What to Cook This February

Learn what's in season this month at cookieandkate.com!

I know, I know. We’re ten days into February now. I just couldn’t sit on this idea until March! I’ve been missing my monthly seasonal produce guides (here’s February!) and know that some of you have, too. Those posts detail what’s in season each month, with cooking suggestions and lots of links to more recipes.

Meet my new, abbreviated refresher guides. You’ll learn which types of produce are in season now, and find one recipe that goes with each. Will you cook through them with me? Like, can we have a virtual cooking club?

I thought it would be super fun to post photos on Instagram when we make a recipe shown here—tag your photo #ckfebruary and #cookieandkate so we can all share the experience! I can’t wait!!!


Healthier broccoli casserole with quinoa! cookieandkate.com

Broccoli, Cheddar & Quinoa Gratin

Gluten-free option

“Made this recipe last night but with brussels and cauliflower (similar to your older recipe). It was SO delicious! Will likely go into the rotation here. Nutritious comfort food, ftw!” – Kathryn

More broccoli recipes »

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts pizza - cookieandkate.com

Brussels Sprouts Pizza with Balsamic Red Onions

Vegan option (I’ve heard from vegans who love this pizza without any cheese!)

“Making this pizza tonight for probably the sixth time. I make it with vegan cheese and it has been a huge hit each time, even with my diehard meat eating friends.” – Sarahem

More Brussels sprout recipes »

Butternut Squash

This roasted butternut squash soup is super creamy but light (and easy to make!). cookieandkate.com

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Gluten free and easily vegan

“I chose this recipe for it’s simplicity, but the favors couldn’t have been better. I will make this every time I purchase a butternut squash. It was absolutely wonderful! Truly less is more sometimes in cooking, this one proves it. Thanks for the recipe.” – Misti P.

More butternut recipes »


This spaghetti squash burrito bowl recipe is easy to make and so good for you, too! cookieandkate.com

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

Gluten free and vegan

“Loved the simplicity of the recipe and the variety of flavors and textures. I wouldn’t change anything! Thanks again, Kate!” – Caitlin S.

More cabbage recipes »


Parmesan crusted, roasted cauliflower "steak" on spaghetti with marinara. This is a super simple, healthy weeknight dinner! cookieandkate.com

Parmesan-Crusted Cauliflower Steaks with Marinara

Gluten-free option (use gluten-free pasta) and you could skip the cheese for a vegan meal

“Everyone loved this! I cannot believe the flavor that came from the cauliflower, excellent combination of flavors. This was my first (good) experience with whole grain pasta too. It was so satisfying. I added a little kale on top for the added color, but I don’t think it added much flavor.” – Tammy

More cauliflower recipes »


Kale, Clementine and Feta Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing - cookieandkate.com

Kale, Clementine and Feta Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Gluten free and easily vegan

“I loved, loved, loved this salad, and so did the rest of my family. My 15-year old stashed the leftovers (there wasn’t much after we each had double-helpings) for her school lunch tomorrow. That’s a great indication of how much it was revered!” – Monique

More orange recipes » (also grapefruit, lemon, lime and clementines)


Autumn Kale Salad with Fennel, Honeycrisp and Goat Cheese - cookieandkate.com

Autumn Kale Salad with Fennel, Honeycrisp and Goat Cheese

Gluten free and easily vegan

“I agree with you, the sides are where it’s at! All of these look so good. I actually just made your apple, fennel and kale salad (with smoked gouda in place of goat cheese) and it was phenomenal. My first time eating raw fennel and I loved it! Thanks for the recipe! I’m thinking about making it again for the holiday. :)” – Sarah

More fennel recipes »


This quinoa vegetable soup makes great leftovers for lunch! It's easy to make and good for you, too. cookieandkate.com

Quinoa Vegetable Soup with Kale

Gluten free and vegan

“This was SO good. So much more flavourful than would seem! At the top of my winter recipe list.” – Julie

More kale recipes »


Roasted broccoli rabe and potatoes with a zippy dressing make a great side dish (or breakfast hash!) - cookieandkate.com

Lemony Roasted Potatoes & Broccoli Rabe

Gluten free and easily vegan

“Thank you so much. Absolutely delicious. As a semi-new vegetarian I need extra inspiration this time of year to not feel like I’m missing out on all the meat dishes. And this does the trick and then some :)” – Cassandra

More potato recipes »


Simple, fresh and filling vegetarian tacos! - cookieandkate.com

Fresh Arugula and Black Bean Tacos with Pickled Radish and Feta

Easily gluten free and easily vegan

“This was a hit with the whole family including the non-veg husband and the growing, picky 13 year old boy. He came back for seconds and just asked me to add this to the rotation for next week. (He and I have also polished off 2 batches of your toasted muesli. haha!)” – Kerry

More radish recipes »

Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce over Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Rice - cookieandkate.com

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce over Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Rice

Easily gluten free and easily vegan

“Made this for lunch today and it was absolutely delicious! The sauce was really easy to make and had just the kind of kick I needed on an autumn afternoon. Thanks!” – Frances

More sweet potato recipes »

Eat seasonally with this guide to February fruits and vegetables. Find recipes and preparation tips at cookieandkate.com

Don’t forget to tag your recipe photos #ckfebruary and #cookieandkate so we can all see them! If you’re looking for an ingredient that didn’t make the list, check my new ingredient index for relevant recipes.

More resources you might appreciate: 13 make-ahead breakfast recipes, 16 recipes that pack well for lunch and 14 simple weeknight dinners. You can shop my essential kitchen equipment here. Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for a steady stream of recipe inspiration!

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