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Our 10 Most Popular New Recipes in March

March 31, 2021

I’m not sad to say goodbye to March. I’ll take April any day instead. The asparagus, the strawberries, the shell peas, the sunscreen. And yet! Our most popular new recipes from March slapped, every single one. Take a gander below, then let us know in the comments—which will you make first?

10. Double Chocolate Weed Brownies

First stop: this guide on homemade cannabutter from edibles expert Vanessa Lavorato. Second stop: her extra-chocolatey weed brownies (or, if you’re in a savory mood, her ranch-dusted popcorn).

9. Golden Chicken Broth With Real Egg Noodles from Julia Turshen

A genius, Passover-friendly take on egg noodles—just eggs! nothing else!—from Julia Turshen’s newest cookbook, Simply Julia. Put in whatever broth you love, be it chicken, vegetable, mushroom, you name it.

8. No-Knead Beet Focaccia

This no-knead, too-pretty-for-words focaccia gets its fuchsia hue and earthy flavor from fresh beet juice. And nope, you don’t need a juicer—a blender works great.

7. Greek-Style Chicken Thighs With White Beans

Pantry staples to the rescue! This all-in-one chicken dish hinges on sturdy ingredients, like canned beans and artichokes, plus dried herbs and spices. Then feta and lemon swoop in to dial up the brightness.

6. Tofu Wontons in Chile Oil

Instead of meat or seafood, these vegan wontons start with firm tofu and dried shiitakes. Serve in a brothy, vinegary chile oil you’ll want to drink by the bowlful.

5. Tikka Masala Macaroni & Cheese From Preeti Mistry

A mac and cheese that “wasn't a mac and cheese to begin with,” writes Kristen Miglore. “It started as a butter chicken recipe at Preeti’s first restaurant, Juhu Beach Club.”

4. Pasta With Marinated Artichoke Sauce

What would happen if you poured a jar of marinated artichokes into a food processor and blitzed it into oblivion? Your new favorite pasta sauce, of course.

3. Salisbury Steak With Herby Mushroom Sauce

Don’t let the lengthy ingredient list deter you. Many are used twice, in both the Salisbury steaks and the mushroom gravy (hi shallot, garlic, Dijon, and Worcestershire!).

2. Tomato Soup With a Whole Head of Garlic

Yes, a whole head of garlic, and don’t you dare skimp on it. It gives this creamy soup a deep, sweet savoriness—perfect for your next grilled cheese.

1. 3-Ingredient Bacon Biscuits

Making bacon? Make these biscuits, too. The recipe takes advantage of all that rendered fat, yielding a fluffy, no-fuss biscuit that’s begging to be teamed up with fried eggs.

What recipes did you cook in March? Tell us in the comments below!

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Emma was the food editor at Food52. She created the award-winning column, Big Little Recipes, and turned it into a cookbook in 2021. These days, she's a senior editor at Bon Appétit, leading digital cooking coverage. Say hello on Instagram at @emmalaperruque.


HalfPint April 2, 2021
For March, I made Guinness beef stew and Irish soda bread. Great results with both these 2 recipes. Also great was the chocolate Russian buttercream I made for a yellow cake (which used a TikTok hack).

Less successful, though not terrible: corned beef on the grill. It needed more cooking. Made Reuben sandwiches with homemade thousand island dressing. The corned beef may have been 'meh', but the sandwiches were stellar.
AntoniaJames April 1, 2021
What recipes did I try this month? Apart from some of my own recipes on the site, I tried these new-to-me recipes (plus 13 from other sources):

Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Even needing a few tweaks (I live in the high plains of Colorado, where baking is an adventure for several reasons), these were delicious. The flavor is excellent, the method quite simple.

Bulgarian Moussaka

I made this vegetarian, using lentils instead of beef, adding a pinch of smoked paprika and enough sherry vinegar to notice. Much lighter topped the Greek yogurt custard instead of potatoes. ;o)
Grace March 31, 2021
I thank you for the cannabis recipe & hope their is more to come . One I would like is cannabis gummies for sleep. Bravo
Susan March 31, 2021
A RECIPE WITH CANNABIS????????????????????? I thought this site was better than putting drugs into their food.
Organicmom March 31, 2021
There are people out there who have cannabis medical cards and could use a good recipe. I guess you don't understand. Premade cannabis edibles are very expensive and aren't always affordable. I thought this was great! Very simple and easy to follow.
Michelle B. March 31, 2021
exactly Organicmom. I lost one of my best friends to a horrible form of cancer and the pot cookies and brownies she was eating brought her much was the simple things. Pot is not a gateway drug and just became legal in NYS, its time to take the stigma out of pot.
Emma L. March 31, 2021
Hi Susan! We have tons of recipes on Food52 and hope that everyone can come here and find a recipe they'll love. Including anyone who wants to learn more about homemade edibles! If weed brownies aren't up your alley, you can definitely make them with standard butter instead, or check out one of our many other brownie recipes here:
Bevi March 31, 2021
As mentioned in the comments below, there are many people who require the medical benefits of cannabis and these brownies offer both delicious flavor and the positive effects of edibles, but at a much cheaper cost. I know several doctors that include oncologists and ophthalmologists who prescribe cannabis to their patients.
Christopher March 31, 2021
Then don’t follow. And don’t judge. I know people that have sustained great pain relief from cannabis use. Pain relief that no pharmacist has been able to provide. If you drink at all, use tobacco or prescription or over the counter pain meds, you are using drugs.
TwinkyTerrapin April 1, 2021
Goodness, Susan must have been on her fourth cup of coffee when she wrote that. She'll probably need at least three glasses of Chardonnay to get over that big ol' snit fit.