Delicious One-Dish Dinners for Spring

These delicious spring recipes are fresh, fabulous, and made in one dish, which means cleanup is a snap. Filled with zucchini, snap peas, and other bright flavors, these quick and easy spring recipes are sure to make it into your regular dinner rotation.

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    Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata

    Because stratas -- layered casseroles of dried bread cubes, eggs, and cheese -- actually benefit from chilling before baking, they are the perfect make-ahead spring dinner. Fill yours with tasty veggies, such as the zucchini featured here.

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    Vegetable-Polenta Lasagna

    Polenta, an Italian cornmeal, is actually more common than pasta in some parts of Northern Italy. Costing just pennies per serving, it's a delicious and inexpensive way to amp up a tasty veggie lasagna.

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    Tortellini-Vegetable Bake

    Layers of your favorite spring veggies -- think snap peas, mushrooms, and peppers -- fill our tasty tortellini bake. A cheesy cream sauce holds together this suprisingly healthy casserole recipe.

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    Gingered Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup

    The sweet taste of the potatoes and carrots in this velvety soup finds its match in ginger's zesty bite. Short on time? This simple spring dish takes only a half hour to finish.

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    Greek-Style Lasagna

    Olives, ground lamb, and feta cheese give this creative one-dish dinner its Greek flavoring. Add an element of freshness with a sprinkling of chopped tomatoes and snipped oregano on top.

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    Tender-Crisp Spring Braise

    For a fresh spin on the classic meat-and-potatoes dinner, try this quick skillet dish. With asparagus, new potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, and chicken, it's bursting with bright spring flavor.

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    Macaroni and Brie with Crab

    Mac and cheese gets a grown-up makeover in our tasty version of this classic dish. With flavorful additions such as creamy brie and crabmeat, you'll never go back to the original.

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    Fast Shrimp Bisque

    Our quick and easy shrimp bisque makes cooking for a busy weeknight a breeze. Taking just 25 minutes to finish, our satisfying seafood soup is ready in no time.

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    Chicken and Olive Tamale Pie

    The zesty tang of tomatillos in green salsa -- also called salsa verde -- takes this healthy Mexican casserole to the next level. If you don't have any salsa verde on hand, red salsa is equally tasty.

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    Shrimp and Bean Packets

    This hearty, healthful one-dish dinner features shrimp, fresh tomato, green onion, and cannellini beans. Cooking in a foil packet not only infuses the shrimp and veggies with bright lemon flavor, but it also makes cleanup a breeze!

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    Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake

    As one reviewer put it, this artichoke-and-chicken casserole is "awesome... awesome...awesome!" We like that it's quick, easy, and loaded with spring vegetables.

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    How to Make Chicken Casserole

    Many casserole dishes call for chicken -- it's a lean source of protein and is tasty, too. We'll help you learn the serving amounts when prepping cooked chicken for any type of chicken recipe.

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    Asparagus-Tuna Casserole

    Take inspiration from a classic nicoise salad and add new potatoes, olives, and asparagus to a tasty tuna casserole. Use thick asparagus spears for extra crunch in every bite.

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    Garlicky Roasted Lamb with Potatoes

    Give your Passover meal an update with the bright hints of citrus and herbs featured in this French-inspired lamb roast from Jewish cooking expert and cookbook author Joan Nathan. Its bold garlic flavor makes for a tantalizing spring dish.

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    Mediterranean-Style Snapper

    A topping of sun-dried tomatoes, green olives, and feta cheese dresses up pan-fried red snapper. Complete this spring meal with a side of couscous or pasta.

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    Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops

    Seasoned with a mixture of orange peel, cinnamon, and cumin, these lamb chops are full of flavor, healthful, and impressive enough for a spring dinner party.

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    Parmesan Chicken

    Fresh greens and a homemade lemon vinaigrette brighten up this simple, classic Italian dish.

    Recipe developed by Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa). Copyright 2002, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Clarkson/Potter Publications, all rights reserved.

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    Creamy Shrimp and Tomato Chowder

    It's not often you come across an herb-seasoned soup recipe that's quick, healthy, and ready in 20 minutes, but this easy shrimp soup is all of those things and more. Serve with toasted focaccia bread for a crunchy dipper.

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    Steamed Cod with Gingery Mushrooms

    Ready in less than 30 minutes, this gently cooked, ginger-flavored fish combines with shiitake mushrooms and red sweet pepper to create a colorful dinner that's also rich in antioxidants.

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    Delicious Asparagus Recipes

    Whether grilled, roasted, or baked, asparagus adds flavor and nutrients to any meal. Here are our favorite asparagus recipes, including roasted asparagus, grilled asparagus, and baked asparagus. These dishes will change the way you think about this versatile green vegetable.
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