Our Favorite Cozy Winter Recipes
For better or for worse, winter is far from over. Embrace the chill and warm yourself up with “cozy” culinary ensembles, like hearty soups, nutritious casseroles, and tasty lasagnas. Here are a few of our favorite cozy recipes from around the world.
On a brisk, winter day, serve up this traditional stew that originates from Quebec, Canada. The broth, meat, vegetables, and Quebecois seasonings combine to create a savory and warm stew. Plus, it easily can be frozen and reheated for next time!
You won’t miss traditional lasagne once you try this creamy, lighter alternative. This lasagne has cheesy toppings and a milk-based cream, yet manages to not be too rich. It includes shredded chicken, noodles, spinach, and mushrooms, creating a delicious and balanced dish.
This special soup is typically enjoyed in Japan around the New Year. It’s made with light miso or kombu dashi based broth, paired with vegetables and mochi. The result is a vegan, filling, and healthy dish - aka the perfect way to start the New Year on the right foot.
Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew
This nutritious, vegan Moroccan stew features tender butternut squash, chickpeas, and lentils, all simmered in flavorful spices like cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Serve it with naan for a filling, plant-based meal.
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Introducing the ultimate comfort food and make-ahead meal: chicken noodle casserole. This recipe is straightforward, tastes incredible, and can easily be customized with whatever ingredients you have available. In summary, chicken, broccoli, and cheese pair wonderfully with a creamy mushroom sauce. (Just take a look at its originating food blog’s name if you have any doubts on its cozy-factor!)
Congee is a savoury Chinese rice porridge, also known as jook in Cantonese, that is perfect to whip up for breakfast on chilly mornings. This recipe is a completely vegan version and requires just five ingredients: water, ginger, garlic, white rice, and dried shiitake mushrooms.