of mayonnaise, vinegar, a small amount of mustard, and yolk.
The Grilled Lamb and Artichoke Kebabs are either a tasty starter or may even serve as part of your main meal.
To make this savory and delicious kebab, you’ll need a leg of lamb, garlic, scallions, lemons, parsley, and artichoke hearts.
You only need to grill these tasty kebabs for seven or eight minutes if you want medium-rare meat.
A great start to a meal often comes in the form of salad.
The Shaved Carrot and Radish Salad is a perfect choice for the first course on Easter.
Along with the carrots and radishes, you’ll need celery stalks, beets, oranges, watercress, and some fresh mint leaves.
This particular salad has both a sweet and acidic flavor that you’ll love.
One of the nicest appetizers for a dinner party this holiday season is the Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallion Bundles.
This starter is also great because it only takes a few minutes to make.
All you need to do is wash the green onions, cut off their tips, and wrap some prosciutto around them.
A unique yet egg-based recipe for Easter is the Egg Salad Blini Bites.
For this recipe, you’ll need to make some batter with flour, milk, eggs, butter, and salt.
For the egg salad portion of this recipe, you’ll need to boil some eggs, slice them up, and combine them with lemon juice, zest, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper.
A tasty and savory appetizer includes the Charred Shrimp Skewers with Leeks and Asparagus.
Shrimp always makes a great start to your meal due to its flavorful taste.
They also go great with asparagus.
This recipe also calls for grilling lemons cut in half.
You’ll also love the spicy sauce added to these skewers.
This tasty soup calls for using butter, lemon, chopped onions, vegetable broth, garlic, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, spinach, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Lastly, you can put some cubes of rye bread right into this soup to enjoy a delicious bowl.
Your family will love it!
For this incredible salad, you’ll need to use a fennel bulb, arugula, a green apple, and some parsley leaves.
Try making the salad dressing too.
You will have to combine olive oil, apple juice, honey, white vinegar, and dijon mustard.
Enjoy a flavorful salad with your friends and family this Easter.
This unique appetizer recipe calls for pickled beets, a puff pastry, eggs, goat cheese, asparagus stalks, balsamic glaze, and olive oil.
You will also need spices like sea salt, black pepper, and rosemary.
This is a light and relatively healthy starter.
If you like vegetables, then this is a good appetizer to try.
This recipe entails getting some miniature filo cups from the grocery store.
When making this starter, try creating a filling of cream cheese, capers, a shallot, smoked salmon, lemon juice, zest, dill, chives, and creme fraiche.
After baking the filo cups, add the filling and enjoy!
Do you want to cook a tasty appetizer over a fire?
Then, try your hand at grilling some zucchini ribbon skewers.
The Grilled Zucchini Ribbon Skewers taste light and buttery.
This is a great addition to any meal, especially if you’re grilling a leg of lamb on your barbecue.
A really simple recipe is the Roasted Shrimp Cocktail.
The best part of this appetizer is the spicy dipping sauce you can make for the roasted shrimp.
Don’t forget to season the shrimp and drizzle them with olive oil before roasting the shrimp for about 10 minutes.
Some of the most popular appetizers are crescent rolls, so try making these Bacon Asparagus Crescents.
You’ll need to bake the bacon in an oven for about 18 minutes.
Then add some bacon and a few stalks of asparagus to each crescent roll before baking for another 12 minutes.
24. Spinach Puffs
Puff pastries are also great choices for a starter on Easter.
For a healthy choice, try making some Spinach Puffs.
These flaky puffs come with spinach, onions, and goat cheese filling.
This is an excellent choice for a tasty starter that you can bake in less than an hour.
This unique twist on the Deviled Eggs recipe includes savory crab meat.
The filling also includes mayonnaise and dry mustard.
You can garnish these tasty deviled eggs with parsley, capers, and/or roasted red peppers.
This will be a nice and fancy starter to bring to your family’s Easter dinner.
You won’t regret bringing a carrot tart to your family’s Easter dinner.
The best part about this appetizer is the tasty and flavorful cashew-tahini sauce.
You can use a frozen puff pastry for this tart along with sliced baby carrots.
27. Soft Pretzels
Everyone loves a soft and salty pretzel as a snack at a party for Easter.
Try your hand at making these fresh grainy Soft Pretzels.
You’ll love that these are nice and warm right out of the oven.
This recipe for zucchini fritters comes with pecorino, eggs, vegetable oil, flour, and mint leaves.
This also makes a great snack for kids at Easter.
You can serve these fritters with lemon wedges.
Enjoy this tasty starter!
It won’t be Easter without some ham!
With this recipe, you can enjoy some Ham Biscuit Sandwiches for brunch, lunch, or a snack before dinner.
These sandwiches come with cheddar cheese, arugula, and red pepper jelly.
The flaky biscuits will melt in your mouth.
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For a more interesting twist on pigs in a blanket, try this Andouille Sausage Puff Pastry.
You’ll need to use an egg wash and bake the sausage-stuffed puff pastry for 25 minutes.
Generally, sausages tend to have more flavor than using hot dogs to stuff pastries.
Enjoy this list of recipes for everything Easter!
Deliciously sweet, easy, and quick, this dish is a perfect example of an Easter appetizer that should be on your table.
Be sure to make more than intended because the kids will keep coming back for more after one taste.
Ingredients include: Cookie dough, cream cheese, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and fruits.
Calling all you meat lovers out there.
If you’re looking for Easter appetizers for your holiday spread, then look no further.
Juicy bacon wrapped around tender chicken is one of the few things most people won’t be able to resist.
Ingredients include: Bacon, chicken, vegetable oil, maple syrup, and Dijon mustard.
It’s everyone’s TV dinner all rolled up in a delectable ball; mac and cheese on the inside and a crispy, crunchy coating on the outside.
It makes for a perfect comfort food or appetizer and will do especially well this Easter.
Ingredients include: Macaroni, parmesan cheese, eggs, flour, and seasoning.
Here’s something that everyone will surely love.
Mozzarella sticks coated in a delicious batter and deep-fried to a golden brown.
Definitely a unique take on one of the most popular cheeses ever and will make an amazing appetizer this coming Easter.
Ingredients include: Mozzarella cheese, flour, eggs, marinara sauce, and seasoning.
This recipe is a copycat of Auntie Anne’s pretzel bites and, according to the author, is the best recipe for Pretzel Bites ever.
These delicious bite-sized bits are a perfect appetizer.
The kids will surely love them.
Ingredients include: Milk, yeast, butter, flour, and baking soda.
36. Toasted Ravioli
Not only is the recipe for Toasted Ravioli delicious, but it’s so versatile.
It can be prepared fried, baked in the oven, or toasted in the air fryer.
No matter how you do end up making it, though, the results are pretty much the same: crispy, delectable pastries with a soft filling.
Serve the ravioli with marinara or jalapeno sauce to seal the deal.
Ingredients include: Cheese ravioli, eggs, milk, Italian breadcrumbs, and parmesan cheese.
Honey Garlic Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp is an answer to the age-old debate about whether or not seafood can be cooked together with meats such as pork, beef, or chicken.
The answer is a resounding yes.
This appetizer consists of sweet and juicy shrimp wrapped in tender bacon marinated in a special sauce then grilled or roasted to perfection.
Prepare to impress your friends with these irresistible delights.
Ingredients include: Shrimp, bacon, honey, garlic, and ginger.
If you’re looking to dazzle your guests as much as feed them, then why not present them with these Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups?
Not only are they delicious and pretty to look at, but they’re so quick and easy to make.
With this recipe, you can have them on your Easter appetizer platter in half an hour!
Ingredients include: Wonton wrappers, chicken, hot sauce, ranch dressing, and cream cheese.
Just in case you’re already serving chicken as your entree but still want to serve #38 (buffalo chicken wonton cups), here’s a delicious alternative.
Presenting: Wonton Taco Cups.
They’re every bit as pretty and made from ground beef topped with cheese and salsa instead of chicken.
Ingredients include: Ground beef, onions, garlic, salsa, and Mexican seasoning.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer to use with those Hawaiian dinner rolls you have on the counter together with all that leftover ham in the fridge, this one’s for you.
The rolls freshen up when in the oven as the gooey cheese just melts enough to coat the ham in this delicious amalgamation of flavors.
It’s also perfect for serving on the fly since you can have these ready in just 15 minutes.
Ingredients include: Dinner rolls, ham, cheese, garlic butter sauce, and honey.
Light, creamy, and delicious are just the beginning of what can be said about this tasty little appetizer.
Freshly sliced cucumbers are generously smeared with a special ranch dressing and topped off with a tomato wedge.
Really simple, yet extremely refreshing, for both eyes and palate.
Ingredients include: English cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and dill.
These bite-sized meatballs are first pan-seared in a skillet before being baked and then coated with a tasty, umami teriyaki sauce.
There’s so much flavor that goes on in a single bite that’s it a struggle to put it all into words.
They’re also really easy to make and are a perfect starter recipe for budding chefs.
Try it out for yourself and see.
Ingredients include: Ground pork, onions, scallions, garlic, and soy sauce.
Despite being commonly labeled as a children’s meal, little smokies make for amazing appetizers too.
These bite-sized savory sausages are simply coated in a tangy barbecue sauce before being simmered as is in a slow cooker.
This recipe is enough to make for a family dinner or for a small crowd as appetizers.
Ingredients include: Little smokies, barbecue sauce, dijon mustard, garlic powder, and hot sauce.
Cheeseballs are a classic party appetizer and can be served as one huge ball that your guests can chip away at with crackers or in smaller portions to be enjoyed on their own.
Rich, creamy cheese is combined with ranch and topped off with crispy bacon and crunchy pecans in this particular iteration.
And they can be made up to a week in advance, which is awesome for party planning.
Ingredients include: Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch seasoning, sour cream, and onions.
45. Pepperoni Balls
Presented as more of a circle than it is a ball, this recipe is sure to appeal to all you pizza lovers out there.
To be fair, when first prepped, the pizza dough is rolled into a ball after being first flattened into a disc and stuffed with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni; it then settles into shape after being baked.
Served in an iron skillet with marinara sauce in the middle, it’s absolutely delicious.
Ingredients include: Dough, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Italian spices, and marinara sauce.
If you like the bacon and ranch cheeseball at #44 and are looking for something different to make cheeseballs with, then this recipe is for you!
It’s delicious cream cheese stuffed with cheddar cheese with just the right amount of green onions and garlic powder mixed in.
Cover it all up with a nice helping of sliced almonds for a texture compliment, and you’re done.
Ingredients include: Cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, almonds, and green onions.
47. Baked Brie
Hand down the easiest recipe in this article; it literally calls for the brie to be unwrapped in the center of a round pan, then smothered with jelly, and then baked.
All that’s left is to prep the crackers or slice the baguette.
That’s literally it!
It’s a perfect appetizer for novice chefs to try or for cooking something quick.
Ingredients include: Brie cheese and red pepper jelly.
Fresh broccoli and carrots topped on a creamy spread over a flaky crescent roll crust?
Oh yes, please!
These are perfect appetizers to serve while your family and friends wait for you to roll out the Easter ham.
Ingredients include: Crescent roll dough, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and broccoli.
This recipe is a prime example of a perfect marriage between sweet and savory.
Pitted dates are stuffed with goat cheese then, wrapped in bacon and drizzled with honey, and then baked until the bacon is perfectly crispy.
It’s a delicious combination of unusual flavors that you’re sure to enjoy.
Ingredients include: Medjool dates, bacon, goat cheese, and honey.
If you liked #45 but want more separation on the servings for less mess and less cleanup, this one’s your ticket.
These pizza crescent rolls have all the classic pizza flavors that we all know and love bundled into a neat little package.
They make excellent appetizers and are sure to be real crowd-pleasers.
Ingredients include: Crescent rolls, pepperoni, cheese sticks, and pizza sauce.
Here’s one from our very own CookingChew recipe book!
These delicious Baked Prosciutto Cups with Whipped Goat’s Cheese will look grand on your Easter appetizer tray, and are sure to wow your guests.
Little do they know that these tasty little treats may look difficult to make but are very easily made using muffin tins.
So whip up a batch and leave your guests galvanized by your culinary prowess.
Ingredients include: Prosciutto, goat cheese, ricotta cheese, cream, and honey.
Did you like #11 but want something with a little more spice?
We got you covered with this recipe for Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs.
Deviled eggs are an Easter appetizer staple that will always remain popular, and you can always amp them up with a sprinkling of crispy bacon with just the right amount of jalapeno.
Ingredients include: Eggs, mayonnaise, rice vinegar, bacon, and jalapenos.
Try this one by CookingChew.com too!
Still haven’t found your Easter appetizer?
Then maybe our recipe for Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus might do the trick.
Admittedly, plain roasted asparagus becomes boring after a while, so we’re going to be wrapping them in fresh prosciutto to remedy that.
These Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus spears are so easy to make and will be a surefire hit.
Ingredients include: Prosciutto, asparagus, extra virgin olive oil, and ground black pepper.
Want something magical for your Easter appetizer spread?
Work your sorcery on a plain loaf of bread with this recipe to turn it into a cheesy garlic pull-apart loaf!
And it isn’t via magic when I say you can have it prepped and ready to serve in just 15 minutes.
Enchant your friends and reap the compliments by conjuring up a loaf or two today.
Ingredients include: Crust bread loaf, salted butter, garlic, mozzarella cheese, and herbs
Are you catering to a mixed crowd with half wanting no spice and the other half wanting to climb the Scoville Scale?
Then serve up a bowl of this spicy Jalapeno Popper Dip.
Full, rich, and creamy, this dip will be sure to please anyone who wants a little oomph in their food.
Ingredients include: Cream cheese, Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, and jalapenos.
The bottom line
Now that you’ve read through this list of 55 incredible Easter Appetizers, you’ll be ready to cook a perfect starter for this holiday.
Ranging from salads to skewers and pastries, your friends and family will love whichever savory or sweet appetizer you’ve chosen on this list.
And if you’re looking for Easter Brunch Ideas, we have you covered there too. Of course, 42 Easter Dessert Recipes can be found here.
More Easter Recipes
- Easter Cupcakes
- Easter Cocktails
- Easter Cookies
- Easter Dessert Recipes
- Easter Ham Recipes
- Easter Recipes
- Easter Brunch Recipes
- Bite-Size Egg Benedicts
- Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins
- Shrimp & Avocado Crostini
- Butternut Squash Hummus & Crackers
- Bacon Asparagus Pastry Twists
- Smoked Salmon Bites
- Easter Bunny Dinner Rolls
- Baked Avocado Fries
- Dill Dip With Chips Or Crackers
- Red Pepper Hummus With Crackers
- Deviled Eggs
- Grilled Lamb & Artichoke Kebabs
- Shaved Carrot & Radish Salad
- Prosciutto Scallion Bundles
- Egg Salad Blini Bites
- Charred Shrimp, Leek & Asparagus Skewers
- Spinach-Artichoke Soup
- Spring Apple & Fennel Salad
- Asparagus & Beet Tart
- Smoked Salmon Filo Cups
- Grilled Zucchini Ribbon Skewers
- Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
- Bacon Asparagus Crescents
- Spinach Puffs
- Deviled Eggs With Crab
- Carrot Tart With Cashew-Tahini Sauce
- Soft Pretzels
- Zucchini & Pecorino Fritters
- Ham Biscuit Sandwiches
- Sausage Puff Pastry
- Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
- Fried Mac & Cheese Balls
- Easy Homemade Mozzarella Sticks
- Homemade Pretzel Bites
- Toasted Ravioli
- Honey Garlic Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
- Skinny Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups
- Easy Mini Wonton Taco Cups
- Ham & Cheese Sliders
- Cucumber Dilly Bites
- Teriyaki Pork Meatballs
- Crockpot BBQ Little Smokies
- Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
- Pepperoni Balls
- Classic Onion Cheeseball
- Baked Brie
- Carrot Veggie Bars
- Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates
- Pizza Crescent Rolls
- Baked Prosciutto Cups With Whipped Goat’s Cheese
- Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
- Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
- Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread
- Jalapeno Popper Dip
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