Well friends, Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog saw his shadow on February 2 predicting six more weeks of winter. I think we can all agree that an early spring would have been a nice treat in this year that already feels much like groundhog day.
The current headline on weather.com reads, “Harshest Arctic Outbreaks in U.S. History” so clearly Phil was onto something. This seems like a great time to cozy up in your kitchen and make some comforting winter recipes. Today I’m sharing six of my favorite cold weather recipes to get you through the next six weeks of winter!
THREE-INGREDIENT POT ROAST
Unless you are very new to reading my blog, you likely know that this three-ingredient pot roast is a long-time favorite in my household. I first posted the recipe in January 2010 on my old food blog and have been making it seasonally ever since. It truly only has three ingredients and couldn’t be simpler to prepare. You don’t even have to brown the meat! The final result is tender, falling apart pot roast that is perfect served atop mashed potatoes, rice or polenta and also delicious turned into things like enchiladas, tacos, soup or sandwiches.
You should also totally make my braised red cabbage with apples to serve on the side. It’s to die for!
LENTIL, CAULIFLOWER + KALE VEGAN POWER SOUP
From pot roast to a veggie-packed vegan soup…definitely indicative of my eating style! I developed this soup recipe last year and it’s probably the most popular soup recipe that I’ve ever posted. So many people have told me in person and through comments/messages that they’ve tried it and love it. This is a great soup to make during food prep to have on had for easy and nutritious meals throughout the week. I enjoy eating it alongside avocado toast on sourdough.
VEGGIE-PACKED TURKEY MEATLOAF
Promise me that you’ll give this meatloaf recipe a try. I’ve made it with both ground turkey and ground beef and it’s wonderful either way (ground chicken would work too!). This meatloaf is so moist and packs a veggie punch thanks to the addition of shredded carrots and zucchini. I’ve also made it with minced mushrooms mixed in and that is great too! This is a crowd and kid pleasing comfort food dinner!
MY FAVORITE CHICKEN PARMESAN
My love for pounded chicken breasts covered with cheese goes back to childhood so it’s no surprise that chicken parmesan has become a favorite quick and easy comfort food dinner in my adult life. This is one of those dishes that I can whip up with my eyes closed and without looking at a recipe and know that it will turn out so delicious every time.
I did write a blog post a few years ago sharing my tried and true chicken parmesan recipe and preparation method. I can have this one on the table in under 20 minutes. It’s great served over noodles, with roasted veggies, with a salad or on top of zoodles or spaghetti squash.
THAI RED COCONUT CURRY WITH CHICKEN + VEGGIES
A big pot of curry is the perfect thing to warm you up on a cold night. If you’ve never tried making curry at home, it’s surprisingly simple! This red coconut curry is paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free and Whole30 friendly and can totally be customized to what you have on hand. You can do shrimp instead of chicken and mix up the veggies that you use. You can also make this vegan by leaving out the meat! It’s great served over steamed rice or cauliflower rice.
MADE FROM SCRATCH HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP WITH TURMERIC
This chicken noodle soup is 100% made from scratch! Making your own broth makes all the difference when it comes to a truly good pot of chicken noodle soup. The cook time is long but the prep is simple. This is a great one to have simmering on a Sunday afternoon so that you have homemade soup ready for your work week.
It also features a healthy dose of turmeric which is awesome for its anti-inflammatory powers! This is a great pot of soup to make for the final stretch of winter!
And there you have it! I feel like there’s something for everyone in this recipe roundup. I’d love to hear which recipe sounds best to you, what you’re cooking right now and how you feel about six more weeks of winter!
Which one of these recipes would you try first!?
Are you still enjoying winter foods or are you ready to move on to lighter spring foods?
Are you loving winter or ready for spring? What’s the weather been like where you live?