25 MORE Winter Comfort Food Ideas

Winter is the time of year when everyone wants some comfort food!  When the weather gets colder, the wind begins to howl and the snow starts falling, most people want to reach for the kind of food that warms them up from the belly out and makes them feel like they are back at home again.

Check out these 25 ideas for your next winter comfort food craving, and get ready to enjoy the best foods of the season!

 

Lasagna

Layer up some noodles and cheese with vegetables or meaty filling for a hearty winter meal.

 

Fried chicken

Although perhaps not the healthiest comfort food around, fried chicken is a great way to warm yourself up on a cold day.

 

Potatoes

It does not matter how you prepare them—potatoes are always an excellent comfort food.  Baked, mashed, or sweet potatoes in a casserole are all good choices.

 

Beef stew

Combine beef with broth, red wine, and carrots to complete this classic comfort meal.

 

Tuna casserole

This is an inexpensive way to feel better when the cold weather has you down.

 

Tomato soup

Perhaps everyone’s favorite classic comfort food, tomato soup pairs well with any main course.

 

Biscuits and gravy

This traditional Southern United States classic combines warm, fluffy biscuits with white gravy made from sausage drippings.

 

Macaroni and cheese

Try this kid-friendly dish when you want something warm and gooey to satisfy your craving.

 

Stroganoff

A bit like beef stew with noodles in it, stroganoff is a hearty cold weather classic.

 

Sausage and peppers

Throw together this simple Italian dish of peppers filled with tomatoes, rice, and cheese.

 

Meat loaf

Another affordable option, meat loaf is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

 

Homemade burgers

Make your burgers from scratch at home to keep out the unwanted greasy ingredients you might find in fast food restaurants.

 

Chicken pot pie

A creamy chicken pot pie with a warm, flaky crust is sure to lift your spirits during the wintertime.

 

Pork chops

Cook up some pork chops in the stove or skillet to create a home cooking favorite that is sure to please the whole family.

 

Cornbread

Another traditional Southern United States staple, cornbread is the first step toward making your own turkey stuffing at home.  It is also great on its own with some butter melted on top!

 

Potato soup

Mix up a pot of potato soup and load it with bacon, chives, and cheese to soothe your spirits and fill your stomach.

 

Chicken and rice

Serve a warm piece of baked chicken over a pile of seasoned rice and you will feel the comfort in no time.

 

Gumbo

Despite its spicy nature, gumbo is a great way to unwind with a soup filled with hearty proteins and tasty veggies.

 

Clam chowder

Have this warm and soothing soup along with bread, sandwiches, or clam cakes, or enjoy a big bowl all on its own.

 

Corned beef and cabbage

Cook your corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker to enjoy the aroma all day long.

 

Roast turkey

Of course, roast turkey has become a traditional holiday entrée, and with good reason!  Eating a piece of warm roast turkey during the cold months warms up the body and the soul.

 

Shepherd’s pie

Layer cooked ground meat with peas, corn, carrots, and mashed potatoes for this traditional and oh so simple dish.

 

Chocolate drop cookies

Chocolate, peanut butter, and dry oatmeal are the only ingredients you need for these classic cookie treats.

 

Chocolate brownies

Nothing says comfort like a batch of brownies served straight out of the oven with ice cream on top.

 

Pumpkin pie

Grab a slice of this holiday classic with a little whipped cream to round it out.

 

 

 

The next time you find yourself longing for comfort food, reach for one of the items on this list.  You’ll be glad you did!

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Taryn

Taryn is a mum of four, working through her Masters of Theology. She also has a Diploma of Biblical Studies (Biblical Studies), a Diploma of Arts (English Literature) and Bachelor of Theology and is a freelance writer and editor.