25 Delicious Things to Eat on a Snow Day
Mac and Cheese with Cracker Crumble
Snow day and every day, mac and cheese hits the spot. To create a mac and cheese with the silky consistency of Velveeta, but using a flavorful, aged cheddar, chefs and brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio add sodium citrate to bind their cheese sauce.
Bacon Fried Rice with Avocado and Fried Eggs
This delicious breakfast plate is the savory morning meal you need as the snow is flowing.
Individual Chicken Pot Pies
Chicken pot pie is so good that one wants to share. Now no one has to.
Remember when we said you have nowhere to be? This spicy chili really benefits from being simmered low and slow — for six hours.
Cheesy Nachos with Fried Eggs and Giardiniera
Superrich Hot Chocolate with Coconut Cream
Hot chocolate on a snow day is a given. Warm up with this velvety, rich drink and you’ll be supremely satisfied.
Best-Ever Roast Chicken
If you were looking for the perfect snow day sandwich, we’ve found it. Pastry genius Dominique Ansel gives the beloved English “bacon butty” a French accent by subbing slender baguette for the standard white toast. Flavor upgrade: Ansel replaces the traditional ketchup with sherry.
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings with Chinese Chives
With all the weather going on, takeout might not be an option. Get your dumpling fix with these homemade variety. Making the wrappers might take a little extra time, but it is simple to do and well worth the effort.
Pork-and-Ricotta Stuffed Jumbo Shells
All the meat, cheese and carbs you could possibly be craving are combined into a beautiful dish. Make sure to use your favorite prepared tomato sauce here.
Hummus with Tahini and Spicy Chickpeas
Chicken Parmesan with Pepperoni
Take your chicken parm to the next level with delicious pepperoni.
Meatloaf with Red Wine Glaze
This meatloaf is better than Mom’s. The glaze also makes the meat loaf especially easy to pair with red wine, which is a plus because it’s always 5 o’clock on a snow day.
Chicken-Orzo Soup with 10 Vegetables
Swap your basic chicken noodle for this comforting upgrade. Any combination of vegetables will work in this nutritious soup from chef Hugh Acheson. If including 10 vegetables isn’t a priority, you can also cut some and double up on others.
Hot Mulled Cider
Another warm, wintery drink to sip on as the snow falls, this hot mulled cider is spiced to perfection.
A perfect stack of fruit-filled, fluffy pancakes is the ideal breakfast in bed.
The Ultimate Southern Fried Chicken
It doesn’t get any more comforting than fried chicken. This is a no-fail version with a perfectly crunchy seasoned crust (the trick is cornstarch) and juicy meat.
Pizza with Prosciutto and Sheep-Milk Cheese
Since delivery doesn’t seem likely, you’ll have to make your own pizza. To get a perfect, cracker-like crust, preheat your pizza stone on the oven rack for at least 30 minutes before baking your pizza.
Spanish-Style Chickpea Quesadillas
’s Justin Chapple riffs on classic Mexican quesadillas with Spanish flavors, using salty Manchego cheese and sweet piquillo peppers.
Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs
Oxtail Soup with Daikon and Ramen Noodles
Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate snow day baking project: easy and delicious. These are crunchy on the outside, soft in the center and loaded with milk-chocolate chips instead of the usual semisweet kind.