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26 (Really Good) Recipes To Make In February

Extra day in February = more time to eat. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Happy February!

Even with Leap Day, it's the shortest month of the year โ€” but we're still planning to feast on everything from Super Bowl snacks, to Valentine's Day treats, to easy slow cooker and Instant Pot dinners. ๐Ÿฅ˜

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Here's what's in season this month:

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1. Easy Rosemary Lemon Chicken with Pan Sauce

littlespicejar.com

The sauce โ€“ which includes butter, lemon, garlic, and herbs โ€” is simple but seriously flavorful.

Recipe: Easy Rosemary Lemon Chicken with Pan Sauce

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2. Cranberry Shortbread Bars

These bars can be made with fresh or frozen cranberries. (And they're especially good warmed with a scoop of vanilla!)

Recipe: Cranberry Shortbread Bars

3. Crock Pot Keto Beef & Broccoli

Prep tip: Toss the beef in the freezer for about 20 minutes before cooking. It'll allow you to easily cut extra-thin slices.

Recipe: Crock Pot Keto Beef & Broccoli

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4. Sheet Pan Salmon & Asparagus

If you can't find good asparagus right now, try this with broccoli or Brussels sprouts instead.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Salmon & Asparagus

5. 2-Ingredient Queso Potatoes

Joe Lingeman / The Kitchn

Filed under: Easiest Super Bowl Snacks Ever.

Recipe: 2-Ingredient Queso Potatoes

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6. Big-Batch Blood Orange Margaritas

garnishwithlemon.com

Blood oranges > regular oranges.

Recipe: Big-Batch Blood Orange Margaritas

7. Hummus Toast

gimmesomeoven.com

Annual reminder that avocado toast doesn't *always* have to get all the glory.

Recipe: Hummus Toast

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8. 15-Minute Spicy Peanut Noodles

The creamy sauce โ€” of soy sauce, Sriracha, peanut butter, and a bit of maple syrup โ€” is equal parts savory, sweet, and spicy. It's also vegan!

Recipe: 15-Minute Spicy Peanut Noodles

9. Winter Fruit Salad With Maple-Lime Dressing

juliasalbum.com

All of your favorite winter fruits in one dish.

Recipe: Winter Fruit Salad With Maple-Lime Dressing

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10. Paleo Sausage and Potato Soup With Spinach

paleorunningmomma.com

This soup is also Whole30-friendly and makes enough for six servings.

Recipe: Paleo Sausage and Potato Soup With Spinach

11. 3-Ingredient Valentine's Day Toddler Treats

These clever DIY treats start with snacks you likely already have in your pantry โ€” and kids will love them. (And TBH, adults will too.)

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Valentine's Day Toddler Treats

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12. Meal Prep Veggie-Packed Pasta With Chicken

These lunch-ready meals break down to just about $3 per serving โ€” and you can use chicken breasts or thighs.

Recipe: Meal Prep Veggie-Packed Pasta With Chicken

13. Instant Pot Aloo Gobi (Potatoes & Cauliflower)

twosleevers.com

Dicing everything into small pieces first means this only needs two minutes of pressure cooking in the Instant Pot.

Recipe: Instant Pot Aloo Gobi (Potatoes & Cauliflower)

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14. Oven-Baked Pink Party Donuts

If you've never made homemade donuts before, these are a perfect starter. There's no fussy frying because the batter bakes in a heart-shaped pan. (Although any regular donut pan would work too!)

Recipe: Oven-Baked Pink Party Donuts

15. Easiest Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

Joe Lingeman / The Kitchn

For the easiest cleanup, line the sheet pan with foil or parchment paper first.

Recipe: Easiest Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

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16. Nigerian Beef Stew

myactivekitchen.com

Also called African beef stew or red tomato stew, this version is packed with flavor thanks to scotch bonnet peppers and plenty of spices.

Recipe: Nigerian Beef Stew

17. Vegetarian Enchiladas With Black Beans & Butternut Squash

Loaded with protein, fiber, and vitamin A.

Recipe: Vegetarian Enchiladas With Black Beans & Butternut Squash

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18. Airfryer Fried Chicken

Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and ready in less than an hour.

Recipe: Airfryer Fried Chicken

19. Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Lemony Pistachio Glaze

food52.com

Have you ever seen a prettier cookie? NOPE.

Recipe: Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Lemony Pistachio Glaze

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20. Catalan Chickpeas & Spinach

gimmesomeoven.com

Serve as a vegetarian-friendly side โ€” or add your protein of choice and make it into a main.

Recipe: Catalan Chickpeas & Spinach

21. Pork Noodles With Roasted Broccoli

budgetbytes.com

This is a great pack-and-go lunch option because it works warm or cold. Just add the dressing right before serving.

Recipe: Pork Noodles With Roasted Broccoli

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22. Citrus & Avocado Salad With Mint

foodiecrush.com

It's citrus season! You have no excuse not to make this.

Recipe: Citrus & Avocado Salad With Mint

23. One-Pot Tomato Spinach Tortellini

Looking for a way to upgrade grocery store tortellini? This version adds tomatoes, fresh spinach, and plenty of garlic and Parmesan.

Recipe: One-Pot Tomato Spinach Tortellini

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24. Oven-Roasted Balsamic Carrots

You'll roast these for 15 minutes, pour glaze over them, then roast for another 15.

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Balsamic Carrots

25. Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

This can be made in Instant Pot *or* slow cooker, and includes instructions on cooking from fresh or frozen.

Recipe: Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

26. Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Never a wrong time for these. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Recipe: Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

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