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Easter Versions of Your Favorite Foods

March 18, 2024
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Coconut Cream Pie Sweet Rolls

Happy Easter season! As we bask in the anticipation that this springtime celebration brings, why not extend the festive spirit to our dining tables? Easter, a time of rebirth and joy, calls for gatherings filled with love, laughter, and, of course, delicious food. If your Easter festivities are anything like ours, they’re a blend of cherished traditions and the excitement of trying something new. This Easter, why not take your favorite everyday meals and give them an Easter makeover?

This year, we’re taking a delightful twist on the holiday by infusing Easter cheer into some of our favorite comfort foods. Imagine the classics—hot dogs, burgers, grilled cheese—not just as everyday staples but transformed into Easter-themed delights. It’s a culinary adventure that marries the traditional essence of Easter with the hearty, familiar flavors we all love.

So, let’s hop to it and explore a unique menu that promises to make this Easter unforgettable, featuring non-traditional Easter foods with a playful, festive twist.

(P.S., If this is your first time hosting dinner this year or you’re looking to incorporate more of the classic dishes, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Easter.)


Easter Salad: Strawberry Fields Chopped Salad Crouton Cups

Strawberry Fields Chopped Salad Crouton Cups

This refreshing start to your Easter meal combines sweet strawberries, mixed greens, and a simple apple cider vinaigrette, served in a unique crouton cup made from Martin’s Potato Bread. It’s a playful and visually stunning way to serve salad, and perfect for spring.

For complete recipe details and step-by-step instructions, click here.


Easter Soup: Tuscan-Style Chicken Soup

Tuscan Style Chicken Soup

A heartwarming bowl of chicken soup is the perfect Easter comfort food. This recipe is a symphony of flavors with ingredients like tender chicken, cannellini beans, kale, and a medley of vegetables and fresh herbs, all simmered in a savory chicken stock. It’s a rustic and nourishing dish that pairs beautifully with Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread or Martin’s Sweet Party Potato Rolls for dipping, making it a soul-satisfying addition to your Easter menu.

Explore the full recipe and preparation method here.


Easter Dinner Rolls: Fruit-Glazed Party Rolls Trio

Fruit-Glazed Party Rolls

Elevate your Easter gathering with three variations on Martin’s Sweet Party Potato Rolls, each glazed with a different homemade fruit butter—blackberry, strawberry, and lemon. These rolls are baked until warm, letting the rich, fruity flavors of the butters shine through. It’s a sweet and tangy twist on traditional dinner rolls that promises to add a burst of color and flavor to your Easter table.

Discover how to prepare this dish here.


Easter Grilled Cheese: Herbed Havarti and Pork Grilled Cheese

Herbed Havarti and Pork Grilled Cheese

This Easter, indulge in a gourmet twist on the classic grilled cheese using Martin’s Potato Bread. Layered with lemon-pepper-caper mayo, juicy slices of pork tenderloin, baby arugula, provolone, and herbed Havarti cheese, this sandwich is balanced to perfection. It’s a luxurious combination that melds the savory flavors of pork with the creamy, herbaceous character of Havarti, offering a rich and satisfying bite perfect for an Easter brunch or dinner.

For details on the preparation, you can find the recipe here.

Check out our companion blog post here.


Easter Burger: Lamb & Egg Burger

Lamb and Egg Burger

Celebrate Easter with a unique twist on the traditional burger by introducing the Lamb & Egg Burger to your menu. This creation pairs the rich, earthy flavor of ground lamb with the classic breakfast staple, a fried egg, atop Martin’s Big Marty’s Rolls. It’s adorned with crispy bacon, melted cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato, and a slice of pineapple for a hint of sweetness. This combination delivers a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, making it a festive and filling addition to your Easter feast.

For more details on how to prepare this dish, visit here.

Read more about this Easter themed burger on our blog here.


Easter Hot Dog: Pickled Egg Salad Hot Dog

Easter Hot Dog

The Easter Hot Dog is a fun and festive twist on a classic American favorite. This version is served on Martin’s Long Potato Rolls and topped with a unique blend of pickled egg salad, fried spam or pancetta, shredded carrots, and chopped chives. It’s a colorful and flavorful combination that brings a delightful Easter twist to your table, making it a sure hit for guests of all ages. Plus—It’s a great use for all those dyed Easter eggs!

For a complete recipe and directions, you can check it out here.


Easter French Toast: Fruity Cereal French Toast

Fruity Cereal French Toast

Brighten your Easter morning with a playful and colorful twist on French toast, using Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread. The slices are dipped in an egg mixture, then coated with fruity rice cereal and fried to perfection, creating a sweet, crispy, and visually appealing breakfast. It’s served warm, drizzled with an optional sugar glaze for an extra touch of sweetness. This festive dish is sure to be a hit, especially with the younger crowd. (Tip: for a grown-up variation, try our Earl Grey French Toast.)

For the complete preparation method, check out the recipe here.


Easter Bread Pudding: Carrot Cake Bread Pudding Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Bread Pudding Cupcakes

These delightful cupcakes combine the flavors of carrot cake and bread pudding into one irresistible Easter treat. Made with Martin’s Maple Brown Sugar Swirl Potato Bread, finely grated carrots, and a mix of eggs, milk, and spices, these cupcakes are then topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting. Decorated with food coloring and malted milk egg candies, they are perfect for bringing the Easter spirit to your brunch or dessert spread.

For detailed instructions, visit the recipe here.


Easter Sandwich: Triple Pork Club

Easter Leftovers Club Sandwich

The Triple Pork Club Sandwich is a hearty and indulgent option for your Easter feast. It features thick-cut ham (a great use of leftovers!) and Swiss cheese layered between slices of Martin’s Potato Bread, with a smear of homemade bacon mayonnaise adding a smoky richness. Fresh Granny Smith apple slices add a crisp, tart contrast to the savory pork, making each bite a delightful combination of flavors and textures. This sandwich is a true celebration of pork, with not just one but three variations on the ingredient.

For more on how to make this sandwich, visit here.


Easter Slider: Ham & Pineapple Sliders

These sliders are a sweet and savory treat perfect for Easter, featuring thinly sliced ham and sliced pineapple on Martin’s Sweet Dinner Potato Rolls. They’re topped with Swiss cheese and a special sauce that perfectly complements the ham and pineapple combination. Toasted until the cheese is melted, these sliders are a delightful blend of flavors that are sure to please. (Bonus: for another great use of Easter leftovers, try our Green Bean Casserole Sliders!)

Learn how to make this recipe here.


Easter Pie (Featured Recipe): Coconut Cream Pie Sweet Rolls

This delectable dessert combines the dreamy, tropical flavors of coconut cream pie with the soft, fluffy texture of Martin’s Sweet Party Potato Rolls. Filled with a homemade coconut custard and topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes, these sweet rolls are a luxurious treat that captures the essence of Easter.

Follow the step-by-step instructions for this recipe below:


  • 24 Martin’s Sweet Party Potato Rolls
  • 4 Large Egg Yolks
  • ¼ Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 Can Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup Half & Half
  • 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Sweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Toasted Coconut Flakes, for topping
  • Prepared Whipped Cream


  1. Carefully cut a hole in the top of each Martin’s Sweet Party Potato Roll, 3/4 of the way through. Remove the cut piece of bread from each roll.
  2. In a glass mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and cornstarch. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat, whisk together the coconut milk, half &half, granulated sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil while whisking occasionally.
  4. Once boiling, remove 3/4 cup of the mixture and in a slow and steady stream, add to the egg yolk mixture while continually whisking to temper the yolks.
  5. Slowly pour the egg yolk mixture back into the sauce pan while continuously whisking. The pudding will begin to bubble and thicken quickly. Continue to whisk for about one minute.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded coconut, butter, and vanilla extract.
  7. Transfer the pudding mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for at least three hours.
  8. Pipe the chilled pudding mixture into each Party Roll.
  9. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle the toasted coconut flakes on top. Enjoy!

View the full recipe here:


Easter Cake (Featured Recipe): Pineapple Upside Down Sticky Buns

Pineapple Upside Down Sticky Buns

This recipe transforms the classic cake into a sticky, sweet roll version using Martin’s Sweet Dinner Potato Rolls. Topped with caramelized pineapple and maraschino cherries, these sticky buns are a warm, gooey treat that’s perfect for an Easter brunch or dessert.

Try the step-by-step instructions for this recipe below:


  • 12 Martin’s Sweet Dinner Potato Rolls
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 20-Ounce Can Sliced Pineapple, drained
  • 1 8-Ounce Jar Maraschino Cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease a 9” baking dish or pan. (A square springform pan works well.)
  3. Pat slices of pineapple dry between sheets of paper towels.
  4. Arrange pineapple slices evenly in bottom of pan.
  5. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring.
  6. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  7. Carefully pour butter mixture over the pineapple and cherries.
  8. Place Sweet Dinner Potato Rolls top-down on the pineapple and cherries.
  9. With a knife, poke holes at the corners of the rolls.
  10. Cover with foil and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  12. Carefully turn the pan upside down onto a serving platter.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

View the full recipe here:


Thanks for reading! We hope you have a wonderful Easter season filled with quality time and delicious food. We are honored to be a part of your holiday.



Additional Easter Recipes:

Keep the festivities going with these classic and creative recipes!

Easter Bird Nests

Easter Bird Nests

Resurrection Rolls
Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Simple Easter Ham


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