There’s no better time for comfort food than cold weather, so we’ve whipped up a list of the best comfort food recipes for you to try!
Comfort Food Entrees
Savory ground beef, onions, corn, peas, creamy mashed potatoes and freshly grated cheddar cheese make up our favorite shepherd’s pie recipe. Warm, filling and with all the familiar scents and flavors of home, Shepherd’s Pie has all the makings of great comfort food, and it’s perfect for the coldest winter night.
2. Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus with Yorkshire Pudding
Rich, marbled Prime Rib, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and onion, then seared and roasted low and slow to perfection. Serve with traditional Yorkshire Pudding and your favorite comfort food sides.
Tender, juicy chicken breasts are seasoned with garlic salt, paprika and pepper, then grilled and basted with homemade barbecue sauce. Serve with your favorite Mac & Cheese or Seasoned Steak Fries for a plate everyone will love.
4. Vidalia® Sweet Onion Meatloaf
Is there anything that spells “comfort food” quite like meatloaf? We think not. Vidalia® Sweet Onion Meatloaf brings back all the memories of the delightful scent of Mom’s meatloaf wafting through the house. Touting an ingredient list of just 9 ingredients and a 15 minutes prep time, this is one winter recipe you’ll want to make over and over again.
5. Ham and Cheese Flaky Pockets
Hot spiral cut ham, melty Swiss cheese, butter and honey, wrapped in a flaky crescent roll…It’s enough to make anyone’s mouth water. True comfort food at its finest, and with just 5 ingredients; this is one recipe you can sink your teeth into!
Comfort Food Sides
If meatloaf and shepherd’s pie are the hallmark entrees of comfort food, casseroles reign as king of comfort food side dishes. This recipe for Corn and Squash Casserole won our hearts with a flavorful ingredient list, easy preparation and delightfully savory dish worthy of every table.
Italian sausage, eggplant, creamy mozzarella, Romano and parmesan cheeses and dried oregano, this comfort food recipe requires only 6 ingredients and little time from start to finish! Eggplant may not be the first thing to enter your mind at the thought of comfort food, but give this recipe a shot. We know you’ll be a fan.
8. Mac & Cheese
There’s nothing childish about this creamy, four cheese macaroni. We think this is one of the best comfort food side dishes out there, and we challenge you to change our minds!
Fresh Idaho potatoes, baked with the skin on, then sliced and mixed with incredible spices and topped with bacon, sour cream, chives and cheddar cheese…what’s not to love?
Take comfort food to the next level with a side dish recipe you can heat and eat. Broccoli florets are covered with creamy cheddar and grated Romano cheeses for a recipe everyone in the family will enjoy.
Comfort Food Desserts
Dense chocolate pound cake, decadent chocolate ganache and drizzled with dark and milk chocolate. Rich and pretty, we think you’ll be hard pressed to find a more delightful comfort food dessert recipe.
12. Double Berry Bar
The perfect flaky crust and an explosion of flavor with blueberry and raspberry preserves, and whole blackberries make this one of our new favorite desserts.
13. Single Crust Fresh Peach Pie
Large, juicy peaches, butter, nutmeg, flour and sugar are mixed together and poured into a 9-inch unbaked pie crust, then baked to a warm masterpiece in this delightfully southern recipe. If there were a Best Comfort Food award for desserts, this recipe would take the cake. No pun intended.
Chopped apples, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon are just a few of the all-star ingredients in this flavorful dessert recipe. With only 20 minutes of prep and an hour to completion, you can mix this up and pop it in the oven just before you serve dinner for a perfectly timed tart.
15. Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream
Your “go-to” grill experts couldn’t very well share a list of our favorite recipes without a few nods to our favorite cooking method, could we? Our final nod to comfort food kings requires just four ingredients: peaches, brown sugar, butter and ice cream. (We recommend cinnamon ice cream!) You’re welcome.
Are you warming up yet? Tell us your favorite comfort food in the comments below, then do your shivering friends a favor and share on Facebook!
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