Winter warmers

Luke Mangan's lamb shanks with smoky paprika.
Luke Mangan's lamb shanks with smoky paprika.

Shanks, mash, a good glass of wine and some chocolate pudding. Or a creamy bowl of soup. What's your ideal winter dish?

Find inspiration with these cold-weather favourites.

Up top there's a selection of favourite slow-cooked meats, then we move into comfort food territory with soup, lasangne and pies. All that cheese and pastry though needs a little colour, so don't forget some veg. There are loads of recipes using seasonal vegetables for side dishes or stand alone, flavour-packed salads.

But of course, a winter feast would not be complete without a warm pudding at the end.

 

Lamb roast.

Roast leg of lamb with skordalia

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (473)
Manfredi

Beef cheeks braised in pepper and red wine

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

STEVE MANFREDI

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Porchetta served with Jap pumpkin with cinnamon and currants. Karen Martini PORCHETTA recipes for Epicure and Good Food. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Styling by Andrea Geisler. Photographed February 15, 2013. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Porchetta: Italian roast pork

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Karen Martini's braised lamb stew with barley and vegetables.

Braised lamb stew with barley and vegetables

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (29)
Luke Mangan's lamb shanks.

Shanks with smoked paprika and garlic mash

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Coq au vin

Coq au vin

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Slow-braised shoulder of lamb.

Slow-braised shoulder of lamb with aioli

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (21)
Neil Perry's buffalo mozzarella lasagne.

Buffalo mozzarella lasagne

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (163)
Good Food. Hot food. Jill Dupleix
April 2 Vadouvan spice mix. 
Photo Edwina Pickles. 14th March 2013.

Roast cauliflower with vadouvan

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Soft polenta.

Soft polenta

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Goat ragu

Goat ragu with red wine

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Deluxe shepherd's pie.

Deluxe shepherd's pie

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (35)
Sauteed brussels sprouts with browned butter.

Sauteed brussels sprouts with browned butter

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Greek tomato-baked lamb with orzo.

Greek tomato-baked lamb with orzo

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (34)
Roast pork belly with balsamic onion.

Roast pork belly and balsamic onions

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
One-pot chicken.

Pot roast chicken

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (25)
Lentil shepherd's pie.

Lentil shepherd's pie

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (46)
Roast pork.

Italian-style roast pork

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
thumb--gratin

Creamy potato gratin

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (33)
Thai-inspired roast pumpkin soup.

Roast pumpkin soup with Thai flavours and young coconut

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Neil Perry's minestrone with beans and chickpeas.

Minestrone soup with legumes and bacon

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
Leek and potato soup.

Leek and potato soup

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (32)
Hot chocolate fondant.

Hot chocolate fondant

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
Apple and orange crumble tart.

Apple and orange crumble tart

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (40)
Never-fail hot raspberry souffle.

Never-fail hot raspberry souffle

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Apple Tart Tartin by Karen Martini. To be used for upcoming recipe pages in Epicure/Good Food. Styling by Marnie Rowe, photographs by Marcel Aucar. Please credit.

Apple tarte tatin

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Little golden syrup puds

Little golden syrup puds

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Pears

Poached pears with chocolate sauce

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Justin North

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)