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31 Supremely Seasonal Recipes To Make Every Night In December

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31 Supremely Seasonal Recipes To Make Every Night In December

Welcome to peak comfort food season.

Hello and welcome to December! 🎁

We can all be thankful that 2020 is almost over and that it’s officially peak comfort food season. Maybe you already have your Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s Eve menus planned — so here’s a ton of delicious and super seasonal recipes to get you through the rest of the month.

Here’s what’s in season this month:

A list of December's in-season ingredients


The Whole Kitchen / Via thewholekitchen.net

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there’s no bad time for baked eggs, especially when they’re nestled in a bed of roasted sweet potato. Get creative and toss in any additional winter veggies like mushrooms, kale, and Brussels sprouts.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash With Eggs

Two slices of toast topped with mushrooms, cheese, and a fried egg.

Two slices of toast topped with mushrooms, cheese, and a fried egg.

A skillet of braised chicken thighs in a creamy ginger leek sauce sprinkled with fresh herbs.

A skillet of braised chicken thighs in a creamy ginger leek sauce sprinkled with fresh herbs.

A piece of salmon topped with thinly sliced blood oranges.

A piece of salmon topped with thinly sliced blood oranges.


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Basic salmon gets a zesty upgrade when it’s topped with a fresh winter salsa. Grab some blood oranges and grapefruit and mix the citrus with jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper.

Recipe: Winter Citrus Butter Salmon

A savory galette with pears, caramelized onion, and gorgonzola cheese.

A savory galette with pears, caramelized onion, and gorgonzola cheese.


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This Spanish-inspired dish of roasted potatoes tossed in a spicy aioli makes for a crave-worthy side dish. Or you can top it with a fried egg and call it a meal.

Recipe: Patatas Bravas

A bowl of pasta with arugula, delicata squash, and walnuts.

A bowl of pasta with arugula, delicata squash, and walnuts.

A Japanese-inspired cabbage pancake on a plate with spicy mayo drizzled on top.

A Japanese-inspired cabbage pancake on a plate with spicy mayo drizzled on top.


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This budget-friendly meal comes together with just a few basic ingredients like cabbage, eggs, scallions, and flour, but the best part is that you can dress it up with pretty much whatever’s in your kitchen — from canned salmon to extra veggies.

Recipe: Savory Cabbage Pancakes (Okonomiyaki)


Pinch of Yum / Via pinchofyum.com

Grab your favorite store-bought curry paste, a can of coconut milk, and some vegetable broth and whip up this hearty, decadent stew. You can always add your favorite protein like chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

Recipe: Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry

Two sweet potatoes stuffed with ground beef, tomatoes, guacamole, and topped with sour cream and cilantro.

Two sweet potatoes stuffed with ground beef, tomatoes, guacamole, and topped with sour cream and cilantro.


How Sweet Eats / Via howsweeteats.com

A vegetarian take on the fan-favorite Chinese dish, cauliflower florets are roasted and tossed in a mixture of soy sauce, hoisin, sesame oil, brown sugar, cornstarch, garlic, and ginger.

Recipe: Kung Pao Cauliflower

A big salad with bok choy, ramen noodles, carrots, almonds, and scallions.

A big salad with bok choy, ramen noodles, carrots, almonds, and scallions.


Pip and Ebby / Via pipandebby.com

Turn Instant ramen noodles into a sophisticated salad with the help of crunchy bok choy, kale, sliced almonds, and scallions, all tossed in a sweet and salty dressing.

Recipe: Crunchy Ramen and Bok Choy Salad


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Cut back on carbs but don’t sacrifice flavor. This roasted stuffed acorn squash is filled with a savory mixture of ground sausage, baby bella mushrooms, apple, onion, and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe: Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

A casserole dish filled with roasted beef, carrots, mushrooms, scallions, and caramelized onions.

A casserole dish filled with roasted beef, carrots, mushrooms, scallions, and caramelized onions.


Skinny Taste / Via skinnytaste.com

Brussels sprouts give classic carbonara a seasonal twist. The creamy sauce — made with eggs, Parmesan cheese, basil, and crushed red pepper — is pretty much irresistable.

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Carbonara

A fork taking a bite of cheesy cauliflower.

A fork taking a bite of cheesy cauliflower.

A wooden spatula taking a scoop of cheesy Brussels sprouts au gratin from a baking dish.

A wooden spatula taking a scoop of cheesy Brussels sprouts au gratin from a baking dish.


Spoonful of Flavor / Via spoonfulofflavor.com

The best way to eat your greens is baked with bacon and cream sauce, then smothered in a thick and melty layer of cheddar and Parmesan cheese, of course.

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin


Half Baked Harvest / Via halfbakedharvest.com

Not your average nachos, this grown-up comfort food starts with a layer of roasted sweet potato fries. You can keep things meatless or add some pulled pork, ground beef, or shredded chicken.

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos

A bowl of cabbage soup with sausage and carrots and diced tomatoes.

A bowl of cabbage soup with sausage and carrots and diced tomatoes.


Dinner at the Zoo / Via dinneratthezoo.com

You can never have too many cozy soup recipes to get you through winter. This blend of cabbage, rice, and ground beef in a rich tomato broth will quickly become a new favorite.

Recipe: Cabbage Roll Soup


Crowded Kitchen / Via crowdedkitchen.com

This Middle Eastern inspired dish is packed with flavor. The mushrooms are marinated in a blend of smoked paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and chili powder. Serve it with a bunch of toppings like pickled onions and Tabbouleh or tzatziki and hummus.

Recipe: Vegan Mushroom Shawarma


Life is But a Dish / Via lifeisbutadish.com

Citrus is in season, and you should be taking full advantage. Zesty grapefruit juice provides the perfect contrast to the light and buttery yogurt cake.

Recipe: Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

A muffin tray filled with ginger persimmon scone muffins and one crumbled muffin on the side.

A muffin tray filled with ginger persimmon scone muffins and one crumbled muffin on the side.


Love and Olive Oil / Via loveandoliveoil.com

These scone-muffin hybrids are packed with sweet persimmons and spicy candied ginger. They’re crumbly on the top but dense on the bottom, and they’re perfectly appropriate for breakfast or dessert.

Recipe: Persimmon Ginger Scone Muffins

A baking dish filled with pear and apple crumble.

A baking dish filled with pear and apple crumble.

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