35 Cozy Winter Recipes to Warm You Up This Season

35 Cozy Winter Recipes to Warm You Up This Season

Publish Date October 18, 2023 3 Minute Read

Between busy work schedules, holiday shopping and family visits, meal planning during the colder months can be a challenge. The best dinners for cold weather are comforting, convenient and stress-free. If you’re looking for easy dinner recipes to warm up your winter nights, we’ve got you covered. From classic beef stew to broccoli cheddar soup, these hassle-free winter meals will make even the most hectic weeknights feel cozy and special.

Hearty Bowls of Warmth

Nothing says comfort like a rich, flavorful stew full of roughly chopped root veggies, savory herbs and hearty cuts of meat. If you’re looking for an easy way to warm up the whole family, a simple stew is a great place to start.

As a bonus, many of our favorite stew recipes can be made in a slow cooker for an even easier comfort meal. This slow cooker red wine beef stew is a great example of the ways a slow cooker can be used to enhance your recipe. Red wine and low-and-slow heat come together to create an irresistibly tender bite.

To make slow cooker red wine beef stew, pour 1/2 cup water and 1/3 cup red wine into your slow cooker, then evenly spread out all other ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours. Ingredients include 3lbs beef stew meat, 1lb potatoes, 4 carrots, 1 fennel bulb, 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1 Tbsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper and 1/4 cup parsley for garnish.

More Stew Recipes

While we can all agree that a savory bowl of beef stew is a classic winter comfort food, we have plenty of other tasty stew recipes to try this season. From refreshing lemon artichoke chicken stew to Moroccan lentil stew, there’s a cozy recipe for every palate.

A Ladleful of Comfort

The cooler months are a perfect time to celebrate soup season. These hot and hydrating meals offer comfort, warmth and an extra boost to fight off those pesky winter colds. Plus, one stock pot of savory soup can provide a few days’ worth of meals, meaning less planning and prep for you. Try these delicious soups and visit our blog for even more easy soup recipes this winter.

Soup Recipes

Ready to warm up your taste buds? As winter’s brisk breeze arrives, there’s no better time to cozy up with a steaming bowl of soup.

Patience Meets Perfection

If you’re ready to take it slow, these “set-and-forget” recipes are the perfect way to kick back and relax. From indulgent chicken alfredo tortellini to easy brisket, the slow cooker is a great way to make classic comfort food without spending all night over the stove.

Slow Cooker Recipes

All set to turn “slow and steady” into “flavor-packed and ready?” Break out your slow cooker and try a few of these recipes for a hands-off cooking experience.

Take the Pressure Off

If you’re looking for a quick way to cook a tender roast, a hearty stew or spicy chili, an instant pot is an awesome way to get there fast. Using high heat and pressure, these magic appliances quickly tenderize ingredients and while enhancing flavors, elevating even the simplest recipes while shaving hours off preparation for more elaborate dishes. Tired of extensive meal prep? Try these instant pot recipes to take the pressure off.

Instant Pot Recipes

Explore the culinary convenience of instant pots, where fast, flavorful and fulfilling effortlessly assemble.

Even More Quick Comfort

Need more quick dinner ideas? In 30-minutes or less, these recipes are perfect for hectic winter weeknights, without any special appliances.

Looking for More Winter Inspiration?

Visit our blog for even more fresh seasonal inspiration, like cold weather school lunch ideas, meal planning, recipes and more.