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35 Cozy Rainy Day Recipes To Warm You Up

When it’s wet and cold outside, why not warm up with one of these tasty rainy day recipes? They’re sure to brighten your day with just one bite.

I don’t know about you, but when the clouds roll in, I love whipping up some spiced winter cookies to have with a mug of chai latte.

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Cozy Rainy Day Recipes To Warm You Up featuring Warm Chicken Noodle Soup with Carrots served in a wooden bowl

That said, nothing is more satisfying on a dreary day than a bowl of white chicken chili.

If it’s comfort food you’re after, you’ll find plenty to choose from on this list of rainy day recipes. Let’s dig in!

1. Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie 

Chicken Pot Pie is my favorite type of comfort food. It’s warm, hearty and full of creamy goodness.

This version keeps it nice and simple, using a crockpot to speed things up.

Topped with premade biscuits, this is one classic concoction that’s sure to bring some coziness to your day.

2. Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potato with Chicken

I love the versatility of baked potatoes. You can put practically anything inside them to create a hearty, wholesome dish.

Stuffing chicken, broccoli, and cheese into the potato elevates the all-American classic to a whole new level.

You could even use sweet potatoes if you want something colorful and loaded with nutrients.

If you’re ready for some cheesy goodness, take this recipe for a spin.

3. Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

What better way to soothe the soul than to fill your home with the scent of chicken noodle soup?

This recipe excels at warming you up when it’s pouring outside, and since it’s broth-based, it’s not overly filling.

That means you’ll have plenty of room for a big chunk of crusty bread!

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Still, between the noodles, carrots, chicken, and onions, you won’t be hungry after a bowl of this.

4. Best Lentil Soup

Lentils are such a reliable source of heartiness and comfort. They may not always look very appealing, but they’re super satisfying and keep you full for longer.

This lentil soup is loaded with protein and fiber, but it doesn’t stop there. It’s terrifically tasty as well!

5. Spicy Chicken Taco Soup 

Can you think of a better way to warm up on a rainy day than with a bowl of spicy soup? Me neither!

This savory soup is complete with hearty beans, tender chicken, melty cheese, and crunchy corn tortillas as a topping. 

It’s a great way to clear out the sinuses after a long walk home in the rain. 

6. Creamy Tortellini Soup 

Pasta is the ultimate comfort food recipe, don’t you think? There’s just something about it that sticks to your bones and soothes the soul.

This creamy meal is extra moreish, adding succulent Italian sausage to three-cheese tortellini. And that’s all swimming in a bath of heavy cream, tomato sauce, and chicken stock.

I think it’s best served with a glass of wine on the side, but that’s up to you. 

7. Thai Butternut Squash Soup 

Butternut squash soup is delicious in its own right, but adding some Thai spices elevates the dish to a whole new level.

This soup is creamy, flavorful, and has a bit of spice I think you’ll really fall in love with. 

Better still, it can be made with or without dairy, depending on your needs. Though I think I prefer the vegan version with the light sweetness of the coconut milk.

8. Roasted Tomato Soup

Who knew that roasting tomatoes before blending them into a soup could add so much flavor? 

This recipe ensures your tomato soup doesn’t taste like marinara sauce – a common hiccup people face when making such a dish.

I like to throw the tomato chunks onto a tray with carrots, red peppers, onions, garlic, and olive oil. It’s ready when you see some char on the edges.

That extra 20-30 minutes of your time will make this soup smoky, sweet, and totally irresistible.

9. The BEST Meatloaf Recipe 

Meatloaf has such a special place in my heart. One bite, and I’m transported to dinners with my grandparents growing up. 

This classic dish is juicy, tender, and is loaded with nostalgic flavors. But it’s also pretty easy to ruin if you don’t have the right recipe.

In case you’re wondering: this is the right recipe!

This rendition of the timeless dinner comes complete with a secret ingredient that makes the sauce even tastier. All it takes is a little rosemary.

10. 20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup

If you’re a big ramen fan, then this is the recipe for you.

Sriracha has long been a staple in my diet, and it’s my go-to seasoning for most ramen recipes.  

And if you’ve never made ramen before, don’t fear. In just 20 minutes, you’ll have a delectable broth that’s full of flavor, spice, and everything nice.

11. One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

Mac & cheese and chili are flavorful and hearty on their own, but together? What can I say?

That blend of spicy-tomato goodness with creamy, cheesy pasta is just too good to resist.

Luckily, you don’t need to make two different recipes with this rainy day feast. This whole thing cooks in one pot, so it’s even great for a mid-week family dinner.

12. Baked Potato Soup

If you love a good baked potato (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), then this recipe is going to blow your mind.

This creamy soup has all the fixings of a loaded baked potato; cheese, bacon, onions, and sour cream.

Each generous slurp will have you feeling cozy from head to toe.

13. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s take a break from the savory, shall we? Because dinner isn’t the only thing that will make this rainy day better.

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic for a reason, and they’re especially delicious on a cold, wet day when they’re fresh out of the oven.

They’re buttery, soft, and melt in your mouth with each bite.

Even better, they make the whole house smell amazing.

14. Rainy Day Chai Tea Latte

You’ve got a batch of cookies in the oven, and you plan to devour one the minute the tray hits the counter. But what about the second?

You’ll need a warm drink on the side, and nothing is more soothing than spiced chai.

This rainy day chai tea latte is the perfect solution to fighting the rainy day blues. Best of all, it’s vegan and uses natural sweetener, so you could even grab a third cookie! 

15. Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Do you go to Ikea to walk around the showroom, or do you go for the meatballs? I know my answer, and it doesn’t involve a pen and paper.

These slow cooker Swedish meatballs are ideal for family dinner, and they’re wonderfully hands-off.

The prep time is only ten minutes, and once they’re in the slow cooker, you can laze around the house in your PJ’s while the succulent aroma fills your home.

Or, if you miss the showroom, you could always wander around your house and make a note of the things you need on your next Ikea trip!

16. French Onion Soup

This French onion soup is an absolute dream. It’s full of sweet, caramelized onions and a delightfully intense beef broth.

The mouth-watering soup is brimming with flavor, and it’s only made better with a layer of gooey cheese melted over it.

You seriously can’t go wrong with this restaurant-staple.

17. Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich 

I know this might look like an extravagant meal, but this over-the-top sandwich is bursting with flavor, and it’s healthy to boot!

You can thank the roasted beets for providing such a big flavor punch, not to mention the stunning color. 

Topped with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and a tangy dressing, this is one impressive sandwich. 

18. Cheese Garlic Bread (Super Easy!) 

Garlic bread is something you put on the table only to find it’s been devoured by the time you take your seat. It’s a simple recipe, but it’s got a huge payoff.

This recipe is extra indulgent, calling for bread, butter, cheese, garlic, and parsley. I suggest using mature cheddar or smokey Gruyère and even a dollop of mayo if you’re feeling naughty.

This beautiful bread is easy to whip up for parties or a side dish for an elegant steak dinner. 

19. Sheet Pan Bratwurst and Sweet Potatoes

I love sheet pan dinners. Not only are they crazy-easy, but they save on time and dishes too.

This bratwurst and sweet potato recipe is just what you need to warm up on a wet day. The juicy sausages mingled with onions and roasted sweet potatoes are perfection.

After it’s finished cooking, throw it all into a hot dog bun, serve with rice, or even eat as is! The options are endless. 

20. Chicken Tetrazzini 

This chicken tetrazzini is the perfect dish to make when you have leftover chicken or turkey.

The pasta mixes with the chicken beautifully in a crave-worthy cream sauce. 

It’s topped with toasted breadcrumbs and grated parmesan, giving you a crunchy, creamy bite every single time.

21. One Pot Creamy French Onion Pasta Bake

Okay, wow! How did I not think to mix French onion soup and pasta together? 

This recipe is a killer combination, and it’s pretty darn satisfying.

Full of flavor from the onions, it’s also loaded with mushrooms, which add some wonderful earthiness to the mix.

Finally, the creamy sauce with the melted cheese leaves your mouth watering for more.

22. Best Ever Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes

This recipe is a one-pot meal with endless potential.

The chuck roast is so juicy and tender it falls apart with every forkful. Plus, the carrots and potatoes soak up all the savory flavor from the meat, making them extra yummy. 

This meal is a great dish to prepare on a rainy Sunday afternoon when you want your home to smell like herbs, garlic, and love.

23. Hot Mulled Apple Cider (Eplegløgg)

Here’s another non-savory rainy day recipe that you’ll want to make again and again.

And it’s not just for the cold months either! If you’re an apple cider fan, you’ll love this recipe year-round.

Full of sweetness and plenty of spice, it blows store-bought cider out of the water.  

It’s the perfect marriage of mulled wine and apple cider that’s sure to warm your bones on a dark and drizzly day.

24. Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna casserole doesn’t get enough love if you ask me. It’s tasty, filling, and ridiculously easy to make, so why not make it the star of your next family feast?

This classic tuna noodle casserole requires minimal effort and creates a dish that emanates warmth.

And if you’re not a fan of tuna, go ahead and throw in some leftover rotisserie chicken instead. 

25. Creamy Mushroom Soup 

Cream and mushrooms are a match made in heaven. The dynamic duo also happens to make a mean soup. 

This recipe is a testament to the idea that sometimes the simplest foods are the best. 

Serve with a side of crackers for a leisurely lunch on a cozy afternoon.

26. White Chicken Chili 

If you’re a chili-lover, this white chicken chili should be in your recipe repertoire.

I know it looks pale and therefore a little bland, but I promise it’s not! On the contrary, it’s full of peppers, chiles, and plenty of spice. 

It just makes such a nice change to the usual acidic, tomato-based chili we all make throughout the fall.

27. Creamy Thyme Chicken and Mushrooms

This dish is comfort food and fine dining in one tidy package.

It’s creamy, meaty, and full of yummy herbs. Plus, it looks restaurant-worthy from any angle.

I like to make this for a special Friday night dinner, and it’s always a hit at dinner parties.

28. Cowboy Biscuit Hamburger Casserole 

This recipe is pretty much comfort in a bowl.

Hamburger, corn, beans, cheese, and biscuits? What’s not to love!

It’s basically chili on steroids but in the best possible way.

29. Buckwheat and Amaranth Warm Cereal 

Getting bored of your usual morning oats? Then give this buckwheat recipe a try.

Not only is it healthy and wholesome, but it will keep you fueled all morning. Plus, it’s got terrific texture!

30. The worlds BEST Hot Chocolate 

Okay, you’ve probably had hot chocolate, but have you had the world’s BEST hot chocolate?

This recipe is definitely one for the chocoholics in the crowd, but I suggest everyone try it at least once. It’s so good you may never buy a pack of powdered hot cocoa again. 

From using real cocoa powder to whole milk, it’s full of tips and tricks to get that perfect chocolatey cup on a cold rainy day.

31. One Bowl Brownies 

These brownies are chewy, decadent, and only require one bowl to make!

Using only six ingredients, you can concoct rich, chocolatey brownies that are too good to share. 

And as an added bonus, this recipe requires minimal cleanup. How’s that for a rainy day treat?

32. Bulalo Recipe 

This Filipino dish is so satisfying on a chilly, rainy night and takes next to nothing to make.

All you have to do is toss the ingredients in a pot and let it simmer for around two hours. 

The warm aromas will fill up your kitchen, sparking your appetite for the cozy soup.

33. Pancit Lomi

Noodle soup is always a winner, but this recipe is particularly tasty.

Lomi noodles are short, fresh egg noodles that are pleasantly chewy and broth-absorbing. So, not only do they hold their shape, but they also take in all the incredible flavor.

This dish adds a level of unparalleled warmth to your day.

34. Chicken Arroz Caldo

Arroz Caldo is a rice porridge traditionally eaten for breakfast in the Philippines. But unlike the rice pudding we usually devour, this one is salty, meaty, and delightfully savory.

The boiled egg and sauteed chicken add some heartiness to this dish, making this a great recipe to prepare for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

35. Easy Goulash 

Goulash is an affordable way to fill up on a cold day. Part chili, part pasta, it’s the perfect meeting of savory, cheesy, and hearty. 

This is the type of recipe you should make plenty of. That way, you can enjoy the leftovers for days to come.

35 Cozy Rainy Day Recipes To Warm You Up

When it’s wet and cold outside, why not warm up with one of these tasty and easy rainy day recipes? They’re sure to brighten your day with just one bite.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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