Comfort Food Recipes

Indulge in classic comfort food recipes featuring feel-good favorites like grilled cheese sandwiches, mashed potatoes, meatloaf, and casseroles.

Staff Picks

Easy Macaroni and Cheese Meals

Serve the comfort-food favorite for a main dish with a side salad, and dig in.

10 Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes With Few Ingredients

Whether you're in the mood for something classic or cozy, these easy pasta dinners are a perfect choice.

10+ Easy Pot Pie Recipes to Enjoy Tonight

Chicken pot pie may be the ultimate downhome food, but there's more to pot pie than just chicken and veggies. You might be tempted to reach for a frozen pie to pop in the oven, but there's no need. From cornbread-topped chili pot pie to a creamy crab version, we've served up plenty of ways to enjoy this classic dish. Roll up your sleeves, whip up one of these easy pot pies, and get ready to enjoy a comforting one-dish dinner.

30 Hearty Casseroles to Make This Week

The ultimate all-in-one meal, these comforting casseroles are sure to be a hit with your family.

Our 31 Best Meatloaf Recipes

From classic meatloaf like mom makes to meatloaf spaghetti, these recipes are sure to be dinner winners.

Best Slow-Cooker Soups and Stews

Make a meal that feeds a crowd with these satisfying recipes for slow-cooker soups and stews.

25+ Grandma-Approved Pies and Cobblers

To make sure you've got the best desserts on the block, turn to these vintage, time-tested recipes that even Grandma is sure to love. 

Our Best Pot Roast Recipes

Take your pick of any of these top-rated pot roast recipes and satisfy your family with the ultimate comfort food for dinner.

40 Heartwarming Chicken Soup Recipes

Nourish your soul with these comforting chicken soup recipes.

Copycat Panera Bread Mac and Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 1
The famously cheesy, kid-friendly side item on the Panera Bread menu has garnered popularity among customers of all ages. Now, you can enjoy the rich and saucy goodness of that white cheddar mac and cheese anytime, and in the comfort of your own kitchen. No need to crank up the oven either, this easy-to-prepare mac and cheese is made entirely on the stove top—in under thirty minutes. The cheese sauce is made with a combination of white cheddar and white American cheese that melt together to form a decadently thick and smooth sauce. We opted to use Dijon mustard instead of dried mustard for a subtle hint of spice to balance all the rich creaminess of the sauce. Even the pickiest of eaters in your family won’t be able to resist this simple mac and cheese recipe.
By Briana Riddock

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 2
Fluffy buttermilk biscuits top a sea of rich and creamy gravy in this comforting casserole.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Best Bread Pudding Recipes
Indulge in one of these top-rated bread pudding recipes when you need a luscious dessert that’s easy to make. (First, learn how to make the best bread pudding with our helpful guide.) Don't let stale baked goods go to waste—they can be rejuvenated into tasty bread pudding desserts that are perfect for a weekend brunch or potluck. 
42 Cozy Quick Breads to Make This Fall
As the weather cools down, warm your kitchen with the smell of these delicious fall loaves. These soft, moist breads deliver the rich, nutty, and warmly spiced flavors you crave this time of year, without overloading you with the sweetness of a cake. Perfect for a fall breakfast, dessert, or afternoon snack with a mug of coffee, these comforting quick breads are ready within hours of the craving striking—no proofing required. From pumpkin spice to apple cinnamon, indulge in all the irresistible flavors autumn has to offer.