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    Mar 1, 2020

    25 (Really Good) Recipes To Make In March

    New month, new eats.

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    Spring will officially be here later this month. πŸ‹

    That means we're working a ton of seasonal eats into our meals in March: from veggie-packed pasta dinners to citrus-topped desserts. (Also, don't forget to set your clocks back on the 8th, and raise a St. Patrick's Day glass on the 17th!)

    Here's what's in season right now:

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    foodiecrush.com

    If you're not a quinoa fan, this would also work over rice or stuffed into a pita pocket.

    Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Bowl with Broccoli and Feta

    2. Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

    thegirlonbloor.com

    White beans and a ton of veggies β€” like in-season carrots and broccoli β€” give this soup plenty of plant-based protein and vitamin A.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

    3. Sheet Pan Gnocchi & Mushrooms

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    If you've never roasted gnocchi before, you need to try it. It's faster (no waiting for water to boil) and IMO tastier β€” since they crisp up perfectly.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Gnocchi & Mushrooms

    4. 3-Ingredient Irish Mule Cocktails

    jessfuel.com

    Whiskey + ginger ale + lime.

    Recipe: 3-Ingredient Irish Mule Cocktails

    5. Sheet Pan Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon

    theseasonedmom.com

    The simple sauce β€” of Dijon mustard and maple syrup β€” is tangy with just a bit of sweetness.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon

    6. Easiest Trader Joe's Breakfast Hash

    cupofjo.com

    Put those perfect avocados to use.

    Recipe: Trader Joe's Breakfast Hash

    7. Airfryer Asparagus and Mushrooms

    littlesunnykitchen.com

    This cooks in less than 10 minutes and works as an all-purpose side β€” or even a main.

    Recipe: Airfryer Asparagus and Mushrooms

    8. Puff Pastry Citrus Cream Tart

    halfbakedharvest.com

    This is one of those desserts that *looks* fancy β€” but is actually incredibly easy to make, thanks to starting with grocery store puff pastry.

    Recipe: Puff Pastry Citrus Cream Tart

    9. Keto Cabbage & Kielbasa Skillet

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    If you haven't cooked much with cabbage yet, this is a great starter. The cabbage takes on the flavor of everything around it β€” sausage, plus a bit of mustard and apple cider vinegar β€” and is ready in less than 30 minutes.

    Recipe: Keto Cabbage & Kielbasa Skillet

    minimalistbaker.com

    Taco Tuesday: Spring edition.

    Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Tacos with Chimichurri

    11. Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto

    minimalistbaker.com

    Smashed potatoes deserve to be eaten year-round. They're doused here in an easy pesto packed with basil, lemon, and garlic.

    Recipe: Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto

    12. Citrus, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

    foodiecrush.com

    When it comes to salads, it doesn't get much more seasonal than this: peppery arugula, creamy avocado, and shrimp seared in the juices from fresh lemon and orange.

    Recipe: Citrus, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

    13. Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

    dinneratthezoo.com

    Let the slow cooker do all the hard work on the holiday.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

    14. 15-Minute Garlic Chicken Thighs

    thedinnerbite.com

    A smart dry rub with paprika adds equal parts flavor and golden-brown color.

    Recipe: 15-Minute Garlic Chicken Thighs

    15. Roasted Carrot & Feta Salad

    budgetbytes.com

    The carrots get crisped and caramelized in the oven, and the feta at the end adds richness.

    Recipe: Roasted Carrot & Feta Salad

    16. Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas and Arugula

    eatyourselfskinny.com

    Test-drive this in the spring β€” then carry it over to summer potluck season.

    Recipe: Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas and Arugula

    17. Creamiest Lemon Bars

    sallysbakingaddiction.com

    You could also swap the lemons for blood oranges to make a super pretty light pink version.

    Recipe: Creamiest Lemon Bars

    18. Vegan Stirfry with Broccoli and Tofu

    omnivorescookbook.com

    A simple sauce and marinade combo β€” with soy sauce, hoisin, and rice vinegar β€” adds a ton of flavor and color.

    Recipe: Vegan Stirfry with Broccoli and Tofu

    gimmesomeoven.com

    Fair warning that whole artichokes require a bit of extra prep upfront, but the end result is worth it.

    Recipe: Oven-Roasted Artichokes with Garlic and Rosemary

    20. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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    Start with the classic version β€” then experiment with one of these flavorful variations: like spicy chicken tortilla soup, or coconut curry chicken soup.

    Recipe: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

    21. Cucumber and Radish Salad

    cookinglsl.com

    Bright, easy to assemble, and pairs well with just about anything.

    Recipe: Cucumber and Radish Salad

    22. Irish Soda Bread

    dinneratthezoo.com

    No kneading required.

    Recipe: Irish Soda Bread

    23. White Wine-Braised Chicken and Vegetables

    asaucykitchen.com

    Everything you want to eat β€” all in one pan.

    Recipe: White Wine-Braised Chicken and Vegetables

    24. Red Curry Quinoa with Coconut and Greens

    food52.com

    One of the most satisfying flavor boosters for quinoa is this spicy-savory-sweet mix of red curry paste and coconut water.

    Recipe: Red Curry Quinoa with Coconut and Greens

    25. Peanut Butter-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

    iheartnaptime.net

    Can't decide between a chocolate or peanut butter dessert? That's where these come in.

    Recipe: Peanut Butter-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies