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 28 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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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.
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.
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.
Don’t want to spend hours and hours in the kitchen preparing a hearty winter meal? Well, this is where Easy Crockpot Beef Stew comes in! Served with crusty bread and a glass of wine, this dish will surely satisfy your craving for comfort food. This recipe is not only easy but it is also inexpensive and can feed a large family.
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.
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.
Shepherd's pie is classic comfort food that everyone loves, but it often leaves you feeling sluggish and bloated. This updated version of the dish will leave you feeling satisfied without all the weight gain. Shepherd's pie is traditionally made with beef or lamb, but this updated recipe uses pork instead to make it healthier. The mashed potatoes are replaced by cauliflower for an additional low-carb option.
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 shrimp. The noodles are stir-fried with eggs and mixed vegetables, so while it's spicy on its 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.
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.
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 a 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.
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: BBQ Pork Sliders on Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
What's not to love about BBQ Pork Sliders on Sweet Hawaiian Rolls? The combination of savory and sweet is a wonderful taste explosion! We love the way they can be eaten in just one or two bites, perfect for when you just want a snack.
Offering the perfect mix of taste and convenience, BBQ pork sliders are an easy-to-manage finger food option for any occasion. They are easy to make and can be made with a variety of toppings, including onion, pickles, lettuce, tomato, or even grilled pineapple. The sliders are best served on sweet Hawaiian rolls with spicy mayonnaise or mustard.
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 to 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.
This dish is full of flavor and one of the most popular dishes that cooks up quickly in just one pot. It can be served alone, over pasta, or over rice for a leaner option. The recipe starts with fresh cremini mushrooms and onions cooked in butter, then deglazed with white wine. Oven-roasted chicken stock is added to the pot along with dried thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper.
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: Easy Crockpot Pork Loin Roast with Gravy
Pork loin roasts are perfect for dinner with friends and family in this cozy winter season. The best part is that they can be prepared and cooked effortlessly in the crockpot so you can focus on other aspects of your dinner meal! It also bakes up to create a juicy, succulent roast bursting with flavor. Bonus: the gravy is so easy you’ll want to drink it by the cupful.
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 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.
Slow cooker honey sesame chicken is the perfect dish for any occasion. The ingredients are simple and easy to find, and the cooking method takes just a few minutes of hands-on time. This classic dish is made with only five ingredients: soy sauce, honey, rice wine or dry sherry, garlic, and ginger; it’s sweetened with honey instead of sugar; this recipe is not too sweet or too salty, but has a well-balanced flavor.
February 27th: Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs from Scratch
We all know that spaghetti and meatballs are the quintessential Italian dish. 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 28th: Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken
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!
With these 28 cozy dinner ideas, you'll never have to worry about what to cook this month. From pork loin roast to ham and swiss sliders, 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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