The chillier temperatures of the fall and winter season are definitely the perfect time for comfort food! Hearty, filling meals of this type bring a taste of home, elicit memories, and are filled with love. Whether you create them for your family or to share with others, this collection of 40 comfort food filled dishes is sure to inspire you to get in the kitchen and try something new this season.
Take a look through the mouthwatering selection below and add a few recipes to your “to-do” list! Which will you choose?
Acorn Squash Cheese Spread with Spinach and Artichokes – a creamy, luscious mixture that is perfect to spread all over a slice of crusty baguette.
BBQ Salsa Meatloaf – a tangy, slightly spicy meatloaf that will kick the classic up a notch!
Amish Chicken and Noodles – four simple ingredients pack a big flavor punch.
Beef Short Rib Bourguignon – a classic dish of beef slow braised in red wine!
Beer and Cheese Soup – pair with warm salted pretzels and you have a wonderful pub-inspired meal.
Banana Bread Pudding – with salted caramel bourbon sauce!
Celery Root Mashed Potatoes – the classic comfort food gets kicked up a level with celery root!
Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes – satisfy your buffalo chicken cravings with this fun twist.
Corn and Green Chile Chowder – a thick chowder loaded with bacon and green chiles.
Chocolate Ganache Tart – a dessert showstopper for the decadence record books.
Broccoli and Cheese Potato Soup – a lightened up version of the classic creamy soup.
Deep Dish Hot Fudge Brownie Sundaes – a chocoholic’s dream!
Hot Pastrami Sliders – Soft, buttery rolls are filled with pastrami and cheese for an irresistible bite.
Enchilada Pasta Casserole – spicy, cheesy, and oh so comforting.
Loaded Potato Soup – creamy soup loaded with baked potato toppings and gooey cheese!
Mac and Cheese Impossible Pie – a crust-less, quiche-like cheesy concoction.
Wild Mushroom Soup – warming bowls of mushroom deliciousness!
Mushroom Risotto – delicate and flavorful mushrooms are the perfect complement to a comforting risotto dish.
Mushroom Duxelles and Asparagus Grilled Cheese – crunchy, cheesy, and filled with vegetable goodness!
Pasta e Fagioli – a copycat recipe of an Italian food restaurant favorite.
Cheesy Ddukboki (spicy rice cakes) – a very distant cousin to baked ziti, this dish is filled with comfort.
Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce – a decadent red-orange pasta sauce coats noodles for a bowl you can’t resist digging into.
Quadruple Chocolate Shortbread Cookies – chocolate: the ultimate sweet comfort food, in cookie form!
Pimento Cheese and Bacon Burgers – a rich and decadent cheesy, melty burger!
Roasted Pork Tenderloin Over Sweet Potatoes – a combination of sweet and savory, with corn popping in every bite.
Roasted Red Pepper, Feta, and Olive Grilled Cheese – crunchy, creamy, tangy, and wonderful!
Sangria Stuffed French Toast – great for breakfast or brunch baked to glorious perfection.
Sausage, Mushroom, and Bacon Pasta – wonderful for a get-together: savory, spicy, and sure to please a crowd!
Skillet Chicken Stew – tender potatoes and a thick gravy make this meal a hearty treat.
Spaghetti alla Bolognese – a classic pasta dish everyone will enjoy.
Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash – savory stuffing packed into a sweet and tender squash.
Smoked Gouda Cauliflower Casserole – cauliflower smothered in cheese makes a perfect comfort food side dish!
Homemade Ramen Noodle Soup – warm up on a cool evening with this soup featuring long noodles!
White Bean and Spinach Soup – a comforting, one pot dish that can feed a crowd.
Twice Baked Chili Cheese Potatoes – a homemade version of chili cheese fries.
Quinoa Cakes with Garlic Kale – a filling, hearty, and versatile breakfast!
Beef, Butternut, and Potato Pie – a celebration of fall and winter squash, baked into a pie.
Triple Ginger Snaps – chewy cookies loaded with three styles of ginger.
Baked Pumpkin French Toast – a warm, comforting breakfast dish for the whole family.
Cheesy Potato Chard Bake – a deliciously rich vegetarian dish that can be used as a side or main course.