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Winter Vegetable Recipes

If you’re looking for some delicious winter vegetable recipes, these 15+ tasty dishes are perfect for making all winter! Includes recipes with root veggies, squash and more.

What are winter vegetables?

Simply put, winter vegetables are cold-weather crops of vegetables that can can grow in colder temperatures (outside of the summer season). This includes vegetables like root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, potatoes, beets, celery root), but also include cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage. Winter squash are also included in the ‘winter vegetable’ category. Basically I see them as those common winter vegetables that you can easily find and purchase during the winter months (off-season from summer). Typically these veggies are less expensive, but they’re hearty, nutritious and delicious! So the next time you’re in the grocery store in winter, grab some tasty winter veggies and let’s get cooking!

15+ Winter Vegetable Recipes

I’ve pulled together 15+ of my favourite recipes from my blog, for side dishes and main dishes, that include winter veggies in the ingredient list. Everything from rutabaga to Brussels sprouts, parsnips, squash, potatoes and more! These recipes are a great way to cook on a budget with healthy and delicious seasonal vegetables.

Rutabaga Puff

This Rutabaga Puff is a creamy, rich and delicious side dish to be enjoyed any time of year! Even the non-rutabaga lovers in my family like this one. Ready in 1 hour.

Slow Cooker Roasted Beets

This easy no fuss method to roast beets is the best! After just a few minutes of prep, place the beets in a slow cooker and a few hours later they’re done. Simple. Delicious.

Slow Cooker Roasted Beets

Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

These Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips are sweet and deliciously caramelized! You can use all different coloured carrots: orange, pink, and purple carrots. This easy side dish made with root veggies is ready in less than 1 hour.

a top down close up image of a white enamel pan filled with honey roasted carrots and parsnips

Roasted Pork with Squash + Apples

This Roasted Pork with Rosemary Brown Sugar Squash and Apples delicious! The combination of the roasted pork with the rosemary, brown sugar, squash and herbs is amazing. This complete meal is made in one dish, so it’s also super easy!

Roasted Pork recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

These easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta are so flavourful and delicious! Ready in 25 minutes.

Creamy Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

This Creamy Cheesy Cauliflower Bake is a delicious and easy side dish. The sharp bite of gouda cheese in the creamy sauce takes this cheesy dish to the next level! 

Roasted Acorn Squash

If you’re wondering how to Cook Acorn Squash, this simple recipe is delicious! A whole acorn squash is roasted with butter, sugar and rosemary, making it a flavourful and easy side dish.

One-Pot Chickpea and Sweet Potato Dinner

This quick and healthy One Pot Chickpea Sweet Potato Dinner can be on your table in less than one hour! Made with chickpeas, cauliflower and sweet potato simmered in an onion/garlic/ginger/spice/tomato/coconut milk sauce, served over rice. This is always a favourite at our dinner table. DELICIOUS.


Cabbage Roll Soup

This soup is delicious! It tastes just like a cabbage roll, but without all the fuss of having to make rolls. So good.


Roasted Cauliflower

Don’t even think about boiling cauliflower again! Roasted Cauliflower is easy to make, and SO much more flavourful and delicious when prepared this way.

Easy Pumpkin Soup

Soups made from squash are so creamy and flavourful, and this Easy Pumpkin Soup is no exception! This warm soup is creamy, comforting and so delicious. Ready in less than 1 hour.

Sweet Potato Gratin

This Sweet Potato Gratin side dish is both savoury and sweet. Savoury with rosemary, and sweet with sweet potatoes. Cheesy and creamy with cream cheese, whole milk and shredded cheese. A scrumptious combination! A perfect side dish for the holidays!

Sweet potato gratin baked in an enamel cast iron pan for Easter.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

If you love loaded baked potatoes, then you will love this Baked Potato Soup with all the same flavours of creamy potatoes, bacon, cheese, and green onion. This soup is a winner winner slow cooker soup dinner!


Festive Onion Casserole

This rich Festive Onion Casserole is oniony, creamy, and tangy with a crispy parmesan cheese crust. Makes a great side dish with roasted chicken.


Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Have this delicious homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi on your table in less than 30 minutes! A simple and satisfying pasta dish.

The Best Oven Roasted Potatoes

These Oven Roasted Potatoes are salty + crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. A delicious side dish.

Winter Vegetable Soup

This Winter Vegetable Soup is full of delicious and healthy ingredients like chickpeas, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower and tomatoes, which are also ingredients that are easy to find in the winter months. You can also add ingredients such as squash or your favourite beans. This recipe makes a big batch. Perfect for a cold winter day!

Easy Broccoli Salad

This delicious and easy Broccoli Salad with mandarin oranges, red onion, bacon and a creamy tangy mayo dressing is a perfect side dish.

a top down image of a wooden bowl filled with broccoli salad

Parsnip Purée

This Parsnip Purée makes a delicious side dish. The parsnips are boiled, then pureed with butter and buttermilk making them smooth and so creamy.


Butternut Squash Puff

Butternut Squash Puff is a creamy, rich and flavourful side dish. Made with roasted butternut squash, cream cheese and simple spices.

Easy Grilled Veggies

These Grilled Veggies are a go-to side dish all year, and the ingredients change as the seasons change. But it’s especially delicious made with winter produce such as carrots, squash, pearl onions, garlic cloves, beets and more.

I hope you found some delicious recipes to try with winter produce! Have a delicious day!

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