Winter Dinner Recipes Meal Plan with Gather & Dine

I’m excited to share with you this winter dinner recipes meal plan with Gather & Dine. I don’t know about you but with all of this cold weather I am just craving comfort food! So this week’s Monday meal plan is full of comfort food: pizza, soup, lasagna, and a polenta bake. I threw in a salad too to lighten things up at least a little.  Click here for this week’s grocery shopping list.

Emily from Gather & Dine makes such delicious and beautiful recipes on her blog that I hope you will enjoy! Bringing people together around food gives Emily great joy, and she loves the deep connections that form around the table. For Emily, one of the biggest ways that she shows love and care to her family is through the food she prepares; it’s an act of service while being also a creative outlet. A quiet morning baking in the kitchen is her absolutely favorite way to begin the day. Since her father’s diagnosis with cancer nine years ago, she has given much more attention to health and whole foods. Besides cooking, she loves music, skiing, knitting, and most of all, being with her husband and two children.

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Winter Dinner Recipes Meal Plan with Gather & Dine

Winter Dinner Recipes Meal Plan with Gather and Dine sausage and polenta pepper bakeSausage and Pepper Polenta Bake from Gather & Dine

Prep Time: 40 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes  Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients: polenta, water, milk, sea salt, parmesan, unsalted butter, olive oil, garlic, yellow pepper, red onion, Italian sausage, tomato sauce, oregano.

This is a great gluten free option for people who are avoiding grains and is filled with flavor. My kids love sausage which balances out their distrust of peppers. Also, I love the white baking dish she used for this, it looks similar to this one that is on my wish list!

Winter Dinner Recipes Meal Plan with Gather and Dine cannellini vegetable soup with parmesan toastsCannellini Vegetable Soup with Parmesan Toasts from Gather & Dine

Ingredients: cannellini beans, garlic cloves, sage, rosemary, olive oil, onions, celery, carrots, thyme, zucchini, broth, swiss chard, green cabbage, crushed tomatoes, salt, olive oil, baguette, parmesan.

This soup is perfect comfort food for this cold weather and makes great leftovers. It is full of veggies which I love and herbs making it both hearty and delicious.

Winter Dinner Recipes Meal Plan with Gather and Dine cremini fontina pizza
Cremini Fontina Pizza from Gather & Dine

Ingredients: garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, olive oil, red onion, cremini mushrooms, mozzarella, fontina, parsley, pizza dough.

We have been making a lot of pizzas lately at our house. In the summer we make our pizzas on our grill but in the winter I do it in our oven, either way we use our trusty pizza stone, do you use one too?. This pizza is simple but has great flavors!

Winter Dinner Recipes Meal Plan with Gather and Dine pesto chicken lasagna
Pesto Chicken Lasagna from Gather & Dine

Ingredients: unsalted butter, flour, whole milk, pesto, salt and pepper, chicken breasts, olive oil, lasagna, ricotta, egg, parmesan, dried parsley, mozzarella.

Is there anything better than creamy chicken pesto? I don’t know. This is rich and pairs nicely with the salad that is next in the line-up. The recipe calls for roasting chicken but you can also just use your preferred method of cooking chicken and add it shredded to the dish (I prefer to saute mine).

Winter Dinner Recipes Meal Plan with Gather and Dine beets shallots feta mixed green salad
Beets Shallot and Feta Mixed Greens Salad from Gather & Dine

Ingredients: beets, shallots, olive oil, salt, pepper, mixed greens, feta, olive oil, balsamic, dijon, salt and pepper.

This is a perfect fresh winter salad! I cheat by buying the pre-cooked beets from Trader Joes which aren’t as good as cooking them yourself but get they get the job done.

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  1. There isn’t a single one of these that didn’t make me drool just from looking at the picture! I especially can’t wait to try the Sausage and Pepper Polenta Bake. Thanks for the great meal plan!

  2. I love the sausage and pepper polenta, it all looks great and makes me hungry! Nettie

  3. Wow, this looks like such a varied meal plan, and so much yummy comfort food for January (the frost didn’t clear here in York UK until into the afternoon today). That soup has me almost reaching for my dressing gown and blanket.

  4. How have I not found you before???

    Fabulous recipes – I am moving more to vegetarian and my son and his GF are vegetarian & vegan

    As Arnie once said… I’ll be back!

    • Glad you finally found me! There are plenty of recipes on rainbow delicious that fit your criteria, enjoy!

      Thanks Rae!

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