5 Recipes to Make This Weekend

Food Network Kitchen’s Spring Ad Hoc, Spring, Vegetable Alfredo, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Kate Mathis, © 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Though some of us are still seeing frost-filled mornings and might not be quite so ready to relinquish our soup bowls, spring is finally here and it’s time to make the most of it. Take this weekend to introduce some springtime flavor to your cooking, with meals featuring fresh herbs, sweet strawberries and green produce. Here are 5 recipes to make this weekend.

Bridging the gap between hearty comfort food and leafy spring mains, this creamy pasta has a mix of spring vegetables – peas and asparagus – and lemon zest to brighten the dish.

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Photo by: Linda Xiao

Linda Xiao

Take a break from your avocado toast obsession and try the other green dip, made with peas, fresh mint, ricotta cheese, lemon zest and Parmesan. It’s light, fresh and creamy with a bit of tang, perfect for topping toast with.

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Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Antonis Achilleos

Risotto gets a spring makeover in Food Network Magazine's recipe, which amps up the green factor with peas and pesto.

Food Network Kitchen’s The Most Lemony Lemon Bar of All-Time, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Kate Mathis, © 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Though lemons are in-season through winter’s chill, there’s something about its bright flavor, like a gastronomic wake-up call, that perfectly suits the essence of spring. Here we have a treat for lemon devotees – a lemon bar that edges on mouth-puckering tartness, topped with lemon-flavored gummy candy (shaped like a lemon slice, of course).

Food Network Kitchen’s Spring Ad Hoc, Spring Strawberry Cobbler, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Kate Mathis, © 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Add some vibrant color to your dessert menu with this sweet strawberry cobbler. Give the dish time to cool after baking and serve each plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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