17 Spectacular New Recipes to Welcome Spring

Lemony Potato-and-Beet Salad with Dill
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Here at Southern Living, April has come to cover something big: South's Best. We're talking about all the special places in the South that you, the readers, love enough to cast votes for. (Over 65,000 of you, to be exact.) And in the South, many of our favorite places are food-related. Obviously. From the South's Best Barbecue Joints to the South's Best Restaurants, it's clear that we're always on the hunt for something good to eat.This April, alongside our South's Best Awards, we're featuring a similarly crowd-pleasing collection of delicious new recipes. Since Easter is just a hop away, we started with five brunch recipes that are sure to be a hit at your celebration. When we say it's the only brunch menu you might ever need, we aren't exaggerating. We're sharing our best company-worthy quiche, hashbrown casserole, French toast bake, Tex-Mex skillet dish, and a casserole take on classic shrimp and grits. (See? Best menu ever.) We rounded out our savory side with spring-ready sides and mains. Get ready to head back to your roots, literally, with spectacular side dish recipes for some of your favorite spring veggies: carrots, turnips, radishes, and beets. Two easy weeknight recipes later, one sheet pan and one skillet, and you're set.To end the month on a sweet note, try any one of our fruity surprises: a strawberry-rhubarb crisp, fresh strawberry gelato, or jam-topped hazelnut financiers. But leave just a little room to make our show-stopping layered dream: the Chocolate-Coconut Pavlova Cake. When you see it, you'll understand. Without further adieu, dive into April with these 17 sensational spring recipes.

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Try These Fantastic Seasonal Recipes

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Sausage-Hash Brown Casserole

Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Sausage-Hash Brown Casserole

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Company Quiche

Asparagus Quiche
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Company Quiche

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Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole

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Huevos Rancheros Bake

Huevos Rancheros Bake
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Huevos Rancheros Bake

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Orange-Vanilla French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup

Orange-Vanilla French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Orange-Vanilla French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup

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Skillet Pot Pie with Chicken and Spring Vegetables

Skillet Pot Pie with Chicken and Spring Vegetables
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Skillet Pot Pie with Chicken and Spring Vegetables

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Honey-Mustard Salmon with Vegetables

Honey-Mustard Salmon with Vegetables
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Honey-Mustard Salmon with Vegetables

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Shaved Carrot, Asparagus, and Apple Salad

Shaved Carrot, Asparagus, and Apple Salad
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke, Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Shaved Carrot, Asparagus, and Apple Salad

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Roasted Carrots with Spiced Pecans and Sorghum

Roasted Carrots with Spiced Pecans and Sorghum
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke, Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Roasted Carrots with Spiced Pecans and Sorghum

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Lemony Potato-and-Beet Salad with Dill

Lemony Potato-and-Beet Salad with Dill
Lemony Potato-and-Beet Salad with Dill

Recipe: Lemony Potato-and-Beet Salad with Dill

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Sautéed Radishes with Bacon and Cilantro

Sautéed Radishes with Bacon and Cilantro
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke, Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Sautéed Radishes with Bacon and Cilantro

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Roasted Baby Turnips with Turnip Green Pesto

Roasted Baby Turnips with Turnip Green Pesto
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke, Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Roasted Baby Turnips with Turnip Green Pesto

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Pepper Jelly-Glazed Baby Turnips

Pepper Jelly-Glazed Baby Turnips
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke, Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Pepper Jelly-Glazed Baby Turnips

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Chocolate-Coconut Pavlova Cake

Chocolate-Coconut Pavlova Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Chocolate-Coconut Pavlova Cake

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp with Sweet-and-Savory Granola

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp with Sweet-and-Savory Granola
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Mary Claire Britton

Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp with Sweet-and-Savory Granola

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Strawberry Gelato with Almond Shortbread and Elderflower Crème

Strawberry Gelato with Almond Shortbread and Elderflower Crème
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Mary Claire Britton

Recipe: Strawberry Gelato with Almond Shortbread and Elderflower Crème

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Hazelnut Financiers with Strawberry Jam and Lemon Puree

Hazelnut Financiers with Strawberry Jam and Lemon Puree
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Mary Claire Britton

Recipe: Hazelnut Financiers with Strawberry Jam and Lemon Puree

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