Winter Comfort Food Recipes to Try!


The holidays have come and gone, which means it’s time for those of us in Northern Michigan to settle in for the long, cold months that separate us from spring. The best way to get through these dark winter months? That’s easy! By cooking up some warm, delicious, and heavy comfort food! 

We’ve collected some of the most delicious comfort food recipes from around the world to help you and your family feel warm, cozy, and full! These recipes are in no particular order, but each was selected with the idea that we can survive anything that winter throws at us, just as long as we have access to an oven. 

Easy Bake Mac and Cheese Recipe - A Cultivated Nest

Oh, you just knew there was going to be a mac and cheese recipe on this list! You’ll note that the first two ingredients listed on this recipe are cheese. That’s how you know you have a good mac and cheese recipe! 

This is a super quick and easy recipe. Let’s be honest; you can’t mess this up. Add cheese, bake, serve. It’s not quite that simple, but it sure is a quick, easy way to get your spirits up and brighten any cold evening. 

The Best Loaded Potato Soup - Bake Me Some Sugar

I’m convinced that potato soup is what powers most of Northern Michigan when shoveling out after a big snowstorm. It’s heavy, hearty, and warms up the bones of even the most chilled person laboring in the outdoors in the middle of a cold day. 

For people short of time, this recipe truly does make getting your friends and family fed a breeze. The author also provides some super helpful alternatives in the recipe to help you dial it in for your exact tastes. 

Crockpot Swedish Meatballs - Spaceships & Laser Beams

Due to our large Scandinavian population, when someone makes Swedish meatballs, you know they care about you. You can show your friends and family you care with this Swedish meatball recipe. 

At any winter function in Northern Michigan, you can expect someone to show up with Swedish Meatballs to pass around. You can also expect those meatballs to disappear faster than any other dish. This recipe is sure to make sure your Swedish Meatballs are the hit of any winter gathering! 

So, what did we miss? What is your favorite comfort food to get through winter? Let us know in the comments! 


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