20 Cozy Winter Comfort Food Recipes
"Warm and cozy" is an understatement when it comes to these winter comfort food recipes. As soon as the temperature starts to drop, break out this collection of chilly weather soups (Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini, anyone?), stews (everyone needs a good Beef Stew recipe in their arsenal), casseroles (Mamaw's Chicken and Rice Casserole is beloved for a reason), and meaty classics (you can never go wrong with this Easy Meatloaf or this World's Best Lasagna). No matter what you're looking for, you'll find a new favorite among these tried-and-true recipes.
World's Best Lasagna
We're not exaggerating here: This is truly the best lasagna recipe on the planet. It's definitely a labor of love, but this recipe is definitely worth it.
Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup
When a recipe start's with "Grandma's," you know it's going to be good. This savory recipe is a tried-and-true classic that'll always be a hit.
Beef Stew VI
Low and slow cooking is the key to this hearty recipe. The longer the stew simmers on the stove, the more flavorful it will be.
Mamaw's Chicken and Rice Casserole
Is there anything more comforting than a chicken and rice casserole? Quick and easy, you only need to commit to 10 minutes of hands-on time.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
"This is an easy slow cooker recipe that cooks while you are at work," says user Janiece Mason. "It is wonderful on a cold, snowy day. I have four children who are picky eaters, and they LOVE this! Enjoy!"
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
This simple pot roast is the perfect set-it-and-forget-it recipe for busy winter nights.
Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup
Sometimes you just want to indulge in a comforting bowl of carbs — that's where this recipe comes in. It comes together in under an hour, so you can whip it up whenever you need a wintertime pick-me-up.
Best Damn Chili
Honestly, this recipe title speaks for itself. This game-changing chili is perfect year-round, but we think it's especially tasty when the temperature starts to drop.
Best Tuna Casserole
Even picky eaters will love this creamy, cheesy, and crunchy tuna casserole.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
"This was fantastic," raves user Heidi Claire. "I love red beans and rice and this was my first time making from scratch. This recipe was a huge success!"
Homemade Mac and Cheese
Who doesn't love homemade macaroni and cheese? This recipe is as simple as it is comforting and delicious.
Chef John's Shepherd's Pie
This easy-to-make cottage pie is sure to be a hit on any table.
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
This flavorful casserole is a Tex-Mex favorite. Warming, flavorful, and creamy, you can never go wrong with King Ranch.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
Make this hearty soup next time you're in the mood for a cozy Italian meal.
Chicken Pot Pie IX
There's nothing quite like a made-from-scratch chicken pot pie. The best part? This filling recipe is easier than it looks.
Creamy White Chili
"This is the best chili recipe I have ever had," user JELZA says about this creamy recipe. "It is so delicious and everyone raves about how good it tastes. Don't count on leftovers!"
Chef John's quick chicken Parm is crispy, comforting, and deceptively simple to throw together on a busy weeknight.