Spring marks a change in eating habits. With green, seasonal produce kicking into gear, it’s a great time to reboot your midweek repertoire. Asparagus, wild garlic, new potatoes and peas are just a few spring ingredient champions. But which spring recipes have true must-make status?


We delved into our website stats to discover a hit-list of 10 super spring recipes for you to try. Each has been visited thousands of times and rated highly by the goodfood.com community. Which one will you make? Don’t forget to register for a My Good Food account so you can save the recipes for a later date – you can organise them into your own collections for easy access.

For more inspiration on making the most of spring’s seasonal produce, check out our spring recipes, healthy spring recipes and spring dinner ideas.

10. Healthy pasta primavera

Healthy pasta primavera on a plate with greens and parmesan

One for the veg lovers out there. This vibrant pasta dish includes bright and beautiful green ingredients: asparagus, leeks, broad beans and peas. The pasta and herb choices are left to you, but we recommend long shapes like spaghetti or tagliatelle, plus soft herbs such as mint or chives.

Discover more of our bright and beautiful spring pasta recipes.

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9. Herby spring chicken pot pie

Spring chicken pot pie topped with filo pastry

Looking for a way to use up leftover chicken? This pot pie will give a whole new lease of life to your Sunday roast leftovers. Tarragon is key to the flavour in this dish, so if you can’t find fresh, use 1 tbsp of dried instead. Rehydrate the dried herb by adding it with the stock.

Feed the family with our wholesome chicken one-pot recipes.

8. Spring salmon with minty veg

Minty spring salmon on top of greens and potatoes

A spring dish that can be cooked all year round? Yes please. This one uses frozen peas and broad beans, meaning it can outlast the short spring window. User comments have hailed it as wonderfully fresh, with one member saying they can’t believe so few ingredients could create something so delicious.

Make the most of this omega-rich fish with more of our salmon recipes.

7. Slow cooked leg of lamb

Slow cooked leg of lamb on top of roasted carrots

Each spring, when Easter comes around, there’s one ingredient that’s guaranteed to spike on goodfood.com – the traditional leg of lamb. This simple recipe is 5-star rated, partly thanks to just how easy it is. It requires mere minutes of prep, but after a long stint in the oven – over seven hours – the results are spectacular.

Check out our leg of lamb recipes for more interesting ways to cook a leg of lamb other than a Sunday roast.

6. Parmesan spring chicken

Crispy parmesan chicken on a bed of spring veg and potato

While this recipe sings with spring flavour, it involves easy-to-source ingredients, like new potatoes, frozen peas and fresh spinach. The crunchy parmesan coating, combined with the juicy chicken and 'cheffy' plating, makes this a simple special dinner option.

For more speedy dinner recipes, check out our dinner inspiration in under 20 minutes.

5. Asparagus cream pasta

Asparagus cream tagliatelle pasta served on a plate with a fork

Asparagus is a huge trend on goodfood.com during the spring months, when our audience are looking for ideas for serving this ultimate seasonal ingredient. Behold this 5-ingredient wonder recipe. The secret is in the smart technique of cooking the asparagus stalks down, adding cream, then blitzing it to flavoursome, velvety sauce, making it truly no-waste and utterly delicious. Definitely one to save to your My Good Food account.

Make the most of this seasonal star with our favourite asparagus recipes.

4. Honey mustard chicken thighs with spring veg

Honey mustard chicken thigh traybake on top of spring veg

This simple traybake pairs crowd-pleasing flavours with the best of spring veg, and the honey-mustard dressing gives the chicken a charred, caramelised finish. Plus, as it’s self-saucing, it’s truly a one-pan dish, so there's very little washing-up.

Find dinner ideas for the whole family with our thrifty chicken thigh recipes.

3. Rhubarb crumble

Rhubarb crumble served in a baking dish with a spoonful taken out

Crumble recipes are popular on goodfood.com all year round, scorching summer months included. But for spring, it has to be rhubarb. Maincrop rhubarb is available from March onwards, and despite us having dozens of rhubarb recipe ideas, our audience keep coming back to this classic crumble recipe.

Crumble is a comforting pudding you can enjoy all year round, so check out more of our crumble recipes to find the perfect flavour for any occasion.

2. Spring chicken in a pot

Spring chicken in a pot with pesto and green veg

With 265 ratings and almost as many comments from our audience (be sure to check them out to see how community members have adapted the recipe), this light casserole ticks all the boxes. It’s healthy, freezable, packed with veg and takes only 20 minutes to prep. Tick, tick, tick.

Make one of our comforting chicken casserole recipes from one-pots to tagines.

1. One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

One pan salmon with roast asparagus, tomatoes and basil

Coming in at number one is this super simple alternative roast, ideal for a lighter Sunday dinner. It’s a versatile dish – it can be made into a side by removing the salmon, and easily halved or doubled. It has 488 ratings for a good reason.

Check out our helpful guide on how to cook salmon so you cook it to perfection every time.

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