Warm Up with Easy Winter Weeknight Meals

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A few easy meals to keep you warm until spring arrives

Warm Up with Easy Winter Weeknight Meals

Warm Up with Easy Winter Weeknight Meals

If you’re at that point in the season where all of your dinners are boring repeats of meals you attempted earlier in the winter, we’re here to help with a few new ideas that will keep your insides warm and your culinary creativity in peak form.

Chicken Stuffed with Tapenade

Dried plums (a.k.a. prunes) give super-savory tapenade a slightly sweet spin. Stuffing chicken with tapenade helps keep it moist as it cooks. Click here for the recipe.

Chickpea and Kale Soup

Kale, carrots, and tomatoes add color and nutrients to this vegetable-heavy pork soup. Prep the slow cooker when you wake up and your soup will be ready to eat by the time you come home. Click here for the recipe.

Cream of Tomato Soup with Fontina, Mushroom, and Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Prosciutto and truffled cheese upgrade the classic combo of grilled cheese and tomato soup without turning dinner into a never-ending project. Click here for the recipe.

Dry-Rubbed Porterhouse Pork Chops with Steakhouse Butter

These steakhouse-style pork chops look like they take a lot of time and effort, but they’re a cinch to make and can even be paired with a simple baked potato. Add shallots and herbs to your butter for a flavorful finish to a restaurant-quality meal. Click here to see the recipe.

Fish and Chips with Tartar Sauce

Fish sticks get a healthy makeover with this gluten-free version of the childhood favorite. Baked celery root takes the place of greasy fries. Click here for the recipe.

Pork and Hash Brown Shepherd’s Pie

Frozen vegetables help this comforting shepherd’s pie that nearly cooks itself. Toss some pork and vegetables with a quick-cooking sauce and top it all with the hash browns before sticking in the oven. Click here to see the recipe.

Risotto with Dried Plums and Radicchio

Risotto is one of those dishes that looks impressive but doesn’t actually require a lot of skill. Serve this colorful version as a vegetarian main or slightly sweet side dish. Click here to see the recipe.

Roasted Breast of Chicken Stuffed with Fontina and Rosemary

Stuff a little bit of fontina cheese and rosemary under the chicken skin for a cheesy flavor boost. Sear the chicken before finishing it off in the oven; the skin will be crispy and the cheese melty. Click here to see the recipe.

Savory Vegetable Bread Pudding

This savory, rich bread pudding tastes a lot like classic French onion soup. Prep time is minimal and flavor is maximal. Click here to see the recipe.