Spring is a great time for barbecues, get-togethers, and parties; here are 12 deliciously easy spring meals that are great for a small group or large gathering.

Spring is a great time for barbecues, get-togethers, and parties. With food always being at the center, finding deliciously easy meals this busy time of year can be challenging. So I thought, why not put together some of our favorite meals that our entire family loves?

12 Deliciously Easy Meals for Spring collage

The weather here in Colorado is a minute-by-minute case, meaning that while it is beautiful, it can also be completely unpredictable. One day it will be 85 degrees and sunshine, the next day rainy, cloudy and cold. So I love to have on the menu something for the slow cooker, which is also great for baseball nights, something for the grill for the warm weather evenings, and salad, something we can eat at home, serve at a barbecue, or take on the go for soccer, baseball or track meets.

I love the two slow cooker meals below because you can serve them plain, with a bun, on a tortilla or even on a salad. They are versatile, and my kids love these two recipes. What is also great about these two recipes is that the toppers change the look and feel of each recipe.

The salads are literally my favorite dishes and are so easy to throw together.

The grilled chicken recipes are easy: letting the chicken marinate at night and then letting my hubby grill them up. I love these on nights when I am busy. And he is in charge of dinner.

The chicken tenders are one of our family’s new to-go-to recipes, and I love that they are baked, not fried. Now go ahead and fry them up, but if you want more spring-inspired dishes with a healthy twist, these are a fantastic recipe.

And don’t forget soup! I love making soup; it is not just a cold-weather meal. It’s great paired with a salad or to serve on its own – a light meal that is just downright tasty. Chilled or hot, I love soup all year long.

The key to a successful spring dinner is that they are kid-friendly, at least in our home. A bonus for me is when they are 30 minutes or less, which most of these meals are. Either way, enjoy the springtime activities with families and friends, of course, while you are enjoying fantastic food as well.

Don’t forget to pin this round-up of Spring Dinners to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

12 Deliciously Easy Meals for Spring collage

Sweet Maple Barbecue Chicken Kabobs

Sweet Maple Barbecue Chicken Kabobs on a square plate with corn cob

Easy Barbecue Beef Brisket

Easy Barbecue Beef Brisket on wood cutting board

Chopped Asian Salad

Chopped Asian Salad in a dark bowl with wooden spoons

Sicilian Chicken Soup

sicilian chicken soup in a white bowl with a spoon

20-Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

creamy tomato soup in a white bowl with bread in bowl

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders

honey garlic chicken tenders on a blue plate

Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker Shrimp in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon

Stuffed Chicken Alfredo Bread

Stuffed Chicken Alfredo Bread slice on a wooden board

Baked Taco Ranch Chicken Taquitos

BAKED TACO RANCH TAQUITOS in a pyramid stack on a plate

Shrimp Alfredo

shrimp in alfredo sauce

Chopped Southwestern Salad

Chopped Southwestern Salad in a glass bowl with wooden salad tongs

Jalapeno Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Jalapeno Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs on a square plate

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    1. It is always nice to finish the week off with a good meal, but honestly sometimes I am too tired. lol! xo San

    1. Holly that is our favorite and you can use the sauce in several different ways. Can’t wait for you to check it out. xo San

  1. Does that say grilled chicken parm? I have never thought of grilling the chicken… I have always breaded it. How yummy

  2. They are all great selections. I love the simple stuff more, like your soup and sandwich, they look so inviting. Now with the Springy weather I feel like eating something light and those sound perfect for me.

  3. Always looking for something good for Sundays. Although lately we come home so hungry that we can’t wait for more than a sandwich! Thanks for the ideas. Maybe they’ll help us get back to good sunday dinners!

  4. Usually we don’t do Sunday dinners – but instead Saturday. I saw a few meals that look amazing. I may have to try them

  5. Oh yum, this food looks heavenly! Totally had to pin this for later! It’s funny, my son LOVED chicken parm but we were talking about how grilled chicken would be a healthier option.. I am totally going to try that grilled chicken parm recipe! Thanks 😉

    1. Maggie, I am going to send you some info to get your started!!! It will bring you some traffic once you get going on it. xo San

  6. I wouldn’t mind the big Sunday Dinner tradition coming back. We used to go to my gram’s every single Sunday after church, without fail. 🙂

  7. YOU simply amaze me. From the recipes all the way down to how you take your pictures and post them. Everything looks so inviting. I am so hungry now!!!

  8. Beautiful blog post. So many chicken recipes… But, we begin harvesting chicken in about a month, so I’ve saved you to my favorites for a revisit. It will still be Spring, so I’ll share you with our followers and to our Pinterest wall once we are harvesting chickens. Thanks for posting on Fresh Foods Wednesday. Love the local and sustainable focus of it.

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