Pisces season is almost here, so it’s time to pile your plates high with salty snacks, easy appetizers and decadent sweets in their honor. Known for their high empathy, emotional nature and go-with-the-flow attitude, Pisceans are all about breaking down barriers, creativity and inspiring others. With the help of this handy menu—plus guidance from a professional astrologer—those born between February 19 and March 20 (or any time, TBH) can nosh as the cosmos intended. Read on for 15 recipes that the Pisces in your life will adore, from easy sides to unexpected breakfasts.
15 Recipes for Pisces Season, from Spicy Corn Carbonara to S’mores Cookies
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What Kind of Eater Is Pisces?
“Pisces goes with the flow,” says Wright. “More than any other sign, their taste changes from season to season and year to year. Ruled by travel and higher education planet Jupiter, Pisces may spend months totally obsessed with Japanese cuisine, then become enchanted by Southern BBQ after a particularly meaningful trip (or YouTube binge). Like fellow jovial sign Sagittarius, Pisces also has a major sweet tooth and will never turn down a glass of wine. Pisces thinks of these indulgences as a divine way to connect with other people, which is their favorite thing to do.”
When it comes to hosting, Pisces would much rather be a guest at someone else’s dinner party than have to cook for a crowd. “As the dreamiest sign in the zodiac, they hate following recipes. But unlike fellow rule-breaker Aries, their improvisations in the kitchen often lead to meals that are...too bizarre to share,” adds Wright. (See Grimes’s recipe for “sludge” in her Harpers’ BAZAAR pregnancy food diary, for example—it’s likely delicious, but maybe not for public consumption.)
15 Recipes for Pisces Season
1. Spicy Avocado Hummus
It calls for minimal ingredients, doesn’t require a moment of cooking and is ready to devour in 10 minutes—sounds right up Pisces’s alley to us. Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips or raw veggies, or use it as a sandwich spread.
2. Asparagus, Pea and Ricotta Tarts
They may look fancy, but Pisces will love that these start with easy store-bought puff pastry. They can also riff on the veggies used on top, whether they feel like tomatoes, carrots or broccoli. (Just don’t skip the fresh mint.)
3. Roasted Edamame
Frozen edamame is transformed into a lip-smacking, salty snack in 25 minutes flat with the help of a few pantry staples. Might we suggest drizzling them with sriracha before chowing down?
4. Onion and Arugula Frittata
5. Monkey Bread Danish
Since every Pisces basically wakes up with a hankering for something sweet, why wait until dessert to get your fix? These cuties are stuffed with cream cheese filling and finished with cinnamon-brown sugar streusel.
6. Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Almonds
We’re betting you have all six components needed to prepare this make-ahead gem. Simply pour all the ingredients into a mason jar, let it sit in the fridge overnight and dig in the moment you get out of bed.
7. Jackfruit Tacos with Grilled Pineapple
Pisces loves a trend, and vegan meat is no exception. Enter these jackfruit tacos, which are sort of like a plant-based play on pulled pork. Cook the pineapple rings on a grill pan to cover them in drool-worthy char marks.
8. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Casserole
Sure, each and every Pisces is a little different than the next, but there’s one thing nearly all of them can agree on: cheese. This crowd-pleaser boasts both creamy Boursin and gooey mozzarella.
9. Chicken and Snap Pea Stir Fry
Does it get easier than a 20-minute meal cooked in a single pan? We think not. Pisceans will love that the recipe is endlessly riffable; they can consider the steps more like guidelines than rules and toss in whatever less-than-perfect produce is lurking in their fridge.
10. Spicy Corn Carbonara
Ideally, you’d use fresh corn on the cob in this unexpected pasta, but canned or frozen kernels will do just fine in the wintertime (because Pisces *definitely* doesn’t want to wait until summer to dig in).
11. Honey-Glazed Cornbread
To a Pisces, a lil’ extra sugar never hurts. Enter this honey-kissed cornbread that pairs well with everything from barbecue ribs to chili.
12. Baked Brie with Figs, Pistachios and Orange
On the off chance a Pisces does need to host, this ridiculously simple (yet sophisticated) dish should be their go-to appetizer. It bakes to melty perfection in a mini skillet and requires minimal hands-on work.
13. Blackberry-Peach Grilled Cheese
Speaking of melty perfection, this 10-minute handheld will change lunchtime for your favorite Pisces forever. Not only does it contain fresh fruit, but it’s made with goat, fontina and Emmentaler cheeses.
14. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Nothing beats chocolate for this water sign, especially when it’s paired with cream cheese-marshmallow frosting. They’ll be lucky if they make it to the sandwiching stage without gobbling half of it down first.
15. S’mores Cookies
These sweet-and-salty delights taste like a hybrid between a s’more and an oatmeal cream pie. And luckily for laidback Pisces, they won’t need to fuss with skewers or an open flame to make them.
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.