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.

64 ratings 4.2 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
35 ratings 4.8 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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506 ratings 4.9 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
22 ratings 4.3 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
23 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
167 ratings 4.6 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
267 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Of the winter soups, leek and potato is one of the most comforting and familiar. This easy Vichyssoise recipe by Darina Allen makes the most of seasonal, local veg

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 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
112 ratings 4.9 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
16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Be inspired by the Italian rolled pork dish, porchetta. This ragu is ideal when you have guests – leave it simmering whilst you entertain

3 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make sausages and mash with love and you're in for a real treat. We’ve perfected this recipe to make it the very best it can be

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
37 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
31 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
737 ratings 4.5 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
30 ratings 4.7 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
33 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 4.4 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
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
19 ratings 4.5 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
17 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
11 ratings 4.6 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
17 ratings 4.0 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
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