Our best ever après-ski dishes
Indulge in one of our favourite après-ski dishes. From cheese fondue to loaded fries or rich tartiflette, these hearty recipes are great for feeding a crowd.
After a hard day on the slopes, these comforting dishes are filled with flavour and perfect for replenishing your energy. Try recreating your favourite indulgent holiday dishes at home with our winter warmers. Whether you've been working on your slalom skills or just craving nostalgic bites, we have something to whet your appetite.
Fill your kitchen with enticing plates piled high with rich flavours from our ultimate comfort food recipes.
Top 10 après-ski dishes dishes
1. Truffled mac 'n' cheese
This is no ordinary mac 'n' cheese. This next level dish uses porcini powder for an extra dose of umami flavour and most importantly, white truffle paste. The combination of taleggio, mozzarella and cheddar makes a truly indulgent dish. Serve once the top is golden, crispy and bubbling.
2. Classic cheese fondue
This classic sharing dish is perfect for feeding a crowd. Enjoy a pot of irresistible cheesy goodness with crusty bread, boiled potatoes and crudités for dipping. We like a combination of emmental and comte or gruyère with a splash of white wine and lemon. A dash of fruity kirsch also adds a delectable kick.
3. Alpine fries
If your idea of heaven is golden-brown, crispy fries loaded with all your favourite toppings, whip up our Alpine fries. This mouthwatering dish of melted cheese, pickles, ham and thin-cut fries is the perfect antidote to a day spent out in the cold.
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Our take on this classic Canadian comfort food uses piles high fluffy fries, mozzarella and rich, umami gravy for a seriously crowd-pleasing plate. Scatter the chunks of cheese in layers between your fries and smother with gravy for melty nuggets of cheesy goodness.
5. French onion soup
Learn how to make this rich soup at home with our simple recipe – it's easier than you think. The combination of sweet caramelised onions, salty cheese and beef stock is hard to resist. This is also a great recipe for entertaining, ideal for dinner parties topped with thickly sliced baguette slathered in bubbling cheese.
6. Croque monsieur
Tuck into a seriously elevated cheese toastie in the form of the perfect croque monsieur. Stack up layers of delicious gruyère, creamy béchamel and smoked ham on soft sourdough and serve with extra mustard mayo for dipping. This heavenly combination is hard to beat after a long day on the slopes.
7. Potato rösti cakes
Whip up a batch of our golden, crispy potato rösti cakes with sage leaves for a sensational side dish or snack. They're soft and fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside. You can even turn your hash-brown style patties into an oven-baked rösti cake or add an extra layer of indulgence with our goat's cheese & bacon rosti for a hearty supper.
Originating from France's Haute-Savoie region, this tartiflette recipe is the five-ingredient comfort food that dreams are made of. Layer potatoes and chunks of cheese including the rind with onion and bacon, then bake until golden. Serve with a simple green salad to balance out your cheesy feast. Try this turnip tartiflette for a wintry twist on this classic recipe.
9. Cheesy Swiss bake
Crispy bacon, melted cheese, potatoes – this bubbling bake is simple to make, hearty and a no-brainer for a wintry supper. Sprinkle a little paprika on top for a mild peppery flavour that pairs well with salty Swiss cheese. If you can't get hold of raclette cheese, try gruyére, reblochon or taleggio instead.
Raclette is a tried and true après-ski tradition, great for sharing between friends. Serve up melty cheese with new potatoes, salad, fresh veg, slices of baguette and pickles and let everyone dive in. Leave a jug of simple mustard vinaigrette on the table for drizzling over the salad leaves and potatoes.
Après-ski drinks ideas
No one could turn down a mug of classic mulled wine, brimming with seasonal spice like cinnamon, start anise and cloves. Try adding a glug of sloe gin to your brew for added fruity flavour. If you're entertaining, utilise your kitchen kit and try our slow cooker mulled cider for a festive favourite. For whisky buffs, a hot toddy is sure to hit the spot, or go all out and make a round of winter whiskey sours. Make sure to fill everyone's glasses with our non-alcoholic mulled pomegranate juice, or a luxurious, silky smooth homemade hot chocolate.
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