The arrival of spring means longer days, the promise of more sun and the emergence of a bounty of seasonal produce. Our easy recipes are full of springtime veg like asparagus, leeks and spring greens.


We've included roasts, pie, pasta and easy one-pots to save on time and washing-up. Try spring salads for the new season, our most popular spring recipes and Easter buffet ideas. For some sensational drinks to go with your impressive plates, try our favourite spring cocktail recipes.

For more seasonal inspiration, discover what's in season in March, April and May.

1. Spring one-pot roast chicken

Whole roast chicken in a. traybake with seasonal vegetables

Add a springtime twist to your Sunday roast with fresh, seasonal veg and a creamy sauce made using mascarpone, tarragon and lemon. It's bursting with colour and flavour. Simply roast the chicken with the veggies until cooked through.

2. Slow cooker vegetable stew with cheddar dumplings

Pot of stew with dumplings

This meat-free marvel is packed with vegetables and beans in a creamy sauce, livened with mustard and fresh herbs. The cheddar dumplings take this humble stew to a new dimension – this is simple comfort food at its best.

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3. One-pan lamb with hasselback potatoes

Roast lamb on a tray with hassleback potatoes on the side

A roast with hardly any washing-up? The dream is real. This one-pot recipe flavours lamb with garlic and herbs, and roasts it alongside hasselback potatoes. Try it with our green olive & herb dressing.

4. Spring greens carbonara

A large bowl of carbonara spaghetti packed with spring greens and bacon

This eye-catching carbonara is brought to life with seasonal sweet peas and asparagus which balance the salty pancetta and creamy egg yolks. Fresh basil, parsley and mint make it a refreshing yet still very comforting take on the classic pasta dish. Try more twists on carbonara.

5. Wild garlic & mushroom lasagne

Wild garlic & mushroom lasagne

Make a wild garlic infused-béchamel for this creamy mushroom lasagne. If you're not able to forage wild garlic, it can be found in some supermarkets in the freezer aisle. Now discover more ways with wild garlic.

6. Crab & asparagus pappardelle

crab and asparagus pappardelle on a plate with a fork

Crab is firmly in season in spring, and what better way to serve it than tossed through fresh egg pappardelle with chopped hazelnuts, crème fraîche and asparagus? It takes less than 30 minutes to make but is still special enough to serve for a romantic dinner.

7. Ricotta, broccoli, & new potato frittata

ricotta, broccoli and new potato frittata

Gluten-free, vegetarian, healthy and quick – this frittata fires on all cylinders. It has plenty of springtime veg (think asparagus and new potatoes) and tastes great for lunch the next day, too.

8. Double cheese spring vegetable tart

Cheese and vegetable tart

This veggie feast can be prepared ahead to make dinnertime superbly stress-free. The base adds cheddar to ready-made shortcrust pastry to add more flavour, and compliment the seasonal veg and goat's cheese filling. Bliss.

9. Herby spring chicken pot pie

Spring chicken pot pie topped with filo pastry

We love this pie for many reasons. It's quick – using leftover roast chicken or ready-cooked thighs. It's one-pot – that means hardly any washing-up, hurrah! And it's an absolute joy to eat, with a flavourful sauce, spring veg and golden, crispy filo top.

10. Honey & mustard chicken thighs with spring veg

Honey mustard chicken thighs with spring veg in a roasting tin

The classic combination of wholegrain mustard, honey and lemon juice work wonders with chicken thighs. Add potatoes, peas and spinach to this seasonal traybake for a riot of colour, flavour and texture.


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