Appetizers

31 Easy & Kids Friendly Easter Appetizers

Have fun this Easter with these kid-friendly recipes.

Claire Onidi By
Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated May 16, 2022

Hop into the Easter season with these fun and easy Easter appetizers.

The holidays are just around the corner. And if you want the best party menu, you can’t forget to add the appetizers.

They’re the first taste before the Easter dinner, so it’s important to make that bite count.

These recipes have affordable seasonal spring ingredients that taste divine and are easy to put together. Plus, they’re kids friendly and fun to make.

Easy & Kids Friendly Easter Appetizers

So if you want your Easter party to be a big success, try one of these irresistible Easter appetizers.

From creatively shaped dips to elegant pastry puffs with delightful fillings, these starters will add flavor and color to your Easter dinner.

01. Pastry Roll Ups

Get the Easter ball rolling with these fun and easy pastry roll-ups.

With sweet, savory, and salty flavors from the cheese, veggie, and prosciutto combo, these savory roll-ups are unbelievably tasty.

And they’re also quick to perfect. It takes only a few minutes to slice the vegetables and prosciutto into strips and add the dough. Then, they’re ready to roll up and bake in a muffin tray.

You can serve them on their own. Or pair with a dipping sauce or glaze to add an extra tang of flavor.

02. Easter Bunny Spinach Dip

Easter is all about having fun with the kids. And this dip is sure to be fun to make with the whole family because it’s in the shape of a bunny.

The spinach filling is hot, gooey, and cheesy. And the bunny-shaped crescent rolls are perfect for scooping up the dip.

03. Carrot Bites

Cute and fresh, these salmon pea pods are a great way to add color to your easter food display.

In two simple steps, you can enjoy an appetizer that tastes divine and looks even better.

The succulent flavors of the cream cheese and salmon are complimented with garlic salt and pepper. Simply mix the ingredients and add them to the split peas, and it’s ready.
You can steam the pods first to enjoy this starter warm. Or prepare them fresh for a cool and crisp treat.

04. Smoked Salmon Pea Pods

Nothing says Easter like carrots. And these carrot-shaped snacks are the perfect kid-friendly treat to add to the table that won’t fill them up before the main meal.

A spin on classic crackers and cheese, this recipe creates a sweet topping that pairs perfectly with salty crackers. Use a piping bag to form the shape of a carrot, and add fresh dill to top it off.

They’re light, fresh, and adorable to look at because they’re shaped like Easter carrots.

05. Egg Skewers

These egg skewers may sound simple, but their flavors say something else.

In one skewer, you’ll get the taste of ham, mustard, eggs, gouda cheese, and a refreshing hit of crisp lettuce.

The combination of flavors and textures is delightful and also satisfying all in one.

This recipe is also super easy to adjust. Add your favorite seasonings or swap out the ham for salami or turkey for a combo that suits your taste.

06. Pinwheels Platter

Spring into Easter with all the colors of the rainbow on this pinwheel platter. It’s a party go-to appetizer you can whip up in under 20 minutes.

Made with fresh veggies, sweet fruits, and creamy cheese, this appetizer tastes amazing and looks gorgeous.

You can choose any of your favorite fruit and veg with this recipe. And serve on an easter platter to add a festive flair to the table.

07. Easter Cheeseball

Don’t let the name fool you; this recipe in no way resembles a ball. It is easter, after all.

This Easter cheeseball combines cheese, cheddar, and bacon in the shape of a carrot. And the fresh parsley makes a perfect carrot top.

It’s just as flavorsome as any cheesy dip, but with a creative Easter twist!

You can add tomatoes and olives for extra flavor. Or, add a row of crackers or breadsticks for your guests to start dipping.

08. Buffalo Chicken Dip

It’s easy to spice up any recipe with a little kick for easter. And this Buffalo chicken dip does exactly that.

Use tinfoil to create crescent rolls in the shape of carrots, then top it off with a pop of orange from the buffalo dip.

With the exquisite tender and juicy flavors, this is an Easter treat that everyone will remember.

09. Italian Easter Bread

This Easter appetizers recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, trust me.

This holiday bread has a colorful egg in the middle that’s delicious and also fun to decorate with sprinkles. It’s sweet, savory, and full of color.

You can make mini-batches for the little ones or go big and make a colorful centerpiece for the main table.

10. Tomato Bruschetta

Keep it simple with this grilled bread topped with tomatoes, parmesan, parsley, and basil.

It makes a delightful filler for the table that looks (and tastes) elegant with the vivid colors of the tomatoes and fresh herbs.

The topping for this recipe can be made ahead of time and put in the fridge. You can also use the leftovers on toast, tea sandwiches, or homemade pizza.

11. Asparagus Puff Pastry

Want to wow your Easter guests with elegant easter appetizers? These wrapped asparagus puff bundles look super fancy, but really they’re quick and take less than 15 minutes to prepare.

With just a few ingredients inside flaky puff pastry, you can make a divine treat every guest will adore. They’re similar to cheese puffs, but the asparagus and prosciutto make them even tastier.

Plus, they can be reheated on the day if you prefer to make them before the party. All you have to do is reheat the wrapped asparagus in the oven for just 10 minutes or until warm.

12. Easter Savory Pie

Everybody loves pie, especially when it tastes like easter.

Packed full of flavor with sweet cheese, eggs, and ham, you get a little taste of everything in this recipe.

And it makes 16 serves. So it’s perfect for a big dinner party!

13. Stuffed Fried Eggs

Let’s be honest, Easter is really all about the Easter eggs, right? Well, this recipe takes it a step further with a savory twist.

These stuffed fried eggs are an exquisite appetizer that your guests will be begging for more of. It’s also the perfect finger food for easter appetizers because it’s mess-free.

These savory easter eggs couldn’t be tastier with a coating of crispy breadcrumbs and a flavorful ricotta tart filling.

14. Asparagus and Parmesan Salad with Raisins

Want a decadent appetizer that’s simple to make? Then, this is the recipe for you.

It has shavings of asparagus with an infusion of lemon juice and olive oil. Each mouthful tastes just like spring.

Serve this refreshing appetizer with a drizzle of olive oil, parmesan and raisins. Or you can also choose a topping of your choice.

15. Easter Egg Cheese Ball

This easter egg cheese ball is a charming easter appetizer that’s simple to throw together. Oh, and it’s also super delicious.

The soft cream cheese center pairs perfectly with the tang of hot sauce and garlic powder. And the zig-zag of cranberries, parsley, and walnuts doesn’t just add to the mouth-watering taste.

It also adds to the adorable appetizer look.

Enjoy this dip with oat crackers or breadsticks for an irresistible crunch with every bite.

16. Charcuterie Board

Name a cuter, simpler, or more delightful party starter than a good old classic charcuterie board.

It has bites of cheese, meats, fruit, and veggies in a bright and colorful display. And because it’s Easter, you can top it off with your favorite Easter treats like chocolates eggs.

With a bit of everything, there’s something for every family member in this recipe.

17. Cheese Asparagus Crostini

This fresh herbs and asparagus crostini is a must-have at your next Easter dinner. It’s nutritious, refreshing, and also takes only 25 minutes to prepare.

Layers of asparagus with lemon herbs and olive oil on a crunchy bed of baguettes provides a combination to satisfy all tastebuds.

And with simple ingredients and easy appetizer prep, you’ll love this recipe just as much as your guests.

The recipe makes a dozen. But, I won’t be surprised if you want to make more.

18. Easter Butter

Wondering what easter butter is? It’s a mouth-watering delicacy that guarantees a beautiful touch to your food styling for your Easter spread.

A small display of flavored butter is a fun and also easy way to give your easter meals a gourmet touch. Use a mold for chocolate bunnies or eggs to make your butter stand out on the table this Easter.

This recipe uses olives, tomatoes, and paprika for a delicate, buttery flavoring. But you can also add your own flavor combinations for a personal spin on the recipe.

19. Easter Deviled Eggs

Get the party started with these Easter deviled eggs. Cute, tasty, and oh-so-easy to make, this appetizer will have your mouth watering.

All it takes is a perfectly hard-boiled egg that peels easily and has a soft yolk center. The egg yolks make a creamy, smooth, yellow filling packed with a spice-free flavor your kids and family members will love.

You’re probably wondering how deviled eggs can look cute?

These delectable creamy deviled eggs look like little chicks. But even better, they taste super addictive, thanks to the creamy yolk flavors.

20. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

For a light and refreshing twist, these smoked salmon and cucumber bites make an appetizing addition to any party menu.

They’re elegant, succulent, and will also brighten up any easter platter with the vivid colors of salmon and cucumber.

Enjoy juicy cucumber slices and top with creamy garlic, lemon, and chive cheese. Then, finish with pieces of smoked salmon.

And that’s it. Three simple steps for a spectacular easter starter that’s sure to wow your guests.

21. Goat Cheese Balls

What can you make with only four ingredients? Irresistible goat cheese balls.

These goat cheese balls are rolled in dried cranberries and finely chopped pistachios for a decadent crunch in each bite.

And the balance of tart goat cheese with the smoothness of cream cheese provides a velvety rich flavor. Trust me, this combination is scrumptious.

22. Garlicky Bruschetta

Grilled bread bathed in a garlicky glaze? Yes, please.

This recipe adds a secret twist to the classic bruschetta.

What’s the secret? Roasted radishes.

Combined with irresistible garlic and crispy bread, the radishes add a sweet, tangy, and savory crunch to every bite.

You’ll certainly be coming back for more with this recipe.

23. Carrot Hummus

Keep the easter bunny happy with this irresistible carrot hummus.

Packed full of sweet, tangy, and creamy taste, this colorful hummus won’t last long on the table. And the pretty orange hue from the fresh carrots will catch everyone’s eye.

Serve with pita bread or slices of your favorite vegetable for a full-on flavor hit.

24. Bunny Veggie Platter

Here’s another fun recipe to do with the kids. It’s also a great way to sneak some healthy veggies onto the table.

This bunny veggie platter is so easy to make using only fresh slices of vegetables. And you can have fun with the kids creating an artistic masterpiece with a few simple veggies.

You can sever this platter by itself or add your favorite delicious dips to the side.

25. Beef Skewers

This recipe is sure to have your tastebuds sizzling with juicy and tender flavors and a rich beefy glaze.

Thread on a skewer, place on a plate, and enjoy succulent finger food that doesn’t make a mess.

These beef skewers are the perfect bite-size for any party appetizer. But you can also use bigger skewers to turn them into the main dish.

26. Pull-Apart Pigs In A Blanket

Warning: these won’t last long on your table because they taste so good!

It’s a warm hot dog filling in a wrapping of crispy, golden brown pastry full of savory goodness. And the Italian seasoning and a pinch of red pepper add a smoky spice to each bite.

These pull-apart pigs in a blanket are a great way to keep your guests happy before the big meal. But get ready for people wanting more.

Luckily, they’re easy to make. So you can prepare a big batch before the Easter dinner starts and serve with warm dipping sauces.

27. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

You can never go wrong with classic ham and cheese. And these ham and cheese pinwheels are finger-licking good, thanks to the extra spicy tang from the dijon mustard.

Even better? There are also only four ingredients.

Roll them in puff pastry, and then throw them straight in the oven for golden bites of sweet and salty heaven.

28. Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese is a spread of classic cheddar cheese and red pepper.

It’s creamy, tangy, cheesy, and spicey. It’s also irresistibly good.

Pimento cheese dip pairs well with crackers, celery, or slices of capsicum. But they also go well with pretty much everything else!

29. Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are a tasty starter before any main dish.

These mushrooms are stuffed with the goodness of garlic and fresh herbs, as well as layers of gooey cheese.

Serve them as an appetizer or a decadent side dish for the main holiday meal.

30. Artichoke Dip

I know what you’re thinking… artichokes aren’t the most popular choice for a party menu. But add in sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, and parmesan, and you can make the most lip-smacking dip around.

This artichoke dip is creamy, decadent, and, best of all, simple to make with only a handful of ingredients.

You can also make this flavorful dip ahead of time to save you on the day.

31. Blue Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp

If you think blue cheese and shrimp don’t pair well, you’re probably not alone. But you’ll change your mind after you try this recipe.

The richness of the blue cheese is balanced with cream cheese and complimented with chopped shallots, parsley, and mustard.

It’s an easy way to spice up your shrimp with a unique and exquisite flavor. It also only takes a few simple steps to mix the filling and stuff the shrimp.

Top with your favorite herb, and this appetizer is ready to devour.

31 Easy & Kids Friendly Easter Appetizers

Directions


  1. Choose one of your favorite Easter appetizers from our Easter appetizer recipes.

  2. Gather all the ingredients (and your kids).

  3. Prepare a mouth-watering appetizer together in under 30-minutes.

  4. Throw off the chef hat and enjoy a taste of your creation with the family.

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