Our 20 Most Popular Recipes in April

Check out our most popular recipes in April - including a wild card we never saw coming.

Tortellini Pesto Salad


Spring is busting out all over. And with this month of hopeful new growth come recipes that look and taste as fresh and bright as the season. In this roundup of the dishes our Allrecipes community loved the most in April, you'll find lemony desserts, colorful pasta salads, and fresh asparagus, along with zesty casseroles, easy dinner recipes, and a wild card we never saw coming. Scroll through and find something new to save to your own collection of favorites this month.

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Lemon Pie II

slice of lemon pie garnished with fresh mint leaves
Melissa Goff

You need only five easy ingredients to make this creamy lemon pie, and one of them is a pre-made graham cracker crust. Reviewers always have the best tips: Alex Venoy says you should try this frozen, and Tina Knutsen recommends you bump up the lemon juice to a half cup.

02 of 21

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

a slice of pie with lightly browned meringue, garnished with half a lemon slice on a white plate

Reviewer Jeff Shapiro has made this pie for years and offers these tips for success: Stir the lemon mixture until it's very thick, put the meringue on the pie while the pie is still warm, and spread the meringue so that it covers the entire surface, leaving no gaps.

03 of 21

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars on a plate

"These were so delicious! I'm very picky with lemon things because I want to be punched in the mouth with lemon flavor (no subtle lemon flavors for me) and these did just that! Definitely pre-bake bottom layer for 10-12 minutes then cool before finishing the recipe." —Nicole Holmes

04 of 21

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

slices of Blueberry Lemon Loaf

"Of all lemon loaf recipes I've tried, this takes the cake. Love that there was less sugar used than others have called for. I added poppy seeds and 1/8 teaspoon of lemon oil to give it a bit more lemon intensity. " —Tom

05 of 21

Grandma's Banana Bread

square slice of homemade banana bread with butter on top
Hanny Manny

Six very ripe bananas (!!!) go into the batter of this 5-star recipe. Nancy Stamp says, "WOW!!!!!! This is THE moistest bread EVER!!! I substituted 1 cup of white sugar for brown sugar (not packed). And, I added 2 tablespoons of molasses (just because I love it). I will never use anyone else's recipe. This will be my Holy Grail. Bravo!"

06 of 21

Chicken and Asparagus Fettuccine

overhead view of chicken and asparagus fettuccine

"One of the my favorite new dinner recipes! This is delicious, quick, and easy to make. It's also versatile: It can easily be made healthier with minor adjustments, and the chicken can be deleted if you're cooking for vegetarians." —Stephanie

07 of 21

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

How to Make Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

"This is so simple and easy to make! I've always steamed asparagus but now I'll be roasting it every time. Just make sure not to overcook it!" —Zahira Malakh

08 of 21

Emily's Excellent Taco Casserole

Taco casserole with diced tomatoes on top

"This is a super speedy dinner I like to make when it is getting late and I haven't cooked yet. Chili, corn chips and cheese are topped with lettuce and tomato. Spice it up with your favorite salsa. Vegetarian chili can be found with the regular chili — it is often labeled as 'fat free'. This recipe can easily be doubled, and cooked in a 9x13 inch baking dish." —your mom

09 of 21

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Close up on a large serving of green chile chicken enchilada casserole being lifted out of the dish.


"If you're looking for a green chile chicken enchilada casserole with a kick, this might be the one for you. I found the base recipe scouring the web for something that would taste like my ex-mom-in-law's casserole, which was to-die-for, and I've tweaked it a few times to make it my own. Try throwing in some jalapeños for even more kick." —Andrea Russo

10 of 21

Magnificent Macaroni Salad

Magnificent Macaroni Salad

"I just made this for the 5th time," says Lee. "It's absolutely delicious and very easy to make. I add sliced olives and chopped celery. If you're looking for a good macaroni salad recipe, make this one. You won't regret it."

11 of 21

Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing

Pasta Salad With Homemade Dressing


Won't lie to you: There's a lot of slicing and dicing that goes into this salad, so it's best to plan ahead to make it. Besides, everyone agrees it's better after it sits overnight in the fridge anyway. You might also want to double the dressing so you can add more before serving.

12 of 21

Tortellini Pesto Salad

Tortellini Pesto Salad

"This one was a hit in our family. I doubled the recipe and we fed 6 adults. Will be placing this in our dinner rotation!" —Lydia Newcomb

13 of 21

Roasted Potatoes and Onions - Easy and Delicious

close up of sliced roasted potatoes and onions

"If you are sick and tired of mash potatoes, fries, chips and all the other ways potatoes are prepared but don't have the time for a complicated roasted vegetables dish than this is an easy and flavorful way to get 'er done." —curryfamily2012

14 of 21

Steakhouse Potatoes Romanoff

Steakhouse Potatoes Romanoff
Chef John

"They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but that's mostly because people just don't remember exactly what happened. Well, the only thing I didn't forget was this special potato gratin that Chef John Schenk taught me how to make 10 years ago at his restaurant Strip House. Not only is it the soul mate of steak, but it's also a great side dish for big holiday gatherings since you can make it the day before and bake when needed." —Chef John

15 of 21

Avocado Tuna Salad

How to Make Avocado Tuna Salad

"Delicious! Next time I'll add the whole chopped apple for even more crunch and put the sea salt shaker and cumin on the table for each individual's taste." —pfuss

16 of 21

Chicken Salad for One

close up of chicken salad for one served with crackers
france c

"I live alone so making chicken salad with leftovers isn't really a great thing since I typically don't eat leftovers. I followed the recipe exactly. I found the paprika makes for a great addition as does the egg." —Dale

17 of 21

Easy Crispy Baked Chicken

How to Make Easy Crispy Baked Chicken

"I made this last night and it got RAVE reviews from my husband and both kids. It was SOOOO good! I had to use Ritz instead of saltines because that's what was in the pantry, but it turned out wonderful regardless. It's literally a new family favorite. It was so easy to make — I'm going to recruit the kids to help next time. Thank you so much for this awesome, easy recipe!" —Jenny

18 of 21

Root Beer Pork Chops

close up of grilled pork chops marinated in root beer
Soup Loving Nicole

"I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars! Absolutely amazing. I must admit that at first I did not get marinating the pork chops in root beer but I assure that it more than works!" —Mimi Girl

19 of 21

Mexican Taco Meatloaf

mexican taco meatloaf
chef mo

"My Mexican grandmother would use leftover corn tortilla chips in our meatloaf and everyone loved it! They all wanted seconds along with the recipe. A delicious Mexican-American comfort food." —Camille

20 of 21

German Hamburgers (Frikadellen)

German Hamburgers (Frikadellen)

And finally, here's the wild card I teased 20 recipes ago. Who could predict Allrecipes home cooks would go wild for these German hamburger patties? Reviewer Dagmaria says, "Just the way my Mutti made them — but she breaded them also and called them 'bouletten' I make these all the time — they are delicious on the grill also."

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