Save on Pinterest

62 Quick Recipes to Cozy Up to This Winter

Chase away chills on a bleak winter day with cozy comfort food favorites. Each recipe is ready in 30 minutes or less.

1 / 62
Beef 'n' Biscuit BakeTaste of Home

Beef 'n' Biscuit Bake

This recipe is quick, easy and satisfying. With its beef and corn combo, it's cozy cuisine at its best! —Erin Schneider, St. Peters, Missouri

2 / 62
Ham Cheddar ChowderTaste of Home

Ham Cheddar Chowder

Living in Wisconsin, I like to make dishes featuring cheese, and this chowder is one of my favorites. It makes a great meal served with salad greens and rye rolls. —Ruth Protz, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

3 / 62
Weekday Beef StewTaste of Home

Weekday Beef Stew

Beef stew capped with flaky puff pastry adds a little surprise and joy to the weeknight menu. Make a salad and call your lucky companions to the table. —Daniel Anderson, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

4 / 62
Quick Buttermilk CornbreadTaste of Home

Quick Buttermilk Cornbread

The tattered recipe card for this corn bread proves it's been a family favorite for years. It's my daughter's top request. —Judy Sellgren, Grand Rapids, Michigan

5 / 62
Frito PieTaste of Home

Frito Pie

Frito pie is legendary in the Southwest for being spicy, salty and cheesy fabulous. Here’s my easy take on this crunchy classic. —Jan Moon, Alamogordo, New Mexico

6 / 62
Grilled Cranberry Pear CrumbleTaste of Home

Grilled Cranberry Pear Crumble

My husband loves it when I make dessert. Fruit crisps are easy and quick to prepare, so I make them often! I created this fall-flavored grilled version with fresh pears and items I had on hand. We loved it. —Ronna Farley, Rockville, Maryland

7 / 62
Cheesy Beef Taco DipTaste of Home

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

Try this recipe for a warm, hearty snack with a bit of a kick. It's a hit with my family, and guests rave about it, too. Ideal for parties, it makes a big potful. The only "utensil" you'll need to serve it with is a brimming bowl of tortilla chips. —Carol Smith, Sanford, North Carolina

8 / 62
Spiced CiderTaste of Home

Spiced Cider

I first concocted this beverage years ago for my son on a chilly New England day. He’s grown now, but he still enjoys this tangy cider whenever he comes for a visit. —Debbie Terenzini, Lusby, Maryland

9 / 62
White Cheddar Mac & CheeseTaste of Home

White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

My mac and cheese is simple and has lots of flavor from the cheeses and ground chipotle chile. I use conchiglie pasta because its shape allows more melted cheese to pool inside. Yum! —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

10 / 62
Quick Pork ChiliTaste of Home

Quick Pork Chili

A dear neighbor gave me a pot of this delicious chili, and I asked for the recipe. The pork sausage is a nice change from the ground beef many chili recipes call for. —Janice Westmoreland, Brooksville, Florida

11 / 62
Baked Ham and Colby SandwichesTaste of Home

Baked Ham and Colby Sandwiches

This yummy ham sliders recipe is a winner with friends and family. Not only are the warm sandwiches a snap to prepare, but they smell so good when baking that no can resist them. They are a staple at our get-togethers. —Sherry Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas

12 / 62
Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Farmer's BreakfastTaste of Home

Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Farmer's Breakfast

This hearty combination of sausage, hash browns and eggs will warm you up on a cold winter morning. —Bonnie Roberts, Newaygo, Michigan

13 / 62
Swiss Cheese BreadTaste of Home

Swiss Cheese Bread

This bread will receive rave reviews, whether you serve it as an appetizer or with a meal. For real convenience, you can make it ahead of time and freeze it! —Karla Boice, Mahtomedi, Minnesota

14 / 62
Braised Pork StewTaste of Home

Braised Pork Stew

Pork tenderloin becomes amazingly tender in this braised stew. It's a fantastic meal for a cold winter night. —Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan

15 / 62
Tuna Ciabatta MeltsTaste of Home

Tuna Ciabatta Melts

Use any good crusty bread when compiling this tuna spread sandwich. Top with slices of crunchy cucumber or luscious tomato for extra freshness. —Barb Templin, Norwood, Minnesota

16 / 62
Quick Cream of Mushroom SoupTaste of Home

Quick Cream of Mushroom Soup

My daughter-in-law, a gourmet cook, served this cream of mushroom soup recipe as the first course for a holiday dinner. She received the recipe from her mom and graciously shared it with me. Now I'm happy to share it with my own friends and family. —Anne Kulick, Phillipsburg, New Jersey

17 / 62
Meatball Submarine CasseroleTaste of Home

Meatball Submarine Casserole

We were hosting a bunch of friends, and after a comedy of errors, I had to come up with a new plan for dinner. Turns out that much-loved meatball subs are even better as a hearty casserole—so delicious! —Rick Friedman, Palm Springs, California

18 / 62
Buffalo Chicken DipTaste of Home

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is the best buffalo chicken dip recipe! Whenever I bring buffalo dip to a tailgate or potluck, everyone asks for the recipe. —Peggy Foster, Florence, Kentucky

19 / 62
Bananas Foster OatmealTaste of Home

Bananas Foster Oatmeal

This oatmeal tastes like bananas Foster, my favorite dessert. If you can’t find rum extract, double the vanilla. —Carol Touchton, Seffner, Florida

20 / 62
Rich Hazelnut CoffeeTaste of Home

Rich Hazelnut Coffee

I love to try new recipes and entertain friends and relatives. This drink couldn’t be more perfect for doing just that. Coffee lovers: your favorite drink just got better! —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

21 / 62
Grandma's BiscuitsTaste of Home

Grandma's Biscuits

Homemade biscuits add a warm and comforting touch to any meal. My grandmother makes these tender biscuits to go with her seafood chowder. —Melissa Obernesser, Utica, New York

22 / 62
Taco Noodle DishTaste of Home

Taco Noodle Dish

I got creative while we were housebound during a snowstorm one winter...and used ingredients I had on hand to come up with this hearty casserole. Later, I modified it so it has less fat and fewer calories. —Judy Munger, Warren, Minnesota

23 / 62
Easy Homemade Chunky ApplesauceTaste of Home

Easy Homemade Chunky Applesauce

Here's a comforting, home-style treat that never loses its appeal. Dish up big bowlfuls and wait for the smiles! —Marilee Cardinal, Burlington, New Jersey

24 / 62
Zesty Hamburger Vegetable SoupTaste of Home

Zesty Hamburger Vegetable Soup

You won’t face early afternoon hunger when you pack this soup for lunch. Freeze leftovers in small batches so you can enjoy them anytime. —Kelly Milan, Lake Jackson, Texas

25 / 62
Ham & Veggie CasseroleTaste of Home

Ham & Veggie Casserole

I’ve paired ham with broccoli and cauliflower for years. To complete this casserole dinner, I pass around the dinner rolls. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

26 / 62
Super-Stuffed Mexican PotatoesTaste of Home

Super-Stuffed Mexican Potatoes

These taters are packed! Your whole family will enjoy these hearty stuffed Mexican potatoes. —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin

27 / 62
Chicken Cheese StrataTaste of Home

Chicken Cheese Strata

The spices in this simple strata with chicken, broccoli and cheese offer an extra special taste. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

28 / 62
Caramel Apple FondueTaste of Home

Caramel Apple Fondue

I serve this warm caramel dip with sliced apples while we're watching football games on Sunday afternoons. It really warms us up. —Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota

29 / 62
Pepperoni Pizza BakeTaste of Home

Pepperoni Pizza Bake

I rely on this one-dish wonder on nights my husband works late or our children have after-school activities. It's a life saver! —Catherine Yeats, Lewiston, Idaho

30 / 62
Waffle Monte CristosTaste of Home

Waffle Monte Cristos

Waffles packed with turkey, ham, bacon and apricot preserves have so much sweet, smoky love going on. I use frozen waffles to save time, but have at it if you want to put your waffle iron to good use. —Kelly Reynolds, Urbana, Illinois

31 / 62
Easy White Chicken ChiliTaste of Home

Easy White Chicken Chili

Chili is one of our best cold-weather strategies. We use chicken and white beans for a twist on the regular bowl of red. It’s soothing comfort food. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia

32 / 62
Skillet Ham & RiceTaste of Home

Skillet Ham & Rice

Ham, rice and mushrooms make a tasty combination in this homey stovetop dish. It goes from start to finish in just 25 minutes. —Susan Zivec, Regina, Saskatchewan

33 / 62
Sourdough Turkey MeltsTaste of Home

Sourdough Turkey Melts

When days feel rushed, these sandwiches with turkey and green chiles are one of my favorite standbys. They stack up in about 10 minutes, honestly. —Leah Carter, San Pedro, California

34 / 62
Tortellini CarbonaraTaste of Home

Tortellini Carbonara

I've made this bacon, cream and Parmesan cheese pasta sauce for so many years and have always called it a carbonara. Low-and-behold, I recently found out it's actually more like an Alfredo sauce. In either case, it's absolutely heavenly and a great option for company! —Cathy Croyle, Davidsville, Pennsylvania

35 / 62
Tangy Glazed MeatballsTaste of Home

Tangy Glazed Meatballs

The slightly sweet sauce on these meatballs has such a great zing to it. Use a little more or less hot sauce depending on what you're in the mood for. —John Slivon, Milton, Florida

36 / 62
Banana Oat PancakesTaste of Home

Banana Oat Pancakes

I concocted these fluffy banana oatmeal pancakes using a muffin recipe. We love them topped with strawberry jam for breakfast, supper or even just snacking. They're delicious drizzled with maple syrup, too. —Janie Obermier, St. Joseph, Missouri

37 / 62
Cheeseburger Macaroni SkilletTaste of Home

Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet

This is the ultimate simple and fulfilling dinner that uses items I typically have in my cupboard. It's so easy to prepare and cooking all in one skillet makes it a snap for clean up. —Juli Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia

38 / 62
Cinnamon Mocha CoffeeTaste of Home

Cinnamon Mocha Coffee

Most store-bought flavored coffees are expensive. Here's a special early-morning beverage you can make at home. The aroma of cinnamon and cocoa makes this mocha coffee hard to resist. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

39 / 62
Super Grilled Cheese SandwichesTaste of Home

Super Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Heat up your indoor grill to make these ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich recipes. They're delicious served with soup! —Debbie Murray, Fort Worth, Texas

40 / 62
Quick Cherry TurnoversTaste of Home

Quick Cherry Turnovers

Refrigerated crescent rolls let you make these fruit-filled pastries in a hurry. My family loves these turnovers for breakfast, but they’re so delicious, they’d be welcome any time of the day. Feel free to experiment with other pie fillings as well. —Elleen Oberrueter, Danbury, Iowa

41 / 62
Yankee Red Flannel HashTaste of Home

Yankee Red Flannel Hash

Hash is a classic diner dish. With potatoes and pastrami, this one's easy to make at home. The beets give it fabulous color and flavor. —Nancy Mock, Colchester, Vermont

42 / 62
Cheese & Pesto BiscuitsTaste of Home

Cheese & Pesto Biscuits

Biscuits always liven up a meal, especially when they’re golden brown and filled with pesto, garlic and cheese for extra zip. —Liz Bellville, Jacksonville, North Carolina

43 / 62
Hot Cheese DipTaste of Home

Hot Cheese Dip

This recipe started at school—I'm a teacher, and when a colleague brought Hot Cheese Dip to our regular staff potluck, I immediately gave it an A-plus. —Ardyce Piehl, Poynette, Wisconsin

44 / 62
BLT Egg BakeTaste of Home

BLT Egg Bake

BLTs are a favorite at my house, so I created this recipe to combine those flavors into a warm, cozy casserole. It was such a hit, I served it to my church ladies group at a brunch I hosted. —Priscilla Detrick, Catoosa, Oklahoma

45 / 62
Jazzed-Up Clam ChowderTaste of Home

Jazzed-Up Clam Chowder

No one ever guesses that my dressed-up chowder comes from canned ingredients. —Josephine Piro, Easton, Pennsylvania

46 / 62
Bacon Cheddar Potato SkinsTaste of Home

Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins

Wondering how to make potato skins taste great? I top my restaurant-worthy loaded potato skins with cheese, bacon and a dollop of sour cream. Have them at lunch, snack time or cocktail hour. —Trish Perrin, Keizer, Oregon

47 / 62
Cranberry Eggnog MuffinsTaste of Home

Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

No one in my house wants to finish the leftover eggnog or cranberry sauce, so I use those ingredients to make warm muffins that vanish. —Nancy Mock, Colchester, Vermont

48 / 62
stovetop macaroni and cheeseTaste of Home

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

When I was a girl, Mama used Texas longhorn cheese in this recipe. After it melted all over the macaroni, I loved to dig in and see how many strings of cheese would follow my spoonful. —Imogene Hutton, Brownwood, Texas

49 / 62
Smothered BurritosTaste of Home

Smothered Burritos

My brother-in-law teased that I only knew five ground beef recipes. I proved him wrong with my inventive spicy burritos. —Kim Kenyon, Greenwood, Missouri

50 / 62
Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent RingTaste of Home

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Ring

A classic cordon bleu has chicken, cheese and ham. To change it up, roll everything inside crescent dough for a hand-held meal. —Stella Culotta, Pasadena, Maryland

51 / 62
S'mores Stuffed French ToastTaste of Home

S'mores Stuffed French Toast

I had a craving for something sweet one morning, but all I had around the house were a few ingredients. I had to get creative, and this was the delicious outcome. Now I make it all the time.—Diana Palmer, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

52 / 62
Quick Eggs BenedictTaste of Home

Quick Eggs Benedict

The hearty serving size and scrumptious flavor of eggs Benedict will have your lucky dining companion running to the table. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

53 / 62
Broccoli & Chive Stuffed Mini PeppersTaste of Home

Broccoli & Chive Stuffed Mini Peppers

There's plenty of both crunch and cream in these party appetizers. Fresh chives help them really stand out. —Jean McKenzie, Vancouver, Washington

54 / 62
Bacon-Wrapped BreadsticksTaste of Home

Bacon-Wrapped Breadsticks

I first tried these breadsticks at a restaurant and the owner was kind enough to share the recipe. When I made them for my family, not a crumb was left and everyone was asking for more! —Wendy Domres, West Bend, Wisconsin

55 / 62
Peanut Butter OatmealTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

My son and I eat this peanut butter oatmeal recipe every day for breakfast. It's a hearty, healthy way to jump start our morning. — Elisabeth Reitenbach, Terryville, Connecticut

56 / 62
Coffee MilkTaste of Home

Coffee Milk

It's the official state drink of Rhode Island, and once you taste it, you'll understand why it has so many fans! —Karen Barros, Bristol, Rhode Island

57 / 62
Hearty Red Beans & RiceTaste of Home

Hearty Red Beans & Rice

My husband loves this quick and filling entree. The entire family gobbles this right up! —Sherri Miller, Greencastle, Indiana

58 / 62
Apples 'n' Cream PancakeTaste of Home

Apples 'n' Cream Pancake

This cozy recipe is delicious for breakfast or brunch. I usually make a double batch—because everyone wants more! With our own orchard, we have plenty of Delicious and Winesap apples...they make this a true Midwestern meal. —Ruth Schafer, Defiance, Ohio

59 / 62
Chili HashTaste of Home

Chili Hash

A little micro time, a dash in the pan and you'll have a satisfying meal for those "where-did-the-time-go?" kind of nights. Now you can put up your feet and relax! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

60 / 62
Buttermilk Blueberry MuffinsTaste of Home

Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

These pretty golden muffins are moist, flavorful and even good for you! They're great paired with a hot cup of coffee or tea on a cold winter day. —Jean Howard, Hopkinton, Massachusetts

61 / 62
Black Beans with Bell Peppers & RiceTaste of Home

Black Beans with Bell Peppers & Rice

My meat and potatoes husband goes for this cheesy, hearty black beans and rice recipe, and the kids gobble it up. For extra kick, add a splash of hot sauce. —Stephanie Lambert, Moseley, Virgina

62 / 62
Turkey BundlesTaste of Home

Turkey Bundles

This recipe is definitely a must-try, and all you do is bundle up creamy turkey filling in crescent dough. I usually double the recipe so I have extra for lunch the next day. —Lydia Garrod, Tacoma, Washington

Popular Videos