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Comfort Food Recipes

Cozy up with these comfort food recipes, including ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, appetizers, salads, soups and more.

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Talk about hearty. This veggie-packed clam chowder really satisfies. Butter up some crusty bread and you have yourself a complete meal. —Carol Bullick, Royersford, Pennsylvania
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Homey Mac & Cheese

Homey Mac & Cheese

Homey Mac & Cheese

I also call this "My Grandson's Mac & Cheese." Zachary has been to Iraq and Afghanistan with both the Marines and Navy, and I've been privileged to make his favorite casserole for him for over 20 years. —Alice Beardsell, Osprey, Florida

Quick Coconut Cream Pie

Quick Coconut Cream Pie

Quick Coconut Cream Pie

I've found a way to make coconut cream pie without a lot of fuss and still get terrific flavor. Using a convenient purchased crust, instant pudding and frozen whipped topping, I can enjoy an old-time dessert even when time is short.

Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Marinades sometimes use coffee or espresso, and that inspired me to try tea and apple juice to perk up a sauce. Read more on my food blog at wildflourskitchen.com. —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey
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Hearty Turkey Chili

Hearty Turkey Chili

Hearty Turkey Chili

“My mother-in-law introduced our family to this chili a few years ago, and we can't seem to get enough of it!” It makes a lot, so why not freeze extra portions for warming lunches or dinners on hectic nights ahead? Judy Niemeyer - Brenham, Texas

Pineapple Banana Bread with Walnuts

Pineapple Banana Bread with Walnuts

Pineapple Banana Bread with Walnuts

This versatile bread can be enjoyed as a breakfast treat or simple dessert. My mother gave me the recipe. It was one of her church potluck favorites. It freezes well, too.—Grace Gibbons, Melbourne, Florida

Garlic-Almond Green Beans

Garlic-Almond Green Beans

Garlic-Almond Green Beans

Garlic-Almond Green Beans is her family’s favorite way to eat this popular vegetable, writes Genny Monchamp from Redding, California. “The beans stay so bright and crisp. To speed things up even more, you could use frozen green beans instead of fresh.”

Wild Rice Chicken Soup

Wild Rice Chicken Soup

Wild Rice Chicken Soup

This hearty soup from our Test Kitchen is chock-full of tender thigh meat and veggies, pleasantly seasoned with savory and garlic.

Ultimate Bacon-Maple French Toast

Ultimate Bacon-Maple French Toast

Ultimate Bacon-Maple French Toast

A savory update on baked French toast, this is an easy make-ahead dish that is excellent for brunch and showers. The combination of maple syrup, bacon and nuts makes it impressive and satisfying.—John Whitehead, Greenville, South Carolina

Maple-Glazed Apple Pie

Maple-Glazed Apple Pie

Maple-Glazed Apple Pie

Even though we've lived in Florida for 3 years, I still feel like a "Vermonter". My parents send us a bushel of Vermont apples each fall, and we try to visit in the spring to do some sugaring. People always seem to love this pie.

Reuben Roll-Ups

Reuben Roll-Ups

Reuben Roll-Ups

"This recipe turns the popular Reuben sandwich into an interesting and hearty snack," explains field editor Patricia D Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "We love these roll-ups at our house."



Smokin' Spiced Corn

Smokin' Spiced Corn

Smokin' Spiced Corn

My dad, the family gardener, grew corn in abundance, so it graced our table A LOT. This is one of the ways my grandmother spiced it up on the grill. —Shirley Hodge, Bangor, Pennsylvania

Pistachio Lettuce Salad

Pistachio Lettuce Salad

Pistachio Lettuce Salad

This colorful salad is topped with a drizzle of delicious honey-and-ginger vinaigrette. You’re sure to bring home an empty bowl.

Ginger Cardamom Tea

Ginger Cardamom Tea

Ginger Cardamom Tea

When the weather starts to turn cold, I like to add something warm and spicy to my tea, like ginger and cardamom. A big thermos of this is just the thing for a long afternoon of raking leaves. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Custard Meringue Pie

Custard Meringue Pie

Custard Meringue Pie

Each bite of this light and fluffy pie will nearly melt in your mouth. The cracker-crumb crust holds a smooth vanilla filling topped with an airy meringue and a sprinkling of more crumbs. Everyone will crave a second slice! -Nancy Holland, Morgan Hill, California

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Creamy Dijon Chicken

Creamy Dijon Chicken

Creamy Dijon Chicken

This chicken dish is extremely fast and economical. It makes a nice sauce that works well over brown rice or wide noodles. If you want extra sauce for leftovers, double the recipe. —Irene Boffo, Fountain Hills, Arizona

Blueberry, Basil and Goat Cheese Pie

Blueberry, Basil and Goat Cheese Pie

Blueberry, Basil and Goat Cheese Pie

For a good friend moving to L.A., I made a galette of blueberries, creamy goat cheese and fresh basil. Bake one, share it and start a precious memory. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Basil BLTs

Basil BLTs

Basil BLTs

Everybody goes for the bacon in this impressive sandwich. If you’ve got a garden, harvest your fresh tomatoes and basil and pile them on. —Alisa Lewis, Veradale, Washington
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