45 winter comfort food recipes
Embrace the colder weather with our best ever winter recipes. Curl up with hearty stews, comforting puddings an warming drinks
Looking for winter recipes? Want to make the best comfort food? Try our hearty mains like beef stew, chilli or roast chicken. Tuck into a cosy winter dessert with our crumble recipes or self-saucing puddings. Pair your feast with one of our winter cocktail recipes.
Best winter recipes
Cook beef shin in red wine, stock and herbs until meltingly tender, then serve with creamy mash for a crowd-pleasing weekend meal.
Try our expert recipe for the most golden roast, crisp-skinned chicken – the perfect Sunday lunch.
Let slow-cooked pork shoulder shine in this cider-flavoured hotpot recipe, made hearty with root veg and double cream.
Give your slow cooker some love with this winter warmer, packed with hearty ingredients including sausages, bacon and borlotti beans.
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Curl up with this Canadian comfort food dish of chips topped with gravy and cheese – for an effortless version, use oven chips instead of making your own.
You can’t get a dish more comforting than a warming cassoulet, with this meat-free version made rich with mushrooms.
This golden-crusted, rich braised beef and mushroom pie makes for next level comfort food. Enjoy with your favourite greens and buttery mash and drown in gravy.
Embrace chilly evenings with this comforting old-school dessert, making great use of left-over stale bread.
Make this comforting dish from Bottle + Rye chef Ben Hughes-Gage, where tender chunks of lamb are layered up with potato and finished with a crisp, butter-brushed top.
Craft the ultimate winter pie featuring succulent venison in a port gravy, all snugly encased in buttery, flaky pastry. Prepare in under an hour for a warming meal.
British comfort food at its finest: we’ve combined apples with rhubarb to take the classic crumble one step further.
Juicy, tender and infused with subtle flavour, this comforting dish sees chicken cooked with ginger, turmeric, cumin and saffron in a bath of stock and olive brine.
Use classic French seasoning to flavour Provençal-style poussins, cooked here in fragrant spiced butter, orange juice and vermouth.
Slow-cooked pork belly is the height of comfort, and here we’ve paired it with silky cannellini beans and a herby pistou sauce.
Serve this comforting parsnip and paprika soup with sobrassada, a spreadable chorizo-like sausage from Spain.
A slice of this spiced pumpkin pie on a cold and rainy evening makes a fitting autumnal treat.
Make this Austrian apple strudel on a rainy winter afternoon for a comforting classic.
Use leftover red wine to create a drink that marries two of the best winter warmers – mulled wine and hot chocolate. Quick, easy and guaranteed to keep you toasty.
Wind down after a long day with a hot buttered rum, made with golden rum, soft light brown sugar, unsalted butter and festive spices.
Comfort in a mug: this velvety white hot chocolate comes garnished with white chocolate fingers, mini marshmallows and whipped cream.
Take some time out to make this warming eggnog latte, made with eggnog or Advocaat, milk, espresso and a pinch of nutmeg for dusting.
Silky, sweet and topped with whipped plant-based cream, you really have to try this dairy-free hot chocolate this winter.
Get more of the spice into your diet this winter by whipping up this golden latte at home – it works well as part of a breakfast spread.
Check out this really easy old-school apple crumble. You can’t go wrong with this foolproof recipe, sure to be a family favourite.
A bit of everything goes into this chilli – dark chocolate, lager and Worcestershire sauce, along with plenty of herbs and spices. Throw all the ingredients into a slow-cooker and let the mince soak up the flavours.
Looking for individual festive desserts that are easy to make? Try our mini winter puddings with mulled wine – perfect for feeding hungry mouths over Christmas.
This hearty, traditional stew is just the ticket as the winter months roll in. Put the lamb and veggies in a slow cooker and leave for four hours.
A golden-crusted puff pastry pie, stuffed with braising steak, blue cheese, brown ale and thyme. Perfect for a comforting meal on chilly winter nights.
We've added rum to this winter classic to compensate for the evaporation of alcohol during cooking, but it’s not essential. Cheers!
This comforting, velvety soup is full of flavour and simple to make. You'll need a wedge of stilton, a bunch of celery and a healthy glug of cream for this bowlful of deliciousness.
The apple sauce makes this cake deliciously squidgy. Serve warm as a pudding with cream or ice cream, or at room temperature with a hot drink.
This recipe is inspired by an Italian dish that would usually use rolled loin. Pork cooked in milk is tender and succulent – this recipe is more about the meat than the crackling. For optimum crackling, cook for longer at the higher temperature before reducing.
Put a cheesy twist on this classic crowd-pleaser with these individual pies topped with creamy cheddar mash.
Serve delicate slices of seared venison with a bubble-and-squeak-style hash made from Brussels sprouts, floury potatoes, walnuts and fruit for a satisfying supper for two.
What could be better than scoffing a Terry's Chocolate Orange? Adding it to a brownie batter, of course! Try our deliciously decadent recipe, or check out our classic chocolate brownie recipe.
This fragrant tagine is flavoured with warming spices like cinnamon, cumin and turmeric to make a hearty, filling dinner that's full of the good stuff.
This simple slow cooker beef brisket recipe makes a perfect Sunday roast on a winter evening.
Simmer rice and garnish with your favourite toppings to make this Chinese congee, generally regarded as the ultimate comfort food.
Forget cider and wine – mulled beer is the thing to be drinking this festive season. Our recipe has wintry flavours of cinnamon, cloves, star anise and clementine.
This hearty stew is full of iron, protein and natural antioxidants. Pop beef shin, red wine and veggies into a slow cooker and leave for four hours.
Fill giant pasta shells with creamy ricotta and spinach for a simple vegetarian bake, on the table in under an hour.
This bake is a savoury spin on the classic Middle Eastern dessert. It makes a fantastic vegetarian substitute for meat at a roast dinner.
Put a rosy glow in your cheeks with this classic winter cocktail, made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, sherry, rum and plenty of fresh nutmeg.
Swap lemon for grapefruit to put a seasonal spin on drizzle cake – perfect when served with a hot cuppa.
Take your blondies up a notch and top with a white chocolate Baileys ganache to give them a boozy, festive twist.
A fun winter coffee that's full of warming spices, follow expert barista Celeste Wong's step-by-step guide to making the perfect gingerbread latte, including how to make your own gingerbread syrup.