Get ready to discover delicious, easy spring recipes that will make the season so much better. You will fall in love with spring cooking all over again!

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These recipes are perfect for when the weather gets a little warmer and you start to crave lighter foods. However, just because you want something a little less heavy doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice flavor!

These 30+ recipes for spring are tasty, easy, and created with the season in mind. With fresh spring vegetables like asparagus and peas and classic spring flavors like lemon, we have covered it all.

These spring recipes will make the season a whole lot better! You must try them all.

Easy Recipes for Spring

All of these springtime recipes are quick and easy to make so you can be in and out of the kitchen in no time. Make your way through this list, and your spring meals will be simply incredible all season long!

1. Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

Asparagus casserole is a fantastic way to enjoy the flavor of fresh spring asparagus. This casserole is nice and easy to make. Plus, the cheesy sauce is irresistible!

A spoon lifting a bite of cheesy asparagus casserole from a baking dish.
Asparagus Casserole
This creamy, cheesy asparagus casserole is the best way to use fresh springtime asparagus! You’ll love it as an Easter side dish, but it’s just as good for a Sunday dinner.
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2. Ham and Bean Soup

This is a fantastic spring soup that isn’t too heavy but still hearty enough to be a complete meal. Make it using leftover Easter ham, and be sure to double the recipe as you will want extra for the next day!

A bowl of ham & bean soup.
Ham & Bean Soup
Ham & Bean Soup is a classic soup recipe that’s hearty, satisfying, and full of flavor. It’s so easy to make and freezes beautifully, meaning it's perfect for meal prep!
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3. Ham Casserole

This is a delicious spring casserole perfect for serving on Easter or a busy weeknight. It is easy to make but full of savory and salty flavors.

Leftover ham casserole in a baking dish.
Leftover Ham Casserole
Leftover ham casserole is the ultimate comfort food and is great for an easy weeknight dinner. Tasty noodles combine with leftover ham and a creamy sauce to create the perfect cheesy, savory bite.
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4. One Pan Salmon Bake

Salmon is a great spring meal. It is nice and light and also easy to make. I love this one pan salmon made with fresh asparagus which is bursting with spring flavors!

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One-Pan Baked Salmon and Asparagus
One-Pan Baked Salmon & Asparagus is an easy and healthy 30-minute meal with amazing flavor – perfect for an easy summer dinner idea!
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5. Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

Skip the overpriced restaurant version, and make this Olive Garden copycat chicken scampi instead! Full of vibrant veggies, juicy chicken, and tender pasta it’s hearty and refreshing all at once.

A bowl of copycat Olive Garden chicken scampi.
Olive Garden Chicken Scampi
This copycat Olive Garden Chicken Scampi tastes just as good, if not better than the real deal! It's easy to make at home for a fraction of the cost!
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6. Ham Tetrazzini

Tetrazzini is a great dish to make in the spring. The baked pasta has an amazing flavor thanks to the sweet ham and creamy sauce. This may become your family’s favorite springtime dinner!

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Ham Tetrazzini
This Ham Tetrazzini is creamy, cheesy, and always a family favorite dinner with leftover ham, too! Spaghetti is baked with ham and veggies in a savory cream sauce and topped with melty cheddar.
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7. Bright Spring Salad Recipe

This spring salad is full of fresh spring vegetables and tender lettuce. I especially love the basil, garlic, and mint dressing! Enjoy it on its own or with your favorite protein like shrimp or grilled chicken.

Bright Spring Salad
I'll be making this spring salad recipe all season long! Simple, bright, and delicious, it's the perfect way to showcase the season's best produce.
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8. Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs

The bright lemon flavor of these chicken thighs is perfect for the spring. Adding potatoes to the dish makes it extra hearty and a great one-dish meal.

1 skillet baked chicken thighs
Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs & Potatoes
This Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs and Potatoes Recipe is easy to prepare and comes together quickly. Simply add the chicken thighs, potatoes, lemon, and garlic into the skillet and bake!
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9. Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta

I love lemon garlic pasta in the spring. It is the perfect dish to transition from warm winter flavors to bright bold summer tastes, filling your belly without weighing you down.

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Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken
Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken Chicken Pasta is a delicious comfort dish that never disappoints! 
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10. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

This is the best spring breakfast recipe ever. The ricotta cheese makes these lemony pancakes tangy and rich and creates an incredibly soft texture. Your family will be begging for this homemade breakfast recipe all season long!

Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes
These lemon-ricotta pancakes are full of bright lemon flavor thanks to the addition of lemon juice and zest. You’ll love the light, fluffy texture too!
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11. Pasta Primavera

Pasta primavera is a fantastic spring dinner that is easy, healthy, and tasty. I love this quick recipe for a dish highlights all the flavors of the season.

pasta primavera with tomatoes and greens
Pasta Primavera
Pasta Primavera-this classic pasta dish is made with a mixture of colorful vegetables and a simple lemon Parmesan cream sauce. It is the perfect pasta recipe for spring and summer!
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12. Lemon Blueberry Bliss Bars

I love these lemony, blueberry bars for dessert or for a spring breakfast. Blueberries are one of the first fruits to pop up right before summer starts, and I just can’t get enough of them!

Lemon Blueberry Bars
These Lemon Blueberry Bars give traditional lemon bars an upgrade by adding plump, juicy blueberries. They’re the perfect treat for a picnic or backyard barbecue!
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13. Chicken and Rice Casserole

Make this easy spring dinner, and your entire family will happily gather around the table. The creamy rice is delicious with the soft tender chicken. It’s such a great dinner for spring that is simple yet flavorful.

Cheesy chicken and rice casserole with a wooden spoon taking a scoop.
Chicken and Rice Casserole
This cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe has it all! Tender rotisserie chicken, rice, and broccoli are combined with a creamy, cheesy sauce and finished with a buttery cracker topping. It's family-friendly for a weeknight dinner, but perfect for a potluck, too.
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14. Ham and Swiss Sliders

Easy spring dinner sandwiches are the best. I make these sandwiches all the time with leftover Easter ham but they are totally worth making a whole ham at the start of the week just so you can enjoy them all week long.

Two ham and swiss sliders on top of each other.
Ham and Swiss Sliders
These ham and cheese sliders are the perfect summertime party recipe! Made with sweet Hawaiian bread, thinly sliced ham, and baby Swiss cheese, this 25-minute baked ham and Swiss cheese sliders recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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15. Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Tender pasta shells are filled with three different types of cheese. Topped with marinara sauce and baked until golden, they’re the ultimate crowd-pleasing meal!

Stuffed Shells
This classic stuffed shells recipe is always a hit! Jumbo pasta shells are filled with 3 different types of cheese and topped with marinara.
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16. Pesto Salmon

My incredible pesto salmon is a flawless dinner for spring. Pesto has such an intense, fresh flavor that everyone will adore. It pairs perfectly with tender salmon and makes for an incredible, restaurant worthy meal.

Pesto crusted salmon on a plate with roasted tomatoes.
Pesto Salmon
Pesto salmon is an easy, healthy dinner that’s just as perfect for a date night in as it is for a weeknight meal! Tender, flaky salmon is paired with herbaceous pesto and Parmesan breadcrumbs for a dinner packed with flavor.
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17. Corn Pasta

This is one recipe you must try this spring! Unlike anything else, every bite is filled with creamy, cheese sauce, smoky bacon, and tender pasta. It’s filling enough to enjoy as a main course but also works as a side dish!

A bowl of corn pasta.
Corn Pasta
Tender, fresh corn kernels and pasta are folded into a Parmesan-flecked sauce, then topped with smoky bacon and savory chives to make this delicious, creamy corn pasta. You'll want to eat it all summer long!
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18. Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemony crinkle cookies are the perfect springtime dessert. Made with boxed cake mix, they come together quickly and disappear just as fast!

Three cake mix lemon cookies are stacked on top of each other on a white plate.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Just five simple ingredients are all you'll need to make these Lemon Crinkle Cookies! Using a boxed cake mix, this lemon cookie recipe rocks!
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19. Vegetable Casserole

Use up all those fresh veggies on hand this this filling vegetable casserole! A comfort food secretly full of nutrients, it’s perfect for holiday meals and weeknight dinners alike.

Vegetable Casserole
This vegetable casserole is a versatile side dish that works for a weeknight dinner or a holiday meal! Rice and mixed veggies are baked in an irresistibly creamy sauce and topped with cheese and buttery cracker crumbs. 
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20. Egg White Vegetable Frittata

Frittatas are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This vegetable-filled frittata is the perfect spring meal for any time of day! Enjoy it on its own or with a side of fruit salad and toast for a complete spread.

egg white fritatta with avocado
I really, really, really don’t want your healthy eating to feel (or taste!) like a drag. With plenty of topping varieties and copious room to pack in fresh veggies, this Egg White Frittata will bring excitement (or should I say egg-citement <—had to) to your wholesome endeavors.
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21. Tortellini Pasta Salad

Good warm or cold, this pasta salad is amazing no matter how you serve it. I love the tri-colored tortellini which is just as pretty as it is delicious.

A bowl of tortellini pasta salad with a wooden spoon on the side.
Tortellini Pasta Salad
My simple tortellini pasta salad is packed with fresh vegetables, salty cheese, and tender cooked pasta. The homemade red wine vinaigrette is the perfect finishing touch.
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22. Italian Pasta Salad

Make a big batch of this vibrant pasta salad to enjoy throughout the week. Tangy, zesty, and filling, it tastes even better the next day!

Italian Pasta Salad
Italian pasta salad is loaded with flavorful ingredients, tossed in a tangy dressing, and a cinch to make!
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23. One Skillet Pasta Primavera with Meatballs

This is a great, filling spring dinner idea that is full of fresh vegetables and tender meatballs. I love that it can all be made in one skillet for easy cleanup.

One Skillet Pasta Primavera with Meatballs
Fresh veggies and hearty meatballs make the perfect pasta dinner for spring! Use any shape noodles and different veggies to switch up the recipe daily.
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24. Italian Wedding Soup

Italian wedding soup is a nice, light spring soup recipe that is perfect for those still chilly nights. A classic recipe it’s packed full of protein, veggies, and flavor!

A bowl of Italian wedding soup with a second bowl and bread in the background.
Italian Wedding Soup
Italian Wedding Soup is a classic soup recipe perfect for a chilly day. With chicken meatballs, pasta, and loads of veggies, it's hearty, satisfying, and packed with flavor!
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25. Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake

Strawberries come into season during the spring, making strawberry recipes a no-brainer! This easy strawberry crunch cake is one of my go-to recipes because it’s simple but oh-so tasty.

A slice of strawberry crunch poke cake on a plate.
Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake
This pretty in pink Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake is a gorgeous spring dessert that's luscious with strawberries and topped with fluffy Cool Whip frosting and crunchy Golden Oreos.
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26. Sausage Croissant Breakfast Casserole

If you need an easy spring breakfast recipe, this is it! This casserole will feed a crowd and is sure to make everyone ask for seconds. The soft, buttery croissants and savory sausage are a great combination.

Sausage Croissant Breakfast Casserole
This easy sausage croissant breakfast casserole is the perfect make ahead meal. The flakey croissants, hearty sausages, and delicious cheese are a winning combination.
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27. Ramen Noodle Salad

Ramen noodle salad is a fun new recipe you must try this spring. It is a little crunchy, a little salty and a whole lot of flavorful.

Ramen Noodle Salad
This Asian-inspired ramen noodle salad has so much sweet and tangy flavor. The bright, bold colors also make it a true show-stopper!
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28. Polenta with Spring Vegetables

I love the combination of creamy polenta and fresh spring veggies in this dish. the combination of tastes and textures makes your tastebuds sing and pairs perfectly with all your favorite proteins!

spring polenta with fresh vegetables on top
Polenta with Spring Vegetables
For a lighter, vegan-friendly accompaniment to polenta, let me suggest this spring vegetable ragout. Like the braised beef, it’s rustic and uncomplicated yet completely dinner-party worthy. Make it now if you’re already basking in the glow of peas and asparagus, or save this recipe so you can celebrate the moment spring arrives.
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29. Roasted Asparagus

This easy spring side dish is one you can make again and again. Serve it with chicken, fish or beef! Asparagus goes with pretty much everything.

Roasted Asparagus
Roasted asparagus is the best way to enjoy fresh spring asparagus! With Parmesan, lemon, and cracked black pepper, this is going to be your go-to asparagus recipe.
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30. Spring Roll Bowls

There is so much flavor in every bite of these spring roll bowls. They are full of noodles, spices, veggies, and oh so much more. This takeout-inspired recipe is so good you may never order out again!

spring roll bowl with chop stick
Spring Roll Bowls
This is my favorite bowl to date – this coming from a serial bowl-recipe addict – and it is loaded with good things like rice noodles, sweet garlic lime sauce, peanuts, rainbow veggies, and mint / basil / cilantro, and she’s here to say HI FRIENDS I LOVE YOUUUU.
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31. Chicken and Rice Casserole

This chicken and rice casserole is filling enough for winter but easy enough for a busy summer night. That means it is perfect for that in between season- spring! You will make this one-dish dinner all spring long.

Cheesy chicken and rice casserole with a wooden spoon taking a scoop.
Chicken and Rice Casserole
This cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe has it all! Tender rotisserie chicken, rice, and broccoli are combined with a creamy, cheesy sauce and finished with a buttery cracker topping. It's family-friendly for a weeknight dinner, but perfect for a potluck, too.
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What food is popular in spring?

Fresh fruit and vegetables are popular in spring as they begin to grow and become available locally. Options like asparagus, artichokes, peas, fava beans, strawberries, apricots, and rhubarb become popular and are found in many spring recipes.

What are typical spring vegetables?

Some of the most common spring vegetables include asparagus, snap peas, arugula, swiss chard, snow peas, spring onions, lettuce, rhubarb, radishes, spinach, shallots, and carrots.

What fruit is in spring season?

Popular spring fruits include apples, avocados, bananas, kiwis, lemons, limes, and strawberries.

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