Recipes Starring Winter Produce

December 19, 2020

Farmer’s markets may not be booming this time of year, but that’s not because fields aren’t overflowing with fresh produce! To the contrary, many hearty veggies are in season this time of year. Here are a few recipes you can make to celebrate these seasonal ingredients!

Sweet Potato Lasagna [Delish]
With ample amounts of cheese, Italian sausage, spinach, and marinara sauce, this fresh take on lasagna is a lot like the traditional recipe. The main difference? It doesn’t involve any pasta. Instead, tender slices of sweet potato bring deliciously starchy layers to the dish. Bubbly, golden-brown cheese and fresh parsley on top serve as the final flourish.

Balsamic Roasted Beets [Joy Food Sunshine]
Looking for a sweet side dish that’s also super healthy? These balsamic roasted beets should fit the bill—and they couldn’t be easier to make. The most challenging part will be peeling and dicing the beets. Once you’ve accomplished that, toss them with some olive oil and salt. Roast them until they’re soft (about 30 minutes), and then coat the warm beets with balsamic vinegar and honey for a touch of tangy sweetness.

Cheesy Brussels Sprout Bake [Delish]
The only thing that can make Brussels sprouts even more delicious? Cheese. And maybe a little bacon and heavy cream. This recipe has all three. Halved and roasted Brussels sprouts mingle with a gooey mix of gruyere and sharp white cheddar cheese, plus crisp bits of bacon and a swirl of heavy cream. The result is a decadent side dish with a surprisingly healthy base.

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