The 10 Most Popular Recipes of April 2021

updated Apr 29, 2021
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melting potatoes finished on a plate with silverware
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Barrett Washburne

This year, more than ever, spring felt so long-awaited. And we welcomed it with open arms this month! With the weather finally getting nicer, plus a glimmer of hope in the air (thanks to the vaccine), we celebrated April by feeding ourselves well.

We published lots of great new recipes this past month, but you definitely had your favorites. Dinners like spinach artichoke orzotto, Instant Pot chicken tacos, and a veggie-loaded stuffed pepper skillet were a hit, as were many of our new potato recipes (because when are potatoes ever a bad side dish move?). The top recipe, though, might just surprise you: It’s a total celebration of the season and the great produce that comes with it.

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Mayo Roast Chicken
During roasting, the mayonnaise plays a dual role by helping keep the meat tender and rendering the skin crisp.
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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
Salsa-seasoned shredded chicken tacos topped with a cool avocado dressing should absolutely go on your weekly meal plan.
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Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Skillet
This deconstructed stuffed pepper skillet is ready in half the time. It's packed with beans, rice, fire-roasted tomatoes, and plenty of spices, then topped off with melty cheese.
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Caprese Sheet Pan Gnocchi
This quick and easy sheet pan dinner features potato gnocchi, cherry tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella, all roasted together in the oven before being topped with fresh basil.
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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Orzotto
This twist on risotto is loaded with wilted spinach, tender artichokes, and bright, fresh lemon.
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Hawaiian Butter Mochi
This coconutty, gluten-free treat is one both kids and adults will love.
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The Best-Ever Melting Potatoes
These potatoes will steal the show no matter what they’re served with. In fact, once you learn how to make them, you might just find yourself planning dinners around them to ensure they’re on your plate.
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Crispy, Cheesy Potato Stacks
Thinly sliced potatoes are stacked in a muffin tin and layered with cheese, then baked until crisp for the perfect side dish.
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Brown Sugar Bourbon Steak Bites
These seared steak bites glazed with sweet brown sugar and bourbon are a fast and fancy answer to the "What's for dinner?" question.
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Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
Roasted asparagus is a quick and easy side dish for any night of the week. Add a little Parmesan and garlic to the mix and you have some crave-worthy veggies that take practically no time to whip up.
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