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Easy, Tasty Winter Recipes

Cold weather calls for warm, cozy meals, and we’ve got some great recipes that are easy to make and delicious. Our collection below includes meals that are either quick to prepare and/or require very little work. From unique soups to hearty dinners, here are some recipe ideas that we hope you’ll enjoy.

Sausage and Quinoa One-Pot Supper


For an easy weeknight dinner, try this filling dish. It mixes the savory flavors of smoked sausage and fresh sage with a hint of sweetness from dried cranberries. You really only use one pot to make it, so cleaning up is simple. Once you’ve tried this recipe, it’s fun to make it again and play with the ingredients a bit. For example, spice things up with smoked paprika and swap dried cranberries for peppers. Or, use chicken instead of sausage and fresh rosemary instead of sage.

Time: 45 minutes

Pressure Cooker Country Lamb Stew


Photo by Jason Donnelly via Better Homes & Gardens.


Enjoy this filling meal on a weeknight by preparing the ingredients in about 30 minutes and then throwing it in your pressure cooker to do the rest. If lamb isn’t your thing, use beef instead or omit the meat and add extra veggies. It’s flavorful and goes great with couscous or quinoa.

Time: 4 hours and 30 minutes (including 4 hours of slow cooking time)

Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables


Photo by Food Network.


With just 10 minutes of prep time, this tasty curry dish could become a weeknight favorite. If you have family members with different dietary restrictions, you can easily alter this recipe by using shrimp or tofu instead of chicken.

Time: 45 minutes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pancetta and Broccoli Rabe


Photo by Antonis Achilleos via Food Network.


Rich in beta carotene with a naturally sweet flavor, baked sweet potatoes make a great winter meal. This stuffed sweet potato recipe includes a bit of meat and veggies to create a satisfying entree. You can easily re-create this recipe and try it with different toppings each time. Consider using caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, spinach sauteed with garlic, or toasted pecans.

Time: 25 minutes

Eggplant Parmesan


Photo by Love & Lemons.


Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, eggplant parmesan is a comforting, cozy dish that a variety of eaters will enjoy. This recipe from Love & Lemons food blog is easy to follow and provides helpful tips and suggestions. If you have kids at home, they can easily help you prepare this by breading the eggplant, which is easy and fun.

Time: 1 hour (includes 40 minutes of cooking time)

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai)


Photo by Sunset Magazine.


In just 20 minutes you can warm up with this delicious soup. Using ingredients like coconut milk, fresh ginger, fresh basil, and cilantro, Tom Kha Gai has a vibrant, savory-sweet flavor that will make it seem as though it took hours of preparation. We recommend doubling the recipe so that you have leftovers.

Time: 20 minutes