10 Tasty Winter Produce Recipes
Wondering what produce is in season during the winter and what to cook? Print out this winter seasonal produce list and try these tasty recipes featuring seasonal winter foods, such as root vegetables, chestnuts, and dark leafy greens. These dishes are perfect for holiday dinners or family meals on chilly nights.
Butternut Squash Penne
Winter squash, such as butternut or acorn squash, is a great foundation for a healthy winter dish. This recipe for pasta with squash, sage, and cheese is a comforting crowd-pleaser.
Winter Vegetable Soup
Start your winter meal off with a tummy-warming bowl of soup made with in-season sweet potatoes, new potatoes, leeks, and carrots.
Spinach, Pear and Endive Salad
This tasty salad with a simple mustard vinaigrette pairs well with any main dish (no pun intended!). Pears and Belgian endive are both on the winter seasonal produce list.
Swiss Chard and Gruyère Cheese Tart
In-season Swiss chard, cheese, and herbs are great ingredients for a savory, quiche-like tart. Collard greens and kale are other winter leafy greens that work well in the dish.
Chicken Stew with Herb Dumplings
A chicken and dumpling dinner is a real treat on a cold night. This version uses rutabagas, a winter seasonal vegetable, and leeks, which are in-season year-round.
Chestnut and Pancetta Stuffing
Whether you're cooking a holiday dinner or another special winter supper, sweet chestnuts and salty pancetta add great flavor to your poultry stuffing.
Sweet Potato and Sage Gratin
Gratins are typically made with regular white potatoes, but this one made with sweet potatoes is a delicious change of pace. Sweet potatoes are widely available year-round, but are naturally in-season during the cooler months.
Duck with Pink Grapefruit and Chicory Salad
Duck is a rich dish that pairs perfectly with a fruity sauce or salad. This recipe calls for winter seasonal ingredients like grapefruit and fennel.
Pork Chops with Apple and Baby Onions
Apples are seasonal during the cold-weather months, and onions are in-season year-round, making them an ideal accompaniment to a winter pork chop dinner.