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From pasta to salad, chicken or fish, there are plenty of spring dinner ideas to take full advantage of the seasonal offerings of spring!

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We Love Spring!

Spring brings fresh peak-season fruits and veggies to brighten up our dinners and add color. Some of my favorite spring produce to include in recipes that aren’t as common are peas, radishes, artichoke hearts, and leeks.

Between all the delicious ingredients that spring yields, you’ll be able to create some delicious spring dinner ideas.

Why we love spring dinners:

  • Spring produce. Use them in salads or pair them with your favorite main dish. Produce can easily be grilled, roasted, or served raw.  
  • Simple. These dinners are perfect for weeknights or special occasions!
  • Variety. We’ve included a variety of options to fit any flavor preference and time constraints.
Baked Salmon on a serving platter garnished with chopped parsley and a lemon slice with a metal fork resting on the platter.

The Elements of a Spring Dinner

Whether you’re cooking for yourself or your kids, or planning a dinner party, find dinner ideas for spring to fit your needs.

  1. The meal. Balance your meal by adding color. The colors of different produce are visually appealing and offer a variety of healthy nutrients and vitamins. Incorporate produce right into the recipe or serve spring produce on the side.
  2. Salads. Start with your favorite greens like spinach, arugula, or lettuce. Add protein like grilled chicken, shrimp, cubed ham, and bacon bits to turn a side salad into a filling meal.
  3. Stir fry is perfect for spring vegetables like snap peas, onions, tomatoes, green beans, corn, red peppers, and broccoli as well as delicious proteins. Eat alone or serve over rice.
  4. Sandwiches. Elevate anything from a ham sandwich to a Veggie Panini.
  5. Soup. The heavier soups of winter give way to lighter and brighter spring soups like Carrot Soup.
  6. A simple side vegetable like Roasted Asparagus or Sheet Pan Veggies goes great with beef, poultry, and fish.
  7. Seafood. Salmon, halibut, scallops, shrimp, and lobster can all be prepared with bright fresh spring flavors. 
  8. Beef, poultry, and pork are often incorporated into spring dinner recipes. They can be grilled, baked, or pan-fried in ways that lighten the meal and are served with a side of delicious produce. 
  9. Pasta and rice pair well with all the light and bright spring flavors, particularly lemon, and make a great complementary side to meats and seafood. 

Best Spring Dinner Recipes

Quick, easy, and full of seasonal flavors, these easy spring dinners are sure to be a hit!

1 Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Main Course Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner
Total Time: 45 minutes

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2 Pigs in a Blanket

Main Course Pigs in a Blanket
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 180 votes
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3 Best Roast Chicken Recipe

Main Course Best Roast Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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5 from 14 votes
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4 Huli Huli Chicken

Main Course Huli Huli Chicken
Total Time: 1 day 21 minutes

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5 from 72 votes
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5 Chicken Salad Recipe

Main Course, Salad Chicken Salad Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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5 from 19 votes
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6 Best Pork Chop Recipe

Main Course Best Pork Chop Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.99 from 593 votes
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7 Steak and Potatoes Recipe

Main Course Steak and Potatoes Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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5 from 8 votes
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8 Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Main Course Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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5 from 18 votes
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9 Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Main Course Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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10 Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Main Course Chicken Enchilada Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.99 from 655 votes
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Healthy Spring Dinner Recipes

Keep it light and healthy with any of these delicious dinner options. Fresh herbs are a great way to add texture and elevate any dish!

11 Lemon Garlic Chicken

Main Course Lemon Garlic Chicken
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 26 votes
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12 Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe

Main Course Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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5 from 19 votes
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13 Zucchini Boats Recipe

Main Course Zucchini Boats Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.97 from 51 votes
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14 Veggie Panini Recipe

Main Course Veggie Panini Recipe
Total Time: 11 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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15 Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

Main Course Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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16 Baked Salmon Recipe

Main Course Baked Salmon Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 17 votes
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17 Lemon Chicken with Veggies Recipe

Main Course Lemon Chicken with Veggies Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes

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4.72 from 53 votes
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18 Crockpot Ham Recipe

Main Course Crockpot Ham Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

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5 from 41 votes
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19 Pasta Primavera Recipe

Main Course Pasta Primavera Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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20 Lemon Asparagus Pasta Recipe

Main Course Lemon Asparagus Pasta Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.79 from 14 votes
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21 Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Main Course Beef and Broccoli Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.89 from 17 votes
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22 Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

Main Course Chicken Souvlaki Recipe
Total Time: 41 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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23 Tomato Pie Recipe

Main Course Tomato Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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24 Healthy Chicken Piccata Recipe

This "Skinny" Chicken Piccata is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight but also fancy enough to make when you have company over! Plus it's a skinny version, which makes it even better!
Main Course Healthy Chicken Piccata Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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25 Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Main Course Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.98 from 395 votes
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Our Favorite One Pan Meal

Anytime we can save on dishes and mess by using one pot or pan is a win, and this Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies doesn’t disappoint!

The best part is this sausage sheet pan dinner is on the table in only 30 minutes! It’s a tasty, healthy dinner recipe the entire family will love!

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20+ Spring Dinner Ideas

By: Lil’ Luna
Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies are on the table in minutes and easy to clean up! This healthy dish is a perfect weeknight dinner.
Servings: 6
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 4 small red potatoes washed, sliced and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 head broccoli washed and chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced and seeded
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced and seeded
  • 1 cup fresh green beans trim the ends or 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • 4 sausage links sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt with parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • pepper
  • fresh parsley if desired
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with lightly greased aluminum foil. (Parchment paper will work too)
  • Add the red potatoes to the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil before seasoning with garlic salt and pepper. Bake the potatoes for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and add all the veggies and sausage. Drizzle the mixture with the remaining olive oil and seasonings. Make sure everything is coated by tossing the mixture with tongs or a wooden spoon.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 270kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 534mg, Potassium: 1124mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1439IU, Vitamin C: 167mg, Calcium: 76mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Brighten Up Your Menu

We hope you love all of the wonderful spring dinner ideas listed above. You’re sure to find some new quick, easy, and delicious favorites to brighten up your menu this spring!

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