Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (March 14 – 20)

Winter is *finally* coming to a close, with warmer days and spring produce on the horizon. But we’re not ready to say goodbye to comfort food season just yet. This week, we’re honoring the cold weather’s end with seven cozy dinners that hit you right in the feels. We’re talking low-lift soups, cheesy casseroles and the ultimate crowd-pleaser for St. Patrick’s Day.

80 Cold Weather Recipes That Will Warm You Right Up

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Shopping List

2 lemons
3 yellow onions
2 heads garlic
1½ pounds Brussels sprouts
1 large red onion
5 carrots
7 stalks celery
7 ounces frozen peas
3 large russet potatoes
One 1-inch piece ginger
5 ounces baby spinach
1 head cauliflower
1 sweet onion
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch thyme
1 bunch scallions
2 bunches kale
1 bunch dill

4 whole chicken legs (legs and thighs together)
2 pounds ground beef
1 egg
2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 4 medium)
1 pound ground pork
One 3- to 4-pound chicken

10 ounces plain Greek yogurt
2 sticks unsalted butter
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
4 ounces sour cream
20 ounces whole milk
10 ounces shredded white cheddar cheese
2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese

1 pound dry, bite-size pasta (such as gemelli)
3 ounces plain breadcrumbs
2 ounces panko breadcrumbs

Canned and Packaged Goods
Curry powder
20 ounces beef broth
Whole-grain mustard
12 ounces Guinness stout
Sesame seeds
White miso
One 14-ounce can cannellini beans

Pantry Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, ground allspice, ground nutmeg, all-purpose flour, nonstick cooking spray, Dijon mustard, honey, ground ginger, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), rice vinegar, black peppercorns

Monday: Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Legs

Minimal ingredients, simple prep and tons of protein. Serve the citrusy masterpiece over white rice or alongside a Greek salad.

Tuesday: Swedish Meatballs

You’re only 40 minutes away from this soul-warming Swedish delicacy. (It’s even better than IKEA.) If you don’t plate them with 20-minute mashed potatoes, you’re doing it wrong.

Wednesday: Honey Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken With Brussels Sprouts

Pan juices, honey and your trusty baking sheet are the secret to crispy, caramelized sprouts. Don’t even get us started on the crackly chicken skin.

Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie

If you want to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in style, go with this stick-to-your-ribs twist on shepherd’s pie that’s way easier to make than corned beef. (Even better, there’s goat cheese in the potato topping.)

Friday: Warm Ginger-scallion Pork & Kale Salad

If you’re not a fan of kale, odds are it’s because you’ve only tried it raw. Sautéing it in an acidic, vinegary dressing helps tenderize the hardy green.

Saturday: Easy, Lazy Chicken Soup With Beans And Greens

We’ll miss you, soup season. If you want to make this cheater’s recipe even easier, use shredded rotisserie chicken instead of roasting a whole bird.

Sunday: Roasted Cauliflower Macaroni And Cheese

Even your picky kids won’t mind the cauliflower florets, thanks to this mac’s buttery white cheddar cheese sauce.

For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.

taryn pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...