5 scrummy Easter recipes to make this weekend feel like business as usual

Have these Easter recipes in your arsenal as we head into the Bank Holiday weekend – Sunday roast inspiration, sweet treats and more

easter recipes: hot cross buns
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These Easter recipes are here to provide inspiration if you're not quite sure what to cook this Bank Holiday weekend. When we think of Easter, it's usually roast lamb, salmon and hot cross buns that spring to mind. And don't worry, we'll be bringing you plenty of those. But there's also inspiration for those who might want to try something a little different this Easter. 

After all, we won't be able to enjoy the big family Easters that most of us are used to. And it's possible that you haven't been able to source all of the ingredients you might be used to having to hand. So, we're making a conscious effort to bring you a tasty mix of some of our favourite Easter recipes, with options for all.

Discover five of our favourites below. Then head over to our food hub for even more recipe ideas and inspiration.

Easter recipes

These Easter recipes are easy to create (although the cake's a little trickier, but SO easy to cheat), and will make Easter feel as special as usual.

1. Get the roast lamb right on Easter Sunday

roast lamb from aldi

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Roast lamb is a pretty popular option during spring, and especially on Easter Sunday. Served with lashings of mint sauce, or a rich lamb gravy, this soft and succulent meat requires some special attention.

Discover how to cook a leg of lamb so that you get it right on the big day. Or, why not try roast lamb wrapped in pancetta (above) for something different.

2. Or prepare a tasty vegan alternative

Healthy vegan roast dinner

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The truth is that many of us are ditching meat and dairy products in a bid to protect the planet. If this is your first Easter as a veggie, or vegan, you may be looking for a suitable alternative to the traditional Sunday roast.

Our vegan roast recipe is just what you need, with ideas for ditching animal products without missing out on the opportunity to enjoy a traditional meal with friends or family.

3. Give salmon a go on Good Friday

Lidl deluxe whole salmon side

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Traditionally, Christians were discouraged from eating warm blooded animals on Good Friday, in recognition of Jesus sacrificing his flesh to save the world from sin. And whether you're religious, or not, the tradition of enjoying fish on Good Friday has continued for many. 

Salmon is, without doubt, one of the most popular options for Good Friday. So, why not take the opportunity to learn how to cook salmon for super tasty results. Our guide talks you through how to pan fry, bake and grill this tasty fish, so there are plenty of options to consider ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

4. Try your hand at hot cross buns

hot cross buns

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Truly symbolic of Easter, who doesn't love hot cross buns? Especially when they're lightly toasted and loaded up with butter. 

And with Easter just around the corner – and more time on our hands than we care to mention – there's never been a better time to try your hand at baking hot cross buns for all the family. The perfect breakfast treat for Easter Sunday, or for a tasty pick me up with your afternoon coffee, our hot cross buns recipe is easier to follow than you might imagine. Give it a go.

5. Go all out with a stunning Easter cake

Aldi Easter Cake

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If you're looking for an Easter show stopper, look no further than this beauty of an Easter cake. After all, with the Spring-time holiday just days away and a Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy, what better time to pull together a sweet treat that you can enjoy in the garden with a cup of tea. It's the simple things, right?

We're a little bit obsessed with this amazing Easter cake, which not only offers a super light and fluffy base, but is also loaded up with your favourite Easter treats. No good at baking or can't find flour? If you can get your hands on a cake and a few Easter chocolate treats, this is an easy-to-assemble cheat, too.

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