Favourite Winter Recipes

Pesto Princess © Mozarella Carozza

Hello #LoyalRoyals

We’re in that hibernation stage of winter where we hit the snooze button one too many times and live in our slippers! All the more reason to take refuge in a cosy kitchen and prepare some comforting home-cooked meals.

Here are some of our absolute favourites for you to try. If you have a winter winner of your own, please share.

Stay warm

HRH Kathleen

Wonderbag Stew with Zucchini Mash

One of the best things to do on a cold day is to cook a delicious stew with a little help from the Wonderbag®. Do all the prep in the morning and leave the stew in the Wonderbag® for the day. When you get home… ta-daaaa… supper is ready! Magic.


Mozzarella in Carrozza

What could be a better accompaniment to our Pesto Princess Fresh Tomato Soup than the Italian culinary wonder that is Mozzarella in Carrozza? French toast marries grilled cheese… in this case, grilled, oozy buffalo mozzarella 🙂


Aubergine Parmigiana

Winter – we’d like you to stay a little longer, please. Let it rain, rain, rain and give us more reason to stay home and cook comfort food deluxe like this Aubergine Parmigiana! How about putting this classic dish on your menu this weekend?


Next Level Lasagna

This is without a doubt, the best lasagna in the world. Yes, we know that is quite a claim but we simply have to sing from the Palace rooftops about it – it’s that good. It’s rich, velvety and has a serious comfort food factor.

Pesto Princess © Lasagna

Red Lentil Soup with Crispy Harissa Chickpeas

These crispy Harissa chickpeas make the perfect accompaniment to our Pesto Princess Red Lentil Soup. We’re all about soup this winter since a hot, nourishing meal is donated to someone in need for every single Pesto Princess soup sold (thanks to the special people over at Ladles of Love). We also love being able to heat and eat something in minutes, that’s brimming with all the good stuff. Here are all of our recipes for our favourite soup accompaniments.

Pesto Princess © Crispy Harissa Chickpeas

Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

Find your happy place making this dish of cannelloni. It’s easy (there’s no white sauce – thanks to Sam of Drizzle and Dip for her inspiration) and totally therapeutic. Winter comfort food? Tick.

Pesto Princess Canneloni

Warm Lentil & Halloumi Salad

Why do we love this warm winter salad? Oh, so many reasons! It lets our wonder ingredient, Pesto Princess Harissa Paste shine! The dressing is easy to make – simply shake up all the ingredients and voilà… and of course that griddled, oozy, halloumi.

Pesto Princess © Warm Lentil & Halloumi Salad

Royal Root Vegetable Gratin

This vegetable gratin is easy to adapt. Any selection of root veggies will work, so try whatever is in season like carrots, turnips, celeriac, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, beetroot or parsnips. It’s a winter warmer of note!

Pesto Princess © Vegetable Gratin

Tamatie Bredie

Tamatie Bredie is a South African classic perfectly suited to big, chaotic family lunches, with laughing children, muddy boots, an after-lunch walk around the block and memories made and shared. Please do give it a try and let us know if you love it as much as we do!


Roasted Veg Salad

This warm, wintry salad is crying out to be the main event at your next Sunday lunch or shared mid-week with friends alongside a glass of red! Hearty, wholesome and budget-friendly, get the recipe here.


Harissa Meatballs and Cauli Mash

We have paired this comforting cauli mash with saucy, spicy Harissa meatballs. This is the type of meal that warms you up from the inside out and could well mend broken hearts! Get the recipe here.

Pesto Princess © Harissa Meatballs

Recipe and food styling by Michelle Parkin.


2 thoughts on “Favourite Winter Recipes

  1. Pinkie Wilson says:

    This selection just bounced off the page at me, these recipes look impossibly delicious. I can almost taste the depth of flavour just by looking at them. Root vegetable gratin is first on the list…then that really meaty lasagna, hmmm or perhaps the harissa meatballs. LUUUURVE harissa. Ciao…….and thanks for sharing.

    • Pesto Princess says:

      Hello Pinkie,

      You just made our day! Thank you for your lovely comment – we really hope you enjoy these recipes and would love to hear from you how you get on (and which is your favourite!).

      Have a wonderful day,

      With love from all at the Palace

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