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Spring is here and so are some amazing and fresh recipes! From yummy salads to delicious and festive treats, this round-up has it all!

I love spring recipes because they are just such a change from the heavy, winter ingredients that we’ve been using for the past few months! As we transition into sunnier skies, try out these Spring Flower Cupcakes, this light, and easy Greek Lemon Chicken, or this fresh Avocado Egg Salad!

A collage of 6 springs recipes.

Delicious Spring Recipes

Springtime is one of my favorite times of year because the food transforms! You are suddenly seeing everyone steer away from the meats, potatoes, and hot drinks. That’s because everyone is starting into salads, cookies, recipes with eggs, and fresh ingredients. It’s so fun to watch all of the new spring recipes come into play! And you will want to have them on hand all season long.

I have rounded up some of my very favorite Spring recipes! Whether they are tied to a holiday, the weather, or the beautiful flowers, there are SO many good ones. You will be able to find plenty of them that you and your family love! I love spring salads and especially spring desserts! Go ahead and get started on all of these recipes because there are a lot! You won’t want to miss any of them!

Tips for Springtime Baking

There are so many spring recipes out there! Here are a few tips on how you can make the most of them!

  • Stock Up: If you and your family love things treats with pastel m&m’s, cadbury eggs or anything like that then make sure to stock up on them at the beginning of the season. Keep a few bags in your pantry. That way, if you have any holiday potlucks, you won’t have to worry about the stores being all out! And trust me, those things go fast!
  • Cook for the season: It’s easy to cook seasonally because the grocery stores usually have entire aisles dedicated to the season! Spring is all about egg recipes, vegetables (especially peas!) and also bringing back fresh fruit into all of your salads!
  • Host a potluck: To get the most out of your recipes (and to try new ones!) then host a potluck at your house! Assign people a type of spring dish to bring. You can bring your favorites too and then you will have an entire list of new things to try!
  • Food coloring: The best way to make any dish feel like spring, especially to kids, is to use food coloring! Have some of this on hand and you can make anything those beautiful, pastel spring colors!

Funfetti Popcorn

Funfetti Popcorn or Bunny Bait is a fun springtime treat that is sure to satisfy! This is a sweet salty colorful treat perfect for Easter or any other special occasion!
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Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

5 from 1 vote
These fun and festive Easter egg cookies are the best dessert for Spring! The cookie base is sweet, soft, and buttery, topped with beautiful pastel royal icing as a colorful finishing touch!
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Empty Tomb Rolls

5 from 1 vote
Empty Tomb Rolls are the perfect treat for Easter. Whether you have them for breakfast, brunch or dessert, they will be a huge hit!
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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

5 from 2 votes
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are fluffy, tender pancakes that are elevated to a whole new level. The ricotta adds protein and a lightness that is absolutely divine while the lemon gives it a bit of a tangy taste that you are going to love!
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Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Creamed peas and potatoes are a classic side dish that is absolutely delish! Super creamy and full of flavor, it's a side dish that is both hearty and comforting!
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Easter Cake

5 from 1 vote
This Easter cake is absolutely divine! A perfectly moist cake with a lemon curd filling and a delicious buttercream frosting will be sure to get a "WOW!" From all of your guests this Easter season! 
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The Best Egg Salad

4.67 from 66 votes
The Best Egg Salad is made with simple ingredients and is so creamy delicious!  So easy to put together with the best flavor and is perfect on top of a sandwich!  You will make this recipe again and again! 
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Homemade Reese’s Eggs

4.50 from 8 votes
These homemade Reese's eggs are to die for!! With a creamy peanut butter center inside a thick, rich chocolate covering, these make the best Easter treat!
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Classic Deviled Eggs

4.50 from 4 votes
Classic Deviled Eggs are a favorite appetizer for parties and holiday celebrations. This traditional deviled egg recipe is simple and perfect.
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Bunny Cupcakes

Hop into spring with these bunny cupcakes! Not only do they look like the cutest little cupcakes that you've ever seen, but they taste incredible! 
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These Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting are a real treat! They are healthier than traditional donuts and perfect for a Spring brunch or Easter dessert. Incredibly moist and flavourful!

Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

These Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting are a real treat! They are healthier than traditional donuts and perfect for a Spring brunch or Easter dessert. Incredibly moist and flavourful!
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Carrot Cake Bread

This carrot cake bread is to die for! It's moist and soft and has the most incredible flavor that tastes like cake, but it is half the work involved! This is perfect for Easter and springtime! 
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Avocado Deviled Eggs

5 from 3 votes
A twist on a classic appetizer, avocado deviled eggs are so creamy and delicious! Flavored with lime and dusted with paprika, your guests won't be able to get enough of this flavorful dish!
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Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot cake cookies are chewy and sweet with the best hint of warm spice! Drizzled with tangy cream cheese icing, you won't be able to get enough of this sweet treat!
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Spring Flower Cupcakes

 I have some incredibly simple Easter cupcakes in case you need a last minute dessert for this weekend!
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Carrot Cake Cheesecake

5 from 2 votes
Nutty, sweet, and decadent, each bite of carrot cake cheesecake is a dream! This dessert is so good you won’t want to stop at one piece!
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Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (Panera Bread Copycat)

Spring greens get tossed with crisp apples, chicken, tomatoes, dried cranberries, crunchy pecans and feta cheese. This Panera Bread copycat Fuji apple chicken salad is a must-try! It's fresh, flavorful, and completely irresistible.
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Homemade White Chocolate Reese’s Eggs

Reese’s Eggs have always been my FAVORITE Easter treat. But then they came out with white chocolate Reese’s Eggs. I was in heaven!
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Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado egg salad is a twist on egg salad adding in the avocado for the color and delicious flavor! Add this to any sandwich or eat it straight from the bowl, it will be a new favorite!
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Bird’s Nest Sugar Cookies

Easter is one of my favorite holidays and I have been getting pretty excited to make all kinds of Easter treats. Egg-shaped chocolate candies are my favorite!
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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