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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Cook our Maple Bacon Brussels if you’re feeling indulgent…
Our next side is the perfect Crispy Roast Potato recipe. A staple of the British Sunday Roast and always a crowd pleaser.
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…
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.
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.
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!
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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