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The most popular recipes of winter for 2024

What you clicked and what you cooked in winter.
Best winter recipes: Beef and potato Massaman curry
Beef and potato Massaman curry
William Meppem

All hail the pea and ham soup. Something about that marriage of peas and pork makes it the most-wanted dish in our best, most popular winter recipes for Gourmet Traveller readers and cooks. Our version featured a double dose of peas, both fresh and dried, turning the soup a vibrant green hue.

Winter means plenty of inside hibernation and, with it, time – luxurious time! – to spend in the kitchen. That likely explains why our how-to guides on making lemon tarts and Bourke Street Bakery’s famed meat pie from scratch also feature in our most popular winter recipes hit list.

Soups, stews and curries – be it lightning-fast wonton soup, beef Bourgignon or curried lentils – also made the list. Of course, puddings are also popular this time of year, including our lemon delicious pudding and our best-ever bread and butter pudding recipe. 

Here are our best winter recipes to cook in 2024, in order of popularity. 

Pea and ham soup 00:56

Pea and ham soup

The appeal of this dish with humble origins is nothing new – and with these robust flavours, it’s little wonder.
Boeuf Bourguignon 00:45

Boeuf Bourguignon

The recipe for the traditional braise of Burgundy may have changed slightly, but one ingredient remains non-negotiable: a bottle of the region’s red wine.
Eggplant parmigiana 00:57

Eggplant parmigiana

There’s a little labour involved in frying the eggplant slices before layering them, but the result is worth it.
Eton Mess 00:43

Eton mess

Whether its creation was a happy accident or divine design, this thoroughly English dessert is heaven in a bowl.
Shepherd’s pie showing lamb mince filling

Shepherd’s pie

Arguably one of the most comforting foods around, this simple but satisfying sheperd’s pie is a winner any day of the week.
Beef rendang 00:54

How to make beef rendang

When it comes to making the ever-popular rendang, patience is indeed a virtue. Persevere and you’ll be richly rewarded with a dish of delicious complexity.

Now check out our best quick and easy winter recipes for midweek cooking.

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