It can be difficult to find comforting dinners that please the whole family. After a long day at work the last thing anyone wants to do is cook a hearty and nutritious meal. We’ve found five deliciously simple winter warmers to see you through to spring.

Winter Vegetable Bake

  1. We recommend butternut squash, potatoes, onions and radish but any leftover veggies will taste great.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190⁰c.
  3. Peel and roughly chop the vegetables.
  4. Layer the vegetables in the dish, bake for around an hour, until golden. If you’re feeling especially charitable, sprinkle cheese on top, adding some salt and pepper for good measure.

Sausage and Broccoli Frittata

  1. Grab 12 eggs, 100ml of milk, cheese, salt and pepper, and your favourite flavour sausages.
  2. Preheat a large frying pan.
  3. Thoroughly whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper together, adding some cheese.
  4. Chop up the sausages and onions and cook until brown, while boiling the broccoli.
  5. Drain and add the broccoli to the frying pan along with the egg mixture, shaking occasionally.
  6. Put the pan in the oven for a few minutes to brown the top, cut into wedges and you’re ready to go!

Meatloaf and Spaghetti

  1. Grab two onions, 500g of pork mince, an egg, 75g of breadcrumbs, 100g of feta cheese, sage, bay leaves, 600g of spaghetti and a jar of spaghetti sauce.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 180⁰c and grease a large oven-proof dish.
  3. Cook the two onions, while they’re browning combine the mincemeat, egg, breadcrumbs, sage, chopped bay leaves, and feta cheese. Add half of the golden brown onions to the mincemeat mixture.
  4. Mould into a sausage shape and put in the ovenproof dish. Cook for around 40/45 minutes.
  5. While the meatloaf is cooking, boil a portion of spaghetti. Add the sauce to the leftover onions and simmer.
  6. Once everything is cooked, add the spaghetti to the sauce and slice the meatloaf, done!

With these choices, everyone should be happy for the rest of the season, with warm bellies comes a happy family. Plus, these recipes will keep the family full without any stress; which is always a bonus!