Occasion

Happy Easter

Easter Dinner for Two

Easter is a time for celebration. Spring is here and with it comes fresh, seasonal food. If you are used to big family meals, celebrating this holiday without family can be hard. Let us guide you! Here are some great Easter menu ideas that are perfect for 2-person groups or smaller.

 

Tip for Distance-Separated Families and Physical Distancing

Keeping physical contact to a minimum because of the COVID-19 crisis? There's an app for that. Once you've made your meal, sit down and enjoy a virtual gathering with your family members online. Send invitations to "gather" via FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom and other similar apps.

If your family members live close by, have a distance potluck! Make a family-sized recipe and drop off portions of your Easter meal contribution to their front door. For safety tips and meal ideas when dropping off meals for others see our Bringing Meals To Those In Need page.

Easter Brunch

  • Bread

    These recipes are freezer-friendly so you can freeze what you don't need. Share your home-baked beauties with a family member, friend or neighbour. If flour or yeast is scarce in your area, buy Easter bread or buns from a bakery. Easter is a holiday and you may need to pre-order, so plan ahead.

    • Bread
      Hot Cross Buns

      Hot cross buns are a longstanding Easter tradition. These yeasty sweet buns are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and studded with raisins, currants and candied fruit peel. The distinctive cross on the top of the buns is made from a small amount of unflavoured dough.

    • Bread
      Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

      This yeast bread is flavoured with cinnamon and other spices as well as orange, raisins and honey. Toast and serve with butter and honey or use it to make a spectacular French toast.

    • Muffin
      Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

      Lemon and poppy seed is a classic muffin combo for good reason. These tangy muffins make for a great lunchbox or teatime snack.

    • Bread
      Morning Glory Bread

      This cheery quick bread is full of shredded carrots, crushed pineapple, coconut and pecans. Serve it as a treat at breakfast or as a snack with coffee or tea.

  • Main
    • Main
      Baked Bacon and Eggs

      Yes, you can bake bacon and eggs in the oven! These individual portions of cheesy bacon and eggs are baked in muffin tins, which also makes for an easy clean up.

    • Main
      Brunch Cups

      Preparing brunch dishes in muffin tins simplifies both your cooking and cleanup. These muffin-sized morsels bring together brunch food favourites — bacon, eggs, cheese and potatoes — in neat individually portioned cups.

      This recipe halves easily. You can use thawed frozen shredded potatoes, but only pull out enough to give 1 1/2 cups of thawed potatoes.

    • Main
      Quiche Lorraine

      This classic quiche combines bacon, eggs, onions and Swiss cheese. We like making it with our homemade Foolproof Pastry.

    • Main
      Dutch Baby Pancake

      A Dutch baby is a big popover-style pancake baked in the oven in a cast iron pan. Fill it with or Warm Pears and Honey Syrup or another fruit of your choice and cut it into wedges for a delicious breakfast.

    • Main
      Simple Crepes

      ​These versatile crepes can be filled with a sweet or savoury filling.

    • Main
      Butternut Squash and Kale Strata

      A strata is an egg-soaked bread casserole, typically served at brunch. This fall-themed strata makes the most of butternut squash, kale, bacon and leeks.

      This recipe can easily be halved.

  • Fruit

    Make half recipes of the following:

    • Fruit
      Strawberry Fruit Salad

      Balsamic vinegar brings out the flavours of the strawberries, melon and grapes in this fruit salad. Serve it with breakfast or with a dollop of whipped cream as a summer dessert.

    • Dip
      Peach Orange Fruit Dip

      This cream cheese dip is flavoured with orange marmalade and peach yogurt. Serve it with an assortment of fresh fruit for dipping.

    • Fruit
      Warm Pears and Honey Syrup

      These baked pears are dressed with honey, cinnamon and vanilla for a fall-flavoured treat. Serve them for dessert with ice cream or over pancakes or waffles for a special brunch.

Easter Dinner

  • Main
    • Main
      Ham

      Buy a half boneless cottage ham (550 g) and follow the baking instructions on the package. Try one of our ham glazes.

    • Main
      Festive Stuffed Turkey Breast

      Slice up this turkey breast and serve it on a platter to reveal the bread and celery stuffing inside. This is an elegant way to serve turkey when you just have a few people.

    • Main
      Rosemary Lemon Tuna with Caper Mayonnaise

      These medium-rare tuna steaks are marinated in lemon, rosemary and garlic before grilling. They go beautifully with our Caper Mayonnaise.

    • Main
      Salmon with Tomato and Olive Salsa

      This tasty salmon is quick and easy to cook up on the barbecue. Serve it with our Mediterranean-style Tomato and Olive Salsa for extra flavour.

  • Sides
    • Side
      Scalloped Potatoes

      This classic cheesy potato side dish goes perfectly with a ham dinner.

    • Side
      Parmesan and Green Onion Mashed Potatoes

      These ultra-creamy mashed potatoes are a great addition to a special occasion meal. Green onions and Parmesan cheese give them an extra burst of flavour.

    • Side
      Baked Asparagus

      Baking is one of the easiest ways to prepare asparagus. Seasoned with parsley and pepper, this is a great side dish to go with any meal.

    • Side
      Quick Glazed Carrots

      This easy side dish comes together in a matter of minutes.

    • Side
      Green Beans with Sun Dried Tomatoes

      Bake green beans with basil and tangy sundried tomatoes for a flavourful side dish.

    • Side
      Creamy Broccoli Salad

      This salad combines broccoli florets with grapes and slivered almonds. All of those hardy ingredients stand up wonderfully to our creamy mayonnaise, yogurt and orange juice dressing.

  • Dessert
    • Dessert
      Strawberry Crisp

      Use frozen strawberries in this recipe. Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream.

    • Dessert
      Really Wacky Chocolate Cake

      Wacky cake is a wartime dessert designed around rationing. As a result, this chocolate cake contains no milk, butter or eggs. With this version we take the wackiness a step further by spicing it up with cayenne pepper and ginger.

    • Dessert
      Lime Ginger Squares

      These delicate dessert bars are topped with a mixture of lime and crystalized ginger. This recipe freezes well, so save any leftovers!