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28 Cozy February Dinner Ideas to Cook Every Night This Month

Why does the shortest month of the year always feel so unbearably long? February gets a bad rap for being dreary, cold and causing way too much anxiety on the 14th. But it's also the best time to stay in and cook hearty, comforting dishes that will make you legitimately grateful for winter weather. Get your groceries delivered, throw on your favorite sweats and cozy up to 28 February dinner ideas to cook every night this month, from soups to pastas to skillet dishes.

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February 1: The Ultimate Pasta Pie

Found: Your kids' new favorite dinner. It's as easy as layering marinara-kissed rigatoni, crumbled Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese in a springform pan.

February 2: Winter Red Cabbage And Apple Soup

Thanks to red wine vinegar and caraway seeds, this vibrant soup has an unexpected zingy, earthy edge. Finish your bowl with a swirl of Greek yogurt or plant-based crème fraîche.

February 3: Fried Egg Breakfast Tacos With Hot Honey

Infuse the honey with hot red chiles (like Fresno or Holland) ahead of time, and these casual tacos will be ready in a flash.

February 4: Hash Brown Fish

Even alleged fish haters will have nothing negative to say about this crispy 25-minute masterpiece. It's Paleo, protein-rich and loaded with brain-boosting omega-3s.

February 5: Cacio E Pepe

Once you’ve mastered this pasta dish, you just might never want to eat anything else in the world for dinner (especially since it only takes 20 minutes to prepare).

February 6: Open-face Salad Omelet

Our favorite way to eat our greens? Atop a bed of melty mozzarella chese and paper-thin prosciutto, obvi.

February 7: Cheater’s Sicilian-style Pizza With Jalapeños And Honey

Warm up with hot peppers and honey, the best pizza toppings on the planet (if you ask us, anyway). Don't knock it 'til you've tried it.

February 8: Goat Cheese Pasta With Spinach And Artichokes

Consider this a preview of the greens you’ll eat in the spring, but in a dish that’s easy to make in any cold month. We dare you not to devour the entire thing in one sitting.

February 9: Sweet Potato Chowder

Starring sweet potatoes, kale and a generous amount of bacon, because life is about balance, people.

February 10: Pork Meatballs With Tomato Farrisotto

Not to be confused with plain old risotto, this farrisotto is made with farro, a whole grain that's chewier and more nutritious. Pass the grated Parm, please.

February 11: Mini Mason Jar Chicken Potpies

It's basically a cold weather twist on meal prep. (You’ll want to start collecting mason jars ASAP, trust us.)

February 12: Antoni Porowski’s Lazy Pierogi With Wild Mushrooms, Cabbage And Prunes

Can you believe you only need 35 minutes to pull off these fresh Polish dumplings, smothered in veggies and fresh herbs?

February 13: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

If you don't have Buffalo sauce on the table, is it even Super Bowl Sunday? Chicken meatballs are so much easier to tackle than wings. Stick them with toothpicks for easy noshing during the game (or halftime show—we get it).

February 14: Lobster Risotto

Happy Valentine’s Day! No matter who you’re cooking for or with, this indulgent lobster risotto is worth staying in for.

February 15: Lasagna Soup

Lasagna can be time consuming to layer and bake. Skip the work *and* satisfy your cravings, all with a single bowl of soup.

February 16: Charcuterie Board Flatbread

Meet our favorite lazy, no-cook, satisfying five-minute dinner of all time. If it's crowned with burrata, it has to be good, no?

February 17: Skillet Steak With Asparagus And Potatoes

You can never have too many one-pan dinners up your sleeve. Just don't let the steak intimidate you: Your cast iron skillet makes this recipe pretty darn foolproof.

February 18: Roasted Squash Salad With White Beans, Bread Crumbs And Preserved Lemon

Who said salads can’t be cozy? This warm dish is packed with lots of comforting seasonal ingredients.

February 19: Chicken And Waffle Sandwiches

Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea, especially when it’s as decadent as these cheesy waffles topped with fried chicken. Now, would you like hot sauce or syrup (or both)?

February 20: Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

There's no such thing as too many noodle soup leftovers. Ward off any pending winter sickness with this feel-good classic that blows the canned kind way out of the water.

February 21: Vegan Lentil-mushroom Burgers

Proof that veggie burgers can be just as tender as their meaty cousins.

February 22: 5-ingredient Smoked Gouda-thyme Mac And Cheese

Cut the cook time back by boiling the orecchiette in milk instead of waiting for a pot of water to boil.

February 23: Whole Roasted Chipotle Chicken

Winner, winner, the coziest, soul-warming, chipotle-seasoned chicken dinner.

February 24: 30-minute Cheater’s Beef Stroganoff

Buttery noodles. Succulent beef tenderloin. Tangy Dijon-sour cream sauce. All that's missing is a glass of red wine.

February 25: Roasted Broccoli And Aged White Cheddar Soup

This cold-weather favorite calls for all the aged white cheddar cheese, butter and garlicky breadcrumb topping. The sourdough bread bowl merely gilds the lily.

February 26: 30-minute One-pot Cheater’s Bouillabaisse

Oh, you thought this Provençal seafood stew takes hours to cook? Au contraire, mon cheri. Our take pulls it off in 30 minutes, mussels and all.

February 27: Swedish Meatballs

Sorry, IKEA. We've got it covered. Might we suggest serving these savory, creamy meatballs over 20-minute mashed potatoes?

February 28: Spiralized Winter Vegetable Gratin

Sweet potatoes, butternut squash and two types of cheese? How fast can we get to the grocery store?


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