Winter Recipes

Cold weather calls for cozy, comforting meals. We're talking fall-apart tender meats braised in your Crock-Pot, warming soups and stews, hearty pastas, and more. We've also got plenty of healthy recipe ideas, including how to make the most of winter fruits and vegetables, including squash, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and all kinds of citrus. Don't forget to top off the season with decadent desserts, hot chocolate, and cider.

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Basic Chicken Soup

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Everyone has their own favorite chicken soup recipe, but rarely have so few ingredients added up to so much comfort. This version has classic flavors and, thanks to a simplified method, cooks more quickly than traditional chicken soups (the dish is ready in a little over an hour). There's no need to make a separate stock; the vegetables and meat form their own satisfying broth.

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

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Choose firm, smooth eggplants. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

Potato, Broccoli, and Cheddar Soup

Broccoli is used two ways in this kid-friendly dish: it's simmered until tender for the soup base and roasted for the garnish.

Creamy Baked Ziti

Cream cheese is the secret to the silky sauce in this vegetarian baked pasta dish, while mozzarella and Parmesan create a golden bubbling crust on top.

Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake

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Layers of thinly sliced Meyer lemons lend a mellow complexity to this otherwise classic dessert. Thought to be a cross of a lemon and a mandarin, the fruit has an orange cast, a thin rind, and a heavily perfumed flesh that's valued by chefs.

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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This St. Patrick's Day favorite couldn't be simpler to make. By making your corned beef and cabbage in a slow cooker, all of the hard work is done for you.

Sweet-and-Sour Brisket

When Sarah Carey, our editorial director of food and entertaining, was a kid, holiday visits to her grandparents' house often included her grandma's sweet-and-sour version of classic beef brisket. She recreated it from memory, one bite at a time, using three key ingredients: Chili sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar.

Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Ginger

Sweet roasted butternut squash tempers the heat of fresh ginger in this vegan soup. Coconut milk is swirled in for creaminess, while toasted squash seeds add a pleasing crunch.
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Shepherd's Pie

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You'll like the convenience of this comforting dish. Unlike other shepherd's pie recipes, this one calls for frozen vegetables instead of fresh and can be made the day before. Shepherd's pie has never been so easy—or so tasty!
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15 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes for Cozy Winter Nights
It's peak season for comfort food and these healthy slow-cooker recipes are packed with bold flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients.

Everyday Vegetable Soup

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This basic vegetable soup can be made with any combination of fresh or frozen vegetables, so the soup will taste a little different each time. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to feed all the vegetable soup fans at your table.