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5 Delicious Winter Recipes with a Twist!

Looking to spice up those classic hearty dishes as well as warming the winter blues? We found five alternative recipes from likeminded bloggers that are sure to get your taste buds tingling just in time for dinner.

These top ideas are set to mix up your meal times and get you thinking about what else could possibly go together. Because who wants to be ordinary anyway?

Chicken Fajita Pasta

Filling, warming and easy to make, pasta is an all-time favourite for the winter. But why not liven up your meal and add another family favourite – chicken fajitas! Think the two don’t go? Then think again because bloggers Kevin & Amanda have the ultimate recipe for your new winter dish.

You’ll need:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Taco or fajita seasoning
  • Onions, peppers and garlic
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Olive oil
  • Heavy cream
  • Diced tomatoes and green chillies
  • Penne pasta

Get the recipe!

Chicken Fajita Pasta
Credit: Kevin & Amanda

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Get festive with Crumb Blog’s Christmas twist on the hearty Shepherd’s Pie. Switch up the traditional choice of lamb or beef and add a taste of turkey to reinvent this classic meal. Inventor Isabelle Boucher also likes to spice things up with her Southwest-inspired version which includes a saucy filling, peppers, corn and tomatoes, finished with a delicious mash potato topping.

You’ll need:

  • Lean ground turkey
  • Olive oil
  • Onions and peppers
  • Garlic, chilli powder and cumin
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Frozen corn niblets
  • Potatoes, milk, butter and cheese for the mash

Get the recipe!

Turkey Shepherds Pie
Credit: Crumb Blog

Meatball Sub Mac n’ Cheese

Who doesn’t love meatballs on a dark winter evening, but how do you like yours? Bakeaholic Mama has teamed her classic meatballs with a creamy macaroni and cheese. Why hadn’t we thought of this before! This meatball sub in a pasta form combines meaty substance with a cheesy flavour making for the perfect winter dish. And just when you thought mac and cheese couldn’t get any better!

You’ll need:

  • Pasta
  • Onion and garlic
  • Cheese
  • Butter and flour
  • Ground beef/pork
  • Ritz cracker crumbs
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tomato sauce
  • Fresh parsley
  • Egg

Get the recipe!

Meatball Sub Macaroni and Cheese
Credit: Bakeaholic Mama 

Chilli Con Carne Meat Feast Pizza

Love chilli? Love pizza? Then you’re in for a treat with this mouth-watering chilli-con-carne meat feast pizza delight!  Similar to standard meat feast pizzas but on whole other level, the chizza (see what we did there) from Gran Luchito is a great choice when you just cannot decide between the two.

You’ll need:

  • Minced beef
  • Onion, garlic and peppers
  • Chilli Paste
  • Cumin powder and cinnamon powder
  • Kidney beans and chopped tomatoes
  • Carrot and celery
  • Olive oil
  • Large margarita pizza
  • Cheddar cheese

Get the recipe!

Chilli Con Carne Pizza
Credit: Gran Luchito

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie

And finally for dessert! The crème de la crème and the cherry on top (we’ll stop there). An all-time favourite warming winter dessert, the apple pie has been mixed with a caramel cheesecake. We know, you can scream now! Owner of Mostly Homemade Mom blog, Kelly Miller is the one that’s made our dreams come true with this apple based treat topped with a delightful caramel ice cream topping.

Kelly, we salute you!

You’ll need:

  • Apple pie filling
  • Graham cracker crust
  • Cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Caramel (or vanilla) extract
  • Caramel ice cream topping

Get the recipe!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie
Credit: Mostly Homemade Mom 

So there you have it, our delicious winter recipes that will mix up meal times and leave you warm and satisfied! Oh and if you’re wondering why we’ve not included any hearty soup recipes, that’s because they’ve got their very own blog post right here.

Let us know how you got on by sharing your photos on Facebook or, if you have any exciting twists of your own, please share them with us – the more extreme the better!


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