Easy winter meal ideas you’ll love

If you live in Hilliard, Ohio, you know that time of year is approaching when many of us begin to crave warm, comforting meals to cook at home like soups, savory and fulfilling casseroles, and easy weeknight dishes to accommodate our busy schedules. Below we’ve compiled a roundup of some easy winter meal ideas we think you’ll love. 

Pressure Cooker Saucy Italian Chicken 

With just three main ingredients plus parmesan, mozzarella, and seasoning, this is an easy weeknight dish that a pressure cooker will be ready to serve in just 10 minutes. Alternatively, the slow cooker version can be prepared ahead of time and cooked on low for 4-6 hours. 

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup 

For those who enjoy holiday ham, this is a great way to use leftovers, and it freezes well too. Simply combine all the ingredients - just ham, peas, carrots, onions, garlic, broth, and seasoning! - and cook on low 8-10 hours or until the peas are tender.

Butternut Squash Soup 

Here’s a warm and savory recipe that takes advantage of winter produce and staples like peas and carrots you may already have in your kitchen. Pro tip: roast the butternut squash to avoid the labor of peeling and dicing! 

Vegetarian Lasagna 

This traditional one-dish meal can be prepped in just 15 minutes with just a handful of simple ingredients: three cheeses, marinara, an egg, noodles, and seasoning. For added simplicity, use no-boil flat lasagna noodles. They won’t tear or curl during your assembly process. 

Speedy Teriyaki Salmon 

Salmon is always an easy dish because it cooks so quickly. Total prep and cook time on this Food Network favorite is just 20 minutes! The microwaveable bag of rice means you only have one skillet to wash when you’re finished. 

Turkey Biscuit Stew 

A comfort food home run, and another great way to repurpose your holiday leftovers. This is another recipe that takes advantage of ingredients you may already have in your kitchen like milk, butter, flour, onions, peas, and carrots. A tube of store-bought biscuits dramatically reduces prep time.

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese 

Just pasta, butter, milk, cheese, and seasoning make this a deliciously simple meal adored by all ages. Toss it all into the slow cooker, and you’re ready to rock. The hardest part is waiting the two hours it takes to cook!

Not all Hilliard, Ohio apartments provide modern, open-concept kitchens with large islands ideal for food prep, but that is precisely what you can find at The Pointe Hilliard. You’ll also find stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, so even those hastily assembled winter soups and casseroles feel more sophisticated. Call (614) 845-6907 to book a tour and explore our 13 available floor plans. We’re ready to welcome you home.

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Oct 27