Craving comfort food? Check out this Ultimate Comfort Food list for 35 amazing recipes that you can make yourself, your family, or friends. This complete list includes everything from pasta, to soup, and even vegetarian options to ensure there is something for everyone!
- Cast iron chicken pot pie
- Lentil shepherds pie
- Slow cooker pulled pork
- Easy salisbury steak
- Italian style meatloaf
- Smoked meatloaf
- Green chili pork enchiladas
- Shrimp and grits
- Chicken and dumplings
- Creamy chicken pot pie noodles
- Instant pot beef and noodles
- Slow cooker chicken cacciatore
- Ricotta and spinach stuffed shells
- Baked ziti with Italian sausage
- Creamy parmesan pasta
- Classic Italian lasagna
- Aubergine lasagna
- One pot spaghetti and meatballs
- Bolognese sauce
- Lentil bolognese
- Lemon chicken spaghetti
- Homemade chicken noodle soup
- Instant pot stuffed pepper soup
- Cheddar broccoli soup
- French onion soup
- Creamy tomato soup
- Mediterranean beef stew
- Guinness beef stew
- Southern baked mac and cheese
- Pepper jack mac
- Carbonara mac and cheese
- Tater tot casserole
- Chicken bacon ranch casserole
- Southwest Chicken Chili
- Sweet Potato Turkey Chili
Cast iron chicken pot pie
Cast iron chicken pot pie is a tasty weeknight dinner idea. This easy one pan meal is filled with juicy chicken, mixed vegetables, and a creamy homemade sauce topped off with buttery, flaky jumbo biscuits!
Lentil shepherds pie
For my vegetarian friends out there, try this lentil shepherds pie that is the ultimate plant-based comfort food. Enjoy this hearty, vegetarian main dish any time of year for a hot and delicious meal the whole family will love.
Slow cooker pulled pork
Try this slow cooker pulled pork recipe that takes minimal prep for an easy weeknight dinner. Serve on buns or rolls for a tasty meal that's sure to please a crowd.
Easy salisbury steak
This delicious salisbury steak with mushroom gravy is a quick and easy favorite that is both hearty and savory. It can be on the table in just 30 minutes, so it's perfect for a delicious weeknight dinner.
Italian style meatloaf
This Italian Style Meatloaf recipe is infused with Italian herbs and parmesan cheese and topped off with marinara sauce. It's the perfect warm and filling meal when it's chilly outside and puts a nostalgic twist on a classic favorite.
Own a Traeger? Try this version of a smoked meatloaf wrapped in bacon that's tender, juicy, smokey, and topped with a tangy-sweet glaze.
Green chili pork enchiladas
For a quick dinner using your Instant Pot, check out these green chile pork enchiladas. Flavorful tender shredded pork is rolled inside low-carb tortillas with cheese and enchilada sauce.
Shrimp and grits
This easy shrimp and grits recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner! Creamy, cheesy southern grits are topped with shrimp that are sautéed in bacon fat and covered in a rich, smoky white bacon gravy.
Chicken and dumplings
This easy chicken and dumplings recipe is creamy, delicious, and made in just 30 minutes. The perfect dish to enjoy on a chilly night.
Creamy chicken pot pie noodles
These creamy chicken pot pie noodles give you all the taste of chicken pot pie but in noodle form! Filled with lots of vegetables, rotisserie chicken, and pasta that is cooked in a delicious, creamy sauce.
Instant pot beef and noodles
This quick and easy beef and noodles recipe is made right in the instant pot in just a fraction of the time. Full of tender seasoned bites of beef and tons of creamy noodles in under an hour!
Slow cooker chicken cacciatore
For an easy weeknight meal this slow cooker chicken cacciatore can't be beat -- just pop the ingredients in the slow cooker ahead of time and the dinner hour will be a snap!
Ricotta and spinach stuffed shells
This delicious ricotta and spinach stuffed shells recipe is made with a classic homemade marinara sauce and stuffed with three types of cheese. The perfect comfort food that can feed a crowd!
Baked ziti with Italian sausage
Baked ziti with sweet Italian sausage is a dinner the whole family will love! This flavorful dish can be made ahead of time and is great for sharing with guests or those in need.
Creamy parmesan pasta
This irresistible creamy parmesan pasta is the easiest dinner to whip up in well under 30 minutes. Add a few things to the instant pot and walk away; then stir in cream, parmesan, and spinach after cooking and dinner is served!
Classic Italian lasagna
This classic Italian lasagna recipe is just like mom used to make. Layered with a rich hearty meat sauce, herbed ricotta, and two different kinds of cheese. This delicious recipe is perfect for Sunday dinner!
Crunchy, cheesy, and intensely savory this aubergine lasagna is made with lentils & walnuts for an attractive alternative to the traditional meat lasagna.
One pot spaghetti and meatballs
This easy spaghetti and meatballs recipe finishes cooking together in one pot for a saucy pasta dinner that your whole family will love.
This bolognese sauce is a delicious, hearty meat sauce that can be made ahead, is freezer friendly, and a total crowd pleaser.
For a vegetarian version, try this lentil bolognese. Hearty, wholesome, and full of flavor for a healthy weeknight dinner for all of the family!
Lemon chicken spaghetti
If you're a big fan of lemon and chicken, you have to try this lemon chicken spaghetti. The tartness of the lemon paired with the smooth alfredo sauce will make you fall in love at first bite.
Homemade chicken noodle soup
This easy chicken noodle soup recipe is filled with juicy pieces of chicken, fresh vegetables, and even homemade noodles. The perfect pick when it's cold outside or you are feeling under the weather.
Instant pot stuffed pepper soup
This stuffed pepper soup is made right in the instant pot and is all the things you love about stuffed peppers in soup form. Full of ground beef, rice, and peppers this hearty soup is the perfect way to warm up on a cold and rainy day.
Cheddar broccoli soup
This Cheddar broccoli soup is the ultimate comfort food; made from scratch, amazingly cheesy, and extremely rich and creamy.
French onion soup
This easy french onion soup recipe is completely homemade and perfect for a chilly day! Caramelized onions, melty cheese, and crusty bread make this one of the best soups ever.
Creamy tomato soup
This creamy tomato soup is a quick and tasty weeknight meal. This blended soup is made extra creamy with mascarpone cheese melted right in. It's perfect with a loaf of fresh Italian bread or a crispy grilled cheese!
Mediterranean beef stew
If you like Mediterranean food, you will love this easily prepared Mediterranean beef stew. It is an easy one pot meal with cubes of beef, simmered in a rich tomato sauce with fresh vegetables and herbs.
Guinness beef stew
For another option, try this delicious Guinness beef stew. Full of juicy chunks of beef, potatoes, carrots, and turnips, this hearty meal is perfect on a cold night.
Southern baked mac and cheese
This southern baked mac and cheese has a crunchy, golden brown breadcrumb topping and is made with gruyere and white cheddar cheese. It's creamy, cheesy, and can be made ahead!
Pepper jack mac
Feeling zesty? Try this pepper jack mac for a creamy, zippy, delicious mac and cheese. Up the heat by adding sliced jalapeños!
Carbonara mac and cheese
For another tasty mac and cheese recipe, try this carbonara mac and cheese. This comfort food mash up is made with shell pasta that is doused in a rich and creamy carbonara style sauce and finished off with crispy bacon and even more cheese.
Tater tot casserole
This easy homemade tater tot casserole is made with lots of veggies, ground beef and crispy tater tots for a tasty, comforting meal that doesn't use a "cream of" soup!
Chicken bacon ranch casserole
For another casserole option, try this chicken bacon ranch casserole for an easy, dump and bake weeknight meal. Pasta, chicken, bacon, and peppers are mixed with a delicious alfredo ranch sauce, then baked with cheese until hot and bubbly.
Southwest Chicken Chili
Southwest chicken chili is a creamy, flavorful chili that is loaded with veggies and protein. Warm, comforting, and tasty… everything chili should be!
Sweet Potato Turkey Chili
For another tasty chili recipe, try this sweet potato turkey chili. This hearty and delicious chili is filled with ground turkey, sweet potatoes & black beans for a unique twist on a comfort food classic.