Best comfort foods for winter (recipes and photos)

french onion soup photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

All year long, the Green Wine Guide has brought you mouth-watering recipes that pair well not only with wine but also weather. So as we head into a chilly winter, we've gathered up some of the best comfort food recipes to keep you cozy and content. If you need an idea for a delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, look no farther. Jerry James Stone has developed inspiring ideas for what to whip up, and these photos will make your tummy rumble!


The most important meal of the day is breakfast, so why not start off with a bit of decadence? These three recipes are great for cold mornings. To keep your shopping aligned with the seasons, you can substitute fresh blueberries for frozen.

quiche photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Gouda

blueberry toast photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Baked French Toast with Honey-Poached Blueberries

blueberry oatmeal photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Pan-Seared Oatmeal with Blueberries


Find a filling meal or savory snacks to share with friends with these recipes for lunch time. The stuffed peppers are especially good for tasty leftovers the next day.

grilled portabella© Jaymi Heimbuch
Grilled Portabella Melt with Pepper Jack Cheese

fondue© Jaymi Heimbuch
15-Minute Brie and Champagne Fondue

stuffed pepper© Jaymi Heimbuch
Mashed Potato Stuffed Bell Peppers

grilled sandwich photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Grilled Brie Sandwich with Apple and Red Onion Confit

french onion soup photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Vegetarian French Onion Soup (Made with Coffee)


Dinner with friends is a perfect way to warm up on a cold night. These recipes are great for making a big meal to satisfy guests of a good sized dinner party.

gnocchi photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Simple Ricotta Gnocchi with Browned Butter, Sage

beet pizza photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Roasted Beet Pizza with Blue Cheese and Arugula

shepherds pie photos© Jaymi Heimbuch
Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie with Gruyère-Popover Crust

baked pasta photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Baked Spaghetti with Homemade Ricotta

eggplant and ricotta photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Baked Eggplant Manicotti

mole sauce photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Easy One-Pan Mole Sauce


Dessert is about as important as breakfast when it comes to the best meals of the day. These three recipes are ideal for winter, offering a hot and delicious way to top off a chilly evening.

brownie with raspberries photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Cocoa and Black Bean Brownies with Raspberry Sauce

coffee risotto photo© Jaymi Heimbuch
Coffee and Cream Risotto

chocolate fondue© Jaymi Heimbuch
Mexican Dark Chocolate Fondue

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