9 MUST TRY Winter Dinners

Autumn has raised it’s head on this side of the world and that means that winter is on it’s way. What I want to eat for dinner has changed lately. I was happy with a light dinner of fish and salad a month ago, but now my tummy is saying “NO! Let’s have a hearty beef stew instead!” and I totally blame the weather. So I popped onto Pinterest to find some stews and soups and curries to make over the next couple of months and then I thought, Hey! let me share this with you guys. Today’s post is a round up of 9 winter dinners that you must try this year.

We try to eat as wholesome as possible, so these recipes are made of meat,  vegetables and natural spices. As far as possible, we avoid using canned/tinned goods and pre-made packets of sauces or spice mixes. If it’s not a “real” ingredient, we don’t have it in our house and so I have chosen recipes that will suit our way of cooking.

9 Must Try Winter Dinners


I generally stick to Potato and Leek Soup and our families favourite, Nacho Soup, but I thought I’d give these three a try this year and see if I can find anymore favourites. Click on the picture to take you to the recipe.

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

By Dinner Then Desert.

This just screams comfort food to me. I can’t wait to try it on a cold winters night, especially since it’s less than 20 minutes of prep work. I’m all for that! That means that I can put it on in the morning and it will be ready at dinner time. Amen sisters!

The Best Mushroom Soup

By Will Cook for Smiles.

Well, I’ll be very disappointed if this doesn’t live up to it’s name. Don’t you just love mushrooms? They are so versatile and SO healthy for you. This soup sounds very promising.

Thai Ginger Chicken Soup

By Funny is Family.

My mouth started watering just reading the title. I’m really excited to try this soup because I make a Thai green curry with similar ingredients and I know how much we all love that. Sounds MMMmmm!


When we first got married I made a stew for my husband which I thought was amazing. He said it was nice but I have since found out that it was just the “honeymoon phase” and he actually hated it. Nice to know! Luckily, I don’t take it personally. Anyway, I plan to try these delicious looking stews out soon.

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

By Recipe Tin Eats

Yes, this is what my tummy has been after for like 2 weeks now! This is high on the priority list to try out. Just look how rich and heart warming that looks. Yes, I’d like me a bowl of that quite soon, thank you!

Moroccan Vegetable Stew

By BBC Good Food.

I am really excited to try this stew but I know I am going to be making toasted cheese for my hubby’s dinner on that night. He wouldn’t eat a bowl of lentils, chickpeas and sweet potatoes if his life depended on it. To us though, the people with taste buds who long for excitement, it looks amazing!


Slow Cooker Beef Stew

By Damn Delicious

The carrots in this stew just look wonderful to me. So much colour means a lot of flavour and healthy goodness. It’s another “prep me in the morning so you can eat me in the afternoon” dish. Yay for slow cookers!


This is one area of cooking that I generally try to avoid because of the amount of disaster that can happen if you do something wrong. If you don’t know what you are doing with spices, you could end up with a rubbish curry and there is nothing on earth as bad as a rubbish curry. These however, seem easy enough for me to try so I am going to give them a go.

Butter Chicken

By Recipe Tin Eats.

I was under the impression that you needed cashew nuts to make an authentic butter chicken curry. This recipe doesn’t call for nuts so it works out a bit cheaper to make. I have no idea what it will be like, but I’m going to give it a go and see how it turns out.

Quick Chicken Curry

By Family Food on the Table.

Our family has a delicious chicken curry recipe that is so easy to make but it takes a while to cook. So the idea of this quick chicken curry, which promises to be ready in 15 minutes is quite exciting. I’m really hoping that it turns out nicely because a quick curry is a great go-to recipe for when you are having visitors over.

Chicken Rogan Josh

By Manila Spoon.

I absolutely love the spiciness of a Rogan Josh. It is my go-to curry when we eat at an Indian restaurant. So I really can’t wait to try this chicken Rogan Josh. This recipe is one of the most ingredient heavy recipes I have put into this list so it might work out a bit expensive if you have to buy all of the items on the list. Maybe save it for a special occasion, but it’s definitely a MUST TRY!

Well, there you have it, the 9 Winter Dinners that I am going to be trying out this year. I can’t wait to start, and neither can my tummy! In fact, we are having visitors on Friday and they are getting that slow cooked stew.

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