10 Italian Easter Dishes You’ll Want to Make This Year

Easter Bread (Pane di Pasqua): A sweet, braided bread flavored with citrus zest and decorated with colorful eggs, symbolizing new life and rebirth.

Pizza Rustica: Also known as Italian Easter Pie, this savory pie is filled with a mixture of ricotta cheese, eggs, various Italian meats such as prosciutto and salami, and cheese, baked until golden and set.

Lamb Roast: A traditional centerpiece for Easter dinner, a tender and succulent roasted leg of lamb seasoned with garlic, rosemary, and olive oil.

Pastiera Napoletana: A classic Neapolitan dessert made with cooked wheat berries, ricotta cheese, eggs, citrus zest, and orange flower water, baked in a flaky pastry crust.

Torta di Riso: A creamy rice pudding tart flavored with vanilla and lemon zest, baked until golden and set, perfect for a sweet ending to Easter dinner.

Carciofi alla Romana: Artichokes cooked Roman-style, simmered in a flavorful broth of garlic, white wine, and herbs until tender and fragrant.

Struffoli: Small, deep-fried balls of dough coated in honey and sprinkled with colorful nonpareils or candied fruit, a popular Easter dessert in Southern Italy.