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25+ Appetizing Italian Easter Bread You’ll Enjoy

Easter Bread Recipes

Every year Easter is celebrated after three days of Good Friday worldwide. It marks the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion. Easter is the festival of new beginnings and hope. Pasqua (Easter) is an event of celebration and feast nationwide. This holiday season brings a chance for people to eat and have a day together with their loved ones. Easter feasts in Italy offer numerous cuisines, but few traditional meals are standard such as Italian Easter Bread. 

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Bread on Easter has significance. Legend remembers that the rise of the bread is associated with the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion.

Here are 30+ recipes of Italian Easter Bread to savor with your family and loved ones. These recipes are easy to make; they look amazing and taste homely. 

1. Italian Easter Lemon Bread 

Image and recipe by Walking on Sunshine Recipes 

Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Servings: 2 loaves of bread

Number of Ingredients: 8

I am a newbie cook, and I have always been scared to experiment with recipes. But Lemon Easter Bread has been a boon for me. This bread is a great way to pull you out of the bland bread recipes as it is an easy-to-make-that-includes-no-complicated-steps recipe. In addition, the Lemon Easter Bread filled with a bright citrus flavor soothes your palate. 

It is crowd-pleasing and comes together with essential pantry ingredients. 

2. Italian Easter Dove Bread 

Image and recipe by Like Hot Keto 

Total Time: 3 hours 

Servings: 20 slices 

Number of Ingredients: 23

The elegant Italian Easter Dove Bread is perfect for your fitness enthusiast guests and loved ones in an Easter theme gathering. It has no gluten and no added sugar. Instead, the sweetness of almond flour brings a roasty aroma to this healthy bread. It is bound to be a hit with your friends’ circle. 

3. Italian Easter Cheese Bread

Image and recipe by Savouring Italy

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes 

Servings: 1 loaf

Number of Ingredients: 10 

Are you overwhelmed about what to bake this Easter?

Well, who doesn’t love cheese-filled bread? 

Italian Easter Cheese Bread is drool-worthy bread for cheese lovers. Be it a gathering or an outdoor picnic with your friends on Easter, this is the bread they will remember years after. The cheese bread melts in your mouth, and the best part is kids will love it too.

3. Pane Di Pasqua ( Italian Easter bread) 

Image and recipe by Anna In The Kitchen

Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Servings: 4-5 

Number of Ingredients: 12

Nothing feels better than reviving the authenticity of a festival through food. Pane Di Pasqua ( Italian Easter Bread) is the most authentic food for Easter in Italy. And the eggs and the raisins represent the resurrection of Jesus and wealth, respectively.

Preparing this bread is an emotional affair as every ingredient brings you closer to your roots. 

4. Orange Easter Bread with Raisins 

Image and recipe by Klara’s life 

Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings: 12

Number of Ingredients: 11

This Orange Easter Bread is too delectable. But who can resist the tangy zest of orange? 

It is a sweet, buttery, and breaded bread. Jazz it up with Orange zest and a little bit of icing. Serve this as an Easter Brunch and brighten up your gathering.

5. Sweet Glazed Easter Bread

Image and recipe by A Mom’s Take

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings: 4-5

Number of Ingredients: 10

Easter in Italy comes with Spring. The blossoming time brings a lot of cravings to your senses. Sweet Glazed Easter Bread is one of the Easter foods that will satisfy your cravings all at once. Traditionally, Italian Easter bread usually combines both sweet and creamy flavors. It has both!

You can also serve it with hot tea or coffee on Easter.

6. Banana Easter Bread 

Image and recipe by The Banana Diaries 

Total Time: 30 minutes 

Servings: 10

Number of Ingredients: 10 

Traditionally, Easter Breads are all about eggs, milk, and everything that is not vegan-friendly. But many people are turning to veganism, which leaves the minimal option for them to bake on Easter. Banana Easter Bread is a Vegan Bread recipe that uses bananas instead of eggs and milk. This tasty bread will surely satisfy the cravings of a vegan.

PS:  To make it even more delicious, you can add coconut flakes to it. 

7. Easter Bread with Cheese and Meat 

Image and recipe by Proud Italian Cook 

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 2 loaves

Number of Ingredients: 9

Does Easter make you nostalgic? It does to me. The foods of Easter bring back many memories, like the smell of fresh-baked Easter bread filled with cheese and meat. 

This Easter Bread with Cheese and meat is a truly traditional and grandma-approved recipe. It is soft, aromatic, and irresistibly delicious. 

8. Easter Bread with Raisins 

Image and recipe by Coffee Fit Kitchen 

Total Time: 4 hours 

Servings: 12

Number of Ingredients: 11

I love this Italian bread for Easter, with raisins. 

Who doesn’t? Its soft texture and sweet flavor are the perfect complement to a succulent roast turkey or juicy ham. Inspired by classic Italian holidays, I hope you enjoy this delicious and festive bread as much as I do.

9. Traditional Easter Bread 

Image and recipe by The Foodellers 

Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes 

Servings: 8

Number of Ingredients: 12

This Easter bread is real, authentic Italian Bread. Prepare and share this traditional Italian Easter bread, which is decorated with eggs and is a sweet and soft doughy treat in the spirit of Easter. 

The perfect complement to your dinner table on Easter, this Bread is sure to impress friends and family.

10. Italian Easter Cheese Bread

Image and recipe by Food Oh Food 

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4-5

Number of Ingredients: 10

Crescia al Formaggio is flavorful and loaded with three types of cheese chunks. It is a heavenly snack and smells divine while baking. Having this after the fast of Lent makes it even more irresistible. It tastes delicious with red wine. 

11. Easter Bread with Colored Eggs 

Image and recipe by Popsugar.Food 

Total Time: 3 hours

Servings: 10

Number of Ingredients:  13

Easter bread with Colored Eggs is an easy-to-make recipe, and trust me; it will become your family’s tradition. The colorful hard-boiled eggs add an extra element of fun to this already-loved Italian dish.

12. Italian Easter Bread with Orange and Anise 

Image and recipe by Brown Eyed Baker 

Total Time: 4 hours

Servings: 12

Number of Ingredients:13

Can you ever have too much bread over the holidays? We don’t think so. This Italian Easter Bread is springy and light, with a hint of orange and flavorful anise. A great-tasting bread that also looks beautiful when braided into a wreath or on a basket!

And oh boy! Did I mention it will look gorgeous on your Instagram feed? 

13. Easy and Sweet Easter Braided Bread 

Image and recipe by Plated Cravings

Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes 

Servings: 20

Number of Ingredients: 7

Italian Easter Bread is one of those breakfast pasts that look seriously impressive but takes no special skills to make. Instead, it’s all about letting the dough rise and then braiding it, which gives the bread a beautiful appearance. There are dozens of ways to form this braided starter yeast recipe, following the easy steps below.

It will taste delicious with a sweet jam.

14. Easter Bread with Hard-Boiled Eggs

Image and recipe by Seeded At The Table 

Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Servings: 12 nests of bread

Number of Ingredients: 9 

Are you looking for the perfect Traditional Easter bread? Look no further than our rustic Italian Easter bread. Top it with some colorful sprinkles and hard-boiled eggs. This bread is blessed and broken at the Easter table for all to share. 

15. Casatiello

Image and recipe by Giadzy 

Total Time: 60 minutes 

Servings: 10

Number of Ingredients: 13 

Casatiello, an impressive Italian Easter bread, is made with traditional pizza dough. Wrap the pizza dough around cheese, salami, and prosciutto. Although this special Easter dish takes a little time to make, it is well worth the effort. Trust me, Casatiello is the show-stopper of your Easter party.

16. Easter bread with sprinkles 

Image and recipe by Kate Recipe 

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes 

Servings: 2 loaves

Number of Ingredients: 9

This Italian Easter Bread with sprinkles brings you back to Italy. If you don’t have time and want that authentic Italian Easter experience, this recipe will do it for you. It is simple to make and looks impressive on your table! Kids will love to decorate it. 

17. Pizza Chiena or Pizza Gain

Image and recipe by Good Food Stories 

 Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Servings: 8 

Number of Ingredients: 22

Pizza Chiena is a well-loved Italian Easter bread, symbolizing fertility and prosperity. You can prepare it in your oven or your pizza oven. Then, add it to your Easter table with the other symbols of fertility, like hams and leeks.

18. Gubana – Traditional Italian Easter bread

Image and recipe by Crush Mag Online 

Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Servings: 10-12

Number of Ingredients: 16 

Gubana is another traditional Italian Easter bread prepared with nuts, dry fruits, and hazelnut. It is baked slowly in the oven and tastes yummy with a cup of hot coffee. Your family will love its soft and chewy texture. 

19. Braided Easter Bread 

Image and recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen 

Total Time : 3 hours 5 minutes 

Servings: 8

Number of Ingredients: 14 

Experience the traditional Italian bread your grandmother or great-grandmother would have made—soft, chewy, and filled with farmer’s cheese. Plus, you get a surprise inside! The braided loaves are laced with apricots and orange zest, giving this Easter loaf a fantastic flavor and aroma.

20. Last-minute Easter Bread recipe 

Image and recipe by AprilJharris.Com

Total Time: 2 hours 

Servings: 1 loaf 

Number of Ingredients: 14

If you’re looking for an easy bread recipe that will fill your house with Easter smells, then this Italian bread on Easter is for you. It is so easy to make in your bread machine you can leave it on the kitchen counter and let the aromas fill your home without even lifting a finger. Of course, you can serve it with garlic butter, but any butter variety will taste the best.

21. Sweet Easter Bread 

Image and recipe by Grateful Prayer Thank You Heart

Total Time: 3 hours

Servings: 3-4

Number of Ingredients: 12

Baking your bread is simply the best. There’s no comparison to the smell of freshly baked bread, and no one makes it like the Italians. Best of all, you can use this recipe to make a batch of homemade Italian sweet bread using your bread machine. It’s leavened with eggs and makes a delicious loaf that will fill your house with Easter smells. A holiday aroma in your own home!

22. Sweet Braided Easter Bread with Raisins

Image and recipe by Valya’s Taste of Home 

Total Time: 4 hours

Servings: 2 loaves

Number of Ingredients: 12

This sweet bread is with raisins associated with wealth during Easter in Italy. 

These sweet and chewy dried cherries make Easter bread for your family to share. When you serve a portion of this sweet raisin bread at your Easter dinner, the aroma of richly browned bread will caress your senses—especially when accompanied by freshly brewed coffee and rich, creamy milk.

23. Panettone 

Image and recipe by Easy Peasy Creative 

Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Servings: 1 cake

Number of Ingredients: 17 

Are you looking to make a festive Easter dessert this year? Don’t have time to bake your favorite bread? Give this Panettone bread a try. This moist, citrus-flavored Italian bread is perfect for Easter, and Panettone gives it a distinctive flavor. 

24. Traditional Easter Bread

Image and recipe by Joy + Oliver 

Total Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes 

Servings: 8

Number of Ingredients: 13

This recipe is for traditional Italian Easter Bread. It is a perfect holiday table centerpiece with its soft yeast dough, Braided Wreath, and gilded butter ornament. The wreath is also placed easily in a crystal bowl adorned with a sugar glaze.

25. Gluten-Free Italian Easter Bread 

Image and recipe by Gluten-free Baking 

Total Time: 2 hours 

Servings: 12

Number of Ingredients: 16

This Gluten-free bread is easy to prepare, flavorful bread recipe that makes the perfect dessert for your Easter celebration. This Gluten-free bread is scented with anise seeds and is rich and delicate. The bread is also gluten-free, making it an ideal choice for those following a gluten-free diet.

26. Easter Brioche Bread Bunnies 

Image and recipe by An Italian In My Kitchen

Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Servings: 7 bunnies 

Number of Ingredients: 12

These cute little bread bunnies are soft and delicious brioche bread that is no extra work for you, yet the kids will love giving you a hand in the kitchen making them for Easter. They are good cold or warm out of the pan or topped with ice cream for dessert. You can also serve this as breakfast on your Easter morning!

27. Italian Easter bread 

Image and recipe by An Italian In My Kitchen

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings: 30

Number of Ingredients: 10

This Italian Easter Traditional Bread tastes delightful with a sweet glaze, and you can top it with strawberries, peaches, nuts, or even pineapple. Plan and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

28. Ciambella Mandorlata

Image and recipe by My Diverse Kitchen 

Total Time: 1 loaf

Servings : 3 hours 5 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 15

Easter is always a great time of the year to share a Ciambella Mandorlata, the specialty Italian Easter bread that originated in Bologna. Initially baked in the shape of a twisted ring to represent unity among the family members, this artisanal bread is packed with flavor and is perfect for slicing and serving. 

29. Glazed Braided Easter Bread

Image and recipe by Vintage Kitchen Notes 

Total Time: 2 hours

Servings: 1 loaf

Number of Ingredients: 9

You can prepare this glazed sweet bread for every Easter and special meal. A sweeter, softer dough with distinct melt-in-your-mouth sweetness. Its slightly puffy texture also makes it perfect for sandwiches. You can also add some cinnamon to make it even tastier. 

30. Easiest Easter Bread

Image and recipe by All Things Bread And

Total Time : 3 hours 50 minutes 

Servings: 1 loaf

Number of Ingredients: 12

This straightforward recipe makes a highly nutritious sweet and savory loaf that you can enjoy along with your favorite fruit jam or cream. Easily halved once cooled, this traditional Italian bread recipe is great for breakfast with some homemade soup and a snack or even turned into delicious rolls.

You are going to love these 30 recipes – I know you will. So don’t forget to share this with your friends and loved ones. 

Buona Pasqua!

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