These spring dinner ideas are easy to make, light, and filling! If you want to spend less time in the kitchen, and more time outdoors, tending to your flower beds, or playing with the kids, then you are in the right place, and you’ll love these recipes. You may even want to plan some of these dinners for an indoor picnic if the spring brings rain showers!
I have gathered 20 of my favorite spring dinner ideas to share with you. These easy spring dinners have been tried and tested to bring quick and delicious dinners to your table, just like our summer dinner ideas! However, if you’re meal planning, make sure to also visit all of our other easy dinner recipes to get a lot of ideas!
🌷 Easy Spring Recipes
From easy mozzarella wraps that have juicy tomatoes and basil tucked inside for a cheesy dinner that has Caprese vibes to a light, and really tasty sausage Alfredo pasta that makes for a satisfying one-dish meal. I know you will find a few recipes that you want to save to your meal ideas pinterest board or to save when you’re planning that spring picnic and need an easy picnic food idea.
You can even pair most of these dinners with this spring mix salad!
No need to spend a lot of time making dinner. With this wholesome and healthy mozzarella wrap with tomato and basil, you can grab a quick bite that captures the best fresh flavors, so you can get back to enjoying a lovely spring day.
Baked potatoes might be a simple side, but with this recipe you can make them a satisfying meal. Load baked potatoes up with creamy cajun shrimp for a filling and easy dinner that your family will love on a warm spring night.
Stuff meaty portobello mushrooms with cream cheese and then add even more cheese. The result is a recipe for the best baked portobellos you have ever had!
This easy and fast instant pot risotto is so delicious that you might want to make a meal of this on a busy spring night. Serve with asparagus or a salad for a very comforting dinner that is ready in no time.
With pasta, bacon, bleu cheese, honey mustard and more, this chopped salad makes for a great spring dinner idea that is light, healthy and completely delicious.
This Mexican skillet makes for a great dinner option the whole family will enjoy. Using smoked sausage in this dish makes it budget-friendly and super simple to prepare on a night when you would rather be outdoors!
This creamy lemon chicken pasta is perfect for a simple yet satisfying spring meal. This combination of flavors tastes like a rival dish from your favorite restaurant.
No need to search out a food truck to get street taco flavor. This recipe is ready in no time for a recipe that cures your cravings for Mexican food.
Apple butter and chipotle make for a sweet and spicy combo that is perfect for ribs. Toss a rack on the grill for a meal that is made for enjoying on the deck on a warm evening.
Don’t turn your nose up at the idea of hot dogs for a spring meal. This recipe makes for a mash-up meal that is absolutely delicious. Buffalo chicken flavor meets hot dogs for a dinner that is as tasty as it is unique.
Stuffed peppers are always a good dinner idea, but this recipe makes them so easy! Pop a meatball into the mix for great flavor and a time saver.
Cheese, chips, chili, and onions come together to make a really delicious dinner that is easy to assemble and is fun to eat. If you need to take dinner on the go for spring sports with the kids, use individual bags of Fritos.
Spring meals are meant to be delicious, nutritious, and not too heavy. This panko-crusted cod is just the thing to make. Serve with a salad for a healthy meal you will want to keep on your meal plan.
Fire up the grill to make these deliciously marinated shrimp. These are awesome in a salad, or served with fresh veggies. My family especially enjoys tacos made from this recipe.
This easy grilled pork chop recipe is budget-friendly and so tasty. Use bone in chops for a meal that cooks in about 6 minutes for the perfect balance of sweet and smoky.
This recipe for tacos puts leftover fish fingers to work. With the hummus and avocados, this is such a good spring meal idea that brings great flavor to the table.
It’s light, it’s filling, and it’s easy to make. This cream cheese pasta recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and only 7 ingredients.
Pop some brats into your air fryer and get dinner ready in just a few minutes. You are going to appreciate that this dinner requires very little clean up. Add some fries and a veggie for a fast meal.
Salads are always a good dinner idea on a nice spring evening. This recipe brings pasta salad and chicken Caesar salad together into a really delicious meal that satisfies without being too filling.
Adding smoked sausage into pasta alfredo makes for a really yummy and easy meal idea that the entire family will love. This one-dish meal has budget-friendly smoked sausage and tender spring peas for a complete meal.
🍽 Spring Side Dishes
Now that you’ve found some great spring dinner ideas for spring, how about some of these amazing side dishes that you’ll love:
Make sure to check this list of no bake dessert recipes to make after your spring dinner!
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20 Spring Dinner Ideas
Oven Baked Cod Recipe
- 1 pound cod filets about 4 pieces
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Tablesppon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Table Blend
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- ⅓ cup plain panko crumbs
- 2 Tablespoons butter melted
- 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped
- Grease a 9 x13 baking dish or sheet pan and preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Coat fish with lemon juice then sprinkle salt and pepper over filets. Place Cod filets into a greased baking pan. (Note: if using frozen filets be sure to press as much water as possible out of the filets before seasoning.)
- In a small bowl mix cayenne pepper, Mrs. Dash, parmesan cheese, and Panko crumbs together.
- Pour in melted butter; mix well to coat the crumbs. Then stir in fresh parsley.
- Spoon crumb mixture evenly onto the top of the fish filets. Press crumbs into fish.
- Place the pan into the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes until the fish is flakey and opaque throughout.
- Serve with fresh lemons and garnish with additional parsley if desired.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.