25+ Easy and Comforting Dinner Recipes for November

25+ Easy and Comforting Dinner Recipes for November

Cold fronts, cold winds, and snowfall provide relief this time of year, so you should do the same. When you prepare these recipes, you can enjoy meals like warm, comforting soup or creamy pasta in 30 minutes or less. While these dinners are perfect for November, dishes like Shrimp and Fish Stew, Chicken Adobo, and Cabbage Enchiladas are so delicious, they’ll be on your dinner table all year long.


Shrimp and fish stew

Christine Ma

This delicious shrimp and fish soup is inspired by cioppino, an Italian-American dish that originated in San Francisco. Serve with crusty bread to soak up every last bit of the delicious broth.




Chicken Adobo and Kale Enchiladas

Prepare your favorite toppings for these quick and healthy layered enchiladas. We love the cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, and jalapeños.




White chili cream with cream cheese

This rich and healthy white chili chicken recipe comes together in a flash thanks to quick-cooking chicken thighs and canned white beans. Mashing some beans works as a quick thickener when your soup doesn’t have long to cook. The cream cheese adds the final bit of richness and a touch of sweetness.




Creamy Skillet Ranch Chicken and Broccoli

Photographer / Brie Bassano, Food Stylist / Annie Probst, Props Designer / Holly Raebeckes

This crowd-pleasing dinner feeds four people and can be on the table in just 30 minutes. Plus, creamy ranch dressing, chicken, and broccoli come together in one pan, making cleanup as easy as cooking.




Tortellini soup with sausage and cream cheese

Photographer: Fred Hardy, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn, Prop Designer: Shell Royster

This cheese tortellini soup is a quick meal to throw together on a weeknight, and it’s a crowd pleaser if you have company. If you like hearty soup, choose the hot Italian sausage. Tortellini, like any pasta, will soak up the broth as they sit, so if you’re making them in advance, cook the tortellini separately and add them just before serving.




Minestra maritata (Italian wedding soup)

Forget the marble-sized meatballs you find in many versions of Italian wedding soup. In this easy recipe, they’re full-bodied, full of flavor, and packed with loads.




American stew

American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect budget family meal. The pasta is cooked directly in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can be prepared in just one pot.




Black Bean and Quinoa Bowl

This black bean and quinoa bowl has many of the usual hallmarks of a taco salad, except for the stir-fried bowl. We packed them with pico de gallo, fresh cilantro, and avocado, plus an easy chickpea sauce to drizzle on top.




Chicken and cabbage salad with nuoc cham dressing

Photographer: Jane Causey, Food Stylist: Melissa Gray, Prop Designer: Shell Royster

Known as a Vietnamese dipping sauce, nước chấm is usually seasoned with sugar, lime juice and fish sauce, striking the perfect balance between sweet, sour and salty. Here he combines crunchy veggies with tons of fresh herbs and cooked chicken breast for a refreshing chicken salad. Serve with glass noodles or inside a lettuce leaf. For a slightly different approach, replace cooked chicken with thinly sliced ​​grilled steak.




Spicy tofu hotpot

Warm up a cold evening with this light and satisfying snack. The tofu absorbs the flavors of this spicy, aromatic broth, making it not bland. Look for fresh Chinese-style noodles in the refrigerator at your supermarket alongside wonton wrappers.




Chicken with cream and mushroom

Whether you picked up wild mushrooms at the farmers market, found farm-grown maitake or shiitake at the supermarket or have some mini bellas on hand, this healthy creamy chicken recipe is delicious with any of them. Serve over whole wheat egg noodles or mashed potatoes.




Cheesy spinach and artichoke stuffed spaghetti squash

Swapping spaghetti squash for pasta cuts both carbs and calories by 75% for a delicious, creamy casserole you can feel good about eating. It’s a good idea to roast the squash rather than cook it in the microwave if you have the time: the flavor becomes sweeter and more intense.




One bowl of pasta with spinach and tomatoes

Caitlin Bensel

This one-pot pasta dinner is simple, fresh and healthy, what’s not to love? Cooking pasta directly in the sauce saves time and cleanup while giving the pasta more flavor. This quick recipe is also endlessly adaptable, and lends itself to plenty of easy ingredient swaps (be sure to check out the clever clips below). Substitute the spinach for any vegetables you have on hand such as sliced ​​zucchini and mushrooms, or add leftover cooked and crumbled chicken or sausage. We’ve happily embraced whole wheat pasta as a healthy alternative to white pasta. It works especially well in this one-pot application.




Sweet potatoes stuffed with chickpea sauce

Delicious and easy to prepare, these Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans, Kale, and Chickpea Sauce are a great 5-ingredient lunch for one!




Classic white bean and pork soup

This healthy pork and white bean soup recipe is ready in 30 minutes and is enough for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. A little pork adds delicious flavor and protein without adding a lot of sodium.




Walnut Squash Hummus Mac and Cheese

This gluten-free pumpkin mac and cheese has plenty of cheese in every bite. Chickpea pasta is topped with a sauce made from pureed butternut squash, giving this comfort meal a nutritional boost and adding a sweet touch to complement the savory flavors.




Easy vegetarian chili

Canned beans and tomatoes make this quick vegetarian chili recipe ready to use in just 30 minutes. Serve over rice or couscous, or with tortilla chips for extra crunch, and add more toppings as you see fit – sliced ​​scallions, chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado and sliced ​​jalapeños are all delicious options.




Pot and vegetable soup

Skip the frying pan and make an entire meal of store-bought dumplings with this quick and easy 30-minute soup. Shao Hsing (or Shaoxing) is a spiced rice wine used in Chinese cooking. Look for it in specialty Asian markets or with other Asian ingredients in larger supermarkets.




Chicken and white bean soup

Once again, roasted chicken can take the stress out of the dinner rush—especially in this Italian-inspired soup that screams out for a piece of crusty bread and a glass of red wine.




Gnocchi with bacon and creamy pumpkin sauce

Get into the fall spirit with this one-pan gnocchi with creamy pumpkin sauce. Some pumpkin and other squash sauces can be overly sweet, but not this one—it’s delicious all the way through, thanks to the bacon, garlic, and thyme. Instead of boiling them, a package of store-bought gnocchi—one of our favorites—is browned and browned in a little bacon fat. The sauce (made from canned pumpkin – another great product) is then made right in the same pan, so cleanup is minimal too. Serve with a simple green salad for an easy dinner that comes together in 30 minutes.




Creamy fettuccine with Brussels sprouts and mushrooms

Sliced ​​Brussels sprouts and mushrooms cook quickly and cling to pasta in our fall version of pasta primavera. Look for pre-cut mushrooms to reduce preparation time. Served with fried salad.




Chicken thighs with cranberries and balsamic

To complete this healthy chicken dinner recipe, throw in some farro to cook before you start cooking the chicken. Add some steamed broccoli and serve with a glass of pinot noir.




Grilled chicken thighs, potatoes and green onions with herb vinaigrette

Roast chicken thighs directly over vegetables. Drizzle green onions and potatoes with flavorful gravy in this healthy dinner recipe.




Creamy sausage and kale pasta

This quick and convenient gluten-free pasta is perfect for weekends when the cold weather sets in. Red lentil pasta is coated in a delicious creamy sausage-flavored sauce and filled with lots of cabbage. Served with green salad on the side.




Chicken and broccoli casserole

This one-pan chicken and broccoli dish is prepared in a skillet on the stove, then finished in the oven until browned, crispy, and explosive. Served with crunchy green salad.




Chicken Tinga Tostada

Jacob Fox

Tinga chicken tostadas are topped with cotija cheese for a savory meal, while cilantro adds a touch of flavor and color. We bake the tortillas to ensure a crispy bottom, while using less oil than deep frying.




Air Fryer Stuffed Türkiye Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a classic family meal, and they’re fun to eat, too. Instead of roasting bell peppers in the oven, use an air fryer to make them crispy and tender but not soggy.




Philly cheese steak chicken casserole

Diana Chesteroga

This Philly Chicken Cheesesteak Casserole tastes just like the classic sandwich version but in casserole form. We swapped out the beef for ground chicken and added pasta to throw together this quick, one-pan dinner.




Stir-fried tofu and broccoli

We like broccoli best in this tofu stir-fry, but any combination of vegetables you have on hand will work. One way to get a great texture from tofu without deep frying is to dredge the tofu in cornstarch before stir-frying. Let it cook for several minutes without stirring until a small crust forms. Serve with: Chinese egg noodles or rice noodles and a cup of Riesling.




Okra sausage

Christine Ma

To keep it simple, we’ve chosen just the basic ingredients in this version of a Louisiana favorite: sausage, okra, rice, and a little seasoning.



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