Now that the weather’s getting cooler and we’re headed into the holiday season, it’s time to dig out those favorite winter recipes!

When I think of winter food, I think comfort food and really delicious comfort food recipes that make you feel warm and toasty both inside and out.  That is one of the magical things about food is that it can make us FEEL warmer, more secure and happier!

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Here are some of our favorite comfort food recipes that just make the weather better…{giggle}

Winter Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

While my mind might go straight to a cup of hot chocolate, a bowl of soup or a favorite brownie when thinking about my favorite comfort food, here are some fun winter recipes to try for every meal of the day…and snacking!

These winter comfort food recipes are perfect for the winter months. They’re a great way to have hearty soups and other winter dinner recipes to warm up with on cold winter night or a chilly night.

Whether you’re having breakfast, lunch, dinner or sweets these hearty comfort foods are so yummy, perfect for cold winter days and are full of warm spices and great flavor.

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Best Toasty Breakfast Recipes

1. Everyday Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

One of our all-time favorites in this house are these Everyday Cinnamon Rolls by Our Best Bites. Fluffy, gooey, YUMMY.

2. Overnight Baked French Toast 

Prep Overnight Baked French Toast (Our Best Bites) for an easy breakfast in the morning. 

3. Make Ahead Christmas Sausage Recipe

Try Make-Ahead Christmas Sausage (Meaningful Mama) the night before for a roll-out-of-bed easy breakfast.

4. Basic Baked Scones Recipe

I’ve always wanted to learn how to make scones, and this post on Basic Baked Scones by Our Best Bites is the perfect tutorial!

5. Caramel Apple Bread Pudding Recipe

Mmm. So many good things in one dish… Caramel Apple Bread Pudding via Our Best Bites

6. Cheesy Vegetable Omelette Recipe

Sometimes you need something hearty on a cold morning. This cheesy vegetable omelette is filled with spinach, cheese, potatoes, and onion. Yum!

7. Christmas Tree Pancakes Recipe

What better way to wow your little ones on a winter morning than with Christmas Tree Pancakes (Meaningful Mama)!

Top Slow-Cooking Comfort Food Recipes

8. Crockpot Soup Recipes

Hot soup in the crockpot? Yes please! These Crockpot Soup Recipes will keep you warm and toasty all day long. This is so yummy and like a warm hug on a cold night.

9. Slow Cook Recipes

The motherload of all crockpot recipe collections… Slow-Cooker Recipes.

10. Fall Slow Cooker Recipes

Enjoy hearty delicious Fall Slow-Cooker Recipes that will leave you full and happy. This is an easy diner, and so good with basic ingredients.

11. Simple Slow Cooker Recipes 

No one has time for anything difficult! These Simple Slow-Cooker Recipes will make meals stress free.

12. Delicious Crockpot Chicken Recipes

For some delicious chicken variations, try  Slow-Cooker Chicken With Salsa  (Your Modern Family).

13. Easy Whole Chicken In The Crock Pot Recipe

Love chicken? Don’t have a roasting pan? Then try this Easy Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot!

14. Chicken Stock In The Crock Pot Recipe

 Making your chicken stock is a game changer for stews and soup and this Chicken Stock in the Crock Pot will not disappoint. (The Realistic Mama).

15. Best Pork Tacos Recipe

You can make the best pork Tacos using your crockpot! They really are delicious!

16. Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Recipe

I know, it sounds, different, but this slow cooker Dr. Pepper pulled pork is sooooo good.

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I am feeling warm & toasty already!

Super Easy Pasta as Comfort Food

17. Easy One Pot Pasta Recipes

These One-Pot Pasta Recipes are so good!

18. Easy Lasagna Recipe

As well as this Easy Lasagna, which is always a hit.

19. Linguine With White Bean and Olive Sauce Recipe

If you want to kick it up a notch but keep it easy, try  Linguine with White Bean and Olive Sauce.

20. Spicy Pasta with Chicken, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Recipe

You will love this Spicy Pasta with Chicken, Spinach, and Goat Cheese recipe!

21. Stovetop Ravioli with Peas and Pancetta Recipe

Stovetop Ravioli with Peas and Pancetta  (Foodlets) is a tantalizing alternative to traditional winter meals.

Comfort Food Recipes that Deliver Comfort

22. Best Easy Chili Recipe

This Easy Crockpot Chili Recipe takes only minutes to prep and will thrill the taste buds of young and old.

23. Black Bean and Sweet Potato Turkey Chili Recipe

If you’re looking for a non-typical chili (though every bit as delicious), try Black Bean and Sweet Potato Turkey Chili (Our Best Bites).

24. Easy Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Heat up your kitchen with  Moroccan Chicken (Beauty Through Imperfection).

25. Roasted Lemon Chicken With Vegetables Recipe

Or let it simmer with Roasted Lemon Chicken with Vegetables (Foodlets).

26. Chicken Chipotle Chowder Recipe

Curl up with a bowl of Chicken Chipotle Chowder and send the cold packing. (Our Best Bites)

27. DIY Oven Potatoes Recipe

These DIY Oven Potatoes can make a yummy supper topped with butter, sour cream, BBQ, cheese, and green onions.

28. Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Sweet Potato Fries (The Realistic Mama) are great for munching any time of the day or night. Such a great way to use sweet potatoes.

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Part of comfort food for me is finding an easy recipe that doesn’t take all day to prepare.

Easy Comfort Food Breads

29. Easy White Sandwich Bread Recipe

Tired of store-bought, or just really want your house to smell like ahhhmazing bread (without endless hours in the kitchen)? Try this brilliant step-by-step  Easy bread to make with kids.

30. Multigrain Bread Recipe

Or mouth-watering  Multigrain Bread via Our Best Bites.

31. Lazy Bread Recipe

If hot loaves are your kryptonite, you will die for Lazy Woman Bread. It’s easy, gorgeous, and sooo incredibly delicious.

32. Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

You’ve just got to try this  Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread.

33. Super Simple and Yummy Sourdough Biscuit Recipe

Simple, yummy, soft, and buttery with a delicious tang…. these sourdough biscuits are so good and ready within 30 minutes. Perfect if you need biscuits in a pinch.

34. Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe

These Homemade Soft Pretzels are sooo good! Just need some honey mustard or beer cheese to dip them in.

35. World’s Best Dinner Roll Recipe

Try these World’s Best Dinner Rolls by Our Best Bites. They’re the perfect bread-based sides for any meal.

Our Favorite Winter Sweets & Treats

36. Apple Crips Recipe

You haven’t tried Apple Crisp until you’ve tried THIS Apple Crisp from Beauty Through Imperfection.

37. Not Too Sweet Oatmeal Cookies

Try a batch of our world famous breakfast cookies recipe. You don’t have to eat them at breakfast. In fact, they are an excellent snack…even late at night!

38. Eggnog Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Can’t get enough of eggnog during the holiday season? You have to make these Eggnog Sandwich Cookies via Meaningful Mama.

39. Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix Recipe

BRING ON THE CANDY CANES! Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix is sure to please.

40. Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies Recipe

Take those leftover peppermints and make Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies (Our Best Bites).

41. Easy Homemade Peppermint Bark Recipe

Easy Homemade Peppermint Bark is sweet, minty, and amazing.

42. Delicious and Easy Cookie Board Recipe

Sometimes all you need is a lot of cookies in your life. This cookie board is great for the whole family. Whether you’re watching movies, playing games, having a cookie board is a great sweet treat to munch on! (Homemaking for God)

43. Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream (Meaningful Mama) will quench all your candy cane cravings.

44. Creamy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

If you just prefer plain ol’ chocolatey goodness, these recipes for Creamy Chocolate Fudge (Our Best Bites).

45. Champurrado: Thick Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

And Champurrado: Thick Mexican Hot Chocolate (Amanda’s Cookin’) will give you just the fix you’re looking for.

46. The Best Oat Milk Hot Chocolate Recipe

Not everyone can enjoy dairy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have the richest, sweetest oat milk hot chocolate! (Homemaking For God)

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See, don’t you just feel warmer looking at this

Our Favorite Soups For The Winter

47. Easy Potato Soup Recipe

Soup, cheese, and cream, yum! This Potato soup recipe is a hit in my house!

48. Chicken Garden Minestrone Recipe

Need something yummy, hearty, hot, and full of savory chicken and a ton of veggies and noodles? This chicken garden minestrone is for you then. Leave the white beans out and you have a nice chicken noodle soup! Such a comforting meal.(Homemaking For God)

49. Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut squash is a great fall ingredient and makes a great butternut squash soup. It’s so good as is, but I can’t help but want to add some ground beef or Italian sausage to the creamy sauce. Perfect winter dinner ideas.

I hope that all this talk of comfort food and staying warm will lead you to a toasty day!  Find something easy to make and your entire family will appreciate it.

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Stay warm!

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