Hello hello! We’re six days into the new year, which means there are only 360 dinners left to make this year! You know … only.
Sorry. Forgive me for bringing it up.
Anyway, I thought I’d round up 10 of my favorite cozy, easy, winter-y, hearty, everything-y dinners that I love to make this time of year. January can be a tough month with coming down from Christmas and the dark, dreary days. But I’ve found when I embrace the coziness of this time, the days are so much nicer. Fuzzy slippers, a good book (or movie), fireplace, puppy or cat on my lap, and cozy dinners. I have actually really, really grown to love winter.
But I digress. Shall we talk dinner? Here are 10 of my favorite winter dinner ideas for January. I hope you find one or two to inspire your January dinners too!
This simple soup recipe is full of winter flavors and is about as cozy as it gets. Cream cheese melts into the mix and adds tangy flavor (there are a couple of vegan options too). Add some crusty bread and a green salad and January doesn’t seem quite as gloomy.
This easy, creamy pasta recipe is hearty and comforting without having to deal with the fuss of pie crust. Use vegan butter to bring this vegetarian recipe all the way to vegan land; for the carnivores, simply add some cooked chicken to their portions.
Looking for a casual, easy, family-friendly recipe with tons of protein? Here you go! One of my all-time favorites.
Spiced and simmered chickpeas in a tomato-based sauce. Best of all, you throw it into the slow cooker in the morning and dinner’s ready when you get home!
Another year-round favorite around here, this flavorful white bean chili is super easy to make and shockingly fast.
Pita breads make such easy individual pie crusts! Brussels sprouts – such a lovely wintertime veggie – are so good sliced and smothered in cheese (or vegan cheese). For the meat-eaters, a little crumbled bacon never hurts.
We all know the slow cooker is magic for busy weeknights. This dump-and-go curry recipe hits all the hearty-cozy notes and makes for a super fuss-free weeknight to boot.
This delicious soup goes two ways – add tofu for the vegans/vegetarians or chicken for the carnivores. Super easy to whip up, too!
Like the name implies, this one is a family favorite. Hearty, comforting, satiating, and full of flavor!
Such an incredible winter salad – roasted butternut squash, creamy avocado, tangy cranberries, sweet apples … hits the spot any day of the week.
And that’s a wrap! Have a delicious January! I’ll be back later this month with a couple of new recipes (plus resharing some more oldies-but-goodies). See you then!