14 Winter Recipes We Can't Wait to Try
The holidays are behind us, and now we're settling in for a cozy winter. We're looking forward to weekends at home in the kitchen, warm soups to bring to work, and energizing breakfasts that take the bite out of the chill. Read on for a few recipes we can't wait to make this season.
Topped with sautéed onions, fresh thyme, feta, and delicata squash, these mini flatbreads are delicious anytime of day. Make them for a Sunday brunch or a Saturday night cocktail—they’re guaranteed to please.
Seasoned with lemongrass, peppery ginger, and licorice-scented star anise, this miso soup with soba noodles, mushrooms, and sturdy greens is the perfect thing to bust a winter cold and keep you warm when the chill sets in.
Nothing warms the soul like a spicy winter stew. This authentic Moroccan spiced chickpea and tomato stew is quite hearty thanks to its chickpeas and whole tomatoes. Serve it with homemade bread for an ultra-satisfying meal.
Not only is this chorizo bolognese pasta, with its red sauce, green noodles, and white burrata cheese, totally pleasing to the eye, it’s also remarkably delicious. The chorizo gives the bolognese a bit of a kick, and topped with buttered breadcrumbs, crispy prosciutto, and burrata, it’s quite indulgent, too.
It’s a little blasphemous to exclude bacon from pasta carbonara, but we’ll let this butternut squash carbonara slide, because it's sprinkled with coconot and crispy sage and looks downright decadent and delicious.
Gingerbread is one of our favorite flavors, and we can enjoy it with a little less guilt thanks to this healthy muffin recipe. Made with coconut oil, whole wheat flour, no refined sugar, a hint of maple syrup, and molasses, it delivers that cozy flavor and scent just how you like it.
Beautiful and bright, this easy dip mixes the sweet creaminess of roasted carrots with fiery harissa, savory chickpeas, and fresh lemon. The results are totally delicious, and great to serve with crackers, crudité, or lettuce cups.
“Ludicrously simple” to make, this pulled pork gnocchi dish lets the slow cooker do the heavy lifting—just toss pork shoulder, diced tomatoes, garlic, onions, and Italian seasoning in and let it cook all day. Paired with soft, doughy dumplings and kiss of cream, this winter pasta will soon become your new favorite meal.
A comforting dessert or a nourishing breakfast, this semolina pudding with winter fruit is the perfect way to start or end your day. Made with bright tamarillos, oranges, and persimmon, and topped with sliced almonds, it’s also pretty photogenic!
A warm, savory tart is always a great way to start a winter morning, and this smoked salmon and crème fraîche creation hits the spot. The cornmeal millet crust is a no-roll, no-fuss crust with a crumbly texture that makes an easy alternative to pastry crust.
After indulging in too many holiday sweets, you may be in need of some power food! This protein-packed, vegetarian sweet potato and quinoa salad with soft boiled eggs is easy to throw together and an instant pick-me-up.
The key to a nourishing bowl is a balance of a few main ingredients: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as raw and cooked ingredients to energize you. You can use whatever you have leftover in your fridge, or follow a recipe like this one, which includes lentils, brown rice, egg, avocado, broccoli, beetroot, sweet potato, and more. Dress it with a little olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and you’ll be ready to take on the world.
Citrus and almond are nostalgically wintry flavors—perfect candidates for dark chocolate bark. The addition of cayenne pepper in this treat gives it a surprising and refreshing bit of heat and kick.
Sweet potato, carrot, and red lentil make a fortifying trio in this creamy, vegan, and gluten-free winter soup. Top it with eggplant and kale for a little bit of texture and an extra boost of nutrients.
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