If one of your favorite parts about Walt Disney World is the endless delicious food, we are your people. We dream about this food. And we are not kidding. A huge aspect of what we do is to help find super yummy meals for your family and you to enjoy even if you can’t be at Disney year-round. (Wouldn’t that be so nice??)
Wintertime is a fantastic opportunity to hunker in and try some new recipes. We’ve compiled a list of just a smattering of some amazing Disney meals that would be perfect to thaw a frozen heart and stomach this winter. Take a look!
Flame Tree Pulled Pork and Mac n Cheese
We just made this one ourselves and let us just tell you: wow! We may or may not be scarfing down our leftovers as we speak… Flame Tree Barbecue is one of our all-time favorite quick-service spots in Animal Kingdom. Not only is the food incredibly tasty, but the atmosphere is so fun! Their BBQ sauce is out of this world. We were so excited when we discovered we could actually make it at home! Our favorite meal on the menu is the Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork.
This meal is super easy to make at home. The sauce has a million ingredients, but none of it is difficult. You just let it cook for a half-hour on the stove while your pulled pork cooks all day and you are good to go. You can use whatever cheese you want for the Mac and cheese. Trust us, anything will be delicious.
We got this recipe out of the Chef Mickey cookbook that was released several years ago. However, there are similar recipes in The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook: From Delicious Dole Whip to Tasty Mickey Pretzels, 100 Magical Disney-Inspired Recipes!
We are suckers for beef stroganoff. There is nothing bad about this dish. It’s egg noodles smothered in a deliciously creamy sauce with tender beef bites. We first had Disney’s beef stroganoff at one of the EPCOT Food and Wine Festivals several years back. They featured a Russian kiosk that included this beautiful dish.
The flavors are incredibly rich and complex, but it’s surprisingly so easy to make! All you need is to cook egg noodles from the grocery store and to make the sauce in one pot. Easy as that! The sauce is full of indulgent sour cream, smokey paprika, and lots and lots of butter. There will never be enough of this dish to satisfy.
We found this delicious recipe in one of the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival cookbooks!
Canada’s Cheddar Cheese Soup
If you’ve ever been to Le Cellier in EPCOT’s Canada Pavilion, you’ve probably tried the cheddar cheese soup. And if so, your life has been changed. This soup is to die for. It is rich and creamy and so, so cheesy. It’s the perfect winter meal. Who doesn’t want a piping hot bowl of cheesy goodness on a chilly day?
The cool thing about this dish is that it seems like it would be really difficult because it comes from such a fancy restaurant. But it’s actually just another one-pot meal that is super easy to throw together. We love the depths of flavors in this dish. It’s not just cheese. The bacon adds a smokey element, while the Canadian ale gives it something just different enough to make it stand out. Do yourself a huge favor, and keep these ingredients in your pantry just in case a wintry day comes along that needs some Canadian soup!
Check out the full recipe straight from Le Cellier here.
Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie
Bring on the seafood! So…if it hasn’t been made clear thus far, we are huge fans of the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. This annual affair at EPCOT showcases some of the best foods Disney has to offer. One of the best and most delicious options is the Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie from the Ireland kiosk at the festival. Holy creamy, Batman! This pie is absolutely loaded with delicious things.
While this dish is enough to make anyone’s mouth water, it is probably the most complicated recipe on this list. You’re definitely going to want to save this one for a time when maybe you’re snowed in or just bored out of your mind and need something to pass the time. There are a lot of ingredients with a lot of steps involved. But it’s so worth it!
This is one that will 100% impress the company or even just your own family. Like other dishes on this list, the flavors are incredibly rich and sumptuous. We don’t think we could eat this pie every day exactly for that reason – it would be too much! However, it does make for an excellent meal on those chilly winter days.
We got the recipe for this pie in the EPCOT Food and Wine Cookbook!
Mini Corn Dogs
Who doesn’t love mini corn dogs? For a bit of a more casual meal option on a snow day or chilly one in February, we would recommend trying out these Mini Corn Dogs from Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom. This is one of our favorite snacks to grab while we’re in the Parks, so we love the idea of bringing it home as comfort food. Corn dogs are ridiculously easy to make, so they can be whipped up pretty quickly whenever you’re needed a little Disney pick me up. Just close your eyes and pretend you are sitting on Main Street, U.S.A., watching the Parade, instead of watching the snow…
You can find this recipe in The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook: From Delicious Dole Whip to Tasty Mickey Pretzels, 100 Magical Disney-Inspired Recipes!