21 Easter Recipes That Make Great Leftovers

Baked Asparagus & Cheese Frittata
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While your Easter celebration might involve fewer people, you can still make the same, delicious recipes - and this year you get to keep the leftovers! These recipes will taste just as good when you reheat them so you can enjoy the bright flavors of the holiday throughout the week. Recipes like Easy Scalloped Potatoes and Bacon & Spinach Quiche with Hash Brown Crust are tasty, filling and will let you celebrate Easter from the comfort of your kitchen.

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Roasted Vegetable Antipasto

Roasted Vegetable Antipasto

A zesty vinaigrette makes these roasted Brussels sprouts, fennel, carrots and beets pop. If you can't find small carrots, halve larger ones crosswise then quarter lengthwise. Serve this vegetable antipasto as a side dish or appetizer. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012

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Baked Asparagus & Cheese Frittata

Antonis Achilleos

Perfect for a spring brunch or light supper, this Italian omelet is baked so it is easy to serve to a group. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1997

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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower


Whir cauliflower into a creamy low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes. This easy recipe gets a kick of flavor from garlic-infused olive oil, making it a dairy-free (and vegan) vegetable side dish. Source: EatingWell.com, November 2016

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Asparagus with Easy Hollandaise Sauce


This simple blender hollandaise recipe with fresh herbs makes a luscious topping for steamed asparagus, but is also great with artichokes, fish and, of course, eggs Benedict. For a nutty flavor, try browning the butter before adding it to the blender, and/or top the asparagus with slivered almonds or chopped pecans. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015

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Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don't have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2018

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Marmalade-Horseradish-Rosemary Glazed Ham

Orange marmalade, whole-grain mustard, and horseradish are combined with fresh rosemary to make a sensational glaze for this delicious ham. It's a perfect main dish for a holiday gathering or family reunion. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Bacon & Spinach Quiche with Hash Brown Crust


Hash browns meet quiche in this healthy recipe. Shredded potatoes create a gluten-free crust for this bacon and spinach-studded quiche that's sure to be a crowd-pleasing breakfast or brunch. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2018

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Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Strata

A colorful, delicious bake of eggs and whole wheat bread layered with asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, and feta cheese makes a special breakfast or brunch entree. Best of all, you make it ahead of time. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Easy Scalloped Potatoes

a baking dish with potatoes and cheese

In this easy scalloped potatoes recipe, sliced potatoes are roasted in the oven before being mixed with a simple, creamy stovetop sauce and sprinkled with Cheddar cheese. A few minutes under the broiler turns the dish golden and crispy. Source: EatingWell.com, October 2017

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Vegetarian Spring Egg Casserole


This easy egg casserole is filled with spring green vegetables and rustic whole-grain bread. It's perfect for a healthy vegetarian dinner or a springtime brunch. You can assemble it the night before and bake it in the morning when you're ready. Source: EatingWell.com, January 2020

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Grilled Herb-Fennel Pork Loin

We swear by this pork-cooking technique for the most tender, flavorful results. First the lean pork loin is brined overnight, then it's grilled and coated in a fragrant paste before it rests in a mixture of white wine, butter and its own juices. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2019

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Lemon Herbed Orzo Pasta


This quick and easy lemony and herb pasta dish makes a delicious side. Try adding chicken or shrimp for a more complete meal. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Candied Carrots

Candied Carrots

A combination of brown sugar and apple juice makes these easy candied carrots sweet but not cloying. Chopped fresh thyme brightens the flavor in this classic side dish, but feel free to omit it if you want an even simpler dish. Serve with chicken, pork or your Thanksgiving dinner. Source: Eatingwell.com, August 2019

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Spring Vegetable Tart

This elegant vegetable tart is surprisingly easy to prepare: simply roll out store-bought puff pastry, then top with a tangy lemon-herb ricotta mixture and spring vegetables. For the prettiest presentation, look for long, skinny baby carrots at your supermarket or farmers' market. Serve with a green salad for brunch, lunch or a light supper. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2019

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Chicken with Garlic Galore

Garlic gets sweet and mellow when roasted in this recipe. Squeeze the cloves from their skin, and eat with the chicken or spread on bread. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Artichokes with Lemon & Dill


These simply prepared artichokes can be served at room temperature or chilled. Serve as a first course or as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2017

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Apple-Cheddar Ham and Egg Casserole


This casserole featuring eggs, cheese, ham, and fennel would also make a perfect breakfast for a special day. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Spring Vegetable Stew

This rich, satisfying vegetable stew celebrates the first vegetables of spring--artichokes, leeks, carrots and peas. For a truly indulgent flair, omit the butter at the end and drizzle each serving with a little truffle oil.

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Arugula & Chicken Sausage Bread Pudding

Chicken sausage comes in a variety of flavors these days. The flavor you pick will have a big impact, so make sure you pick one you like. We tried and liked sweet Italian, apple and Chardonnay sausage and sun-dried tomato and spinach sausage in this recipe. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2006

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Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Prepare this easy ham and broccoli casserole the evening before, and in the morning just pop it in the oven for a delicious breakfast. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Lemon-Dill Green Beans

lemon dill green beans

This lemon and dill vinaigrette is a natural complement to green beans. It's also great tossed with steamed asparagus or drizzled over sliced fresh tomatoes. To make this recipe serve 10, multiply all the ingredients by 2 1/2: Use 2 1/2 pounds green beans, 3 tablespoons dill, 2 1/2 tablespoons each shallot, oil and lemon juice, 2 1/2 teaspoons mustard and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010

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