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30 Easy Winter Meals

As we’re beginning a new season, I’ve updated my monthly meal list with more winter-appropriate recipes. These 30 Easy Winter Meals are our family’s favorite soups, casseroles, slow cooker meals and more! This time around, I grouped the meals by the categories I use: vegetarian, chicken, beef and pork.  Learn more about how to work your meal plan categories with my Menu Plan Mind Mapping.

30 Easy Winter Meals | Family-friendly real food dinners to make meal planning easy during the winter months

Working off a monthly meal list is saving me so much time, because it’s easy every week to choose meals off the list, make my grocery shopping list after seeing what we have on hand or in the freezer, and run that errand. Done! I try to have very few meals that require me to stand at the stove during dinner hour; I like to spend some time prepping casseroles ahead of time (even freezing them) so they’re ready to go on a busy night.

  1. Vegetarian Baked Ziti and garlic bread
  2. Corn & Potato Chowder and salad
  3. Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with broccoli and salad
  4. Cheese Tortellini with pesto and peas
  5. Crustless Italian Spinach Pie and cornbread
  6. Spinach Stuffed Shells and salad
  7. Breakfast for Dinner: Savory Omelets (spinach & feta cheese) with rosemary potatoes and fruit
  8. Homemade Pizza with veggie toppings and salad
  9. Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and spaghetti, salad and cauliflower
  10. Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup and rolls
  11. Easy Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
  12. Shredded Chicken Tacos (slow cooker) with wheat tortillas and toppings, plus black beans
  13. Green Chile Chicken Casserole and corn
  14. Italian Chicken Spinach (my kids are still asking for this weekly) with pasta or quinoa
  15. Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
  16. Crockpot Cashew Chicken
  17. Stroganoff-Style Chicken with egg noodles
  18. Ginger Chicken Soup
  19. Sausage Pesto Pita Pizzas
  20. Sausage & Veggie Roast
  21. Sausage Lentil Soup with homemade bread
  22. Crockpot Hamburger Soup
  23. Slow Cooker Beef Stew and homemade rolls
  24. Taco Cornbread Casserole
  25. Hamburgers with wheat buns, sweet potato fries and corn
  26. Easy Slow Cooker Pork Chops & Hash Browns
  27. Herb Roasted Pork with baked potatoes and green beans
  28. Honey Parmesan Pork Roast (slow cooker), baked potatoes and broccoli
  29. Pork Ragu & Fettuccine and asparagus
  30. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbacoa (just like Cafe Rio) with tortillas, beans, and fixings

I’ve been collecting great recipes on my Slow Cooker & Crockpot and Captivating Casseroles Pinterest boards. Come check them out to find more easy winter meals.

What are your favorite Easy Winter Meals?

  30 Easy Meals is linked up to Menu Plan Monday at OrgJunkie and Fluster’s Creative Muster Party at Fluster Buster.

Christina @ Northern Cheapskate

Thursday 5th of December 2013

Thank you for pulling together this collection! It seems like I get in a bit of a rut with a rotation of about 7 things, so it's nice to have a list of new recipes to try!


Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

Thanks for including my Cashew Chicken recipe! Happy cooking, Sally :)


Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

It's so easy and such a great alternative to takeout!

Heather Paulding

Monday 2nd of December 2013

Oh yum yum yum! I struggle to break out of the Spaghetti and Meatball rut, so this should help immensely! xo

Nicole @TinyStepsMommy

Monday 2nd of December 2013

I am saving this amazing list! Thank you so much for giving me a few more ideas for my rotation.