And, February is here. It’s kind of like the hump of winter time. The excitement of the holidays is over, yet the promise of spring still looms ahead. Well, this month is about to get a lot more exciting with some amazing meals and recipes for February!
I’ve saved the best in classic, rich meals for February. While they may taste rich, these delicious dinners are a mix of easy weeknight and weekend wonders. So you’re covered for every night of the week.
Now, let’s get to our meal plan and recipes.
Meals & Recipes for February
Zuppa Toscana for Homemade Soup Day
Did you know that February 4th is Homemade Soup Day? Let’s make this easy Zuppa Toscana. It is without a doubt one of my favorite soups. And, since it’s broth based and has kale, it’s healthy, too!
When thinking of the ultimate in creamy pasta dishes, who doesn’t think of Fettuccine Alfredo? I’m sharing my easy recipe for this amazing dinner. Once you make this special February dinner, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to make Fettuccine Alfredo.
Homemade Pizza for World Pizza Day
February 9th is World Pizza Day! Let’s celebrate with homemade pizza. Try my fool-proof and easy pizza dough recipe. Regardless of your previous experience making pizza dough, you’ll ace this and become a pizza wonder.
Black Bean Soup
Black Bean Soup is my answer to the perfect weeknight meatless meal (just leave out the bacon). It is so good that you won’t miss the meat. I use an immersion blender (or a food processor/blender) to mash some of the beans, but you can mash them by hand, too. It makes for a creamier, richer soup.
Steak & Shrimp – Valentines Dinner
How about a romantic dinner at home this Valentine’s Day? It’s what we do to avoid the long waits and crowded restaurants on February 14th. After all, there’s nothing romantic about that. So, check out my tips for having a romantic night at home here.
Ever since my husband upped his steak grilling game, I’d rather have steak at home anyway. A really good steak dinner at a restaurant is expensive. And, I’m often disappointed when it’s over cooked or too chewy. For easy directions and tips on grilling steak, check out this post (scroll down post for recipe).
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (with Low-Carb option)
Looking for the best, creamiest chicken enchilada recipe? Look no further. I’ve been making these enchiladas for years. They are delicious, and you’ll love this February dinner. Plus, you can make them low-carb and never notice the difference.
Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Oven Baked Fries
Although I love a good beefy burger, these turkey burgers match them in flavor. Plus, they’re much lower in saturated fat. For a healthy meal, serve them with sweet potato fries instead of regular fries. Give making your own hamburger buns a try. After the first time I made them, I was hooked! This is a family favorite dinner.
If you have the time, make these easy, 40-minute buns!
And here’s the Sweet Potatoes recipe:
Chicken Chile Verde
This is one of the first meals that I made in the Instant Pot. It’s a quick and easy weeknight meal. But, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, cook it in the Crock Pot. The instructions are include in the recipe. Serve it over rice, or in corn tortillas.
Lasagna (with low-sodium & gluten-free options)
Whenever we go to an Italian restaurant, I always look at the Lasagna first. Those layers of pasta, cheese, and meaty sauce? One word: irresistible! Make your own at home in February. Here’s the recipe:
Sheet Pan Sausage & Veggies
This is my new favorite fast dinner, so it makes sense that it’s on my February dinner list. I use chicken or turkey sausages since they’re lower in fat. With roasted veggies, it’s the perfect combination of protein and healthy carbs.
Strawberries & Cream
National Strawberry Day is February 27th. We love Strawberries! In fact, we used to live in one of the biggest Strawberry producing areas of the country. To celebrate Strawberry Day, I’ll be sharing a special Strawberry blog post later this month.