15 Feel-Good Stews For Chilly Nights

I may not have grown up in a part of the country that had snow days (or even days below freezing, for that matter), but we did have gumbo weather. It began as soon as you could see your breath and the tip of your nose began to numb. From November to March, the best way to get toasty was a pot of gumbo (of course), but any hearty stew would do.

Slow, low simmers deepen flavors of simple ingredients like carrots, chicken, or chickpeas, so that each spoonful warms you up like a furnace. It’s the feel-good food equivalent to cuddling under a thick blanket. If you’re experiencing winter snow advisories or maybe just (a little bit balmier) gumbo weather, cozy up to one of these 15 stews tonight.

Oma's Chicken Paprikash

Oma’s Chicken Paprikash by Loves Food Loves to Eat

Heidi Swanson's Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Garlic

Heidi Swanson’s Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and G…

by Genius Recipes

Kimchi Stew with Pork Belly

Kimchi Stew with Pork Belly

by Sara Jenkins

George Cowan's Oyster Stew

George Cowan’s Oyster Stew by Kristen Miglore

Deborah Madison's Potato and Green Chile Stew

Deborah Madison’s Potato and Green Chile Stew by Genius Recipes

Punjabi Buttermilk Stew with Spinach Dumplings

Punjabi Buttermilk Stew with Spinach Dumplings by Shveta Berry

Licorice Root and Malt Beer Beef Stew

Licorice Root and Malt Beer Beef Stew

by Mettch

Yam and Peanut Stew with Kale

Yam and Peanut Stew with Kale

by Gena Hamshaw

Jamie Oliver's Italian Bread and Cabbage Soup

Jamie Oliver’s Italian Bread and Cabbage Soup

by Genius Recipes

Lentil and Sausage Stew

Lentil and Sausage Stew

by Leanne Brown

Avocado Dumplings in Curry Tomato Broth

Avocado Dumplings in Curry Tomato Broth by Megan Taylor

Chicken, Chard, and Cranberry Bean Stew

Chicken, Chard, and Cranberry Bean Stew by ieatthepeach

Shrimp and Chorizo Stew

Shrimp and Chorizo Stew by Josh Cohen

Pakistani Nihari (Slow-Cooked Spiced Lamb Stew)

Pakistani Nihari (Slow-Cooked Spiced Lamb Stew)

by Sumayya Usmani

Alton Brown's Shrimp Gumbo

Alton Brown’s Shrimp Gumbo by Genius Recipes

What’s the best way to warm up in cold weather? Soups? Stews? Hot mugs of chocolate? Share below!

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