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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    Pho

    My family always uses this pho recipe. I've added a few modern cooking techniques to build upon its already full-bodied flavor. The stock can be made ahead to save time on the day you'd like to serve it. —Terry Nguyen, Lawrenceville, Georgia

    Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

    The keys to this amazing chicken matzo ball soup are slow-cooking it and using boxed matzo ball mix. Some people...


    Curried Vegetable Soup

    I created this recipe uniting my favorite spices with frozen vegetables to save time. It's easy to scale up to...


    Italian Sausage and Fennel Soup

    Many years ago I watched chef and TV personality Mario Batali make an Italian soup that had fennel, garlic and...


    Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

    I love mushrooms and am learning how to make heartier dishes out of my old favorites. This delicious vegan cream...

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    The Best Marinara Sauce

    I developed this recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now we like...


    The Best Ever Tomato Soup

    Creamy, rich and bursting with brightness, this tomato soup recipe is the ultimate sidekick to a grilled cheese sandwich. You...

    Brandied Appetizer Sausages

    When our kids are home for the holidays, we serve an array of appetizers instead of a big meal. I...


    One-Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

    When the weather's too chilly to grill burgers, I whip up a big pot of this cheesy pasta. Believe it...


    Dill Chicken Soup

    I could eat soup for every meal of the day, all year long. I particularly like dill and spinach—they add...


    Pumpkin-Lentil Soup

    I was really craving a hot delicious soup—something filling and healthy. I looked around my kitchen for a few ingredients,...

    Turkey and Dumpling Soup

    To show some love at a family gathering, I fill a stockpot with this rich turkey soup brimming with veggies,...


    Blue Cheese Potato Salad

    Try my tasty blue cheese spin on classic potato salad. You can easily double the recipe for large picnics or...


    Chard & White Bean Pasta

    I love to prepare dishes without gluten or dairy products, and this recipe meets the criteria when you use gluten-free...


    Lemony Shrimp & Mushroom Linguine

    My husband made this for me shortly before we married. I made some slight tweaks to the recipe over the...


    Christmas White Chili

    Dreaming of a white Christmas? Try this chili decked with red and green veggies! —Catherine Nickelson, Scandia, Minnesota

    Three-Bean Veggie Chili

    I adapted a recipe that my sister gave me to suit my family's tastes. The bulgur has a nice texture,...


    Andouille Sausage Soup

    I make a soup every football Sunday. I came up with this recipe because I wanted to use lots of...


    Greek Pasta Toss

    My husband and I developed this bright pasta dish by tossing in favorite Greek ingredients like olives, feta cheese and...


    Italian Chicken Meatball and Bean Soup

    In North Dakota, it's pretty common for winter temps to fall below zero. Hearty soups like this are a must....


    Black Bean Turkey Chili

    This busy-day chili is packed with flavor. We make it ahead and freeze some to eat later. —Marisela Segovia, Miami,...


    Spicy Peanut Chicken Chili

    After spending time in the Southwest, I discovered Mexican peanut chicken and thought it would be fun to make it...


    Southwest Barley & Lentil Soup

    My family makes lentil soup every new year for good luck. My mom has been making it since I was...


    Beefy Noodle Casserole

    When life calls for a potluck dish or family event, we stir up a batch of beef and noodles. That’s...

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    Ham & Potato-Rutabaga Chowder

    The ingredients in this dish are a nod to my mother's tasty potato and rutabaga side dish, which was always...


    Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Bites

    My son Micah and I love peanut butter cups, so we made them into a new treat. We entered these...


    Cheddar, Corn & Potato Chowder

    Curry gives this just the right amount of zip without being overpowering. I especially like all the veggies in the...


    White Bean & Chicken Enchilada Soup

    I made this soup to please my daughters’ craving for creaminess, my husband’s for spice and mine for white beans....


    Market Basket Soup

    I use kohlrabi in this soothing veggie soup. The vegetable has a mellow broccoli-cabbage flavor and can be served raw,...


    Hearty Beef and Vegetable Soup

    When you need to feed a crowd, consider this beefy favorite loaded with both fresh and frozen veggies. —Sue Straughan,...