Winter is a great time to try out new recipes for staying warm and toasty on the road!

If you’re looking to cook up some comfort, here are a few ideas from your friends at Carter Express to prepare ahead of time to take on the road or cook in the cab for those cold winter nights:

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

This slow cooker chicken chili is relatively light compared to the classic beef or pork chili. Boneless chicken breasts and canned beans make the dish super easy and convenient. After prepping the ingredients, simply add them to the crockpot and let it cook. Your truck will be filled with wonderful smells as the chili cooks, totally hands-off.

Beef and Noodles

This one-pot meal is loaded with hearty beef, thick egg noodles, and savory beef stock — it’s the kind of one-pot meal that warms you throughout. With this beef and noodles recipe, you’ll have a savory (and easy!) beef stew with tender noodles you can make ahead of time and enjoy reheated in your cab.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Mapo Tofu

This vegetarian recipe is a healthy and zesty change of pace for something spicy and comforting. Typically made with ground pork, this plant-based version swaps in shiitake mushrooms for a lighter dinner option with just as much umami flavor. This recipe requires just 15 minutes of hands-on prep — the slow cooker does the rest for you. Serve it with a side of rice for a complete and satisfying meal.

Lasagna Rollups

Delicious, meaty lasagna rolled up into small bites with the cheese inside! Make at home in loaf pans for single-serving meals that you can easily pack up, store in fridge, and take on the road.

Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

Even though your slow cooker doesn’t technically “bake” food, your tastebuds will think it did when you try this recipe. Enjoy the ooey-gooey comfort of this dish featuring tender noodles coated in marinara and mixed with a double dose of melty cheese.

There are tons of great recipes for making and taking on the road. Drivers, let us know what your favorite meals to make on the road are! And if you’re looking to fill up on a successful driving career, connect with Carter Express for more information on our CDL-A truck driver jobs today!