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Comfort Food Stew Recipes

Try these savory comfort food stew recipes, including beef stew, goulash, chicken stew, cazuela, vegetable stew, mushroom stew, bean stew, dumpling stew and more.

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Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew

This hearty stew is a favorite with our family, along with a basket of homemade breadsticks. Since lentils don't require the long soaking time that dried beans do, you can begin making this dish just an hour before supper—not the night before!—Carol Wolfer, Lebanon, Oregon

Apple Beef Stew

Apple Beef Stew

Apple Beef Stew

Just about everyone has a recipe they know by heart. Well, this is mine. It's easy because all the ingredients (except the salt) are in measurements of two.

Baked Beef Stew

Baked Beef Stew

Baked Beef Stew

When I was growing up in Ohio, my mother often made this stew for Sunday dinner. She'd put it in the oven before we left for church, and I remember how pleasant it was to come home to such a wonderful aroma! No one ever was late sitting down at the table on those days!
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Mom's Beef Stew

Mom's Beef Stew

Mom's Beef Stew

This warming, stick-to-your-ribs main dish was one Mom relied on often to feed us 13 kids. Mildly seasoned with lots of satisfying ingredients like barley, potatoes and carrots in a tomato-beef broth, it still hits the spot on cold winter days. -Lucile H. Proctor, Panguitch, Utah

Ham and Bean Stew

Ham and Bean Stew

Ham and Bean Stew

You only need five ingredients to fix this thick and flavorful stew. It's so easy to make and always a favorite with my family. I top bowls of it with a sprinkling of shredded cheese. —Teresa D'Amato, East Granby, Connecticut

Hearty Baked Stew

Hearty Baked Stew

Hearty Baked Stew

My mother has been making this stew since the 1940s and prepared it for our family many times through the years. It's loaded with vegetables for wonderful flavor and pretty presentation. - Judith Wood, Fredericktown, Ohio

Italian Beef Stew

Italian Beef Stew

Italian Beef Stew

Looking for a heartwarming meal-in-one on a nippy autumn evening? Try this hearty stew from Margaret Peschke in Hadley, New York. Cubed steak makes it quick and economical. Tip: Combine leftover onion soup mix with 1-1/2 cups sour cream for a tasty dip, or with 3 cups water for soup.

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

This rich, hearty beef stew has a garden full of flavor with vegetables like cabbage, rutabaga and carrots. Mom knew this main dish is one that would suit us 11 kids. When we were all home, she'd throw in extra vegetables to stretch it. -Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan

Oven Chicken Stew

Oven Chicken Stew

Oven Chicken Stew

I grew up with this entree. It couldn't be easier to prepare, and it turns out delicious every time. -Phyllis Sheeley, Altona, Illinois

Pressure-Cooked Beef Stew

Pressure-Cooked Beef Stew

Pressure-Cooked Beef Stew

"I like to serve this twist on traditional stew with fresh rolls on crusty bread," tells Joanne Wright of Niles, Michigan. "The roast and vegetables cook quickly and make a comforting meal."

Quick Golden Stew

Quick Golden Stew

Quick Golden Stew

This complete meal can be prepared in a hurry. Yet it has a rich goodness that tastes like you fussed.
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