Après-Ski: 5 Hearty Recipes for Your Weekend Getaway

Ah, the beloved long weekend. An extra day away from work and school may mean you’re heading somewhere wintery to hit the slopes and spend time with friends and family. While you probably haven’t given much thought to your weekend grocery list, everyone’s mind will be on dinner after a day of skiing. We’ve put together some fail-proof recipes perfect for a ski weekend—they’re hearty, shareable, made almost entirely with staple ingredients you can find at any grocery store, and ready in 45 minutes or less.

Chicken Chili

We can’t think of a better way to warm up than with a big pot of chili. Our chicken variation is simple yet delicious with the addition of white beans and sweet potato. Grab a baguette or your favorite fresh bread and pair the chili with garlic pull-apart bread.

Spinach-Artichoke Skillet Pizza

A party favorite meets pizza in this noteworthy dinner. Pizza is an ideal ski weekend meal—easily feeding the masses and providing a fun way for the kids to get involved in the kitchen. Plus, our Spinach-Artichoke Skillet Pizza comes together in just two pans, so cleanup is a cinch.

Baked Ziti

Baked ziti is always a good idea. This classic Italian comfort food gets cheffy with veggie twist. Roasted cauliflower is folded in for a bump of flavor and a hearty, nutty finish that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Escarole and White Bean Stew

If you forgot to stock the ski house before a weekend of company, this Escarole and White Bean Stew will save you. Chances are you can find almost all of this stew’s components—white beans, garlic, vegetable stock, diced tomatoes—at even the simplest grocery stores.

Greek Pita Nachos

Nachos are one of our favorites ways to feed a large group and get creative. We’re drawing on Greek cuisine for inspiration with this classic Greek salad and nacho mashup. Or switch things up with more easy nacho ideas.

Looking for a decadent way to unwind and thaw out? Try one of our creamy hot chocolate recipes like Chai Hot Chocolate or Peanut Butter Cup. And, don’t forget a nightcap for the adults with this Chamomile Hot Toddy.

This article is intended for individuals 21-years-old and over. Please drink responsibly.

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