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14 easy and comforting winter recipes

When the days are short and cold, warm up with some feel-good food courtesy of these comforting winter recipes.

By Today's Parent

14 easy and comforting winter recipes

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Take the classic comfort food for a new spin by swapping out potatoes for an even more nutritious veg. Get the recipe: Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Erik Putz

Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

Perfect for the cooler months, this quinoa minestrone soup eats like a meal and is a breeze to put together. Get the recipe: Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chicken Cacciatore

This chicken cacciatore recipe makes a deeply satisfying Italian dish full of familiar kid-friendly flavours. Think “red-sauce pasta” the whole family can enjoy. Get the recipe: Chicken Cacciatore

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Spaghetti and Meatballs with a Secret

This special recipe for classic spaghetti and meatballs comes with a surprising twist—grated veggies hidden away within the meatballs mean even the pickiest eaters will be asking for slurpy seconds. Get the recipe: Spaghetti and Meatballs with a Secret

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Erik Putz

Slow-Cooked Big Batch Bolognese

Hearty bolognese sauce lends itself to many dishes, for our meaty recipe, the slow cooker does most of the work. Get the recipe: Slow-Cooked Big Batch Bolognese

jars of bolognese saucePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Marry two classic meals and create a new favourite with this easy loaf. Get the recipe: Cheeseburger Meatloaf

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

Strata is a warm, casserole-style breakfast that can be made ahead and popped in the oven once the coffee is on. This yummy one is made with toasted croissants, sausage and plenty of cheese. Get the recipe: Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

hot casserole dish of strataPhoto: Roberto Caruso

One-Pot Mac and Cheese

You won’t believe how simple this creamy mac and cheese is to pull together. Get the recipe: One-Pot Mac and Cheese

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Six Bean Beef Chili

This hearty chili packs a nutritious punch and is loaded with fibre—not to mention it’s a total kid-pleaser! Get the recipe: Six Bean Beef Chili

14 easy and comforting winter recipes

Salisbury Steak with Roasted-Garlic Mash

Get back to basics with a filling dose of meat and potatoes. It doesn’t get cozier than that. Get the recipe: Salisbury Steak with Roasted-Garlic Mash

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chicken Alphabet-Noodle Soup

Bring some fun to the dinner table with this educational Chicken Alphabet-Noodle Soup. It’s great for overcoming a cold or flu, too. Get the recipe: Chicken Alphabet-Noodle Soup

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Dried mushrooms are a simple way to add tons of flavour to this yummy slow cooker beef stew. Find them in the produce section alongside fresh mushrooms. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Turkey and Bean Burrito

Serve up this easy burrito with a simple salad for a perfect weeknight dinner everyone will love. Get the recipe: Turkey and Bean Burrito

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Easy Fish Stew with Tomatoes and Fennel

Mild white fish is the star of this light but filling tomato-based soup. Get the recipe: Easy Fish Stew with Tomatoes and Fennel

14 easy and comforting winter recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Dec 06, 2018
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