35 Cozy Dishes to Make When the Weather Is Cold and Dreary

Every winter, I feel like I rediscover how much I actually like to cook. During the warmer months, I’m usually throwing something together as quickly as possible so I can get on with whatever I have planned for the rest of the evening. But my plans when the sun sets by 5:00 p.m. and it’s a whopping 11 degrees outside? Heading to the kitchen, popping on a Spotify playlist, and whipping up something elaborate and cozy for dinner. There’s truly nothing better than a hearty homecooked meal to warm your bones on a winter evening, so allow me to share some of my favorite cozy recipes with you. From French onion soup to chicken pot pie, these cozy recipes are the perfect cure for cold, dreary days. 


1. Crockpot Crispy Pork Ramen


2. Chicken Pot Pie


3. Chicken Enchiladas

Source: Isabel Eats


4. Mushroom Risotto


5. Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower


6. Lasagna Soup


7. Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon


8. Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake


9. French Onion Soup


10. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo


11. Shepherd’s Pie


12. Stuffed Shells


13. One-Pot Cajun Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta


14. Zucchini Gouda Turkey Meatballs with Cheesy Baked Polenta


15. Sweet Potato Black-Eyed Pea Curry


16. Slow-Cooker Bolognese


17. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chicken and Dumplings


18. Pomegranate Braised Short Ribs


19. Vegetarian Chili

Source: Pinch of Yum


20. Instant Pot Short Rib Ragu with Gnocchi


21. Hatch Chile Enchilada Casserole


22. Vegan Tuscan Kale Chickpea Soup


23. One Skillet Cheesy Cuban-Inspired Chicken Rice Bake


24. Slow Cooker Butter Chicken


25. Brown Sugar Mississippi Pot Roast


26. Cheesy Pumpkin Taquitos with Roasted Jalapeño Pepita Crema


27. Spicy Macaroni and Cheese


28. Shrimp Risotto


29. Apple Cider Glazed Chicken


30. Creamy Tortellini Soup

Source: Pinch of Yum


31. Lasagna


32. Carrot Steamed Buns


33. Curry Lentil Soup


34. Swedish Meatballs


35. Nut-Free West African Peanut Stew


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