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

    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...


    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...


    Chili con Chorizo

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

    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...

    Confetti Fiesta Braids

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


    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,...


    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...

    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...


    Vegetarian Egg Strata

    “I used to make this with turkey or chicken sausage, but adapted it for a vegetarian friend, and it was...


    Spicy Fajita Chili

    You’ll want to serve this with rolls or cornbread to soak up every delicious drop. Like more heat? Just use...


    Fontina-Vegetable Crab Soup

    Cayenne pepper adds a hint of heat to rich, creamy soup loaded with vegetables and crab. Serve it as a...


    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...

    Jerk Pork & Pineapple Kabobs

    Here’s a perfect way to spice up a barbecue. These kabobs are sure to please guests who like a little...


    Grilled Beef-Stuffed Peppers

    I always tell my husband he doesn’t have to cook to impress; it’s only me. But this simple classic was...


    Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

    Pick a dark, malty lager for simmering the sausages. Grill ’em, split ’em and load ’em on toasted buns with...


    Ginger Veggie Brown Rice Pasta

    Once I discovered brown rice pasta, I never looked back. Tossed with ginger, bright veggies and rotisserie chicken, it tastes...


    Mushroom Primavera Pasta Sauce

    This meatless meal has plenty of mushrooms and vegetables in a rich tomato sauce. Serve over whole wheat pasta for...


    Chipotle Pepper Potato Salad

    The next time you make potato salad, think outside of the picnic basket with this crunchy, munchy variation. There’s just...


    Pepper & Jack Smothered Cheeseburgers

    To add a little bite to your burgers, just add peppers. The cheesy pepper-onion topping and chipotle glaze lend the...


    Roasted Red Pepper Soup

    I love oven-roasted peppers especially when I transform them into this silky soup seasoned with garlic and thyme. Dip a...

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    Four-Pepper Egg Casserole

    My husband loves peppers, and this colorful breakfast casserole is one of his favorite ways to enjoy them. Cumin and...


    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...


    White Bean, Sweet Potato & Pepper Ragout

    “I try to serve a meatless meal two or three nights a week. It's a great way to keep up...


    Veggie-Sausage Cheese Soup

    I took this soup to a potluck at work, where it was well received...and was the only dish prepared by...


    Slow-Cooked Two-Bean Chili

    The first time I had this chili at a Super Bowl party, I was on my second bowl before I...


    Zippy Beef Chili

    This zesty chili is not only chock-full of ground beef, but it's also loaded with veggies. I put everything in...