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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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When my wife is craving comfort food, I whip up my chicken potpie. It's easy to make, sticks to your ribs and delivers soul-satisfying flavor. —Nick Iverson, Taste of Home lead test cook
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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

Herbed Sour Cream Biscuits

Herbed Sour Cream Biscuits

Herbed Sour Cream Biscuits

"Being a student can make cooking impossible," writes Audrey Hurd of Fountain Hills, Arizona. "So I took an easy biscuit recipe and added an herb mixture of my own...and voila! These tender rolls make my quick home meals a real treat."

Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Here's a sandwich that does regular burgers one better—with a surprise pocket of cheddar! "The beef patties contain additional popular toppings, including ketchup, mustard and onions," lists Janet Wood of Windham, New Hampshire. "Whenever I serve these, though, folks enjoy finding the melted cheese most."
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Fontina Potatoes Au Gratin

Fontina Potatoes Au Gratin

Fontina Potatoes Au Gratin

We use a white sauce and mild fontina cheese to coat sliced potatoes in this casserole for two. It's rich and delicious!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Ribs

Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Ribs

Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Ribs

For eat-the-whole-rack ribs, start with a rub of chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne. Then slather on sweet peachy sauce. Keep the napkins coming. — Sue Ryon, Shorewood, Wisconsin

Vegetable Chicken Potpie

Vegetable Chicken Potpie

Vegetable Chicken Potpie

We briefly relocated to New Hampshire after 50 years in Ohio. One way we kept "close" to loved ones in the Midwest was by fixing family favorite like this.—Debbie Chilton, Madbury, New Hampshire

Buffalo Sloppy Joes for Two

Buffalo Sloppy Joes for Two

Buffalo Sloppy Joes for Two

Lean ground turkey makes this a lighter sloppy joe than the standard ground beef version. A hefty splash of hot sauce and optional blue cheese provide an authentic Buffalo-style flavor. —Maria Regakis, Saugus, Massachusetts

Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

Forget beef stew that takes all day to prepare. This version is just as tasty and it’s ready to eat in a fraction of the time! You’ll love the quick-cooking beef tips and loads of fresh veggies. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Caramel Nut Logs

Caramel Nut Logs

Caramel Nut Logs

It’s a good thing this recipe makes a lot—the wrapped logs never stick around long! They take a bit of effort to make but are well worth it. —Karen Haen, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Buttermilk Lemon Meringue Pie

Buttermilk Lemon Meringue Pie

Buttermilk Lemon Meringue Pie

For lemon lovers everywhere, this wonderful pie with a little tang beats lemon meringue every time, no contest. The compliments roll whenever I serve it. —Ellen Riley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee



Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

This warm and fruity sauce takes only minutes to make. It's a nice way to present frozen waffles or even pancakes and French toast. If you don't have cranberry juice, orange juice can be used.

Spiced Rhubarb

Spiced Rhubarb

Spiced Rhubarb

The recipe for Spiced Rhubarb's been in my family for years—it was handed down to me by my mother, who got it many decades ago from her mother. This dish is good either hot or cold...with a meal (it's delicious alongside pork or lamb) or just plain. I even like to spread it on my breakfast toast! As for me, I'm a country girl. I was born in the country, and I'm still here.

Four-Bean Supreme

Four-Bean Supreme

Four-Bean Supreme

This recipe has been in my family as long as anyone can remember. It's possible it came from Ireland with my great-great-grandparents.

Sunrise Frittata

Sunrise Frittata

Sunrise Frittata

“My family and friends find this hard to resist. It's an impressive dish to serve to brunch guests and is easy to prepare.” Josephine Piro - Easton, Pennsylvania

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Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

When I serve this easy mash, the bowl is always scraped clean. Before holiday feasts, I make it early and keep it warm in a slow cooker so I can focus on last-minute details. —Jill Thomas, Washington, Indiana

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

I thought cheesecake and pumpkin pie would be amazing together. This creamy combo won a prize in our local pie contest, so I guess the judges agreed! —Noel Ferry, Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Lemon Meringue Floats

Lemon Meringue Floats

Lemon Meringue Floats

I actually dreamed of this float idea one night, and woke up knowing I needed to make it. Thank you, Mr. Sandman! —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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