What to Eat This Month – April 2024

Four weeks’ worth of meals to help you decide what to eat in April – all recipes are completely free to access and use!

As soon as Easter is over, I start to look forward to summer. A throwback from when I was a teacher, I suppose, and the end of the Easter holidays meant it was the summer season and all that entailed (exams, mostly, poor kids…the reason I’m not a teacher any more!).

Nowadays, I can look forward to the things I enjoy most about that season without the stress. And, unsurprisingly, the things I enjoy most about that season are food related.

What to Eat in April – In Season

Here in the U.K., April is the month when our homegrown produce really starts coming into its own.

After a dreary start to the year, we start getting some beautiful fresh food like:

  • Spring onions
  • Watercress
  • Spring greens
  • Wild garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus
  • Herbs like basil, dill and chives
  • Lamb
  • Crab
  • Salmon
  • Prawns

Here, I’ve selected some beautiful recipes which are perfect for cooking in April. Simply save the page and use this as your shopping guide for the next 4 weeks!

What to Eat in April – Week 1

This week, we have a selection of recipes from around the globe, with a comforting chicken casserole, a yummy pad thai, a lasagne with a twist and much more!

1
Super Easy Pad Thai
An easy, quick and delicious prawn pad thai
Check out this recipe
2
Tagliatelle with Peas and Feta
A super quick, super easy tagliatelle recipe with feta and peas
Check out this recipe
3
Pomegranate and Chicken Bulgur Wheat
A simple one pot dinner that’s packed full of flavour
Check out this recipe
4
Paneer and Vegetable Wraps
Quick and easy vegetarian wraps with a good punch of flavour
Check out this recipe
5
Soy Glazed Salmon with Miso Noodle Broth
An incredibly easy yet impressive soy glazed salmon dish
Check out this recipe
6
Courgette Lasagne
A delicious vegetarian lasagne with all the comfort you expect!
Check out this recipe
7
Chicken Casserole with Parsley Dumplings
A warm hug of a casserole with lovely herby dumplings
Check out this recipe

What to Eat in April – Week 2

This week, we’re enjoying freshly in season prawns and lamb (make sure you enjoy that with the dauphinoise potatoes – yum!) along with a vibrant beetroot risotto and a seriously good vegetable moussaka.

8
Garlic Prawn Linguine
A garlic packed dish, ready in 15 minutes
Check out this recipe
9
Vegetable Egg Fried Rice
Easy, ready in just 15 minutes and a store cupboard classic!
Check out this recipe
10
Warm Roasted Pepper and Halloumi Quinoa Salad
A delicious warm quinoa salad with crisp, golden halloumi. Perfect served cold, too!
Check out this recipe
11
Beetroot Risotto with Goats Cheese
Vibrant beetroot risotto with creamy goats cheese
Check out this recipe
12
Mexican Soup with Nachos
This delicious tomato, red pepper and coriander soup works so well with the cheesy nachos.
Check out this recipe
13
Vegetable Moussaka
Vegetarian moussaka layered with courgettes and topped with feta
Check out this recipe
14
Slow Roast Lamb with Dauphinoise Potatoes
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What to Eat in April – Week 3

Week 3 takes in season asparagus to make this awesome vegan pad thai for meatless Monday. You also have a seriously cheesy pasta bake and a very special duck dish for Sunday!

15
Asparagus and tofu vegan pad thai
Asparagus and Tofu Pad Thai
All the flavour of a traditional pad thai, but vegan!
Check out this recipe
16
Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Pasta Bake
An oozy, saucy, delicious mozzarella tomato pasta bake.
Check out this recipe
17
Roasted Beetroot, Onion and Thyme Soup
A delicious beetroot soup with great depth of flavour thanks to the pre-roasting of the vegetables.
Check out this recipe
18
Leek and Ham Hock Pasta
A delicious and comforting leek and ham pasta bake, topped with mature cheddar.
Check out this recipe
19
Beef Panang Curry
The most incredible fragrant curry, ready in just 15 minutes.
Check out this recipe
20
Baked Feta and Fennel Pasta
A twist on the original baked feta pasta, with sweet shallots and fennel.
Check out this recipe
21
Pan Fried Duck Breast with White Bean Puree, Leeks, and Spring Onion and Prosecco Sauce
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What to Eat in April – Week 4

Week 4 has some of my favourites. Use purple-sprouting broccoli in the gnocchi dish to get the best of the season, and enjoy my family recipe Anglesey eggs. Plus, you have. four-hour slow cooked beef chilli to enjoy – properly yummy weekend cooking!

22
Mushroom and Brocolli Gnocchi Bake
Check out this recipe
23
Potato Soup
Simple ingredients make this delicious soup – enjoy!
Check out this recipe
24
One Pan Balsamic Sausage and Peppers
Check out this recipe
25
Anglesey Eggs
A traditional Welsh dish, from my family to yours!
Check out this recipe
26
One Pot Chicken, Chorizo and Butter Bean Stew
Check out this recipe
27
Four Hour Slow Cooked Beef Chilli
Check out this recipe
28
Thai Green Noodle Soup with Pan Fried Sea Bass
A simple and flavourful fish dish, ideal for weeknights
Check out this recipe

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6 responses to “What to Eat This Month – April 2024”

  1. Such a great roundup of recipes I don’t know where to start! Excited to give these a try; they all look too good to pass up, indeed!

  2. Love this and will keep it handy for meal planning. I am super intrigued by the Anglesey eggs. We don’t live very far from Anglesey (we’re near Wrexham in North Wales) and I somehow never heard about this dish. Cannot wait to try!

    1. Oh amazing, hope you enjoy it! I’m in Chester so not very far from you!

  3. Thank you for sharing this, Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Oh wow – so many amazing ideas to explore in April! Thank you so much for sharing all these… Yum!

  5. The fresh ingredients really shined and the flavors were so vibrant. I loved how easy it was to make too. Definitely adding this to my regular rotation!

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