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A Collection of Winter Vegetable Recipes


These winter vegetable recipes offer a wide range of tastes and textures - from slowly braised cabbage rolls, to quickly sautéed Brussels sprouts. Maybe it doesn't get the same attention as summer and fall, but winter is a great time of year for a wide variety of delicious vegetables.

Warm Leeks with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Photo (c) Blue Kitchen
Leeks make a great change of pace from the usual vegetable side dish routine. These tender leeks with lemon Dijon vinaigrette would make a great side dish for almost any meat, poultry or seafood recipe.

Butternut Squash Dumplings

Photo (c) John Mitzewich
These butternut squash dumplings are basically a half moon-shaped ravioli made with wonton wrappers for an easy and elegant meal. The filling is a simple, rich butternut squash puree that pairs perfectly with the nutty brown butter and sage sauce.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Photos © John Mitzewich
This stuffed cabbage rolls recipe is an Italian-American twist on an Eastern European classic. In addition to savory beef, the rice in the stuffing soaks up all the delicious flavors as the cabbage rolls slowly braise.

Butter-Roasted Cauliflower

Photo © John Mitzewich
This roasted cauliflower recipe is a great way to enjoy this very nutritious vegetable. Cauliflower recipes aren't usually the most exciting dishes on the table, but this butter-roasted version is as unusual as it is delicious

Winter Slaw - Apple Coleslaw Recipe

Photo (c) John Mitzewich
This simple and delicious coleslaw recipe has a wonderful combination of sweet crisp apples and fresh crunchy cabbage. The recipe's called winter coleslaw because of the apples, cabbage and citrus dressing, but would work anytime.

Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Photo (c) John Mitzewich
This healthy cauliflower pasta recipe features a much lower fat version of the classic Alfredo cream sauce. This spaghetti recipe only has a small splash of cream, and instead relies on the cauliflower puree to make the delicious creamy sauce.

French Onion Soup

Photos © John Mitzewich
French onion soup is one of America's most popular "restaurant soups," but with this easy recipe you can make it at home anytime you want. This French onion soup recipe is topped with the traditional Gruyere cheese, but any melting cheese will work.

Broccoli Gratin

Photo © John Mitzewich
This cheesy broccoli casserole recipe, also known as broccoli gratin, features two ingredients that were just meant for each other; savory cheddar cheese sauce and green, nutritious broccoli.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Photo © Elana's Pantry
This very simple cranberry and apple stuffed acorn squash recipe makes for a delicious, colorful side dish for any winter dinner.

60-Second Brussels Sprouts

Photo © John Mitzewich
This Brussels sprouts recipe is for the "I don't like Brussels sprouts" people. The super-fast stir-fry in butter and lemon retains the beautiful color, and the Brussels sprouts get the most wonderful sweet flavor, and tender texture.

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