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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.

7 ratings 4.5 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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
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18 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Blend leeks and butter beans to make this filling winter soup. Top with crispy chorizo and rosemary for a final flourish and serve with crusty bread

40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this festive mincemeat, cranberry & almond pie as a warming winter treat for all the family. It contains just five ingredients and is easy to make

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Cut into this stunning cake to reveal gold layers of vanilla and spice sponges. Top with our chocolate Christmas trees or try candy canes or chocolate snowflakes

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Get little ones to help decorate these festive snowman biscuits. You can bake and freeze the biscuits ahead, then bring them out for a winter’s day activity

1 hr and 14 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
89 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Get this chicken tikka masala cooking in the morning and have dinner waiting for you when you get in – it's perfect for a cold winter evening.

4 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Vegetarian comfort food has never looked so good. This easy, budget-friendly recipe is simple enough to make on a weeknight and great for feeding the family

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
47 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this hearty pepper, sweet potato and paprika soup as a starter, or for lunch on a cold winter's day. If venturing outdoors, take it with you in a flask.

40 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Cosy-up this winter with a hearty stew. This beef and Guinness casserole really packs in the flavour, and comes served with delicious bacon dumplings, cabbage and mash

3 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A great Christmas bake for kids over the holidays. You can use a buttercream to ice the cake, but this frosting is much whiter if you want a snowy effect

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make this colourful tagine as an easy veggie meal to feed a crowd. With pearl barley, parsnips and sweet potatoes, it's a great winter dish to fill you up

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Warm up in winter with a glass of fabulously decadent cinnamon butter rum. It's the perfect tipple to enjoy at a festive gathering over the Christmas season

9 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
19 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Throwing a vegan dinner party in the autumn or winter months? Bake a pumpkin with a gorgeous stuffing of rice, fennel, apple, pomegranate seeds and pecans

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up this healthy vegan celeriac and hazelnut soup as a starter on Christmas Day. Truffle oil adds a bit of luxury, or leave it out for a simple supper on a winter's night

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
10 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this beef stew when the nights draw in. With aubergine and Chinese spices, the flavours are warming and it's slow-cooked for deliciously tender meat 

3 hrs and 50 mins
More effort
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Upping the veg and swapping rice for pearl barley makes a hearty winter warmer that's full of flavour and healthy too. Scatter with Parmesan and enjoy!

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Leave this bone broth overnight in the slow cooker. It's flavoured with vegetables, bay, lemon and herbs to make it all the more satisfying on a winter's day

Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make this the night before and it’ll be ready waiting for you in the fridge in the morning. If you like your almonds crunchy, scatter them on before serving

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This Liverpudlian dish is similar to an Irish stew, with tender lamb and slow cooked veg. It's a real winter warmer and counts as 2 of your 5 a day

2 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
69 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Sure to be a family favourite, this warming winter one-pot has gently simmered sausages, hearty cannellini beans and a crunchy breadcrumb topping

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This super-satisfying, slow cooker curry is packed with iron and fibre. Serve with a choice of tasty garnishes to turn your simple supper into a warming feast

7 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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