35 Cozy Dishes to Make When the Weather Is Cold and Dreary

Every winter, I feel like I rediscover how much I actually like to cook. During the warmer months, I’m usually throwing something together as quickly as possible so I can get on with whatever I have planned for the rest of the evening. But my plans when the sun sets by 5:00 p.m. and it’s a whopping 11 degrees outside? Heading to the kitchen, popping on a Spotify playlist, and whipping up something elaborate and cozy for dinner. There’s truly nothing better than a hearty homecooked meal to warm your bones on a winter evening, so allow me to share some of my favorite cozy recipes with you. From French onion soup to chicken pot pie, these cozy recipes are the perfect cure for cold, dreary days. 


1. Crockpot Crispy Pork Ramen

Source: Half-Baked Harvest


2. Chicken Pot Pie

Source: Two Peas and Their Pods


3. Chicken Enchiladas

Source: Isabel Eats


4. Mushroom Risotto

Source: Platings and Pairings


5. Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

Source: Ambitious Kitchen


6. Lasagna Soup

Source: Cooking Classy


7. Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Source: Sweet Tea and Thyme


8. Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake

Source: What’s Gaby Cooking


9. French Onion Soup

Source: Gimme Some Oven


10. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo

Source: Half-Baked Harvest


11. Shepherd’s Pie

Source: Downshiftology


12. Stuffed Shells

Source: Love and Lemons


13. One-Pot Cajun Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta

Source: Orchids + Sweet Tea


14. Zucchini Gouda Turkey Meatballs with Cheesy Baked Polenta

Source: Snixy Kitchen


15. Sweet Potato Black-Eyed Pea Curry

Source: Sweet Potato Soul


16. Slow-Cooker Bolognese

Source: Platings and Pairings


17. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chicken and Dumplings

Source: The Defined Dish


18. Pomegranate Braised Short Ribs

Source: Grandbaby Cakes


19. Vegetarian Chili

Source: Pinch of Yum


20. Instant Pot Short Rib Ragu with Gnocchi

Source: Sweet Tea and Thyme


21. Hatch Chile Enchilada Casserole

Source: The Defined Dish


22. Vegan Tuscan Kale Chickpea Soup

Source: Orchids + Sweet Tea


23. One Skillet Cheesy Cuban-Inspired Chicken Rice Bake

Source: Half Baked Harvest


24. Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Source: Foolproof Living


25. Brown Sugar Mississippi Pot Roast

Source: Grandbaby Cakes


26. Cheesy Pumpkin Taquitos with Roasted Jalapeño Pepita Crema

Source: Snixy Kitchen


27. Spicy Macaroni and Cheese

Source: A Classic Twist


28. Shrimp Risotto

Source: Platings and Pairings


29. Apple Cider Glazed Chicken

Source: Jehan Can Cook


30. Creamy Tortellini Soup

Source: Pinch of Yum


31. Lasagna

Source: Baker By Nature


32. Carrot Steamed Buns

Source: Chantell and Brett Quernemoen | My Name is Yeh


33. Curry Lentil Soup

Source: What’s Gaby Cooking


34. Swedish Meatballs

Source: Oh So Delicioso


35. Nut-Free West African Peanut Stew

Source: Sweet Potato Soul


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