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25 (Really Good) Recipes To Make In March

New month, new eats.

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Spring will officially be here later this month. πŸ‹

That means we're working a ton of seasonal eats into our meals in March: from veggie-packed pasta dinners to citrus-topped desserts. (Also, don't forget to set your clocks back on the 8th, and raise a St. Patrick's Day glass on the 17th!)

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Here's what's in season right now:

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1. Mediterranean Chicken Bowl with Broccoli and Feta

If you're not a quinoa fan, this would also work over rice or stuffed into a pita pocket.

Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Bowl with Broccoli and Feta

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2. Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

White beans and a ton of veggies β€” like in-season carrots and broccoli β€” give this soup plenty of plant-based protein and vitamin A.

Recipe: Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

3. Sheet Pan Gnocchi & Mushrooms

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If you've never roasted gnocchi before, you need to try it. It's faster (no waiting for water to boil) and IMO tastier β€” since they crisp up perfectly.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Gnocchi & Mushrooms

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4. 3-Ingredient Irish Mule Cocktails

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Whiskey + ginger ale + lime.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Irish Mule Cocktails

5. Sheet Pan Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon

The simple sauce β€” of Dijon mustard and maple syrup β€” is tangy with just a bit of sweetness.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon

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6. Easiest Trader Joe's Breakfast Hash

Put those perfect avocados to use.

Recipe: Trader Joe's Breakfast Hash

7. Airfryer Asparagus and Mushrooms

This cooks in less than 10 minutes and works as an all-purpose side β€” or even a main.

Recipe: Airfryer Asparagus and Mushrooms

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8. Puff Pastry Citrus Cream Tart

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This is one of those desserts that *looks* fancy β€” but is actually incredibly easy to make, thanks to starting with grocery store puff pastry.

Recipe: Puff Pastry Citrus Cream Tart

9. Keto Cabbage & Kielbasa Skillet

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If you haven't cooked much with cabbage yet, this is a great starter. The cabbage takes on the flavor of everything around it β€” sausage, plus a bit of mustard and apple cider vinegar β€” and is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Recipe: Keto Cabbage & Kielbasa Skillet

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10. Roasted Vegetable Tacos with Chimichurri

11. Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto

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Smashed potatoes deserve to be eaten year-round. They're doused here in an easy pesto packed with basil, lemon, and garlic.

Recipe: Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto

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12. Citrus, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

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When it comes to salads, it doesn't get much more seasonal than this: peppery arugula, creamy avocado, and shrimp seared in the juices from fresh lemon and orange.

Recipe: Citrus, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

13. Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

Let the slow cooker do all the hard work on the holiday.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

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14. 15-Minute Garlic Chicken Thighs

A smart dry rub with paprika adds equal parts flavor and golden-brown color.

Recipe: 15-Minute Garlic Chicken Thighs

15. Roasted Carrot & Feta Salad

The carrots get crisped and caramelized in the oven, and the feta at the end adds richness.

Recipe: Roasted Carrot & Feta Salad

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16. Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas and Arugula

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Test-drive this in the spring β€” then carry it over to summer potluck season.

Recipe: Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas and Arugula

17. Creamiest Lemon Bars

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You could also swap the lemons for blood oranges to make a super pretty light pink version.

Recipe: Creamiest Lemon Bars

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18. Vegan Stirfry with Broccoli and Tofu

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A simple sauce and marinade combo β€” with soy sauce, hoisin, and rice vinegar β€” adds a ton of flavor and color.

Recipe: Vegan Stirfry with Broccoli and Tofu

19. Oven-Roasted Artichokes with Garlic and Rosemary

Fair warning that whole artichokes require a bit of extra prep upfront, but the end result is worth it.

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Artichokes with Garlic and Rosemary

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20. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Start with the classic version β€” then experiment with one of these flavorful variations: like spicy chicken tortilla soup, or coconut curry chicken soup.

Recipe: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

21. Cucumber and Radish Salad

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Bright, easy to assemble, and pairs well with just about anything.

Recipe: Cucumber and Radish Salad

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22. Irish Soda Bread

No kneading required.

Recipe: Irish Soda Bread

23. White Wine-Braised Chicken and Vegetables

asaucykitchen.com

Everything you want to eat β€” all in one pan.

Recipe: White Wine-Braised Chicken and Vegetables

24. Red Curry Quinoa with Coconut and Greens

food52.com

One of the most satisfying flavor boosters for quinoa is this spicy-savory-sweet mix of red curry paste and coconut water.

Recipe: Red Curry Quinoa with Coconut and Greens

25. Peanut Butter-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Can't decide between a chocolate or peanut butter dessert? That's where these come in.

Recipe: Peanut Butter-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

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