During the winter months, it becomes colder and the days get shorter. When these days hit, all we want is to get into our warmest pyjamas, cuddle up in some sort of blanket and eat some good food. If you need some food to warm you up, here are twelve winter recipes to help you get through the cold days of winter. All these recipes are great to make for both yourself and friends, so why not treat them to something warm and delicious this winter.
1. Butternut Squash Soup
Winter is always a great time for soup and this is a great winter recipe to help you warm up. Its vegan so its great to serve to anyone and everyone. If you want to eat something healthy during the winter season, this is a great meal to have.
2. Vegetarian onion soup
This vegetarian alternative to this classic is another great recipe to try. This recipe requires a lot of patience but its worth the wait once you’ve cooked it.
3. Slow cooker beef and ale stew
If you have a long day ahead of you, this is a great meal to cook. Not only will it warm you up, but you can also let it cook while you’re out. Plus, it contains alcohol which is a great meal to have if you need a bit of alcohol at the end of the day.
4. Sticky apple, sausage and bacon
This quick and easy bake only contains four ingredients and requires a tiny amount of prepping time. The apples in this recipe really make the dish sweeter and is a great twist to a meal.
5. Chickpea and spinach curry
If you’re in the mood to make some curry but are tired of tikka masalas, this is a great alternative. This vegan dish is quick and easy to make and is a healthy alternative to your usual curries.
6. Mash with leeks and cheese
If you’re craving traditional sausage, mash and beans, try this alternative mash. It will require some time as you’ll need to cook this in the oven as well as the hob, however, by doing this, it will make a brilliant twist to a great classic dinner.
7. Red lentil and aubergine moussaka
This vegetarian alternative to the classic moussaka will heat you up in no time. It’s a great winter recipe to serve as a group and perfect if you want a healthier alternative to this dish.
8.Sausage and Butterbean Casserole
Casserole has always been a great winter dish and this one is no exception. This winter recipe is quick and easy to make. It is completely from scratch and is great if you need warming up.
This is a great Italian dish and is a brilliant one to do if you’re cooking for a large group of people. This winter recipe has been written by Mary Berry herself and has been perfected to bring the best version of this dish.
10. Chilli Cheese Fries
Chilli goes well so many things, but to me, chilli is always great when it is served with cheese and chips! This is a great dish to have if you’re in the mood for comfort food.
11.One pot mac and cheese
This is one of my favourite things to make and its all done in one pan. This winter recipe will not only make you feel better, but it also requires a minimal amount of washing up too.
12. Chicken, bacon and leek cottage pie
For all meat lovers, this winter recipe is a great recipe for comfort food. Cottage pie is a great winter recipe to make and this variation of it is such a great twist to a classic winter recipe.