Warm up to winter with our satisfying soups and stews, roasted veggies, delicious desserts, and more. Whether you're looking for a cozy baked casserole or a creative side dish, our collection of winter recipes delivers.See Popular Winter Recipes
When you've got a hearty winter main course that already has some root vegetables and potatoes/pasta in it, sometimes all you need is a salad on the side to round out the meal.
Warm up with a steaming bowl of soup. Chicago Chef Andrew Zimmerman shares recipes for pumpkin and coconut soup and chestnut and white bean soup.
One of the easiest ways to get people to the table at meal time is to shout "soup's on!" This isn't a coincidence. If you shouted, say, "Stuffed peppers are on!," you might get a few takers, no doubt.
When your main course is spicy, the side dishes shouldn't compete--keep the sides simple, mild, and fresh tasting, to give your palate a break and let the main course shine.
This hearty beef stew is good for you thanks to lean beef and lots of vegetables, yet it tastes just like traditional versions.
A bubbling pot of soup is the cure for almost anything that ails you during the winter months. Who doesn't love a bowl of steaming hot chicken noodle soup when you've got the sniffles? But while the classics are great (admit it--there's no way to improve on the combo of tomato soup and grilled cheese), it's also fun to experiment with new flavors.
When your main course is fairly simple and plain--no fancy sauces or complicated layers of flavor--you can bring some excitement to the meal with zesty, spicy, or creamy side dishes.
When your main course is rich, hold off on heavy sides like gratins or scalloped potatoes. Side dishes should be clean and bright tasting, helping to cut the richness of the main instead of adding to it.
Delicious, satisfying and meat-free? These yummy recipes make it easy to be a vegetarian in winter, too!
When your main course is fairly simple and plain--no fancy sauces or complicated layers of flavor-- you can bring some excitement to the meal with zesty, spicy, or creamy side dishes.
Comfort food is what we're cooking in early January. The holidays are over, and while we whined about how busy we were, and how much cooking there was to do, now that it's over we're, well, a little sad. Or are we just suffering from SAD?
Much as I love those little juicy citrus fruits -- clementines, mandarins and tangerines -- I have a hard time telling which is which. And I'm sure I'm not the only one. But all you really need to know is that all of these festive little fruits are in season right now.
When your main course is rich--whether with lots of cheese or heavy sauces--the sides should be clean and bright, helping to cut the richness instead of adding to it.
When your main course is spicy, the side dishes shouldn't compete--keep the sides simple to give your palate a break and let the main course shine. A touch of creaminess or nuttiness in a side can also help offset the heat.
Crispy pan fried pork chop recipes and red cabbage with apples, red wine vinegar, and caraway seeds.
Hot chocolate, eggnog, and other winter-warming drinks like apple cider are meant for kicking back in front of a fire and letting the world go by.Or maybe ski by: Not long ago, a seven-year-old I know named Emily chirped, "Daddy, let's go to the lodge for some nice hot chocolate." Quite properly, her father said "no;" they had only been on the slopes for 15 minutes.
Is there anything more comforting than creamy Classic Mashed Potatoes? Or a bowl of Roasted Root Vegetables like parsnips, turnips, beets, rutabagas, and carrots? Hearty root vegetables add sweetness and color to winter cuisine.