Recipes for Spring Entertaining

Find springtime recipes from Food Network perfect for entertaining.

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Spring Pasta Salad

Asparagus, peas and cherry tomatoes are tossed with cavatappi pasta plus a lemon and honey dressing for Jeff's easy side dish that comes together in just 35 minutes.

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Pasta Primavera

Ree's vegetable-filled pasta feeds a crowd. Carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini and summer squash are beautifully mixed into fettuccine.

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Spring Pizzas

Alex Guarnaschelli cuts down on prep time by starting off with store-bought pizza dough for her mini rounds. Top them with a spring medley of ramps or scallions.

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The Ultimate Paella

Tyler's version of the ultimate food to feed a big family is filled with chicken, chorizo and fish. Get your ingredients organized in advance, then layer flavors later while this one-pan meal cooks.

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Perfect Spinach Salad

Ree uses the reserved fat from the crispy bacon in this salad to make a dressing. Toss it with hard boiled eggs, browned mushrooms and fresh spinach for a crunchy salad that's sure to please.

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Cream Scones with Currants

Stir currants into these scones that make a great breakfast snack. For a richer, darker crust, brush the tops of the scones with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar before baking.

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Roasted Asparagus

When asparagus are in season you only need olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper to bring out their full flavor.

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Spring Asparagus Tart

This seasonal recipe makes for a beautiful presentation. Cover store-bought puff pastry with a mascarpone mixture before topping with asparagus spears.

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Slow-Roasted Salmon

Roast the salmon with potatoes and leeks for a double-duty entree and side dish.

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Parmesan Chicken

Ina's easy breaded chicken is dressed with tossed salad greens and a sprinkling of Parmesan.

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Swiss Chard and Herb Tart

Swiss chard is the perfect filling for this flaky crust. It's combined with eggs and cheese to make each bite a gooey one.

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Lemon Fusilli with Arugula

Tender broccoli, juicy tomatoes, peppery arugula and Parmesan come together with fusilli for an easy spring pasta bound together with a creamy lemon sauce.

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Risotto With Pesto and Peas

Give risotto a spring spin by adding leeks to the broth before stirring in pesto and ham.

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Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

After roasting quick-cooking shrimp on a sheet pan, toss them together with orzo, cucumber, red onion and feta for an easy make-ahead meal for a crowd.

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Herbed Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are so sweet on their own that they only need a little butter, onion and a few herbs to become a satisfying side dish.

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Spaghetti With Snap Peas and Prosciutto

Snap peas give great crunch to this spring-inspired pasta.

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Antipasto Platter With Grilled Vegetables

Get your party started with Robert Irvine's version of the classic Italian antipasto platter.

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Sparkling Sidecar

Rim the glass of this lemony spring cocktail with sugar for an extra-special presentation.

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Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing

Make your own dressing with buttermilk, blue cheese, sour cream, lemon and yes, hot sauce.

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Beet and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad

Giada augments the classic combination of beets and goat cheese with creamy avocado and crunchy walnuts to create a flavorful mix of textures.

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Herb-Roasted Chicken With Melted Tomatoes

The herb mixture in this recipe plays two roles: Half of it serves as a flavorful rub for the chicken, and the other half is mixed with yogurt for a cool table sauce.

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Spring Green Salad

Scour the farmers' market for in-season greens, then simply dress them with lemon juice, olive oil and salt.

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Cheese-Potato Pie

A buttery crust wraps up mortadella, cheddar cheese, apples and potatoes in this hearty brunch pie.

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Easy Rhubarb Crisp

Take advantage of fresh rhubarb by baking this simple dessert for your next get-together.

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Fresh Fruit and Mint Salad

Combine spring's first strawberries with winter fruit standouts like mango, banana and orange for a fresh, colorful salad. Dress the salad with orange liqueur, honey and mint.

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Orange-Glazed Blueberry Scones

Fold fresh blueberries into buttery batter for a flaky brunch treat. Once they're cool, Tyler finishes each scone with a sweet-tart orange glaze.

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Almond Tuiles

Mold these crisp, buttery cookies into cylinders while still warm, then serve alongside sorbet or ice cream for a sophisticated take on the sundae.

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Square Deviled Eggs

Forget about peeling shells the next time you make deviled eggs! In this fun, square version, whites and yolks are separated, cooked individually and then brought back together to taste just like the original.

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Giada's Sweet Pea Crostini

Mashed-up frozen peas with mint make an easy and tasty crostini topping that's perfect for spring.

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Fried Smashed Potatoes with Lemons

A lemon-herb dressing adds amazing flavor to these crispy potatoes.

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Ina's Blini with Smoked Salmon

Serve Ina's cute salmon-topped blinis as an appetizer for brunch or dinner.

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Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Noodles

Fragrant with cognac and fresh thyme, a bowl of this hearty Russian beef dish is best served over tender egg noodles, which soak up the meaty broth.

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Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

This fresh-tasting pasta uses a reliable standby: frozen shrimp. Toss the shrimp with linguine, fragrant lemon oil and peppery arugula for a bright, easy-to-make spring dinner.

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Marinated Artichokes

Learn the easiest way to get to the heart of a baby artichoke, then poach and marinate artichokes in olive oil, lemon, garlic, fresh herbs and wine.

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Spring Green Risotto

Start with sauteed leeks and fennel, then add Arborio rice, white wine and simmering chicken stock, gradually adding more stock as the rice cooks. Stir in some lemon zest, lemon juice, mascarpone, Parmesan cheese and fresh chives, and you've got a delicious dinner the whole family will love.

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Sweet Pea Dip

Blend fresh peas, ricotta, lemon zest, Parmesan and mint together in the food processor for a creamy dip best smeared over crusty grilled bread.

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Lemon-Herb Roast Chicken

Instead of roasting a single large bird, opt for two small chickens — they'll cook more evenly.

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Chilled Pea Soup with Spicy Crab

Pureed peas make a vibrant, beautiful chilled soup, especially when topped with sweet, spicy fresh lump crab.

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Ina's White Pizza With Arugula

Ina makes fresh pizza dough, then tops it with three creamy cheeses. Finish it with arugula, lemon and olive oil when it comes out of the oven.

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Old Yeller Cocktail

Blend rum, orange juice, banana liqueur and frozen pineapple together for a refreshingly fruity drink.

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Crostini with Ricotta and Pink Peppercorns

Crushed pink peppercorns really pop on top of creamy ricotta spiked with lemon zest. "The colors of this are just stunning," says Giada.

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Spring Salad in Parmesan Cups

Individual salad cups are a fresh idea for cocktail party finger food. To make the parmesan cups, you'll bake shredded parmesan cheese and flour until golden, then drape the rounds over small ramekins to form crispy cups for salad.

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Deviled Potatoes

At first glance, these apps look just like the real deal, but one bite reveals they're potatoes in diguise.

 

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Lemony Pea Salad

Alex makes this salad with fresh peas from the farmers' market. "The idea of fresh peas in the spring never gets old to me," she says.

 

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Hasselback Beets with Dill Yogurt Sauce

Bright purple beets make a richly colored base for a drizzle of light herbed yogurt.

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Hasselback Radishes with Miso Dressing

Go an unexpected route with radishes by preparing them Hasselback style. Roast them for a more mellow flavor before drizzling them with miso dressing.

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