31 Supremely Seasonal Recipes To Make Every Night In December (2024)

    Welcome to peak comfort food season.

    by Hannah LoewentheilBuzzFeed Staff

    Hello and welcome to December! 馃巵

    We can all be thankful that 2020 is almost over and that it's officially peak comfort food season. Maybe you already have your Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year's Eve menus planned 鈥 so here's a ton of delicious and super-seasonal recipes to get you through the rest of the month.

    Here's what's in season this month:

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    The Whole Kitchen / Via thewholekitchen.net

    Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there's no bad time for baked eggs, especially when they're nestled in a bed of roasted sweet potato. Get creative and toss in any additional winter veggies, like mushrooms, kale, and Brussels sprouts.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Baked Eggs & Sweet Potato Hash

    2. Garlic Shiitake Mushroom Breakfast Toast

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    Use a mixture of mushrooms 鈥 like baby bellas, shiitakes, and creminis 鈥 for maximum flavor.

    Recipe: Garlic Shiitake Mushroom Breakfast Toast

    3. Ginger-Coconut Braised Chicken With Leeks and Tarragon

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    Packed with citrus, ginger, coconut milk, and spices, this Asian-inspired chicken recipe is both wholesome and comforting.

    Recipe: Ginger-Coconut Braised Chicken With Leeks and Tarragon

    4. Winter Citrus Butter Salmon

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    How Sweet Eats / Via howsweeteats.com

    Basic salmon gets a zesty upgrade when it's topped with a fresh winter salsa. Grab some blood oranges and grapefruit and mix the citrus with jalape帽o, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper.

    Recipe: Winter Citrus Butter Salmon

    5. Pear and Gorgonzola Galette With Caramelized Onions

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    Pie for dinner? Twist my arm. This savory version is loaded with sweet pears, tangy Gorgonzola cheese, and sweet caramelized onions wrapped up in a buttery, flaky tart.

    Recipe: Pear and Gorgonzola Galette With Caramelized Onions

    The Modern Proper / Via themodernproper.com

    This Spanish-inspired dish of roasted potatoes tossed in a spicy aioli makes for a craveworthy side dish. Or you can top it with a fried egg and call it a meal.

    Recipe: Patatas Bravas

    Joy the Baker / Via joythebaker.com

    Upgrade your classic grilled cheese with a few seasonal ingredients and you've got a timeless comfort food the whole family will enjoy.

    Recipe: Persimmon, Prosciutto, and Brie Grilled Cheese

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    Forget about all that stove-top stirring and say hello to your handy Instant Pot. Just combine the ingredients and wait for creamy risotto to cook itself.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Wild Mushroom and Leek Risotto

    Rainbow Plant Life / Via rainbowplantlife.com

    A mixture of cannellini beans and potatoes gives this vegan soup a deliciously creamy texture. Be generous with the gremolata, a savory and herbaceous blend of parsley and basil in olive oil, garlic, and lemon.

    Recipe: Vegan Creamy White Bean Soup with Kale and Gremolata

    11. Arugula and Delicata Squash Pasta

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    Naturally Ella / Via naturallyella.com

    This pasta happens to be vegetarian, but you can always bulk it up with hot Italian sausage, pancetta, or grilled chicken if you want more protein.

    Recipe: Arugula and Delicata Squash Pasta

    Skinny Taste / Via skinnytaste.com

    Serve this Middle Eastern鈥搃nspired meal with pita bread on the side for dipping.

    Recipe: Za鈥檃tar Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Yogurt Bowl

    13. Savory Cabbage Pancakes (Okonomiyaki)

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    Budget Bytes / Via budgetbytes.com

    This budget-friendly meal comes together with just a few basic ingredients, like cabbage, eggs, scallions, and flour, but the best part is that you can dress it up with pretty much whatever's in your kitchen 鈥 from canned salmon to extra veggies.

    Recipe: Savory Cabbage Pancakes (Okonomiyaki)

    Pinch of Yum / Via pinchofyum.com

    Grab your favorite store-bought curry paste, a can of coconut milk, and some vegetable broth and whip up this hearty, decadent stew. You can always add your favorite protein, like chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

    Recipe: Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry

    15. Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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    Belle of the Kitchen / Via belleofthekitchen.com

    No tortillas? No problem. These baked sweet potatoes can be filled with any of your favorite taco toppings.

    Recipe: Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    How Sweet Eats / Via howsweeteats.com

    A vegetarian take on the fan-favorite Chinese dish, cauliflower florets are roasted and tossed in a mixture of soy sauce, hoisin, sesame oil, brown sugar, cornstarch, garlic, and ginger.

    Recipe: Kung Pao Cauliflower

    17. Crunchy Ramen and Bok Choy Salad

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    Pip and Ebby / Via pipandebby.com

    Turn Instant ramen noodles into a sophisticated salad with the help of crunchy bok choy, kale, sliced almonds, and scallions, all tossed in a sweet and salty dressing.

    Recipe: Crunchy Ramen and Bok Choy Salad

    The Defined Dish / Via thedefineddish.com

    This one-skillet meal is guaranteed to impress. Serve it with tortillas and your favorite Mexican-inspired toppings.

    Recipe: Steak, Poblano, and Mushroom Fajitas

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    Cut back on carbs, but don't sacrifice flavor. This roasted stuffed acorn squash is filled with a savory mixture of ground sausage, baby bella mushrooms, apple, onion, and Parmesan cheese.

    Recipe: Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

    20. Roast Beef With Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

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    Let the Baking Begin / Via letthebakingbegin.com

    You don't need to use a fancy cut of meat for this satisfying and cozy winter dish. Just start with beef chuck, which gets super tender as it slow-cooks in the oven.

    Recipe: Roast Beef With Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

    Skinny Taste / Via skinnytaste.com

    Brussels sprouts give classic carbonara a seasonal twist. The creamy sauce 鈥 made with eggs, Parmesan cheese, basil, and crushed red pepper 鈥 is pretty much irresistible.

    Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Carbonara

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    You might be used to the classic combination of butternut squash and apple, but persimmon steps in here to give this creamy soup a silky and tangy taste.

    Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash and Persimmon Soup

    23. Keto-Friendly Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese

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    Low Carb Spark / Via lowcarbspark.com

    This keto-friendly mac 'n' cheese calls for cauliflower florets in place of noodles. But don't worry, it's still creamy and decadent in all the right ways.

    Recipe: Keto Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese

    24. Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

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    Spoonful of Flavor / Via spoonfulofflavor.com

    The best way to eat your greens is to bake them with bacon and cream sauce, then smother them in a thick and melty layer of cheddar and Parmesan cheese, of course.

    Recipe: Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

    Half Baked Harvest / Via halfbakedharvest.com

    Not your average nachos, this grown-up comfort food starts with a layer of roasted sweet potato fries. You can keep things meatless or add some pulled pork, ground beef, or shredded chicken.

    Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos

    26. Cabbage Roll Soup

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    Dinner at the Zoo / Via dinneratthezoo.com

    You can never have too many cozy soup recipes to get you through winter. This blend of cabbage, rice, and ground beef in a rich tomato broth will quickly become a new favorite.

    Recipe: Cabbage Roll Soup

    Crowded Kitchen / Via crowdedkitchen.com

    This Middle Eastern鈥搃nspired dish is packed with flavor. The mushrooms are marinated in a blend of smoked paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and chili powder. Serve it with a bunch of toppings, like pickled onions and tabbouleh or tzatziki and hummus.

    Recipe: Easy Vegan Mushroom Shawarma

    Life Is but a Dish / Via lifeisbutadish.com

    Citrus is in season, and you should be taking full advantage. Zesty grapefruit juice provides the perfect contrast to the light and buttery yogurt cake.

    Recipe: Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

    29. Ginger Persimmon Scone Muffins

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    Love and Olive Oil / Via loveandoliveoil.com

    These scone-muffin hybrids are packed with sweet persimmons and spicy candied ginger. They're crumbly on the top but dense on the bottom, and they're perfectly appropriate for breakfast or dessert.

    Recipe: Ginger Persimmon Scone Muffins

    30. Pear Crisp

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    Baked by an Introvert / Via bakedbyanintrovert.com

    Apple was so last month. Try swapping your apple crumble for this version, packed with juicy, ripe pears.

    Recipe: Pear Crisp

    The Creative Bite / Via thecreativebite.com

    In this dessert lover's dream, tart pomegranates are the perfect complement to a luxurious dark chocolate and salted ganache tart.

    Recipe: Salted Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Tart

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