Winter is comfort food season! The freezing temps are a perfect excuse for cozying up with a warm bowl of soup or delicious casserole. I've rounded up 8 of my favorite cozy winter dinner recipes for you to try! These are all super quick and easy (as well as delicious) so you can't go wrong! Find all the details + the links to my top winter dinners below!
Potato casserole is the epitome of comfort food to me and such a perfect, warm meal for snowy and cold winter days. The recipe I use is super simple and has all of the delicious ingredients that you want in a casserole: bacon, cheese, sour cream, and lots of butter! It's topped with cornflakes tossed in melted butter (yes, MORE butter!) which adds the perfect amount of texture and crunch to the dish. Find the full recipe here.
This recipe is a bit of a twist on traditional Italian wedding soup that's just as comforting but super easy. I love the addition of hashbrown potatoes to thicken up the broth and add the right amount of texture. The mix of seasonings and cooked Italian sausage add so many levels of flavor. Find the full recipe here.
Ribs seem like a complicated dish but they are actually so easy to cook in the crockpot! I love this recipe because the red wine sauce is a delicious alternative to the usual barbecue sauce rib recipes, and I actually like the flavor way better! Find the full recipe here.
It's hard to find a low carb, comfort food recipe but this is definitely it! Layers of the most flavorful baked meatballs, tomato sauce, and melty cheese make this a family favorite. It's super easy to make and tastes great heated up as a leftover too. Find the full recipe here.
Potato soup is one of my favorite foods ever and this is my go-to recipe for the creamiest, most flavorful potato soup. I use shredded hashbrowns for an easy shortcut (and extra texture) as well as cream cheese to thicken up the soup to the perfect consistency! Find the full recipe here.
One of my favorite dishes ever is the Bella Original Penne Pesto from Bella Notte restaurant here in Lexington. Their penne pesto is a super simple dish with penne pasta, toasted pine nuts, grilled chicken, and the most wonderful fresh pesto sauce. It has been my secret project to try to imitate their delicious pesto sauce and I finally found the secret: BUTTER, and lots of it! I've also simplified the ingredients and steps as much as possible, to make this super easy and simple enough for a quick weeknight meal. Find the full recipe here.
This recipe contains only two ingredients and is just too easy and delicious not to put into your dinner roatation! The roasted red pepper and tomato soup used in this recipe is one of my favorite items from Trader Joe's that I always try to keep in the pantry. Find the full recipe here.
I'm always looking for easy and quick meals to make during the week and one of my go-to recipes is homemade french bread pizzas. You can whip these up in under 30 minutes and customize them with whatever toppings and ingredients you have in your fridge and pantry. Find the full recipe for these chicken Caesar french bread pizzas here.