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Favorite January Recipes

Easy Italian Baked Pasta

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In order to put this list of our delicious, favorite January recipes together, we looked through what recipes our readers enjoy most during this chilly time of year. We noticed that there was a big emphasis on time-saving recipes. Readers’ favorite recipes for January seemed to be ones that allowed them to make the most out of their short days. We also found a great amount of love for hearty dishes like casseroles and pastas. There were some surprises that we found, too. While these recipes for January tend to center around savory tastes, there are some great spicy, sweet and tangy recipes here as well that we felt we had to include. With all of these January recipes to try out, you’ll have something new and fun to explore in the kitchen every day of the month.

1. Braised Tomato Spareribs

Braised Tomato Spareribs

Our first recipe for January is our Braised Tomato Spareribs. Not only does using the slow cooker mean that this recipe is super easy to make, but it also means that your family is guaranteed fall-off-the-bone tenderness every time!

2. Easy Chicken Parmesan

Easy Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is a taste everyone can get behind, but sometimes it can be a lot of work for a weeknight. That’s why we included our Easy Chicken Parmesan recipe. Now you can whip up a classic without missing out on that valuable time to catch up with the kids.

3. PHILADELPHIA Mini Cheesecakes

Philadelphia Mini Cheesecakes

Check out our PHILADELPHIA Mini Cheesecakes for a fun weekend baking project for the family. Everyone looks especially forward to topping these miniature cheesecakes and personalizing them.

4. VELVEETA® Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese

VELVEETA® Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese

Nothing says comfort food quite like VELVEETA® Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese. This recipe is chock-full of cheesy goodness and super simple to make.

5. STOVE TOP Easy Chicken Bake

STOVE TOP Easy Chicken Bake

Our STOVE TOP Easy Chicken Bake is a rich and savory dish that will warm up even the coldest of evenings. Plus it only takes 10 minutes of prep time and a half an hour in the oven!

6. Slow-Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Slow-Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

What could be more satisfying than a piping-hot baked potato? Try making our Slow-Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup and discover that next-level potato experience for yourself.

7. Easy Italian Baked Pasta

Easy Italian Baked Pasta

Take the guesswork out of planning your meals with Easy Italian Baked Pasta. Everyone loves the rich sauce and cheese combination so much, you may just miss out on leftovers.

8. VELVEETA® Spicy Sausage Dip

VELVEETA® Spicy Sausage Dip

Get ready for game day with a batch of our VELVEETA® Spicy Sausage Dip. This crowd pleaser is the perfect companion for when you're cheering on your team.

9. Chocolate-Covered OREO Cookie Cake

Chocolate-Covered OREO Cookie Cake

Our Chocolate-Covered OREO Cookie Cake is almost as fun to make as it is to eat. The kids will love getting to mash up OREO Cookies and the reward of a great looking dessert.

10. VELVEETA® Ultimate Nachos

VELVEETA® Ultimate Nachos

Grab some south-of-the-border flavor with our VELVEETA® Ultimate Nachos. These nachos are a great January recipe to warm up your day with a little spice.

11. TATER TOTS® Casserole Recipe

TATER TOT-Topped Casserole

Beef, TATER TOTS® and mixed vegetables come together in the tastiest way possible for our TATER TOTS® Casserole Recipe. The crispy bites of potato topping this casserole are scrumptious.

12. PHILADELPHIA Fruit Pizza

PHILADELPHIA Fruit Pizza

Our PHILADELPHIA Fruit Pizza is one of our favorite recipes for January. This sweet dessert is colorful enough to light up any room.

13. Seven Layer Salad

Seven Layer Salad

The potluck classic Seven Layer Salad is a cinch to make. The prep time is only fifteen minutes, but the smiles will go on all day long.

14. Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

You simply can’t go wrong with a classic taco recipe, and our Chicken Tacos recipe is just that. Taco night never tasted so great!

15. Buffalo Chicken Dip

Take your dip game from ordinary to extraordinary with this spicy recipe for January. Buffalo Chicken Dip brings out a familiar taste in a whole new way.

16. Classic Cheese Lasagna

Classic Cheese Lasagna

The delightful layers of sauce, cheese and noodles are not to be missed in our Classic Cheese Lasagna. This melty dish is great any night of the week.

17. Graham Cracker Éclair “Cake”

Graham Cracker Éclair 'Cake'

Next time you entertain, try out our Graham Cracker Éclair “Cake” recipe. This delectably airy dish is deceptively simple to make

18. Ranch Chicken

Ranch Chicken

Get ready to make some room on the table for our Ranch Chicken. This is a great recipe to teach young, aspiring chefs because of the short list of ingredients and the big taste with which they will be rewarded.

19. Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Our list of favorite January recipes would not be complete without Easy Chicken Enchiladas. Everyone loves cutting into the tortillas to get at the great Southwestern taste inside.

20. Classic Sweet BBQ Chicken Wings

Classic Sweet BBQ Chicken Wings are always a crowd-pleaser. This simple recipe requires only two ingredients and ten minutes to prep, so you don’t have to fuss.

21. Crab Rangoon

Crab Rangoon

A take-out favorite, Crab Rangoon is easy to make at home with this recipe. It’s the perfect recipe for January because it will be a welcome surprise.

22. Easy Baked Manicotti

Easy Baked Manicotti

Manicotti can look pretty daunting, but we make it simple with a step-by-step video included with our Easy Baked Manicotti recipe. You’ll be surprised at just how easy it can be!

23. STOVE TOP Stuffed Chicken Rolls

STOVE TOP Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Change up your chicken routine with STOVE TOP Stuffed Chicken Rolls. This attractive dish bakes up tender and juicy and will shake up your table in a great way.

24. CATALINA-Cranberry Chicken

CATALINA-Cranberry Chicken

Another great chicken dish to try out is our zesty and sweet CATALINA-Cranberry Chicken. You may be surprised at how much taste you can get out of only four ingredients.

25. Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche

Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche

Start off your weekend on the right foot with this Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche. This easy recipe is a favorite for brunch because you can pop it in the oven and spend your time where it really matters: with your family.

26. Mexican Beef & Rice Casserole

Mexican Beef & Rice Casserole

You can serve up to eight with only a pound of ground beef using our Mexican Beef & Rice Casserole recipe. This recipe takes that great Mexican taste and turns it into a hearty casserole.

27. Baking Powder Biscuits

Baking Powder Biscuits

These Baking Powder Biscuits go great with any meal. Serve them at breakfast with gravy or at nighttime alongside your main course.

28. Easy Swedish Meatballs

Our Easy Swedish Meatballs are served up with a savory gravy that always pleases everyone around the table. They won’t believe how simple the recipe really is.

29. Toad-in-the-Hole Bake

Toad-in-the-Hole Bake

A traditional English breakfast is transformed into a casserole for our Toad-in-the-Hole Bake. Topped with cheese and bacon, this recipe will quickly become a weekend favorite.

30. Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

These Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers are a sports bar-worthy starter. And our helpful video takes the guesswork out of making these crispy, spicy peppers.

31. Fettucine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

Our final recipe for January is a classic Fettucine Alfredo. This highly adaptable pasta dish complements a number of other foods, so feel free to use your imagination!

With all of these great time-saving recipes for January, you’ll be able to keep things surprising while still enjoying as much time with your loved ones as possible! Be sure to keep that trend rolling next month when we’ll share our Top 28 February Recipes.

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