Apr 13, 2017 • By

Recipes to get your Easter hopping

What’s sparking the most interest as people look for crowd-pleasing dishes for Easter gatherings?

As top recipe resources, the Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and Tablespoon websites are hopping.


The most pinned Easter recipes on the Pillsbury Pinterest site include:

Stuffed Crescent Roll Carrots
Lemon-Cream Cheese Crescent Ring
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Brunch Ring
Almond Glazed Raspberry Pull-Apart
Cinnamon Roll Bunnies
Bunny Butt Cookies


“Whether hosting or bringing food to a holiday gathering like Easter, everyone wants to wow the crowd,” says Audra Carson, who leads the food publishing platforms at General Mills. “Wows can come in the form of taking a twist on a classic dish like an egg bake in a ring form, or taking holiday shapes like bunnies and carrots – and making them out of familiar things like cookies, bread or even sweet rolls. Year over year these twists are consistently our top searched and served content.”

Betty Crocker’s most popular Easter recipes on Pinterest include:

Peeps Easter Garden Cake
Easter Celebration Cake
Speckled Egg Malted Milk Cake
Easy Bacon-Cheddar Crustless Quiche
Luscious Lemon Squares
Rosemary-Garlic Hasselback Potatoes


Each recipe was created in partnership with The Kitchens of General Mills.

I can vouch wholeheartedly for the bacon, egg and cheese brunch ring. I’ve made it several times for my family – including my culinary inclined in-laws. It has always been a huge hit.


Fun facts about food for Easter

-80 percent of Americans celebrate Easter. [1]
-67 percent of Americans serve ham at their Easter dinners. [2]
-Americans consume 51 pounds of ham and other pork products every year, on average. [3]
-Americans purchase 108 percent more ham around Easter. [4]


Once the gathering is over, we all know it’s time for leftovers. This can be a windfall of deliciousness or a frustrating eyesore in your refrigerator.


Here are some recipes that make creative use of those leftovers. You won’t even realize you’ve eaten ham at each meal for three days straight:

Impossibly Easy Ham and Swiss Pie
Hot Ham and Cheese Dip
Ham Florentine Mini-Cups
Potato and Ham Mini Frittatas
Ham and Broccoli Cheese Pot Pie


“Nobody wants to run out of food at a holiday, which means that everyone has leftovers,” says Audra. “We know that a lot of families are already eating the same food served at a holiday lunch again for dinner that same evening. But after the big day, they are looking for something different. We see our site visitors searching for ham leftover ideas up to a whole week after Easter – so we want to be there with a variety of solutions to help them solve this annual dinner dilemma.”

What’s your favorite Easter recipe? Tell us in the comments below.

Editor’s note: For media, download the full Guide to Easter Leftovers infographic, here.

[1] Are you celebrating Easter this year? (2017) Retrieved from https://www.statista.com/statistics/221114/share-of-americans-celebrating-easter-this-year/

[2] Cameron, C. 6 Myths and Legends About Easter Traditions. Retrieved from http://www.rd.com/culture/symbols-of-easter/

[3] Davis, C. and Lin, B. H. (2005) Factors Affecting U.S. Pork Consumption. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved from https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/38384/PDF

[4] National Pork Board (2007) Ham Trends. Retrieved from https://www.porkretail.org/filelibrary/Retail/HamTrends.pdf

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