Our 31 Best Recipes to Cook This March

published Feb 29, 2024
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overhead shot of four pieces of marry me chicken in a red dutch oven, with a wooden spoon lifting a piece of chicken out of the pot.
Credit: Photo: Alex Lepe ; Food Stylist: Kelli Foster

Spring, is that you? After all the game-day party food and chocolate desserts in February, March is the perfect time to celebrate the beginning of sunnier days with seasonal produce and bright flavors. This means cooking asparagus every single way, adding fresh, crunchy radishes to our salads, and eating sweet sugar snap peas. But we’ve also got you covered with comforting soups, creamy chicken dishes, and one-pot pastas for those colder weeknights to keep you warm and cozy.

March is also packed with fun festivities and celebrations like St. Patrick’s Day, Pi Day, March Madness, Easter, and more. We have classic corned beef and cabbage (that you can make in a slow cooker!) for St. Patrick’s Day, a sky-high banana pudding pie for Pi Day, cheeseburger sliders and crunchy crab rangoon to snack on during March Madness, plus the BEST honey baked ham and extra-creamy potato casserole for Easter dinner. 

Below are 31 recipes to cook this March, including favorites that The Kitchn editors are most excited to make. Which one will you make first?

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Tuscan Chicken

Recipe Director, Lauren Miyashiro, loves this easy one-pan dish. "Most weeknights, I won't even consider a recipe that requires more than one pan. Reason #4,083 I love Kelli's Tuscan chicken recipe."

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Lemon Butter Melting Potatoes

Inspired by melting potatoes, these lemony roasted potatoes have a crispy crust and fluffy inside. They're the perfect spring side dish.

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Steak au Poivre

Culinary Producer Rachel Perlmutter is excited to make this classic peppercorn-crusted steak with Cognac-cream sauce. "I have steak once a month and it's hands-down gonna be this one."

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No-Bake Banana Pudding Pie

Celebrate Pi Day with this sky-high banana pudding pie! With a buttery Nilla wafer crust, a whipped mousse-like filling, pecan caramel, and fluffy whipped cream, it's a major upgrade to classic banana pudding.

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Sticky Chicken Salad

Senior Lifestyle Editor, Mara Weinraub, tried this salad and gives it the ultimate praise. "I grabbed a bowl of this in the office immediately after it was shot and have been dreaming about it ever since."

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Avgolemono (Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup)

Assembled from just a few ingredients, this vibrant lemon and egg soup might be better than Grandma's chicken noodle.

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One-Pot Pasta Primavera

Staff Writer, Patty Catalano, shares one of her favorite spring recipes. "I make this one-pot pasta primavera every year at the first sign of spring."

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8 / 31
Marry Me Chicken

This one-pan dinner has it all: tender chicken, a sun-dried tomato cream sauce, and a 30-minute cook time. It's one of our favorites!

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Magic Cookie Bars

Senior Food Editor, Kristina Razon, can't wait to make this classic treat. "I have my eye on these magic cookie bars because they have everything I like — chocolate chips, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk — in an easy, hand-held bar."

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this classic corned beef and cabbage. In our opinion, the best way to make it is in the slow cooker. (It's so easy!)

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Caramelized Cabbage Butter Pasta

Senior Contributing Food Editor, Kelli Foster, is planning to make this buttery caramelized cabbage pasta. "I have a massive head of cabbage I need to work through and this dreamy pasta is at the top of my list."

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12 / 31
Creamy Lemon Pepper Chicken Meatballs

Who doesn't love meatballs? In this cozy dinner recipe, tender chicken meatballs are flavored with lemon pepper seasoning and are finished in a creamy but not-too-rich sauce.

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Crab Rangoon

Culinary Producer James Park bookmarked this extra-crispy, cheesy appetizer from contributor Alyse Whitney. "I love crab rangoon dip, so I'm very excited to try this recipe!"

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Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby

With puffed edges, a custardy center, plus a subtle lemon flavor and jammy blueberries, this lemon blueberry dutch baby will become your new brunch favorite!

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One-Pot Lemon Caper Orzo with Tuna

Lifestyle Editor, Quinn Fish, can't wait to make this easy one-pot pasta. "I'm excited to try this one-pot lemon caper tuna orzo — I have everything in my pantry already, so I'm looking forward to making it when I don't feel like grocery shopping!"

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Honey Baked Ham

Honey butter and a crunchy spiced sugar coating make this the very best Easter-worthy ham. For the best, most crackly and delicious results, you'll want to broil the sugar spice mix in three stages.

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Dauphinoise Potatoes

Editor-in-Chief, Lindsay Funston, plans to make this extra-creamy potato casserole for Easter (it's perfect with honey baked ham!). The French dish is similar to scalloped potatoes, but the potatoes are simmered first to ensure they're perfectly tender when the topping is nice and golden.

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Ding Dong Cake

Staff Writer, Patty Catalano, bookmarked this decadent chocolate cake. "It's my husband's birthday this month, and I've been eyeing this Ding Dong cake for the celebration."

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Orange Creamsicle Mousse

We're big on no-bake desserts, and this creamsicle-inspired mousse is a new favorite. Orange juice concentrate, cream, mascarpone cheese, and vanilla extract whip together into an easy, silky dessert.

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Crispy Skillet-Fried Potatoes

Recipe Director, Lauren Miyashiro, is excited to make these crispy potatoes for dinner. "Funston can't stop talking about Christine's skillet-fried potatoes. I owe it to my potato-loving family to see what the fuss is all about."

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Brown Butter Raspberry Shortbread

Senior Lifestyle Editor, Mara Weinraub, is obsessed with this buttery shortbread. "I made these last month for the office cookie swap and they are DANGEROUS. So simple, so Buttery (with a capital B). I'm making them this weekend, and for my Dad's birthday at the end of the month."

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Cheeseburger Sliders

Staff Writer, Patty Catalano, is ready to make these sliders for March Madness. "March Madness is must-see-TV, but I only tune in for the snacks. I think these cheeseburger sliders will be a slam-dunk."

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Togarashi Deviled Eggs

Thanks to extra-rich Kewpie mayonnaise and togarashi, a Japanese chili pepper-based spice blend, these deviled eggs are a cut above your average garden variety. It's a great way to use your Easter eggs, too!

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24 / 31
Chicken Tacos

Culinary Producer Rachel Perlmutter has been eyeing these super-flavorful chicken tacos. "I have been dreaming of these tacos since the second I saw these photos. They look so easy and satisfying!!"

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Melting Cauliflower

Senior Food Editor, Kristina Razon, plans on making this on repeat. "I made Patty's melting cauliflower this past weekend and I'm already looking forward to making it again. The cauliflower was so tender and deeply flavorful, plus it was so easy to make!"

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Creamy Tortellini Soup

Editor-in-Chief, Lindsay Funston, is looking forward to making this comforting soup for those cooler evenings in March. "I need to make this before I miss the opportunity!"

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Asparagus Pasta

A very light and springy asparagus skillet pasta with BIG lemony flavor.

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Chocolate Cake

Recipe Director, Lauren Miyashiro, is planning to make this rich chocolate cake with layers of fluffy chocolate buttercream frosting. "I need to bake a cake for my husband's birthday, so Rachel's chocolate cake is on my list. (Everyone raved about it!)"

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Wonton Soup

Senior Recipe Editor, Christine Gallary, is going to make one of her faves. "The simple gingery broth is what makes me crave this easy wonton soup, which is perfect when I want something filling but not too heavy."

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Chocolate Chip Scones

Senior Contributing Food Editor, Kelli Foster, is finally making these tender, buttery scones studded with chocolate morsels. "Mara has been singing the praises of these scones for years. This month I'm finally making them!"

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Easter Egg Blondies

Editor-in-Chief, Lindsay Funston, can't wait to make these one-bowl blondies for Easter. They're fudgy with the iconic butterscotch flavor of blondies, but Cadbury eggs take them to a whole new level.

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