30 Vegan Easter Recipes for a Celebratory Sunday

No holiday ham, no problem.

bright radish salad on a white plate
Mike Garten

Thanks to these vegan Easter recipes, plant-based eaters won't feel left out at this year's feast. When everyone else is filling up on lamb and ham recipes, vegans can nosh on meaty roasted mushrooms, colorful radish salads, and crispy smashed potatoes loaded with fresh herbs, hot sauce, plant-based Parmesan, you name it. Here's your game plan: to start, head for the apps table and scoop up creamy hummus, nutty romesco, or any other vegan dips and bites. Next, look for Easter side dishes that are veggie-forward and oh-so-delicious. Try caramelized roasted vegetables, glazed green beans, green panzanella salads and more. Don't forget to include some comfort foods like mayo-free potato salad, creamy risotto (just ditch the butter and Parm and use vegetable stock instead of chicken) and thick pieces of vegan-buttered bread.

If you can't find naturally vegan recipes for Easter that you love, feel free to make modifications to meet your dietary needs. Swap out the butter and milk in mashed potatoes for plant-based alternatives or use a flax egg instead of the regular kind in any of your favorite Easter desserts. Plus, there are plenty of dairy-free dark chocolates that you can have on hand to use in recipes or eat on their own. We promise, vegans (and non-vegans!) will delight in these delicious appetizers, side dishes, and mains. Oh, and don't forget plant-based treats to end the night on a sweet note.

white chocolate meltaways with crushed freeze dried strawberries on a white plate
Mike Garten
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White Chocolate Meltaways
a close up of roasted kale and mushrooms
Mike Garten
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Roasted Kale and Mushrooms

With meaty mushrooms and lots of crispy kale, this side might just turn into your main.

Get the Roasted Kale and Mushrooms recipe.

slices of bright radish salad on a white plate
Mike Garten
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Bright Radish Salad

Swap the honey for agave in the fresh Meyer lemon marinade. Try it with bread and vegan butter!

Get the Bright Radish Salad recipe.

a close up of rosemary roasted carrot salad on a white plate
Mike Garten
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Rosemary Roasted Carrot Salad

Roast a lemon half along with the carrots to make a bright, roasted-lemon dressing to toss into the salad.

Get the Rosemary Roasted Carrot Salad recipe.

RELATED: 12 Vegan Salad Dressings That Are Tastier Than Oil and Vinegar

roasted red pepper hummus in a blue bowl
Mike Garten
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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Homemade roasted red peppers and a pinch of smoked paprika turn a classic hummus into a holiday-worthy dip recipe.

Get the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe.

a bowl of spring minestrone soup with asparagus, carrot,  and potato
Danielle Occhiogrosso
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Spring Minestrone Soup

This colorful spring soup — full of healthy veggies like carrots, leeks, and asparagus can be prepped in a mere 20 minutes.

Get the Spring Minestrone Soup recipe.

a plate of garden greens and pumpernickel panzanella salad
Mike Garten
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Garden Greens and Pumpernickel Panzanella Salad

With bright springtime colors and toasted pumpernickel bread, how can you not serve this on Easter?

Get the Garden Greens and Pumpernickel Panzanella Salad recipe.

a white bowl of smoky black bean soup
Mike Garten
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Smoky Vegan Black Bean Soup

This hearty but healthy soup is loaded with tons of carrots, corn, celery, onions, and black beans.

Get the Smoky Vegan Black Bean Soup recipe.

a close up of bbq chickpea  cauliflower flatbreads with avocado mash
Mike Garten
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BBQ Chickpea & Cauliflower Flatbreads with Avocado Mash

These crunchy, crispy flatbreads are a fun alternative when you're bored of avocado toast.

Get the BBQ Chickpea & Cauliflower Flatbreads with Avocado Mash.

a close up of balsamic roasted cauliflower
Parker Feierbach
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Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower

In case you needed proof that balsamic vinegar makes everything better.

Get the Balsamic Glazed Roasted Cauliflower recipe from Delish.

a bowl of vegan potato salad
Courtesy of This Savory Vegan
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Vegan Potato Salad

A classic springtime side dish goes vegan, thanks to plant-based mayo. Bonus: It's also way, way lighter on calories than the traditional-mayo version.

Get the Vegan Potato Salad recipe from This Savory Vegan.

a close up of baked sweet potato tater tots
Minimalist Baker
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Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots

These heavenly little bites are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, perfectly sweet and have a secret ingredient you wouldn't expect: cinnamon.

Get the Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots recipe from Minimalist Baker.

a closeup of green vegan garlic bread
Simple Vegan Blog
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Vegan Garlic Bread

This low-fat, vegan version of garlic bread is so easy to make and so incredibly delicious — you might wanna make two batches.

Get the Vegan Garlic Bread recipe from Simple Vegan Blog.

a red bowl of guacamole and chips
Loving It Vegan
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Guacamole

Set out a (big) bowl of this creamy, tangy, fresh dip as an appetizer while you work on the main dishes. We promise no one will mind if dinner's a little late.

Get the Guacamole recipe from Loving It Vegan.

a bowl of peanut butter acai bowl with granola, berries, and flowers
Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest
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Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

There is no more gorgeous breakfast to kick off your Easter morning. We promise.

Get the Peanut Butter Acai Bowl recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

The best part about these cinnamon rolls — besides how delicious and fluffy they are — is that they only take an hour to make. No waiting overnight for the dough to rise.

Get the Vegan Cinnamon Rolls recipe from Sprinkled With Jules.

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Courtesy of This Savory Vegan
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Smashed Bean Avocado Toast

If you're an avocado toast loyalist, then take it to the next level with this gorgeous (and nutrient-filled) option on Easter morning.

Get the Smashed Bean Avocado Toast recipe from This Savory Vegan.

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Courtesy of How Sweet it Is
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Everything Hummus

Some of the world's most perfect foods are naturally vegan, like bagels and hummus. Let's combine them, shall we?

Get the Everything Hummus recipe from How Sweet It Is.

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Courtesy of Yay for Food
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Crispy Garlic Smashed Baby Potatoes

Smashed veggies are all the rage, and we can't imagine a better way to try out the trend than these potatoes. They're crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and altogether delicious.

Get the Crispy Garlic Smashed Baby Potatoes recipe from Yay for Food.

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Courtesy of My California Roots
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Roasted Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls

These beautiful garlic knots will make the perfect addition to any Easter spread. Just use vegan butter (this blogger used Earth Balance).

Get the Roasted Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls recipe from My California Roots.

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Courtesy of This Savory Vegan
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Traditional French Bread Vegan Stuffing

A few simple ingredient swaps, and you've got yourself a vegan stuffing. The key to making it perfect is to let the bread dry out for at least a day before making this dish.

Get the Traditional French Bread Vegan Stuffing recipe from This Savory Vegan.

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Courtesy of Neurotic Mommy
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Carrots in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket are so last year. This year, get the Easter celebration started with these colorful veggies in a blanket.

Get the Carrots in a Blanket recipe from Neurotic Mommy.

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Courtesy of My California Roots
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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

You know that no Easter meal is complete without fluffy mashed potatoes. And the secret to these incredibly creamy potatoes is something you might not expect: cashew cream.

Get the Vegan Mashed Potatoes recipe from My California Roots.

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Balsamic Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

This flavorful, hearty comfort food will certainly be adored by vegans and non-vegans alike.

Get the Balsamic Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus recipe from Wallflower Kitchen.

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One Pot Garlic Pasta

Easter dinner shouldn't need to be be complicated. With simple ingredients like garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil, you've got yourself an easy yet impressive meal.

Get the One Pot Garlic Pasta recipe from Yup It's Vegan.

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Courtesy of Vegan Heaven
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Vegan Gnocchi with Spinach and Tomatoes

We can't get enough of this creamy cashew sauce on these delightful little dumplings.

Get the Vegan Gnocchi with Spinach and Tomatoes recipe from Vegan Harvest.

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Courtesy of Closet Cooking
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Balsamic Garlic Grilled Mushroom Skewers

These hearty mushrooms are marinated in a flavorful garlic and balsamic mix before heading to the grill, where they become smokey, caramelized, and totally delicious.

Get the Balsamic Garlic Grilled Mushroom Skewers recipe from Closet Cooking.

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Lime Vanilla Vegan Cheesecake

The best part of this dreamy vanilla cheesecake is the crumbly crust, made with dates, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds — and set with a little coconut oil.

Get the Lime Vanilla Vegan Cheesecake recipe from Quite Good Food.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

These dainty lemon poppyseed cookies are perfect for Easter! They're buttery, crispy, and all-around amazing.

Get the Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies recipe from The Pretty Bee.

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Roasted Almond and Caramel Cheesecake

This impossibly elegant cheesecake, with warm cinnamon, sweet caramel, and toasted almonds is the best way to end your Easter celebration.

Get the Roasted Almond and Caramel Cheesecake recipe from Cocoon Cake.

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