Easy Egg-less Recipes That You Can Make at Home

If you and your family are allergic to eggs, here are some Easter recipes that don’t need them!

Although eggs are the symbolic ingredient for Easter, we have friends and family who can’t eat them. Whether they’re vegan or allergic to eggs, we need to make sure everyone goes home with a full and happy tummy. As Holy Week 2024 comes to an end and we’re planning a big family Easter reunion, here are some easy egg-less Easter recipes to try!

Cauliflower and Broccoli Nuggets

The Easter holiday prides itself on using vegetables that grow well during Spring and cauliflower is one of them! Since many of our relatives are also looking for low-carb alternatives (which means no potato and rice), cauliflowers have become one of the popular choices. All it takes is some steaming, cornstarch, flour, salt, pepper, and garlic before baking them in the oven!


  • 3 cauliflower heads
  • 3 broccoli heads
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Spanish paprika
  • 1 cup of sour cream or yogurt
  • 1/2 of a garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup flour


  1. Cut the cauliflower and broccoli florets and stems into smaller pieces before steaming them for 30 minutes. Steaming them allows them to retain a lot more nutrients than boiling them.
  2. Once soft, strain them until they become dry before mixing the sour cream, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and butter. When mixed, it should look like mashed potatoes.
  3. Let it cool for a bit before mixing the cornstarch. Mix until it’s sticky enough to roll into a ball or nugget.
  4. Coat in a bit of flour then lay them on a baking tray. Drizzle some oil on the pan and on top of the nuggets before baking.
  5. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool for 3 to 5 minutes then serve!


  • What some families do for this Easter recipe is to just “smash” the cauliflower and broccoli flat like a pancake. Then, they coat it with parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika before baking it in the oven.
  • Others have used this concept to make soft and chewy bites of gnocchi, which they pair with a ready-to-eat sauce or an easy butter and cheese alfredo sauce.

Tablea Chocolate Mousse

What’s Easter without a bit of chocolate? Back in the day, people exchanged chocolate eggs as a gesture of wishing abundance and fertility to whomever they were giving the sweet treat to. Since the Philippines is just chock-loaded full of tablea, it’s impossible not to make a chocolate mousse out of tablea for the whole family to enjoy this Easter.


  • Tablea chocolate (3 tablets)
  • Muscovado sugar, to taste
  • 1/4 cup of gelatin, mixed in hot water
  • 1 chilled tetra brick of all-purpose cream, whipped
  • Oreos (for the crust)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  1. Melt the tablea chocolate and muscovado in 1 cup of hot water.
  2. While melting the tablea and mixing it, whip the all-purpose cream until it has doubled in volume.
  3. Smash the Oreos into crumbs and mix with the melted butter. Once mixed, line the container with the Oreo and butter mix and chill for 30 minutes. This will serve as your crust.
  4. Next, mix the chocolate with the all-purpose cream slowly. Then, mix with the gelatin—the ingredient that will make your chocolate harden like ice cream.
  5. Once everything is mixed, pull out the container containing the crust and pour the chocolate mousse mix in. Then, store in the freezer and chill overnight.


  • Although some people like using white sugar, we like the afternotes of honey, which can be found in muscovado. This goes well with the bitter tablea.
    • But if you’re serving diabetics that day, monkfruit sugar and stevia can achieve the same effects.
  • Feel free to decorate it with some spring fruits like strawberry or blueberry for that pop of color.

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Vegetables may taste delicious when fresh but when grilled or roasted, that smoky flavor just pairs well with a fruit tea or a mimosa. Since Easter is the start of spring, most of the vegetables mixed in this salad recipe will include asparagus, kale, lettuce, and spinach.

Don’t forget to add some color by adding some fruits like pineapples or apples to it!


  • 1 bunch Asparagus
  • 2 heads Kale
  • 2 heads Lettuce
  • 1 bunch Spinach
  • 1/2 Pineapple, sliced
  • 4 Apples, sliced
  • 2 big Red onion, sliced


Grill the asparagus, kale, lettuce (we suggest romaine since it doesn’t wilt as easily!), onion, pineapple, and apple until they have marks that they’ve been charred. What some even do is they wait for the pineapple and apple to carmelize in certain areas to have that crunchy texture and sweet taste.

Some people cook their spinach, but since it shrivels up when heated, we don’t recommend cooking them.

For the dressing, we’d suggest a chili vinaigrette which features some sugar, shallots, garlic, olive oil, and chili flakes. Leave it to sit in the fridge overnight and you’ll have a delicious homemade salad dressing!


  • Feel free to add some protein like chicken, water chestnuts, or fish to it.
  • Herbs like tarragon, rosemary, and even fresh basil go well with this dish to add an earthy and bitter taste that contrasts with the sweetness.

Shepherd’s Pie

An Easter favorite especially among Europeans, Shepherd’s Pie is actually quite easy to make. There are three parts to this dish: mashed potatoes, minced meat, and the whole assembly process. What makes this Easter recipe so easy however is that these dishes are better left stewing for a while and don’t need you constantly looking over your shoulder!

Ingredients: Mashed Potatoes

  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Butter (salted)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Boil the potatoes until soft.
  2. Smash the potatoes.
  3. Then, mix with milk, cold butter, salt and pepper.

Ingredients: Minced Meat

Most people use lamb but a budget-friendly Shepherd’s Pie involves using ground beef!

  • 1 kg Ground beef
  • 500g Peas
  • 5 Onions, sliced
  • 3 heads Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Mushroom, sliced
  • 5 big Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup Steak Sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 dashes Rosemary
  • 2 dashes Basil
  • 3 dashes Oregano


  1. Cook the ground beef until it turns brown.
  2. Toss in the peas, onions, garlic, mushroom, and tomato.
  3. Form a little well in the middle of the ground beef and put in the Worchestershire sauce, steak sauce, salt, pepper, rosemary, basil, and oregano. This will make sure no beef essence is left behind!
  4. Mix and stew together for 15 minutes.


Assembly’s pretty easy; you just place the filling inside a Pyrex dish and cover every bit of meat with mashed potato. Feel free to drizzle some cheese and pepper on top before baking it in an oven until the top becomes golden brown. That’s usually at 200 degrees for 30 minutes.


  • If beef isn’t viable then, chicken does well too. Some may also use ground pork if they’re not fond of chicken.
  • Vegan alternatives to beef include mushrooms and lentils. Just make sure to soak the lentils overnight so they don’t end up being hard to chew.

Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

This rich and creamy soup is a crowd-pleaser among kids during Easter because it’s got two things they like: potato and cheese. While some people use cream, others like thickening it by creating a roux out of butter and flour and then mixing it with milk. The leek adds a nice spice to this Easter soup, also adding some green color to it.


  • 4 large Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 Leek, sliced
  • 2 cups Milk
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Ham (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese


  1. Slice the potato into smaller pieces and partially boil them for 20 minutes.
  2. Mix the roux by adding the flour and whites from the leek while melting the butter.
  3. Once the roux isn’t lumpy, pour in the milk. Keep on stirring to prevent it from burning.
  4. Add some mozzarella cheese to make it creamier.
  5. Add the potatoes to the soup and mix for 15 minutes.
  6. Garnish with some ham slices and shredded greens from the leek.

Always have a safe recipe to make sure everyone has food this Easter!

We always celebrate Easter with big family reunions and gatherings. It’s the one day everyone is back from their out-of-town trip—the one they scheduled to take advantage of the long weekend.

But for families that remained in Metro Manila for Holy Week 2024, these dishes help add a little flair to the table. After all, it is Easter. Besides the religious connotation, it’s a holiday for everyone to celebrate with fun, food, and games.

More about Holy Week 2024?

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