The Recipes We Can't Wait to Make This March

Get excited for spring with these fresh recipes.

platter of corned beef served with cabbage, carrots, and potatoes

Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Counting down the days until the official start of a new season is a little easier when tucking into a bowl of fresh pea soup or sipping a shamrock shake. With a sneak peek of spring produce, March Madness festivities, and St. Paddy's Day shenanigans, this month is full of good excuses to get cooking. Spring forward with this list of delicious dishes to usher in rising temperatures and budding trees. Scroll through for spring recipe inspiration.

01 of 08

Beer Batter Fish Made Great

High angle shot of fried fish on a plate with fries and tartar sauce

Allrecipes Magazine

If Friday Fish Fry is a constant on your calendar this month, skip the takeout lines and try making it at home with this stellar yet easy recipe. The batter is simple to whip up, using flour, egg, and beer with tasty seasonings. If beer batter isn't your thing, try another "Unbelievable" batter or even a cornmeal coating to jazz up your favorite fish. The line will now be out the door of your kitchen.

02 of 08

Fresh Pea Soup

High angle closeup of a bowl of fresh pea soup garnished with cream and peas

After your fried fish, switch to some lighter fare with this Fresh Pea Soup made with just a few simple ingredients—starring fresh shelled green peas of course. User Julia describes it with just "one word: exquisite." It's like springtime in a bowl.

03 of 08

Super Nachos

close up on a baking sheet of super nachos
Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

If you're gearing up to watch your favorite college team this March Madness season, don't come to the couch without these nachos. They're easy to customize and make any game-day spread the real winner of the day.

04 of 08

Corned Beef and Cabbage

platter of corned beef served with cabbage, carrots, and potatoes

Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

A March recipe round-up wouldn't be complete without Corned Beef and Cabbage to serve on St. Patrick's Day, right? This beloved dish scores big too, with 1,000+ 5-star reviews. Grab a big pot, four simple ingredients, and a Guinness, and you're ready to enjoy.

05 of 08

Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Closeup shot of Irish soda bread on a cooling rack


If you've never made your own Irish soda bread, this recipe makes it "amazingly easy" (hence the name). Since there isn't any yeast involved, you can have this quick bread warm from the oven and on your table before the corned beef is even done cooking. Reviewer Amber Powell Nawa said "This is the best soda bread I've ever had. Even better than our beloved local Irish pub."

06 of 08

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

High angle shot of roasted asparagus on a serving platter with lemon

Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Round out your spring table with a side of roasted asparagus, the perfect accompaniment for any meal. This recipe calls for optional seasoning from lemon, Parmesan cheese, and garlic to bring out the fresh flavor of this beautiful in-season vegetable—but even served plain with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, you'll savor every stalk.

07 of 08

Lemon Meringue Pie

Closeup shot of a slice of lemon meringue pie


Pi Day, March 14 (aka 3.14), might be all about math. But around here it's a great excuse to make an actual pie—of any kind. We love a delightful lemon meringue to get us ready for warmer weather.

08 of 08

Shamrock Shakes

Side angle closeup of two jars with homemade shamrock shakes


Nothing caps off a St. Paddy's Day celebration—or the month of March—better than a festive dessert. You could go grab one at the drive-thru, but we've got you covered right here. Make them at home with this fun recipe. Or try a different spin on a shamrock shake that uses fresh spinach (hello spring produce!) as the green coloring agent instead of food coloring with this "sneaky" version.

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