Winter Recipes

Warm up with our best winter recipes, cooking tips and entertaining ideas. Among our favorite family activities and party ideas, you’ll find hearty, heart-warming comfort foods like soups, casseroles, warm drinks and more.

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Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is an easy dinner for both you and the kids. Serve with carrot and celery sticks for a fuss-free feast. You can also stir in some spicy brown mustard if the adults want more zing. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California

Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

I developed this prosciutto pesto pizza for my young grandson who hasn't acquired a taste for veggies yet. He scarfs...


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Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food"...


One-Pot Mac and Cheese

Who likes cleaning up after making mac and cheese? Not this girl. This one-pot mac and cheese is a family...


Ranch Pigs in a Blanket

Who knew you could amp up the fun factor for pigs in a blanket? Sprinkle ranch seasoning on top before...

Taco Skillet Pizza with Cornbread Crust

Our family loves taco pizza, and I have made so many versions of it. This recipe is like a deep-dish...


Chili Dog Baked Potatoes

These chili dogs are nestled in baked potatoes for a delicious and satisfying meal. They're perfect for a barbecue, but...

Chicken Parmesan Pizza

This tasty pizza is the perfect combo—quick and easy to make, and a winner with even picky eaters. It's a...


Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs...


Slow-Cooker Meatball Stew

This recipe was a lifesaver when I worked full time and needed a dinner that we all would enjoy when...


Favorite Beef Roast Dinner

This is our family's favorite slow-cooked beef roast. My two children love it and always want seconds. I love putting...

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Sneaky Turkey Meatballs

Like most kids, mine refuse to eat certain veggies. In order to feed them healthy foods, I have to be...


One-Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

When the weather's too chilly to grill, I whip up a big pot of this cheesy pasta. Believe it or...


Chicken Taco Pockets

We love these taco-flavored sandwiches made with crescent dough. They make a quick, easy lunch or supper with a bowl...


Turkey & Pork Meatballs

Treat yourself to homemade meatballs, already simmering in sauce, at the end of a busy day. —Suzanne Wagg, Madison, Maine


Taco Cornbread Squares

Cornbread makes a delicious crust for this hearty meal from Denise Hughes of Waynesville, Missouri. "I cut it into bite-size...

Spinach Pizza

This tasty pizza is so easy to prepare. My family, including my young daughter, loves it. What an easy way...


Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

This recipe combines my two favorite foods—pizza and chicken cordon bleu. I've made this for my family and the teachers...


Light Mexican Casserole

A must-try dinner: Here's a healthy layered casserole using whole wheat tortillas, lean beef and more veggies than traditional recipes....


Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

I've made this hearty entree many times over the years, and it's always so good. Plus, these single-serving loaves bake...


Simple Chicken and Dumplings

This faster version of traditional chicken and dumplings uses canned broth. It is ready to eat in about a third...


Pepperoni Pasta

I found this recipe in a cookbook from my mother's sorority. For a fun look, substitute half of the rotini...


Beef ‘n’ Tomato Mac

For a quick dinner, this one is tops. It has only a handful of ingredients. To turn up the heat,...


Meatless Chili Mac

I came across this recipe in a newspaper years ago and it’s been a hit at our house ever since....

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Quick Bacon-Wrapped Beef Patties

“I found this in a local newspaper 25 years ago when I was a newlywed,” recalls Lana Maskus of Wright,...


Creole Beef Casserole

One night, when my husband and I were each cooking something different, we ended up combining them for this dish....


Pizza Tater Tot Casserole

For a spin on a classic casserole, try this easy version. For a fun twist, just add your family’s favorite...


Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

This creamy recipe brings two of my absolute favorite foods together in one! The tomato, fresh lettuce and crisp bacon...


Slow-Cooker Pizza

Always a hit at our church dinners, this hearty casserole keeps folks coming back for more. —Julie Sterchi from Jackson,...


Biscuit Turkey Bake

As a college student, I go for stick-to-your-ribs foods that are also easy on the budget. Here's one that fits...