Seasonal April dinner menu ideas inspiration for your family menus, including side dishes and a dessert option - the recipes are family approved, simple, and all real food.
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April is such a month of hope and looking forward, don't you think? All the flowers emerging from the ground, fruit trees in bloom, and the garden being planted.
I can't help but think about the garden lettuce, peas, and spinach we may hopefully will be eating soon - and then all the other treasures of the coming gardening season.
I swear I can almost taste the fresh tomatoes when I look at my little tomato seedlings!
Luckily, because we still have a few jars of canned salsa, rotel-style and regular diced tomatoes, and frozen roasted tomato sauce we can have some of that wonderful tomato flavor in our April dinners.
Plus, it's a great way to continue using up the things in our pantries and freezers from the previous season.
During this first full month of spring I find myself hovering between lighter fare like shrimp and asparagus and hearty things like soups and stews, which pretty much reflects the changeable weather!
You'll see this played out in the menu ideas below - as always, you'll find side dish ideas where appropriate and a dessert option for the month.
I hope this helps you with dinner ideas to plan for the month!
April Dinner Menu Ideas
Roasted Root Vegetable Hash with Eggs, Bacon & Feta, Orange Almond Green Salad, leftover artisan bread
Creamy Pesto Tortellini with Red Peppers, green salad
Sausage and Lentil Stew, salad, leftover dinner rolls
Chicken-Pesto Greek Style Homemade Pizza (using leftover chicken)
Easy Thai-Style Chicken & Vegetable Curry (made with leftover chicken), brown rice
Lemon-Garlic Roasted Chicken & Vegetables, slaw, leftover artisan bread
Monthly Dessert Idea
Rhubarb Honey Crumb Bars - made with whole grains and lower sugar, this works for both a snack alone and dessert when paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
What about Saturdays & Sundays?
Our family’s menu always has a couple of standards for the weekends - it's one of the ways I make menu planning easier!
If you need more, you can always check out these articles in our archives for lots more on menu planning:
- Menu Planning 101 (5 Steps to Easy Meal Planning)
- Seasonal cooking through the year
- Monthly dinner menus
I hope you enjoy and are able to use some of these favorite family meals of ours. You can follow me on Pinterest for even more simple, seasonal and from scratch dinner ideas!