Delicious One-Dish Dinners for Spring
New Potato Chicken Soup
Take one bite of this recipe and you'll be convinced your slow cooker—the kitchen MVP—isn't just for use during winter! Featuring seasonal ingredients like carrots, ramps, and peas, and topped with creamy goat cheese crumbles, each bowl of this set-and-forget chicken soup tastes way more decadent than its 223 calories.
Pan-Seared Salmon with Kumquats
One skillet does all the cooking for the colorful kumquat salad (the sweet-sour fruit is in season from winter until midspring) and the seared salmon. This fresh protein-rich dinner calls for just 35 minutes of hands-on time and is perfect for gluten-free eaters.
Layers of your favorite spring veggies—think snap peas, mushrooms, and peppers—fill our tasty tortellini bake. A cheesy cream sauce holds together this surprisingly healthy casserole recipe.
Chicken Thighs with Artichokes
Crisp up prosciutto in a skillet, then remove the meat and use the drippings to cook (and add extra salty, savory goodness) to chicken thighs. For a speedy spring side, saute mushrooms in the aforementioned pan, stir in artichokes, and sprinkle on plenty of fresh tarragon.
Pork and Red Cabbage Skillet
Red cabbage (at its peak in winter and spring) steals the show in this skillet dinner that starts with seared pork cutlets and ends with a handful of crunchy, salted pepitas. Craving carbs? Serve with chunks of crusty bread to soak up every drop of the cabbage dressing.
Roasted Asparagus and Salmon
Grab a sheet pan and roast a bounty of spring asparagus and slices of smoked salmon for the base of this beautiful composed salad. All that's left to do: Add your egg of choice (opt for precooked hard-boiled eggs to cut down on dishes) and scoop on the dill yogurt sauce.
Cod and Tomatoes with Crispy Parsley Crumbs
In most U.S. coastal areas, fresh cod season launches in March or early April. Celebrate by baking this simple sheet-pan supper that calls for topping the flaky fish and tender tomatoes with a crunchy seasoned panko bread crumb mixture.
Indian Chickpea and Vegetable Curry
In a rush? Follow our instructions to convert this vegetarian slow cooker recipe into a pressure cooker dinner. For a dose of spring vibrancy, toss in fresh peas instead of frozen just before serving with rice and naan.
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.
Spicy Spring Picnic Pork
Kick off picnic season with this so-tender slow cooker pulled pork recipe. The secret ingredient to add a hint of sweetness to the sauce? A can of Dr Pepper soda!
Macaroni and Brie with Crab
Mac and cheese gets a grown-up makeover in our tasty version of the classic dish. With flavorful additions such as creamy Brie and crabmeat, you'll never go back to the original.
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.
Fast Shrimp Bisque
Our quick and easy shrimp bisque makes cooking for a busy weeknight a breeze. This satisfying seafood soup is ready in no time—just 25 minutes from start to finish.
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.
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 salsa verde on hand, red salsa is equally tasty.
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.
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 addition to amp up a tasty veggie lasagna.
Scottish Cock-a-Leekie Soup
Spring vegetables, including leeks and carrots, make this traditional Scottish one-pot chicken soup fitting for the season. After making the flavorful homemade chicken and vegetable broth, stir in barley for a fiber (and satisfaction) boost. Lastly, top with bacon because—well, do you need an explanation?