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