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Our Top 15 Winter Recipes

When it’s cold outside and the nights are drawing in, it’s difficult to know what to cook. We’ve put together these 15 winter recipes to spice up your imagination and keep the good food flowing; 3 appetizers, 5 mains, 4 sides and 3 delicious desserts. 


Let’s start with the appetizers. In winter it’s all about soups, so we’ve chosen 3 of our absolute favorites to warm your soul. Broccoli and Cheddar, Sweet Potato and Chilli and finally Parsnip. Check out the pictures below and click the links for the full winter recipes and instructions. 

Firstly it’s Broccoli and Cheddar. Despite the cheese, this is one of our healthier winter recipes. It still offers a bunch of flavor and you can bulk it up with some bread. 

Broccoli And Cheddar Soup
This silky soup is packed with flavour and at 403 calories per portion offers a great healthy lunch option! Of course you can always add bread to bulk it up...
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Next on the menu is Sweet Potato and Chilli Soup. Paired with our croutons it’s delicious! The chilli gives it warmth but adding Crème fraîche will make sure you don’t get too much.

Sweet Potato and Chilli Soup
This silky vegetarian soup is the perfect winter warmer during these colder months, and it’s both delicious and impressively simple to make. Add creme fraiche to make it extra indulgent. Also, try adding our homemade croutons. Crunchy cubes of herby garlic butter bread – a great addition to soups, salads and anything that needs a little added savoury crunch!
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Our final appetiser is Parsnip Soup. If the choice wasn’t hard enough already, this makes it even more difficult. Our personal favorite; this parsnip soup is totally drinkable and SO easy to make. 

Parsnip Soup
One of the best parts about winter is being able to warm up with a hearty bowl of hot soup, improved only with a big hunk of bread. The problem is, most people don't know how easy it to make your own at home. Try our easy (in fact fool-proof) parsnip soup recipe and tell us what you think!
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We’ve got beef, lamb, ham, pork and fish. All guaranteed to please on a cold day, none of our winter recipes are too intricate or difficult for anyone with a kitchen. Pick your favorite dish below and click the links for the full recipe and instructions. 

Firstly in our list of winter warming mains is a Slow Cooker Beef Stew. Prepare in the morning, leave for hours and thank yourself in the evening when you tuck into this plate (or bowl) of goodness. Usually served with mash but versatile enough to serve over rice, fingerling potatoes or any carb you like. 

Slow Cooker Beef Stew
This easy slow cooker stew will bring you comfort with no effort required, just pop it in the slow cooker and come back 5 hours later!
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Next we have our Lamb Korma recipe. Still easy to make but with a few more ingredients. Cooking Indian inspired dishes isn’t as difficult as it sounds and this curry really emphasizes that. 

Lamb Korma
Craving the taste of takeout Indian without the cost or the guilt? This korma recipe will satisfy all of the above! As always we recommend playing around with the spices until you've found the perfect combination for you but if not our exact recipe will do the trick. Use a slow cooker for ease and to make the lamb fall apart but don't worry if not, just use a large pot on a low heat and stir regularly.
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Ham and Leek pie is next, a British favorite. If you’re looking for winter recipes, why not follow the cuisine of a country known for its rainy, gloomy winters?

Ham and Leek Pie
Crispy puff pastry on the outside and a creamy filling on the inside, what's not to love? This easy pie recipe can be ready from scratch in under 45 minutes and the filling can be frozen for later use.
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Pork & Apple. A timeless pair. It may just be another stew but it absolutely deserves its place in this list. Combine salty, sweet and rich for a brilliant balance of flavor in this winter recipe. 

Pork And Apple Stew
Ok so it takes 6 hours in a slow cooker - we get it, it's not a 5-minute wonder. However it's worth every minute! There's so much flavour in this stew you'll find it difficult to wait 6 hours and even more difficult to stick to one portion.
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Lastly, for the fish lovers out there, is a hearty Fish Pie with Cheesy Mash. Don’t sleep on this one! Make individual portions, not just because they look beautiful in photos but because it’s much easier to make extra and freeze.

Fish Pie with Cheesy Mash
This creamy fish pie recipe with cheesy mash is hearty British comfort food at its best! It’s absolutely easy to make, and we dress up this warm recipe with onion, garlic, lemon and parsley. Serve with blanched carrots and broccoli as a healthy side. Bake ahead of time, cover and keep in the fridge for ease.
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4 very different sides; 2 vegetables and 2 carbs. Choose Red Cabbage for a healthy yet flavorsome mouthful to accompany a rich main. Or, choose our maple butter bacon Brussel Sprouts recipe if you love sweet with savory. For the carbs, our Perfect Roast Potatoes recipe offers a crunchy casing and fluffy center. Otherwise you could opt for our Duck Mac & Cheese (or just have it as a main) for a super rich winter warming side.  

Firstly, our Braised Red Cabbage. A classic winter recipe made rich with red wine. 

Winter Spiced Red Cabbage
This braised red cabbage recipe marries comforting flavours to create the perfect winter veg dish. Try our easy winter spiced red cabbage recipe today!
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Cook our Maple Bacon Brussels if you’re feeling indulgent…

Maple Butter Bacon Brussels
Finally, a recipe that makes it easy to love Brussel Sprouts! We mix sweet and salty to jazz up your sprouts to an almost unrecognisable form. Give this a try, it’s a fantastic addition to Christmas lunch or your standard Sunday roast.
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Our next side is the perfect Crispy Roast Potato recipe. A staple of the British Sunday Roast and always a crowd pleaser.

Perfect Roast Potatoes
Crispy, fluffy, irresistible. These roast potatoes are perfect for Christmas dinner or just your every-week Sunday roast. Give them a try and let us know what you think, you’ll never go back to goose fat once you try these!
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Finally, a side that can be a main in itself; our Duck Mac & Cheese. Warning: don’t make this if you’re on a diet…

Duck Mac & Cheese
Who doesn’t love a hot bowl of melty mac and cheese? Shredded duck lends rich flavor and texture to this recipe, elevating a timeless family favourite.
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Winter spice is the theme of our chosen desserts. Maybe you love a good Creme Brûlée or you might fancy something lighter like a Poached Pear winter recipe. Failing those two wonderful options, you’re left with a Pear, Cinnamon & Hazelnut Crumble to escort you all the way into a food coma for the afternoon. 


Here‘s an article about the potential health benefits of cinnamon. All we know is it tastes great and that’s why you’ll find a lot of it in our pantry! Check out some of our incredible desserts below. 

 Our Apple Cinnamon Creme Brûlée feels complex but is super easy. Give it a go with the recipe below.

Apple and Cinnamon Crème Brûlée
Custard, spice and everything nice! Rich in taste yet light in texture, this apple-cinnamon crème brûlée tastes like autumn no matter what month it is.
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apple cinnamon creme brulee recipe

Wintery but light, does that even exist? Kind of, but not really. Our Spiced Cider Poached Pear recipe at least makes an attempt at it.

Spiced Cider Poached Pears
Winter spices, sweet fruit, rich cream, crunchy crumble, enough said. These pears are a great way to get that fine dining feeling at home and can be made ahead of time.
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Crumbles can feel heavy and our Pear, Cinnamon & Hazelnut creation is no different. Indulge yourself in this wintery goodness but be warned, it’ll take a long walk to work it off!

Pear, Cinnamon & Hazelnut Crumble
Perfect for a wintery dessert, this crumble takes barely any time to prepare and can be made ahead of time ready to bake when needed.
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There you have it. All in all, 15 winter dishes to put a smile on any face. Undoubtedly, all of our dishes are simple enough to whip up with absolutely no culinary experience. What’s your excuse? Get cooking…

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