33 Unforgettable Spring Dinner Recipes

With the arrival of spring, our eating habits tend to change; suddenly, we want lighter fare and fresher tastes. As the grocery stores start to fill up with seasonal produce, save these incredible spring dinner recipes to make.

Smoked Trout

Smoked trout.
Photo Credit: Envato.

A weekend favorite — smoked whole trout is my favorite way to prepare this fish. Glazed with maple and simple seasonings, this dish takes a long time, but it’s mostly hands-off time.

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Basil Pesto Pasta with Pancetta

Pesto pasta.
Photo Credit: Envato.

Simple, quick, but full of beautiful flavors — basil and pancetta is a perfect combination. Topped with parmesan cheese, this is a satisfying but simple dinner you can add your own extra veggies to.

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Slow Cooker Basil Tomato Chicken

Chicken breasts in a creamy tomato sauce.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

Few things are simpler than this chicken dinner made in a slow cooker with a few ingredients you likely already have on hand. The dish is creamy and delicious and best served with gnocchi.

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Butter Chicken Meatballs

Butter chicken meatballs.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

You can make these flavorful meatballs with ground chicken or turkey, and you will love this flavorful butter chicken sauce made completely from scratch. Serve with rice and naan.

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Garlicky Mussels In a Red Wine Tomato Sauce With Pancetta

A platter full of mussels in red sauce served with bread.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

The rich, savory sauce makes these mussels shine. Perfect with a side of sourdough bread. Mussels can be made in less than 30 minutes, sauce included.

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Gochujang Short Ribs With Apple Carrot Slaw (Oven Or Crock Pot)

Braised beef short ribs on a wooden platter.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

Short ribs are braised low and slow for a long time to become meltingly tender in this incredible and flavorful sauce. Serve with a simple apple carrot slaw and other sides you love. This recipe can be made in an oven or slow cooker.

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Sheet Pan Curried Chicken

A sheet pan full of curried chickens, lentils, veggies and lemon wedges.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

There are tons of bold flavors in this anything-but-boring chicken dinner made entirely on a single sheet pan. The tahini dressing really makes it special. Tone the spice level to suit your preferences.

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Greek Grilled Octopus (Traditional Mediterranean Recipe)

Greek octopus.
Photo Credit: Envato.

A perfect special occasion meal, octopus is an impressive and sweet meat best done on the grill or in a smoker. It’s simple to make and requires only a few ingredients but a long cooking time to become tender. Add some simple salads and new potatoes in a better parsley sauce, and you have an incredible restaurant-worthy meal.

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Smoked Salmon Bowls with Miso Tahini Dressing

Smoked salmon with miso tahini dressing, cucumber, edamame, and pickled onion in a bowl. Drizzle with dressing, sprinkle with sesame, and scallions.
Photo Credit: Plates by Nat.

A satisfying blend of smoked salmon, fresh veggies, and nutty tahini dressing, perfect for a light and flavorful spring dinner.

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Traditional Pancit Bihon

Pancit bihon served on a platter.
Photo Credit: Chicken Fried Kitchen.

Dive into a Filipino classic featuring thin rice noodles stir-fried with vegetables and savory seasonings, offering a comforting and familiar taste.

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CREAMY CHICKEN BACON RANCH PASTA SALAD RECIPE

Creamy chicken bacon ranch pasta salad served in a bowl.
Photo Credit: Food Meanderings.

Indulge in a creamy pasta salad loaded with tender chicken, crispy bacon, and zesty ranch dressing, delivering a satisfying twist on traditional salads.

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STICKY ASIAN TURKEY MEATBALLS

Asian Turkey meatball.
Photo Credit: Simply Made Eats.

Enjoy juicy turkey meatballs coated in a sticky-sweet Asian-inspired sauce, offering a delightful blend of savory and tangy flavors.

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FRESH FAVA BEAN PASTA WITH PECORINO AND RICOTTA RECIPE FROM SICILY

Fava bean pasta with pecorino and ricotta served on a plate, accompanied with a fork.
Photo Credit: The Pasta Project.

Experience the taste of Sicily with this simple yet flavorful pasta dish featuring fresh fava beans, creamy ricotta, and tangy pecorino cheese.

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Tilapia Fish Tacos

Tilapia fish tacos with cilantro-lime sour cream. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
Photo Credit: A Dash of Megnut.

Dive into crispy tilapia nestled in warm tortillas and topped with fresh toppings, offering a delicious and light option for taco night.

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PESTO CRUSTED SALMON

Pesto crusted salmon topped with mayo-pesto spread and parmesan panko breadcrumbs, served on a plate.
Photo Credit: Sugar and Snap Peas.

Savor the rich flavors of pesto paired with tender salmon fillets, creating a simple yet elegant dish perfect for any occasion.

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The Best Fried Fish And Creamy Grits

Fried fish and creamy grits served on a platter, sprinkled with chopped onion.
Photo Credit: Tyler’s Fishing Adventures.

Indulge in crispy fried fish served alongside creamy, buttery grits, offering a comforting and satisfying Southern-inspired meal.

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Best Blackened Sea Trout (Easy Recipe)

Blackened sea trout on a pan, sprinkled with fresh thyme.
Photo Credit: Tyler’s Fishing Adventures.

Enjoy perfectly seasoned blackened sea trout cooked to perfection, offering a flavorful and easy-to-make seafood dish.

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Shrimp Mango Cucumber Salad

Shrimp mango cucumber salad served on a platter.
Photo Credit: This Delicious House.

Refresh your palate with a light and tangy salad featuring succulent shrimp, sweet mango, and crisp cucumber, perfect for a refreshing spring meal.

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Easy Oven Baked Blackened Salmon

Blackened salmon cooked in the oven, served on a platter with fresh herbs, lemon slices, and chopped parsley.
Photo Credit: Lauren from Scratch.

Delight in tender blackened salmon baked to perfection in the oven, offering a quick and easy yet flavorful dinner option.

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Easy Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Roasted chicken served with lemon slices and rosemary on a platter.
Photo Credit: Enza’s Quail Hollow Kitchen.

Enjoy juicy roasted chicken infused with zesty lemon and aromatic rosemary, creating a simple yet flavorful meal that’s sure to please.

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OVEN ROASTED MAHI MAHI

Oven-roasted Mahi Mahi served on a plate, garnished with lemon zest, chopped parsley, and lemon wedges.
Photo Credit: Cooking in the Keys.

Experience the delicate flavor of oven-roasted Mahi Mahi, offering a light and delicious seafood option for a spring dinner.

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TASTY SHRIMP TOSTADAS RECIPE

Shrimp tostadas served on a baking sheet, garnished with fresh cilantro and lime wedges.
Photo Credit: Garlic Salt and Lime.

Dive into crispy tostada shells topped with flavorful shrimp, offering a satisfying and easy-to-make meal option.

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Lemon Pasta

Lemon pasta served on a plate with fork, seasoned with salt and pepper, and garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and parsley.
Photo Credit: Love from the Oven.

Indulge in a simple yet flavorful pasta dish featuring tangy lemon and aromatic herbs, offering a light and refreshing option for pasta lovers.

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COCONUT LIME SOUP (WITH THAI NOODLES)

Coconut lime soup with Thai noodles served in a bowl with a wooden serving spoon.
Photo Credit: Beet of the Wild.

Warm up with a comforting bowl of coconut lime soup filled with Thai noodles, offering a delightful blend of creamy and tangy flavors.

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EASY TOMATO CHICKPEA PASTA

Tomato chickpea pasta on a serving platter, topped with grated Parmesan.
Photo Credit: Garlic all Day.

Enjoy a quick and satisfying pasta dish featuring hearty chickpeas and tangy tomatoes, perfect for a fuss-free weeknight dinner.

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HARISSA HONEY CHICKEN CAVA BOWL

Harrisa Honey Chicken Cava Bowl.
Photo Credit: Happy Honey Kitchen.

Spice up your dinner with tender chicken coated in spicy harissa and sweet honey, served in a vibrant and flavorful cava bowl.

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CHICKEN POMODORO

Chicken Pomodoro served on a platter, sprinkled with fresh basil.
Photo Credit: Healthy Fitness Meals.

Savor the classic flavors of chicken pomodoro, featuring tender chicken simmered in a rich tomato sauce, perfect for a comforting and hearty meal.

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STEAK SALAD RECIPE

Steak salad served on a platter, garnished with crumbled cheese.
Photo Credit: Healthy Fitness Meals.

Enjoy a hearty salad featuring juicy steak, fresh greens, and your favorite toppings, offering a satisfying and nutritious dinner option.

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sweet chili salmon spring rolls with rice paper

Sweet chili salmon spring rolls with rice paper served on a plate.
Photo Credit: The Default Cook.

Dive into crispy spring rolls filled with sweet chili salmon and fresh veggies, offering a delicious and light option for a spring dinner.

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Peach Chicken

Slow cooker balsamic peach chicken served in a bowl, garnished with fresh basil, accompanied by a fork.
Photo Credit: The Lazy Slow Cooker.

Indulge in tender chicken cooked in a sweet and tangy balsamic peach sauce, offering a flavorful and effortless meal option.

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Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Spring Rolls

Slow cooker Asian chicken spring rolls served on a plate, accompanied by sauce.
Photo Credit: The Lazy Slow Cooker.

Enjoy tender chicken and crisp veggies wrapped in delicate spring roll wrappers, offering a delicious and convenient meal option.

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Pecan Crusted Cod

Pecan-crusted cod served with lemon halves and garnished with fresh parsley on a pan.
Photo Credit: What a Girl Eats.

Delight in tender cod fillets coated in crunchy pecans, offering a flavorful and nutritious seafood dish perfect for any occasion.

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cashew chicken lettuce wraps

Cashew chicken lettuce wraps served on a platter.
Photo Credit: The Healthy Epicurean.

Dive into flavorful chicken and crunchy cashews wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves, offering a light and satisfying meal option.

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