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40 Fresh Rosemary Recipes

Brighten your meals with fresh rosemary recipes that showcase this delightfully aromatic herb at its best. Add fresh sprigs to roasts, rolls, veggies and even cocktails and ice pops to infuse a lemon-pine flavor that smells and tastes delicious!

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Rosemary FlatbreadsTaste of Home

Rosemary Flatbreads

My family loves this as a pizza crust. But with a touch of olive oil and fresh herbs it makes a lovely flatbread appetizer. —Sue Brown, West Bend, Wisconsin

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Rosemary Sweet Potato FriesTaste of Home

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

A local restaurant got me hooked on sweet potato fries. I started making them at home with different seasonings to match the taste. I'm thrilled with the results! —Jackie Gregston, Hallsville, Texas

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Chicken with Red Wine Cream SauceTaste of Home

Chicken with Red Wine Cream Sauce

My creamy chicken tastes like a five-star restaurant dish but takes only minutes and few ingredients to make. Use fresh rosemary. Trust me. —Sarah Campbell, Terre Haute, IN

 

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Lemon-Rosemary Layer CakeTaste of Home

Lemon-Rosemary Layer Cake

Tall and impressive, this unique dessert is a treat for the senses with flecks of lemon zest and fresh rosemary. Just wait till you taste it! —Mary Fraser, Surprise, Arizona

 

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Strawberry-Rosemary Yogurt PopsTaste of Home

Strawberry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

We planted strawberries a few years ago and these tangy-sweet frozen yogurt pops are my very favorite treats to make with them! The options are endless. Try using other yogurt flavors like lemon, raspberry or blueberry. You may also substitute your favorite herb for the rosemary—or simply omit it. —Carmell Childs, Ferron, Utah

 

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Beer-Braised Pulled HamTaste of Home

Beer-Braised Pulled Ham

To jazz up ham, I slow-cooked it with a beer sauce. Buns loaded with ham, pickles and mustard are irresistible. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Rosemary Butternut Squash LasagnaTaste of Home

Rosemary Butternut Squash Lasagna

I came up with this recipe when our garden was brimming with butternut squash. This is now our favorite way to use it. —Christine Wood, Tipton, Iowa

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Sausage Skillet with Pasta & HerbsTaste of Home

Sausage Skillet with Pasta & Herbs

The fresh herbs really pop in this cinch of a weekday meal. If you want a break from pasta, serve the saucy sausages on polenta instead. It would make a fantastic hoagie filling, too. —Victoria Davis, Wilder, Vermont

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Bistro Herb-Rubbed Pork TenderloinTaste of Home

Bistro Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

A mouthwatering rub featuring fresh tarragon, thyme and rosemary releases rich, bold flavor as this pork entree sizzles. Served with a delectable thickened sauce, it’s crazy good! —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami

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Rosemary-Parmesan PopcornTaste of Home

Rosemary-Parmesan Popcorn

Fresh herbs and real cheese make this popcorn a homemade favorite that will make you forget about store-bought seasoning mixes. —Dan Kelmenson, West Bloomfield, Michigan

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Garlic Chicken with HerbsTaste of Home

Garlic Chicken with Herbs

Pan-roasting garlic cloves turns them into rich, creamy deliciousness. This chicken is fantastic with crusty Italian bread or mashed potatoes on the side. —Kathy Fleming, Lisle, Illinois

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Herb Roasted Root VegetablesTaste of Home

Herb Roasted Root Vegetables

Here's a simple-to-fix side that is perfect for a festive dinner. It looks beautiful with any entree. Roasting brings out the vegetables' natural sweetness. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

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Citrus & Herb Roasted Turkey BreastTaste of Home

Citrus & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

This recipe will make you love turkey again. Brining with lemon, rosemary and orange juice makes it so moist and flavorful. It's the star attraction at our table. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, Texas

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Herbed Apple-Cranberry Bread DressingTaste of Home

Herbed Apple-Cranberry Bread Dressing

Not all stuffings are created equal. My version of the classic side dish features apples for a sweet crunch and cranberries for a little tartness. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

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Apple Orchard Pork RoastTaste of Home

Apple Orchard Pork Roast

Onions and apples meld perfectly to make a sweet and savory treatment for pork roast. Serve it with the accompanying sour cream sauce. —Vikki Lee, Gold River, California

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Rosemary-Thyme Lamb ChopsTaste of Home

Rosemary-Thyme Lamb Chops

My father loves lamb, so I make this dish whenever he visits. It's the perfect main course for holidays or get-togethers. —Kristina Mitchell, Clearwater, Florida.

 

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Cranberry, Brie & Turkey PizzaTaste of Home

Cranberry, Brie & Turkey Pizza

While traveling in New Zealand, my husband and I discovered turkey pizza. We came up with our own version for a creative way to use leftovers. —Kristin Stone, Little Elm, Texas

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Roasted Herb & Lemon CauliflowerTaste of Home

Roasted Herb & Lemon Cauliflower

A standout cauliflower side is easy to prepare with just a few ingredients. Crushed red pepper flakes add a touch of heat. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

 

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Honey-Roasted Chicken & Root VegetablesTaste of Home

Honey-Roasted Chicken & Root Vegetables

When my whole family comes over for dinner, I make a big platter of roast chicken with sweet potatoes, carrots and fennel. My dad leads the fan club. —Kelly Ferguson, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

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Flavorful Mashed PotatoesTaste of Home

Flavorful Mashed Potatoes

Earthy herbs bring a full chorus of flavor to creamy red potatoes, making this side dish anything but ordinary. Save it for special occasions or serve as a dressy accompaniment to a weeknight meal. —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York

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Skillet Beef and PotatoesTaste of Home

Skillet Beef and Potatoes

Sirloin strips with red potatoes and fresh rosemary are seriously amazing and ready in a flash. The key is precooking potatoes in the microwave to speed the process. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Bruschetta with ProsciuttoTaste of Home

Bruschetta with Prosciutto

A crowd-pleaser any time of year, this savory-tasting recipe is perfect for get-togethers. —Debbie Manno, Fort Mill, South Carolina

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Champagne CocktailTaste of Home

Champagne Cocktail

This amber drink is a champagne twist on the traditional old-fashioned. Try it with extra dry champagne. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Winter Squash, Sausage & Feta BakeTaste of Home

Winter Squash, Sausage & Feta Bake

This time of year, I can't resist butternut squash, with its bright color and fall flavor. It helps make this casserole a guaranteed hit at potlucks. —Craig Simpson, Savannah, Georgia

 

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Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread CookiesTaste of Home

Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Lemon and rosemary make these luscious treats a sweet surprise for a few friends. —Malorie Harris, Wildomar, California

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Lamb StewTaste of Home

Lamb Stew

My grandmother used to make this stew as a special Sunday meal. It's an unforgettable treat from Ireland. —Vickie Desourdy, Washington, North Carolina

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Kalamata Cheesecake AppetizerTaste of Home

Kalamata Cheesecake Appetizer

It's believed the Greeks served cheesecake at the first Olympics, so why not rewrite history with a Greek cheesecake appetizer? Ingredients in this version "tame" the kalamata olives, so even if you shy away from kalamatas, you'll be glad you tried this one. For a milder flavor, use the more common black or green olives. —Theresa Kreyche, Tustin, California

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Grandma's Rosemary Dinner RollsTaste of Home

Grandma's Rosemary Dinner Rolls

My grandma (I called her Baba) made these in her coal oven. How she regulated the temperature is beyond me! She always made extra rolls for the neighbors to bake in their own ovens. At lunchtime, my mom and aunts delivered the formed rolls. —Charlotte Hendershot, Hudson, Pennsylvania

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Rosemary JellyTaste of Home

Rosemary Jelly

This deliciously different green jelly gets its flavor from an unusual source: savory rosemary. The herb adds a refreshing zip to the otherwise sweet spread. —Margaret Dumire, Carroll, Ohio

 

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Herb Garden VegetablesTaste of Home

Herb Garden Vegetables

I have a garden and wanted to highlight all the vegetables and herbs I grow. This medley was the perfect way to do just that. —Julie Stella, Champlin, Minnesota

 

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Herbed Goat Cheese Baguette SlicesTaste of Home

Herbed Goat Cheese Baguette Slices

This fun appetizer is guaranteed to wow guests! It takes just moments to whip up the herb-infused goat cheese spread. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

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Rosemary Beet Phyllo BitesTaste of Home

Rosemary Beet Phyllo Bites

The deep red of the beets will definitely bring a splash of festive color to any appetizer buffet. The mild rosemary flavor accents the peppery bite of the arugula and the sweet-sour flavor of the pickled beets. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

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Portobello Bruschetta with Rosemary AioliTaste of Home

Portobello Bruschetta with Rosemary Aioli

Caramelizing onions, broiling peppers and whipping up a homemade aioli with fresh herbs adds dimensions of flavor you won't find in a store-bough bruschetta. —Stephanie Kalina-Metzger, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

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Mushroom-Gruyere Scalloped PotatoesTaste of Home

Mushroom-Gruyere Scalloped Potatoes

When I started cooking, the only mushrooms I used were the button variety. Now I love experimenting with different types. This recipe is so filling, it can be served as a meatless entree. —Nadine Mesch, Mount Healthy, Ohio

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Brussels Sprouts in Rosemary Cream Sauce

Brussels Sprouts in Rosemary Cream Sauce

Brussels sprouts in a rosemary-infused cream sauce have the power to bring friends together – but watch out for fights over who gets the last of the sauce. —Liz Koschoreck, Berea, Kentucky

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Rosemary LemonadeTaste of Home

Rosemary Lemonade

A friend suggested I add a sprig of rosemary to lemonade. The herb makes the drink taste fresh and light, and it's a pretty garnish. —Dixie Graham, Rancho Cucamonga, California

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Rosemary-Lemon Sea SaltTaste of Home

Rosemary-Lemon Sea Salt

Making flavored sea salt is so easy. Mix in grated lemon peel and minced rosemary for a delicious way to enhance chicken, fish and salads. —Shelley Holman, Scottsdale, Arizona

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White Bean Soup with Rosemary & ParmesanTaste of Home

White Bean Soup with Rosemary & Parmesan

This hearty soup is a nice change of pace from boring old chicken noodle. Fresh veggies and rosemary lend fantastic flavor the whole family will love. —Jerry Gulley, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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Roast Rack of Lamb with Herb SauceTaste of Home

Roast Rack of Lamb with Herb Sauce

The sauce uses eight of my favorite herbs, but making it is a cinch. The aroma of the lamb while it roasts is amazing. —Mya Zeronis, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

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French Onion Pizza au GratinTaste of Home

French Onion Pizza au Gratin

I love a hot bowl of French onion soup and am also a fan of pizza after busy workdays. This recipe combines classic onion soup ingredients with everyday pizza staples. —Bonnie Long, Lakewood, Ohio

Dana Meredith
Dana is an editor and writer who shares her passion for travel, food and the beauty of American landscapes. When she's not wielding her red pen, she can be found tending her flower gardens, remodeling her house, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry or dancing to "Uptown Funk."

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