Winter nights call for hearty comfort foods. Keep warm all season with these hot soups, comforting casseroles, and set-and-forget slower cooker meals. These are our favorite easy winter dinner recipes:
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Roast Beef
Your family will love sitting down to hearty bowls of sweet potatoes and roast beef, steeped in flavor and slow-cooked to perfection.
Classic Mushroom and Beef Stroganoff
Warm and hearty, classic mushroom and beef stroganoff is a must-have winter meal. Sirloin steak, baby bella mushrooms, and egg noodles are covered in a rich, creamy sauce to create this ultimate comfort food.
Roasted Tomato Soup
Put summer tomatoes to work and create a hearty roasted tomato soup. If you don’t have a freezer full of summer tomatoes, you can most definitely use store-bought ones. Serve with gooey grilled cheese sandwiches.
Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes
Chicken and potatoes are a classic combo — one that the whole family loves. Make this dish in practically an instant in your Instant Pot! It’s a perfect choice for busy school nights.
Creamy Tuscan Chicken
This one-skillet meal combines Tuscan-inspired veggies with chicken thighs and a rich, creamy sauce. And the best part? It takes just 30 minutes to make!
Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole
Think of this casserole as undone stuffed bell peppers. All the ingredients are cooked in one pot on the stovetop and then baked in a casserole dish, making it as easy as it is delicious!
Cheesy Kale and Penne Bake
Cheesy Kale and Penne Bake is a comfort dish with rich flavors that is sure to make your belly happy! It’s hearty and warm — a great option for dinner on a cold winter evening. Covered in cheese and paired with pasta, this dish is a great way to introduce kids to kale.
Slow Cooker Potato and Ham Soup
This savory soup will warm you up even on the chilliest of evenings. A slow cooker makes the ingredients in this soup delightfully tender and brings out all the flavors of the ham and vegetables.
Veggie Tofu Bowls with Peanut Sauce
Brighten up a dreary winter night with these colorful veggie and tofu bowls, topped with a savory-sweet peanut sauce.
Hoosier Stew is a hearty Midwestern classic that consists of green beans, potatoes, and smoked sausage. It’s a comforting one-pot meal.
Spicy Vegetarian Ramen Soup
This spicy ramen soup brings the heat even on bitter cold evenings! Packed full of satisfying veggies, we promise you won’t miss the meat!
Pasta Alla Norma
This easy pasta dish combines eggplant, cherry tomatoes, basil, and ricotta salata cheese. It’s comforting and flavorful, but not overwhelmingly heavy like pasta dishes can be.
Pork Sheet Pan with Sweet Potatoes and Honeycrisp Apples
Juicy pork chops served on a bed of sweet potatoes, Honeycrisp apples, and buttery walnuts topped with a homemade sauce — need we say more?
Warm Tuscan Spinach Salad
Salad probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of comfort foods, but this one is warm and hearty. Warm spinach and radicchio topped with gorgonzola cheese, garlic, yellow onions, and toasted walnuts make for a decadent and filling meal.
This vegetarian bolognese might lack meat, but it’s not lacking in flavor! Walnuts, fire-roasted tomatoes, and delicious seasonings make this meatless meal a hearty and nutrient-dense feast!
Which of these easy winter dinner recipes will you try first? Share in the comments or tag us in your food photos on Instagram @theproducemoms.