Comfort Food Recipes

For comfort food recipes like lasagna, potato casseroles, chicken soup, and meatloaf--just to name a few-- look no further. We have them all, tried and true, rated and reviewed.

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Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.37 stars
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This recipe was given to me by my friend Katie. It's a longtime favorite in her family.

Creamy Biscuits and Gravy

Rating: 4.68 stars
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This is a perfectly rich, great-tasting breakfast option for that occasional Sunday morning when you don't care about calories!

Chef John's Chicken a la King

Rating: 4.74 stars
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Chicken à la King is one of my favorite classic comfort foods. This recipe is easy to adapt--you can make it thicker or thinner by changing the amount of roux and having a little extra stock on hand. Usually I make this with leftovers from a large roasted chicken. Serve over pasta, toast, rice, or mashed potatoes.

Carol's Arroz Con Pollo

Rating: 4.32 stars
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Chicken served with seasoned rice.

Instant Pot® Pork Chops and Gravy

Rating: 4.49 stars
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I seldom use canned soup, but I make an exception for this. So moist and tender, pure comfort food!

Vietnamese Chicken and Long-Grain Rice Congee

Rating: 4.48 stars
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Congee is a much overlooked soup and a comfort food of a lot of Asian peoples. This recipe is flavorful, light, and goes down real easy when you are feeling a little out of the weather. It looks harder than it actually is. I usually just throw things together, go away, and wander into the kitchen later to see if it's done.

Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.51 stars
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This is a macaroni and cheese I first made 3 years ago when I was in California. When I got back to Texas I made it for my mom. This is now her favorite baked macaroni and cheese. She begs me to make it when I come to visit.

World's Best Lasagna

Rating: 4.8 stars
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It takes a little work, but it is worth it.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Rating: 4.55 stars
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This is my husband's favorite dish, and he considers it a special occasion every time I make it. The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It's a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add a green salad and French bread, and you have found the magic path to a man's heart. To avoid lumps in your sauce, add the milk just a little at a time as you stir the flour and butter. Experiment with different cheeses for variety.

Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Rating: 4.71 stars
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I made these up years ago and have been making them ever since. They are always a big hit. These potatoes make a wonderful side dish for any meal and are terrific heated up the next day for lunch.

Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole

Rating: 4.26 stars
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This is a delicious twist to broccoli, rice, and cheese casserole, and is VERY easy to make. You can also cut this in half. I use the 1 can cream of mushroom soup when I make half. You can also leave out the onion. It just gives it a little added flavor, but is still very good without it.

Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.49 stars
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I love the tangy tenderization that the buttermilk provides. After the buttermilk soak, dredge the chicken pieces in seasoned flour, and fry them in hot oil until crisp and cooked.
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Easy Meatloaf

Rating: 4.59 stars
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This is a very easy and no fail recipe for meatloaf. It won't take long to make at all, and it's quite good!