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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Vegetable Couscous Salad

This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve it as a vegetarian main, add some crumbled goat cheese or tangy feta cheese. —Patricia Levenson, SANTA ANA, California

Eggplant Roll-Ups

We love these easy Italian eggplant roll-ups stuffed with creamy ricotta and spinach. The fact that they are vegetarian is...


Roasted Vegetable and Chevre Quiche

Roasting the veggies in this rich-yet-bright quiche intensifies their flavors. And the addition of fresh goat cheese lends a wonderful...


Skinny Eggplant Parmesan

You save a lot of calories when you bake the eggplant patties instead of frying in boil. I like to...


One-Pan Tuscan Ravioli

Sometimes I use chickpeas instead of cannellini beans, grated Asiago or Provolone instead of Parmesan, and all zucchini if I...

Eggplant Zucchini Bolognese

“I roast the veggies while the pasta cooks, making this a quick dish.” This meal-in-one blends rustic comfort with fresh...


Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

We’re thrilled when the garden starts providing the goodies needed for this simple salad. It’s wonderful alongside grilled salmon or...

Grilled Italian Eggplant Slices

What a fabulous way to dress up eggplant! Piled high with herbs, cheese and fresh tomatoes, this fail-proof, grilled side...


Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

Get a grip on lunch! Here's a fun recipe for using up those summer garden veggies. Meat-eaters won't even miss...


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Eggplant Rollatini

Want to learn how to cook eggplant? Here's where to start. These authentic eggplant roll-ups may take some time to...


Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

Not only does this classic recipe make a phenomenal side dish, you can also serve it with sliced French bread...

Rustic Roasted Vegetable Tart

No one will miss the meat in this appealing tart. The flaky, rustic-style crust holds an assortment of flavorful veggies...


Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

Loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs, this hearty, meatless sauce is a perfect way for gardeners to make delicious use...


Ratatouille Pizza Potpies

A homemade bread crust covers a bubbly, Italian-style stew featuring pizza sauce, vegetables and cheese. The individual pies are so...


Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant & Tomato Salad

A friend of mine served a delicious grilled eggplant salad when she had me over for dinner, and I was...


Veggie-Stuffed Eggplant

Ruby Williams writes from Bogalusa, Louisiana, "For years, I cooked for my late husband and our five children. Now it's...

Hearty Eggplant Parmesan

Sauteing in a reduced amount of oil helps give this classic eggplant dish a healthy twist. Add a green salad...


Eggplant with Mushroom Stuffing

We had an abundance of eggplant in our garden one year, so I was happy to find this recipe, especially...


Eggplant Casserole

With lots of vegetables, this good-for-you dish is low in calories, but full of flavor. I make it often in...


Eggplant Parmigiana

This delicious eggplant casserole from my mom makes a wonderful meatless meal. It’s a resourceful way to use up the...


Grilled Eggplant Pepper Sandwiches

I love eggplant! These savory, filling sandwiches give the vegetable new meaning. One bite, and you're hooked. Even my grandchildren...


Beef ‘n’ Eggplant Pie

Everyone likes eggplant when you taste it in this savory pie. If you have eggplant in the garden or can...


Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

With a vegetarian on my guest list, I was inspired to make this lasagna for a party. Watching the cheese...


Veggie Lasagna

No one will even miss the meat when you serve this vegetable-rich lasagna. It has a fresh, full-bodied flavor. To...

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Eggplant-Mushroom Pasta Toss

“Mushrooms make an ideal substitute for meat in this Italian pasta dinner,” says Priscilla Gilbert of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida....


Baked Eggplant Italiano

“When my husband I decided that we wanted to lose weight, I created this main dish as a downsized substitute...


Baked Ratatouille

This baked ratatouille recipe is heavenly when made with homegrown vegetables. It's so good, I sometimes make the casserole all...


Snappy Eggplant Spaghetti

"This recipe I adapted from an old Italian cookbook offers a flavorful taste of my roots," says Brett Russo of...


Beefy Eggplant Parmigiana

I developed this recipe one summer when my husband grew eggplant in the garden. I was thrilled when it won...


Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

Grill this eggplant, tomato and goat cheese sandwich to perfection...it makes a delicious meatless meal. —Jennifer Jaras, Corona, California