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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10 Super Spaghetti Squash Recipes—Plus, the Best Techniques for Cooking This Unique Vegetable

Gluten-free and low carb, spaghetti squash makes a fabulous vegetable pasta but that's not all. Here we share our best cooking techniques and favorite recipes that use spaghetti squash.
By Marie Viljoen

Our Favorite Chili Recipes for Cold-Weather Days

From beef to turkey, vegetarian to vegan, we have a delicious chili recipe here for everyone.
By Frances Kim

18 Exceptional Eggnog Recipes to Get You Through the Holidays

Enjoy the classic holiday drink spiked with rum, bourbon, or brandy, or in nonalcoholic form -- you can't go wrong! Start with our traditional version, then try all of our next-level variations.

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.

Prime Rib Roast

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Serve the holiday-worthy roast with its traditional side dish, Yorkshire Pudding.

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.

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.

Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

Rating: 3.76 stars 396
Getting a great-tasting turkey on the Thanksgiving table is easier than you might think. Here, the bird is rubbed with a flavorful mixture of butter and fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme before going into the oven. Use the roasted vegetables and turkey neck to make Rich Gravy.

Classic Beef Stew

Aromatic and satisfying, a comforting bowl of beef stew always hits the mark on extra chilly nights. Here, seared pieces of marbled beef simmer away until fall-apart-tender in broth, with punchy aromatics added to it like tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, red wine, and fire-roasted tomatoes for a subtle smokiness.
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Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.36 stars 2559
Choose firm, smooth eggplants for best results when making this incredible dish. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Rating: 3.18 stars 6536
Get a head start on dinner with this fresh take on a slow-simmered, all-in-one meal that makes clean-up a breeze.

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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

12 Casseroles and Slow-Cooker Favorites You'll Want to Eat All Winter
When the weather outside is frightful, these comforting classics are oh so delightful. Whether it's a "set it and forget it" slow-cooker recipe or an easy casserole, each one of these recipes is simple to prep, cook, and clean up afterward. Enjoy these recipes? Sign up to get our best pressure cooker recipes.
Our Best and Brightest Christmas Appetizers
Start your Christmas meal with a few of these delicious appetizers. Some are rich and decadent, others are meaty classics, and some just plain fun and delicious. Whichever route you choose, you're bound to delight your loved ones.
Homemade Hot Chocolate
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Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple. A homemade version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt—and especially economical compared with store-bought mixes.