When the weather cools down, we naturally turn to heartier, more comforting food. At the top of our list? A warming winter stew or casserole.
Simple to make and packed with rich, delicious flavours, these hearty stew and casserole recipes are like being hugged from inside.
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This classic French stew contains hearty haricot beans, sausages and chicken is full of fresh vegetables and is beautiful served with crusty bread.
Beef and red wine casserole
The ultimate rich and comforting winter meal idea. Slow cooked until tender with bold flavours of red wine, cinnamon and hearty carrots.
This classic family favourite ready in twenty minutes and best served with creamy mashed potatoes. Add in some greens for a perfectly-balanced meal.
Our vegetarian cassoulet is a rich comfort meal. A rich slow-cooked casserole full of hearty beans, plenty of veg in a tomato sauce and bread topping
Lamb and apricot tagine pressure cooker
Get tender, succulent lamb without having to wait with this pressure cooker recipe. Sweet apricots contrast beautifully and a touch of almond crunch
Quick salami and olive chicken cacciatore
This chicken cacciatore with tomatoes, onions, and a dash of wine will be ready in under an hour. We’ve added salami and olives for extra flavour.
Italian veal casserole
This luscious veal casserole is simmered with olive and tomato until the meat is incredibly tender. Lemon and parsley give it a bright finish.
Irish stew with carrot-top salsa verde
We top off this meaty Irish stew by using the carrot tops in our salsa verde to adds a nice fresh element and stop them ending up in the bin.
Roast chicken with chorizo & chickpea stew
Roast chicken served with luxurious smokey and spicy chorizo and chickpea stew. A simple meal with minimal effort. Can be made 8 hours ahead
Slow-cooker beef, mushroom and red wine stew
Warm, hearty and packed with mushrooms and bacon, this beef stew is slow-cooked in a fragrant red wine sauce to tender perfection.
Coq au vin
This coq au vin recipe is an authentic way to cook the classic French stew. Richly flavoured with bacon, mushroom, garlic, and wine – it’s a true comfort dish.
Chorizo and chickpea stew
Inspired by New Orleans gumbo this nourishing stew of full of spicy chorizo and soft chickpeas. Perfect with fresh baby spinach leaves
Basil, chickpea vegetable stew
This vegie-packed stew with basil pesto is cooked low and slow in the slow cooker for full flavour and tender chickpeas. Verjuice adds an extra tang
Beef Carbonnade (Flemish stew) slow cooker
This classic Belgian beef stew is known for tender beef cooked in a rich beer-based sauce. We’ve used Belgian style dark beer for a hearty flavour.
Lemon chicken casserole
Serve this delicious saucy dish with flavourful rice and a crisp green salad.
Ham hock with lentils
Smoky saltiness of ham hock and the hearty goodness of lentils and fresh veg cooked in the pressure cooker for tender meat, in under an hour.
Verjuice chicken and leek stew
If you like recipes with loads of flavors, this verjuice chicken and leek stew is the answer. You’ll love the highly acidic flavour verjuice provides.
This hearty black bean and mixed meat stew is often called the national dish of Brazil.
Classic beef stew with dumplings
This dish is winter in a pot. Hearty and warming, packed with beef and bacon and topped with cheesy dumplings, the family will be asking for seconds.
Provencal beef stew
This classic French braised beef, red wine, and vegetable stew is simple and delicious.
Osso buco with gremolata
Osso buco is traditionally made from cross-cut veal shins which results in the characteristic ring of bone central to each piece.
Baked chicken cacciatore
Splurge a little with this hearty Italian classic. Succulent chicken baked in a rich white wine and tomato sauce with salty kalamata olives and herbs.
Pork belly and chorizo stew
With a classic, paprika-spiced chicken goulash that’s made even more comforting with a side of creamy potato mash and toasted bread, this hearty Hungarian dish will become a winter favourite in no time!
Spicy seafood bouillabaisse
Comfort food at its best – this rich and creamy beef stroganoff will have you coming back for seconds.
This popular dish has stood the test of time. Beef Bourguignon (Bœuf Bourgignon in French) is a world wide loved classic for a reason.
Slow-cooker coq au vin
This traditional French chicken, bacon and mushroom stew is made even more flavoursome when cooked overnight in a slow-cooker.
Hungarian veal goulash
Rich with the distinctive flavours of paprika and sour cream, this Hungarian goulash makes for a hearty and delicious meal.
Fish stew with saffron, tomato and wine
Easy lamb and bean casserole
Beef casserole with cheesy herb dumplings
Stay cosy indoors this weekend with this hearty, slow-cooked beef casserole topped with dumplings. A side order of mash and greens completes the meal.
Fish, white bean and tomato stew
Lamb tagine with sweet prunes
Slow-cooked osso buco with mixed mushrooms
Italian-style slow-cooked osso bucco that will melt in your mouth.
Chorizo and chickpea stew
Smoky and delicious baked chorizo and chickpea stew from Australian Women’s Weekly.
Italian bean stew
Warm, hearty and packed full of veggies, this tasty Italian bean stew is a real family favourite for cool Winter evenings. It’s also vegetarian friendly and full of nutrients!
Smoky chickpea stew
Conjure images of India with this colourful vegetarian stew. Cooked in paprika, this spicy dish will invigorate the senses from the smokey capsicum to the tiny chickpeas.
Beef tagine with spinach and olives
Take your beef stew to the next level with this delicious beef, spinach and olive tagine.
Chicken and chorizo stew
Packed full of protein and flavour, this hearty chicken and chorizo stew is brilliant on a cool evening for a tasty family dinner without the hassle.
Lamb neck chop and lentil stew with kumara carrot mash
This thick, hearty lamb neck chop and lentil stew is brilliant served with a dollop of creamy kumara carrot mash. It’s the perfect combination of flavours for a warming family dinner.
Pork, mushroom and marsala stew
Hot, thick and hearty, this glorious pork, mushroom and marsala stew makes the ultimate comfort food for a cool Winter evening. Scoop yourself a bowl straight out of the pot, and enjoy with a slice of crusty bread.
Chicken, asparagus and pea casserole
Spanish seafood stew with aioli
Packed full of beautifully fresh seafood, this hearty Spanish stew is the ultimate comfort food for cooler evenings with the family.
Beef and barley stew
This hearty beef and barley stew is a great recipe to cook while camping; swap the saucepan for a camp oven and cook over hot coals.