Winter Vegetable and Fruit Recipes

Eat fresh winter produce like root vegetables, hearty greens and more cold-weather staples with these Food Network recipes.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken Sausage

Add sausage to creamy butternut squash for a hearty, comforting winter meal.

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Shrimp and Chorizo Stew

Chorizo spices up this comforting stew made with hearty cold-weather staples like kale and potatoes.

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Tofu-Vegetable Stir-Fry

Mushrooms, snow peas and tofu make a satisfying meal for vegetarians and carnivores alike in this saucy stir-fry.

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Crispy Garlic-Sage Potatoes

Roasted potato wedges soar to new heights when cooked with bold flavors like sage and garlic. Spiking the oven temperature toward the end ensures crispy perfection.

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Curried Potatoes and Chickpeas

Yukon golds and chickpeas spiced up with curry make a vibrant side dish or a hearty vegetarian main to beat the winter chill.

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Mushroom Pies with Pear Salad

Mushrooms are tucked into pastry and paired with pear salad for a perfect cold-weather meal.

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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Leeks and Hazelnuts

Top whole-wheat spaghetti with winter vegetables, nuts and sharp Italian cheese for an easy-to-make weeknight meal that's ready in 40 minutes.

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Celery Gratin

Try substituting celery for potatoes to make a creamy and unexpected gratin that's sure to please.

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Hearty chard joins eggplant in this classic layered Greek main; a creamy custard and ground lamb or beef make it very substantial.

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Warm Farro Salad

Roasted winter squash adds color and depth to an already hearty grain, creating a comforting winter side dish or vegetarian main.

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Broccoli-Cheddar Potatoes

Make a complete meal out of baked potatoes by stuffing them with broccoli, spinach, bacon and cheddar cheese.

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Holy Haluski

Guy brings buttery noodles, pancetta, onions and cabbage — lots of it — together in European comfort food to add to your repertoire.

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Celery Root and Parsnip Puree

Instead of mashed potatoes, dip into a creamy mix of two root veggies, celery root and parsnips, in a new weeknight side dish.

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Patatas Bravas

Take a note from a tapas menu and make spiced tender-crisp potatoes you'll enjoy by the spoonful.

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Curried Winter Squash

This simple side dish will fill your kitchen with the warm, spicy aroma of curry.

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Brussels Sprout Salad

Try something new with Brussels sprouts by making this unexpected salad.

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Creamed Chard

Simmer hearty winter greens in cream for a quick, comforting cold-weather side dish.

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Apple-Orange Salad

Citrus fruits are at their best all winter. Make the most of them by serving up this colorful salad as a side dish or dessert.

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Blood Orange Trifles

Blood oranges have a sweet-tart flavor and deep-red color; they're available in the winter months -- pick some up and pair them with a rich custard to make beautiful trifles.

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Oatmeal-Banana Parfaits

Since fresh fruits are scarce all winter long, eat bananas to satisfy that craving. This easy dessert is a sure winner.

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Orange-Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Creamy, comforting rice pudding gets a flavor makeover with a little cinnamon and orange.

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Warm Beet-Orange Salad

When it comes to beets, look out for crimson-colored bulbs that are attached to magenta stems and veined leaves. Though they can be eaten raw, beets are best peeled then roasted or boiled to achieve their famed tender-yet-firm feel and are often featured atop couscous, grated inside ravioli or mixed with fresh citrus. Here, wedges of beets are tossed with sweet oranges and crunchy walnuts to create a healthy salad in a flash.

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Crisp Roasted Cabbage

Not just for coleslaws anymore, cabbage can be chopped in large chunks and roasted, baked or boiled. Ensure the freshness of your grocery store cabbage by confirming that its leaves are still firmly attached to the stem. The savoy cabbage in this dish is first seared then roasted and topped with tangy balsamic vinegar.

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Crunchy Cabbage and Kale Salad with Garlic-Parmesan Vinaigrette

This vibrant and hearty salad is full of flavor and texture and uses veggies that stay fresher longer in your crisper drawer than delicate greens do. To up the crunch factor, toasted breadcrumbs and almonds are added, and the salad is finished with a bright garlic-Parmesan vinaigrette. It's hearty enough to be eaten on its own or topped with a number of different proteins.

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