As the weather dips during the winter season, there’s nothing better than cozying up by the fire or with a cup of hot chocolate. On cold winter nights, serve up comfort foods such as stews, soups, casseroles and more. Don’t waste your time in the kitchen trying to come up with something tasty for your family when you can be making memories with loved ones. Instead, you can easily make a variety of recipes quickly thanks to electric cookers such as pressure cookers or crock pots. Check out these recipes that are sure to keep you and your family warm all winter.
Hearty Soups and Stews
When it comes to winter comfort foods, soups are a family favorite. Nothing warms you right up like a bowl of your favorite soup or stew. Using a slow cooker or crockpot is perfect for these recipes because all you have to do is put all the ingredients in, sit back and let the slow cooker do the work for you. Try out these delicious soup recipes.
This tasty dish offers a twist on the classic chicken soup. Featuring carrots and peas, this chicken soup will fill you up and keep you warm. The added thyme adds the perfect spice to complete the dish.
While the recipe calls for smoked sausage, you can also easily substitute it for Italian sausage or even a vegetarian alternative. Featuring kale and tomatoes, this veggie packed soup is hearty and healthy.
Minestrone is a favorite italian soup to many. This recipe adds a wintery spin by adding in root vegetables, which are in season during the winter. The recipe calls for butternut squash, but you can add other winter veggies such as sweet potatoes.
To make this creamy and cheesy soup, you only need 15 minutes of prep time! In less than 30 minutes you’ll have all your ingredients in the crockpot and ready to cook. When you step back to the kitchen a few hours later your soup will be ready to enjoy.
Featuring roast chicken and fresh herbs such as parsley and thyme, this soup is perfect for the winter. Barley is a whole grain that is also good for your health. It helps to control blood sugar levels, helps reduce blood pressure, reduces cholesterol and more, making this soup both tasty and healthy.
This super easy soup recipe requires you to simply toss in some lents, herbs and a mix of vegetables into the crockpot and call it a day. With a prep time of just 5 minutes, this veggie loaded recipe includes lentils, carrots, celery, tomatoes, kale and more.
Comfort Classics with Meat
When it comes to comfort classics, you want something that whenever you eat it, it feels like home. Eating comfort food that warms you up is one of the best things about winter. These recipes have an added bonus of featuring meat to help fill you up.
What’s better than coming in from the cold to a warm bowl of homemade chili? This cozy and hearty dish will completely become a family favorite for the taste, not to mention an easy meal to make during busy weekdays. You’ll love the tomato sauce base which really brings this chili together.
When it comes to a classic comfort food that makes you feel like home, many people will probably choose pot roast. While this dish may seem difficult to make, it’s actually super easy, especially if you have a slow cooker. This no fuss pot roast recipe will have you and your family coming back for seconds.
Beef stroganoff is known for its creamy gravy and tender beef topped over perfectly cooked pasta. What’s not to love? This recipe cooks in just 30 minutes thanks to the technology of the pressure cooker. If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands and want something comforting, this recipe is for you.
There’s a reason why people find carbs so comforting. Get your fill from these dishes featuring homey pasta and rice dishes that are perfect for when the temperature starts to drop. These recipes are also easy to prep and are perfect for busy nights.
Featuring chicken, smoked sausage and shrimp, this recipe perfectly combines big flavors in this tasty dish. The dish is also great for leftovers as the flavors only make it taste better the next day!
When you were a kid, you probably loved Mac and Cheese. Now that you’re grown up, it doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy the cheesy and gooey goodness of Mac and Cheese. This slow cooker Mac and Cheese is sure to make you and your kids happy when this dish is served up for dinner.
While risotto can often be a difficult recipe to master, making it with a crock pot will almost always result in perfectly creamy risotto. Thanks to the mushrooms in this recipe, you’ll be left with a delectably tasty dinner that will warm you right up, even on the coldest nights.
Diving into a bowl of pasta on a cold winter's night is one of the best things about the wintertime. This recipe features lightly breaded chicken featuring a hint of garlic and capers. The creamy lemony sauce topping this pasta will have you coming back to this recipe again and again.
Looking for a winter recipe that will warm you up in the mornings? How about starting your day off right with a warm bowl of porridge? This Almond Joy Steel Cut Oats recipe is made in a pressure cooker and will have your porridge ready to serve in just 15 minutes so you’ll be ready to take on whatever the day has in store. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start things off right with a nutritious bowl of oatmeal.
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup steel-cut oats
3 1/2 cups almond coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup toasted shredded coconut
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1. Using the Sauté setting on the BSTY Pressure Cooker, melt the butter then add the oats. Stir continuously until the oats are toasted and a nutty aroma is released about 3 minutes.
2. Next, add the almond coconut milk and salt. Close and seal the lid. Select Multigrain then set the pressure to High and cook time to 10 minutes. Make sure the vent is set to Seal.
3. When the cooking time is complete, use a quick pressure release. Wait until the pin drops then carefully remove the lid and stir the oats.
4. Cover and let sit until the oats reach the desired thickness, about 5 minutes.
5. Top with shredded coconut, chocolate chips, and sliced almonds.