100 Winter Vegetables Recipes – Healthy seasonal recipes

Whether you’re trying to eat seasonally, belong to a CSA, or are just trying to make the most of the winter veggies you have on hand, this collection of 100 Winter Vegetable Recipes will inspire you to eat with the seasons.

Winter vegetable roast in a metal bowl

If you’re just starting to eat seasonally, you’ve come to the right place: Seasonal is my middle name, after all! And we’re very passionate about incorporating vegetables into our menu. Here’s a great way to learn how to cook with root vegetables, winter storage crops, and the veggies that are at their best in winter.

What are winter vegetables?

Vegetables that are in season during winter are:

  • Brassicas, cruciferous vegetables, and collard greens such as broccoli, cauliflower, turnip greens, Brussels sprouts, and collard greens.
  • Stock crops like winter squash, squash, root vegetables like beets, carrots, parsnips, onions, and potatoes are also in season during the winter.
  • Cold-season leafy greens like kale, spinach, arugula, chard, collards, mustard, and mizuna are also great during the winter months.

Which local vegetables are in season in winter?

Depending on your hardy zone and the average temperatures during the winter months, winter products will vary by latitude and region of the country. In the Northeast and throughout the central north of the US, winters are very harsh and the only locally grown produce available is either greenhouse crops or storage crops.

There are more fresh vegetables from local farms along the West Coast, the Southeast and in more temperate climates.

Tropical fruits such as pineapples and citrus fruits are also harvested during the winter months.

How to find winter vegetables from local farms

Aside from growing your own veggies and keeping them fresh in a root cellar, here are four ways to shop for locally grown veggies and produce this winter.

  1. Join a CSA that runs year-round. Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA for short) is a membership-based way to support your local farm and receive a weekly allotment of their vegetables. While many operations only offer CSAs during the growing season, there are a growing number of operations offering winter CSA portions and year-round membership. Find a local CSA near you.
  2. Find a farmers market in winter. These indoor markets are a great place to find local produce and vegetables grown on farms near you. Find a local farmers market near you.
  3. Buy direct from the farm. Many farms now have year-round stands where you can buy winter vegetables, frozen meat and dairy products directly from the farm.
  4. Shop at grocery chains and health food stores that work with local farms. Many regional chains and independent grocery stores offer locally grown produce.

Cruciferous Vegetables and Cole Crops

Broccoli Recipes

Cauliflower Recipes

Brussels sprouts recipes



Carrot and Parsnip Recipes

Carrot Recipes

Recipes for parsnips

Kale, Swiss chard, spinach and other winter vegetables

Cabbage Recipes

Spinach Recipes

Hardy greens

Chard Recipes

Beets and Beetroot Greens Recipes

Potato Recipes

Fresh Pumpkin and Winter Squash Recipes

Butternut Squash

spaghetti squash

Fresh pumpkin recipes

Onion, shallot and garlic recipes

Onion & Shallot Recipes

Garlic Recipes

Sweet Potato Recipes

Other root vegetables

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Have fun cooking! ~Kati


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If you’re looking for seasonal vegetables for the winter, here’s a great resource for 100+ recipes, how to find winter veggies, and what a winter veg is. This Roasted Winter Vegetables recipe is a great recipe if you’re looking for ways to eat seasonally during the winter.

  • 4 Medium thin-skinned potatoes, cut into 1 ¼-inch pieces (11 oz or 2 cups)
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 3/4-inch pieces (8 ounces or 2 cups)
  • 2 small celery, peeled and cut into 1 ¼-inch pieces (approx 13 ounces or 3 cups)
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts, cleaned (halved if very large) (10 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped tender herbs such as chives, dill, tarragon and chervil
  • seasoning off one lemon or to taste

  1. Place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes, carrots, celery, and Brussels sprouts with the oil, salt, and pepper. Spread out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Sauté, stirring twice, until vegetables are tender and browned, 30 to 38 minutes. Return the vegetables to the bowl and add the herbs and zest. Throw to cover. Serve warm.

  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Category: garnish

Keywords: Winter Vegetables, Recipes for Winter Vegetables

About the author

Katie Webster

Katie Webster studied art and photography at Skidmore College and is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute. She has been a professional recipe developer since 2001, when she started working in the test kitchen for EatingWell magazine. Her recipes have been featured in numerous magazines including Shape, Fitness, Parents and several Edible Communities publications. Her cookbook Maple {Quirk Books} was published in 2015. In 2009 she started Healthy Seasonal Recipes. She lives in Vermont with her husband, two teenage daughters and two yellow lab dogs. In her free time, she can be found at the gym, cooking, stacking firewood, making maple syrup, and tending to her overgrown perennial garden.

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