Warm and Comforting 30-Minute Meals

Here's our gift to you: Ten warm, comforting, easy meals for the coldest and busiest months of the year. From soups to hearty pastas to chicken dinner winners, you'll want to try them all!
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Here's our gift to you: Ten warm, comforting, easy meals for the coldest and busiest months of the year. From soups to hearty pastas to chicken dinner winners, you'll want to try them all!

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Give your favorite childhood meal a sophisticated spin.

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Break it Down

Melt 2 tbsp. butter into the oil, then add the onions, garlic, thyme, and paprika; season with salt and pepper.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese - Step 1

Step 2

Transfer the mixture to a food processor, add the tomatoes and process until smooth.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese - Step 2

Step 3

Sandwich 2 slices of cheese between 2 slices of bread, then spread the outsides of both bread slices with softened butter.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese - Step 3

Step 4

Stir the cream into the soup.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese - Step 4

Sausage Ragu with Pappardelle

Get a super flavorful pasta in just half an hour by using lots of fresh herbs and spices.

Sausage Ragu with Pappardelle

Sausage Ragu with Pappardelle

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Cook sausage until browned, breaking up with a spoon. Add the onion, garlic and celery and cook to soften, 10 minutes. Deglaze with wine.

Sausage Ragu with Pappardelle - Part 1

Step 2

Bring the sauce to a simmer, season with salt and stir in the basil.

Sausage Ragu with Pappardelle - Part 2

Step 3

Return the pasta to the pot and stir in half the sauce and pasta cooking water as needed.

Sausage Ragu with Pappardelle - Part 3

Step 4

Stir to combine.

Sausage Ragu with Pappardelle - Part 4

Beef Goulash with Blue Cheese

You'll never look at "Macaroni and Cheese" the same way again after making this meaty one-pot wonder.

Beef Goulash with Blue Cheese

Beef Goulash with Blue Cheese

Smoky Roasted Rapini and Strozzapreti

No Italian lesson necessary here (we've got you covered!): Rapini means broccoli rabe, and Strozzapreti is a hand-rolled pasta similar to cavatelli.

Smoky Roasted Rapini and Strozzapreti

Smoky Roasted Rapini and Strozzapreti

Hot Dog Paprikash

The traditional "meat and potatoes" gets a German twish.

Hot Dog Paprikash

Hot Dog Paprikash

Green Pasta with Ham & Eggs

Even Sam I Am will like these "green eggs" and ham!

Green Pasta with Ham & Eggs

Green Pasta with Ham & Eggs

Curried Lamb or Turkey Sandwiches on Naan Bread

Whip up this Indian classic in no time.

Curried Lamb or Turkey Sandwiches on Naan Bread

Curried Lamb or Turkey Sandwiches on Naan Bread

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Combine the lamb or turkey with the spinach, yogurt, garam masala, garlic and finely chopped mint.

Curried Lamb or Turkey Sandwiches on Naan Bread - Step 1

Step 2

Place about one-sixth of the mixture on a piece of wax paper or parchment and place another sheet on top. Roll out or press the mixture into a thin, free-form patty no more than 1/2 inch thick.

Curried Lamb or Turkey Sandwiches on Naan Bread - Step 2

Step 3

Combine the coarsely chopped mint with the tomatoes and red onion.

Curried Lamb or Turkey Sandwiches on Naan Bread - Step 3

Step 4

Drizzle the griddle with EVOO to lightly coat, then cook the patties until golden and cooked through, 3 or 4 minutes on each side.

Curried Lamb or Turkey Sandwiches on Naan Bread - Step 4

Step 5

Wipe the griddle, add a splash of water, then cook the naans until crispy and blistered on each side.

Curried Lamb or Turkey Sandwiches on Naan Bread - Step 5

Cauliflower Steaks with Cheesy Cauli-Puree and Hazelnut Gremolata

Thick, meaty slices of grilled cauliflower make Meatless Monday feel like any other day of the week!

Cauliflower Steaks with Cheesy Cauli-Puree and Hazelnut Gremolata

Cauliflower Steaks with Cheesy Cauli-Puree and Hazelnut Gremolata

Boneless Chicken Chasseur

Earthy mushrooms and fresh tarragon give this dish its name, which means "hunter" in French.

Boneless Chicken Chasseur

Boneless Chicken Chasseur

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Place the porcini mushrooms and stock in a small pot.

Boneless Chicken Chasseur - Step 1

Step 2

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour.

Boneless Chicken Chasseur - Step 2

Step 3

In a large skillet, heat the EVOO over medium-high. Add the chicken and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.

Boneless Chicken Chasseur - Step 3

Step 4

Remove the mushrooms from the stock and chop.

Boneless Chicken Chasseur - Step 4

Step 5

Drain the noodles, return to the pot and toss with the remaining 1 tbsp. butter.

Boneless Chicken Chasseur - Step 5