10 Luscious Winter Dishes That Will Make You Love the Cold

Got the winter blues? These insanely tempting recipes are here to give you a big, hearty hug.

Roasted Garlic and Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

source: Half Baked Harvest

For a delicious, extra-cozy spin on lasagna, swap out the noodles and layer all the saucy, meaty goodness inside a halved squash. Don't worry-- this recipe isn't overly virtuous: These gorgeous lasagna boats are loaded with creamy mozzarella and provolone cheese and spicy Italian chicken sausage.

Spicy Sausage, Kale and Whole Wheat Orecchiette Soup

Spicy Sausage, Kale, and Whole Wheat Orecchiette Soup

source: How Sweet It Is

It may be snowing outside where you are, but this deeply satisfying pasta, sausage and kale soup will fill you with warm, happy feelings. Bonus – it only takes 30 minutes to make. Perfect after long days at the office.

Chicken Enchiladas with Three Peppers

Chicken Enchiladas with Three Peppers

source: Adventures in Cooking

These wonderfully rich chicken enchiladas get their kick from cayenne and ancho chilies, and their fresh, creamy tang from queso fresco. Just looking at this dish will keep you warm on a chilly night.

Garlic Bread Margherita Pizza

Garlic Bread Margherita Pizza

source: Amanda K. by the Bay

Put away the takeout menus and frozen meals, and make this easy, irresistible pizza. The ingredients? Just some good bread, garlic, tomato, cheese, basil—stuff you probably already have on hand.

Fried Brussels Sprouts with Smoky Honey Aioli

Fried Brussels Sprouts with Smoky Honey Aioli

source: How Sweet It Is

Never mind that Brussels sprouts are fantastically good for you, packed as they are with protein, antioxidants and multiple nutrients. They’re just freaking delicious, especially when served piping-hot and paired with this smoky-sweet dip.

Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado

Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado

source: Cookie + Kate

A hot, comforting bowl of chili is just the thing on a freezing winter night. This one is jammed with colorful veggies—butternut squash, red bell peppers, tomatoes—and topped off with cool, creamy avocado.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Pancetta and Seared Radicchio

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Pancetta and Seared Radicchio

source: The Bojon Gourmet

Bring vibrant color to a wintry night with this beautiful pasta dish—a genius combo of fluffy pumpkin gnocchi, juicy pancetta, creamy ricotta and crunchy seared radicchio.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

source: The Tart Tart

Sure, these sweet potato fries are only a side dish, but they go the distance. Crispy and wickedly good, they’re better for you than French fries—and you can pair them with virtually anything you eat this winter.

Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts

Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts

source: Pinch of Yum

Truth in advertising: These scrumptious mushroom-cheese sandwiches are simple and melty—exactly what we’re craving this time of year (actually, any time of year).

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

source: Pinch of Yum

Warm cinnamon bread just smells like winter, though we wouldn’t kick it out of the kitchen in summer, spring or fall. Bake up a batch to have for dessert—with a hot toddy, perhaps? -- and save some for your coffee the next morning.

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