The bad news: It’s officially winter and it’s damn freezing out. The good news: It’s the perfect time to indulge in all of your favorite comfort foods, from baked ziti to slow-cooker ramen. Here’s what to make for dinner this month.

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December 1: French Onion Soup Casserole

You’ll need a spoon and a fork for this.

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December 2: Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

Further proof that cauliflower is the world’s most versatile vegetable.

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December 3: Chicken-Fried Rice

Takeout? Nah. Stay in.

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December 4: Cheater's Pizza

Top this no-knead pizza dough with tons of cheese.

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December 5: Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches

Nothing like some Southern comfort to get us through winter.

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December 6: Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Just like Grandma makes it. (You know, your cool grandma who makes healthy vegetarian mains.)

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December 7: Crock-pot Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bolognese

Comfort food, minus all those pesky carbs.

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December 8: Cauliflower Gratin

Move over, potatoes. Move way over.

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December 9: Slow-Cooker Ramen Noodle Soup

Brrrr, it’s cold in here. Eat this.

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December 10: Easy One-Pan Baked Ziti

Doing dishes is for suckers.

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December 11: Chicken Potpie Potato Skins

Edible potato bowls > actual bowls.

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December 12: BLT Macaroni and Cheese

The sneaky way to make mac and cheese even better: Just add bacon.

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December 13: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos

You won’t even miss the tortilla chips.

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December 14: Pumpkin Polenta

Hello, creamy, silky, rich goodness.

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December 15: French Beef Stew

Ready for the secret ingredient? It’s red wine.

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December 16: Pesto Grilled Cheese

Your childhood fave is all grown up.

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December 17: Shrimp in Thai Coconut Sauce

We’d put this creamy curry on pretty much anything.

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December 18: Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese

It’s still pumpkin season, people.

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December 19: Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings

Make these on game night (or any night, really).

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December 20: Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm your heart and your soul with every spoonful.

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December 21: General Tso's Cauliflower

A little sweet, a little spicy and totally irresistible.

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December 22: Ravioli Lasagna

Holy moly. Our two favorite pasta dishes just became one.

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December 23: 30-Minute Mozzarella Chicken

You could whip this up in the time it takes to watch a Friends rerun.

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Oooh, this is everything we've been craving.

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December 25: Slow-Cooker Ham with Honey Marmalade Mustard Glaze

Merry Christmas! Eat lots and lots of ham.

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December 26: Croque Madame

Use your ham leftovers to make this decadent sandwich, complete with a runny egg.

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December 27: Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

You were going to dunk a grilled cheese sandwich in there anyway. This makes it easier.

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December 28: Mini Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

You'll never settle for plain old meatloaf again.

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December 29: Easy Beef Noodle Stir-Fry

Takeout, shmakeout.

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December 30: Breakfast Nachos

You’ve gotta have breakfast for dinner at least once before the year ends.

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All the finger foods and all the Champagne for New Year's. YOLO.

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