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Top 20 winter recipes

20 Recipes

Warming stews, soups, one-pots and puds.

Beef & vegetable casserole

4.83739

(226 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

Squidgy chocolate pear pudding

4.71875

(40 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

Persian lamb tagine

4.375

(12 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

Chicken & ham lasagne

3.75

(11 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

4.586395

(136 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

4.590515

(116 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...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Winter root mash with buttery crumbs

4.916665

(36 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

4.43178

(568 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

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

4.75

(16 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

4.416665

(15 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

4.425

(10 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

Chicken noodle soup

4.777175

(368 ratings)

Mary Cadogan's aromatic broth will warm you up on a winter's evening - it contains ginger, which is particularly good for colds, too...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy