What to Cook in April

April is here and it means that Spring has officially sprung! Warm weather is soon arriving which naturally kickstarts our desire to lighten up our dishes. Here is a seasonal list of What to Cook in April!

What to cook in April

April is a welcome month after so many long winter ones. While the weather isn’t warm in all places of the country, it soon will be and the anticipation is palpable! The local produce is beginning to show signs of new growth and new crops and it is so welcome. We’re sharing a list of 10 recipes we are super excited to make and eat in April, including some personal spring holiday favorites of mine!

Seasonal Market Finds

April brings the first signs of new crops in parts of the country. We welcome baby greens, and even some late-winter sweetened ones.

  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Avocados
  • Sweet Onions
  • Strawberries
  • Mushrooms
  • Leeks
  • Spring Lettuce
  • Sweet Spring Parsnips
  • Chives
  • New Potatoes
  • Chard
  • Rhubarb
  • Grapefruit

Maple Blueberry Baked Oats

Maple Blueberry Baked Oatmeal: The end of March meant that the maple trees in the Northeast produced all of their sap to make maple syrup. And while many people think of the fall as being a time to enjoy fresh maple syrup, it’s actually the spring! We have many recipes that include maple syrup, but this baked oatmeal recipe has my heart!

Baked blended oats with carrots and raisins.

Carrot Cake Baked Oats: We welcomed our newest baked oats recipe to the website last month, and I’m officially obsessed with this one! Blended oats are baked up with carrot cake ingredients to make for a healthy cake for breakfast!

A frittata in a cast iron skillet with potatoes and leeks.

Chard and Potato Leek Frittata: Whether your served it for brunch, lunch or dinner, this frittata filled with seasonal greens will be a hit. If you don’t have swiss chard, you could swap this out with kale, instead!

A bowl filled with an edamame salad.

Easy Edamame Salad: This salad is good anytime of year, but it is such a refreshing salad that it just feels perfect to serve in spring. It works equally as well as a laid back easy dinner addition, but it’s also pretty enough to include on your holiday table.

Nanny's sweet and sour meatballs.

Nanny’s Sweet and Sour Meatballs: Passover this year extends from late March into April, and these meatballs make an appearance on our family table year every year.

Instant Pot Lemon Veggie Risotto | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Instant Pot Lemon Vegetable Risotto: This recipe is easily one of the most popular recipes on the site each spring and for good reason! It’s both easy to make and SO delicious.

Sheet Pan Lemon and Herb Cod with Vegetables

Sheet Pan Cod with Vegetables in Lemon Herb Sauce: This sheet pan meal is the ultimate spring dinner with perfectly cooked lemon herb cod, tender veggies, and a delicious green sauce.

Healthy coconut macaroons.

Healthy Coconut Macaroons: Perfect for a late passover, or just because….these healthy macaroons are just like the classic but made gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free! All you need is 6 ingredients to make them! Make them without or without a chocolate bottom.

Paleo Lemon Bars

Gluten Free Lemon Bars: Something about lemon bars just scream spring to me! These are great to serve for a holiday dessert or just for an afternoon sweet!

Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies with Maple Glaze

Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cookies (With Maple Glaze): This gluten-free carrot cake cookie recipe yields soft and chewy cookies, is easy to make and packs all the flavor of a traditional carrot cake in an easy-to-serve form.

Looking for more Easter recipes? Check out this What to Cook in Spring and scroll down to the spring holiday section!

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