10 Comfort Foods To Keep You Warm This Winter

July 04, 2022

10 Comfort Foods To Keep You Warm This Winter

Don't pack up your things just yet when you've just about had it with winter and you're contemplating a move to a warmer climate.

Make one of these cozy, comforting recipes, guaranteed to cure the winter blues (at least for dinner time)

It’s winter and many of us find ourselves drawn to bowls of cheesy pasta, oozing puddings, warming soups, and hot chocolate with marshmallows.

More good news

The good news for all of us who crave comfort foods in winter is studies that assess intuitive eating — eating when you are hungry, stopping when you are full and listening to what your body is telling you to eat — suggest people who eat this way are happier with their body image, feel better psychologically and are less likely to have disordered eating.

So, embrace this wonderful chilly weather.

Rug up in your favourite woolly jumper, sit by the fire, cuddle up with a loved one, make some healthier swaps to your classic comfort foods, remove the food guilt and listen to what your body is telling you it needs during these cold winter months.

The Best Beef Stew

Our stew has tons of flavour thanks to the herbs, red wine and balsamic vinegar. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Source: tasteofhome.com

Southern-Style Meat Loaf

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Cheesy Potato and Bacon ‘Lasagne’

Potato bake and lasagne in one – it doesn’t get much more comforting than that! Layered with cheesy white sauce, filling potato and salty bacon, it’ll be on high rotation throughout winter.

Source: taste.com.au


Shepherd’s Pie

The ultimate comfort food dish shepherd’s pie is even better in individual serves, where everyone gets to enjoy that crispy potato edge.

Source: taste.com.au


Cheesy Garlic Bread-topped Minestrone Stew

Minestrone-inspired stew, topped with cheesy garlic bread and all cooked in one pot – THIS is how you do cool-weather cooking.

Source: taste.com.au

Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup

When a recipe start's with "Grandma's," you know it's going to be good. This savory recipe is a tried-and-true classic that'll always be a hit.

Source: allrecipes.com


Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

This is an easy slow cooker recipe that cooks while you are at work

Source: allrecipes.com


Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This simple pot roast is the perfect set-it-and-forget-it recipe for busy winter nights.

Source: allrecipes.com


Chicken Cacciatore

Say goodbye to boring chicken. This recipe takes a little bit of time, but it's all pretty straightforward, and the result is a restaurant-quality dish you'll want to make for your next dinner party. Get the recipe for chicken cacciatore here.

Source: tasty.co


Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This Eastern European recipe is the perfect remedy for snowy nights. The cabbage is filled with a mixture of rice, ground beef, and spices, then it's simmered in a homemade ever-so-slightly-sweet tomato sauce. Get the recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls here.

Source: tasty.co


Storing and Reheating Winter Dinners

How to make ahead.

You can prep some of these winter dinners ahead of time, up to a few days in advance.

Prep any ingredients you can (such as chopping vegetables) and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

How to store:

Store leftovers inairtight containersin the refrigerator for a few days (check individual recipe for full storage instructions).

Some of these winter dinner recipes are also freezer-friendly and can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months (pretty much the case for all soups and stews!).

How to reheat:

Leftovers can be reheated on the stovetop over medium to low heat for about 5-10 minutes until warmed through, in the air fryeror the oven at 350F for 10-15 minutes until warmed through, or in the microwave in 20-second increments until warmed through (depending on the recipe).

If heating from frozen, allow the dish to thaw first and then reheat.


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