Warm, cozy, hearty and satisfying are what you want in a meal when it’s bitter cold, rainy and snowy outside. And furthermore, you don’t want to expend much energy making it happen. Here, you’ll find 2 dishes that you can make with the help of your pressure cooker, slow cooker, oven or stovetop.

Some prep work may be required, but that’s okay. The outcome will be as tasty and delicious as you imagine, so pick your menu option and get to work making it happen.

Stew
Stews are typically cooked low and slow and full of meats and vegetables, or a seafood medley, or even a vegan option, all simmering in a savory broth. The best thing about a stew, though, is that it’s hard to make just a serving or two. They’re typically a large batch meal that’s perfect for leftovers, which means you get to eat it again a few days later, which is always a win for meal planning.

Butternut Squash, Chickpea And Lentil Moroccan Stew by Ambitious Kitchen
 :: You won’t miss the meat with this protein-packed lentil and chickpea stew that’s highly spiced and seasoned with moroccan-inspired flavors like cumin, cinnamon, turmeric and cayenne. Add little butternut squash adds texture and it’s all simmered in a vegetable broth to help infuse the flavors. Make it in a Dutch oven right on your stovetop. Any leftovers are both refrigerator and freezer-friendly.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa And Cabbage Stew by Aberdeen’s Kitchen :: 
Kielbasa sausage adds a spiciness to this chicken stock, onion, potatoes, carrots and cabbage stew. It’s all cooked to outrageous deliciousness in your slow cooker. It’s full of healthy vegetables that are saturated with seasonings as they cook low and slow. Serve it with a crusty bread for maximum enjoyment.

Lasagna
Lasagna is that layered casserole that’s hard to resist since it offers an abundance of flavor, all in one dish. The carbs of the pasta that help divide the meaty sauce and cheesy layers are not only delicious, but oh, so satisfying. Here are two different takes on the traditional lasagna recipe, but both are equally delectable and perfect for staying full and cozy during the winter season.

White Chicken Spinach Lasagna by House Of Nash Eats
 :: Skip the tomato-based lasagna and instead use a creamy and cheesy white sauce that perfectly complements this chicken-based casserole. It’s all made even more delicious with the addition of mushrooms and spinach that are layered between the sheets of pasta. It’s seasoned with herbs like basil, oregano and fennel seed. A little heat is added with crushed red pepper flakes. It’s a different flavor profile that’s still ultra satisfying with its cheesy and sumptuous ingredients.

30 Minute One Pot Lasagna Soup by The Girl On Bloor :: Make this crave-worthy soup in your Instant Pot or slow cooker. It has all the flavors and textures of a classic Italian lasagna, but it’s in soup form. There’s no messy layering to worry about. Ground beef, onions, garlic, Italian seasonings and marinara sauce are cooked before the noodles are added to soften and become tender. The cheeses are added once the soup is ladled into bowls. It’s a cozy way to enjoy a classic, with a spoon, instead of a fork.