Cozy Winter Recipes to Keep You Warm This Season

Winter recipes are so cozy and comforting. From big pots of vegetable chili to warm mugs of Parisian hot chocolate, there are so many recipes to try when it’s cold outside! Here are some easier-to-prep ones that will hopefully allow you to maximize your time with friends and family this holiday season.

Family enjoying winter recipesWinter Recipes: Breakfast

This recipe for baked oatmeal is highly customizable and keeps well in the fridge. You can also make it ahead of time and reheat it in the morning! For an even heartier breakfast, try whipping up a breakfast strata or an egg and potato casserole.

Winter Recipes: Lunch

There’s something about cold weather that makes you crave nourishing comfort food. This one skillet Shepherd’s Pie can easily be modified for most dietary needs. In the mood for something spicy? This Thai red curry can easily be pulled together in a pinch with a few pantry staples! Or are you wanting some hot soup instead? Try this 20-minute chicken pho recipe or perhaps this couscous chicken soup. And of course, nothing beats the classic grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup combo!

Winter Recipes: Dinner

Let your oven do the heavy lifting for the main course. What about prime rib or lamb chops? Both of these will look impressive on the holiday table and can easily feed a crowd. Plenty of sides pair well with these dishes, like roasted potatoes, air fryer broccoli, or grilled brussels sprouts. And being able to use up your leftover vegetables afterward with a puff pastry vegetable tart is an excellent bonus! Need a vegetarian alternative? This hearty vegetable lasagna is nutrient-dense, packed with flavor, and can easily be made dairy-free or vegan. You can serve it as a standalone dish, but a huge green salad would be a nice complement!

Winter Recipes: Desserts

Baking for others is a great way to spread the holiday cheer during this time of year! Who wouldn’t want to receive a pan of freshly-iced cinnamon rolls or a tin of homemade cookies? If you don’t feel like firing up your oven, milk candy “nougat” or saltine toffee are also perfect for gifting. Try using chopped dried cranberries, chopped dried cherries, or crushed Biscoff crackers instead of nuts!

What are your favorite winter recipes? Let us know in the comments below!

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