42 Eggless Recipes To Help You Save Money Over Easter

With egg prices skyrocketing to all-time highs, the challenge of creating an affordable Easter menu is real. Easter is such an egg-dependent holiday that imagining a satisfying spread for friends and family without using eggs in almost every recipe may seem impossible. All it takes to create delicious dishes that work around the need for eggs is a bit of imagination and a list of delicious options where eggs are left in the nest.

To help home chefs entertain their guests this Easter without breaking the bank, we've collected our favorite recipes in which eggs are nowhere to be found on the ingredient list. You'll find a diverse selection of savory main dishes, exciting sides, and tempting desserts that are sure to win over your eager Easter eaters. From sumptuous chicken and beef entrees to clever replacements for deviled eggs to three-ingredient cakes that taste as if they came straight from the bakery, your options for an eggless Easter are absolutely egg-ceptional.

1. Easy BBQ Chicken

With Easter weather becoming springlike and spectacular, thoughts of cookout style food like BBQ chicken are a welcome addition to the holiday menu. This simplified version of a down home comfort food favorite is a crowd pleaser that is also a cinch to prepare. You'll have no trouble assembling a delicious selection of cuts smothered in tangy BBQ sauce for a tender main dish that is sure to dazzle. The key is choosing juicy chicken breasts and using store bought BBQ sauce to make the work as quick and easy as possible without sacrificing flavor.

Recipe: Easy BBQ Chicken.

2. Instant Pot Beef Stew

If you have an Instant Pot among your kitchen tools, then you have the perfect implement to create a rich and hearty beef stew for your Easter table. This traditional dish is easy to whip up when you're in a rush and need something delicious to serve. Chock full of potatoes, carrots, and tender beef, Instant Pot beef stew lets you create an old-fashioned centerpiece for your dinner while leaving you plenty of time to work on the surrounding dishes. Count this recipe as a time saver as well as a money saver.

Recipe: Instant Pot Beef Stew.

3. 5-Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies

A dessert recipe that includes only five ingredients, none of which are eggs, is bound to become an Easter tradition. With almond flour and maple syrup on the list, this baked favorite is also a healthier version of the usual banana bread your guests are used to, in cookie form. The secret to omitting the eggs? The bananas themselves act as a binder while providing the quintessential banana flavor. Bake up a few dozen for dessert as an Easter treat your little bunnies can sink their teeth into.

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies.

4. The Best 3-Ingredient Apple Cobbler

The spicy goodness of apple cobbler may have a place on your fall holiday table, but don't overlook its potential as an eggless Easter dessert too. With just three simple ingredients, including packaged cinnamon rolls, you can assemble this simple yet satisfying treat with minimal fuss. Baking adds 90 minutes to the process, so be sure to allow plenty of time for your cobbler to come together. Top it with homemade whipped cream or ice cream made in advance to make the moment even more special.

Recipe: The Best 3-Ingredient Apple Cobbler.

5. Chocolate Orange Tart

Rich and indulgent yet simple to create, a chocolate orange tart brings sophistication to any Easter table without a single egg. This spectacular bake is a combination of confectionery goodness and traditional pastry magic in one magical dessert. Digestive biscuits crush up nicely to make a sturdy crust, though shortbread cookies or graham crackers work just as well. Use your choice of chocolate to make the filling as decadent as you like. With orange extract and an orange slice garnish providing a citrus punch, you have an elegant ending to your Easter feast.

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Tart.

6. Instant Pot Ribs

Tap into the true Southern tradition of a stick-to-your-belly Easter dinner by cooking up a batch of ribs in your Instant Pot. Baby back ribs provide the tender base for a gooey, tangy dressing featuring your choice of BBQ sauce and apple cider vinegar. This simple-to-create recipe lets you leave the grilling for another day if your Easter weather proves to be a challenge. No reason to sidestep a sweet backyard main dish like this when indoor cooking will let you rise to the occasion.

Recipe: Instant Pot Ribs.

7. Sweet Bourbon Chicken

Try a different take on a chicken and rice dish to add a little smoky flavor to your Easter spread with sweet bourbon chicken. The secret sauce that makes these tender poultry pieces so special takes a bit of culinary magic to create. But once you smell the incredible aroma wafting from your oven, this dish will join your usual lineup of Easter dishes for years to come. Serve it over white rice to provide a textural contrast that won't compete with the amazing flavor.

Recipe: Sweet Bourbon Chicken.

8. Traditional Mashed Potatoes

When it comes to choosing satisfying side dishes for your eggless Easter menu, traditional mashed potatoes should be at the top of the list. This light and fluffy favorite can do no wrong no matter what other dishes you're serving. A super simple combination of boiled potatoes made smooth with milk and flavored with butter, salt, and pepper, your unadorned mashed potatoes will provide a comfortable and familiar favorite for your guests to savor. You can add a few garlic cloves to the mix and even a bit of parmesan to make your traditional mashed potatoes a bit more gourmet.

Recipe: Traditional Mashed Potatoes.

9. 15-Minute Rice Pudding

Rich and creamy and made entirely without eggs, rice pudding is a comforting sweet treat to include on your Easter dessert table. This recipe takes only 15 minutes to complete, though the richness will convince your guests that it took much more trouble. Use cinnamon and vanilla extract to flavor jasmine rice cooked in milk until smooth. You can use slivered almonds and raisins as toppings to add a textural dimension or drizzle a bit of maple syrup to ramp up the sweetness if necessary.

Recipe: 15-Minute Rice Pudding.

10. Potato Salad

Old-fashioned potato salad is a great choice for a side dish that will bring familiar Easter vibes without needing eggs. This slightly more upscale take on the usual blend calls for white wine and Dijon mustard to create a more sophisticated flavor profile. You can complete a batch in under an hour and can double the recipe easily should you need to serve a bigger crowd. Though some might miss the usual sliced hard boiled eggs that appear in some potato salad recipes, the extra flavor from the other add-ins will win them over in the end.

Recipe: Potato Salad.

11. Roasted Cauliflower

If you're ready for bold flavor in a vegetable traditionally known for its unimpressive profile, then this zesty roasted cauliflower belongs on your eggless Easter menu. The magic comes from Johnny's Garlic Spread and Seasoning (a combination of garlic, parmesan, and parsley you can make from scratch if necessary). A drizzle of olive oil, a splash of butter, and real garlic turn a humble head of cauliflower into a side dish dazzler. Leave out the parmesan and use non-dairy butter and you have a fully plant-based recipe your vegan eaters will love.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower.

12. Crispy Smashed Potatoes

The fun of potato skins meets the familiarity of mashed potatoes when crispy smashed potatoes join the spread. These elevated bar bites are as tasty as they are easy to make. Simply boil a batch of potatoes, smash them on a sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with rosemary, garlic powder, and salt. Then, popped them in the oven, and bake until crisp. Half of the excitement of these fabulous fritters is the whimsical patty shapes they make on the plate, and the other half is the incredible texture and flavor one-two punch they bring to the table.

Recipe: Crispy Smashed Potatoes.

13. Homemade Mounds Bar

For an eggless homemade treat that can go in Easter baskets or on the dessert table, try your hand at creating your own Mounds bars. The fluffy filling is nothing more than condensed milk and shredded coconut mixed together, while delicious dark chocolate creates the dippable outer shell. There's no baking required, and because you are in charge of shaping these delightful bars, you can make them into oval-shaped candies to keep the egg theme in the holiday. Toss a few in some treat bags for your guests to enjoy on the ride home.

Recipe: Homemade Mounds Bar.

14. Sheet Pan Fried Chicken

With sheet pan fried chicken on your list of eggless Easter entrees, you have a traditional recipe that will be ready in just under an hour. A savory blend of herbs and spices provides familiar flavor to juicy pieces of oven-roasted chicken to create a homestyle favorite. Blast the tops with an olive oil spray to make sure they get as crispy as possible while in the oven. Cooking an entire sheet at a time lets you multiply the recipe all at once in case you have a full room to feed.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Fried Chicken.

15. Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad is like edible fireworks for your eggless Easter celebration. There are so many crispy and crunchy ingredients, the only thing missing are the sparkles. By combining raw broccoli with fresh apples, carrot shreds, and peanuts, you provide a healthy blast of a salad with nutrients to spare. Dried cranberries bring in an element of tanginess and chewiness to balance the recipe. a dressing of mayo, honey, and apple cider vinegar show off their creamy sweet-tartness to pull the flavors together beautifully. Good thing real fireworks are still a few months away.

Recipe: Broccoli Salad.

16. 3-Ingredient Cheese Biscuits

Craveable cheese biscuits may be the most coveted side dish on your entire Easter table. This three-ingredient take on the classic recipe couldn't be easier to create in batches to appease your hungry crowd. A mixture of self-rising flour, whole milk, and grated cheddar cheese is all it takes to assemble a dough that will taste far more complex. A single batch will make 10 biscuits, so remember to have enough ingredients on hand to make a few batches, since these beauties are bound to go quickly.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Cheese Biscuits.

17. Mexican Street Corn Salad

International street food specialties are always welcome at an Easter table, especially when they let you leave eggs off of your shopping list. This easy yet indulgent Mexican street corn salad captures the charm of authentic street corn from South of the Border in a spoonable version that brings Latin flair to your holiday fare. A mix of feta and cheddar cheeses adds richness to crisp frozen corn and chopped red onions flavored with ranch dressing powder and traditional Mexican seasonings. It's a light and breezy concoction that adds a splash of global flavor to your spread.

Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Salad.

18. Traditional Strawberry Shortcake

If the season is spring, then strawberry shortcake is the dessert that needs to be on your eggless Easter table. This sweet and simple favorite gives seasonal strawberries a chance to live their best life as they share the plate with a tender shortcake and a cloud of fresh whipped cream. Buttermilk in the shortbread recipe ensures a rich and complex flavor for these humble biscuits, which plays nicely against the sweet zing of the strawberries. Few desserts on your menu will announce the new season like this one.

Recipe: Traditional Strawberry Shortcake.

19. Apple Pie Ice Cream

Instead of making the usual apple pie for dessert, why not take those same flavors in new directions with an apple pie ice cream instead? All it takes is a combination of whole cream, butter, sugar, and apples to create a rich ice cream base for your delicious creation. Cinnamon, graham crackers, and vanilla will ensure that the flavor of genuine apple pie makes it into the mix. With a total prep time of around 40 minutes, you'll have a rave-worthy treat no matter what your Easter weather turns out to be.

Recipe: Apple Pie Ice Cream.

20. Easy Strawberry Dessert Pizza

Put your springtime strawberries to delicious use by adding them to a strawberry dessert pizza that uses a pre-made sugar cookie crust. This eggless bake uses only four ingredients to achieve pastry style magic for your crowd to enjoy. Once baked, you'll top your sugar cookie crust with cream cheese and slices of strawberries arranged in a pretty pattern. You can use your choice of a circular or rectangular pan to make your dessert pizza masterpiece match your artistic vision. No matter which you choose, this treat-zza is a winner.

Recipe: Easy Strawberry Dessert Pizza.

21. Homemade Prime Rib

Prime rib will make a premium offering to your Easter guests, and it doesn't require a single egg. The key to getting your roast nice and flavorful is a rub made of herbs and spices that creates a delicious crust. To take the flavor to the next level, a homemade horseradish mayonnaise sauce lends creamy tangy goodness that compliments the seasonings. A bonus blue cheese sauce will give your Easter dinners an array of spreads to try. Cooking time to get this beast ready for the feast is three hours, so plan accordingly.

Recipe: Homemade Prime Rib.

22. Copycat Shoney's Strawberry Pie

Shoney's is known for its fantastic all-American fare, including a tantalizing strawberry pie that diners can't get enough of. When you add your own homemade copycat version to your Easter dessert table line-up, your guests can experience the same sort of culinary excitement. Double up on the strawberry flavor by suspending fresh strawberry halves in strawberry Jell-O for a filling that brings the springtime sweetness. Topped with cool whip or homemade whipped cream, this lovely treat is everything an Easter celebration requires.

Recipe: Copycat Shoney's Strawberry Pie.

23. Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

There aren't any holidays on the calendar to which green bean casserole isn't a welcome addition. By adding this classic vegetable dish to your eggless Easter arrangement, you can share a savory favorite you can make in a slow cooker for even easier prep. The beloved blend of green beans and French fried onion shreds will make your guests feel right at home, no matter where dinner is served. With creamy mushroom soup enhanced with condensed milk, you have a rich and satisfying side that no one will pass up.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole.

24. Roasted Green Beans

For a lighter and more sophisticated take on holiday green beans, try roasting the beans instead. The simple pleasure of fresh green beans drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with a simple mix of salt and pepper is a tasty surprise on a table otherwise filled with rich dishes. Add sesame seeds before serving for a fun and nutty crunch that compliments the beans perfectly. With thoughtful recipes like this on the menu, no one will even notice that the egg count stands at zero for the entire spread.

Recipe: Roasted Greed Beans.

25. Instant Pot Baked Beans

No matter what your meat dishes include, they're sure to be even better with the inclusion of baked beans among your selection of sides. These sweet, smoky, and saucy beans bring an element of outdoor cooking to your springtime celebration. A blend of bacon, liquid smoke, and brown sugar does the heavy lifting for a dish that takes 10 minutes to assemble and just over an hour to cook. the simplicity of instant pot cooking means you can move on to other dishes while your beans bake beautifully.

Recipe: Instant Pot Baked Beans.

26. Cucumber Tomato Salad

A refreshing cucumber tomato salad is just what your Easter table needs to lighten up the food mood. The stars of the show are juicy tomatoes, soothing cucumber slices, and rings of crisp red onion. Use whichever tomatoes make you the happiest for this easy-to-assemble showstopper. A blend of herbs and seasoning will dress the vegetables with just enough flavor to create harmony in every bite. For a dish as simple as this, you can easily double the recipe to make sure there's enough for everyone to enjoy.

Recipe: Cucumber Tomato Salad.

27. 5-Ingrdient Meatball Pasta Bake

Adding an inventive Italian treat like meatballs and pasta to your eggless Easter options lets you expand your definition of what Easter dinner can be. Al dente ziti noodles and bagged meatballs cradled in rich red sauce baked with a cheesy crust on top is enough to make any crowd stop hunting eggs and come running for the supper table. The easy-to-assemble ingredients mean less hassle when shopping for your spread, as well as quicker prep time so you can move on to other recipes that require more attention.

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Meatball Bake.

28. Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie on your Easter table will warm the hearts and fill the bellies of your hungry diners. You can prepare this satisfying bake in under an hour without compromising the fabulous traditional flavor. A filling of sliced chicken, celery, and carrots flavored with the Italian seasoning rest in a tender premade puff pastry crust that you can make as decorative or as play as you choose. After all, this is one dish where the adage "It's what's inside that counts" really applies.

Recipe: Easy Chicken Pot Pie.

29. Simple Red Beans and Rice

Red beans and rice New Orleans-style will let you add a bit of post-Mardi Gras joy to your holiday happenings without cracking a single egg. This dish is a blend of smoky andouille sausage flavoring fresh kidney beans resting atop white rice. With the Holy Trinity of onions, peppers, and carrots in the pot, you'll be following the fine Cajun tradition that makes flavor a cherished ritual for your guests to partake in. A 90-minute cook time means you'll want to plan ahead for this special side.

Recipe: Simple Red Rice and Beans.

30. 5-Ingredient Risotto

If rice is part of your eggless Easter to do, why not take it to the next level by transforming it into a simple five ingredient risotto? Shallots, garlic, and vegetable broth will flavor the rice while pulling out the starch to make the dish rich and creamy. Adding a bit of dry wine will ramp up the flavor even more. You can finish this sumptuous side in little more than 30 minutes for a quick and effective gourmet stroke among your edible Easter masterworks.

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Risotto.

31. 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops

Could an eggless Easter entree be any simpler then these three ingredient pork chops made in a crock pot or slow cooker? A packet of dry ranch dressing mix makes flavor magic with this quartet of tender and juicy pork chops. With a jar of mushroom gravy to dress your crock pot chops, you have a creamy dish with a touch of zing. An eight hour cook time in the crock pot means you'll want to start your chops well ahead of your other recipes.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops.

32. Cabbage Salad

Include a crisp and colorful Asian-style dish among your more traditional Easter offerings by creating a simple cabbage salad as a standout side. you'll top sliced cabbage and shredded carrots with a creamy peanut and soy dressing that adds a worldly element to your domestic favorites. With 10 minutes of prep time and a speedy two minute assembly time, you can make this salad just before dinner to keep the greens as crisp as possible. this recipe makes an especially attractive addition to an outdoor table or picnic-style Easter brunch.

Recipe: Cabbage Salad.

33. One-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken Veggie Bake

Any recipe you can make in a single sheet pan is a surefire winner in your eggless Easter affair. A combination of root vegetables, tender chicken, and sweet honey mustard creates a main dish perfect for serving with rice or potatoes. Prepare your pan by chopping sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts to go with the chicken and a homemade honey Dijon mustard drizzle. Whole chicken breasts center on the pan, while the vegetables take the edges for a crisp and quick 30-minute bake time.

Recipe: One-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken Veggie Bake.

34. Mexican Chicken Stew

Bring a bit of heat to your eggless Easter dinner with this highly seasoned Mexican chicken stew. Traditional Mexican spices like cumin and chili powder add exciting warmth to combination of chicken, corn, and tomatoes. The result is a dish that's a close cousin to chicken enchiladas, great for serving side by side with your more familiar Easter creations. This super satisfying stew takes only 35 minutes to prepare from start to finish, making it one of the easier main dishes to have on your table.

Recipe: Mexican Chicken Stew.

35. The Best 3-Ingredient Sugar Cookies

There's no holiday treat table that isn't made better with the addition of sugar cookies, and Easter is no exception! Since the idea is to avoid buying eggs for your meal, baking treats like these simple three ingredient cookies will keep you within budget while providing tempting goodies for your post dinner enjoyment. All-purpose flour, butter, and powdered sugar create a magic spell by transforming into sugar cookies that bake up in a quick 15 minutes. Serve them plain or with spreads like Nutella and fruit jams.

Recipe: The Best 3-Ingredient Sugar Cookie.

36. 3-Ingredient Berry Cobbler

Keep a boxed cake mix handy in your pantry and a stick of butter in your fridge, and you'll have a third of the ingredients needed for an impressive three-ingredient berry cobbler for Easter dessert. A bag of frozen mixed berries is all you'll add to finish this unbelievable bake. Scoop it into bowls and serve it topped with ice cream or with topping and even a sprinkle of pecans or almonds. If this one were any easier to make for your eggless Easter, it would already be on the table.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Berry Cobbler.

37. Antipasto Salad

A light yet satisfying Antipasto salad is a perfect compromise between a heavier side salad that might include eggs. This version makes use of Corkscrew rotini pasta, cherry tomatoes, black olives, red onion, and pepperoncini for a blast of springtime color in every bowl. A homemade Italian seasoning dressing with the clever addition of Dijon mustard takes the ingredients to bright new heights. Add pepperoni and chicken and turn this simple side into a meatier main dish.

Recipe: Antipasto Salad.

38. No-Bake Banana Pudding

Anytime you can avoid turning on the oven for your eggless Easter dinner, there's a reason to celebrate! This no-bake banana pudding gives you the perfect excuse to leave the oven off without skimping on sweet flavor for homestyle dessert enchantment. The secret to creating the creamy and decadent filling is blending banana pudding with cream cheese rather than cooking pudding on the stove. By assembling layers of cream, banana slices, and vanilla wafers in ramekins or jars, you can create personalized puddings for everyone.

Recipe: No-Bake Banana Pudding.

39. Hasselback Potatoes

Hassleback potatoes may be the most visually stunning dish you bring to your eggless Easter table. These fancy, frilly roasted potatoes give regular baked potatoes a twist that will have your guests wondering how you did it. The magic lies in carefully slicing skin-on potatoes thinly without cutting through the bottom. The result is a delicate fan-like scallop that retains its original potato shape. A simple brush on of olive oil and butter and a sprinkling of sage complete the illusion of highly complicated potatoes that are really a simple stroke of genius.

Recipe: Hasselback Potatoes.

40. Easy Cannoli Recipe

Go Italian with your Easter desserts by whipping up a batch or two of traditional cannoli just like Nonna used to make. Preformed cannoli shells will make the work even easier, while a combination of ricotta, powdered sugar, and vanilla will create the authentic cream filling cannoli lovers a door. Miniature chocolate chips sprinkled on both ends will make it look like you shopped at the bakery in Little Italy rather than making such cute confections yourself. Serve these beauties with espresso to add European flair to your dessert course.

Recipe: Easy Cannoli Recipe.

41. Chicken Picatta

Turning out an elegant yet eggless main course for your Easter celebration is no problem when you put chicken piccata on the menu. All it takes to create this upscale recipe is package of chicken breasts, white wine and chicken stock for flavoring sauce, and capers for topping each piece. The rest of the ingredients are handy items you may already have around the kitchen. With a total prep and cook time of under an hour, you'll be in and out of the kitchen in two shakes of the Easter Bunny's tail.

Recipe: Chicken Picatta.

42. Bananas Foster

If you are still ready to laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll) even after Mardi Gras has long since ended, then a round of bananas Foster is a must for your eggless Easter dessert spread. There's nothing but love to be had for banana slices sauteed in homemade caramel sauce and flambeed in rum. Banana liqueur and vanilla extract combined with cinnamon add layers of flavor that transform simple fruit into a decadent dessert experience. A little fresh whipped cream on the side could only make things better.

Recipe: Bananas Foster.