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March 20, 2024

Easy Recipe Ideas for Easter

Whether you’re hosting the family for brunch, prepping the big Easter ham or using up your holiday leftovers, Jones Dairy Farm is here to help make your holiday celebration extra special with easy recipe ideas for Easter.

According to Jones Chairman and CEO Philip Jones, who is also a professionally trained chef, designing a delicious Easter meal that will appeal to all of your guests can be accomplished easily and with minimal prep time.

“A holiday such as Easter should be a special celebration and include dishes you might not typically serve,” said Philip. He recommends these simple tips to impress your holiday guests or save time in the kitchen.

  • Mix in springtime produce like asparagus, snow peas or new potatoes for ultimate freshness and flavor.
  • Incorporate fresh herbs instead of dried ones to up your culinary game.
  • Include ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes, avocado or yellow cheeses for more festive, colorful, and flavorful cuisine.
  • Use fully cooked and prepared foods to save time without sacrificing taste. Jones Golden Brown links and patties are fully cooked and can go from package to plate in minutes.
  • Substitute items like low fat cheeses, alternative milks or gluten-free flours for family or friends on restrictive diets.

The Jones recipe section offers a number of easy recipe ideas for Easter with minimal prep time. This includes brunch classics, ham glazes, scrumptious sides and ideas to incorporate your leftover Easter ham.

Check out Philip’s ten tasty recipes that are not only ideal for Easter but can be prepped in 15 minutes or less:

1. Canadian Bacon and Cheese Savory Tarts (Prep time: 10 min) – These savory breakfast tarts look like they took hours, but your secret is safe with us. Make ahead and reheat in a toaster oven.

2. Eggs Benedict Breakfast Cups (Prep time: 10 min) – Ditch the English muffins in this twist on classic Eggs Benedict. Homemade Hollandaise sauce makes any recipe more special.

3. Sheet Pan Sausage and Asparagus Frittata (Prep time: 15 min) – With fresh asparagus in season, it’s the perfect time to try these Paleo-friendly frittatas. Packed with Jones Dairy Farm breakfast sausage, asparagus, onions, peppers, and plenty of cheese.

4. Savory Crescent Brunch Ring (Prep time: 15 min) – In this deceptively easy recipe, crescent rolls encase eggs, breakfast sausage, bacon and cheese. Perfect for brunch or dinner.

5. Sausage Cheese in a Blanket (Prep time: 10 min) – These are not your average pigs in a blanket. A delectable combination of savory sausage and rich cheese wrapped in a flaky puff pastry that can be served with a tangy maple mustard dipping sauce. The kids will love them!

6. Rosemary Citrus Glazed Ham (Prep time: 10 min) – Citrus is always a popular ingredient for glazes because the bright, fruity flavors complement the rich, smokiness of high-quality hams. Aromatic rosemary is a great, earthy complement to zesty grapefruit and orange in this show stopping glaze. 

7. Cherry and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham (Prep time: 10 min) – A perfect combination of sweet and savory, this ham glaze uses a mixture of cherries, brown sugar, mustard, and cinnamon.

8. Pasta Carbonara with Ham and Sweet Peas (Prep time: 15 min) – This classic pasta dish is made even more amazing with Jones Hickory Smoked Ham. It’s sure to become one of your favorite weeknight dishes after Easter too.

9. Canadian Bacon Broccoli Casserole (Prep time: 10 min) – Simply mix all the ingredients together for brunch or a simple dinner side dish. Easily swap in ham for our Canadian bacon. 

10. Grilled Ham Sandwich with Mozzarella and Arugula (Prep time: 10 min) – Here is another delicious way to use leftover ham. Add some fresh herbs with Jones Ham and you’ve got a sophisticated take on a grilled cheese sandwich.

Fortunately for us Philip is also an expert ham carver. Watch Philip as he guides you through the simple steps to carve your holiday ham.

Jones makes a variety of naturally smoked hams including:

Find our hams near you through our Product Finder.

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