Winter vegetable & lentil soup in a bowl

Winter warmer recipes

46 Recipes

Keep cosy indoors with our top winter dishes. From comforting one-pots and steaming soups to indulgent puddings and filling salads, you won't even notice the cold.

Winter vegetable & lentil soup

3.94737

(38 ratings)

When it's cold outside, treat yourself to a healthy homemade vegetable soup, packed with immunity-supporting vitamin C and it's four of your 5-a-day...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Beef & vegetable casserole

4.860965

(374 ratings)

A traditional braised beef stew with thick, rich gravy – an ideal recipe for cheap cuts as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish...
  • 4 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Chicken & ham lasagne

4.11111

(18 ratings)

This comforting dish of layered pasta sheets, meat and spinach is topped with gooey, melted cheese - freeze now for entertaining later
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Muffin-topped winter beef stew

4.642855

(154 ratings)

Muffin on stew? You’d better believe it – think of it as a lighter alternative to suet dumplings...
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Leek & potato soup

4.67553

(188 ratings)

Of the winter soups, leek and potato is one of the most comforting and familiar - and Darina Allen's makes the most of seasonal, local veg...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Winter panzanella

4.75

(4 ratings)

Toast cubes of leftover bread for an extra-crunchy panzanella – an Italian salad that's packed with flavour. It makes a great side dish or lunch...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Squidgy chocolate pear pudding

4.791665

(72 ratings)

This hot, gooey chocolate pud, with dark chocolate and canned pears, can be made ahead and frozen - a perfect no-fuss dinner party dessert
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Winter root mash with buttery crumbs

4.91892

(37 ratings)

A little bit of this winter root mash goes a long way - make it a day ahead and cut the stress on Christmas Day
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Summer-in-winter chicken

4.44919

(679 ratings)

Pining for summer? This simply seasoned chicken fried with beautiful, ripe, cherry tomatoes in a creamy sauce is guaranteed to hit the spot. Add a dollop of pesto for an extra layer of nutty flavours
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Persian lamb tagine

4.52174

(23 ratings)

This warming stew is spiced with cinnamon and cumin, and sweetened with apricots and dates - perfect with fluffy couscous
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Honeyed winter salad

4.6875

(32 ratings)

Bring summer to winter with this fresh salad - it contains 3 of your 5-a-day too
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Classic winter fruitcake

5

(5 ratings)

This festive icing is easy to use, looks amazing and makes a lighter end to a meal. The perfect centrepiece for Christmas tea
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Winter tuna Niçoise

4.77778

(18 ratings)

This colourful salad makes the most of storecupboard ingredients - vary it for a special occasion by using fresh tuna
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chicken roasted with winter root vegetables

4.411765

(17 ratings)

Prosciutto and chicken is a luxurious combination - and this version is good for you as well - high in fibre, vitamin C and folic acid
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Winter fruit salad

4.375

(16 ratings)

Make the most of autumnal fruits in this refreshing and nourishing salad - make a batch and eat during the week
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Sesame parsnip & wild rice tabbouleh

4.8

(5 ratings)

Get your fill of tasty veggies with our easy vegan parsnip & wild rice tabbouleh. Our simple winter salad is full of flavour, filling and 2 of your 5-a-day
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Beef & stout stew

5

(8 ratings)

What's more comforting on a cold winter night than beef and stout stew with buttery mash? You can make this stew ahead and freeze it for busy weeknights...
  • 3 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Steak & blue cheese pie

5

(7 ratings)

Bake a comforting steak pie with tender meat, a deeply savoury gravy and molten blue cheese for an extra hit of flavour. The ideal winter warmer
  • 4 hours and 5 mins
  • More effort

Gluhwein

5

(4 ratings)

Fill your kitchen with the delicious scent of red wine, brandy, orange and spices in gluhwein. It's the perfect grown-up drink to help you warm up on wintery days...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Glogg

5

(2 ratings)

Serve our warming winter glogg at a festive party or on a cosy night in. Combining red wine, orange zest, dried fruit and spices, it's like Christmas in a cup...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

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