10 hearty recipes to keep in rotation this winter

Now that we're coming into the winter months, it's time to dig into our collection of deliciously comforting winter-warmer recipes.

There really is nothing we love more around this time of year, than sitting down at the end of a long, dreary day, and digging into a big bowl of steaming, scrumptious comfort food.

While it was hard to narrow down our favourites, we think we've put together a varied list of some of our very best recipes to try your hand at this winter, and keep in rotation as the months drag on.

One-pot chicken and bacon stew

This creamy chicken dish is a firm favourite in our house. Plus, one pot means less washing up — it's a win/win!

Mixed bean chilli

The added element of spice is just what you need to heat you up at the end of a cold, blustery day. Not forgetting that the beans are packed with protein, ensuring you'll be left full and satisfied.

Italian-style braised chicken thighs with colcannon

This recipe is such a delicious twist on an Irish classic.

Beef and winter vegetables with red wine sauce

Filled with delicious winter vegetables and encased in a tasty red wine sauce it's the ideal midweek meal.

Hearty lentil stew

This stew is quite frankly the definition of 'delicious and nutritious'. Not to mention it's another 'one-pot wonder' and it can easily be whipped up in under 30 minutes.

Creamy Cottage Pie

A comfort food classic which is sure to go down a treat with absolutely any dinner guest.

Quick meatball stew

Ready in mere minutes and gobbled up nearly just as fast.

Sausage and bean stew

Deceivingly delicious, and best served with creamy mashed potatoes.

Beef, shallot and red pepper casserole

This hearty beef casserole is full of flavour, and can conveniently be made in your slow-cooker if you prefer.

Winter vegetable curry

A delicious Asian infused curry with winter vegetables, made in this one-pot dish.