The Best Winter Dinner Recipes
When the evenings are cold, nothing hits the spot quite like a warming, hearty dinner. Here are the best dinners perfect for winter evenings to get you feeling full and cozy (aka goals).
Pesto pasta with the perfect seasonal twist. Its carby, salty, cheesy and flavourful goodness, and a bowl of this for dinner makes a delightfully simple-but-effective midweek dinner. With a crunchy sunflower seed topping, this pasta is a mix of flavours and textures that is perfectly satisfying after a long day.
Creamy, rich and hearty, this tarka dal is a surefire way to beat the winter blues through delicious food. Served with fluffy white rice, pickled red onions and a generous helping of coconut yoghurt, this is a restaurant-quality meal that will have you giving yourself a pat on the back for the wonderful flavours.
This soup is a winner for days you want something deeply savoury and decadent. Onions are caramelised until caramelised and jammy, and a rich stock is made from just a few ingredients. Coupled with a thick slice of sourdough topped with bubbling, melty vegan cheese, this is the winter warmer of your dreams.
Can things get more hearty than a cottage pie? Creamy, smooth mashed potato is a unanimous comforting food, but it only gets better with soya mince cooked in a thick, rich tomato gravy is also added into the mix. It’s a family favourite and a dish that is perfect for sharing on a winter evening.
When the cold weather hits, what gets you through it better than cheese and carbs? Enter this hat-trick vegan cheesy gnocchi, which can be made in under ten minutes. A thick and creamy cacio e pepe type sauce makes this super comforting, and it's a handy recipe to have under your belt for those lazy evenings where you want something hearty, stat.
Now all that’s left to do is choose which warming meal you want tonight.
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.