12 Well-Loved Springtime Recipes (2024)

12 Well-Loved Springtime Recipes (1)

Spring makes me long for all things new - especially what I put on my plate.

Recently I asked a bunch of friends to share their favorite springtime recipes. What I wasn't expecting was all the sweet stories, handwritten treasures, and lovely memories in abundance that came flooding in. Some recipes are classics, and others were new to me and perhaps to you too. Let's call it the modern take on the old-fashioned recipe swap.

Food holds such history and memory for all of us. Most of these recipes were dishes we grew up enjoying or the ones we treasured surrounded by our dearest people. What a joy to share these meals and memories with those we love.

PS Wherever possible, links to recipes in the title were included. However, for the beauty of handwritten recipes, some downloaded images are also included. Access all the recipes in this sweet downloadable recipe booklet below.

12 Well-Loved Spring Recipes

Access All Recipes in Downloadable Recipe Booklet Below

My New Orleans-loving friend Joni hosted amazing crawfish boils every spring. I might have been the luckiest person alive to be her neighbor and enjoy the spreads. This decadent, over-the-top pasta is a perfect way to celebrate crawfish season. Or if crawfish are not accessible, shrimp is a good swap.

Tara says Fish Tacos are perfect for spring, almost summer vibe. She says even though the recipe looks laborious, her family volunteers to make this one together because they love it so much. She says the sauce is a must! Blend the ingredients below to serve with the tacos and prepare for family adoration.

Yum Sauce

1 clove garlic

1/2 c Greek Yogurt

1/4 c pickled jalapenos (Trader Joe's are delicious)

2 tsp lime juice

1/4 tsp kosher salt

My sister-in-law Pam reminded me of this classic beauty. This dish held court every morning of family visits as we were always in awe of its puffy golden gorgeousness gracing our breakfast table. A classic breakfast dish. The recipe is included in the booklet attached -- I love admiring the beauty of my mother-in-law's elegant handwriting.

My daughter Kelly is not only a brilliant foodie, but also a holistic nutritionist. You can see more of her good stuff on her website, Second Nature Wellness. Kelly always combines what's good for you with a fun twist. Check out this spring seasonal recipe to capture veggie goodness but with a cool take as a griddle cake. Recipe in the attached booklet.

Karen shared this recipe as a way to celebrate and remember her mom, who passed away in August 2022. Not only is it a lovely tribute to our generations past, but it's also a refreshing and unique side dish to bring to your next cookout.

This recipe might be your little black dress dish - as it's always perfect. Dawn said that this black bean salad goes with anything and gets better the more it sits. A perfect accompaniment for any Taco Tuesday or a Cinco de Mayo party! See the handwritten recipe in the attached booklet.

Kathy says this is her favorite version of the classic cookout side. She likes to swap sunflower seeds in for almonds. I have to admit, broccoli and salad were not my favorite combos - but this little beauty is as virtuous as it is tasty. Nothing says spring like a creamy broccoli salad.

A childhood favorite salad, this is Cathy's most adored version of the Seven Layer Salad. She says she wasn't really a vegetable eater but enjoyed this salad every summer growing up. Tasty and refreshing. This is my husband's favorite salad.

Becca brought this to a recent church group potluck and it was a treat. Light, flavorful, colorful, and refreshing salad - perfect for backyard gatherings. Great side to contrast with brats, burgers, or heavier cookout dishes.

Ashley calls these "Road Rally" potatoes. She says a road rally is a scavenger hunt adventure by car that their family enjoyed in years past with friends. They remind me of every church potluck I ever went to growing up and a trip down memory lane with every bite. Recipe included in attached booklet.

A favorite for the little ones and made by my neighbor's mother-in-law as a treat for the grandkiddos every time she visits. I might have to pass this one off as my new tradition with visiting cuties. Recipe in the attached booklet.

Pam's cheesecakes are legendary around our home. She's pretty much ruined me for any other cheesecake made by anyone else. I call this spring break on a plate - an airy, light, ode to Florida cheesecake.

12 Well-Loved Springtime Recipes (2024)


What is the most popular food in spring? ›

Well, foods such as seasonal vegetables (asparagus, artichokes, radishes, peas, spinach) and meats like lamb are associated with spring dining but we've decided to explore the delicious foods and drinks with spring in their names that are a perfect choice for menus this time of year.

What is a good meal for 12 people? ›

19 Ideas For Easy Meals For Large Groups
  • Taco Bar. A taco bar is one of the best inexpensive meals for large groups. ...
  • Meatballs. ...
  • Butter Chicken. ...
  • Lasagna. ...
  • Chili. ...
  • Homemade Pizza. ...
  • Baked Pasta. ...
  • Skewers.
Apr 4, 2023

What to feed 15 people? ›

Feed-a-crowd recipes
  • Spiced salmon with traybaked sag aloo. ...
  • Chicken Provençal. ...
  • Chicken gyros. ...
  • Sharing bavette with blue cheese, beef dripping wedges & ranch salad. ...
  • Sticky tamarind tomato & spinach whirl. ...
  • Summer vegetable & flatbread platter with dill & mustard dip. ...
  • Spring sharing board. ...
  • Waste-nothing loaded potato wedges.

What foods do you associate with spring? ›

Spring Vegetables
  • Asparagus: Asparagus is a classic early spring vegetable beginning in March. ...
  • Artichokes: Peak artichoke season goes from March until May. ...
  • Arugula and Spinach: When it comes to leafy greens, arugula and spinach are excellent in the early spring. ...
  • Onions: Onions make a tasty addition to many dishes.
Mar 19, 2024

What are the 5 most popular foods? ›

popularity is the % of people who have a positive opinion of a american dish. Find out more
  1. 1 Mashed potatoes86%
  2. 2 French Fries86%
  3. 3 Hamburgers85%
  4. 4 Cheeseburger83%
  5. 5 Grilled Cheese82%
  6. 6 Steak and Baked potato82%
  7. 7 Hash browns82%
  8. 8 Fried Chicken82%

What food is in season in April? ›

April is all about spring vegetables—asparagus and artichokes are at their peak, snap peas begin to make an appearance, as well as young carrots with their fern-like carrot tops, and fava beans. Spring garlic, spring onions, leeks and fennel are thriving, as are the first spring radishes.

What to cook for a dozen people? ›

8 Delicious Dinners That Feed A Crowd
  • Classic Lasagna. ...
  • Pulled Pork. ...
  • White Chicken Chili. ...
  • Sloppy Joes. ...
  • Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes. ...
  • Gail Simmons' Epic Spaghetti Pie. ...
  • Moroccan-Style Brisket with Dried Fruit & Capers. ...
  • The Ultimate Chili Recipe.

How to feed 100 people cheap? ›

Serving budget-friendly cuisines like salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes can be a very cost-effective choice. Or, if you're looking for a more casual option, how about a barbeque? Burgers, hot dogs and other grill-oriented foods are sure to be crowd favorites, and they won't rack up a big bill.

What to feed 13 people? ›

Recipes to feed a crowd
  • recipeJools' simple beef stew.
  • recipeSicilian cauliflower & chickpea stew with fluffy couscous.
  • recipeQuiche lorraine with carrot & parsley salad.
  • recipeVeggie korma.
  • recipeKerryann's chilli con veggie.
  • recipeDIY party combos - prawns and Marie Rose sauce.
  • recipeRoasted beetroot toast.

What's the cheapest way to feed a crowd? ›

Budget meals for large families
  1. Orzotto with pancetta & peas. ...
  2. Double bean & roasted pepper chilli. ...
  3. Halloumi flatbreads. ...
  4. Slow cooker ratatouille. ...
  5. Easy sausage casserole.
  6. Courgette & tomato soup. ...
  7. Mexican pulled chicken & beans.
  8. Vegetable curry for a crowd.

What to cook for lots of people? ›

When feeding the masses, think big: pastas, one-pot dishes, and food that is perfect for sharing amongst many. Frittatas and slices that are easily divided can be handy for any occasion, as can hearty salads and large bakes.

What do we drink in spring season? ›

Popular spring drinks include flavors that are Floral based. Spring drink floral flavors include Lavender, Chamomile, Rose, and Hibiscus. These flavors complement co*cktails, mocktails, water, and even lemonade!

What flavor is associated with spring? ›

Spring has its own flavor profiles. Winter is a time for cinnamon, nutmeg, spice and chocolate. Spring is the time to shed those heavy flavors and transition to lighter flavors such as citrus, herbs and berries.

What we should not do in spring season? ›

Blinding sunlight: The sunnier spring weather is nice until that sun blinds you when you are trying to drive. Keep a pair of sunglasses in your car and be aware of other vehicles at all times, whether you are driving, biking, or walking.

What are the top 3 most popular foods? ›

As of Q3 2022, hamburgers, mashed potatoes, and cheeseburgers were the most popular American dishes in the United States. About 84 percent of respondents had a positive opinion of each of the three dishes.

What items sell best in spring? ›

Garden products

Those longer days mean that many customers will be heading into their gardens – and certainly making the most of pleasant weekend weather. Products for gardening always sell well at this time of year, so source tools such as spades, trowels, and hoes, as well as greenhouses, garden hoses, and planters.


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