Nothing tastes better during colder months than comfort food. Between macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, spaghetti and meatballs, and pot pie there is nothing that tastes better than family favorite comfort food recipes.
Comfort food recipes are always hearty and delicious. They’re stick to your ribs filling and perfectly satisfying. They’re usually a family recipe that passed down from parents to children. Or they’re a new recipe your family just adores. Either way, comfort food recipes have a special place in our hearts and we enjoy making and eating them often.
A typical southern breakfast favorite, Chicken and Waffles is a hearty way to start the day. Family Around the Table uses her grandmother’s fried chicken recipe and a delicious pecan honey glaze for her chicken.
There is nothing more comforting than pasta, cheese sauce, and polish sausage. This Polish Sausage Mac and Cheese from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures is a recipe your family will love and one you will make time and time again.
First and foremost, meatloaf and potatoes are the ultimate in comfort food. Soulfully Made shared her recipe for Instant Post Meatloaf and Potatoes that is absolutely drool worthy.
Karen’s Kitchen Stories kicked up her macaroni and cheese in this Chorizo Macaroni and Cheese. It has the kick from the spicy sausage that pairs well with the creamy cheese and pasta.
If you haven’t braised beef in red wine, then you really should try this recipe from The Redhead Baker. Her Red Wine Braised Short Ribs are fork tender and rich with comforting flavor.
Growing up, having simple sautéed cabbage and noodles was so comforting. It’s top of our list for comfort food recipes. That’s why we like this Haluski recipe from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.
Chicken Fried Steak with Milk Gravy from Spicy Southern Kitchen is the ultimate southern comfort food! Serve over mashed potatoes.
Chicken pot pie with all it’s delicious goodness is typically top of the comfort food recipes list. Cooking with Carlee shared an amazing Chicken Pot Pie Soup that is creamy and delicious.
Another great southern classic is ham and bean soup. Faith hope Love and Luck Survived Despite a Whiskered Accomplice shared a great comfort food recipe for Virginia Ham and Bean Chowder.
A grown up bacon grilled cheese sandwich from Beryl’s Kitchen takes your old fashioned grilled cheese and dresses it up with bacon, brie, muenster, and mozzarella cheeses.
Great comfort food recipes are packed with delicious and rich flavors. Root Beer Beef Stew from Jonesin for Taste has all that and more. The root beer flavor is a unique twist to a classic recipe.
Southwestern White Bean Chili from Babaganosh will warm you right up on a cold day. Comfort food in a bowl.
Strawberry Blondie in the Kitchen took the classic meatloaf and make it into a one pan wonder! Her Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves with Potatoes and Green Beans is a simple and delicious classic comfort food recipe.
Another great meatloaf recipe is this one from Karen’s Kitchen Stories. She made Individual Meatloaves with Chili Sauce for an upgraded twist on a comfort food classic.
Karen’s Kitchen Stories made yet another classic, comfort food recipe. Her Make Ahead Beef Stew is made with short rib meat which benefits from resting overnight for more flavorful and tender beef in her stew.
Books ‘n Cooks gives you two comfort food recipes in one! Her Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes & Chocolate Chip Cookies is a double whammy of delicious chocolate chip flavor.
This Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe from The Life Jolie is the perfect way to warm up on a cold night. With options for both the Instant Pot and Slow Cooker, this delicious comfort food has never been easier to make!
If you haven’t braised anything in mil, then you need to start with this recipe from The Redhead Baker. Her Chicken Thighs Braised in Milk are tender and amazingly delicious.
Nonna’s Italian Spaghetti & Broccoli is a surprisingly easy to make. 4 Sons ‘R’ Us says the pasta soaks up the creamy cheese sauce making it magically delicious.
Cindy’s Recipes and Writings says that chocolate in the bread is ultimate comfort food. That’s why she made Chocolate Buttermilk Quick Bread.
Open faced sandwiches are diner staples! Palatable Pastimes shared her Manhattan Hot Shot Sandwich which is an open faced roast beef sandwich that consists of mashed potatoes roast beef, and rich beef gravy on top.
The most comforting of macaroni and cheese recipes are super creamy and cheesy. Cooking with Carlee touts this as The Creamiest Macaroni and Cheese with Ham. She doesn’t use sharp cheddar in this recipe, but a nice milk cheddar to make it super creamy.
Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice put an interesting twist on a typical pot roast. She whipped up a Green Chile Enchilada Crockpot Texas Roast with amazing Texas flavors that will have your family asking for more.
4 Sons ‘R’ Us looked high and low for the perfect bowl of white chicken chili. She finally gave up and make her own Creamy White Chicken Chili. It’s “the one” when it comes to white chicken chili recipes.
Cindy’s Recipes and Writings knows that comfort food consists of hearty flavors and cheese. Her Cheesy Chicken Mac has little meatballs coated in a delicious cheese sauce and comforting pasta.
Lasagna is one of the ultimate comfort food recipes! The pasta, cheese, and sauce all form a warm blanket of comfort around you. Jolene’s Recipe Journal created Fried Lasagna after a trip to a restaurant inspired her to recreate an appetizer as a main dish.
4 Sons ‘R’ Us brought it to the table with this super cheese casserole full of potatoes and sausage. Cheesy Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole is simple southern comfort food.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew is a hearty recipe that can be made in large quantities. Books ‘n Cooks uses this recipe to help with weeknight meals during busy times.
Strawberry Blondie Kitchen says that there is nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup. Her Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup comes together quickly and simmers all day for a hearty bowl of deliciousness.
Looking for more comfort food recipes? Try some of these delicious choices.