Winter vegetable & lentil soup in a bowl

Winter warmer 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.

45 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
32 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The ultimate grown-up comfort food, use leftover fruit bread or even croissants instead of the bread if you prefer

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
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449 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A traditional braised beef stew with thick, rich gravy – an ideal recipe for cheap cuts, as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish

4 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This comforting dish of layered pasta sheets, meat and spinach is topped with gooey, melted cheese - freeze now for entertaining later

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Try this simple dish on a cold, wintery evening when only comfort food will do.

23 mins
Easy
158 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Muffin on stew? You’d better believe it – think of it as a lighter alternative to suet dumplings

2 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
224 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
91 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
36 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
28 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A really thick, filling minestrone soup - tastes even better after a day

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
719 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
25 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This warming stew is spiced with cinnamon and cumin, and sweetened with apricots and dates - perfect with fluffy couscous

2 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
32 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bring summer to winter with this fresh salad - it contains 3 of your 5-a-day too

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This is a great way to make a chicken go further, and the mustard gives it that little kick

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Quinoa is protein-rich, low-fat, gluten-free and makes a nutritious change from rice or pasta

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
16 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of autumnal fruits in this refreshing and nourishing salad - make a batch and eat during the week

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
11 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 5 mins
More effort
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
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