When spring arrives we're so excited to find new ways to fill our plates with the season's fresh foods: asparagus, pesto, lemon, herbs, strawberries and greens. This plan for a week of easy dinners ready in less than an hour features recipes that help you get your fill.
Browse our complete collection of delicious Spring Recipes.
Meal-Prep Tip for the Week: Use the serving size adjuster on each recipe page to set the number of servings to what you need for your family size. Or, plan to make extra so you have leftovers for lunch this week.
Sunday: Quick Fish Tacos
Ready In: 35 minutes
The tangy sour cream sauce and crunchy coleslaw that top the Quick Fish Tacos make these tacos totally irresistible. Serve with extra toppings like avocado, cilantro, and hot sauce, and let people pick and choose what to add.
Why You Should Make This: "My family loves this recipe! We are not big fish eaters usually, but this dish has become a regular in our house. I don't like having to deal with the fresh jalapeño, so I subbed for the jarred sliced kind." -Yvonne Tavera
Photo by *Sherri*
Monday: Garbanzo Stir-Fry
Ready In: 45 minutes
Go meatless this Monday with a veggie-packed Garbanzo Stir-Fry! Plenty of fiber and protein from the veggies and garbanzo beans will keep you feeling full and satisfied, so much so that you won't even miss the meat. Serve the stir-fry over a pile of rice to round out the meal.
Why You Should Make This: "I have never had a veg dish this good! I always use mushrooms AND onions. This is not only a fav of mine, but everyone who has tried it has loved it. I am not a "veg" person, but this dish is incredible. YOU MUST TRY THIS!!" -HOLLY9000
Photo by Silvan
Tuesday: Penne with Chicken & Asparagus
Ready In: 35 minutes
This light Penne with Chicken & Asparagus recipe screams "spring" with fresh asparagus, garlic, and seasoned chicken. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice before serving.
Why You Should Make This: "This was delicious! I sautéed fresh mushrooms along with the garlic, and then tossed in a bit of feta cheese along with the Parmesan. Both hubby and I loved the flavor! I think this dish would do well with shrimp in place of chicken for a change, too." -Lynne64
Photo by Jonnojetsetter
Wednesday: Asian Pork Burger with Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw
Ready In: 55 minutes
Kick-off burger season right with these mouthwatering Asian Pork Burgers topped with Cilantro-Lime Slaw. The juicy pork patty and crunchy slaw make the perfect burger combination. Take it up another notch by adding a spicy mayo spread and grilled red onion slices. Watch the video to see how to make the burgers.
Why You Should Make This: " This was absolutely delicious, easy, and different. I try to follow the recipe exactly when reviewing it, but realized 75% of the way in that I didn't have ground ginger. I used Chinese Five Spice instead which was excellent! Will make it again with the ground ginger." -Leonda58
Photo by Allrecipes Magazine
Thursday: Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Simple Lemon Herb Chicken
Ready In: 35 minutes
This fresh and flavorful Strawberry and Spinach Salad is one you'll make again and again in the coming months. Top the salad with the Simple Lemon Herb Chicken to round out the meal and add protein for staying power.
Why You Should Make This: "Excellent salad that brought rave reviews. Per others' suggestions, I decreased the sugar by half. I only had red wine vinegar, so I used that. Dressing was tasty with just the right amount of sweetness for the salad. I served the dressing on the side. I added mandarin oranges, red onion, and pecans!!!! Great salad!!!!" -Mary Domaz
Meal-Prep Tip: If you have leftover salad, refrigerate the salad and dressing separately and wait to add the dressing until you're ready to eat so the spinach doesn't wilt.
Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!
Friday: Pesto Pizza
Ready In: 20 minutes
Pre-baked pizza crust and store-bought pesto help make this Pesto Pizza recipe super-fast to make. All you need is 20 minutes to get this easy dinner on the table.
Why You Should Make This: "Excellent recipe!!! I made no changes to the recipe, and the pizza was perfect. It tasted fresh and delicious. This fast and easy recipe is a perfect summer meal." -Violet
Meal-Prep Tip: Start marinating the sirloin tonight for Saturday's dinner, or plan to get it started first thing on Saturday morning so it's ready in time.
Photo by Jenny
Saturday: Sensational Sirloin Kebabs with Fresh Broccoli Salad
Ready In: 60 minutes (not including marinating time)
The savory soy-lime marinade is what makes these Sensational Sirloin Kebabs live up to it's name. Skewered with sweet pineapple and fresh veggies, these tasty steak kebabs make for a delicious dinner. Serve these kebabs with Fresh Broccoli Salad.
Why You Should Make This: "AWESOME!!! These are the best shishkabobs I've ever tasted! I marinated the beef for a day and a half, and it was soooo tender and flavorful!" -Bubooki
Photo by Elle