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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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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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 24th: Ham and Swiss Sliders on Pretzel Buns
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.
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
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!
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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