Winter Recipes Cheaper In Season

Winter Recipes

The time of the year it starts to get colder and darker. The time of year that we need cheap winter recipes to keep us warm in winter. With careful planing you can create winter meals on a budget that still taste great. Some of the best winter recipes are just made with fresh season winter produce

cheap winter food using potatoes

Budget Winter Potato Recipes

We can get potatoes all year round but in winter they can make some great hearty filling meals. They can become a hug on a plate and make some great cheap winter comfort food. Potatoes are so budget friendly and versatile at the same time. The recipes below are great winter dinner Ideas that will go with anything.

soups for winter

Cheap Winter Soups

Any root veg can be turned into a soup to give that comforting warm mouthful. Serving sandwiches with soup makes it one of the best cheap winter dishes. Soup and sarnies is a typical traditional scottish food ritual.

Soups are quite easy to make but if you are struggling for time you could try a soup maker.

Winter Veg Recpies

In the winter months we are so lucky that we get an abundance of winter veg. The only problem is that people have forgotten how good they taste and also how to cook them. We aim to bring back using all the vegetables that are grown over the winter months.

swede and carrot mash

Carrot and Swede Mash

Swede is a great root vegetable to eat in winter, not only is it cheap but because the flesh gets sweeter after the plants are exposed to cold temperatures. Carrots, well you can get them all year long but they are value for money.

To my carrot and swede recipe I add, butter and lots of it. Also salt and lots of pepper with a few gratings of nutmeg to increase that little spice heat.

They can be frozen and reheated in an instant, I freeze them mashed but without seasoning or butter. That way I can decide what flavours I will have when I reheat it. Sometimes cream and grated ginger to go with fish, or perhaps thyme to go with my Sunday roast.

Swede (neep) mash goes great with haggis a very traditional Scottish food. It wasn’t until I started researching cheap winter recipes I released that Americans call swede – Rutabaga. Some places know as a Swedish Turnip.

open wood fire

Winter Comfort Food

Sometimes its good to forget the calorie counting and just get something comforting inside. Something hearty that fills you up and sticks to your ribs kinda food. The type of food you just want to roll on the sofa afterwards. These are perfect budget winter recipes that bring comfort to the plate.

When the produce is plentiful it usually means its cheaper so its the ideal ingredient to cook with. Leeks are a great winter veg and this creamed vegetables with salmon makes a great meal for one.

winter recipes

I will be adding recipes hints and tips so you get the best value for money on the freshest produce for the season. So please pop back as this is an ongoing project for Cheap Dinner Ideas.

  • apple
  • blackberry
  • butternut squash
  • Brussels sprouts
  • cabbage (savoy and spring green)
  • carrot
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • kale
  • leek
  • onion
  • parsnip
  • pear
  • potato
  • pumpkin
  • purple sprouting broccoli
  • spinach
  • turnip 

I will be adding recipes hints and tips so you get the best value for money on the freshest produce for the season. So please pop back as this is an ongoing project for Cheap Dinner Ideas.

Apples
Pears

mussels are super cheap when in season

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Cooking In Season makes it easier to create cheap dinner ideas