20 Recipes to Cook in April

updated May 29, 2019
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Welcome to April! It’s the first official month of spring and signs of life are popping up everywhere: Flowers are blooming, grass is greening, and we’re eagerly hitting the farmers market to see what’s in store. We’re bringing new life into our kitchens, too, in the form of seasonal produce and lighter, brighter meals. Here’s what we can’t wait to cook this month.

All the Spring Greens

No offense to kale and cauliflower, but we’ve been waiting all winter for spring greens to arrive. We’re celebrating by cooking asparagus, peas, leeks, and more in abundance.


Let’s not forget radishes, either! While they’re easy to find year-round, the peppery pink vegetable is at its best at this very moment.

Light but Cozy Dinners

Evenings are still a bit cool so we’re cooking meals that are still able to warm us up but won’t weigh us down.

Easter Eggs

Regardless of if you celebrate Easter or not, April always feels like an egg-centric month. We’re cooking them for lazy weekend brunches and spring gatherings with friends.