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What’s on your Easter menu?

Traditional holiday menus are filled with major allergens. If you, your child(ren) or a dinner guest have food allergies, you'll need allergy-friendly recipes. The tricky part, especially when feeding a crowd, is serving dishes that are safe for everyone to enjoy. Consider making all dishes safe for children with food allergies. That way, if dishes are passed family style or on a buffet, you won't have to worry about spills or swapped serving utensils. You will be able to relax and enjoy the meal along with everyone else.

The centerpiece meat dish can usually be made allergy-friendly, depending on what you are trying to avoid. Think roasted meats like ham or lamb, tossed with fresh herbs, olive oil, and some root veggies or potatoes.

For the rest of your Easter menu, we’ve selected some of our recipes from our Safe Eats® database:

Side Dishes

Try these dairy-free, egg-free Butterhorn Crescent Rolls, made with just six ingredients - (wheat) flour, yeast, water or milk substitute, oil, sugar and salt.

Here is a simple and fresh Spinach Apple Salad! With brown sugar, sweet spices and vinegar, it is sweet and crunchy. This is a great addition to any spring menu.

If you are allergic to eggs and miss the mayo in potato salad, check out this recipe for Creamy Potato Salad using dairy-free sour cream and pickle juice.

Desserts and Treats

For dessert, we have an egg-free, dairy-free, peanut and tree nut-free carrot cake that will please everyone. Top Kay's Carrot Cake with your favorite icing recipe or try our Vanilla Silk Frosting!

For some colorful fun, learn How to Make Zebra Effect Stripes on an Allergy-Friendly Cake.


Surprise your kids by making Easter candy with safe chocolate. All you need is a glass bowl, a microwave, and some fun molds.

You can also cover other things in chocolate, such as cookies or dried fruit, like these Easy Chocolate Cherries.


If you'd like to find more recipes, you can search our updated Safe Eats® recipe collection by allergen, keywords, or category. You will also find information about recipe substitutions.


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