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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    Portobello Ropa Vieja

    I created this version of a Mexican favorite for my family, using meaty portobello mushrooms to mimic meat. Serve with rice to round out the meal. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

    Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

    My husband and I are down for anything with guacamole, so it's no wonder that we love these smoking-hot burgers!...


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    Loaded Huevos Rancheros with Roasted Poblano Peppers

    This is a unique but tasty version of huevos rancheros. It's similar to a cowboy hash, as the potatoes take...


    Vegetable Couscous Salad

    This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve...


    Bratwurst and Chicken Kabobs

    I made these lively chicken kabobs as a thank-you gift while visiting my relatives in Norway They loved eating them...

    Instant Pot Chili con Carne

    Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


    Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

    I love the velvety taste and texture of sweet potatoes. A friend served sweet potatoes cooked with peppers and they...

    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...


    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...


    Confetti Fiesta Braids

    “This bread is based on the winning recipe in a local contest I judged. I turned it into a double...


    Southwest Breakfast Tart

    Give your breakfast crowd a stick-to-the-ribs jump start on Christmas morning with this cheesy tart. It’s packed with sausage, plenty...

    Bean & Bulgur Chili

    Come in from the cold to a piping hot bowl of this zesty bulgur and bean chili. The bulgur adds...


    No-Bake Strawberries & Cream Pie

    For a lighter no-bake dessert to serve a crowd, turn to these cool strawberry pies. They take just minutes to...


    Chicken Chorizo Posole

    “I first tasted posole while visiting a friend in Santa Fe. It was a
    revelation! I have since been...


    Chili con Chorizo

    We love to eat chili, whether it's vegetarian or with some kind of meat. This recipe was created because I...


    Anaheim Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Put a little spice in your menu with my favorite Anaheim pepper recipe. The peppers, jalapenos and cayenne heat up...

    Spicy Meatless Chili

    Before I retired, this recipe was a mainstay in our house. I could prepare the ingredients the night before, and...


    Chili-Lime Shrimp Kabobs

    Lime and chili add a kick that really make this recipe pop. Plus, the grilled peppers are a great way...


    Three-Cheese & Pepper Penne

    This creamy pasta entree comes together in a snap. It makes two casseroles, so you can freeze one or share...


    Western Omelet Casserole

    We make a Western-style omelet with ham and hash browns using the slow cooker. From youngest to oldest at brunch,...


    Biscuit-y Bell Pepper Muffins

    I like to use three or four different colors of pepper for these easy muffins. When you cut one open,...


    Grilled Peppers and Zucchini for Two

    "This side dish is so simple and quick that I had to share it," notes Karen Anderson of Fair Oaks,...


    Jalapeno Cheese Bread

    Cheddar cheese and jalapenos give this savory bread a spicy Southwestern flair. It makes a great accompaniment to chilis and...


    Loaded Spaghetti Bake

    Make this loaded pasta recipe your own, everyone loves it! It's also great made with leftover chicken from the previous...

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    Spicy Chicken Chili

    My recipe was inspired by me being on a low-calorie, low-fat, high fiber diet. I entered it in a chili...


    Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches

    Perfect for the summer grilling season, this flavorful and hearty Italian sausage sandwich will be a picnic favorite for sure!...


    Veggie Noodle Side Dish

    I love to cook with fresh vegetables, especially when they're from my garden! Pair this colorful side dish with grilled...


    Makeover Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

    With its creamy consistency and two different cheeses, this entree captures the essence of comfort food. But here's the kicker:...


    Potato-Bar Chili

    Everyone will love this mild chili, especially when topping a baked potato. This thick, hearty sauce really does eat like...


    Easy Crab Lo Mein

    I came up with this one night when I had some leftover spaghetti that I needed to use up," writes...