Italian Easter Recipes

Easter is a very important holiday in Italy, and like most Italian holidays it revolves around both the church and holiday food specialties. Easter in Italy is a Christian based holiday, which begins on Palm Sunday, and culminates the following week on Easter Sunday. Easter Monday also known as Pasquetta, or Little Easter, is also celebrated with family which brings the Easter season to an end. On Easter Monday, often Easter leftovers are enjoyed in a more informal setting, or everyone heads outside to enjoy the spring warmth and picnics with family and friends. Here are a few Italian recipes that would be perfect for your Easter celebrations. Some recipes are traditional Easter recipes, while others showcase seasonal ingredients for spring. Either click on the image in the slideshow, or on the links below to see the complete recipes.

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First Course

Sausage & Artichoke Lasagna

Asparagus Frittata

Pasta With Asparagus Cream Sauce

Creamy Risotto With Wild Asparagus

Shepherd’s Pasta With Ricotta & Sausage

Torta di Erbe – Country Egg & Greens Tart

Risotto With Spring Peas, Ham & Fontina

Spring Farro Salad With Fennel

Lasagna Primavera

Mini Frittata with Spinach, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Goat Cheese


Breads & Tarts

Casatiello – Neapolitan Easter Bread

Pizza Chena

Prosciutto Cheese Bread

Spinach & Ricotta Tart

Torta Pasqualina

Cinnamon Orange Buns


Main Course

Pancetta Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Lamb Chops With Mint Pesto

Roast Chicken With Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary

Pork Tenderloin In Garlic Sauce

Roast Spring Lamb

Slow Roasted Salmon With Caramelized Tomatoes



Asparagus With Quick Hollandaise

Mixed Green & Wax Beans With Onions & Peppers

Sweet And Sour Beets & Onions

Golden Braised Artichokes With Garlic & Mint

Spring Peas With Mint

Roasted Baby Carrots With Orange & Honey

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes With Artichokes

Raw Cauliflower Salad With Radicchio, Pistachios, & Golden Raisins

Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad



Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Lemon Ricotta Cake

Italian Lemon Almond Tart

Limoncello Tiramisu

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 

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