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Comfort Food Dinner Recipes

These comfort food dinner recipes will fill your stomach and warm your heart, with dishes including rice, potatoes, sloppy joes, ribs, pot roast, casserole, meat loaf, burgers, pork chops, stew, strata, stuffing, tenderloin, chicken dinners, potpies and more.

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I created this recipe when my children were young and "meat loaf shy". They loved the potato surprise inside and the sauce that has a mild zip. Occasionally, I tuck canned green beans in the center of the potatoes to create a one-dish meal. -Dava Beck, Amarillo, Texas
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Rosemary-Orange Roasted Chicken

Rosemary-Orange Roasted Chicken

Rosemary-Orange Roasted Chicken

Guests will fall in love at first sight of this impressive citrus and savory herb roasted chicken—a big hit when my best friend’s mom came for a visit. —Sarah Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

Bean and Meat Loaf

Bean and Meat Loaf

Bean and Meat Loaf

When I make meat loaf, I usually just mix together whatever I have on hand. One time I added leftover kidney beans I had in the fridge, and my family loved the meat loaf's soft texture. Now it's our favorite. —Patricia Zwerk of Tucson, Arizona

Apple Stuffed Chicken

Apple Stuffed Chicken

Apple Stuffed Chicken

A friend served this chicken when we were over for dinner, and we enjoyed it so much I asked for the recipe. There are many chicken farms in this area, so I'm always on the lookout for new chicken recipes.
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Mustard & Apricot-Glazed Ham

Mustard & Apricot-Glazed Ham

Mustard & Apricot-Glazed Ham

Glazing a bone-in ham with apricot jam gives it an attractive look and delicious flavor. It's the star of many of our Sunday suppers.—Galelah Dowell, Fairland, Oklahoma

Cheesy Fish Fillets with Spinach

Cheesy Fish Fillets with Spinach

Cheesy Fish Fillets with Spinach

If you have trouble coaxing children to eat spinach, this fast-to-fix dish might be the solution. The cheese sauce works for me every time!

Sausage Potato Lasagna

Sausage Potato Lasagna

Sausage Potato Lasagna

I decided to pair up two of my favorites - lasagna and potatoes - in this scrumptious dish. Sliced potatoes take the place of noodles, and the comforting blend of flavors is sure to please anyone with a hearty appetite. -Melissa Pokorny, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Dad's Favorite Barbecue Meat Loaves

Dad's Favorite Barbecue Meat Loaves

Dad's Favorite Barbecue Meat Loaves

It may sound old-fashioned, but it warms my heart to serve dishes that make my family and friends happy. This recipe does just that, and then some. —Leta Winters, Johnson City, Tennessee

Rich Italian Pasta Sauce

Rich Italian Pasta Sauce

Rich Italian Pasta Sauce

“I got this recipe 25 years ago from my boyfriend's Italian barber. I've adjusted it a little and now it's my specialty,” writes Jeannie Peirce of Brentwood, California. Whip it up for dinner tonight and freeze any remaing sauce for later.

Zucchini Hamburger Pie

Zucchini Hamburger Pie

Zucchini Hamburger Pie

This is a family favorite handed down from my dear aunt. It is such a hearty pie that it satisfies the appetite well. And my family has always enjoyed the idea of having pie for supper! —Eloise Swisher, Roseville, Illinois

Old-World Pork Roast

Old-World Pork Roast

Old-World Pork Roast

I REMEMBER this recipe from my childhood. My German grandmother made this roast every Sunday - it was our equivalent to everyone else's customary fried chicken dinner. There were many happy times spent around Grandma's kitchen table enjoying this tasty meal. -Mary Ann Morgan, Cedartown, Georgia

Honey-Mustard Chicken Pasta

Honey-Mustard Chicken Pasta

Honey-Mustard Chicken Pasta

“In the six years that we have been married, my husband and I have lived in five countries on three continents,” writes Rebecca Lentz of Chattanooga, Tennessee. “This dish has proved to be a winner wherever in the world we have been.”
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