Lemon recipes in winter and spring are the absolutely best because they are in season. However, this list of the best lemon recipes is great year-round. If you love lemon or love cooking with it, save this list for later. You'll love all of these amazing recipes!

A grid of 6 of the best lemon recipes with the recipe post title over the top.

Lemon is such an important ingredient in the kitchen. We buy bags of lemon at a time and use lemon at dinner time, whether it’s part of the main course, the salad dressing, or the side dish. By often, I mean pretty much every single night by the way.

Because lemon is a kitchen essential and dang delicious, we pulled together the 50+ best lemon recipes on the internet. Of course, this list errs on the side of healthy lemon recipes but dessert is dessert. There are some healthier dessert options on the list as well as some classics for a special occasion.

This list was fun to make. It’s amazing to see how versatile lemon is and how big of a difference it makes to a pasta dish or a soup or a chicken dinner.

Here are the 50+ best Lemon Recipes:

A stack of pancakes on a plate, with drizzled icing and a slice of lemon on top

Favorite Lemon Recipes

As I write this, I'm dreaming of these Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes. Seriously, I'm kind of thinking of having a late afternoon pancake snack. I kid, I kid. But, come this weekend these pancakes are mine. The following recipes in this section are some of our favorite lemon recipes. From soup and grilled potato salad to pasta and penne, these lemon recipes are incredible and definitely favorites!

A sheetpan full of roasted broccoli, lemon wedges and parmesan cheese shreds

Lemon Side Dishes

Raise your hand if you make some type of lemon side dish a majority of the nights in the week. I can't be the only one who relies so heavily on lemon for a delicious enhancement to their veggies. This new list is getting me out of my basic veggie side dish routine and feeling like a Food Network chef. They are so easy to make and super impressive. There's a lot of color in these recipes too (as a whole), which is usually a sign that we are getting the much-needed nutrients our bodies are craving.

Tangy lemon sauce being poured over top of lemon chicken in a bowl.

Lemon Dinner Recipes

Almost all of my favorite dinner recipes are on this list. Why? Probably because of the lemon but I didn't realize it until I put the list together. Lemon is also a great resource when you are eating plant-based foods or Whole30/paleo diets. It enhances so many different dishes without a ton of sugar, spices or fats.

Lemon dressing in a mason jar with tasting spoon in front of a salad

Lemon Salad Dressings

I'm always looking for new salad dressing. Every time I go to the store, I still stand in the salad dressing aisle like I'm standing in front of the fridge at 11:00 p.m. looking for a snack. I always come up empty though. Recently, I started really getting into making my own salad dressings. Yes, I would make the occasional one when I was hosting brunch but never on a regular basis. Lemon salad dressings are a great way to step your foot into the homemade salad dressing universe. They are super easy to make and delicious. Plus, most of them are dairy-free!

Lemon angel food cake covered in white icing, sprinkles, lavender, and lemon zest

Lemon Desserts

Lemon desserts, let me count the ways I love you. That tangy delicious flavor pairs so well with sweet flavors. It's absolutely delicious. Growing up, I was a really weird kid for various reasons but I did love an angel food cake. That's what I wanted for my birthday cake. I'd ask for some strawberries to go with it and that's what made my day. This year, I'm going to make this Lavender Lemon Angel Food Cake featured above and listed below. It's a grown-up version of my childhood birthday cake wish. Well, I'll do that with a side of lemon bars. Maybe it'll be a week-long celebration (jk).