25 Comforting Winter Recipes

During the colder weather, there’s nothing better than a comforting dinner. It warms the soul from the inside out. If you’re wondering what to make for dinner when it’s cold outside, turn to one of these 25 recipes. You’ll find recipes for chili, soup, casseroles, baked chicken, goulash, tuna casserole, pepper steak, lasagna, and more.

Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cream Cheese (No Canned Soup)

Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cream Cheese (No Canned Soup)

"This homemade tuna casserole recipe was a big hit around the Test Kitchen table! The addition of the cream cheese was just as delicious as you would imagine it to be... making this casserole extraordinarily rich and creamy; different from other tuna casseroles." - Betty
Southern Goulash

Southern Goulash

"It's a quick, economic meal that really stretches a pound of ground beef." - Jeanette
Easy and Tasty Salisbury Steak With Gravy

Easy and Tasty Salisbury Steak With Gravy

"Salisbury steak is a hearty meal that just sticks to your ribs. This recipe is easy to prepare and tastes great. Adding the patties to the slow cooker allows the meat to absorb the flavors from the gravy. Pure comfort food." - The Kitchen Crew
Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole

"Feeding a family of five I am sucker for easy hearty casseroles and this is an oldie but goody . This is one of those recipes all busy moms should have on their go-to recipe list, trust me it will be a family favorite. It has the yummy comforting flavors of a Sloppy Joe but all in one dish. I have been cooking a version of this for years but it is forever changing and this is what it has morphed into today." - Debbie
Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Mock Swedish Meatballs

Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Mock Swedish Meatballs

"Quick, easy, and simple slow cooker meatball recipe for pot lucks or office parties." - Rachel
My Lasagna Recipe

My Lasagna Recipe

"This is far from being a secret recipe or original. It's just quick and delicious." - Lea Ann
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cubed Steaks

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cubed Steaks

"Cube steak recipes may not appear beautiful, but boy are they tasty. This recipe is seriously so easy and delicious. No fancy ingredients here. It's a recipe that can be woven into your weekly dinner rotation." - The Kitchen Crew
Easy Baked Honey Dijon Chicken

Easy Baked Honey Dijon Chicken

"I’m a big fan of easy meals and what could be easier than throwing some chicken into a pan, covering it with a tasty sauce and roasting it? This roasted chicken is covered in a quick, easy and tasty homemade honey dijon sauce. Chicken broth is added to the sauce to help make sure that the sauce does cook off and burn on the edges of the pan, this way you will end up with plenty of sauce to drizzle on your chicken and sides!" - Kevin
Mama's Chicken Pie

Mama's Chicken Pie

"This is one of those chicken recipes that has very simple ingredients, is easy to make, and oh so delicious. Perfect for the picky eater. There's no veggies... just chicken. Layering the crust into the pie is a little different and what holds the pie together. This will quickly become a family favorite." - Janet
Sloppy Joe Mix

Sloppy Joe Mix

"These are easy and you probably have most of the items in your pantry. I have 3 teenagers and they have certain things that are always on the "ask for again" list. These sloppy joes are filled with a sweet and savory flavor that keeps them asking for more. Besides serving these on a traditional burger bun I put the mix on buttermilk biscuits with cheddar cheese & jalapenos." - Dawn
Crock Pot Cheeseburger Mac

Crock Pot Cheeseburger Mac

"So easy and yummy, this is a great comfort food and the kids love it!" - Leena
Grandma's Beef Stroganoff

Grandma's Beef Stroganoff

"Long-time family favorite!!! This was my grandma's recipe and passed down from to mom then to me. This dish is so full of flavor and fantastically filling. My 4 and 5 year old love this dish too!" - Jennifer
Crock Pot Beef Roast

Crock Pot Beef Roast

"This is a delicious and VERY easy roast to make. My family and I love it. I usually make mashed potatoes to go with the roast. The juice is really good on the meat and the potatoes." - Jackie
Hearty Hamburger Pie

Hearty Hamburger Pie

"This is something I grew up on and rely on as comfort food now that I'm older. I love this meal during the fall and winter months as it's a stick to your ribs type of meal." - Jennifer
Chili Mac My Way

Chili Mac My Way

"Julie's recipe should be a staple on any busy mom's menu. It's simple and easy to throw together. The whole crew loved this dish. The seasoning packet adds all the flavor you'd expect from a chili but you don't have to grab multiple spice jars. It seriously doesn't get easier than this recipe." - The Kitchen Crew
Mexican Citrus Roasted Pork

Mexican Citrus Roasted Pork

"This recipe is low cal, double duty, with enormous flavor! It's a Crock Pot recipe too so it tastes like you've been slaving all day. 🙂 I also use this pork in my Cuban sandwiches." - Megan
Pepper Steak on Rice

Pepper Steak on Rice

"I use to make this for us a lot because it's very simple and quick. It's also yummy and good for finicky kids." - Sheri
Awesome Smothered Chicken

Awesome Smothered Chicken

"Robyn was accurate in naming this chicken recipe - it really is awesome! The flavor of all the fresh veggies cooked down with the chicken is fantastic. Melting your favorite cheese just brings this to a whole new level. We used pepper jack and loved the spice. But use your favorite. A great low carb way to prepare a plain chicken breast. An easy make-ahead meal." - The Kitchen Crew
Crock Pot Chicken 'n Noodles

Crock Pot Chicken 'n Noodles

"My family loves this recipe! It is hearty and most definitely comfort food. Not only is it simple, it only requires 4 ingredients (besides the salt & pepper to taste)." - Missy
Italian Meat Sauce

Italian Meat Sauce

"This homemade meat sauce is thick, hearty and full of flavor. Simmering this allows the flavors to really marry. A great winter comfort meal. Add some garlic bread, a salad and you have a delicious dinner." - The Kitchen Crew
Creamy Italian Sausage Soup Recipe

Creamy Italian Sausage Soup Recipe

"Creamy Italian Sausage Soup Recipe is cozy and comforting! A simple and deliciously warming winter soup recipe." - Paula
Family Favorite Swiss Steak With Tomato Gravy

Family Favorite Swiss Steak With Tomato Gravy

"Having come from a large family, we thrived on comfort foods growing up. My mother was a great cook and could take the cheapest cut of meat and turn it into something tasty and filling. Mom's Swiss Steak was one of the most satisfying meals and there were never leftovers when she cooked it!" - Julie
Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken Chilaquiles

"We loved Sylvia's take on this traditional Mexican dish. Using tortilla chips helps to make this a quick and delicious dinner. Salsa verde adds a bit of spice, but you can easily adjust the heat by selecting a milder version. Mixing cream cheese and sour cream with the salsa really adds a tangy bite to the dish. The layers of chicken and melted cheese bring the dish together." - The Kitchen Crew
Baked Mostaccioli

Baked Mostaccioli

"This is not your lunch ladies mostaccioli! Or your wedding day mostaccioli. This delicious Baked Mostaccioli is loaded with fresh Italian sausage, sweet onions, green bell peppers, minced garlic, and marinara. It is then topped with fresh Parmesan, mozzarella and provolone cheese. Baked Mostaccioli can be prepped in advance, loaded in the refrigerator and baked at the optimum time." - Beth
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili

"This is my adaptation of a recipe I found when I was searching for something low-fat with high protein and I have substituted ingredients to make it more healthy. I like to have it over shredded iceberg lettuce (for me) and with or over cornbread for my family." - Diana