15 Recipes for Taurus Season, from Homemade Toaster Pastries to Lobster Risotto

It’s almost Taurus’s time to shine (April 20 to May 20), so we’re thinking of all our favorite bulls. What better way to celebrate this dependable, intuitive sign than by cooking them a meal they’re bound to love? With the help of this customized menu that covers breakfast, dessert and every course in between—plus guidance from a professional astrologer—the Taurus in your life can flex their culinary skills all season long. Here, 15 recipes that are sure to impress even the most stubborn of this zodiac sign.

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“Taurus—along with Libra—is one of the two signs ruled by sensuous, romantic Venus and is arguably the sign most attuned to the finer things in life,” explains Wright. “If it isn’t comforting and delicious, Taurus wants nothing to do with it. Though these lovable bulls often shy away from trying anything outside of their comfort zone (do not suggest they order the rabbit stew when the lobster ravioli is right there!), they have super high standards for the classics. Indulgence is key for these grounded earth signs, so bring on the creamy sauces, the rich chocolate desserts and the expensive bottles of natural wine.”

As far as cooking goes, Taurus prefers eating takeout under a Snuggie on the couch. “But when they are in the kitchen, Tauruses are methodical,” Wright adds. “Watching hours of YouTube to investigate how to make perfect scrambled eggs isn’t just a procrastination activity for Taurus; they’re doing it so they can learn. Unlike Gemini, who will just talk your ear off about cooking skills, Taurus actually puts them into practice. Want a chocolate chip cookie? A Taurus will make you the ideal Nestle Tollhouse recipe. Want sushi for your birthday? Taurus will go all out and make it from scratch.”

15 Recipes for Taurus Season

1. Easy Skillet Mushroom and Gouda Fondue

Taurus has a penchant for salty, umami-packed snacks, so this decadent app is just the ticket. After all, they’ll only need seven ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare it.

2. Easy Homemade Toaster Pastries

Leave it to Taurus to bake a copycat of your favorite childhood snack that tastes even better than the O.G. Choose whatever jam you’d like; the store-bought puff pastry can stay our little secret.

3. Chocolate Bread Pudding Cake

Taurus has a major sweet tooth, and this cake is the ultimate way to satisfy it. (Helloooo, chocolate streusel and vanilla icing.) Can you believe the star ingredient is a loaf of crusty bread?

4. Pork Dumplings

Folding these cheater’s dumplings will likely be a fun project for the meticulous Taurus in your life. Dunking them in zingy dipping sauce and slurping them down will be a blast for them, too. 

5. Rotisserie Chicken Ramen

Sliced mushrooms and soy sauce load this soul-soother with plenty of umami. The chile garlic sauce and jammy egg are just bonuses.

6. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

They may be occasional overachievers in the kitchen, but Taurus letting the Crockpot handle dinner will give them plenty of time to fuss over the tablescape and wine offerings instead of the meal.

7. Swedish Meatballs

Eat your heart out, IKEA. Taureans are all about comfort, so there’s no doubt this gravy-drenched classic (ideally served atop fresh mashed potatoes) will hit the spot.

8. Skillet Blueberry Cornbread

Behold: just-sweet-enough breakfast cornbread. We’ll bet Taurus is waiting for the opportune moment to bake this skillet masterpiece with farmers-market-fresh blueberries.

9. Lightened-Up Fettuccine with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

We feel warm and fuzzy just *looking* at this pasta dish. You’d never know that cauliflower is the main ingredient in the luxurious sauce (and that you’ll only need six more to prepare it).

10. Spicy Sausage Pizza with Burrata

Is it just us or is every Taurus you know on a lifelong mission to master homemade pizza? In this case, tell them to take a break and opt for prebaked crust or store-bought flatbread.

11. Prosciutto Bites

Simple, salty and decidedly indulgent, these bites are sort of like fancy reverse pigs in a blanket. All you’ll need is ready-to-bake pizza dough, prosciutto and a few pantry staples.

12. Ham, Cheddar and Chive Scones

If Taurus is hosting a birthday brunch for themselves, you know these cheesy, salty handhelds will make an appearance. A food processor makes the dough a breeze to mix.

13. Lobster Risotto

If Venus was a dish, she’d be this romantic, seductively scrumptious lobster risotto. Pair it with your Taurus’s favorite bottle of bubbly and dig in with your pinkies out.

14. Grilled Cheese Crostini

The macerated strawberry topping and nuanced Brie cheese is the ultimate mashup for a sweet-and-salty-loving Taurus. Brace yourself for the most impeccable char marks you’ve ever seen.

15. Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Sure, they could have ordered a cheesecake from a fancy local bakery and called it a day…but that’s not how Taurus rolls. For you, they’d rather blitz a chocolate cookie crust, prepare an espresso-infused filling and mix a chocolate glaze by hand.

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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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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...