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Your February Meal Plan

Still deciding what to make for dinner? We've got it covered. Our February meal plan lists a whole month's worth of dinners for your family. Get ready to dig in!

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Day 1: Lemon Mushroom Chicken	Taste of Home

Day 1: Lemon Mushroom Chicken

There's a lot of flavor in this dish. The best part? It doesn't seem light at all! —Carrie Palmquist, Canova, South Dakota

Goes Great With: Greek Asparagus Salad

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Day 2: Red Pepper Meat Loaf	Taste of Home

Day 2: Red Pepper Meat Loaf

This recipe is a nice substitute for the usual beef meat loaf. It's plenty moist and so flavorful with the sweet red pepper. Leftovers are great for sandwiches the next day.

Goes Great With: Green Bean and Cauliflower Casserole

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Day 3: Seafood Chowder with Seasoned Oyster Crackers	Taste of Home

Day 3: Seafood Chowder with Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Chock-full of fish, shrimp and scallops, this comforting chowder has been pleasing my family for many years. The seasoned oyster crackers add a bit of spice.—Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida

Goes Great With: Old Bay Cauliflower

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Day 4: Pork Veggie Stir-Fry	Taste of Home

Day 4: Pork Veggie Stir-Fry

Even kids find this colorful combo of vegetables, pork strips, seasonings and peanuts very appealing. Serve it over rice for a main dish that needs no sides. —Laurel Reisinger, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Goes Great With: Baked Egg Rolls

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Day 5: Sausage Ratatouille	Taste of Home

Day 5: Sausage Ratatouille

You’ll feel like Ratatouille’s great chef Remy when you serve this veggie-packed dish party guests will rave about. Don’t let the ingredient list fool you: Pantry staples and an easy-cook method make this one a cinch. —Janine Freeman, Blaine, Washington

Goes Great With: Chive Pinwheel Rolls

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Day 6: Veggie Thai Curry SoupTaste of Home

Day 6: Veggie Thai Curry Soup

My go-to Thai restaurant inspired this curry soup. Shiitake mushrooms are my favorite, but any fresh mushroom will work. Fresh basil and lime add a burst of bright flavors. —Tre Balchowsky, Sausalito, California

Goes Great With: Garden Spring Rolls

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Day 7: Buffalo Turkey BurgersTaste of Home

Day 7: Buffalo Turkey Burgers

Celery and blue cheese dressing help tame the hot sauce on this turkey burger recipe. For an even lighter version, pass on the buns and serve with lettuce leaves, sliced onion and chopped tomato. —Mary Pax-Shipley, Bend, Oregon

Goes Great With: Broccoli Slaw with Lemon Dressing

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Day 8: Simple Sesame Chicken with CouscousTaste of Home

Day 8: Simple Sesame Chicken with Couscous

I created this dish after my three kids tried Chinese takeout and asked for more. To make things easy for myself, I typically use a rotisserie chicken from the deli. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida

Goes Great With: Lime-Honey Fruit Salad

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Day 9: Garlic Lover's Beef StewTaste of Home

Day 9: Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Wine gives a mellow flavor to this beef and carrot stew. We like to serve it over mashed potatoes, but you could also use noodles. —Alissa Brown, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Goes Great With: Nanny’s Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

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Day 10: Citrus ScallopsTaste of Home

Day 10: Citrus Scallops

My husband and I like to eat seafood at least once a week. Oranges and lemon juice give scallops a refreshing burst of flavor. —Cheri Hawthorne, North Canton, Ohio

Goes Great With: Lemon-Herb Olives with Goat Cheese

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Day 11: Fabulous FajitasTaste of Home

Day 11: Fabulous Fajitas

I've enjoyed cooking since I was a girl growing up in the Southwest. When friends call to ask me for new recipes to try, I suggest these flavorful fajitas. It's wonderful to put the beef in the slow cooker before church and come home to a hot delicious main dish. —Janie Reitz, Rochester, Minnesota

Goes Great With: Spicy Refried Beans

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Day 12: Balsamic Roast ChickenTaste of Home

Day 12: Balsamic Roast Chicken

When the aroma from this dish fills your house, your family will think you spent all day cooking. But this elegant, Sunday-special roast chicken, flavored with rosemary, wine and balsamic vinegar, is surprisingly simple to make. —Tracy Tylkowski, Omaha, Nebraska

Goes Great With: Northwoods Wild Rice Salad

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Day 13: Skillet Shepherd's PieTaste of Home

Day 13: Skillet Shepherd's Pie

This is the best shepherd's pie recipe I've ever tasted. It's very quick to make, and I usually have most—if not all—of the ingredients already on hand. —Tirzah Sandt, San Diego, California

Goes Great With: Roasted Carrots & Fennel

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Day 14: Fig-Glazed Pork TenderloinTaste of Home

Day 14: Fig-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

I like to experiment with unique flavors and try to make the food look photo-worthy, too. But for my husband, the dish just has to taste good. Here's a supper that made us both happy. —Jean Gottfried, Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Goes Great With: Pretty Duchess Potatoes

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Day 15: Quick Tacos al PastorTaste of Home

Day 15: Quick Tacos al Pastor

We loved the pork and pineapple tacos from a food truck in Hawaii. My husband, a high school football referee, gives my version a thumb’s up. —Lori McLain, Denton, Texas

Goes Great With: Mexican Street Corn Bake

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Day 16: Slow Cooker Split Pea SoupTaste of Home

Day 16: Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

When I have leftover ham in the fridge, I always like to make this split pea soup. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on, and dinner is done. —Pamela Chambers, West Columbia, South Carolina

Goes Great With: Basic Homemade Bread

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Day 17: Snappy Tuna MeltsTaste of Home

Day 17: Snappy Tuna Melts

I lightened up a tuna melt by switching mayo to creamy balsamic vinaigrette. Kids and adults both go for this quick meal hero. —Christine Schenher, Exeter, California

Goes Great With: Garlic-Chive Baked Fries

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Day 18: Beef Bolognese with LinguineTaste of Home

Day 18: Beef Bolognese with Linguine

After much research, tasting and tweaking, I finally came up with this beef bolognese recipe, based on a dish from an Italian restaurant where I worked. It’s perfect for feeding a house full of guests. —Christine Wendland, Browns Mills, New Jersey

Goes Great With: Michigan Cherry Salad

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Day 19: Stuffed Turkey with Mojo SauceTaste of Home

Day 19: Stuffed Turkey with Mojo Sauce

I love Latin food so I created this recipe that combines wonderful spices and fresh ingredients. This is a traditional turkey recipe with a healthier twist because it uses chicken sausage instead of chorizo. —Melissa Lauer, San Antonio, Texas

Goes Great With: Jasmine Rice with Coconut & Cherries

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Day 20: Turkey GyrosTaste of Home

Day 20: Turkey Gyros

Greek seasoning, feta cheese and dill-cucumber sauce give this gyro an authentic taste. It was my family's introduction to how really good pita bread can be. Instead of feta cheese, we'll sprinkle on cheddar or Monterey Jack if we have it. —Donna Garvin, Glens Falls, New York

Goes Great With: Orzo Vegetable Salad

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Day 21: Pork Chops with Honey-Garlic SauceTaste of Home

Day 21: Pork Chops with Honey-Garlic Sauce

The sauce on these honey garlic pork chops is so good, I sometimes double it so there's extra for dipping whatever veggie we have on the side. —Michelle Smith, Eldersburg, Maryland

Goes Great With: California Citrus & Avocado Salad

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Day 22: Pizza Noodle BakeTaste of Home

Day 22: Pizza Noodle Bake

Here’s a family-pleasing casserole that comes together in a snap, making it perfect for a weeknight meal. Double the recipe and freeze one for later! —Bernice Knutson, Soldier, Iowa

Goes Great With: Garlic Bread Spirals

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Day 23: Easy White Chicken ChiliTaste of Home

Day 23: Easy White Chicken Chili

Chili is one of our best cold-weather strategies. We use chicken and white beans for a twist on the regular bowl of red. It’s soothing comfort food. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia

Goes Great With: Peppered Corn Bread

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Day 24: Sausage & Swiss Chard LasagnaTaste of Home

Day 24: Sausage & Swiss Chard Lasagna

Rustic and comforting, I found this rich and cheesy lasagna to be a great way to get kids to eat healthy greens—it's such a tasty casserole they'll never know the Swiss chard is there! —Candace Morehouse, Show Low, Arizona

Goes Great With: Roasted Herb & Lemon Cauliflower

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Day 25: Skillet NachosTaste of Home

Day 25: Skillet Nachos

My mom gave me a fundraiser cookbook, and this is the recipe I’ve used most. My whole family is on board. For toppings, think sour cream, tomatoes, jalapeno and red onion. —Judy Hughes, Waverly, Kansas

Goes Great With: Zucchini Pico de Gallo Salsa

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Day 26: Beef Short Ribs in Burgundy SauceTaste of Home

Day 26: Beef Short Ribs in Burgundy Sauce

As an Army general, my stepdad got this beef short ribs recipe from his aide, who said it was his mother's best Sunday meal. It’s a mouthwatering family favorite. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

Goes Great With: Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

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Day 27: Gingered Spaghetti SaladTaste of Home

Day 27: Gingered Spaghetti Salad

We love this chilled chicken salad brimming with colorful veggies. Make it meatless by omitting the chicken and tossing in more edamame. —Cindy Heinbaugh, Aurora, Colorado

Goes Great With: Curried Tropical Nut Mix

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Day 28: Quick & Easy New Orleans ShrimpTaste of Home

Day 28: Quick & Easy New Orleans Shrimp

I’ve simplified my mom's Shrimp Creole—she made it for us growing up. Now it's effortless comfort food I make for my own family. —Crystal Milne, Urbana, Illinois

Goes Great With: Lemon Rice Pilaf

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Day 29: Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Chicken

Day 29: Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Chicken

This sheet-pan chicken is an easy gluten-free, low-carb meal ideal for busy weekdays. The chicken is tender, juicy and so delicious! It's now on the list of our favorite meals. You can substitute any low-carb vegetable for green beans. —Denise Browning, San Antonio, Texas
This recipe is a finalist in our 2020 Recipe of the Year contest! See all 10 finalists and vote for your favorite.

Goes Great With: Harissa Sweet Potato Fritters

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