Use the seasonal February Dinner Menu Ideas here as inspiration and a starting point for your own family menus. Simple, healthy, from-scratch meals include side dishes as well as dessert ideas for the month.
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We need all the help we can get in the northern hemisphere during this firmly-in-the-middle-of-winter month.
Hopefully this list of seasonal dinner menu ideas can help you plan your family dinners and give you some fun things to look forward to (yes, it's only dinner, but sometimes it's the little things, right?).
The recipes featured below are all tried-and-true recipes that actually show up on our own dinner menus. They illustrate some of simple homemade life key recipe musts:
- From scratch yet easy.
- Use real, healthy ingredients.
- And are delicious.
What about desserts?
We don't regularly have dessert, though a small piece of after dinner dark chocolate is our tradition.
But I'm providing two ideas for lighter, healthier dessert options if you'd like to include them in your menus.
If you'd like a dessert for a special occasion, find both decadent and healthy-ish dessert options here.
So if you see something that your family would enjoy eating then all you need to do is copy and paste it into your own dinner menu planning system.
February Dinner Menu Ideas
Vegetable Chicken Stir Fry on Noodle Pillows
Ham, Slow Cooker Cheesy-Garlic Potatoes, green beans, salad
Ham & Bean Soup (using ham bone), Easy Artisan Bread, salad
Mediterranean Fish Bake, leftover artisan bread, salad
Roasted Sausages with Peppers & Onions, leftover bread, salad
Homemade Chicken-Pesto Greek Style Pizza (made with 1-hour pizza dough), carrots & Creamy Feta dip
Simple Black Bean Quesadillas, Guacamole, Salsa, Cumin-Lime Slaw
Baked Cheesy Pasta; salad
Easy Potato And Caramelized Onion Frittata, Easy Sourdough Artisan Bread; salad
Curried Lentils with Bacon & Browned Cabbage, pita chips or bread, cut up carrots and vegetables
Cauliflower Cheese Soup (one of my all-time favorite soups!), Easy Homemade Hummus & cut vegetables, Artisan bread or pita
Slow Cook Chicken with Artichokes, Dried Tomatoes & Olives; noodles; salad
Pork & Cabbage Stew; Quick & Tender Breadsticks
Slow Cooker Chicken, Vegetable & Lentil Curry, brown rice, green salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
Vegetarian Indian Sub-Jee Curry Wraps, leftover hummus and cut vegetables
Slow Cooker Spiced Whole Chicken, Tasty Rice, Baked Grated Garlic Carrots
Chicken-Lime Lettuce Wraps (made with leftover slow cooker chicken), rice
Sausage-Bean & Greens Gratin, Orange-Almond Salad; Easy Homemade Baguettes
Delicious Maple Mustard Baked Chicken with Pouring Sauce, baked potatoes, salad
Healthy Lemon Vegetable & Fish Foil Packets (Grill or Oven Bake), leftover baguettes, salad
Monthly Dessert Idea
Quick And Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes (maybe a fun Valentine's treat? They are super quick and easy!)
What about Saturdays & Sundays?
Our family’s menu always has a couple of standards for the weekends - it's one of the ways I make menu planning easier!
Saturdays alternate between burgers on homemade buns (or pigs-in-blankets) & fries and homemade pizza.
Sundays are mostly on-your-own leftovers (if nothing is available, a quick pasta is made using our frozen roasted tomato sauce or pesto).
And if you need help, tips or encouragement in planning your meals you can check out these articles in our archives:
- Menu Planning 101 (5 steps to easy meal planning)
- Seasonal cooking through the year
- Monthly dinner menus
- Our main dish, slow cooker, and soups & stews recipe indexes
I hope you enjoy and are able to use some of these favorite family meals of ours. You can follow me on Pinterest for even more simple, seasonal and from scratch dinner ideas!
I looked over your menu and everything looked good but I chose to make the chicken lime lettuce wraps because I had all the ingredients and Wow!, it is delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
Oooo, good choice, Krista. 😉