Easter Lunch Recipes & Ideas

The Easter long weekend is the perfect time to get together with friends and family around a table of delicious food, so start planning your Easter lunch menu with these recipes. Want to go all out with a traditional feast? We have all the inspiration you need. Begin with a starter to share, such as our Mixed mushroom and onion galette, then choose your mains from great-tasting recipes, including roasted, slow-cooked and barbecued Aussie meats such as classic lamb or pork. Add some responsibly sourced seafood to your menu, with favourites such as salmon, prawns and barramundi, or maybe a traditional fish pie. Don’t forget the sides – add some colourful salads and comfort food dishes such as mac and cheese and potato bake to your menu. 

Make Aussie-grown veggies the hero of your menu with flavour-packed vegetarian starters, mains and side dishes. And if you’re short on time or want to relax and spend more time celebrating with friends and family, we have clever shortcuts and time-saving recipes to help make your Easter lunch as easy as possible.

To complete your Easter lunch menu, get ready to wow your guests with our Easter desserts, including favourites such as cheesecake, chocolate desserts and hot cross bun pudding.

Traditional Easter lunch

Take your pick from these recipes that are just right for any Easter lunch menu. Roasts are a favourite for the classic Sunday lunch, so go traditional or take it easy and slow-roast for maximum flavour. For fall-apart tender meats, long slow simmering using the stovetop, oven or slow cooker is a great way to go. Or why not fire up the barbecue to add big flavour to meat, seafood and veggies.

Easy Easter lunch ideas

You don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a relaxed Easter Sunday lunch at home with your family and friends. All you have to do is take a few simple shortcuts using convenience buys from Coles. It's also smart to get ahead where you can, so look for recipes that can be made the day before or stashed in your freezer well ahead. Get started with these easy ideas for your Easter lunch menu.

Vegetarian Easter lunch dishes

 See how easy it is to put veggies centrestage in your Easter lunch menu with these vegetarian recipes. If you're looking for a vegetarian alternative to a traditional roast, try a whole roast cauliflower or stuffed pumpkin centrepiece. Adding a few tasty meat-free dishes to your menu means more choice for vegetarian guests and family members, so everyone can enjoy a delicious Easter lunch.

Sides for Easter lunch

Easter Sunday lunch is a great time to go all out on the sides. Salads are a perfect pick because they're usually quick and easy to throw together – if you're really rushed a salad kit from Coles is a handy shortcut. If you have a little more time, a creamy, cheesy bake is always a crowd pleaser. 

Now get cooking

With our range of traditional and easy lunch recipes, vegetarian dishes and sides to impress, you can create the perfect Easter lunch menu for your family and friends. Need more inspiration? Check out our guides to Easter breakfast, brunch, dinners and desserts. Plus, find more great vegetarian recipes and inspiration for chicken, pork and salmon.