14 Recipes From Ina Garten To Keep You Warm This Winter

Celebrity chef Ina Garten is famous for her delectable recipes — and for making them easy for anyone to prepare at home. She specializes in recipes that are flavorful, tasty and look fancy while being actual foods that busy people have time to make. If you think you can’t pull off “The Barefoot Contessa” star’s dishes, you should know that this former caterer is completely self-taught and has no formal training!

In honor of the winter season now upon us, here are some of Garten’s best recipes for when the weather outside is frightful:

1. Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Is there anything more comforting on a chilly winter’s night than a hot bowl of soup? Garten’s recipe for homemade tomato soup paired with grilled cheese croutons is a delicious twist on a classic combination.


2. Easy Sticky Buns

Garden calls these sweet sticky buns the perfect treat for Christmas breakfast, and we couldn’t agree more. Now you have another reason — besides presents — to look forward to Christmas morning.


3. Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

What’s better than mashed potatoes (which, let’s be honest, are already pretty great)? Mashed potatoes with goat cheese. Baking them gives the dish that beautiful golden top!


4. Mac and Cheese

Garten’s take on comfort food classic mac and cheese features Gruyère, cheddar, bread crumbs and tomatoes. Not surprisingly, it looks heavenly!

5. Roasted Ratatouille with Poletna

This ratatouille with polenta is loaded with roasted vegetables, which sounds like a perfect healthy meal for a chilly night.

6. Shrimp and Swordfish Curry

Seafood lovers will go crazy for this shrimp and swordfish curry. It’s got plenty of spices, plus jalapeño give this dish an extra kick to warm you up when temperatures dip.

7. Chicken Stew with Biscuits

Crispy homemade biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to this hearty chicken stew. Looks like comfort food at its finest!

8. Mulled Wine

In the wintertime, even alcoholic beverages get a warm makeover. Mulled wine is perfect for sipping next to crackling fire.

9. Winter Minestrone & Garlic Bruschetta

Veggies, beans, pasta and broth combine to make this rich minestrone soup. Add garlic bruschetta, and you have a perfect cold-weather meal!

10. Potato Basil Frittata

Frittatas are a great, filling dish that can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner. This potato basil frittata looks as simple to make as it is delicious.

11. French Chocolate Bark

Something homemade always make for a great gift, and Garten recommends her French chocolate bark for an easy holiday present. We think anyone would be delighted to receive this!

12. Baked Fontina

Elevate your Super Bowl party contribution with this recipe for baked fontina. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser when paired with crusty bread for dipping.

You can find more recipes from Ina Garten, as well as links to her cookbooks, on her Barefoot Contessa website.