Rainy Day Recipes for When You’re Not Planning to Leave the House
Although we’d rather the weather be beautiful all the time, there’s still plenty to love about a rainy day. Gloomy days are an adequate excuse to put your hectic life aside and actually relax. Rainy days can be opportunities to finally get the laundry and leftover spring cleaning done, but they can also be the perfect backdrop for an hours-long movie marathon. Summer storms are a guarantee in the South, so you might as well do some cooking if you’re stuck inside. Since you don’t want to leave the house in a storm, it's tempting to order delivery, but these rainy day recipes will be more satisfying and cost-effective. Whether you want a lazy day with minimal effort in the kitchen or you’d rather spend the day trying out a challenging dish, these rainy day recipes will hit the spot. We picked out some of our most comforting dishes for you to cozy up with while the rain pours outside. With rainy day recipes like warm soups, hearty casseroles, and classic desserts, you’ll want it to rain more often. Don’t let gloomy weather get you down—these rainy day recipes will pick you right back up.
Old-Fashioned Chicken And Dumplings
French Onion Soup Casserole
Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
Pop the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and let your dinner make itself. This blend of seasonings will be your new pot roast go-to.
Andouille Sausage and Smoked Chicken Gumbo
Soulful Chicken Soup
Recipe: Soulful Chicken Soup
If you don’t crave chicken noodle soup on a cozy day or night in, you need to reevaluate some of your choices.
Beef-and-Black-eyed Pea Chili
White Lightning Chicken Chili
Recipe: Beef Calzones
Don’t spend money ordering pizza! Have fun stuffing these calzones with your favorite toppings.
Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie
Mac and Cheese with Ham
Roasted Tomato-Eggplant Soup with Garlic Croutons
Recipe: Extra-Easy Lasagna
We wouldn’t lie—this lasagna is so easy. You won’t even have to pause your rainy day movie marathon to make it.
Loaded Potato Soup
Recipe: Loaded Potato Soup
Let this creamy soup cook in the slow cooker and pile on the toppings when it’s ready.
Emily's Red Beans and Rice
Classic Southern Pound Cake
So Good Brownies
Recipe: So Good Brownies
The name says it all with this recipe. Brownies are easy to make when you’re feeling lazy, and they’re best served warm with a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream, in our opinion.
The Lane Cake
All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
We can’t think of many, well any, times that a batch of warm chocolate chip cookies doesn’t hit the spot. In the case of a rainy day, we just might make two.