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30 Delicious Things To Cook In April

Hello, spring recipes!

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1. Raspberry Rhubarb Almond Bars

Make use of the fresh rhubarb popping up at the market and make these simple bars made with almond flour instead of wheat flour. Get the recipe.

2. Lemon Garlic Asparagus Pasta

budgetbytes.com

This simple pasta, made with asparagus, lemon, and garlic, is just the thing to celebrate the arrival of spring. Get the recipe.

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3. Simple Butter Lettuce Salad

Spring is the season for lettuces, including the oh-so-delicious butter variety. This recipe keeps things simple and dresses it in a simple vinaigrette to let the flavor of the lettuce shine. Get the recipe.

4. Baked Artichoke Bites With Garlic Aioli

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Crispy artichoke bites are the perfect thing to snack on before dinner or while watching Netflix. Get the recipe.

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5. Roasted Chicken Thighs With Fennel and Lemon

thekitchn.com

This one-pan recipe combines aromatic fennel with budget-friendly chicken thighs for the ultimate weeknight dinner. Serve it with pasta or rice, or eat it all by itself. Get the recipe.

6. Strawberry Sweet Rolls

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This recipe ditches the typical cinnamon sugar filling for strawberry preserves and finishes it with a tangy cream cheese frosting. Get the recipe.

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7. Simple Italian Grilled Romaine Salad

Grilled romaine might sound weird, but it's actually delicious. It gives the lettuce a wonderful smoky flavor, taking it from good to great. Get the recipe.

8. Pappardelle Pasta With Portobello Mushroom Ragu

If you're not a big meat eater, this hearty ragu made with mushrooms is for you. Get the recipe.

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9. Creamy Parmesan Herb and Mushroom Chicken

cafedelites.com

This recipe uses thighs so the chicken stays nice and moist while cooking in the sauce, but you could use breasts if you wanted. Get the recipe.

10. Buttery Garlic Herb Chicken

This simple one-skillet dinner is the perfect thing to whip up after a busy workday. Get the recipe.

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11. Artichoke, Spinach, and Leek Tart

athoughtforfood.net

A sheet of store-bought puff pastry makes this impressive flatbread come together in no time. Get the recipe.

12. One-Skillet Spinach Artichoke Chicken

Canned coconut milk gives the sauce a rich, velvety texture without having to use heavy cream or milk. Get the recipe.

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13. Roast Chicken With Carrot Panzanella

food52.com

Roasting an entire chicken might seem like a difficult task, but it's actually pretty simple. This recipe serves it with a hearty carrot panzanella for an impressive dinner that only seems like it took a ton of effort. Get the recipe.

14. Strawberry Rhubarb Meringue Cookies

cupcakeproject.com

If you love strawberry rhubarb pie, you'll love these cute little meringues that are sweet, tart, and super easy to make. Get the recipe.

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15. Braised Leeks

If you've never cooked with leeks before, this recipe is the perfect place to start. Braising them milds out their oniony flavor and makes them the perfect side dish. Get the recipe.

16. Beet Gnocchi

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This colorful take on gnocchi uses cooked beets to create a vibrant pink hue and subtle earthy flavor. Get the recipe.

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17. Coconut Lime Scones

heatherchristo.com

Bake these flavorful coconut and lime scones on a lazy Saturday morning. You won't regret it. Get the recipe.

18. Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp

These sweet and savory shrimp come together in less than 30 minutes and can be paired with all kinds of things, from rice to noodles to veggies. Get the recipe.

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19. Rhubarb Almond Cake

floatingkitchen.net

A simple almond cake made with tart rhubarb is the perfect thing to serve for breakfast or dessert. Get the recipe.

20. 20-Minute Creamy Spinach Artichoke Pasta

budgetbytes.com

This hearty pasta, made with a handful of pantry staples, is everything you love about spinach artichoke dip, transformed into a quick weeknight dinner. Get the recipe.

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21. Penne Pasta in Roasted Beet Sauce

This pretty pink pasta sauce gets a ton of flavor from roasted beets, balsamic vinegar, Parmesan, and vermouth, so you know it's going to be good. Get the recipe.

22. Marinated Feta and Beet Salad

This fresh beet salad is the perfect way to highlight sweet spring beets. It dresses them in a simple vinaigrette and adds salty feta for a pop of flavor. Get the recipe.

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23. Chicken in Red Wine Vinegar Sauce

familystylefood.com

Salting the chicken and letting it sit uncovered in the fridge before cooking it helps make the skin nice and crispy — so don't skip this step! Get the recipe.

24. Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce

If salmon isn't your favorite, feel free to swap it out for another fish, shrimp, or even chicken. The sauce is full of flavor and the perfect thing to poach whatever protein you want in, so feel free to improvise. Get the recipe.

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25. Whole Wheat Strawberry Pancakes

Whole wheat pancakes with a sweet homemade strawberry sauce — what could be better? Get the recipe.

26. Asparagus and Leek Tart

Leeks + asparagus + Gruyère cheese = the spring flavor trifecta you never knew you needed. Get the recipe.

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27. Orange and Ricotta Pound Cake

A hearty amount of ricotta cheese keeps this pound cake moist while orange liqueur gives it a pop of citrusy flavor. Get the recipe.

28. Green Pea Soup With Candied Bacon

neighborfoodblog.com

Garnishing with homemade candied bacon bits takes this bright pea soup from good to great. Get the recipe.

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29. Mushroom Carnitas Tacos

This vegetarian take on carnitas is the perfect thing to serve during your next taco Tuesday. Get the recipe.

30. Gruyère, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion Bites

These fancy puff pastry and mushroom bites are both impressive and surprisingly simple to make. Get the recipe.

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This season, we have tons of easy and delicious favorites to share.

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