Winter blues got you down? Cheer up with these delicious Cape May dinner recipes. These outstanding meals courtesy of the Food Network – are sure to keep your spirits up all winter long.
Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Warm up with this delicious spaghetti recipe made with a creamy egg and Parmesan cheese sauce. The eggs cook as the mixture is combined with the hot pasta. Pro tip: to thin the sauce, add a little leftover pasta water.
Recipe: Spaghetti alla Carbonara
This tomato bisque is anything but boring. Use heavy cream, minced bacon and spices to transform a can of tomatoes into a silky soup.
Recipe: Tomato Bisque
Portuguese Chourico and Kale Soup
This recipe comes from the Portuguese community of Mystic, Connecticut. Thanks to Rachel Ray it’s been simplified a little so it’s quicker to make – but just as delicious.
Spinach-turkey meatballs in a provolone cheese sauce? Yes please. Try this recipe for a delicious take on meatball night that only take 30 minutes to make.
Recipe: Florentine Meatballs
Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables
Nothing warms the body like curry. And, even the pickiest of eaters will love this recipe packed with vegetables. Pro tip: add extra broccoli and carrots to bulk up the curry and make it last longer.
Winter Minestrone Soup
This soup combines cannellini beans with beef broth to make a cream, hearty soup. The secret weapon in this unassuming recipe? A frozen Parmesan rind. As it melts it adds a salty, buttery flavor to the soup.
Recipe: Winter Minestrone
Carrot-Ginger Soup with Roasted Vegetables
It’s no surprise that this yummy soup is packed vitamins and nutrients – things we all need this time of year. Pro tip: To add more fiber and make any vegetable soup more filling, add a can of organic beans.
Creamy Orzo with Mushrooms
We promise, this risotto recipe won’t keep you in the kitchen all night long. It’s an ideal shortcut for any risotto-lover in the mood for a cheesy vegetarian dish.
Recipe: Creamy Orzo with Mushrooms
Steak with Blue Cheese Potatoes
This combo is no joke. Baked potatoes with blue cheese, sour cream and chopped herbs are the perfect partner in this traditional steak meal.
Recipe: Steak With Blue Cheese Potatoes
Carne Asada Tacos with Carrot-Pepper Slaw
This recipe pairs fresh bell pepper and carrot slaw with a quick and easy carne asada for a warm weeknight special.
Winter Layered Salad with Beets and Brussels Sprouts
For the salad lover, this layered blend mixes winter’s best vegetables with tender-chewy barley, brown rice or quinoa, for a super filling and healthy entre.