Keep the whole family warm this winter with these quick and easy recipes. We've got lots to choose from including filling porridge drizzled in honey, a family-sized cottage pie and a hearty bread pudding which is sure to please...
When the days get colder and the nights get darker, you really need a
comfort food fix. We’ve rounded up our favourite recipes to keep you
warm including ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and pudding.
the whole family warm this winter with these quick and easy recipes.
We’ve got lots to choose from including filling porridge drizzled in
honey, a family-sized cottage pie and a hearty bread pudding which is
sure to please.
Click through to see all the foods that are sure to keep you warm this winter…
Start the day with a warming hug from within by whipping up a steaming bowl of porridge. Not only does the slow release energy keep you going through the darker days, porridge also keeps you full until lunch.
Get the recipe: Classic homemade porridge
Ward off the cold-weather sniffles with a bowl of nourishing soup. Add a spicy chilli kick or some fiery ginger to make it extra warming.
See all our lovely homemade soup recipes
A thick, creamy risotto will give you a lovely warming feeling from within. Get extra warm and cosy as you stir your ingredients together over the hob.
Try our classic mushroom risotto recipe
Baking a potato until its all soft in the middle and crisp on the outside is an essential winter treat. A fiery filling, such as chilli, will make the classic lunch time treat extra warming.
Get the recipe: Tomato and chilli jacket potato
A big bowl of creamy mash just screams warming comfort food and you can team it with anything! Once you’ve got the classic recipe mastered you can add cheese, onions or any flavourings you like. It’s particularly good smothered with a rich, thick gravy.
Get our classic mash potato recipe
A curry, made from scratch, is a lovely warming dinner option. The Hairy Bikers show you how easy it is to make the flavours yourself – that way you can make it nice and fiery to keep the whole family warm.
A big bowl of chilli is a welcome addition to any winter dinner table. Serve atop jacket potatoes, with mash potato or with rice for a filling and warming family meal.
Try our classic chilli con carne recipe
If you’ve got a few hours until dinner, a casserole or stew is the way to go. The rich warming sauce will have lots of time to develop its flavour and will fill the house with a lovely rich smell.
Get the recipe: James Martin’s beef stew with dumplings
Wrap your family up on the sofa with a streaming mug of homemade hot chocolate. Richer and more flavoursome than shop-bought – it’s definitely worth the extra effort.
Get the recipe: Homemade hot chocolate
A thick batch of custard will give any meal a warming finish. Classic bread and butter pudding is rich, filling and delicious – keep some in the freezer for those cold winter nights.
Get the recipe: Bread and butter pudding
A thick mash topping with a crisp finish and a rich, creamy filling, fish pie will bring a burst of warmth to your meal times.
Pour lashings of gravy over a homemade toad in the hole to serve up an extra dose of warmth for dinner. Toad in the hole is actually easier than to make than you might think – all you need to do is cover some sausages with a little homemade batter.
Get the recipe: Toad in the hole
An absolute winter classic, a homemade cottage pie is a must for the colder months. A rich, meaty filling with a super soft mash potato topping, cottage pie will be a winner with the whole family.
Get the recipe: Cottage pie
Thick buttery pastry and a creamy filling, this pie will guarantee that lovely warming feeling. Serve with mashed potatoes and a light gravy.
Get the recipe: Chicken and mushroom pie
Is there any better treat in the depths of winter than a big bowl of sticky toffee pudding? These handy little puds take just over 10 mins to make too!
Get the recipe: Bramley apple sticky toffee puds
Moroccan dishes are full of warming spices that will bring a nice wintery touch to your meals. This simple courgette dish illustrates how a few choice flavours will bring plenty of flavour to ordinary ingredients.
Get the recipe: Spiced Moroccan courgette stew
You can’t beat a casserole in the winter months and this hearty and filling lamb casserole is the perfect treat for the whole family. It’s easy to make and saves on the washing up too!
Get the recipe: One pot lamb casserole with peas
Butternut squash is in season during the winter, and it’s natural
sweetness makes it perfect for cakes. Adding ginger to your bakes gives
them a lovely warming quality too.
Get the recipe: Spicy ring cake topped with caramel and ginger
Sometimes a warming dinner just isn’t enough – a classic British pud will certainly do the trick. Learn how to make your own traditional crumble with this simple recipe.
Get the recipe: Rhubarb crumble
Swap your usual sarnie for lunch for a warm melt-in-the-middle version instead! This hearty sandwich is made with gooey cheese and sweet chutney.
Get the recipe: Cheese and chutney sandwich
Curl up on the sofa with a hot toddy. This drinks contains warming whisky, cinnamon and a hint of lemon.
Get the recipe: Hot toddy