20 Comfort Food Recipes
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Sometimes, you just need some comfort food. There's nothing like some hot mashed potatoes, gooey mac 'n' cheese, crunchy fried chicken, or moist fudgy cake to soothe your soul. Even if you're not down in the dumps, everyone loves some good old fashioned comfort food now and then. That's why we've put together this collection of 20 Comfort Food Recipes. From biscuits and gravy to peanut butter pie, there's something here to fulfill every comfort food craving.
Comfort Food Recipes for Main Dishes and Sides
Our Country Mac 'n' Cheese is so easy to make, you might actually feel guilty about it. Your slow cooker will do all the work while you sit back and relax. Comfort food cooking doesn't get much easier than that!
Who wouldn't love this easy recipe for mashed potatoes? With lots of cheese and fresh-tasting herbs, these Cheesy Herbed Mashed Potatoes are loaded with your favorite tastes, so it's a perfect side dish for holiday or regular-day dinners.
Crispy, crunchy, incredible...those are just a few of the words that come to mind after just one bite of this comfort food recipe. Maybe we should make a double batch 'cause it gets snatched up so quickly!
This recipe will take your taste buds down South, to where good old-fashioned tastes are still king. Our Homemade Biscuits and Gravy are full of so much down-home comfort food goodness, you'll want to eat 'em at breakfast AND dinner, which is perfectly right by us!
Edible bowls make it easy for our gang to clean their plates! This hearty beef chili recipe is served up in individual Kaiser rolls and is as fun to make as it is to eat. Don't forget to keep this idea in mind for stews and chowders, too!
Yep, they're a winner! These aren't your everyday, ordinary french fries. Winning Fries beat out the rest 'cause they're finished with grated Parmesan, chives, and a touch of salt. Serve this easy-to-make, prize-winning comfort food recipe, and you'll be rewarded with raves!
We used a secret ingredient in our Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs and Spaghetti in order to get the big flavor that this easy comfort food recipe deserves. Don't take our word for it, but today's forecast looks like it could be "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"!
You'll find lots of comforting goodness waiting for you in a country kitchen, like these Country Kitchen Pork 'n' Beans. They're made using a couple of shortcut ingredients, but it's the true country add-ins that give 'em the taste you know and love. You may want a double helping of this one!
Why is this one of our favorite chicken soups? Maybe because of the homemade dumplings that are swimming in it. Chicken and Dumplings is a hearty soup that you can enjoy as a meal-starter or a main dish.
A gumbo is really just a hearty Cajun stew. So, when we need to serve something to chase away the cold-weather blues, we know our Hearty Chicken Gumbo is the best Southern comfort food choice!
This hearty beef stew will warm you up from the inside-out. Easy comfort food recipes don't get much simpler than this. Your whole family will love it!
M-m-m...the aroma of this chicken pot pie baking in the oven takes us back to the warmth of Mama's cozy kitchen, but without all the fuss and mess! Our version uses frozen vegetables with an easy homemade crust. Make this family favorite tonight, and you'll have 'em beggin' for it again and again!
Comfort Food Desserts
You'll be the apple of everyone's eye when you make our Apple Slab Pie! Not only is this recipe a-peeling to the whole gang, but it's quick and easy too! Just serve up a slice when you're in the mood for some warming comfort food.
The classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter makes for the perfect marriage in our Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. It's easy-as-pie to whip up, and better than anything you can buy at the store!
What's the surprise? A layer of melted chocolate chips at the bottom of this creamy banana pie. And to make it even more tempting, we topped it with whipped topping and chopped candy bars. Voila!--Banana Cream Pie Surprise!
You'll want to skip the main course and go right to dessert when you make this Cherry Fudge Cake. No need to head to the bakery when we can make a comfort food cake like this that's just so good!
Fresh blueberries add sparkle to our homemade easy recipe for Blueberry Bread Pudding. This delectable dessert recipe comes packed with the extra benefits of antioxidant-rich fresh blueberries.
Can you imagine what your house will smell like with a chocolate and peanut butter cake cooking in the slow cooker for four hours? We'll tell you right now...it'll smell amazing! Our slow-cooked Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight is an easy comfort food recipe that's really quite delightful!
Got a sweet tooth? If you do, then our Gooey Amish Caramel Pie may just satisfy your comfort food cravings. The rich sweetness of the caramel mixed with the crunchy pecans goes perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.
Death by Chocolate may just be the ultimate in comfort food desserts. Packed with layer upon layer of chocolatey goodness, this comfort food recipe will satisfy any sweet tooth and serve a crowd, too.
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