11 Comforting Baked Recipes For Cold Winter Nights

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The winter months can be cold and dreary, but some comforting baked recipes can help make the season a little brighter and more enjoyable. They’re warm, hearty, and just plain delicious, especially when enjoyed with the whole family. These eleven recipes are quick, easy, and healthy, and they’re sure to bring some warmth into your home.

1. Nacho Fries

Nacho fries on a wood cutting board.
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If you’re craving something savory, crispy, and cheesy, these Nacho Fries can be ready in just 20 minutes. Make it more indulgent by adding a dollop of sour cream and more cheese sauce.

2. Butternut Squash Casserole

Butternut Squash Casserole in a casserole dish on a wooden surface.
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This butternut squash casserole is similar to traditional sweet potato casserole but has a very pleasant twist on flavor that’s sure to become a family favorite.

3. Healthy Chicken Pot Pie

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This Healthy Chicken Pot Pie recipe is perfect for repurposing leftovers. It’s a great option for make-ahead meals and definitely delivers one of the best types of comfort food.

4. Cornbread

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This homemade cornbread recipe makes deliciously moist bread. It’s lightly sweetened with honey – no processed sugar needed! Replace your recipe that calls for processed ingredients and make this healthier bread recipe instead.

5. Baked Oatmeal

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Apple baked oatmeal is one of the easiest, set-it-and-forget-it oatmeal dishes you can make, aside from overnight oats. Top with any of your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, chopped nuts, or anything you feel would be tasty on top.

6. Baked Apples

Unbaked apples in a casserole dish, ready to go into the oven.
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This baked apples recipe is a thing of beauty. It’s one of my favorite desserts come fall and winter. Baked apples are total comfort food!

7. Cranberry Butternut Bake

A white casserole dish filled with cranberry butternut bake.
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This cranberry butternut bake recipe is perfect for your holiday table or just a simple family dinner any night of the week.

8. Baked Ziti

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This baked ziti recipe is a quick and easy casserole you can put together last minute and the whole family will love it! It’s a no-fail crowd-pleaser, regardless of who I’m serving.

9. Cheesy Baked Meatballs

Overhead view looking down into a white casserole dish filled with this Cheesy Baked Meatballs Recipe.
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These cheesy baked meatballs can easily be served as a main course or as an addition to something like pasta or rice.

10. Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries just out of the oven and garnished with dollops of sour cream, slices of jalapeno pepper, diced red onion, and fresh cilantro.
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Chili Cheese Fries are an American favorite when it comes to comfort food. But that doesn’t mean they have to be unhealthy.

11. Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread

Two slices of snickerdoodle pumpkin bread cut from a loaf on a cutting board.
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The best Snickerdoodle pumpkin bread recipe is one you look forward to making again and again. For us, it’s a seasonal quick bread we look forward to all year because it tastes just like fall.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

A skillet filled with ground turkey, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado and garnished with fresh parsley.
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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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