Winter’s on its way out, but there’s still time to squeeze in some cozy stew magic. These 13 stews are the comfort food hug you need, packed with flavor and warmth. Whether you’re into hearty meats or lush veggies, there’s a pot with your name on it.

White beans in a pan with a wooden spoon.
Hearty White Bean Stew. Photo credit: Lavender & Macarons.
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Turkey Stew

A bowl of turkey stew with carrots and potatoes.
Turkey Stew. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This turkey stew mixes shredded turkey with a medley of baby red potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and onions, creating a heartwarming stew perfect for winter. The addition of garlic, fresh herbs, tomato paste, and balsamic vinegar adds layers of flavor, making it a cozy choice for a cold evening.
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Instant Pot Beef and Mushroom Stew

Instant Pot beef and mushroom stew served in a bowl over polenta.
Instant Pot Beef and Mushroom Stew. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Whip up a batch of beef and mushroom stew in your Instant Pot for those cozy winter nights. This stew is all about comfort, with hearty beef and earthy mushrooms making it the perfect stick-to-your-ribs meal. Ideal for busy evenings, it’s a fuss-free way to get a warming, fulfilling dinner on the table.
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Italian ciambotta (vegetable ratatouille) in a large cast iron pot.
Ciambotta. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Dive into the Italian classic, ciambotta, a hearty stew perfect for celebrating winter. It’s super versatile, so throw in whatever veggies you have on hand. Whether served with crusty bread or as is, this stew brings a cozy touch to any winter meal.
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Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Set it and forget it with this slow cooker lamb stew. Lean lamb stew meat, mushrooms, white beans, kale, tomatoes, and rosemary combine to create a cozy bowl of comfort. It’s an easy way to enjoy a hearty meal without spending hours in the kitchen, perfect for warming up your winter nights.
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Moroccan Lamb Lentil Stew

Moroccan Lamb Lentil Stew. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Experience the flavors of Morocco with this lamb lentil stew, enriched with Moroccan spices and chickpeas. Garnished with fresh cilantro and yogurt, it’s a warming, hearty meal that brings a touch of exotic flair to your winter dining.
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Vegetable Stew with Dumplings

Vegetable Stew with Dumplings. Photo credit: My Pure Plants.

Enjoy a thick stew packed with colorful veggies, earthy lentils, and aromatic herbs. Topped with flavorful dumplings, this 40-minute recipe is not just easy but also a crowd-pleaser, perfect for warming up your winter evenings.
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Red Wine Beef Stew Stuffed Potatoes

Red Wine Beef Stew Stuffed Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Indulge in the rich flavors of this red wine beef stew served in stuffed potatoes. It’s a unique and hearty dish that’s sure to warm you up on the coldest winter days.
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Turmeric Lentil Stew

Turmeric Lentil Stew. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Turmeric lentil stew is a nourishing and hearty choice. Pair it with your favorite grain for a comforting dish that’s perfect when you need a warm embrace on a cold winter day.
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Potato Stew with Chickpeas

Potato Stew with Chickpeas. Photo credit: The Fiery Vegetarian.

This hearty potato stew with chickpeas is incredibly easy to make and really sticks to your ribs for a simple, satisfying, comforting meal.
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Oxtail Stew with Beans

Oxtail Stew with Beans. Photo credit: Greedy Gourmet.

Incredibly rich and luxurious, this oxtail stew with beans is pure comfort food at its finest. A showstopper of a dish that’s perfect for cozy winter meals.
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Vietnamese Beef Stew

Vietnamese Beef Stew. Photo credit: Pups with Chopsticks.

If you love tender, fall-apart braised beef, this Vietnamese beef stew is a must-try. Braised with spices and aromatics like lemongrass and star anise, it’s incredibly comforting and perfect for special occasions or an everyday meal during winter.
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Hearty White Bean Stew

Hearty White Bean Stew. Photo credit: Lavender & Macarons.

Consider this hearty white bean stew for a quick, easy, and flavor-packed meal. It’s perfect for the family, providing a cozy, comforting, and nourishing experience on cold winter nights.
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Apple Cider Beef Stew

Apple Cider Beef Stew. Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

Embrace the winter season with this apple cider beef stew. It’s a comforting mix of flavors that gets even better the day after. Quick to prepare, it’s an excellent choice for a cozy meal at home, promising a warm and hearty experience on those cold winter days.
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