53 Best Cold Weather Eats

Something about cold weather just makes you want buttery, carb-rich, piping hot dishes—and there's nothing wrong with that. We've got your fix, and then some! Enjoy these crowd-pleasers and stay inside by the fireplace.

The Best Chili

“I tried this recipe to make for something different. It was a home run for my family. The blend of different flavors was delicious!”


Lazy, Creamy Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

"Just as stated, it really is the perfect lazy soup. You just put everything in the slow cooker and let it go. Great for this cold weather."

-Jonathan Melendez

Barb's Gumbo

“This is a wonderful recipe. I made this last night for my family and we loved it. My husband went to the farmers market and brought home some okra and green peppers!”


Delicious Chicken Pot Pie

"This is without a doubt the best chicken pot pie I've ever made, or eaten in my life! My boys said, ‘It was da bomb!’”


Baked Macaroni & Cheese

“I am twelve years old and made this by myself! It was a little challenging, but so much fun to make. The sauce was creamy, cheesy and smooth. It baked to gooey and crispy perfection.”


Slow-Cooker Beef Short Ribs

“Very easy recipe. My whole family loves this dish!”


Sausage & Apple Stuffing

"I made this for today's Thanksgiving dinner and the family was in awe! This recipe is definitely a keeper.”


Dutch Apple Pie

"This is the most amazing apple pie recipe in the world! I've made it for three different groups of people so far, and it was gone in hours.”


Kittencal's Prime Rib Roast Beef

"I have to admit, I was terrified of making a prime rib. It is such an expensive piece of meat and I did not want to screw it up, but I'm so glad I gave it a shot because this was amazing! So moist, delicious and full of flavor!”


Crock Pot Lasagna

“Really good and really easy. I used lean ground turkey instead of beef to cut down on fat and calories!”


Cheesy Shrimp & Grits Casserole

“I have made this recipe on many occasions with rave reviews from my guests every time. I even have some friends who regularly hint that it's time for me to make this casserole again!”


Special Green Bean Casserole

"A wonderful dish! The recipe was easy and it was an elegant side dish for our dinner. I especially liked the sour cream and Swiss flavors!”

-Miss Annie

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

"I followed this recipe to the letter and it was phenomenal! Great dish!


Southwest Spaghetti Squash

Delicious! I received a spaghetti squash as a gift and didn't know what to do with it. Five stars plus!”


Tiny Cinnamon Rolls

“These can vanish right before your eyes! They were absolutely yummy! Such an easy way to get such a great treat!”


Boston Market's Squash Casserole

“Absolutely over-the-top, outrageous and decadent! I didn’t tweak a thing. I’d say it’s better than what you get at Boston Market because it’s fresh!”

-daven z.

Sweet Potato Casserole

"I make this recipe and get requests every holiday. We like it hot or cold with whipped cream on top!”


Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

“This was delicious! In fact, the best mashed potatoes I’ve tried so far! The garlic really does add that touch.”

-Maria C

Delicious Beef Stew

“This stew is so yummy and was perfect for the cold, harsh weather we have been having. Very easy!”


Beef Stroganoff

“Seriously such a delicious comfort food! It’s very easy, and makes for a perfect Sunday dinner!”

-Dee Licious

Taco Tater-Tot Casserole

“My 7-yr old's comments while we were eating this were, ‘Mom, you should make this more often!’”


Quick Butternut Squash Soup

“Wonderfully easy and delicious! I used frozen butternut puree. So good!”


Perfect Southern Fried Chicken

"Very good fried chicken recipe. The key to good fried chicken is using a cast iron skillet!"


Peach Cobbler

"I've made this twice now for potlucks, and it has received raves each time. I never have self-rising flour, so I added 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt!”


Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

"I used to have a great turkey tetrazzini recipe that has been lost, so I had to find another. This recipe is an absolute winner. My new go-to!”

-brownstone gal

Old-Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup

"This was my first time attempting to make a vegetable beef soup, but this recipe made it so easy! And it was delicious!”


Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells

“These are absolutely amazing! My kids loved them!”


Perfect Pot Roast

"How moist, tender and flavorful can one simple pot roast be? This one is so easy to prepare; I'm slowly roasting it in the oven over a period of hours to attain the perfect tender roast!”

-Bev I Am

Creamy Spaghetti Pie

"Not enough stars! I will be making this many more times! I can't recommend it enough!”


Nacho Dip for a Crowd

"So good! I love the gooey, melty version of a seven-layer dip."


Chicken Rice Casserole

"I made this exactly like the recipe said and it was awesome! My wife likes comfort food and this was incredible—she scarfed it up. The sauce thickened nicely and the thyme added a bit of flavor to it without overpowering the chicken!”


Bread Pudding

"If you don't have stale bread, like me, you can tear up the fresh bread and dry it out in a preheated 325 degree oven for about 18 to 20 minutes!"

-Jonathon Melendez

Cream Cheese Potato Soup

"My family loves this soup. It is good with a dollop of sour cream. Bake a pan of corn bread to go with it and you have the most delicious meal you could ever eat!”


Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken

"Very easy to make, and tastes wonderful. I cut the boneless chicken into cubes before placing them in the Crock Pot. Served over egg noodles. My husband loved it and that means it has to be good!"

-Debbie Skinner

Fresh Blueberry Cobbler

"Delicious! This is a really good cobbler recipe. Very easy to make, and the cake doesn't stick to the pan after baking.”


Baked Ziti

“This is quick to make, and very easy. We loved this! I made the whole recipe and put the leftover half in the freezer for another time. It tasted great!”


Pressure-Cooker Clam Chowder

“I must say, this chowder is delicious! It is a faster way to make the chowder, but the taste is like the long version. Now I can have this chowder, even when I had a hard day of work and need to make a quick meal!”


Lasagna Supremo

"This is delicious! The marinara sauce is some of the best I've ever eaten!”



"Excellent! The best meatloaf I have ever made. My father-in-law is a meatloaf connoisseur, and he absolutely loved it!”

-Jeff Spiker

Chicken & Dumplings

“I made this for dinner, and it came out amazing! The simple recipe, combined with easy, clear instructions allowed me to finally make dumplings that didn't just dissolve!”

-Donna M.

Ham Hocks & Beans

"This was fabulous, just what the doctor ordered on a cold day. I served this with fresh sliced baguettes!”

-Jan Marie

Beer Bread

“This beer bread was a hit on Father's day! I poured the butter on top for an extra crunch!”

-Jordan J

Mexican Stuffed Shells

"This was very tasty. My kids even loved it!”

-Kim S.

The Best Sloppy Joes

"We love this recipe. I will never buy the canned stuff again. I like to use a spicy BBQ sauce and give it some zing!”

-Carrie Holton

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Whether you're staying in or entertaining a crowd, this creamy, cheesy dip has a spicy tang that is sure to satisfy!"

Chicken Noodle Soup

"This was my very first time making chicken noodle soup. It was delicious, we all had two bowls!”


Crock Pot Rustic Lamb Stew

"A hearty stew—home-style cooking at its best! The gravy was bread-dipping delicious, and the lamb and vegetables were fork-tender!”


Overnight French Toast Casserole

“This is a fabulous make-ahead breakfast dish! What an easy way to serve a group of people!”


Crock Pot Taco Soup

"This is an awesome soup! It had great taste, and this recipe was great on a cold night!”

-Miss Diggy

Homemade Hamburger Helper

"I doubled this for our dinner tonight. It was great! The children requested it be added to ‘The List.’”


Meat-Lovers Stuffed Pasta Shells

“I was looking for something different to impress my friends, and I found it. They kept coming back for more!”

-Tina W

Mama Mac's Hamburger Pie

“This went together very easily for a quick supper. Great flavor!”


Sara's Shepherds Pie

"My whole family loved this. My son does not like meat, and he had thirds! It was great, and I will for sure be making this again!”