Don’t freeze to death this winter season. Cook yourself into contentment with these delicious hearty winter meals. Heat up your heart and home with some traditional winter casual comfort favorites. Here are some hearty winter meals to warm your body, heart, and soul. You can eat with us, Cady Heron!
Shepherd’s Pie: A nod to jolly old England served in the United States around the holidays, Shepherd’s Pie is warm, creamy, chock full of vegetables and minced lambs meat, and decadently served on a floury pie crust. If you use beef instead of lamb, then it’s called Cottage Pie.
Meatloaf: Who doesn’t love their mother’s meatloaf? A bunch of vegetables and ground beef blended with cracker crumbs and baked into oblivion? Meat loaf is a staple of American comfort food and home cooking goodness.
Lasagna: Meat lasagna with spinach is a delicious and hearty winter dish. Add a little Italian to your life this winter season by heating up the oven (and your house) with the smell of pasta, olive oil, and mozzarella. Don’t forget the garlic bread.
Seafood paella: Shove a bunch of fresh seafood into a massive wok and cook it all in a wine, tomato, or cream sauce. Seafood paella is a fish lover’s meal come true. Shrimp, muscles, clams, and a multitude of seafood delicacies make paella a full meal during the cold months.
Beef stroganoff: One of the easiest meals in the list to make, beef stroganoff is an entree and main all on its own, made with ground beef, rainbow pasta, onions, mushrooms, and cream sauce.
Turkey and stuffing: Not just for Christmas and Thanksgiving, turkey and stuffing are so yummy, why shouldn’t they be enjoyed together several times before spring comes? Add a little cranberry sauce and now you’re really talking comfort food. Or mix it up by roasting a chicken.
Minestrone: Warm yourself up with a delicious bowl of soup. It’s relatively easy to make, too: mix chicken or beef broth with an array of assorted vegetables and voila – instant winter warmth.
Chicken and rice: As simple as it is, sometimes you just need some chicken and rice. It’s classic, filling, and also pretty lean if you use brown rice over white, and serve with steamed vegetables.
Hot chocolate: The unofficial beverage of ice-skating, sledding, and fireplace gazing, hot chocolate is the signature food and drink item of the holiday season. Add a candy cane for some seasonal flare, or make it into a delicious adult beverage.
What meals do you enjoy on a cold winters evening, that warms your tummy and your soul? Leave your favorites hearty winter meals in the comments section below.