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    20 Cozy Recipes To Add To Your Winter Cooking Bucket-List

    Hold on to winter just long enough to make these cozy meals.

    The bad news: We've got a little ways to go before it's officially spring. The good news: There's no better time to make your favorite comfort foods. Consider this your ultimate winter food bucket list before the seasons change.

    1. Linguine With Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

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    All you need are a few basic ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, half and half, paprika, and Parmesan to whip up this creamy pasta recipe. Get the recipe for linguine with sun-dried tomato cream sauce here.

    2. Chicken Lemon Rice Soup

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    Think: Chicken noodle meets zesty wild rice soup in one comforting bowl. Get the recipe for chicken lemon rice soup here.

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    This dish is totally meatless, but it's so decadent you won't even realize. Start with cheesy polenta, roast whatever winter veggies are in your fridge, and enjoy. Get the recipe for Parmesan polenta with roasted vegetables here.

    4. Rigatoni Meatball Soup

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    Imagine a bowl of piping hot tomato soup mixed with a plate of delicious baked pasta. That's what you get with this ultimate comfort food recipe. Get the recipe for rigatoni meatball soup here.

    5. Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

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    This Thai-inspired soup gets a flavor kick from coconut milk, red curry paste, fish sauce, chicken broth, cilantro, and basil. Get the recipe for Thai red curry noodle soup here.

    6. Slow Cooked French Beef Stew With Red Wine

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    This rich and deep beef stew gets its intense flavors from hearty red wine like Syrah or Zinfandel, tomato paste, garlic, bay leaves, and thyme. It calls for beef chuck roast, an inexpensive cut of meat that gets extremely tender when slow-cooked. Get the recipe for slow-cooked French beef stew with red wine here.

    7. Lasagna Bolognese

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    Spaghetti Bolognese and lasagna combine forces in this delectable dinner recipe perfect for feeding a crowd. Get the recipe for lasagna Bolognese here.

    8. Easy French Onion Soup

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    Caramelized onions get simmered in savory beef broth, then topped with melted Gruyère cheese and loads of croutons. It's the kind of recipe that pairs best with sweatpants, a rom-com, and your favorite bottle of red wine. Get the recipe for easy French onion soup here.

    9. Creamy Crock-Pot Cashew Chicken

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    Made with boneless chicken breasts, roasted cashews, bell pepper, potato, ginger, and lots of spices, this melt-in-your-mouth chicken recipe tastes best on a bed of your favorite grains. Get the recipe for creamy Crock-Pot cashew chicken here.

    10. Chicken Alfredo Bake

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    The best part of this meal is that you can make it ahead of time, freeze it, and pop it in the oven when you need a lazy night dinner. Get the recipe for chicken alfredo bake here.

    11. Winter Vegetable Coconut Curry

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    To whip up this winter stew, you can pretty much use any winter vegetables you have on hand from carrots or broccoli to cabbage and sweet potato. If you want to save time and effort, opt for store-bought frozen naan (or your favorite bread for dipping). Get the recipe for winter vegetable coconut curry here.

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    This isn't your aunt's boring old casserole recipe. Wild rice, broccolini, and spinach get baked with Gruyère and gouda cheese, then topped with crispy prosciutto. Get the recipe for spinach and wild rice casserole here.

    13. 30-Minute Chicken Gnocchi

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    Looking for an easy weeknight dinner recipe that tastes way fancier? This one-skillet meal made with chicken, gnocchi, marinara sauce, cream, and mozzarella is just what you're searching for. Get the recipe for chicken and gnocchi skillet here.

    14. White Chicken Chili

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    To save time and effort on dinner, start with store-bought rotisserie chicken or used last night's leftover chicken breasts. Get the recipe for white chicken chili here.

    15. Italian Wedding Soup

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    These chicken meatballs taste delicious made from scratch, but if you're looking to speed things up, you can opt for frozen meatballs instead. Get the recipe for Italian wedding soup here.

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    Your childhood favorite mac 'n' cheese just got a little more sophisticated thanks to homemade spinach pesto (or your go-to store bought version) and Havarti cheese. Get the recipe for havarti mac 'n' cheese with spinach pesto here.

    17. Italian Sausage Stuffed Eggplant

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    Eggplant parmesan gets a bit of a makeover in this hearty recipe featuring spicy Italian sausage, onion, garlic, and mozzarella cheese, baked in the oven until golden brown and melty. Get the recipe for Italian sausage stuffed eggplant here.

    18. Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells

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    Whether you're cooking for a crowd, a family, or just for yourself, stuffed shells are guaranteed pleaser. Best of all, you can prepare the shells ahead of time, freeze them, and bake them in the oven whenever you need a quick and no-fuss dinner. Get the recipe for spinach and cheese stuffed shells here.

    19. Bisquick Chicken Pot Pie

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    Got a box of Bisquick pancake mix in your pantry? Use it to whip up a hearty and heart-warming dinner. You can prepare the chicken and vegetable filling up to two days ahead of time, then store it in the freezer until you're ready to make the pot pie. Another great shortcut is to use rotisserie chicken in the filling. Get the recipe for biscuit chicken pot pie here.

    20. Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

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    Thinly sliced potatoes get layered with sharp cheddar, Gruyère, bacon, caramelized onions, and a creamy sauce, then the whole casserole is baked until its golden and slightly crispy. Get the recipe for loaded scalloped potatoes here.