28 Easy Dinner Ideas to Cook in February

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March 24, 2024
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February is right around the corner, and it can be a tough month. It’s chilly, dreary, and sometimes downright depressing. But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! This month, we’re bringing you thirteen cozy February dinner ideas that will keep you warm and satisfied all month long.

No need to order in or go out to eat – these recipes are all easy to make and perfect for chilly February nights. With these dinner recipes that would be great every night this month, we’re sure you’ll find something new to try!

So stay in, put on your favorite slippers, and cook up one of these delicious recipes tonight.


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The 28 Best February’s Easy Dinner Ideas

February 1st: Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup

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A Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup is a classic sandwich made with American cheese on toasted white bread and served with an individual bowl of tomato soup.

It is the perfect way for people who have a cold or any other illness to get some comfort food that will also help them recover from their illness.


February 2nd: Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

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Well Plated by Erin

If you and your family love a sweet and savory dish, try this Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken. It is always a hit with everyone, even the pickiest of eaters! This recipe makes it easy to feed your hungry family without all the hassle.

Simply place the ingredients into your slow cooker and allow the chicken to simmer for 7-8 hours. You’ll be pleased with how easy it is to make and how delicious it tastes!


February 3rd: Vegetarian Chili

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A simple way to get a variety of nutrients and vitamins while also sticking to your diet is to enjoy some vegetarian chili. A healthy, low-fat meal that’s vegan, gluten-free, and packed with fiber, this dish can be made in bulk and used throughout the week for easy meal prep.

If you’re looking for a recipe that will help you stay on track with your health journey this February, try making this delicious meal.


February 4th: Spaghetti and Meatballs

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One dish that is loved by many people, especially children, is spaghetti and meatballs. Spaghetti and meatballs are so delicious to eat because they are both salty and savory.

They are also quite filling to have for dinner, which means this dish will keep you full longer, so you won’t have to worry about snacking or overeating later on.


February 5th: Chicken Fried Steak

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Got a craving for a hearty meal that’ll warm your belly and soothe your soul? Look no further than chicken fried steak. This classic dish is comfort food at its finest, with tender beef pounded thin and coated in a crispy, salty breading.

And we can’t forget about the gravy—rich and velvety, it’s the perfect topping for the ultimate savory goodness. This meal is perfect for a weeknight dinner or special occasion, and it’s sure to please everyone at the table.

Pair it with creamy mashed potatoes and green beans for a well-rounded and absolutely satisfying meal.


February 6th: One-Pot Turkey Mushroom Skillet Dinner

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Yummy Healthy Easy

One-pot turkey mushroom skillet dinner is a hearty meal for this time of year. The recipe is easy to make and requires just one pot to prepare. You can use whatever type of mushrooms you have on hand, but we typically go with the canned white button variety, which is pre-sliced.

Likewise, you can use whichever type of sliced turkey meat you prefer. We like the convenience of the pre-cooked packaged slices that come in jars or boxes.


February 7th: Pasta with Tomato Sauce

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Pasta with Tomato Sauce is a dish that is often served as a side dish but has the potential to be the main course. Like many dishes, this dish can be prepared in many different ways.

One popular way is to cook tomatoes with butter and olive oil before adding sauce, then boil the pasta separately before combining them.


February 8th: Shepherd’s Pie with a Twist

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Are you tired of the same old Shepherd’s Pie recipe? Well, it’s time to switch things up with a little kick of curry powder! This Shepherd’s Pie with a Twist will surely take your taste buds on a flavorful adventure.

The sweet and spicy curry powder adds a unique dimension to the classic comfort dish, making it the perfect meal for those who are always up for trying something new.

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of adding curry powder, it’s surprisingly simple and easy to incorporate into your recipe. Give it a go, and you won’t be disappointed in this exciting and delicious culinary adventure.


February 9th: Spicy Thai Noodles with Shrimp

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When most people think of Thai food, they think of lumpy yellow curry, but there are many more flavors in the cuisine than that! One that is very popular is spicy Thai noodles with shrimp.

This dish packs a punch with chunks of red chili pepper and refreshing cilantro leaves, not to mention the freshness of the shrimp. The noodles are stir-fried with eggs and mixed vegetables, so while it’s spicy on their own, it also has a lot of body.


February 10th: Lasagna Rolls

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Lasagna is a welcomed dish in most homes, but when time seems to be tight, it can be difficult to prepare. That is why lasagna rolls may be the best way to enjoy lasagna without all the work.

Lasagna rolls are made by layering pasta sheets with marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, and vegetables. Another great variation of this dinner is to add some ham pieces or sausage on top of your pasta sheets before rolling them up into small logs.


February 11th: French Dip Sandwiches from the Slow Cooker

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Many people enjoy French Dip sandwiches for dinner in the winter, which makes them a perfect option for February. They are also easy to make in the slow cooker, which is perfect when it’s too cold to stand in front of a stovetop.

We recommend keeping the recipe light, with only three ingredients and no bread. Serve with a salad (preferably with grilled chicken), if you’d like.


February 12th: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Pesto Grilled Cheese Croutons

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Ale Cooks

This dish is absolutely perfect for the cold winter months. Not only does this soup warm you up from the inside out, but it also provides plenty of vegetables for a healthy meal so you can feel good about yourself while staying in your PJs on a Friday night.

It is a dish that mixes a hearty soup and a grilled cheese sandwich into one delicious meal. The roasted butternut squash is a great place to start, providing a smooth texture and a fall-like flavor without being too sweet.

Using pesto as the sauce adds another layer of flavor with the salty Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and spinach.


February 13th: White Chicken Chili

Flavorful white chicken chili made with hearty beans, tender chicken, and a rich and creamy broth in slow cooker
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White chicken chili is an easy-to-make recipe for cold winter evenings. It is like beef chili but with shredded chicken instead of ground beef. The recipe is very flavorful and has just the right amount of spice for people that can’t handle too much heat.

This dish is great for a family or potluck because it can easily be portioned out to feed lots of people.


February 14th: Easy Vegetable Fried Rice

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There are many ways to make fried rice, but this is one of the easiest. It doesn’t require cooking rice ahead of time because the rice will cook in the pan with all of the other ingredients.

The vegetables can be whatever you have on hand. This recipe also leaves out any meat because it’s one of those dishes that are perfect for vegetarians or anyone who wants to have a healthier meal.


February 15th: Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

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Mac and cheese is an easy dish to make but can be time-consuming. A slow cooker is perfect for those who want to be able to throw together delicious mac and cheese with minimal effort.

Slow cookers allow you to throw all the ingredients into one pot and then let it do its magic.


February 16th: Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

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Tuna noodle casserole is a popular dish that is made from a basic Ritz cracker crust topped with a creamy cheese sauce that contains tuna and condensed soup. This dish is typically baked until the top turns brown.

It is traditionally served as a side to roasted turkey but can be eaten hot or cold for any occasion.


February 17th: Cacio e Pepe

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Have you ever tried cacio e pepe? This cheesy, peppery pasta dish may just become your new go-to dinner recipe. Warning though, once you’ve mastered it, you may never want to try anything else again. It’s that good!

The best part? It only takes 30 minutes to prepare, making it the perfect weeknight meal when you’re short on time.

The simple yet delicious combination of pecorino romano cheese, black pepper, and pasta is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Give it a try and see for yourself why cacio e pepe is a beloved Italian classic.


February 18th: Quinoa Burrito Bowls

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Hapa Nom Nom

Quinoa Burrito Bowls are a healthy and tasty way to make a meal in a hurry. They are easy to assemble and only require a few ingredients, which makes them perfect for quick weeknight meals when you’re short on time.

The recipe is centered around one of the favorite Mexican-inspired dishes: quinoa burritos. Like traditional burritos, these bowls are made with brown rice, black beans, veggies, salsa, cheese, and guacamole.


February 19th: Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon

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Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon is the perfect family meal for winter. The honey and orange bring out the flavors of the salmon while bringing in some natural sweetness.

This recipe will take you only about 20 minutes to prepare, so it’s also a great option for when you’re short on time. We also recommend you serve it with rice pilaf and steamed seasonal vegetables for an easy, elegant dinner.


February 20th: Bacon Wrapped Dates stuffed with Blue Cheese

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When you want to make a healthy dinner that is quick and easy, you should consider Bacon Wrapped Dates stuffed with Blue Cheese. These are great if you are looking for an appetizer to make for your family members that will impress them while being low in calories.

You can use store-bought or homemade blue cheese. The bacon is pre-cooked, so it just needs to be heated up in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes before being wrapped around the pitted dates.


February 21st: Pasta Pie

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Savory pies are a staple in the comfort food world, and we can’t get enough of them. Our current obsession? Pasta pie. Not only does it look like a showstopper, but it’s surprisingly easy to make.

This ultimate pasta pie recipe will definitely impress your dinner guests with its delicious layers of pasta, cheese, and meat sauce. But don’t let its impressive appearance fool you – it’s a cinch to assemble.

With every bite, you’ll taste a symphony of flavors that come together perfectly in this savory dish.


February 22nd: Crockpot BBQ Ribs

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There’s nothing like a holiday barbecue, and if you’re looking for a classic dish to bring for this particular night, it doesn’t get much better than Crockpot BBQ Ribs. First, make sure the ribs are spiced with salt and pepper before putting them in the Crockpot.

In a large pot over medium heat, sauté onion and 2 cloves of garlic until they start to soften.


February 23rd: Stovetop Meat Loaves

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Taste of Home

Who says you need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a delicious meatloaf? With this convenient recipe, you can whip up a satisfying stovetop meatloaf in just 30 minutes.

Gone are the days of waiting for the oven to preheat and baking for endless hours. Simply gather your ingredients, fire up the stove, and get cooking!

This quick and simple dish is perfect for those evenings when you don’t have a lot of time but still want to enjoy classic comfort food.

Plus, it’s the perfect portion size for one or two people, making it a great option for weeknight dinners.


February 24th: Ham and Swiss Sliders on Pretzel Buns

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Art From My Table

The Ham and Swiss Sliders on Pretzel Buns recipe is an easy-to-make appetizer that tastes great. The recipe features two pretzel buns, ham, swiss cheese, and butter. The pretzel buns are a nice change from hamburger buns, and the ham and cheese combination is delicious!

In short, this is an easy recipe to make when you’re not in the mood for a lot of work. The recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make, and the flavor is great. You can also make smaller versions of this recipe for finger food.


February 25th: Salisbury Steak Casserole

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There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hot meal on a cold winter night — and this dish is guaranteed to keep the chills out. You might not know this about the Salisbury Steak Casserole dish, but it is a favorite for many families who want to make sure they’ve got dinner covered.

This dish has shown up on many family-friendly shows and has become famous for its versatility and flavor. With a pound of ground beef, a can of cream of mushroom soup, a package of onion soup mix, and some cornflakes, you can prepare this recipe in no time.


February 26th: Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs from Scratch

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Jo Cooks

We all know that spaghetti and meatballs are quintessential Italian dishes. So what could be better than getting to eat it just as it’s supposed to be?

Making this dish from scratch means you can easily control the quality of ingredients, making them lower in fat, sodium, and sugar. You can even make your own marinara sauce for an added kick of flavor!

All you need to do is take some time, have some patience, and have a little extra love for cooking!


February 27th: Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken

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This delicious dish is a perfect weeknight dinner. The chicken is pan-seared and then baked with a creamy mushroom sauce and plenty of garlic and parmesan cheese.

This dish has a wonderfully rich taste but is also pretty healthy as it doesn’t have any heavy cream or butter added to the sauce. 

Besides, it is warm, satisfying, and full of flavor. In short, this chicken dish does not disappoint!


February 28th: Broccoli Beef Braids

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Taste of Home

There’s something about warm, gooey cheese oozing out of a baked creation that just screams “comfort food.” And that’s exactly what you get with these Broccoli Beef Braids.

Imagine sinking your teeth into golden bread that’s tender and flaky, and discovering a hot sandwich bursting with savory beef, fresh broccoli, and melted mozzarella.

It’s a meal that warms you up from the inside out, and it’s so easy to make that you’ll undoubtedly find yourself making it again and again.


That’s All February Dinner Ideas in a Nutshell!

With these 28 cozy dinner ideas, you’ll never have to worry about what to cook this month. From grilled cheese with tomato soup to slow cooker honey sesame chicken, there’s something for everyone in this roundup of recipes. So stay in, relax, and enjoy a home-cooked meal this February!

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You can also find plenty of delicious recipes on our website by using the search bar! Simply type in the dish you’re looking for, and we’ll provide you with a variety of recipes to choose from.

Finally, we hope these 28 cozy and delicious February dinner ideas will be a great way to celebrate the month and enjoy good food with family and friends!

So get cooking this February with these cozy dinner ideas! Enjoy! 🙂





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