Spring is around the corner, but for most of us, March is still about snow days, sweaters and roaring fireplaces. Here are 10 dishes to give you the classic winter comfort fare you crave.
|French Onion Soup
Meltingly tender onions, meaty stock, and rich, nutty melted cheese—these are the indispensable elements that make this boldly flavored soup a favorite of French and American tables.
Here, braised beef, hearty vegetables and red wine come together in a rich, savory stew that warms the soul. Simply steamed potatoes are the perfect accompaniment.
With a buttery, flaky crust and creamy medley of chicken and vegetables, this is home cooking at its best.
|Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce
A combination of ground beef, ground pork and pancetta lends deep flavors to this classic Italian sauce, which is tossed with wide pasta noodles and topped with a generous grating of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
|Asian-Style Chicken Soup
A spice-infused broth makes this soup — packed with chicken vegetables, noodles and plenty of herbs — lively and comforting.
|Potato and Celery Root Gratin with Gruyère
The nutty, earthy taste of celery root pairs wonderfully with potatoes in this rich, cream gratin, filled with two types of cheeses.
|Texas Beef Chili
This is true Texas chili — it’s all about the beef, with no beans or tomatoes. A blend of bold seasonings, plus toppings of sour cream, cheese and onions, take your bowl over the top.
|Healthy Tuscan Bean Soup
This Italian-inspired soup stars earthy beans, cabbage, and vegetables in a simple broth. It’s minestrone the days it’s made, but the next day, when stale bread is added to thicken and stretch the pot, it’s chunky ribollita.
|Truffled Mac and Cheese
Nostalgic macaroni and cheese reaches a new level with a drizzle of fragrant truffle oil. Save it for a special occasion.
|Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta
Slowly cooked on the bone, these short ribs turn out succulent and tender enough to cut with a fork. The bones also enrich the braising liquid, which mingles delectably with the cheesy polenta.