Spring Recipes

Spring is here, which means it's time to lighten things up! Fresh produce makes it easy to put together healthy meals. Take advantage of spring vegetables and fruits with our favorite seasonal recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Staff Picks

Easy Creamed Spinach

Rating: 3.43 stars
Our take on the classic creamed spinach side dish uses fresh spinach and cream cheese as a thickener. It's a crowd pleasing recipe that's popular with both young and old.

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 3.67 stars
A favorite spring vegetable, asparagus is often boiled or steamed but roasting asparagus is easy, as this three-ingredient recipe shows. All you need is olive oil, salt and pepper, and a preheated oven. And the asparagus becomes meltingly soft.

Easy Steamed Artichokes

These leafy, mild-flavored veggies get at the heart of spring. Our method for steaming artichokes could not be easier, but the result is an impressive, delicious side dish.

Easy Poached Pears

Rating: 3.08 stars
Bosc pears, available through April, become tender yet hold their shape well when poached. A spice-infused syrup gives them a pie-like flavor.

Split Pea Soup with Ham

Rating: 3.38 stars
You'll turn to this split pea soup with ham all winter long—especially when you need to warm up! Use leftover ham to make split pea soup prep even easier.

Lemon Cake

Rating: 3.54 stars
This cheery lemon cake is perfect for festive occasions. Top it off with our Whipped Frosting that's the perfect light and fluffy complement to this moist cake.

Slow-Cooker Brisket and Onions

Rating: 3.54 stars
Braising in a slow cooker turns a tough, less-expensive cut of beef into a flavorful, hearty meal that's ideal for Passover and sure to become a family favorite.

Quick Raspberry Jam

15 minutes is all it takes to cook up this fruit jam that can be spread on toast, swirled into yogurt, or used as the jelly for a classic PB&J sandwich

Broiled Asparagus

Rating: 3.93 stars
This member of the lily family has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years. Asparagus is at its peak from February through June and is a good source of fiber, folic acid, and potassium.

Candied Lemon Slices

Rating: 3.06 stars
These tart treats go perfectly with Lemon Crepes and make beautiful garnishes for our Meyer-Lemon and Coconut Layer Cake.

Asparagus Casserole

Take this traditional southern side dish to the next level with smoky bacon, creamy bechamel, and sharp gruyere.

Freeze-Ahead Lasagna Primavera

Rating: 3.4 stars
Layered with delicate veggies, a creamy sauce,and 3 cheeses, this lasagna captures thefreshness of spring -- straight from the freezer.

Inspiration and Ideas

Potato-Crusted Herb Quiche

Thinly sliced potatoes layered gratin-style make a beautiful gluten-free crust for this easy company-worthy quiche that's perfect for brunch.