What to cook in December – Make the most of seasonal ingredients with these delicious recipes.
Most fruits and vegetables are available year-round, but if you buy them in season, they are not only cheaper, but you’ll be also enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak!
Here’s our December produce reference guide, and some great recipes to try out, from cheesy vegetable chowder and rutabaga chips to grapefruit margarita.
If you make a recipe using this month’s seasonal ingredients, don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #aseasyasapplepie on Instagram!
WHAT’S IN SEASON IN DECEMBER:
- Brussels sprouts
- Winter squash
WHAT TO COOK IN DECEMBER:
CHOPPED BRUSSELS SPROUTS QUINOA SALAD by As Easy As Apple Pie
This hearty chopped-Brussels sprout quinoa salad has the perfect combination of flavors, textures, and healthy ingredients.
CHEESY VEGETABLE CHOWDER by Life made Simple
Thick, cheesy, and loaded with veggies!
SALTED COFFEE BUTTER ROASTED CHESTNUTS by Half Baked Harvest
These chestnuts sound scrumptious!
NIGELLA’S CLEMENTINE CAKE by Drizzle & Dip
A clementine-curd whipped cream adds the perfect finishing touch to this cake.
SPICY GRAPEFRUIT JALAPEÑO MARGARITA by As Easy As Apple Pie
Salty, spicy, sweet, cold, tart, and absolutely refreshing!
SPICY SHRIMP WITH CAULIFLOWER MASH AND GARLIC KALE by Pinch of Yum
Spicy shrimp and smoky garlic kale over a pile of creamy cauliflower mash.
SCALLOPED POTATOES RECIPE WITH LEEKS AND THYME by She Wears Many Hats
A savory side-dish perfect for any occasion!
DARK CHOCOLATE ORANGE SLICE & BAKE COOKIES by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Slice off however many cookies you want to bake, and freeze the rest.
HOW TO MAKE EASY PICKLED VEGETABLES by Averie Cooks
Even if you’ve never pickled anything before, this method is so fast and easy!
5-INGREDIENT PEAR POMEGRANATE SALSA by Gimme Some Oven
This festive salsa is a real crowd-pleaser!
BBQ BAKED RUTABAGA CHIPS by Cotter Crunch
A healthy, flavorful side-dish.
TURNIP AU GRATIN RECIPE by Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
Creamy, buttery, and delicious!
ROASTED PUMPKIN APPLE SOUP by As Easy As Apple Pie
Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.