What to Cook in December

What to cook in December –  Make the most of seasonal ingredients with these delicious recipes.

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. As Easy As Apple Pie.

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
  • Celeriac
  • Chestnuts
  • Clementines
  • Grapefruit
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Oranges
  • Parsnip
  • Pomegranates
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnips
  • Winter squash

WHAT TO COOK IN DECEMBER:

CHOPPED BRUSSELS SPROUTS QUINOA SALAD by As Easy As Apple Pie

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Chopped Brussels sprout quinoa salad. 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

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Cheesy vegetable chowder. As Easy As Apple Pie.

Thick, cheesy, and loaded with veggies!

SALTED COFFEE BUTTER ROASTED CHESTNUTS by Half Baked Harvest

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Salted coffee butter roasted chestnuts. As Easy As Apple Pie.

These chestnuts sound scrumptious!

NIGELLA’S CLEMENTINE CAKE by Drizzle & Dip

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Nigella's clementine cake. As Easy As Apple Pie.

A clementine-curd whipped cream adds the perfect finishing touch to this cake.

SPICY GRAPEFRUIT JALAPEÑO MARGARITA by As Easy As Apple Pie

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Spicy grapefruit jalapeno margarita. 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

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Spicy shrimp with cauliflower mash and garlic kale. As Easy As Apple Pie.

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

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Scalloped potatoes with leeks and thyme. As Easy As Apple Pie.

A savory side-dish perfect for any occasion!

DARK CHOCOLATE ORANGE SLICE & BAKE COOKIES by Sally’s Baking Addiction

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Dark chocolate orange cookies. As Easy As Apple Pie.

Slice off however many cookies you want to bake, and freeze the rest.

HOW TO MAKE EASY PICKLED VEGETABLES by Averie Cooks

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Pickled parsnip. As Easy As Apple Pie.

Even if you’ve never pickled anything before, this method is so fast and easy!

5-INGREDIENT PEAR POMEGRANATE SALSA by Gimme Some Oven

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Pear pomegranate salsa. As Easy As Apple Pie.

This festive salsa is a real crowd-pleaser!

BBQ BAKED RUTABAGA CHIPS by Cotter Crunch

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. BBQ baked rutabaga chips. As Easy As Apple Pie.

A healthy, flavorful side-dish.

TURNIP AU GRATIN RECIPE by Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Turnip au gratin recipe. As Easy As Apple Pie.

Creamy, buttery, and delicious!

ROASTED PUMPKIN APPLE SOUP by As Easy As Apple Pie

What to Cook in December - make the most of the seasonal bounty of Brussels Sprouts, root vegetables, and citrus fruits with these simple and delicious recipes. Roasted pumpkin apple soup. As Easy As Apple Pie.

Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

 

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