Comfort food recipes to see you through winter

In the deepest, darkest depths of winter, everyone wants to say inside, hunker down on the sofa and enjoy the food that’s going to bring the most warmth and cosiness. From rich and creamy classic lasagne to mild and nutty korma or the best roast chicken, these comforting recipes will see you through until spring.

  1. Classic lasagne

    Layers of rich beef ragu, creamy béchamel, al dente lasagne sheets and a winning combination of Parmesan and mozzarella – is there anything better on a cold Saturday night than a homemade lasagne? Add some garlic bread and you’ve got the perfect night in.

    Classic lasagne
  2. Chicken korma

    A homemade korma is so much better than a takeaway. Tender chicken, spiced creamy sauce and proper crunchy toasted flaked almonds. If you’re vegetarian, simply swap out the chicken for butternut squash or mushrooms.

    Chicken korma
  3. Shepherd's pie

    Lamb mince flavoured with Worcestershire sauce and topped with fluffy potato – take a trip down memory lane with this nostalgic shepherd’s pie. Serve with steamed broccoli for a hit of goodness.

    Shepherd's pie
  4. Florentine pizza

    Looking for a fun weekend activity? Make your own pizza dough! It’s surprisingly easy. Finish with any toppings you fancy, but we think the combination of tangy tomato, silky spinach, salty Parma ham and a perfectly cooked egg is a definite winner. Sharing optional.

    Florentine pizza
  5. Roast chicken

    Top of the comfort food list has to be roast chicken with all the trimmings. This Mediterranean-inspired chicken recipe is served with garlicky potatoes and a zesty salsa. Buy a bigger bird than you need so you have enough for the best chicken sandwiches the following day…

    Roast chicken
  6. Pasta and meatballs

    Little will warm you up more than a hearty bowl of pasta and meatballs. Prepare a simple Italian tomato sauce and make your own meatballs flavoured with Parmesan and parsley. Serve on fresh tagliatelle with a liberal grating of Parmesan. Delizioso!

    Pasta and meatballs