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12 hearty winter vegetable recipes

Winter vegetables are exactly what we need right now: Comforting, nourishing and sneakily nutritious. Here are 10 ways to get your fill.

By Amy Valm

12 hearty winter vegetable recipes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

winter vegetable recipes

Turkey Bulgur Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage is often overlooked because it can be quite bitter, but bring these stuffed leaves to the table and prepare for a feeding frenzy. We updated the classic recipe by swapping ground beef for lean turkey and added high-fibre bulgur. Get the recipe: Turkey Bulgur Cabbage Rolls

two cabbage rolls with tomato sauce on a platePhoto: Erik Putz

Chicken and Leek Sauté

When cooked until sweet, leeks become the star in this simple and tasty chicken dinner. Winner winner! Get the recipe: Chicken and Leek Sauté

Chicken thighs sitting on sautéed leeks with breaded asparagus fries on the sidePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Mild, nutritious and super versatile, cauliflower is a veggie MVP. This velvety mash makes a tasty potato stand-in. Get the recipe: Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

ramekins with shepherd's piePhoto: Erik Putz

Maple-Roasted Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

Parsnips are naturally sweet (and a great potato or carrot substitute), and Brussels sprouts go down surprisingly easy when coated with maple syrup. For crunch, add a handful of pecans to the tray for the last 10 minutes of roasting. Or make this recipe into something else entirely: Once veggies are roasted—but before adding maple syrup—purée them with chicken stock to make a silky, hearty soup. Drizzle with maple syrup and garnish with fresh tyme to serve. Get the recipe: Maple-Roasted Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

12 hearty winter vegetable recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Sweet Potato Mash with Ginger

Who doesn’t love sweet potato? This mash is perfect for little and big kids alike, ginger and nutmeg give it a warm flavour. Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Mash with Ginger

 

bowl of mashed sweet potatoesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Zesty Roasted Broccoli

Got a greens-averse kid? Roast that broccoli. Something magical happens in the oven: The florets get crispy, the stems tender—and there are definitely some natural sugars showing off. If it doesn’t disappear before your main dish is ready (it will happen), it’s just as delicious leftover. Try it in a frittata, served with rice and a drizzle of soy sauce, or tossed in a warm salad with grains and root veg. Get the recipe: Zesty Roasted Broccoli

tray of roasted broccoli with lemon zestPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cider-Sautéed Sausages with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Want all the cozy foods together in one dish? This super-simple stovetop recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. It’s got our fave carb potatoes cozied up with Brussels sprouts and Italian sauage. Get the recipe: Cider-Sautéed Sausages with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

 

casserole dish of roasted veggiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Crisp

Turn this combo into a killer pasta dish. Cook the pasta while the veggies roast and toss it all together. Reserve pasta water to loosen up sauce if necessary and be generous with the Parmesan. Get the recipe: Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Crisp

tray of roasted cauliflower and tomatoesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

Broccoli + cheese: Always a good idea. This thick, creamy soup is dreamy on cold days. It uses milk instead of heavy cream, but doesn’t skimp on thickness. Get the recipe: Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

pot of broccoli soup on a stovetopPhoto: Erik Putz

Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce

Potatos are the ultimate winter vegetable and pillowy pasta-like dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. Making your own gnocchi isn’t as difficult as you might think—promise. Get the recipe: Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce

plate of gnocchi with ham and broccoli in a cream saucePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Veggie Chips

If you face a lot of dinner time dramatics, these chips—all made from winter veggies (Hi kale, carrots and parsnips!)—are the solution. No one can resist a chip this delicious. Get the recipe: Veggie Chips

12 hearty winter vegetable recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Quick Kale and Bacon Tart

Three cheers for quiche. It’s so simple and can be made ahead of time, plus it’s loaded with all the good stuff like kale, bacon and red onion. Get the recipe: Quick Kale and Bacon Tart

sliced quiche ready to servePhoto: Andrew Grinton

Read more:
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This article was originally published on Dec 28, 2018
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