Food & Drink

10 Hearty Meals to Cook This Winter


We all have one of those days. You know the one: your office to-do list is never ending or you just now remember an exam that’s at the end of the week (and it’s Thursday). You’re just trying to get through the worst day ever and at this point, you’re ready to be home. Chances are, you’re looking forward to a hearty, flavorful, savory meal to enjoy in your sweats at the end of a long day.

These dishes are all about comfort. They’re meant to be enjoyed in the warmth of your own home and out of the cold winter weather, where second helpings are a must and Netflix or Hulu are at the ready. Settle in, treat yourself and relax—tomorrow’s going to be a better day!

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Take advantage of owning a slow cooker for this dish! It’s packed full of classic lasagna flavors all in one convenient soup form.  

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Turkey Farro Salad with Candied Chickpeas and Clementine Vinaigrette

This salad is a melting pot of sweet, savory flavors and the chickpeas add a nice crunchy touch. Whip up an extra bowl in a to-go dish for work tomorrow!

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Vegan Lentil Curry with Gnocchi

This dish contains a hearty blend of New Caledonian spices with added gnocchi and peanuts for texture. 

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Quick Stovetop Apple Bacon Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is the definition of hearty and comfort.

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Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Brussels Sprouts

The many flavors and textures of this dish make it an irresistible option for a winter night in.

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Skillet Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Bake

This cheesy, chipotle chicken dish is definitely a dish you’ll want to rush home to. 

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Turkey, Pancetta and Potato Leek Chowder in a Rosemary Bread Bowl

This meal is creamy, hearty, meaty—straight comfort in a bread bowl. 

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3 Ingredient Tomato Tortellini Soup

Yes, just three ingredients and 15 minutes until a delicious comfort meal. 

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Pancetta, Kale and Brussels Sprout Fettuccine

This meal only takes 20 minutes to make—it’s a delicious meal that you’ll want to add to your weeknight routine.

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Minestrone Pasta Sauté with Ricotta

One of the heartiest soups in pasta comfort form? Yes, please.

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