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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    Vegan Tortilla Soup

    Quinoa may be an unconventional ingredient, but it adds protein in this vegan tortilla soup, making it hearty enough for a main dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Gluten-Free Banana Coffee Cake

    I created this gluten-free coffee cake for people on special diets. Those who are lactose intolerant, allergic to eggs or...


    Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...


    Pressure-Cooker Stuffed Peppers

    Here's a good-for-you dinner that's also a meal-in-one classic. Add a salad and, in just moments, call everyone to the...


    Pressure-Cooker Beef and Beans

    This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have friends asking for more. It's a favorite in my recipe...

    Cabbage Barley Soup

    My neighbor had an abundance of cabbage, so a group of us had a contest to see who could come...


    Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey

    Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

    Utilize leftovers and clean out the fridge by making these super simple and tasty stuffed peppers! This is an ideal...


    Apple Quinoa Spoon Bread

    My cousin is a strict vegetarian, so creating satisfying veggie dishes is my yearly challenge. This spoon bread can act...


    Butternut Squash and Barley Soup

    I love to use my garden produce in this veggie-packed soup. Serve it with oatmeal dinner rolls and you have...


    Ancient Grain Beef Stew

    My version of beef stew is comfort food with a healthy twist. I use lentils and red quinoa rather than...

    Balsamic Grilled Vegetable and Barley Salad

    Add an unexpected taste to grilled vegetables with a glaze made with balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs and some honey and...


    Grilled Chicken with Barley

    With this meal's delicious, fresh flavors, perfect portion size and balance of nutrition, you're getting a big reward for just...


    Makeover Curried Chicken Rice Soup

    This lighter version of a family-favorite soup boasts all the hearty texture, warm comfort and delicious flavor of the original,...


    Lace Cookies with Chocolate Middles

    Melted chocolate sandwiched between two golden and slightly crisp oatmeal cookies makes for a delicious spin on traditional oatmeal chocolate...


    Slow Cooker Southwest Beef Stew

    I made this stew for my ladies' group at church, and everyone loved it! Best of all, I could start...

    Zippy Turkey and Rice

    Hearty and healthful, this yummy casserole is chock-full of rice, beans, tomatoes and cheese. Serve it with fresh fruit or...


    Guilt-Free Macaroni and Cheese

    I tweak recipes to make over full-fat classics. Over the years, I've updated this recipe to use low-fat products, and...


    Barley & Greens Salad

    Chock-full of whole grains and fresh vegetables, this pretty dish can be served as a side or as a meal...


    Squash Provencal

    All of my family loves vegetables, and in the summer when squash is plentiful, I serve this dish frequently. It...


    Beef and Lamb Stew

    I asked for this recipe after a recent trip to South Africa with my church. This stew includes lots of...


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    Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

    This easy oatmeal cookie recipe is great with a glass of cold milk! With their peanutty flavor, these scrumptious cookies...


    Easy Beef Barley Soup

    “This soup is really easy and takes very little time to put together. You can serve it for a leftover...


    Hearty Vegetable Barley Soup

    My mom picked up this barley soup recipe in her fitness class and passed it to me. It’s loaded with...

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    Maple Oatmeal Cookies

    No other food product is more closely tied to Vermont than maple syrup. So when I want to give someone...


    Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Rice Casserole

    Gravy, chicken soup and sour cream make this rich and hearty dish one you’ll want to curl up with. Be...


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    Mexican Bean ‘n’ Barley Chili

    Chili powder adds just the right amount of “heat” to this filling, fast and fabulous vegetarian meal idea from Lana...


    Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies

    My family has always loved oatmeal raisin cookies, but I wanted to try something new with the classic recipe. We...


    Summer Squash Chicken Casserole

    This rich and saucy casserole features tender pattypans in a comforting chicken and rice combination. Pair it with a salad...


    Creamy Chicken ‘n’ Wild Rice Soup

    Hinckley, Minnesota’s Bonnie Erickson shares a comforting, cool-weather soup that’s chock-full of homey, harvest goodness. “I’m always being asked to...