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23 Cozy Winter Recipes For When You Just Need Something Comforting

The weather outside is frightful, but the winter comfort food is delightful.

When you've just about had it with winter and you're contemplating a move to Miami, don't pack up your things just yet. Make one of these cozy, comforting recipes, guaranteed to cure the winter blues (at least for dinner time)

1. Chicken and Broccoli Soup

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Bread bowls are optional, but this heartwarming soup is totally mandatory for cold winter nights. Get the recipe for creamy chicken and broccoli soup here.

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2. Chicken Cacciatore

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Say goodbye to boring chicken. This recipe takes a little bit of time, but it's all pretty straightforward, and the result is a restaurant-quality dish you'll want to make for your next dinner party. Get the recipe for chicken cacciatore here.

3. Easy Skillet Lasagna

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This entire lasagna — even the noodles — cooks from start to finish in a single skillet...so you can forget about doing multiple dishes and focus on feasting. Get the recipe for simple skillet lasagna here.

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4. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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This Eastern European recipe is the perfect remedy for snowy nights. The cabbage is filled with a mixture of rice, ground beef, and spices, then it's simmered in a homemade ever-so-slightly-sweet tomato sauce. Get the recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls here.

5. Spinach and Artichoke Mac 'n' Cheese

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This decadent mac 'n' cheese is made with not one but FOUR cheeses: Cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, and Swiss. Get the recipe for spinach and artichoke mac 'n' cheese here.

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6. Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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If there's one single recipe you need on your radar this winter, it's this classic homemade chicken soup. Just don't you dare reach for the canned stuff. Get the recipe for chicken noodle soup here.

7. One Pan Creamy Gnocchi With Sausage

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Winter dreams are made of this rich one pot recipe that's done in 30 minutes flat. Get the recipe for creamy gnocchi with sausage here.

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8. Braised Short Ribs With Cheesy Potatoes

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9. Chorizo Shakshuka

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The best thing about shakshuka — a baked egg dish from North Africa and the Middle East — is that you can eat it any time of day. The addition of spicy chorizo makes it all the more appropriate for dinner time. Get the recipe for chorizo shakshuka here.

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10. Sticky Ginger Sesame Chicken Meatballs

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Imagine your favorite Chinese sesame chicken in meatball form. Serve the glazed meatballs over a bed of rice with your favorite toppings like chopped scallions, snap peas, cabbage, or chili oil. Get the recipe for sticky ginger sesame chicken meatballs here.

11. Baked Cheesy Tortellini

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We have just one question: Why has it taken us so long to start making mac 'n' cheese with tortellini!? Get the recipe for baked cheesy tortellini here.

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12. Turkey Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

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This keto-friendly recipe takes all the flavors you love in lasagna but without the carbs. If you're not a fan of peppers, try making these lasagna boats in zucchini or spaghetti squash. Get the recipe for turkey lasagna stuffed peppers here.

13. Parmesan Polenta With Mushroom Ragu

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For a meatless meal that still feels substantial and hardy, look no further than this savory mushroom ragu served over creamy, cheesy polenta. Get the recipe for parmesan polenta with mushroom ragu here.

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14. Salsa Verde Pulled Pork Burritos

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This recipe takes a bit of patience, but the result is worth the wait. Cook the pork carnitas in the slow cooker, then you can set it and forget it until dinner time. Get the recipe for salsa verde pulled pork burritos here.

15. Perfect Cast Iron Pizza

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No pizza stone, no problem. Make this doughy, bubbly pizza right in your handy cast iron skillet. Get creative and add any of your favorite toppings. Get the recipe for cast iron skillet pizza here.

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16. Baked Butternut Squash Risotto

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Don't skimp on the fried sage to top off your bowl: It seems totally ~extra~ but it's only two ingredients and takes this risotto to the next level. Get the recipe for baked butternut squash risotto here.

17. Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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Eat these cheesy meatloafs with a fork and knife with a side of mashed potatoes, or go burger-style and serve them between buns. Get the recipe for cheeseburger meatloaf here.

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18. Beef Stroganoff

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There are some dishes that never go out of style, and beef Stroganoff is one of them. The key here is giving the beef a quick, sizzling 30-second sear before you start the sauce. Get the recipe for beef stroganoff here.

19. Shrimp Pad Thai With Peanut Sauce

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If you're not a huge shrimp fan, you can always swap in tofu, beef, chicken, or just loads of veggies. Get the recipe for shrimp pad Thai with peanut sauce here.

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20. Twice Baked Chicken Fajita Sweet Potatoes

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Give your classic fajitas a seasonal twist by swapping the tortillas for baked sweet potatoes. Get the recipe for twice baked chicken fajita sweet potatoes here.

21. Stir Fried Beef and Broccoli

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Before you order take out, try whipping up this easy Chinese-inspired stir fry at home. Just don't forget the rice. Get the recipe for stir fried beef and broccoli here.

22. Thai Red Curry With Vegetables

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This sweet and savory curry is so rich, you won't believe it's vegan. But coconut milk takes the place of cream, and a generous portion of rice and veggies make it super filling. Get the recipe for Thai red curry with vegetables here.

23. Tamale Pie

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Can you try to imagine a combination of shepherd's pie, tamales, and tacos? This recipe features a cornbread crust on the bottom and ground beef on top, all covered in a tangy enchilada sauce. Get the recipe for tamale pie here.

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