11 Spring Recipes For The Homesteading Cook

Welcome the new season with fresh Spring recipes! Learn how to whip up these simple yet hearty dishes in the comfort of your own homestead.

11 Spring Recipes For The Homesteading Cook

Spring is the time of the year when you can feel everyone abuzz with change! That’s why it’s one of my favorite seasons. It’s also the perfect chance to try something new, whether you want to add new plants to your garden, pick up a new hobby, learn a new skill, or try new Spring recipes! But of course, the food you cook should be appropriate for the sunny Spring weather. ‘Tis the season for fresh veggies, tangy berries and citrus, and sumptuous pickles! Read on to see some of my favorite Spring recipes.

1. Hot Cross Bread and Lemon Pudding

Hot Cross Bread and Lemon Pudding | Spring Recipes For The Homesteading Cook
image via BBC Good Food

Bread and butter pudding always reminds me of home. Add a Spring twist to this classic recipe by adding lemon pudding! The best part? It only takes an hour to make from scratch!

2. Chocolate Peppermint Tarts With Berries

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image via Martha Stewart

When we say Spring, fruity flavors always come to mind. So I’m loving this recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Tarts with currants and berries! Just when I thought chocolate and peppermint couldn’t get any better—this recipe takes it to a whole new level.

3. Rhubarb Pie

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image via New York Times Cooking

Whether or not you grow your own fruits, every self-respecting homesteader should know how to bake a Rhubarb pie. It’s one of those essential Spring recipes! So if you need to brush up on your pie-making skills, this is the season to do so!

4. Pizza With Spring Onions and Fennel

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image via New York Times Cooking

Light flavors make for the best Spring recipes. So stay away from the oily, heavy pizzas and try this Spring-worthy alternative! It’s also really healthy, since fennel is packed with vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium.

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5. Pickled Ramps

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image via Saveur

Looking for pickling ideas this Spring? Ramps are a good choice. Ramps are wild spring onions that are in season in, you guessed it—Spring! It’s the perfect pairing for all the sumptuous dishes you’ll be whipping up this season.

6. Skillet Asparagus

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image via Saveur

Make use of that skillet of yours! Cooking asparagus on a skillet can keep the flavor (and nutrients!) from diluting. Try it out this Spring!

7. Crockpot Baked Potatoes

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image via Food And Wine

Once I tried slow-cooked baked potatoes, I couldn’t get enough! It’s a no-fuss recipe you can leave cooking while you try other more laborious dishes, and you can add all sorts of Spring-worthy toppings like sour cream, chives, or light cheeses.

8. Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

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image via Damn Delicious

I love cooking with my crock pot—it may take more time than frying or grilling, but it’s definitely less taxing. These stuffed peppers can give your Spring meals a spicy kick. I know what I’m making for dinner tonight!

9. Crockpot Minestrone

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image via How Sweet Eats

We don’t usually associate heavy soups with Spring, but this spring Minestrone will change your mind. It has all the good stuff like carrots, tomatoes, beans, and asparagus!

10. Strawberry Salad With Warm Goat Cheese Croutons

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image via My Recipes

I always try to mix up my salads and find new, fun combinations. Strawberries and warm goat cheese croutons is right on top of my to-try list! Doesn’t that photo make you hungry?

11. Creamy Spring Pasta Bake

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image via My Recipes

I usually go for fresh flavors for Spring recipes, like fruits and veggies. But this creamy spring pasta recipe looks too good to resist! Plus, the recipe calls for Swiss and Parmesan cheese. Two kinds of cheese in one pot? Count me in!
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Are you hungry yet? I sure am! These recipes have got me racing to my garden to pick fresh fruits and vegetables, then straight to the kitchen to whip up a salad and bottle some pickles. These Spring recipes will make you love the season even more.

What are your go-to Spring recipes? Share them with me in the comments section below!

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