PART OF Easter

60 Best Dishes of Spring

Say good riddance to Old Man Winter with these bright and cheery seasonal picks, including mains, sides and desserts.

Hot Cross Buns

"These are just perfect!"


Ina's Spring Green Risotto

"Such a winning combo of flavors! Loved how creamy this was especially with the mascarpone and an extra sprinkling of parmesan. The lemon is the perfect touch, don't skip it!"


Honey Baked Ham

"I'll be making my own ham every year from now on thanks to this recipe!"


Rack of Lamb with Cherry Reduction

"The cherry merlot sauce is fantastic, and the glaze provides a nice dark crust to the meat. It was unbelievable!"


Pan-Fried Asparagus

"This is my kind of recipe! I cook mine in coconut oil. Really simple and delicious."


Classic Macaroni & Cheese

"This was divine, lightly tangy and very flavorful. I think the dry mustard makes it taste extra special. I'll make this over and over again!"


Ham with Pineapple-Honey Glaze

"It was my first time trying this technique to cook ham and it was fantastic! It was super moist from the first slice until the last one."


Deviled Eggs

"These are sweet and have a great zing to them. I added more mustard, because I couldn't taste it enough for my preference."

-Distant Goddess

Scalloped Potatoes

"Definitely a five-star recipe. I made as written except to add some onion in the layers. Really delicious."

-Carolyn in Toronto

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast

"The breading came out crunchy, and the chicken was moist. I used basil-and-tomato-flavored feta, which worked perfectly. I baked it on parchment paper, which saved me the clean-up."


Creamy Parmesan Leeks

"I simmered the leeks in a bit of water and followed another reviewer's suggestion and used sour cream. I used just enough to coat the leeks nicely, then sprinkled on Parmesan cheese."


Oven-Baked Sea Bass

"This is a simple recipe if you're short on time and ingredients. One tip: If you plan on adding wine/vinegar, it's better to pour that on the fish first, then add the garlic mixture or you'll end up washing the mixture off."


Coconut Cake

"Make sure you follow the directions exactly and be sure to use self-rising flour. It creates this wonderful light cake."


Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

"The potatoes were super tender and the onion had just a tiny bit of snap left, which I like. This is a great recipe that makes eating healthier a little easier."

-Kerry G

Steamed Asparagus With Lemon

"Excellent! The most simple, perfect, veggie dish."


Honey Glazed Carrots

"I served this with chicken and steamed beans for a delicious dinner."


Glazed Carrots

"These are addictive. I'm going to try this with baby carrots next time."


Ultimate Carrot Cake

"I think I am a good judge of a quality cake, and this was outstanding. The frosting is insanely good. I think it would go good on anything: cake, scones, muffins, maybe even a steak."

-ROV Chef

Honey Baked Ham Copycat

"This is the best copycat of HoneyBaked ham I have ever tried. It was so moist! The key for me was placing the cut-end down and basting often."

-Shabby Sign Shoppe

Cinnamon Rolls

"These are wonderful cinnamon rolls. It's a very versatile, yummy dough — we've used it to make bierocks, pizza pockets, and a ham and cheese loaf."

-Larry Penrod

Ham Salad Sandwich

"This is the ham salad of my childhood. I pulsed the celery, onion and ham in my food processor. I substituted cornichons for the hot pickles, which added a nice spice element."


Hard-Cooked Eggs

"It's definitely easier to peel eggs in the water — or while the eggs are still dripping wet. The egg white comes out fluffier and less rubbery than traditional hard-boiled eggs."

-Kimberly D.

Sausage Frittata

"I added some of the green onion with the sausage, then I also added some diced red bell pepper. I placed it in the oven for a few minutes and it was done perfectly."


Fruit Salad with Pudding

"This is really good! However, I recommend that you make the pudding in a separate bowl. I added only a couple of scoops to give the fruit just a coat of pudding, and it was perfect."


Spicy Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

"I used hot sausage and decided to broil the mushrooms so the mushroom stayed crisp and fresh. I prepped the filling first, and the mushrooms were easy to fill at the last minute."


Southern Sweet Iced Tea

"I'm in love with this recipe. Talk about an iced tea that hits the spot! I wouldn't change a thing."

-Chef Treenie

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

"This was delicious. I used more onions and mushrooms than called for. Next time I would probably cut the amount of cheese in half, but overall this was a winner with everyone."


Ultimate Lemon Meringue Pie

"The crust is a golden flaky treat and the lemon filling is tart, but still sweet enough to make you want another mouthful. Plus, the meringue crusted beautifully."


Potato Salad

"I have been making this recipe for 25 years. Usually I make this with apple cider or red wine vinegar, but I just tried it with white balsamic vinegar. OMG. I wish I'd been making it with white balsamic for 25 years."

-Ms. Mother Earth

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

"This is great for a weeknight meal. I added some lemon juice to the shrimp just before tossing in the pasta. I also tossed in a good amount of Parmesan, allowing it to melt before serving."


Incredible Lemon Cake

"This cake was so buttery and lemony from all that wonderful fresh zest. The smell alone will take your breath away."

-Kozmic Blues

Molten Chocolate Cherry Babycakes

"Gooey, decadent and delicious. I made them ahead of time and kept them refrigerated until ready to bake and they turned out perfectly."

-May I Have That Recipe

Frizzled Cabbage

"I just love the natural flavor this recipe brings out of the cabbage, and it's so quick and easy to prepare. The only thing I do different is add a few shakes of hot sauce."


Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

"This is great tilapia. Per another reviewer, I added olive oil to the crumbs to moisten them and they stuck well. The seasonings were just right, and the Parmesan cheese added delicious flavor."


Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

"I took some advice from other reviews and added mushrooms and chicken to make it a meal. I loved this because it was like having Alfredo sauce, but better for you."


Greek Easter Cookies

"Being Greek, I am critical of Greek recipes, but this cookie is nice for all occasions. The OJ really livens up the cookie."


Banana Bread

"This is the only banana bread recipe I use. I substitute chocolate chips for the walnuts and it turns out perfect. I usually split the batter and make two loaves."


Macaroni & Cheese

"This uses a great combination of cheeses. It was very full of flavor and I really liked the addition of seasoned salt. I added some seasoned bread crumbs on the top for a crunchy crust."


Basic Quiche

"This is a wonderful recipe. The frozen pie crusts make it so easy and they are inexpensive. Plus, since the pie crust comes with its own pie pan, there's no dish to wash."

-Kumama Chef 579262

Roasted Asparagus

"I love asparagus cooked this way. I find it easier to put the asparagus in a bowl to toss with the oil. Sometimes I sprinkle with Parmesan as soon as it comes out of the oven."


Brown Sugar Glaze for Ham

"This is the best glaze for ham I have tried."


Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

"This is close to Cracker Barrel's version. Thaw the hash browns first otherwise it gets watery. I added more cheese and stirred about halfway through — it helped crisp things up."


Easter Nests with Jelly Bean Eggs

"These were so cute! I used butterscotch chips rather than the sugar and corn syrup mixture. I used mini-muffin tins to form the nests and let my 2-year-old help by putting the jelly beans on top."

-Lil Sis

Angel Food Cake

"The directions were easy, and the cake turned out awesome. One trick: When trying to get the cake out of the pan, use a plastic spatula. It does wonders and won't wreck the cake."


Easy Biscuits

"These were surprisingly flaky for a biscuit recipe that has no shortening. I brushed a little butter on top to give them a little extra flavor."


Roast Leg of Lamb With Rosemary

"I've made this using both bone-in and boneless leg of lamb, and it's fabulous. It made the perfect Easter dinner. As an added bonus, we have enough leftovers to make lamb curry."

-Marion in Savannah

Lemon-Butter Parmesan Potatoes

"I used organic fingerling potatoes with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and they were divine. You'll want to drink the juices from the pan!"


Perfect Pork Tenderloin

"I've never been able to cook a pork tenderloin that was moist, but this was juicy and delicious. Plus, once you make it, the recipe sticks in your head because it's so easy."


Easter Italian Bread

"I have tried for years to make good Easter bread, and I was ready to give up when I tried this recipe. This was delicious and as moist as any I have ever tasted."


O'Charley's Loaded Potato Soup

"This is very rich, cheesy and full of flavor for a potato soup. In my opinion, this recipe is better than the O'Charley's version."


Fruity & Spiced Hot Cross Buns

"The dough spread after they were shaped, so they were not perfect round-shaped buns, but square-ish pull-apart shaped instead. They were soft and fluffy, though, and smelled fantastic."

-Chef #1333028

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

"Yum. I could just eat the dough! It's so light and fluffy with just the right amount of peanut butter. Watch the oven, though; the cookies took longer to bake than expected."


Macaroni Salad

"This is a nice, basic macaroni salad. I used mayonnaise and added some sugar and vinegar to add some tanginess. I added some onions for a nice crunch as well as flavor."


Banana Cream Pie

"My family loved this! As for the bananas, I used the ones on the ripe end but that were still firm. It makes the pie taste more banana-ish."


Hummingbird Cake

"I made this for a bridal shower and it was a big hit. It's wonderfully moist with a chunky texture. Try toasting the pecans for added flavor."


Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

"Following other reviewers' suggestions, I melted the butter first, and I used pineapple juice instead of water. The cake could not have been more flavorful or moist."


Grilled Lemon Salmon

"There wasn't a flake of salmon left on any of my family's plates. The marinade was not overpowering, and the lemon gives it a little extra tang that is just right."


Cheese Pound Cake

"The texture is perfect — dense, but not heavy. Make sure to allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes in the pan. Then the cake will fall right out without sticking."

-Chef #581920

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

"I made a glaze with powdered sugar, milk and a little bit of lemon juice. I poked holes in the top after taking the cake out of the oven, then poured the glaze while it was still in the pan."


Easter Egg Dye

"This was simple and worked really well. We liked the results from adding olive oil. I'll never buy one of those dye kits again."

-Chef #970865