16 Dishes We’re Cooking in February

Bring on the perfect roast chicken and creative pastas

In February we crave comforting, nourishing fare: slow-cooked vegetables, warming soups, and hearty breakfast dishes. From a Sicilian pasta with crushed almonds to simple chocolate-coconut balls, the 16 dishes above are what we’re turning toward to help us through the end of winter.

Hungarian Braised Beef with Paprika (Pörkölt)

Known everywhere—except in Hungary—as goulash, this stew is made with a generous amount of paprika and cook down until the meat is fork-tender. Get the recipe for Hungarian Braised Beef with Paprika »

Corkscrew Pasta With Sicilian Tomato Pesto

This flavorful pesto from Sicily is traditionally served with homemade busiate, a spiral-shaped pasta; you can substitute dried fusilli in a pinch. Get the recipe for Corkscrew Pasta With Sicilian Tomato Pesto »

Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy

Essential to any Southern breakfast, flaky buttermilk biscuits in thick sausage gravy are a delicious start to the day.

Pasta e Fagioli

This version of the soup bean and pasta dish reverses the order of its stars turning it into a pasta dish laden with creamy beans and a creamy sauce. Get the recipe for Pasta e Fagioli »

Amy Thielen’s Improved Roast Chicken

Sunchoke Hummus

Sunchoke Hummus

Chocolate Coconut Balls

This great recipe from Philadelphia’s Moonstruck restaurant showcases the bite-size coconut cream balls rolled in cinnamon, sugar, and cocoa. Get the recipe for Chocolate Coconut Balls »

Green Cabbage Salad with Hazelnuts

This crunchy salad combines the juice from grilled cabbage with vinegar and browned butter and tosses the resulting vinaigrette with raw cabbage and hazelnuts for an all-season slaw. Get the recipe for Green Cabbage Salad with Hazelnuts »

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore
With its flaky, buttery crust and marmalade-like citrus filling, not a crumb of this sunny lemon pie will be left on the dessert board.

Swiss Chard with Borlotti Beans (Verdure con Fagioli)

Garlic and aromatic vegetables are folded into this brothy beans-and-greens side dish to add body and an earthy depth. Get the recipe for Swiss Chard with Borlotti Beans (Verdure con Fagioli) »

Danish Dream Cake (Drømmekage)

This delightfully basic white sponge cake, encrusted with a coconut and brown sugar topping, is a dream to make and eat.

Egg-Stuffed Corn Cakes (Arepas de Huevo)

Twice-fried arepas stuffed with soft-cooked eggs are a classic street food in Cartagena, Colombia. Get the recipe for Egg-Stuffed Corn Cakes (Arepas de Huevo) »

Sticky Rice and Almond Cake (Nian Gao)

Nian Gao


A simple onion- and potato-flavored broth meets frikadelki, turkey or beef meatballs, and a mix of fermented mixed herbs like basil, dill, and parsley.

Fort Rice Pilaf

Fort Rice Pilaf