Winter Comfort Food Recipes
The cold and blistering winter season can make it challenging to venture outside the comforts of home. Whether ducking out to grab lunch or meeting up for a dinner date, dining out can feel like much more of a chore with snow and slush stacked against you. Instead of trying to make a run for it, try out these comfort food ideas at home.
Winter-seasonal vegetables offer a unique freshness to any dish. Plus, opting to stock up on items that thrive in winter months can also help to avoid expensive imports of unseasonable items. Try incorporating any of these winter vegetables in your salads and recipes, or roast them up with your favorite seasoning for a healthy and easy side serving.
- Celery root
For fruit – clementines, mandarins, pears, persimmons and pomelos are great options to enjoy during winter months.
Soup & Side
French Onion Soup: A true classic, French onion soup is as warming as it is rich in flavor. It can take a bit of prep and patience, but this recipe is totally worth the wait.
Roasted Mushrooms with Red Wine Butter: A simple and quick recipe that opts to cook up hearty mushrooms in the oven instead of in a skillet. A dash of salt and a pinch of herbs and you’re on your way!
Mac & Cheese: Nothing is more comforting than a serving of hearty mac & cheese. To add a little excitement, consider the gourmet flare of this recipe with Andouille sausage and chiles.
Shepherd’s Pie: Substantial in density, a truly “meat and potatoes” Shepherd’s pie can fill your belly and warm your heart. While often filled with lamb, Girl Gone Gourmet offers up a recipe using ground beef and simple seasonings.
Truffle Fettucine with Mushrooms: Anything truffle provides a comforting richness that counteracts a dreary winter day. A little dash of truffle oil in your pasta or a spread of truffle butter to accompany your side bread is sure to delight your taste buds.
Looking for inspiration to enhance your winter dining? Check out our online store for anything from caviar to foie gras and get inspired!