20 Winter Recipes for the Holidays

Last Updated November 11, 2016
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olive quiche with gruyere AOP

These warming, in-season recipes are something to look forward to through Winter's chilly days.

Millet Tartlets with Gruyère AOP and Vegetables

Millet Tartlets with Gruyere and Vegetables
These quick and easy millet tartlets are made with ham, but can easily be made vegetarian too. Recipe courtesy of Le Gruyère.

Oven Roasted Winter Squash with Pancetta and Rosemary

Winter squash varieties that work well in this recipe include butternut, acorn, kabocha and big blue Hubbards—but don’t forget pumpkins, especially cheese pumpkin and rouge vif d’Étampes. If...

Almond Sugar Cookies with Chocolate and Pistachios

These fancy-looking cookies are easy to make and will keep people reaching for the cookie plate. Use this sugar cookie recipe for all of your holiday cut-out cookie recipes. These are delicious...

Stuffed Meatballs in Vegetable Sauce and Gruyère AOP

stuffed meatballs with vegetable sauce
These cheese-stuffed meatballs in a fresh vegetable sauce are great as appetizers or a meal. Recipe courtesy of Le Gruyère.

Burgoo: The other hearty dish for a winter warm-up

On chilly days and freezing nights, nothing satisfies appetites like a steamy bowl of homemade chili, soup or stew. You probably have your favorite winter warm-up dishes, but there’s an option that...

Olive Quiche and Gruyère AOP

olive quiche with gruyere aop
A quiche recipe with olives, tomatoes, herbs, and Gruyère AOP, courtesy of Le Gruyère .

Easy Mulled Cider

Courtesy Kyle Fleischfresser “With colder months comes warmer drinks, but sometimes making warm punches can be intimidating. Chef David Henry and I figured out a way to make mulled cider or wine...

Garlicky Christmas Lima Beans

Garlicky Christmas Lima Beans
This recipe comes together in a snap after the beans are cooked. The large Christmas lima beans stand up to garlic quite well.

Rompope, An Eggy Toast for Your Winter Celebrations

Rompope - Mexican version of the egg nog
Rompope, the Mexican version of eggnog, is made from a rich cooked custard base rather than from the cold cream-and-eggs mixture that is standard in the United States.

Lentil and Fig Salad with Gruyère AOP

lentil and fig salad with Gruyere AOP
A warm lentil salad with fresh figs and Gruyère AOP, courtesy of Le Gruyère.

Bourbon-Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

As soon as the weather begins to cool, Mexican hot chocolate makes an appearance in our house. It’s an old childhood favorite that I have made my own over the years. This grown-up version is spiked...

Very Chickeny Chicken Noodle Soup

Very Chickeny Chicken Noodle Soup
This recipe for Very Chickeny Chicken Noodle Soup is a delicious take on a classic winter recipe.

Roasted Tzimmes

Roasted Tzimmes
Roasted vegetables like parsnips and sweet potatoes play off savory and sweet flavors with this traditional Jewish holiday dish.

Macomber Turnip and Lobster Stew

Lobster and turnips, a lovely pair.
This easy recipe makes the most of the complex Macomber sweetness that is brought out through slow-cooking, a deep and satisfying flavor that pairs suavely with lobster and miso. Don’t feel like...

Cayenne-Roasted Chicken with Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash, Carrots and Onion

Cayenne-Roasted Chicken with Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash, Carrots and Onion
If you like more spice, kick up the cayenne—or, if you prefer, simply omit it.

Sweet Potato Risotto with Gruyère AOP

Sweet Potato Risotto with Gruyere AOP
Creamy sweet potato risotto finished with spinach, cranberries, and Gruyère AOP, courtesy of Le Gruyère.

Roasted Chestnuts in Red Wine

When researching chestnuts I found out that in 1905, during the Great Depression, a foreign fungus wiped out the American chestnut trees. Breeders have been trying to bring the species back ever since...

Ginger Apple Pear Pie

ginger pear apple pie at knead bakeshop in jacksonville florida murray hill
This delicious pie works with either a lattice or solid top crust. Either way, you won’t have leftovers for long!