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15+ Cozy Winter Dinner Recipes to Make This Season

A collection of 15+ Cozy Winter Dinner Recipes to make this season. Delicious and hearty meals that will warm you right up during the cold winter months!

It is SO cold outside. Where I live right now the temperatures are -30 degrees Celsius (-22 F) and at one point we had a -57 degree C windchill. When I say cold, I mean C.O.L.D. But honestly, I don’t mind…these cold snaps are brief and are the perfect excuse to hunker in, get cozy and cook comforting recipes! Today I’m sharing 15+ of cozy winter recipes that are perfect for cold winter nights. Family favourite dinner recipes that the whole family will love after a long day.

Winter Dinner Ideas

Beef Ragu

This Beef Ragu is tender, rich, flavourful and SO delicious! The beef is slow cooked with tomatoes, minced vegetables, red wine and stock. Serve over fresh pappardelle pasta with fresh grated parmesan cheese.

a top down view of half of a bowl filled with noodles and beef ragu. the bowl sits on a beige coloured hot pad

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a bowl full of comfort! Made with tender chicken, pillowy gnocchi, veggies and a rich, creamy broth. A scrumptious and hearty creamy soup that’s ready in 35 minutes.

a top down image of a pot of creamy chicken gnocchi soup

Winter Vegetable Soup

This Winter Vegetable Soup is loaded with winter veggies, root vegetables, and beans, all in a light tomato soup base. This recipe makes a big batch, so it’s big enough to share or freeze for later. Serve with homemade Mozzarella Buttermilk Quick Bread.

a top down view of two white bowls filled with vegetable soup. beside the bowls are slices of bread

Easy Italian Meatballs

These Italian Meatballs are soft, tender and so flavourful. Once baked, these meatballs then simmer in a simple tomato sauce. Serve over a bowl of your favourite pasta with fresh basil and grated Parmesan. Feeling cozy yet?!

a top down view of a white bowl filled with noodles and three large Italian meatballs. the bowl is sitting on a beige hot pad and a blue napkin

French Onion Soup

A classic recipe for French Onion Soup that can be on your table in 1 hour!  A flavourful and rich broth, chunks of bread and layers of melted cheese. So cozy for winter! Make it a complete meal with this hearty Broccoli Salad.

A bowl of french onion soup covered in melted cheese

Creamy Chicken Stew

This Creamy Chicken Stew is the ultimate comfort food. Made with tender chicken and fresh vegetables all baked in the oven in a delicious creamy sauce. As cozy as it gets…this is one of my most favourite cozy winter meals. Any leftovers also make a great chicken pot pie.

a top down view of half of a blue cooking pot filled with chicken stew. the bowl sits on a woven placemat and linen napkin

Classic Beef Stew

This Beef Stew recipe is a classic! Full of tender beef, seasonal vegetables and delicious gravy. Hearty stews like this one are delicious with mashed potatoes, bread, or homemade popovers.

a top down close up image of a pot of beef stew. next to the dish is a loaf of bread

Ground Beef Stew

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy dinner that’s perfect for chilly nights, this Ground Beef Stew is a great option! With flavourful ground beef, tender vegetables and a rich gravy, this dish will be come a family favourite. And you can have it on your table in about 1 hour!

a bowl filled with ground beef stew sits on a wooden table next to a spoon

Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup

This Noodle Soup is made with Ground Turkey Meatballs and is easy and delicious! Serve with fresh dinner buns for a cozy meal.

a top down view of a bowl of Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup. beside the bowl are three fresh baked buns and a spoon

Stroganoff Meatballs

These delicious and hearty Beef Stroganoff Meatballs are rich and flavourful! Serve over fresh cooked pasta. Ready in less than 1 hour.

a top down view of half of a bowl filled with Beef Stroganoff Meatballs and penne noodles

Classic Lasagna

A classic and delicious recipe for lasagna, made with layers of rich tomato sauce and ground beef, noodles, ricotta cheese and loads of shredded mozzarella and parmesan (sometimes I even sneak in a layer of spinach!). Baked pasta dishes are perfect for cold nights!

a Classic Lasagna is cut into squares and a large spoon is scooping out a square

Chili + Baked Potatoes

A classic recipe for Beef Chili, that is loaded with beans, ground beef, spices and loads of delicious flavour! The addition of bacon makes this dish especially tasty! We especially love this chili scooped over fresh baked potatoes with a dollop of sour cream and fresh cut green onions. But it’s also delicious with cornbread, homemade buns or rice.

a baked potato is filled with chili

Sheet Pan Italian Sausage and Gnocchi

Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Italian Sausage, peppers, tomatoes, garlic and onions, is the perfect recipe for busy nights! This flavourful and delicious meal can be on your table in about 30 minutes. An easy dinner recipe that is delicious and comforting.

a top down view of a Sheet Pan filled with Gnocchi, Italian Sausage and vegetables

Creamy Smothered Pork Chops

These Creamy Smothered Pork Chops are tender and so delicious after lightly simmering in a creamy and flavourful sauce. Serve over egg noodles. A perfect dish for the cold weather! Ready in less than 1 hour.

A top down view of a pan full of Creamy Smothered Pork Chops and cooked sweet onions

Corn Chowder

Have this hearty Corn Chowder on your table in less than 45 minutes (making it a super easy weeknight dinner)! This is one of our favourite winter soups, which makes a regular appearance in my cozy winter meals rotation! Serve with fresh baked bread and a green salad.

a top down view of a white bowl filled with corn chowder. the bowl is sitting on a yellow napkin, beside a baguette cut into slices

Creamed Turkey on Toast

This Creamed Turkey on Toast Recipe is a great way to create a new and delicious meal with leftover turkey (chicken works great too). Is there anything more comforting than creamed turkey served over a thick slice of warm toast?!

a top down view of a plate filled with Creamed Turkey on Toast. on the left side of the plate rests a silver fork

Easy Beef Pot Pie

Easy Beef Pot Pie is a great recipe to use up leftover beef (like pot roast or prime rib), gravy and vegetables (like carrots, peas, corn and potatoes)! Hearty and delicious winter comfort food.

a top down view of a beef pot pie with a slice cut out of it. the slice of pie sits on a white plate with a fork next to it

White Chicken Chili

This White Chicken Chili is hearty, full of chicken, corn and white beans, and has a nice kick of spice. Serve with lime wedges, shredded cheese, fresh cilantro and tortilla chips. Ready in less than 1 hour.

a top down image of a yellow bowl filled with white chicken chili. the bowl sits next to a small bowl of slices of avocado

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Make this Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup for dinner on a cold winters night with simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry! Creamy, cheesy and so flavourful. Ready in less than 1 hour! Serve with warm biscuits.

bowls of Broccoli Cheddar Soup and biscuits

Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Pasta Bake

This Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Pasta is creamy and flavourful!  Nothing more delicious and cozy than a creamy pasta casserole! Ready in under 1 hour.

Pouring creamy cheese sauce over penne pasta

Slow Cooker Roast Beef and Gravy

After just a few minutes of prep, you can have a delicious and hearty Slow Cooker Roast Beef and Gravy ready for you at the end of the day. Serve with mashed potatoes. Is there anything easier and more delicious than a tasty slow cooker recipe on a chilly night?!

a freshly cooked Roast Beef with Gravy sits in a serving dish. in the background is a basket of biscuits

I hope you enjoy these hearty winter dinner ideas! Stay warm.

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