6 Winter Warmer Recipes You Need To Try

May 13, 2019 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

Winter is for ugg boots, Netflix binges and good food. There is nothing better than coming home to a warm, hearty meal after braving the Canberra winter all day. Own this winter with a house full of winter warmer dishes.

Morrocan chicken pies 

Is there anything better than a slice of warm chicken pie on winter’s day? This family favourite can be served any night of the week and will leave you feeling warm, pleasantly fulfilled and wanting more.

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 45 mins

Serves: 4


1/3 cup (50g) plain flour, plus extra to dust

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground turmeric

chicken breast fillets, cut into 2.5cm pieces

2 tbs olive oil

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 tsp grated ginger

A generous pinch of saffron threads

2/3 cup (100g) dried apricots,

roughly chopped 100g green olives, pitted, sliced

1 1/2 cups (375ml) chicken stock

1 tsp preserved lemon*, flesh and white pith removed, rind finely chopped, or fresh lemon juice

2 tbs chopped coriander leaf and stalk

block puff pastry

1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
Roasted red pepper, sweet potato & smoked paprika soup

Soup is a winter classic that will forever be a go to dish for the chilly season. This soup with an exotic twist is guaranteed to warm you up. With hints of smoked paprika and roast veg it’s the perfect mid-week meal to get you through to Friday.

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 30 mins

Serves 2


1 sweet potato, roughly chopped into dice with the skin still on

1 red pepper, de-seeded and cut into chunks

3 garlic cloves, peeled

1 tsp smoked paprika

2 tbsp olive oil

200ml coconut milk

200ml chicken stock

½ tbsp sriracha

1 tsp maple syrup

Chorizo pumpkin pasta

It’s been a long cold day and you just want to whip up something quick, easy and delicious? Well this is the meal for you! You can make it for just yourself or your whole extended family this meal works for all occasions.

Prep & cook: 30 mins

Serves: 6


1-1/2 pounds ground beef

1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted

3/4 cup water

1 envelope taco seasoning

1 tube (16.3 ounces) large refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Optional toppings: Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, salsa, sliced ripe olives, sour cream and thinly sliced green onions

Vegetarian chilli

This dish appears quite basic, the flavours however are anything but. This meal will not only warm you from the inside out but will rock your taste buds world. It’s perfect to dish up on an extra cold night!

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 25 mins

Serves: 4


80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil

1 large onion, peeled, finely chopped

1 small red chilli, seeded, chopped

1/2 red capsicum, chopped

1/4 teaspoon Masterfoods Chilli Flakes

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried thyme

2-3 garlic cloves, crushed

420g can mixed beans, drained, rinsed

420g can lentils, drained, rinsed

425g can diced tomatoes

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Sweet corn pasta bake

With only six ingredients, this dish is a quick and easy staple for a weeknight dinner. Better yet you can prep it on Sunday night, refrigerate it and have it ready to go for Tuesday’s dinner.

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 55 mins

Serves: 4


400g penne rigate

1/3 cup light cream cheese

2 x 420g cans creamed corn

4 green onions, thinly sliced

300g shaved chicken, roughly chopped

1/3 cup grated light tasty cheese


This hearty dish originated from Louisiana with Spanish, West African and French influence.  The name actually originates from the Provencal word ‘jambalalaia’, meaning a mish mash or mix up. Essentially you can tailor the dish to your preferred tastes. Mix up your own winter warmer creation.

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 36 mins

Serves: 4


200g chorizo sausages, sliced

500g chicken breast fillets, trimmed, cut into 4cm pieces

1 tablespoon cajun spice mix

1 1/3 cups white long-grain rice, rinsed

425g can Rosa diced tomatoes

3 1/2 cups Massel chicken style liquid stock

fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, to serve

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