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January 1, 2023

22 Warm Wintry Recipes To Try This Season

As we switch from sweater vests to thick overcoats, the ring of joy in the air grows louder until one day, Christmas is finally here! 

It is the time for fun and festivity, and no festival is complete without good food. 

So, whether you are a chef or just looking for some warm wintry recipes to add to your dinner menu 'tis season, we have shortlisted some delectable delights for you. They stand out because of their flavor and ease of preparation. These recipes do not require back-breaking efforts and time, and can even be made up to a week in advance. Besides, all the ingredients are easily available at your local shopping centers and supermarkets. 

22 Warm Wintry Recipes for 'tis Season

So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started with the list of 20 make-ahead recipes you can make this festive season!

1. Slow Cooker Beef Brisket with Barbeque Sauce

While brisket seems too much work, it is packed with rich flavors. Owing to beef's unique texture and slow cooking, it is fork-tender yet sliceable. Besides, it is great when hosting a big crowd. 

So, prepare the brisket in advance and toss it in the oven 5-6 hours before the party. Serve with a side of pasta salad or coleslaw.

Read the complete recipe here.

2. Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes

The perfect side dish to your main course, this sweet potato mash is the simplest recipe on our list. Just bake sweet potatoes until soft and fork tender. Then, whip it in a food processor with butter and maple syrup. The result is a rustic, pureed mash that is sure to please even the most refined appetites.

Read the complete recipe here.

3. Salmon and Parmesan Fish Cake

Recipe by Good To

This recipe goes above and beyond the norm when it comes to healthy party dishes. It adds seafood goodness to your festive meal.

Salmon, mashed with fresh seasonings and spring onions, is dipped in eggs and crumbs before frying. This fancy take on the classic comfort food has a little bit of everything you’re craving: fishy taste paired with crunchy texture! Serve with salad for an extra dash of nutrition.

Read the complete recipe here.

4. Make Ahead Pecan Pie

Recipe by Simply Recipes

Nostalgia always surrounds festivities; it is a welcome torturer of the holiday season. So, why not feed this nostalgia with some wholesome pecan pie this year?

This delectable blend of sweet and salty flavors uses pecans along with eggs, butter and sugar. It is an example of Southern baking at its prime. Besides, the pie is quick to prepare and can stay fresh even at room temperature for about 24 hours. 

Read the complete recipe here.

5. Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Apples, Walnuts and Parmesan

Inspired by the unique texture and taste of shaved brussels sprouts, this salad is the perfect mix of sweet, tangy and salty flavors. The dressing melds scrumptiously together with apples, walnuts and green onions. Besides, grated parmesan provides a fruity nutty finish making this dish ideal for holiday gatherings. 

Read the complete recipe here.

6. Triple Chocolate Beef and Bean Chili

Recipe by Saveur

A fancy addition to your Christmas supper, this Triple chocolate beef bean chili is made with tender beef crumbed and cooked in a rich stew. While chocolate adds depth to the sauce and stout beer lends it a crisp edge, cilantro comes as a refreshing twist.

Such a surprisingly yummy and unique blend of flavors makes this dish a must-try.

Read the complete recipe here.

7. Carrot and Parsnip Soup

This warm comforting herb-vegetable soup is delectably flavorful. The carrots, parsnips and stock make a hearty base for the soup, while the orange rind adds a sweet twist. Add in some cream for that velvety finish, a few sprigs of coriander for aromatics and a splash of homemade crusty wheat-y bread for dunking. Perfect on a chilly wintry day!

However, if you plan on freezing the soup, make sure to leave out the cream.

Read the complete recipe here.

8. Cheddar Broccoli

Cheese and broccoli make not only a savory appetizer but also a pleasant side dish. And that too, with little time and effort! 

So, prepare the cheddar sauce and dice broccoli beforehand so that all you need to do before serving is heat and toss. Pair with a loaf of garlic bread and you’ll have guests making a “cheese run” for you!

Read the complete recipe here.

Watch how Nymble makes a yummy and revitalizing bowl of Cheddar Broccoli Soup! ⬇️

9. Stuffed Bella Mushroom

With its creamy cheddar filling and crunchy breadcrumb topping, stuffed baby bellas make the perfect appetizer for any holiday dinner. These savory mushrooms are perfect for passing around and can be served alongside your main dish.

So, fill them up a few weeks before the holiday supper and freeze unbaked. Toss them in the oven and your plat du jour will be ready within minutes.

Read the complete recipe here.

10. Coffee Pasta

A classic dish made even better with coffee, Chef Dorian Hunter's Coffee Pasta delightfully surprises your palate with a delectable blend of salty, bitter and sweet tastes. It uses sharp vodka and coffee to add subtle bitterness to the cheesy and creamy pasta base.

No wonder, it is one of our personal favorites at Nymble!

Find the complete recipe here.

Check out MasterChef Winner, Dorian Hunter's iconic recipes on Nymble!

You can also try Chef Dorian Hunter's Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta as an alternative, click on the image below to get the complete recipe!

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11. Oyster Noodles

This recipe is a must-have for anyone who loves noodles because it adds deliciousness to your holiday gathering with little effort. Oyster sauce is sweet and salty with a subtle smoky feel to it. In this recipe, it is mixed with sugar, soy sauce and vinegar before being added to the noodles.

Trust us, your guests will be amazed by the bright colors and smell of the dish that goes with deliciously chewy noodles. Plus, it is super good for your body too since it has lots of protein in it.

Read the complete recipe here

12. Mulled Wine Glazed Ham

An aromatic glazed ham with fragrant fruit flavor is all you need to get your Christmas party going this year. Thick and juicy, it is the perfect highlight for all festivities. Besides, red wine mulled with pineapple adds ‘glaze’ to the dish.

Read the complete recipe here.

13. Chicken Khao Soi

Khao Soi Soup, Made by Nymble

As holidays are the best time to try dishes from different ethnicities, why not grace your dinner gathering with piping hot chicken Khao soi? 

It is a Thai coconut curry noodle soup. The dish's base is a soupy gravy made rich by coconut milk and fish sauce before deep-fried noodles are added to it with cilantro, shallots and pickled mustard. 

Topped with fresh lime, this dish adds an element of vibrant spice to your Christmas Eve.

Read the complete recipe here.

Check out MasterChef Australia Finalist, Kishwar Chowdhury's Khao Soi recipe on Nymble!

14. Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Ginger

Butternut squash is a highly nutritious immunity-boosting winter food that adds fleshy sweetness to any recipe. It eases the temperament of ginger and, blended with herbs and broth, creates a rich soup. Finally, a splash of coconut milk is added to make for a creamy texture.

Read the complete recipe here.

15. Creamy Vegan Mushroom Lasagna

For a good host, it's about giving everyone what they want. And if you have vegan guests coming over, this creamy mushroom lasagna is a must-try. 

It is loaded with layers of spongy noodles, marinara and a hearty mushroom-yeast sauce that is perfect for any party. The best part is that this dish is quick, easy, and can be prepped and frozen 3-7 days before the big holiday dinner.

Read the complete recipe here.

16. French Onion Soup Casserole

It's been a while since we've had a recipe that uses caramelized onions and herbs in the same dish. This French onion soup casserole lends itself to any occasion and is best served on a cold day. It has three components: caramelized onion, cooked vegetables, and herby sauce, which can be pre-cooked and refrigerated. 

While caramelized onions form the base of the casserole, flavorful vegetables cook down and create their own stock. Lastly, creamy sauce is topped with croutons and added for a dash of rich flavors. 

Read the complete recipe here.

17. Irish Cream Tiramisu

Tiramisu has layers of flavors, with each addition enhancing the complexity of the first layer. This recipe uses strong coffee and Irish cream liquor to give a Bailley’s-like rich and subtly bitter finish to the wholesome egg and chocolate base. 

Every bite is an amalgamation of incredible flavors. And the best part is that you can prepare and refrigerate it for 2-4 days. Top off with some chocolate and cocoa powder before serving.

Read the complete recipe here.

18. Rigatoni in Lamb Ragu

Rigatoni Lamb Ragu, Made by Nymble

A classic comfort dish, this lamb Ragu with rigatoni is the simplest way to experience the ultimate delectable union of tastes. This dish makes use of all the flavors wonderfully; be it the bitterness of red wine, the intensity of lamb, the pungency of rosemary or the tanginess of tomato. Lamb is braised in red wine for hours allowing the flavors to merge before being tossed with al dente pasta and topped with parmesan cheese!

Besides, the sauce stays fresh in the refrigerator for over a week so you can easily prepare it beforehand.

Read the complete recipe here.

19. Mushroom Risotto with Spinach and Garlic

Nothing spells winter like a fresh serving of warm risotto. In this one-pot recipe, rice is cooked with stir-fried mushroom and wine till it absorbs all the flavors.

Although risotto is best when served hot, you can prep vegetables and partially cook rice beforehand. This way, all you need to do while serving is assembling and heating. Just make sure that you cook it till the rice is tender and toss in fresh spinach near the end.

Don’t forget to serve crusty bread on the side to soak up every drop of delicious broth.

Read the complete recipe here.

20. Whole wheat Fusilli with Chive Basil Pesto and Pecorino Romano

In the midst of festive seasons, we sometimes desire healthy and comforting meals. This pasta in basil pesto is just that.

While herby basil pesto warms up the body and soul, pecorino romano adds a fancy twist to the meal. Flavored with chive and sprinkled walnut crunch, this dish makes for the perfect dinner.

Read the complete recipe here.

21. Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a classic French dish that is made by slowly simmering a variety of vegetables in a tomato-based sauce. It is typically made with eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes, but other vegetables can also be added. The vegetables are typically diced or sliced and then sautéed in a pan until they are tender.

Serve the ratatouille hot, over rice, pasta, or quinoa, or with some crusty bread on the side. It can also be served chilled or at room temperature, and is a great option for a summertime meal. Ratatouille is a flavorful and hearty dish that is perfect for vegetarians or anyone looking for a healthy and delicious meal.

Read the complete recipe here.

Watch how Nymble makes a delicious plate of Ratatouille! ⬇️

22. Chickpea Coconut Curry

Chickpea coconut curry is a delicious and flavorful dish that is made with chickpeas, coconut milk, and a variety of spices. It is a vegan and vegetarian-friendly dish that is perfect for those following a plant-based diet.

Serve the chickpea coconut curry hot, over rice, quinoa, or with some naan bread on the side. It can also be garnished with fresh herbs, such as cilantro or basil, and served with a side of yogurt or raita. Chickpea coconut curry is a hearty and satisfying meal that is perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Read the full recipe here.

Watch how Nymble makes a scrumptious bowl of Chickpea Coconut Curry! ⬇️

As you can see with these recipes, cooking before the festive day will certainly take the stress off. Just make sure you have a plan before you begin cooking. Write down what you're going to make and when, make a shopping list, and gather all the ingredients first so you can get started as soon as possible. 

No one wants last-minute jitters on the big day, right?

A well-prepared Christmas filled with wonderful food and enjoyable times is definitely amazing!

Winter Recipes to Try on Nymble

But first, what is Nymble? Nymble is a fully automated cooking robot, made for home kitchens. It can do it all - cook any recipe you want, as per your instructions and taste preferences, and you can be in complete control of your food as it is being cooked - schedule meals ahead of time, track progress of your recipe, give feedback after every meal so the cooking robot learns and cooks exactly how you like it, as you keep feeding it information. So essentially, Nymble is nothing but your Private Robot Chef. It has the capability to cook over 200+ recipes, across 50+ worldwide cuisines. So do not wait up, check out all the warm recipes to try on Nymble this wintry season.

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