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5 Go-To Winter Dishes That Will Keep You Nice and Warm

We’ve heard that long after the first cobbled-together snowmen and mugs of eggnog, there are people who embrace the bone-chilling temperatures, blustery snowstorms, and constantly crunching salt beneath their boots. Somewhere out there exist those friends that simply love winter. And that’s OK, even if we may not share that sentiment. For those of us who need a little extra motivation to get through the most frigid part of the year, our Culinary team has rounded up their top Plated winter dishes that will provide warm comfort at home, while Old Man Winter goes HAM outside your door…

Coconut Curry Noodles with Roasted Cauliflower

“I am always looking for vegetarian dishes that don’t sacrifice flavor. The broth in this curry is so delicious, I find myself dying to lick the bowl clean… It has just the right amount of spice to warm you up from the insides on any cold night.” —Chef Andrea

Herb-Roasted Chicken with Carrot, Parsnip, and Mushroom Farro

This dish is just everything I want on a cold weeknight—flavorful, filling, easy to prepare, and with minimal cleanup. I love the way the juice from the chicken makes a sauce for the hearty farro and roasted root vegetables. With a glass of red wine, you’re all set!” —Chef Elana

Seared Steak and Kale Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese Vinaigrette

“Salads in the winter are a nice break from warm and heavy dishes. The seared steak and hearty kale in this dish keep it filling. Only one pan is needed to sear the steak! Other than that, just whisk the dressing in a large bowl and toss all the veggies in.” —Chef Michelle

Teriyaki Salmon with Butter Lettuce, Avocado, and Creamy Sesame Dressing

“It’s MAGICAL how much this dish resembles a favorite Japanese meal, except—if I dare say—it’s even better. Incredibly easy with very little cleanup, this sticky, salty-sweet salmon is matched in deliciousness only by our epic take on ginger salad dressing. I make this when I want to recreate a restaurant classic without putting on my coat and leaving the house. That time’s better spent curled up on the couch with a blanket, anyway.” —Chef Suzanne

Winter Vegetable Chili with Black Beans and Butternut Squash

“Seasonal butternut squash elevates the classic flavor profile of this veggie and black bean chili. I won’t leave the house at all when I have a big batch simmering on the stove. It only tastes better the next day, too, so maybe I won’t leave all week…” —Chef Lau

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