Spring has officially sprung—and it’s about damn time. Although we’re still waiting for the weather to warm up to our liking, we’re psyched for sunnier meals ahead that put seasonal produce in the spotlight. Think asparagus, peas, radishes, spinach and mushrooms, but don’t limit yourself to those. To get you in the spirit, here are 30 dinners to whip up every night in April, from goat cheese pasta with spinach and artichokes to lemon butter veggies and sausage.
30 Spring Dinners to Make Every Night in April
Cooking pasta in the pressure cooker is a game-changer. Drop the dry noodles in with the aromatics for flavor, then quick-release the pressure once they’re cooked, so they stay al dente.
Pro tip: Make the three-ingredient pickled radishes, soy-ginger dressing and relish in advance, so all you have to do at meal time is assemble and serve. You can thank us later.
April 16: Spinach Artichoke Squares
Eight ingredients—including our favorite time-saver, store-bought puff pastry dough—stand between you and this fancy-yet-simple dinner. Spring for fresh artichokes (and serve with a side salad, to round things out) if you're feeling ambitious.
Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.
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