Photo Credit: Half Baked Harvest
Roasted Garlic and 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
source: How Sweet It IsIt 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
source: Adventures in CookingThese 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
source: Amanda K. by the BayPut 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
source: How Sweet It IsNever 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
source: Cookie + KateA 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
source: The Bojon GourmetBring 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
source: The Tart TartSure, 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
source: Pinch of YumTruth 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
source: Pinch of YumWarm 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.