Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce Updated VSA

    These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food" without having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois

    Jerk-Seasoned Meat Loaves

    I wanted meat loaf but also something unique, so I decided to spice up my usual recipe by using Jamaican...


    Taco Turkey Meat Loaf

    After buying a supersized package of ground turkey, I made this spicy taco turkey meat loaf using what I had...


    Ranch Pigs in a Blanket

    Who knew you could amp up the fun factor for pigs in a blanket? Sprinkle ranch seasoning on top before...


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    Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

    This is not a drill. These buffalo chicken enchiladas—filled with tender rotisserie chicken, lots of cheese and, of course, Buffalo...

    Chili Dog Baked Potatoes

    These chili dogs are nestled in baked potatoes for a delicious and satisfying meal. They're perfect for a barbecue, but...


    Sausage Manicotti with Pumpkin Sauce

    This manicotti is a wonderful change from typical pumpkin dishes in the fall. —Barry Dale, Puyallup, Washington

    Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs...


    Aberdeen Beef Pie

    When set in the middle of the table, this hearty beef pie is the center of attention. With chunks of...


    Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

    My hearty, delicious, nutrient-packed vegetarian dish is amazingly healthy. Everyone I've made it for has loved it—even carnivores! I always...


    Cranberry Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

    Whether canned or homemade, cranberry sauce delivers a healthy dose of vitamins to this dish. A little bit sweet and...

    The Best Ever Lasagna

    My brother, Joe, created this lasagna based on our mom’s recipe. It’s a family favorite at Christmas, thanks to the...


    Cheesy Seafood Enchiladas

    Quick-cooking seafood and mildly spicy chile peppers and salsa make this dish a
    flavor adventure that my family loves....


    Sassy Southwest Stuffed Shells

    When I was a child, my mom made this dish quite often. When I came across her recipe on an...


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    Sneaky Turkey Meatballs

    Like most kids, mine refuse to eat certain veggies. In order to feed them healthy foods, I have to be...


    Mile-High Chicken Potpie

    Classic chicken potpie gets extra homey when it's loaded with a creamy filling and baked tall in a springform pan....

    Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

    Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s...


    Stuffed Meat Loaf Slices

    This is a family favorite requested for special occasions. We received it from a fellow faculty member when my husband...


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    Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

    One of our favorite comfort-food dinners is spaghetti and meatballs. We're crazy about this lighter, healthier version that features so...


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    Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

    We seem to eat for comfort during the holidays...but comfort foods aren't necessarily healthy. To make a classic comfort...


    Make-Ahead Turkey Potpie

    Some days, your cravings don't jive with your busy schedule. Problem solved! Whip up a batch of these rich, creamy...


    Italian Joes on Texas Toast

    This is toasty-good for a weeknight on the go. If you double the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, meat and wine,...


    Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

    As a child, shepherd's pie was one of my favorites. But now, having cut white potatoes out of our diet,...


    Chili Cottage Pie

    This filling cottage pie is super simple and loaded with flavor. The kids love to help layer it up. —Jacob...

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    Butternut Squash and Sausage Stuffed Shells

    I rarely invite friends for dinner without someone requesting this easy pasta casserole. The sweet squash complements the spicy sausage,...


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    Matthew’s Best Ever Meat Loaf

    This is comfort food at its best. Mushrooms, beef stock, tomato paste, Worcestershire and soy sauce help boost the meaty...


    Creamy Skinny Pasta Casserole

    Baked pasta is a favorite potluck dish, so I altered some of the ingredients in my traditional recipe to make...


    Ham ‘n’ Tater Bake

    Get ready for a gourmet loaded baked potato in casserole form. This is so good, I can’t resist making it...


    Warm Chicken Tortellini Au Gratin

    This is one of my favorite recipes. Pasta from Monday plus roasted chicken from Tuesday equals this delicious dish on...


    Sausage Florentine Shepherd’s Pie

    In this Italian take on traditional shepherd’s pie, sausage takes the place of ground beef (or lamb), and spinach replaces...