Cozy Comfort Food Recipes

Comfort food recipes that are almost as good as a hug

Comfort foods are back — in a big way. Yes, it's important to eat healthy meals and lots of fruits and vegetables, but sometimes you just need that warm, goeey, cheesey satisfaction in your life to make you forget about the deadline coming up or all of the projects you need to work on. Sometimes that extra bit of comfort feels like the warm hug from your mother you've been missing and that much-needed TLC. 

So when you're craving that childhood favorite that can soothe like nothing else can, or that pasta your dad makes to perfection, try your hand at one of our favorite comfort food recipes below. 


Brown Butter Peach Cobbler

My first peach cobbler was from a hole-in-the-wall bakery in Old Town Pasadena...

— Jessica Chou



 Easy Meatloaf

What is more comforting on a cool winter night than roasted fingerling potatoes and rosemary with a nice big slice of meatloaf? Not much...

— Allison Beck



Crock-Pot Sopa de Ajo (Castilian Garlic Soup)

Is there any single food associated with warmth, healing, and comfort more frequently than chicken soup? 

— Claire Bullen



Baked Ziti

Pasta is my ultimate comfort food: Whenever I'm feeling down, tired, or super hungry, pasta with slightly spicy tomato sauce is the dish I crave...

— Yasmin Fahr



Mama Bruce's Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant parmesan was a staple in my house growing up...

— Jane Bruce




Corn Chowder with Bacon & Cheddar

As far as I'm concerned, soup (and chowder in particular) gets top billing on the comfort food circuit...

 — Maryse Chevriere



Chicken Chili

When the weather turns cold and the thought of a cozy meal to warm you up from the inside out sounds more and more appealing...

— Carly Goldsmith



Chicken Enchiladas


Here's my twist on chicken enchiladas. Red sauce is great and all...

— Will Budiaman


Fettuccine Alfredo

This version of the classic Italian-American dish, fettuccine alfredo, is significantly lighter than the original, but you'd never know by tasting it...

— Molly Aronica



Spiced Peach Pie

This recipe is a twist on the classic peach pie...

— Ali Rosen




Crock-Pot Beef Stew

This is a super meaty beef stew that has more of a clear broth than the gravy-like Dinty Moore version...

— Valaer Murray



Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

"Comfort food," to me, has a pretty broad definition...

— Terri Ciccone




Ground Beef Tacos with a Zesty Guacamole

Growing up, taco night always meant Old El Paso with its distinctive Mexican seasoning and "sauce." People always ask, "How can you improve on something perfect?"...

— Drew Colbert



Classic Pasta e Fagioli

Nothing warms the soul better than a bowl of hearty, hot soup. In my house, that usually comes in the form of minestrone, escarole and bean, or pasta e fagioli...

Francesca Borgognone

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