Best Italian Easter Recipe Roundup

Saturday, April 3, 2021
Easter is such a fun time for kids and the young at heart and remembering for our blessing as we join with family and friends.

Although we can't post every single classic recipe here, we have a roundup of Italian tried and true recipes made year after year.

As the years past and the family seem to get smaller from moving or those who pass on, we still make many of the traditional foods mom brought us up on.

Mom would usually start out with Pizza Rustica a deep dish meat and cheese pie, then Grain/Rice pie those two were here specialty along with Cassata which is always noticed made for dessert.

Here in our Italian family, we carry on many food traditions from Easter side dishes, large Italian meals, and fun delicious Easter Desserts.

Over the years, Mom, Grandma, Dad, and all our family gathered around for many years to celebrate their special Regional dishes from childhood,

For Catholics, Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead and our family was dedicated to these traditional values.

It is celebrated on Sunday and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent comes at the end of 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving known as Lent.

Here is a roundup of recipes we enjoyed through the years to celebrate this day with family and friends.

The kids just love all the fun foods that are colorful and yummy and the love we all shared preparing them.

Come stroll through a typical Italian Easter Sunday with me.

this is a collage of Italian Easter Traditionally foods made on Easter Sunday

Easter and Some Catholic Traditions

Traditional family activities vary by region.

In the United States, many children often hunt for Easter eggs, which are often brightly dyed hard-boiled eggs, though they can be plastic eggs filled with candy or small denominations of money.

Candy is a traditional gift for Easter as children often break their Lenten fasts with sugary sweets.

Adults tend to share bouquets of flowers, and all the women wore a corsage from my dad.

Back in the 1960s, we all got dressed to the nines as they say with Easter bonnets and brand-new suits and dresses.

this is a homemade bread made at Easter time that has anisette flavoring and a boiled egg. It's made with eggs and frosted. This is grandma's recipe over 100 years old.

Fabulous Memories

Our holidays were always great memories and fun times back then and now we carry on traditions.

After church, we all gather for a huge family meal.

Every year Mom, grandma, and aunt would make our favorites, usually soups, homemade pasta or some a huge assortment of delicious cookies and pastries.

Following Easter Sunday, the season of Easter begins and lasts for seven weeks, ending with Pentecost.

This is a bowl of wedding soup with little pastine in it and escarole, carrots in a chicken broth.

Wedding Soup with Tortellini

honey ham glazed recipe

Honey Ham

homemade pasta called cavatelli which is made from flour and ricotta with sauce and meatballs

Homemade Cavatelli

This is a leg of lamb marinated and baked usually made at Easter time after lent

Leg of Lamb

this is a recipe for homemade lasagna and this is photo of it

Mom's Lasagna

This is how to make Italian tomato sauce and dipping a piece of bread to taste if its seasoned correctly

Traditional Sunday Sauce

this is a collage of how to make stuffed Italian artichokes

Italian Stuffed Artichokes

this is asparagus wrapped in phyllo dough

Prosciutto Asparagus Spirals

Baked zucchini sticks are a delicious vegetables baked with panko bread crumbs and dipped in marinara sauce in my Easter Roundup

Baked Zucchini Fries

Grandma's anisette flavored Easter Bread with boiled eggs in the center

Grandma's Easter Bread

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these are ice cream cone baskets for Easter filled with cake, frosting and jelly beans

Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Baskets

these are deviled eggs on a colorful egg tray for Easter

Deviled Eggs

this is rice sauteed with almonds recipe

Rice Almondine

these are twice baked sweet potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

this is homemade sausage roll from scratch

Mom's Sausage Roll

this is Pizza Rustica made at Easter in Italian homes

Easter Pizza Rustica

these are naturally dyed eggs that are crackeled

Natural Egg Art

these are parmesan crusted potato wedges

Parmesan Crust Baked Potato Wedges

this is an Italian Ricotta Cassata which is a cheesecake made at Easter time in an Italian household

Mom's Italian Cassata Cheesecake

these are pudding filled cookie pastry often found in famous bakeries in Utica New York called Pusties

Italian Pusties

homemade pizza made with a recipe for homemade pizza dough

Homemade Pizza Dough

this is an appetizer with several Italian items called antipasto

Antipasto Tray

This is how to make Italian Lemon Ice

Italian Lemon Ice

Homemade Italian Pasta Recipes

Homemade gnocchi
Homemade egg noodles
Homemade manicotti
Homemade ravioli
Homemade cavatelli
Homemade orecchiette
Stuffed Shells
Mom's Lasagna

Best Easter Recipe Roundup Pin for Later

this is a pin for later collage of Italian Easter Recipes

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2021.