18 Comfort Food Recipes to Get You Through Winter

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When you’ve got tiny humans to keep happy and fed through the winter, it doesn’t get much better than comfort food—hearty soups, stews and pasta dishes, yum! Fight off cabin fever by making one of these satisfying dishes that’ll warm you up from the inside out. Bonus points for most of these being big portions; you’ll have plenty of leftovers too. 

The Cake Chica

Cream of Tomato Soup

This soup from The Cake Chica is just what your grilled cheese needs! It uses the freshest ingredients and takes two—count ‘em, two steps. And if you have a blender or food processor, it’s that much easier! Get the recipe here.

Veggies Don’t Bite

Creamy Winter Squash Soup

Make use of in-season squash to whip up this tasty soup from Veggies Don’t Bite. As an added bonus, it’s super healthy—the thickness comes from pureed walnuts and cashews rather than heavy cream. Click here to grab the recipe.

The Magical Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

If you’re having Thanksgiving cravings, you’ve got to make this delicious chicken and gravy by Sarah Olson. Since it’s made in the slow cooker, it tastes like your favorite Turkey Day food without hours of work. Grab the recipe by clicking here.

Slim Shoppin’


This delicious goulash from Slim Shoppin’ can be thrown together in less than half an hour using ingredients you probably already have in the pantry. Little ones will love the hearty pasta mix. To get the recipe, click here.

Gourmet Dough

Revamped Spaghetti Carbonara

Gourmet Dough’s twist on spaghetti carbonara updates the classic dish with pancetta, cream and a splash of white wine (the alcohol burns off, of course!). Comfort food never tasted so good. To find out how it’s made, click here.

The Midnight Baker

Asian Chicken Thighs

We love warming up with a big plate of Asian food, and these chicken thighs from The Midnight Baker totally fit the bill. Pair the soy sauce-coated chicken with a side of veggie fried rice, and you’ve got a meal that’ll please your whole crew. Snag the recipe by clicking here.

Garnish with Lemon

Slow Cooker Meatball Subs

This super easy take on meatball subs from Garnish with Lemon is perfect for a busy day. Just pop everything in the crockpot in the morning, then build the cheesy subs when it’s time for dinner. To see the recipe, click here.

Kerry Altiero’s Adventures in Comfort Food

Roast Chops with Apples, Spuds and Cider

Pork chops are super yummy when paired with apples, and the whole fam is sure to love this recipe from Kerry Altiero. With the addition of potatoes and kale, you’re set with a one-dish meal that couldn’t be more delicious. To grab the recipe, click here.

Veggies Don’t Bite

Roasted Poblano and Corn Soup

Warm up with a comforting bowl of poblano and corn soup from Veggies Don’t Bite. A great choice for Meatless Monday, it’s delicious topped with a drizzle of garlicky lemon crema. Get the recipe by clicking here.

Aberdeen’s Kitchen

One-Pot Skillet Ravioli & Spinach Lasagna

Lasagna that’s ready in 20 minutes? Sign us up! This recipe from Aberdeen’s Kitchen uses store-bought ravioli instead of the traditional lasagna noodles. Get all the details by clicking here.

Frou Frou & Frills

Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo

This fettuccine alfredo from Frou Frou & Frills is sure to be an instant kid favorite. Sneak in some mushrooms and spinach to up the healthy factor. Get the recipe by clicking here.

Food Network

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Saucy pulled pork is one of our go-to comfort foods, and this recipe from Food Network is the ultimate BBQ dish. Your whole crew will love the perfectly tender, tangy pork. Click here to get the recipe.

Cooking with Karyn

Crock Pot Mushroom Chicken

This five-ingredient chicken dish from Easy Crock Pot Recipes will make dinnertime a breeze. It’s great served over pasta and rice, and little ones will love the creamy taste. Get the recipe by clicking here.

Chef Mommy

Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce

For a super comforting dish, you’ve got to try this pork recipe from Chef Mommy. The pan sauce keeps the meat super moist, and paired with potatoes and veggies, you’ve got a healthy meal for the whole family. Click here to see the recipe.


Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken

Cook up some tropical flavors to get you through the holidays with this sweet and sour chicken dish. Soy, honey and ginger are just some of the ingredients that go into creating a meal that keeps its flavor and works great for lunch and dinner. Head to Weelicious for the recipe.

Mindy’s Cooking Obsession

Classic Chicken Stew

There’s something about the word “stew” that invokes chilly autumn nights and full tummies. This classic chicken stew recipe will is definitely on the top of the comfort foods list. Get the full recipe here

The Seasoned Mom

Crock Pot Seasoned Chicken with Peppers & Onions

This slow cooker recipe from The Seasoned Mom is sure to find a place in your meal rotation. There are lots of ways to remix it—serve it with pasta or rice, or make it into a cheesy sandwich. Plus, if you’re an Instant Pot fan, it can be put to use with this recipe

One Lovely Life

Butter Chicken

Your littles will love this dairy-free butter chicken from One Lovely Life. The creamy, flavorful sauce, paired with rice or quinoa, is sure to have the whole fam asking for seconds. To snag the recipe, click here.


—Taylor Clifton & Susie Foresman

Featured image: Louis Mornaud via Unsplash


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