10 Cold Weather Recipes That Will Keep Your Comfortable

Winter is just around the corner, and all you want to do is save yourself under a blanket until the sun sets later than 6 p.m. again. You could sleep throughout the winter and survive on takeout for the next few months, or you could learn these 10 cold weather recipes that will defrost your heart and your tummy.

Photo: Nico Schinco/Styling: Erin McDowell

1. Mac and Cheese with Crispy Parmesan-Phyllo Crust

This baked comfort food classic is so decadent, it literally wears a crown…of flaky pastry.

Get the recipe

Emily Dorio/The Saltwater Table

2. Charred Cauliflower with Crunchy Garlic Chile Oil

The crisp char on this cauliflower replicates the flavor of steak, but it’s totally vegetarian and oh so satisfying.

Get the recipe

Tieghan Gerard/Half Baked Harvest Super Simple

3. Spinach and Three-Cheese Stuffed Shells

When you consider the hidden greens, this stuffed pasta skillet is actually pretty healthy. (OK, OK, healthy-ish.)

Get the recipe

Eric Wolfinger/The Mexican Keto Cookbook

4. Cast-Iron Pork Chops with Cacao-Spiced Rub

This restaurant-worthy recipe is keto-approved, so you can warm up while staying low-carb.

Get the recipe

Photo: Nico Schinco/Styling: Aran Goyoaga

5. Spicy Lemon-Ginger Chicken Soup

Beat winter colds before you catch them with this simple soup that has anti-inflammatory properties.

Get the recipe

Colin Price/Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook

6. Honey Mustard Sheet-Pan Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Barely any prep work is necessary for these juicy, crispy chicken thighs that bake with a side of veggies. It’s the ideal meal for a cozy night in.

Get the recipe

Paul Brissman/Antoni In The Kitchen

7. Antoni Porowski’s Moroccan-Style Pasta Bolognese

Queue up the latest season of Queer Eye and start simmering Antoni’s lamb-based meat sauce.

Get the recipe

Photo: Christine Han/Styling: Erin McDowell

8. Butternut Squash Risotto with Crispy Leeks

Risotto is one of the best comfort foods, and when it’s topped with homemade crispy leeks, you’re in for a real treat.

Get the recipe

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

9. White Turkey Chili with Avocado

There’s nothing like a lazy night in eating a huge bowl of chili. (And this recipe is light enough that you can have seconds without feeling bogged down.)

Get the recipe

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

10. Shrimp and Pasta Stew

Part stew, part saucy pasta, each bite of this dish will make you forget about the freezing temperatures.

Get the recipe



Leave a reply