Winter Recipe Ideas
When winter comes around, nothing keeps you warm like a steaming plate of delicious comfort food. Our list of the best winter-inspired meals is guaranteed to make your taste buds soar while giving you all the uplifting feelings that make the coldest time of the year enjoyable.
Our catalog of winter dinner recipe ideas delivers fresh takes on classic dishes and inspires you to try new flavors that rightly deserve their spotlight in the kitchen. So, preheat the oven and restock the spice rack, because these winter cooking recipes will have you ready to pull out all the stops to get through this season with a full and satisfied stomach.
1. Italian Wedding Soup
To kick off our winter recipe list, we highly recommend conquering the cold weather with a steaming bowl of Italian wedding soup. This decadent blend of ingredients including sweet Italian sausage meatballs, orzo pasta, fresh spinach and chicken is sure to melt in your mouth.
You can use chicken or beef broth depending on your taste preferences. Don’t forget to top off your bowl of soup with a cool dollop of low-fat sour cream! With this simple yet swoon-worthy wintertime dinner the whole family can enjoy, chances are everyone will be asking for seconds.
2. Garlic Honey Carrots and Sweet Sausage
Cozy up on the coldest nights with a spoonful of this delicious garlic honey-roasted carrots and sweet sausage dish. The combination of brown butter and honey candied carrots with the surprisingly salty sweet Italian sausage creates a memorable flavor palate your family will love.
All you have to do is brown your sausages over medium-high heat until it has an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit, and combine their natural grease with butter, honey, parsley, garlic and carrots until a thick sugary sauce forms. After adding in your sausage slices, you’ll have a golden dish of vegetable bliss.
3. Sausage and Cauliflower Chowder
If you’re looking for delicious comfort meals to enjoy this winter, search no further than this sausage and cauliflower chowder. Featuring a variety of savory ingredients like fresh cauliflower, parmesan cheese and sweet Italian sausage links, this easy-to-make meal is perfect for soup lovers of all ages.
Chicken stock, heavy whipping cream and butter add a creamy, rich flair for an incredible concoction of texture and flavor. Consider trying out this recipe for your next family dinner — it may not take long before it becomes a favorite!
4. Tortellini Soup
Soup is a beloved meal for any time of the year, but there’s something about indulging in a hot bowl of soup during winter that makes it all the more enjoyable. This easy tortellini soup is a delicious ensemble of sweet Italian sausage, beef broth and cheese-filled tortellini pasta.
Crisp veggies like chopped carrots, onion, tomato and zucchini lend themselves to zesty spices like dried basil, oregano, garlic and parsley for a dinner that delights the senses. Don’t forget to sprinkle your tortellini soup with some fresh parmesan.
5. Breakfast Sausage Casserole
Imagine waking up to the tantalizing smell of fresh sausage baked into a warm breakfast casserole on a cold December morning. Our signature Christmas breakfast sausage casserole is at the top of our recommended recipes because it makes the most of traditional breakfast foods with an extra twist.
It may come as a shock, but it isn’t the perfectly seasoned meat that makes this dish an instant classic. In fact, it’s the combination of eggs, milk and mustard powder that acts as the base for your casserole that brings the flavors to life. Add in chunks of toasted bread and cheddar cheese, and you have a breakfast that will leave the whole family satisfied.
Simple to make and easy to serve, this recipe is so good you’ll want to make it all year.
6. Twice-Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
With holiday parties and family dinners just around the corner, you need a simple recipe with all the traditional holiday flavors to please the crowd and make a culinary statement. Our twice-baked stuffed sweet potatoes combine the classic profiles of sweet and savory to create a memorable side dish that stands out at any gathering.
After baking your sweet potatoes to perfection, scoop out the insides and transfer them to a medium bowl. Mix them with brown sugar, butter, salt and cinnamon for a fluffy mashed potato filling. After filling the potato shells, top your sweet potato with a brown sugar and flour crumble, chopped pecans, browned sausage and dried cranberries. Another 20 minutes in the oven, and you have a delicious dinner side dish.
7. Three Meat Chili
Nothing warms the heart on a snowy day like a bowl of savory chili. This classic Premio recipe incorporates beans, kielbasa, ground beef and sweet Italian sausage, so you get your fill of protein and flavor with every bite.
If the tangy mixture of meats, herbs, spices, honey barbeque sauce and brown sugar wasn’t enough to convince you just how perfect this winter-themed dish is, the simplicity of how it’s prepared will. With just a large pot, all you have to do is cook the meat, add your other ingredients and boil for a few hours — no additional work is required!
In no time, you have a mouthwatering dinner that will become an instant family favorite.
8. Butternut Squash and Sausage Risotto
Cozy up to a warm bowl of our butternut squash and sausage risotto. This new take on a timeless recipe is as refreshing as it is comforting.
The pleasantly spicy blend of sliced mild sausage and red chili flakes combined with the creamy texture of cottage cheese, risotto and parmesan cheese creates a sensational indulgent dish. However, the best part is the surprising acidity of the Chianti and onions. Garnish your dinner with fresh thyme and enjoy!
Cook Your Favorite Winter Recipes With Quality Ingredients From Premio Foods
Our winter recipe ideas only scratch the surface of all the tasty things that Premio Foods has to offer.
For over 40 years, Premio Foods has crafted superior sausage, bratwurst, chorizo and kielbasa made with only the freshest ingredients available. Our practices are founded in tradition, using fine craftsmanship to create mouthwatering sausages and meats that bring new levels of intense flavor to every dish.
Once you’ve experienced your favorite winter dishes with quality ingredients, you’ll never cook the same way again. Shop our full line of fine sausages today!