What's for Dinner? 21 Cozy Weeknight Recipes to Make in February
From vegetarian tacos to a spiced take on classic beef stew, here's what we're cooking all month long.
In many parts of the country, February often brings in some of the most frigid temperatures and the biggest snowfalls of the year. That's why we want to cozy up with warm and comforting dinner recipes all month long. To help you craft your own menu for the month, we're sharing a selection of family-friendly meals that go from pantry to plate in under one hour. And, as always, Monday dinners are meatless.
There's plenty of comfort food to indulge in, such as our Test Kitchen's Favorite Mac and Cheese. One big pot of this will keep the whole family warm—and there may even be leftovers for lunch! Looking for a pasta dish that's a little more nutritious? Our recipe for Swiss-Chard and Feta Pasta lets the winter green take center stage, while tangy Greek feta, dried currants, and toasted pine nuts build texture and flavor.
If you're trying to keep your healthy New Year's resolution going, Sea Bass with Kale and Cannellini Beans is a delicious, protein-packed meal that feels worthy of a special occasion. But with just 35 minutes needed to prepare this recipe from start to finish, you can make it any day of the week. Just as impressive is our Creamy Mustard Chicken with Couscous, pictured here. You don't need a passport or a culinary degree to prepare this French bistro-inspired main course.
Even in the midst of a snowfall or busy weeknight, our quick dinner recipes are sure to appeal to your entire family and inspire your palate.
Swiss-Chard and Feta Pasta
Saffron Risotto with Shrimp and Peas
Broiled Spicy Pork and Pineapple
Sweet pineapple is a succulent complement to pork loin chops; the pork is broiled for a few minutes then removed while pineapple and scallions continue to cook. Pile the mixture atop steamed rice and build even more flavor with sauce made from fresh ginger and lime juice.
North African Beef-and-Carrot Stew with Mint
Shrimp and Sausage with Cheesy Grits
Top stone-ground grits with seared andouille sausage, shrimp, and fried eggs in this hearty weeknight dinner. Hot sauce and lemon juice add lots of additional flavor to this 50-minute recipe.
Creamy Broccoli-and-Spinach Soup
Test Kitchen's Favorite Mac and Cheese
Curried Steak with Scallion Rice and Peas
Tender, juicy, and budget-friendly flank steak is the perfect cut to serve atop white rice with sugar snap peas. The flavor of the meat is enhanced by Massaman curry paste, which is a warm, spicy blend of garlic, cardamom, chiles, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and cloves that lights up everything in this one-bowl dinner.
Instant Pot Chicken Curry
Smoked-Salmon Flatbread with Pickled Beet
Baked Chicken Veracruz
Shrimp and Clams a la Plancha
Roasted Cod with Potatoes and Olives
Mostly Greens Frittata
Creamy Lemon-Barley Soup
Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Hong Kong chow mein noodles—which you can find in the grocery store or a local Asian supermarket—are the base for the vegetable-packed dinner that you'll have on the table in just 25 minutes.