Cooking Channel's 25 Most-Popular Winter Recipes

When the weather outside is frightful, turn to one of our top recipes for dinner (or dessert) inspiration and warm up.

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Hotdish Tater Tot Casserole

This potluck-ready casserole may look humble, but crispy Tater Tots on top of hearty beef and vegetable filling beat a pot pie any day.

Get the Recipe: Hotdish (Tater Tot Casserole)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kelsey Nixon's cookies tastes like childhood. This is the perfect classic recipe to keep in your back pocket for whenever a chocolate chip craving hits.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Michigan Pasty (Meat Hand Pie)

Toss your frozen hand-held pies and make your own flaky dough pockets stuffed with beef, rutabaga, carrots, onions and potatoes. After you crack one open, dip it in ketchup — it's the Michigan way.

Get the Recipe: Michigan Pasty (Meat Hand Pie)

Chili Verde (Colorado Green Chili)

Roasted Anaheim chiles and tender pork shoulder get cozy in this tomatillo-based chili that warms you from the inside out.

Get the Recipe: Chili Verde (Colorado Green Chili)

Chicken Chow Mein

When you make this easy Chinese dish at home, you can eat it all week long instead of bingeing one late night.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Chow Mein

Sticky Honey-Soy Chicken Wings

Game day will never be the same after you swap boring Buffalo wings for crunchy and sticky honey-soy-coated chicken.

Get the Recipe: Sticky Honey-Soy Chicken Wings

Tiramisu

Make it rain chocolate shavings over layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers and whipped mascarpone cheese.

Get the Recipe: Tiramisu

Margarita

It's easy to get the party started with a big batch of margaritas on hand.

Get the Recipe: Margarita

Fresh Pasta Dough

The pastabilities are endless with Kelsey Nixon's basic pasta dough recipe. She adds spinach to the base for Fettuccine with Yellow Squash and Parmesan-Lemon Cream Sauce (pictured).

Get the Recipe: Fresh Pasta Dough

Chicken and White Bean Chili

The secret supermarket ingredient that jazzes up this easy chili and gets dinner on the table in less than an hour? Mild salsa verde.

Get the Recipe: Chicken and White Bean Chili

No-Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream

If cheesecake, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate mousse all had a party, this would be the delicious result.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Asparagus with Orange Sauce

Take your asparagus on a trip to France with Laura Calder's zesty orange and Dijon mustard sauce.

Get the Recipe: Asparagus with Orange Sauce

Pesto Chicken Penne

Meet your new favorite weeknight dinner. The whole dish — including a chile-spiked homemade pesto — comes together while the pasta is boiling.

Get the Recipe: Pesto Chicken Penne

Salted Caramel Sauce

Luscious salted caramel can be drizzled on anything and everything, whether it's a scoop of ice cream or a clean spoon.

Get the Recipe: Salted Caramel Sauce

Cory's Famous Mac and Cheese

Tia Mowry's husband, Cory, uses surprising extra ingredients in his mac and cheese: buttery crackers instead of breadcrumbs and a can of cream of mushroom soup. The result is a creamy and crunchy addictive dish.

Get the Recipe: Cory's Famous Mac and Cheese

Garlic Knots

Ward off vampires and save on pizza delivery with a pile of homemade garlic knots.

Get the Recipe: Garlic Knots

Patti's Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Patti LaBelle's crab cake recipe is as classic as "Lady Marmalade," and you'll love it just as much as her music.

Get the Recipe: Patti's Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Pasta Al Forno: Oven-Baked Pasta

This meatless pasta bake is filled with vegetables — including eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes and olives — but the best part is the trio of melty cheeses.

Get the Recipe: Pasta Al Forno: Oven Baked Pasta

Swiss Roll

Once you learn to make this childhood favorite, you may never stop eating it. But that's not a bad thing.

Get the Recipe: Swiss Roll

Mini Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maldon Sea Salt

A sprinkle of Maldon sea salt enhances the flavor while the miniature size reduces the guilt of these decadent cookies.

Get the Recipe: Mini Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Flaky Sea Salt

Vegetable Lasagna

With this many vegetables in your lasagna, it's basically a big salad. Move over, kale.

Get the Recipe: Vegetable Lasagna

Slow-Cooker Lentil-Beef Stew

Let the slow cooker do all the work for you while you slave away at the office, and then come home to a delightful-smelling house and a pot of delicious and healthy stew.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Lentil-Beef Stew