Stock up on kale, carrots, and more for these winter recipes.
Summer squash is out, and winter squash is in. Check out this seasonal produce guide to see what other vegetables you have to work with during the frosty months. Turns out, there are quite a few options for delicious vegetables, and why eat them plain when you can dress them up with creative combinations and sauces? These recipes will keep you healthy (and your tummy full) throughout the season.
Kale and Sweet Potato Gratin
Spiced like a pumpkin pie, this recipe uses two seasonal vegetables (kale and sweet potato) along with grated white cheddar and butter for a creamy, cheesy treat that's still packed with nutrients. See the full recipe at Saveur.
Smoky Butternut Squash Soup
This is a spicy twist on the classic butternut squash soup that gets its flavor from chipotle in adobo. It's easy to make in about 30 minutes and provides comfort through the winter months. See the full recipe at Food & Wine.
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage, Apples, and Cranberries
Take advantage of seasonal acorn squash, which roasts beautifully, especially when you stuff it with goodies like cranberries, sausage, onions, mushrooms, apples, and celery. Add fresh herbs for a flavorful side dish or main course. See the full recipe at Paleo Running Momma.
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Maple Roasted Carrots
Add a little butter and maple syrup to your sweet winter carrots to get a side dish that's ready to be paired with just about anything. See the full recipe at EatingWell.
Veggie Cakes with Chard, Ricotta, and Saffron
This healthy recipe works as a side dish or main dish and is packed with unique flavors. It uses chard, greens, saffron, ricotta, parmesan, and more. Top with Greek yogurt or sour cream to finish. See the full recipe at Food Republic.
Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey
A little lime and honey goes a long way in this mashed yams recipe. You can pre-bake your yams to save time on a busy weeknight; once mashed, this recipe takes just 15-20 minutes in the oven. See the full recipe at Saveur.
Winter Vegetables and Gnocchi
We love the idea of combining veggies like butternut squash, onions, and mushrooms with potato gnocchi. The flavors pair well together, and this healthy recipe makes a filling main course. See the full recipe at Southern Living.
Brussels Sprouts Hash
This breakfast (or anytime) dish combines brussels sprouts, eggs, onions, garlic, and spices for a delicious winter wake-me-up. See the full recipe at Food Republic.
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Roasted Rutabaga with Brown Butter
If you've never had rutabaga, give this one a try. It's sweeter than turnips and healthier than potatoes. Butter, lemon, parsley and black pepper give this winter vegetable great flavor. See the full recipe at The Kitchn.
Southern-Style Collard Greens
You might not eat collard greens plain, but you're sure to enjoy them combined with crispy bacon, ham, garlic, and apple cider vinegar. See the full recipe at My Recipes.
What are your favorite winter vegetables? Do you have any seasonal recipes to share? Let us know in the comments!