Easy Monthly Menu for April (2024)

This easy monthly menu for April is a great way to make your weeknights run smoother. With a little meal planning and preparation, your meal times won’t have to take up so much of your family time.

Most of these weeknight dinner ideas are 30-minute meals (or less). Enjoy!

What is a Monthly Meal Plan?

Here is the monthly meal plan and recipes for the month of April. This menu plan includes main dish recipes for easy dinners with a few mentions of side dishes for the entire month.Β Β 

I do my menu planning for weeknights only, and Friday nights are usually something quick and easy.  All you need to do is add in the sides, and you are set.  I hope this guide is helpful for you and your whole family. 

I also send out reminders of the weekly menus each Monday in my weekly newsletter. If you would like to receive these reminders, along with other recipes and information, please join here.

Menu Tips

Tips for Using This Monthly Menu:

  • Print or take a photo of the meal plan and keep it visible.
  • It is a great idea to keep certain staples on hand (baking items, seasonings, etc.)
  • Buy in bulk when possible.
  • Look at the monthly meal plan and make a grocery list of all items you can get in advance. If possible, buy all of these items once instead of making multiple grocery trips. (Grocery Delivery is wonderful too!)
  • It is a good idea to keep a master list of the main grocery items you use on a regular basis. Having a ready made grocery shopping list can save you time, and help you remember items you need to purchase.
  • Set aside time at the beginning of the month for meal prep, to prepare food (cut vegetables, divide bulk items and freeze when necessary, etc.)
  • Look at your weekly meal plan over the weekend, and write out your weekly shopping lists so you can make one trip to the grocery store or farmers markets to get fresh produce and other items you will need.
  • Remember that this is just a guide with recipe ideas – use what you want and skip the rest.

Monthly Menu for April

This full month of ideas includes some of our favorite meals. Enjoy these delicious recipes!

Date MealInformation or Link
4/1Chicken Fajitas
2Leftover Easter Ham
3Smothered Hamburger SteakLink to the Recipe
4Chicken Spaghetti
5Baked Potato Bar
8Beef Stroganoff
9Baked Salmon
10Burnt Ends
11Cilantro ChickenLink to the Recipe
15Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
16Shrimp ScampiLink to the Recipe
17Rotisserie ChickenLink to the Recipe
18Farmer’s Market ChickenLink to the Recipe
20 Weekend
23Swiss ChickenLink to the Recipe
24Chicken AlfredoLink to the Recipe
25Shrimp & Rice Stir Fry
26Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken
29Cilantro Lime Chicken BowlLink to the Recipe
30Pork Roast
5/1Tortellini SoupLink to the Recipe
2Poblano ChickenLink to the Recipe
3Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Favorite Cooking Products

Here are some of my favorite cooking items:

I hope you enjoy these recipes, and that they help you save precious time each night. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

If you have other quick and easy meals that you would like to share, I would love to hear from you.


There are such a wide variety of meals and ideas on Pinterest. I have found so many wonderful new recipes this way and have pinned many of them on Pinterest boards. If you are looking for other ideas, here is a link to my Main Meals Board.

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Monthly Menu for April 2023

Until next month…

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  1. Love that you plan your meals by the month too, Susan! Everything looks so good and it really does help to save a ton of time. Especially, during busy seasons. I always wish we lived closer but this definitely makes me wish we lived closer so we could meal swap. Hugs, CoCo

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