6 Warm Winter Meals that Will Bring the Whole Family Together

by Lisa Lozano 9:38 AM, January 8, 2016

Rachael Ray Show

Aired January 8, 2016

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend more time with family, what better way to do that than to gather for a delicious meal? Read on for six comforting and delicious meals that the whole family will love.

Crispy Mustard Breaded Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Wedges

The “Irish Rachael Ray” Clodagh McKenna prepared this dish, which cooks up on only one baking sheet so there is very little cleanup! First, she makes her own breading from homemade breadcrumbs, herbs, Dijon mustard, shallots and garlic. Then she prepares a tray of peeled butternut squash or sweet potatoes cut into long wedges, and drizzles with olive oil. Finally, she dredges pork chops in flour, an egg wash, and the breadcrumbs, then sets them atop the vegetables and put them right into the oven. Yum!

Brined Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Rachael devised this delicious recipe, which calls for brining, which isn’t just for turkeys! The result is a plump, moist bird and roasted vegetables cooked in the delicious drippings.

Lasagna Bolognese

Fabio Viviani’s rich Bolognese-style meat lasagna is the real deal, and is so special that it made our second list of “Foods to Make Before You Die.” Fabio evens challenges you to make your own pasta – why not?

Chicken Thighs with Orange and Rosemary, and Saffron Rice with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

This sweetly savory chicken and rice dish is sure to be a hit with everyone around the table.

Rocco DiSpririto’s Mama’s Meatballs

You can’t go wrong with these homestyle meatballs from Rocco Dispirito. Serve with spaghetti and marinara for the perfect cozy winter meal.

Cacciatore (Hunter-Style Chicken)

For this dish, skin-on and bone-in chicken thighs are cooked in a richly layered tomato sauced that features roasted red peppers and mushrooms. Serve with spaghetti as Rachael does.

What is your family’s favorite dish? Share below, and watch to see how Rocco makes his mom's meatballs: